10 posts • joined Monday 12th February 2007 05:46 GMT
So Telstra caused the compromise to occur, rather than wait for it to happen? Sorry to be a pedant but it peeves me when people use the word proactive when they mean reactive but quicker. Actually it annoys me when people use the word at all.
Really? A typo in the subtitle?
Big Google? Not likely
Ashlee I really enjoyed your article. I have serious concerns with data privacy but I don't fear Google collecting my buying habits. Mixing private and public use of behavioral data into the one category is a mistake.
Private use of data (google, amazon et al) is benign or laughable at worst and beneficial at best. It saves me time rummaging around for what I want to buy when I log into my amazon account (although it bums me to be reminded that I am in fact a stereotype).
The real danger is government use of this data. They're the ones with the coercive power to do nasty things with the data. All a company can do is beg me to buy something it sells. Only when the companies give their data over to the government does it become a real threat to our lives. Or of course when they lose a laptop with my bank details on it.
How does it work?
I haven't seen anyone mention how the redirect to download PLAY_MP3.exe is performed. The post you link to as well as the mcafee write up doesn't explain the mechanics. Anyone have any clues?
Any point you may have had in your post was lost in insults. Next time, why not try to make a point against the claims of the expert as opposed to just calling them retards?
Spot on Mr. Barker
Comments pages are rife with spotty little anger merchants who seem to spend their spare time getting indignant.
Seems like if you open up a comment facility you are just asking for your site to be littered with screaming incoherence.
I was a little surprised by the lack of footnotes to support the premise that some are claiming ESP in Whales but I didn't immedietely feel that we needed to hang Dr Juan's head on the closest pike.
Grow up children.
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