Re: 10kΩ vs 56kΩ resistors
It's a pull-up resistor on the Vbus (+5V) line, acting as a type of signalling for the benefit of legacy devices.
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It's a pull-up resistor on the Vbus (+5V) line, acting as a type of signalling for the benefit of legacy devices.
After all, if you were Naver, would you happy about the risk of your business being linked in some people's minds to the bucket of fail that is HP?
Now then, anyone want to monitor the network activity of a Nest Cam when powered off?
What, like the authors of a scary "it's watching you 24/7!!!" report, who took the time to measure the current drain of the camera but couldn't be bothered to look at the network traffic to see if it really was transmitting video when switched off? It would have taken about 30s, not even requiring any equipment as specialised as the multimeter they seem to have managed to find in a drawer. But then they might not have got the result they needed to get the story slavishly reproduced by journos just ahead of Thanksgiving...
Senior managers don't tell devs to do brain-dead things like bundling private keys with root certificates. Maybe they're responsible for trimming software engineering budgets to the point where they can only afford to employ monkeys, but it's the monkeys committing these particular cock-ups.
Really looking forward to hearing the usual fanbois' justification of this one.
Jeez, why can't people read a spec page? It has a dual card slot that can take a micro SIM in one slot, and either a micro SD card or a nano SIM in the other.
Just had a look at the Netflix site. Not very forthcoming with what they actually have on offer. I want to see their whole catalogue before parting with money.
Why not take them up on their free trial offer, then?
Also the typecover is inappropriate for the particular environment. There is no desk to place the device on and Surface with keyboard attached does not work well on a lap
Half true; those flight crews flying a sidestick-equipped Airbus have a very nice little table each, thank you very much!
I'll bet that those tablets continue to be sold on Amazon, regardless of feedback or complaints. IME and from their own products reviews Amazon show zero interest when informed of fake, misrepresented or downright dangerous goods flogged through their site. Try finding a "GENUINE xxxx" mobile phone charger for instance. They really should accept some responsibility for what's sold on their platform.
US corporation with close ties to Government produces baseband processors with a previously unknown "flaw" that facilitates MITM attacks against millions of handsets from multiple manufacturers? Sometimes just because you're paranoid...
Green and red cables are a risk factor - especially as they are defining two extremes of network safety.
It is not uncommon to find males who cannot distinguish the two colours. We had a colleague who was afflicted in that way. We used to sit him down with our test GUIs to see if there was anything that he saw as ambiguous. When driving he had to interpret traffic lights by their known configuration.
Maybe he was having you on somewhat; it's for precisely this reason that the "green" traffic light colour actually has masses of blue in it. There may not be as obvious a difference between red and "green" as there is to a non-colour blind person, but it isn't necessary to rely just on position.
The fixed costs of providing and maintaining your line, and any kit they supply, perhaps?
What the linked article actually says is:
"Albert Einstein predicted a century ago that time would pass more slowly close to a massive object. It has been verified experimentally, most significantly in 1976 when a hydrogen maser atomic clock on Gravity Probe A was launched 10 000 km into space, confirming the prediction to within 140 parts in a million."
Which I'm sure we can all agree makes a lot more sense than the plain wrong version in the report.
Just to add to my previous comment, my Storm received its first CyanogenOS update OTA today, just a week after it was shipped - so Wileyfox is looking promising so far.
On the battery life, it's probably the weakest part of the phone IMO. It lasts a full day with moderate use, but isn't as good as I'd like. But then I'm one of those strange people who'd prefer the phone to be 1mm thicker and have twice the battery capacity.
No other Android vendor has made a comparable commitment.
I seem to recall reading, on this very site, that Google have made the same commitment for their Nexus devices? Actually I would be surprised if BlackBerry were committing to work on and issue updates to core Android independently of Google and the AOSP.
As a Wileyfox Storm owner I hope that they will. Since they're using vanilla CyanogenOS (just with a custom theme added), which is updated frequently, I'd have thought they should be able to.
