outsourced to the incompetent?
2032 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
a) the target site having comments enabled - check
b) the site admin being oblivious enough to click a dodgy link, however the attacker presents it to them. - uncheck.
I do a who is on source IP and based on the results block the IP or a subnet.
Anyone that admins a Wordpress site and does click on links within a spam comment shouldn't own a computer let alone admin a Wordpress install.
I updated anyway.
sell multi-player games for Windows 10.
It is probably cheaper and easier to integrate an anti-cheat system in the OS than every multi-player game they develop. I suspect this anti cheat code will not prevent cheating in third party games, only those available from the MS store. I don't associate Microsoft with altruism.
Yes of course. I don't think clearly sometimes. And occasionally the point goes so far over my head it may as well be part of the CMB.
At least I will always have access to my passwords even if someone else does too.
Have an up vote for making me realise how I should pay more attention and think after my first coffee of the morning and not before it.
Point is, if it all goes tits up... I will know where I am, where I am going and how to get there.. Unless I am on a plane, or a boat or in some other place that requires GPS to know where it is at.
I did not say GPS was useless nor am I denying GPS has many uses. I think it is pretty awesome. However, I don't need or use it. It is another thinking bypass for most people. I prefer my thinking NOT to be bypassed.
It seems 63 people missed my point. I am not a sailor. I do not provide location services to others. I don't need GPS.
For a site that is for IT professionals, I am surprised that my post was so misinterpreted by so many.
My faith in the future of IT and the people that will provide services based on IT is now at an all time low.
Normally, although not always, if ones email address becomes publicly available it will be spammed.
Now if one uses a different email address for any accounts one wishes to remain secure for example email@example.com for paypal or firstname.lastname@example.org for amazon etc. if any spam hits those email addresses, it is a good indicator of that email address being in the public domain.
My 9-10 year old Iomega IX2 Storcenter to something quicker and newer. I worry about a hardware fail. Not disks.
I replaced 1 drive in that time.. I guess I is lucky.
The thing has never really been switched off since I bought it. I have powered it down to move it a few times. It is isolated from the Internet.
The new thing I get would also be isolated from the Internet.
I can understand the average home user leaving default settings in place on a NAS and not configuring their router to block all WAN ingress to anything but a specified IP address or DMZ (I have a web/mail server under my desk) and actually needing an anti-virus solution because of the silly things they do though.
Such API's should not exist. At least those that parse the email content.
Almost everyone with a gmail account then.
Those users who are not smart enough to tag an email as spam or open, read and click on links in emails from unknown sources, well what can I say?
Yes AC, I thought is was obvious because it fskn is!
I am self taught, I have no qualifications except a C&G in 'C' applications programming from the early 90's. I am not even sure what I am doing most of the time. And when my code works I am sometimes surprised.
I expect someone with a university degree who is a database admin to have a clue, and teaching them to 'suck eggs' so to speak seems patronising if not insulting.
You are right though... I will just add "sorry if this is obvious but make sure that ...." to any future request for change. :-)
The SQL queries that produce KPI reports for the CEO, CFO and other top management use the content of the kpiName column to find data. This means we cannot change names of these KPI's. If there is a typo or we wish to rename them for a more accurate description to those entering data we can't. Perhaps a kpiID column with a lookup table for the kpiName would be the way to go. Then we can change kpi names at any time. A new column called kpiID is all that is needed. I will change the Insert query to send the kpiID as well as the origninal kpiName.
Business Analyst and dbAdmin:
That make sense good idea
A day later
WTF is going on? why do these reports not work?
CEO is going to tear me a new one.
I write the code that that presents a web interface for users to enter KPI's
It is obviously my fault.
I will find out why, will update you soon
I look at the column names. They have been changed... kpiName to kpiID and a new empty kpiName column added.
An email to the Analyst requesting they revert the changes to column names and bit of SQL jiggery pokery later and it all works again
It is sorted now, some column names were changed.
Thanks for the quick fix, make sure is doesn't happen again.
I didn't have access rights to alter the table but I kept my mouth shut.
IT manager still thinks it my fault. Perhaps it was, I over estimated the ability of the analyst. Unfortunately I had no rights to change the queries generating the reports.
Perhaps I should have suggested that the queries that produced the reports needed updating too.
Was fskn obvious to me. Not so to the Analyst.
employ IT professionals?
I expect so.
Does gov.uk listen to them?
I expect so
Does gov.uk understand what said IT professionals say?
I expect so, at least partially.
All all can conclude is that this law is not about protecting children. It is about appearing to care about children and winning votes from an IT illiterate public, with the added bonus of more data collection.
"We came to the conclusion that if law enforcement created accounts, with the same level of access to the database as the standard FamilyTreeDNA user, they would not be violating user privacy and confidentiality,"
So anyone not just the FBI can submit a third parties DNA and not violate their privacy?
I didn't down vote you JDX...
You are right I don't want or need anything the latest Iphone does.
I just wonder how many people buy an Iphone because of the hype and actually use all of the functions it provides that a 5 year old phone doesn't.
My car is 17 years old. It doesn't do a lot of the things a new motor will either. I dread buying a new car, I will have to root that as well.
My reasons are more about ownership and control than saving money. If what I write makes people think twice before purchasing Apple, my point will have been made.
I hope you enjoy the sense of self esteem owning an Ithing gives you.
still works and does what I want after 5 years.... It cost a tenth the price of an Apple flagship Iphone
LineageOS - Android 9 fast enough. Battery still lasts a couple of days with my usage.
I have always been a function over form kind of person.
Regardless of manufacturer if I can't root it, I don't want it.
I won't down vote you. As I presume (rightly or wrongly) you did I
You presume a lot about me from one word.
I believe the Universe emerged because 'nothing' is unstable, it has to do with quantum mechanics. And yes this is just another creation myth without proof, although the evidence for this is far stronger than that for any god. And yes when we die only a memory in the minds of others will remain.
We don't live in a jungle, some of us have evolved intellectually, emotionally and spiritually beyond blind belief and indoctrination. What's that you say, an atheist cannot be spiritual? If you believe that I think you have much to learn. Just look at the wonderful complexity that has emerged from nothing... I find that spiritually and emotionally moving and an intellectual challenge to understand.
Yes we are animals or do you think we are a gods image? The lack of capitalisation of the word god is because we humans have created so many gods it is just a word.
Some of us are critical thinkers and we even question ourselves. Note the word thinkers, we have choice to act beyond instinct.
Some follow blindly believing what we are told in ignorance and spout quotes from others that fit our needs.
"It's an irrational act, if we only consider reason alone"
Imho, it is a rational act to question everything and only consider reason.
I can't help feeling that you're confused and that your words are not your own but words you have read from a book or the words of those that have filled your head with their own agenda. They don't seem to be the words of life experience.
I don't have to prove anything, like you I am a product of my life experiences and I am certain of very little. I like it that way, there is still stuff to learn. Empathy stops me doing what I would consider bad and nasty things to others when I am angry or thinking irrationally. What guides you? A book of rules written to control the weak?
Take care Waseem, I wish you well and hope you get to see beyond the box.
I say no more, If you feel the need to reply, I won't be reading it.
I learned not to piss into the wind a long time ago.
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