Re: Other mobile operators around the world are also affected?
SoftBank did. Presumably they were running one of the old software versions too.
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SoftBank did. Presumably they were running one of the old software versions too.
Its actually a good procedure (or would be if they’d done it intentionally) - the returning person may not be doing the same job as before so giving a new account name can avoid giving access they used to have but no longer need.
I think it isn’t truly appreciated just how easy it is for an authorised piece of software to upload an object - with an “everyone can read it” ACL - and completely undo any attempts to keep the bucket secure.
(Yes, you could craft a policy that blocked anything with open access from being created, but you couldn’t block everything already there.)
The malware authors are gonna love this new feature, as a way of avoiding even their C&C lookups from being seen.
I've never lost out as a result of fraudulent transactions on any credit card and there have been a few over the years (I don't think I've ever had my debit card ripped off: I don't use it anywhere but ATMs.)
It's just the inconvenience of having to get cards replaced, but Amex were quick (reported Saturday, arrived Tuesday) on the last occurrence - which was probably the miscreants testing cards stolen via Ticketmaster but after the BA hack and publicity.
Co-inky-dinkly, my Amex card just got abused last night. At least twice, before I was able to make the call and get it blocked.
Nothing massive, just a couple of online services taking a preauth - possibly an abuser “testing” the numbers. Now I’ve not flown BA for a while: I probably have used that card number with them in the past, though it would be a different expiry and CID.
But there’s a few other orgs that held that card’s details, at least three of which are “big enough” to have been storing numbers themselves instead of a third party system. I hope none of them have been hit, for that would be very messy indeed.
Adversarial attacks on machine learning are the new hotness!
Here’s an idea: develop or improve some video encoding software, get lots of folk using it, and then flip a switch. Now everyone’s uploading “terrorist content”.
Perhaps he’s one of those politicians that consider all fines to be taxes? (It’s not just some politicians that think this way, of course)
Rubbish. It should take a maximum of whatever the TTL was on the record you are changing, and that only if someone looked it up for the first time just before you changed it (unlucky!) and only for those querying that nameserver.
There is no “percolation” in DNS.
Hosts files don’t work like that.
Yes! I think the lesson we should all take from this is that APIs for mass market products need very careful consideration and design, including some thought on “how would someone exploit this for personal gain?”
If you read what the poster said, it wasn’t that all push notifications were the issue.
It was a statement that the only way to get a new email notification for an Android email client, since changes that have affected background apps, was to have some central system be logging in and checking the emails too. Yeah, that sounds suboptimal.
It only takes use of a tool uploading an object with a “public” ACL to make some content public.
It’s easily done: one of my colleagues had it happen with some autogenerated CI reports, not fully appreciating the significance of HTML in an S3 bucket that they could directly access via a web browser (it had a “complex”URL path, but required no authentication)
You can write an S3 policy to prevent public ACLs on objects, at the expense of breaking tools like the above, but it’s hard (impossible?) to write one that enforces access to only IAM users from your account - unless you are willing to modify the policy for every user you add or remove.
They don't look like they'd be suitable for running in, but they may be fine for at a desk.
Alas, discontinued- any ideas of the replacement model?
Ah, useful. I hadn't come across Duplicacy in my reading since the big CrashPlan announcement.
They could be just what I need, for some Linux systems I have, and using one product across Linux and Mac would be easier (Arq was the leading contender, for the latter)
The first rule of Solaris on the internet was always to disable every tooltalk and any other non essential rpc daemon, and block off the rest from remote access. If you tell that to the kids these days...
I can imagine Nielsen, and others, will be dashing off to try and implement this to get viewing figures for their customers that are currently unavailable to them.
US ISPs, with their new freedom to sell off aggregate customer data, will be ideally placed to provide the network access.
It's not being in the hold that you need to worry about, it's the journey there!
You see some horrific baggage handling out on the tarmac, sometimes.
I saw some numbers shared recently by an analyst for US based cable and sports- calculated as the sums paid to the sporting bodies divided by total cable subscribers. The payment per subscriber, that's regardless of whether they actually had that sport in their "package", was huge!
Here it is, https://twitter.com/asymco/status/839495399052308480
I seem to recall Lexcycle being bought by Amazon, and then them removing it from sale because they wanted to promote their proprietary DRMd content reader instead.
Until they've blocked everything.
Or, they could actually manage their networks, detect when stuff doesn't look right, and shut down the customers until they fix it (assuming their contracts were wisely drafted)
And I hear there's a thing called a "phone company", that is involved. Apparently they sneakily make a record of these voice call things, too. Scoundrels, the lot of 'em.
Wait a little while and some scallies will come along and nick the alu by dragging it out the ground late one evening (probably whilst hoping it's cu). Especially with the way the economy is headed.