I understand the frustration, but you're aiming at the wrong target here, surely? I'm sure the Netflix (many other video streaming services are available) users are equally pissed of that all they're seeing is buffering messages. The real problem is the ISP provisioning inadequate backhaul for the customers it has; it's not as if streaming has appeared out of nowhere, or is likely to go away.
Surely any of their customers who have a clue about this kind of thing will have walked long ago?
I hardly think they'd "done all the work" if the reports here of the appallingly poor measures implemented to protect stored customer data are accurate.
Class actions have only been introduced for competition cases. So no help here.
It looks like it would be quite simple to do - just introduce strict liability for security breaches facilitated by hacks that corporations could have known about if they'd signed up to CISA, but outrageously and negligently had failed to do.
Why anybody other than a spook would think it's acceptable to withhold information on security risks unless those at risk agree to totally destroy their customers' privacy is beyond me.
They seem to have forgotten that their purpose is to agregate risk and provide cover for the unfortunate *irrespective of their risk*, rather than attempting to provide cover only for those fortunate enough to be unlikely ever to need it.
That might well be a worthy social aim and something social security programmes should address, but it's not the purpose of insurance companies - they exist to provide financial compensation to individual customers for known risks, should that risk materialise. The purpose of aggregating many individual risks is to enable the company to bear the cost of individually large, but unlikely, payouts; each risk should in principle be priced as accurately as possible.
The nearer a risk gets to being a certainty rather than a possibility the more expensive it is to cover that risk, and for any sane insurer the price for doing so will increase. A fact that is very obvious to young and inexperienced drivers, for example.
Sooner or later their alumni may find themselves unemployable as nobody will like to risk getting them on-board (as every former student may have the "insider" knowledge).
By that logic any employee of a company that enforced its IP rights would be at risk of being unemployable by any company downstream of them in the supply chain. Fortunately for everybody concerned the world just doesn't work like that.
Indeed; one of the major irritations for me with Google Now is having to say "OK, Google". Rather than something more accurate like "Oy, Shitforbrains!"
On Android you'd have to have Now set to listen on any screen, not just the search one. And even though you have headphones on, somehow miss the initial beep, and any subsequentbeeps/acknowledgments/prompts that follow most queries. And not look at the phone's screen. It's an interesting attack, but not very practical - which is presumably why it's being revealed to mere citizens rather than reserved for use by the State.
What has suddenly changed?
I don't know, but as a taxpayer I'm f***ing delighted that they've finally stopped wasting so much money on this sideshow when, so they tell us, budget constraints mean that even some basic policing functions are unaffordable.
1) The crims aren't going to be able to clone the chip, so usable copies of your card aren't going to be flying around the world within seconds of a theft;
2) The ability to make devices able to communicate with the NFC element over distances of a couple of metres is irrelevant to the question of whether inadvertent payments are possible; the readers in payment terminals (deliberately) only work over ranges of a few centimetres.
Meanwhile VM are rolling out 200Mb to homes across the half of the country that's already been cabled by their bankrupt predecessor companies.
Or just wait for The Big One?
and a jar of Vaseline is well within my limited budget
I'd also be happy to supply a handful of grit to finish it off nicely.
It's hardly likely that a regulated near-monopoly business unit of BT would magically be allowed to become an unregulated near-monopoly standalone company, is it?
That's (part of) what Safe Harbour does. It seems the ECJ doesn't agree that your principles are adequate.
Thereby demonstrating either incredible ineptitude in the arts of secrecy or incredible cunning in the same.
Nobody really bothers trying to keep the exterior of secret facilities secret any more - complete waste of time with modern reconnaissance technology and the length of time these facilities are supposed to remain secure. However against this trend some organisations do still try to conceal the location of their key sites; National Grid's national control centre being one example, about a mile away from me. We all know where and what it is, guys!
