I have had people using my gmail address to sign up to Chaturbate alerts, book a weekend away in Stirling (got part of his wife's CC data then), someone opened up an investment account with Capital One in the US and someone who used a hotel on booking.com. The hotel didn't seem that bothered until I pointed out that I could cancel the booking by hitting a link in the email, booking was non-refundable, and it wouldn't be me going getting shit when they tried to check in.
25 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
Well, there is a firmware upgrade which, when applied , calls itself the same version as the one it replaced. However, it does seem to be somewhat more stable (i.e. it doesn't reset itself to factory default settings every 40 minutes) and seems to have been ok for a week.
Still looking at it out of the corner of my eye, though.
Slight untruth from DRM maker
"This data and information does not affect your computer system in any way" should read
"Unless you use certain types of software we think are suspicious, in which case the program you've just shelled out 40 quid for will not run, unless you remove all traces it from your PC, or your DVD drive is a common one, but not supported by us, in which case we'lll ask you to delve in to the registry and device manager to fiddle about with your system, in which case we may, if we feel like it, let you run the program you bought.
We realise that you could download a cracked version that doesn't require all this arsing about in far less time, but that doesn't match our business model of treating the customer as scum."
I'm sure you'd be happy to fund another wodge of cash for my (Government) employers connection to the 'net.
While misuse of facilties is a management issue, it's far easier to just limit access to innapropriate sites and save it ever having to be one.
We block most types of sites, all incoming attachments of any sort, all social networking sites, webmail sites and streaming media. Based on the growth patterns before we stuck the filtering software in, that's saved us (or, you, the taxpayer), a substantial sum of money in bandwidth costs and mail server hardware, as well as removing employee unproductivity opportunities. (Probably, the webcam rollout program isn't finished yet :-))
If that's wrong, well, I don't wanna be right...