Now how about Flash Player?
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Now how about Flash Player?
Hmm... that's a tough one. How would Google, the handler of VirusTotal, deal with Chrome, another Google product.
Would Google act in their own best interests? I'm stumped...
So MS sells them for $70, and the pirates sell for $30. MS then sells for $30, and the pirates drop to $10.
Not a winning strategy, but I agree that at some price point some portion of people are going to be willing to pay for the security of having a genuine MS product rather than a questionable purchase. The problem remains with the folks who are always going to want to pay as little as they can get away with.
Before California gets too high and mighty here, I just had a buddy purchase a Cisco ASA firewall on eBay cheap. He turns it on and finds it has a configuration already in place. Turns out it is from the California Department of Parks & Recreation. No wipe, and the thing was on their network as recently as October 2014. Shining example of security awareness right there.
There was a story of an American microbrewery that was using a drone to deliver 12 packs? of beer to ice fishermen in the Great Lakes region, but the plug was pulled on it once the FAA heard about it. http://abcnews.go.com/US/faa-slaps-drone-beer-delivery-service-ice-fishermen/story?id=22314625
How much C4 equals the weight of a 12 pack of beer?
I believe El Reg had an article on how the thought of shooting down a drone easily was a fallacy, at least with rifles/shotguns. It was a topic brought up in the hysteria cloud of Amazon's drone package delivery daydream.
I seed my PC with some random Mali family's photos and set the default Windows OS to Swedish to throw people off my trail.
Really? TFA for servers is like a unicorn: I've heard of it, and seen some illustrations of it, but I've never come across it in real life.
Do I really work in a bubble?
These NORK idiots just made it my patriotic duty to go see this movie, when in fact I had no intention to do so. Thanks a lot, Un!
What could be more American than being anti-public transportation?
On behalf of my country, let me apologize for this whole Black Friday nonsense. Many in the States are sickened by the behaviors it causes. Personally I take great pride in not even stepping foot out the door on most Black Fridays (my government agency has the day off), but this year I was dragged out to help my mother-in-law purchase a new vehicle. The Big Three auto manufacturers here decided to jump on the Black Friday bandwagon, and were offering supposed discounts and specials. Ford was offering a $1000 Amazon gift card with any new car purchase, but of course the dolts here don't conclude that it would be far simpler to just have Ford take that amount off the purchase price of the car in the first place. Like the Amazon gift card magically appears out of nowhere...
GM was offering 20% off leftover 2014 models, which according to a buddy who works for a GM dealership, was a great deal if you could find a leftover that fit your needs. Thus, I agreed to go help negotiate.
Can anyone provide some background on the origins of the image that accompanies these stories about FB, of the woman with the FB logo painted on her face? Just wondering where this scene came from. It appears El Reg may have added the FB logo from what I can gather from TinEye. I've tried to track down info using Google and haven't had much success.
I saw this guy speak at a security conference in Albany NY this summer. He was as exciting and dynamic as moss. Might have punched things up a bit if he took the opportunity to mention this idea during his 25 minutes snoozefest on stage.
Well, there's goes our plan to develop Stuxnet II...
There's no way this can be reported correctly as there is no trail back to Microsoft being the root cause of the problem.
Although having discussed their viewpoints on the Ukraine situation, it's probably too late to save them.
So apparently the brains of Anonymous have been scooped up in previous raids, leaving just the tech dregs to carry on the work. Time to close shop or hire new talent.
So the takeaway is that GMO wheat should be showing up on Chinese dinner plates in the near future. Got it.
People complain to the POTUS like he actually has some control over the apparatus at this point. It's so cute.
I actually think Samsung is onto something with the focus on physical robustness. The ability to claim to be 'water resistant' is compelling to me. Next up should be innovation improving the ability of the display to withstand drops, or at least allow a cheap and easy way to repair it. Both of those are on most folks' wish lists. Allow me to uninstall the Samsung bloatware and I'm ecstatic.
Thank goodness there was no mouthful of beverage in the mix while reading this...
Visiting Fedex.com and attempting a blank logon in order to kick over to their SSL site, Netcraft reports the following: "The site offered the Heartbeat TLS extension prior to the Heartbleed disclosure, but is using a new certificate and no longer offers Heartbeat."
So it sounds like they've now addressed it, no?
