* Posts by toby mills

11 posts • joined 30 Nov 2008

So you're doing an IoT project. Cute. Let's start with the basics: Security

toby mills

Regulation takes too long but companies do need to be held accountable for security across the board.

Also large IoT networks are being deployed which will be redundant in a year or two because the tech will be out of date and obsolete.

Its a wild west right now and a lot of money will be wasted until industry standards and regulations catch-up.

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

toby mills

Am I mistaken?

I thought GDPR applied to all EU citizens regardless of where they live. Therefore an American company dealing with an EU citizen living in USA still must comply with GDPR regardless of the fact their customers are not living in the EU. Thus blocking people who are in Europe doesn't fix the problem.

Blighty flogs Qatar a bunch of missiles and Typhoon fighter jets

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Given that the Saudi & UAE, UK's other allies in the region, are currently boycotting Qatar this makes for interesting timing and won't impress the Saudi's too much. Though balance that against the region's anger at recent USA announcement on Israel perhaps its the UK showing some regional support.

More likely UK just trying to get more money to pay of the Brexit bill

Cuffed: Govt contractor 'used work PC to leak' evidence of Russia's US election hacking

toby mills

Re: Reality Williams ??????

Not really otherwise they would have followed XKCD's advice

https://xkcd.com/327/

Bet she wishes she was VR Leigh Winner

TfL to track Tube users in stations by their MAC addresses

toby mills

Nothing new

This isn't anything new or unique. Lots of places do it, mainly shopping centres etc. to track footfall and use it to calc rates, congestion and more. Cisco, HP, Huawei all offer this out the box.

Without logging into a Wi-Fi you can be tracked down to 9 metres. When logged in that drops to around 1 metre.

And no, most people don't turn their Wi-Fi off.

toby mills

Re: Streetview

That was home Wi-Fi AP's not mobile devices.

Apple worth more than Microsoft and Intel combined

toby mills
WTF?

But what are they really worth

Is it just me or is everyone missing one massive point here, Apple have NEVER paid a dividend so unless you are speculativly trading on those shares then they are worthless.

Angels can't fly: Official

toby mills

Thats what they said about Bee's

For ages Bee's flight went unexplained. Im sure this case is the same. Until he has an actual specimen im going to side with fantasy!

Paris Hilton in Dubai hotel spycam shocker

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Hmmm, distored persective...

People seem to have some crazy ideas about Dubai. Its got no more anti-american quarters then anywhere else in the world. Its more open to westerners here then most places.

Seagate promises second fault fix in 24 hours

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Expediate?

Something tells me customers would rather a fix that worked than one that was rushed, sorry, expediently published. Lets hope they get it right this time, i would hate to be in the Seagate techies shoes right now.

Wireless comms and the end of civilisation

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good work but could do with some phone numbers :)

Personally i think this is a nice article, I was not aware of RayNet or the capabilities of our comms infrastructure. However, bar RayNet, as other people have pointed out, who on earth (literally) are you going to call. I'm not aware that Satellite (Iridium) or other technolgies have a broadcast facility so unless you know the telephone number of any survivors your fecked!!

Prehaps El Reg could publish some useful numbers for us to remember in case of such a disaster, 999 withstanding :)

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