* Posts by The Druid

6 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008

O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup

The Druid

It's shocking that companies can take this attitude when a security breach is brought to their attention. Companies are now so afraid of the media scandal and backlash that follows, they would rather flatly deny that problems exist.

A similar thing happened to me with Nectar, they insisted the details used in the e-mails I was receiving must have been guessed. Which, is highly unlikely.

There should be a better mechanisms in place forcing companies to check or prove their security is appropriate and hasn't been breached. There are lots of IT professionals using services and are very quick to spot when something doesn't look right.

I guess people need to take their custom elsewhere in order to make these dinosaurs listen.

Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users

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Heh Heh

All those people with rude Hotmail addresses!

Mozilla to open - gasp! - Firefox add-on store

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Doing it for fun OR Just in it for the money?

Doh! Is this not the beginning of free add-ons disappearing while everyone attempts to make a quick buck?

What happened to developing for the fun of it? Adding a market place just encourages every add-on to carry a price tag. A better model would be a market place where no cost is compulsory, but the add-on is listed with a suggested donation. You then choose whether to donate or not. And for those wishing to only sell there wares? Well fine, build your own site and sell it there (you're such a damn good developer).

How much does Mozilla plan to skim of the top of all sales? I'm guessing they're not doing it for free. Now they have a significant market share, are they not just cashing in on their success.

Windows 7 RC download page reveals May ship date

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Now shipping... Beta

Hmmm... Seems to be only the beta now available, at 18:25 GMT.

MP calls for Jezza Clarkson's head

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What about all those MPs?

I'd like quite a few MPs sacked, especially when you consider the cock-ups they make. Does it happen? No. When is the media going to stop listening to the morons who run, um, mess up our country?

Gov pulls plug on prison PlayStations

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Long live the 360... down with the PS3 (LOL)

Well, Micro$not must be chuffed. What with their recent price cut on the Xbox 360, and Sony refraining from following suit with their Playstuffed 3. It now means that 360 will be so much more affordable for those hard-up crims.

This surely means MS will gain a massive lead in the console war, and sales of the 360 will outstrip those of the PS3.

So, what I want to know now is, do they get a bog standard CRT TV to play the console on, or a huge HD LCD/Plasma TV, to take full advantage of the 360's superior (PS3 beating) graphics?

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