<b<Elexon later added that it had identified the "root cause" and was "taking steps to restore our IT systems".</b>
Lacking a decent patching policy?
IT run on a shoe string budget?
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I'm going to modernise applications that my IT [department] perhaps weren't modern enough to change fast enough for me'.
Modernising IT systems is hard when you are just another cost centre and management try to run IT on a shoe string budget.
With the Covid 19 situation a lot of businesses won't have the budget to modernise and it will take time for businesses to recover if some are even able to.
Oh the memories of our old school network and the various models of 486 with Windows 3.11 / Netware.
I remember being able to get to the dos prompt through the help section of Word and attrib -s -h -r following soon afterward.
Soon to be followed by editing control.ini / win.ini to change screensavers from the boring marquee screensaver that endless scrolled the name of the school.
In the memo distributed to staff at the time, Williams said the past few years had been "challenging from a business performance perspective".
It's been a challenging year for your customers as well. Logged a call with these clowns in February for a server drive on predicted failure and i'm still yet to see the bloody thing.
Zoom responded that it wasn't using the commonly accepted definition of the term.
A commonly accepted definition is just that, don't use it if you don't mean it.
"While we never intended to deceive any of our customers, we recognize that there is a discrepancy between the commonly accepted definition of end-to-end encryption and how we were using it," the company said in a blog post
You weren't trying to deceive anyone using a commonly accepted definition, what's that smell?
Further, the IBM VP also said that the Co-Op had introduced a new requirement at a late stage for data within the new platform to be encrypted in transit, something he described as "a significant change in approach that seemed excessive and would have required significant changes to be made."
Why would it not be encrypted in transit?!? it's insurance data that has personal details in it.
Not sure why this would be seen as excessive, it's data security after all.
I remember using Avast back in the day and using a couple of the free skins they had available for it. I also remember recommending it as a decent alternative to the big guys.
I saw it on a couple of PCs late last year and wow was it bloated and naggy. They have added some much additional stuff to it that is of course all pay for.
The thing constantly nags you about upgrading to pro or alerts you to a new report about how many infections they stopped worldwide.
Nowadays wouldn't touch it with someone else's bargepole.
"Based upon our investigation, Virgin Media does believe that the database was accessed on at least one occasion
Is makes me think you really don't know how many times people have accessed it. I quick point though, it only takes one occasion to spill the info.
Turgensec also quibbled with the ISP's attempt to blame the security blunder on IT workers “incorrectly configuring” an internet-facing database. Rather, the database – which was filled with unencrypted plain-text records – was a sign of "systematic assurance process failure," Turgensec said.
Incorrectly configured public facing site = very stupid
Plain text records = FFS
Unencrypted = #Captainpicarddoublefacepalm
The Register will be reporting the main Parliamentary evidence session later this month, which is expected to include a Fujitsu exec.
The Chief Executive for Toilet Cleaning no doubt.
So far there has been no suggestion that any individual from the Post Office or Fujitsu will face criminal charges for their part in the scandal.
Why the hell not?!?
They accused innocent people of theft, threatened these people with prosecution and in same cases had people prosecuted and all because there IT system didn't work correctly.
Every prosecution in regards to this complete fiasco needs to be reviewed immediately.
All the money they wrongly took from people with the threat of prosecution should be given back with interest.
If at all possible criminal charges brought against the ex CEO, his management team and anyone involved in covering this up.
Innovation Group was brought in by IBM to customise its US-specific white label insurance platform for the Co-Op's use. It rapidly emerged during Project Cobalt that the product needed significant work before it was fit for use in the UK market.
So the software was for the US insurance market and you brought in a subcontractor to customise it for the UK market. Your product, your subcontractor but not your fault....OK good look with that.
Dick says the Met has been “completely open and transparent about it.”
If this open and transparent then i'd hate to see secretive.
She then claimed to be open to serious concerns about the system. “I am not of course arguing against criticism per se.
Of course you aren't, you just ignore it instead.
Dick claimed that “the tech we are deploying is proven not to have an ethnic bias.”
OK the machine may not have but the officer may have.
Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said CIOs still generally prefer Intel's Core processor family to AMD's Ryzen line
That probably due to a lot of CIOs not knowing what they are looking at.
...and that Chipzilla dominates the B2B portfolios of Lenovo, HP and Dell
I have long suspected Intel is up to it's old tricks again by giving PC builders discounts and back handers to not stock AMD.
"Adding AMD PCs to their PC portfolio would increase PC maintenance costs,"
Most companies are not going to stock spares anyway so I doubt it would increase maintenance costs.
“Today, we hold PLA hackers accountable for their criminal actions, and we remind the Chinese government that we have the capability to remove the Internet’s cloak of anonymity and find the hackers that nation repeatedly deploys against us.”
So you've shouted their names from the roof tops but they'll never be held accountable for anything as China won't give them up.
Incredibly, it seems Windows 10 Search and other services were knocked offline by infrastructure falling over, preventing all search results, even local ones, from showing up on desktops. Yes, it's that stupid.
Yes it is but I can see why Microsoft are doing it. Gotta push the usage stats up for Bing so they can keep pretending that people use it.
I wonder what the biggest searches are? cmd, Windows up, word etc etc
....HPE's expert, said he hadn't seen, writing that "my opinions are given on the basis of the facts I have been instructed to assume"
I think it's quite obvious what he was instructed to assume.
The judge continued, addressing HPE's legal team: "Your expert recognised that whilst it's not what he thinks he would have done, that it wasn't improper in the sense of being beyond what a reasonable auditor could have imagined, in which case, that's that, isn't it?"
Yet again the judge schools the legal team of HPE.
It's good to see a judge who can see through the smoke and mirrors.
"An important thing to remember, I think, anyway from my perspective, is live facial recognition makes no decisions.
Yes you are correct it doesn't make decisions but decisions are made based on the information given, information that has been showed to be incorrect an alarming number of times.
If your mug is not matched by the system, according to Ephgrave, the images taken and the processing done will be deleted immediately.
Are you sure this is the case? sure you don't want to double check that first? We wouldn't want it to could back and bite you.
we welcome his constant attention to our liberties, something to which we must always pay due care."
You can't pay due care when you consistently walk all over them and try to pretend it's for our own good.
Davis told the House of Commons this afternoon that if HPE "fail to win their civil trial against Dr Lynch here in the UK… it is inconceivable that the US authorities would win a near-identical criminal case if it was fairly tried. Accordingly, the case for extradition would evaporate.
You mean when HPE fail to win, their entire case is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
What is inconceivable is that any case in the US would be tried fairly. He is one of their scapegoats and they want him badly.
He put it more bluntly on Twitter: "I don't know who needs to hear this, but...don't use Internet Explorer to browse the web."
Well i'm so sorry Mr Lawrence but IE is the only way to do certain things and workaround some bugs in Sharepoint so i'm stuck with it. So Mr Lawrence please feel free to turn your attention to Sharepoint.
Ellen Lord, the US Department of Defense's chief arms buyer, told Reuters that ODIN (also an LM product) would be produced "with the voice of the maintainer and the pilots at the forefront of the requirements list."
Will ODIN be any better though? or will get share the same fate as it's predecessor.
The spokesman continued: "It should also be noted that the Government of Gibraltar website is hosted outside our corporate network and therefore the earlier vulnerabilities posed no risk to the security of the government's communication systems.
Good to know but that's not really the point is it.
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