Computer student who through curiosity tested and discovered the issue was real, then was naively excited by the possibility that his actions could somehow propel him to notoriety and fame in his field?
Add two zeroes to those California fines and then you're in the ballpark for something that will help cut back on the manslaughter-waiting-to-happen situations.
Our new secretary to the HR director, when moving her stuff into the retired secretary's desk, reported finding several love notes between the retired HR secretary and the former director of HR. Everyone who knew both of them were somewhat surprised by that.
I really do want to know what all the apps are up to on my Android, but I get the feeling that if I partner with Mr. McAfee on this venture, I'll have a few scantily clad women of questionable reputation hanging around my phone, with the phone eventually being found murdered in some Central American country under very suspicious circumstances.
Because paying the ransom always solves the problem and makes the extortionists go away.
And yet the one incident we had centered around Microsoft Silverlight, and not Java. Go figure.
"I once saw angels come down from the sky, preaching peace and love, then fight godzilla in a glorious and beautiful clash, scored by Pink Floyd. Second year chem, making LSD."
I'm pretty sure that same show got a replay at the Nelson Mandela memorial service by some guy flapping his hands at the front.
The missing conclusion here is that Dr. Halstead wasn't acutely aware of the impact and potential effects, whereas this supposedly intelligent gentleman Jack had the benefit of societal knowledge of the likely outcomes... and chose to ignore them.
If you really want to impress me, sit in your car in an enclosed garage for 30 minutes, then emerge and tell me how unrealistic a threat pollution emissions are.
All the smart money has been moved to Bitcoins.
Go home... you're drunk.
Time to move the operation to Venezuela or Ecuador. I hear they might have a soft spot for this sort of dilemma.
I remember when we first started rolling out distributed computing devices and mothballing the green screen terminals. We had PC training classes for staff. In my session, as we were covering how to log into the PC, one lady alerted the instructor to the fact her PC wasn't working because her pointer wasn't able to move. I looked up to see the woman holding the mouse about a foot off the desk surface, hovering it in mid air, and just trying a combination of 3D motions with the mouse. The ball of the mouse wasn't in contact with anything, and thus there was no movement of the pointer.
Let me know how that Flash ban goes. I foresee pitchforks and torches-wielding crowds outside someone's cubicle.
BS charge for a BS offense.
Are we to infer from the story this was a Chinese crim?
"Read better" - hmm. By that you mean read only Musk's account and not the journalist's account.
And as we all know from reading accounts of people driving into lakes using GPS, Apple phones inflating the bars of cell signal strength, Nissan's TPMS systems reporting low tire pressures when actually the aluminum wheels corroded around the TPMS sensors and interfered with their operation, BMWs that their oil level sensors report oil overfills or low oil when their oil levels are fine.... telemetry is always fail-proof and 100% accurate.
The Riddler has popped up, this time in Japan.
It makes as much sense to rely on foreign-made equipment for the critical infrastructure of your nation's defenses as it does to outsource your spy network. If you want it done in a way you trust, you do it yourself.
No one should have raised an eyebrow when China announced the Red Flag Linux initiative. Nor should people be surprised by other nations' objections to RIM being in charge of their communication, or the US dictating their Internet access.
It all boils down to: who do you trust? Anyone who is trusting the Chinese these days are fools.
A place where Hezbollah sticks out? Or is it where a a paranoid delusional oddball would better fit in with the existing paranoid and delusional armed populace?
Even if your banking website is vulnerable, you still get an 'A'...
Version 7 Update 7 is out. Oracle: "Problem? What problem?"
Secunia's OSI and PSI products are items I preach to every home user I come in contact with. For friends and relatives, I'll show them how to use those simple, free products to make sure their software is updated. Skype is always a problem because inexplicably Skype requires you to log into your account before you download the software update. This is a hurdle when the Skype user of the house isn't present when you attempt to update the software. Why not just let a user download the patch/update without logging into their Skype account?
I'm sure CSIS sees the revelation of the hardcoded URLs as giving away proprietary info that gives them an advantage, and thus they'd lose their chance at getting a few panicked users to buy licenses of their product. It'll come out once an independent gets their hands on it.
I was waiting for the hypocrisy of the Maldives situation to enter into this...
Well, that would explain why they're such bad dressers.
If I was the alleged hacker's lawyer, I'd use that Tweet to my advantage, that's for sure.