* Posts by Matthew Hall

3 posts • joined 18 Jun 2008

TalkTalk downplays extent of breach damage, gives extra details

Matthew Hall

Re: Luhn Check to Retrieve card details

I think *youre* misunderstanding here. Storing the full PAN is perfectly acceptable within the PCI DSS. Storing it unprotected is not however. Protection can be provided through hashing, encryption, tokenisation, etc. Masking the middle digits essentially makes the information useless for fraud, as it is no longer cardholder data.

iPhone 3G not compatible with existing accessories

Matthew Hall
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Ok, I have an 16Gb iPod Touch - which works fine in my _Apple_ HiFi.

Am I now being told the 3G version of the iPhone (which i've waited patiently for since the release of the 'first gen' release) will not support charging in either the Apple HiFi, or my 'RoadTrip' car dock?

Say it ain't so? This sort of thing would make me want to wait for the next h/w release - albeit hopefully backwards compatible. What the 'f' do Apple have to gain from this? (Again, what do they have to gain from tie-in with a single UK 3g distributor also?).

1,076 developers, 15 years, one open-source Wine

Matthew Hall

A week of weeks

Wow. Wine 1.0. I remember having trouble running flash on an early 0.8(?) version over a decade ago. And Firefox taking 8 million downloads in a day. How far we have come....

I'm just waiting for a 1.0 release of GNU Hurd now. Then I will know hell has frozen over and there is swine in the sky... that or I'm hallucinating (again). Whowuddathunkit....

(Aliens, 'cos BillH would've liked it)

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