Unless something radical has charged with this update, a Nexus doesn't auto-update the operating system - it asks for permission first.
It's actually more like 0.7% of the US population that's in prison, not 2.5%. Which admittedly is still pretty ridiculous: >20% of the world's prison population in a country with just 4% of the world's population.
Hopefully that was intended to be ironic.
Should be safe as long as there's no funding from the BBC, and Google's not involved. Although I'm not sure whether we're allowed to look at pictures of the car without paying a licence fee to the images' rights holders; doubtless we'll be informed whether we're criminal freetards soon enough...
I suggest that what's actually likely to happen is that automated driving will become the norm, but for many years regulators will insist that a fully licensed driver is in place at all times to take control (and any legal blame) when things go wrong. Just like in the civil airliner business. And just like in that industry, in practice the fully trained, fully licensed, bored and inattentive, totally out of practice, meatbag will be dropped in it at zero notice and will stuff up the save. And the subsequent crash will be put down to human error.
Overall car miles driven will increase if there's a large move to summon-on-demand, so other things being equal the practical lifespan of cars will decrease. Also people are going to be a lot less forgiving of minor faults that they'd just put with in their own geriatric vehicle, so the fleet of shared cars will have to be quite young, much as hire cars are now. And if shared-use-on-demand really takes off then demand for those ex-fleet vehicles will be low and they're going to effectively become worthless at a much younger age than current vehicles.
Hopefully autonomous cars will crash less often, so that will work in the opposite direction and reduce new vehicle sales.
All in all I don't think it's at all clear that this new ownership model will be bad for car manufacturers. It might well turn out to be another acceleration of the disposable consumer society that's been developed for other consumer durables.
Sounds a bit self-defeating to block Content Delivery Networks at your router. Or perhaps you're confusing your Alexa with your Akamai?
Plusnet are one of the few consumer ISPs that are quite friendly when it comes to using your own router.
Can't say I've noticed any problems overnight, but maybe it's because my router's configured to use two different DNS providers?
At some point they're going to have to concentrate on adding fresh content, or their existing subscribers will be drifting away once they've watched all the Sons of Anarchy episodes or whatever it was that so excited them on Day 1.
I think I've used a premium text service once in my life - for an HPI check on a car I was buying. Other than that I've had no use for the things, and (for me) they just represent an unnecessary attack surface. I'd be only to delighted to have my service provider block all such premium texts, but of course that's supposedly impossible...
Trying to shift the blame for a poor software design process and/or bad software design decision onto accountants who wouldn't even know what a root log-in is doesn't help anyone.
I'd hoped to hear that it would take them a while to get around to this fairly minor breach owing to the effort they were putting into the rather more outrageous Windows 10 (and now 7/8 as well) "telemetry" privacy invasions. Alas not, it seems.
Given Apple's prudish tendencies, presumably even mainstream fare like Game of Thrones or The Tudors would be beyond the pale - far too many nips and butt cheeks!
From personal experience, albeit a few years ago now, I would say that you're taking out of your arse.
The issue isn't the undoubted effectiveness of the GAU-8; it's the ability of the A10 to survive over the modern battlefield. ISIS is pretty much an edge case.
1. I agree. That's why I mentioned the initial beach.
2, 3, 5. These all existed, or were perfectly feasible to do, without IT, let alone the internet.
4. You got a source for the "crowdsourcing"?
As for me having the temerity to comment on this, you may recall that it wasn't me who said that they wished they didn't have to hear any more about this while simultaneously writing about it, so I'll feel free to read and comment without asking your permission, if that's OK.
If you can't think why, or don't know what Ashley Madison is by now, then you must have been living under a rock for the past month – and we'd be grateful if you could let us join you.
Nobody's forcing you to write story after story about this fiasco, which doesn't really have that much of an IT angle anyway beyond the breach itself. It does make for fine salacious clickbait, of course, and drives the page views up, which is doubtless the kind of calculation the Daily Mails of this world are using...