Pre web? Did you never see/use Usenet?
Decompiled Java code, there's no symbols and often the real control structures are lost.
But many attempts were blocked, and my eventual reply to their reply was rejected too.
I guess they got rid of their previous team when they outsourced to Google, and couldn't find anyone when they had to (inevitably) in-source again.
Or are they still making it up as they (the driver) go along?
I wouldn't use any other mini-cab if I didn't know how much it was going to cost before I started the journey. Why would I want to use Uber?
Alas, Android apps often need access to "external storage" to do the most trivial of things. We developers/publishers of apps would love a finer grained access, and less frightening/misleading descriptions of the permissions displayed to users, but we can't yet always get that.
They were rejecting emails during delivery, the other week (including to postmaster). So you almost certainly have lost some.
I was getting instant "this email is spam" bounces when trying to email a blueyonder address last week.
So I tried to tell their postmaster, but that bounced too.
2TB a month, though? Through anything, let alone a phone, that's a lot of data!
Planners keep suggesting and trying to implement it all over, but it's widely agreed by many road users (motorists, pedestrians, cyclists) that it is not a good idea.
it certainly doesn't slow traffic down, anyway
Indeed, "and just 68 per cent per cent of them connect “multiple” times a week" -- because the tv manufacturers don't bother with keeping last year's models services up to date, fools!
2011 Panasonic TV here, which never got Netflix and has just lost YouTube, and isn't supported by many of the new Freeview IP based channels. Firefox OS or not, I'm unlikely to buy another Smart TV from them again.
indeed. This play has already been performed in Harrogate, Brighton, and Salzburg. Up next after London would appear to be Taipei! and Paris.
I have a 2011 Panasonic, bought early 2012. They haven't updated the (Panasonic-implemented) YouTube interface that it receives.
That it is delivered via their online-based Viera network - i.e. it doesn't even require a software update - just really grates. Frankly I expect to get 7-10 years from a telly, in fact as long as the picture showing bit continues to show pictures!
it changed quite a while ago, "Box Sync" can synchronise to a local drive automatically. You still have to configure the top level Box-side folders that will synchronise though and, like Dropbox, it has strong opinions on where it will put those files.
Some of us live in flats and apartment blocks these days. What's the tech like for massively shared dishes, if each apartment wants two or three receivers?
I'm wondering how many know they're not relying upon (php-cgi seems to have been the main recent weakness) and keep an eye on each CVE to assess the risk and urgency of updates. it can't just be me?
But not every vulnerability in every version is going to be "active" in every installation of it. The one where executing PHP scripts via CGI were vulnerable to attack is not going to apply to anyone using mod_php or php-fpm, for example.
Not to defend PHP (it sure has its issues, and it certainly lets people do stupid things), but there are plenty of poorly written applications, or large complex and evolved applications (such as Wordpress), or very widely deployed applications (such as Wordpress) that offer plenty of scope for attack and would do so whatever languages they were implemented in.
An update based off jelly bean- no driver issues for the older hardware- would be far easier for the manufacturers to deploy than the engineering required for Kitkat (or other) on old hardware. That's why the manufacturers should be the ones demanding support from Google.
(Blinkbox existed before it was a Tesco business.)
We recently tried its service: having to rely upon Silverlight really hurts them, as does their top-up credit approach. I'd be unlikely to use them again, even if they were the only service with the next film I want to rent.
"Hello Kettle," said Pot. You're looking rather black."
Back in July they (BT) were also breaking Google drive, with their meddling of google.com
I have a 'SmartTV' with iPlayer. Generally the entire TV now crashes after watching one HD programme. Sometimes it crashes before watching any. That's when I have had to resort to watching iPlayer via XBMC.
Looks like they're determined to reduce the number of iPlayer users.
(Also, encrypting/protecting the feed, like encrypting the DVB-T2 version of the programme guide - I assume it's just a management "hack" because they were told not to DRM the video itself?)
So News International will be rolling out robots.txt entries that block that evil nasty Google and their web crawlers, yeh?
You get a separate public IP address, in a range allocated to BT WiFi (BT OpenZone), from the household users of the BT Broadband connection.
it does share the port, yes. it doesn't share the IP address, so it doesn't take much to realise that you can use a non-routed address range across your IPMI devices.
Side note: I had to disable IPv6 on our servers recently because Google's GCM servers still don't properly accept connections over v6
(They do now allow you to set v6 addresses in the access list, but it still doesn't seem to work)
well that's just cos your router isn't managing the upstream traffic very well, or at all. Look for options involving ACK or small packet priority, or settings that will rate limit outbound traffic to the 3Mbps or just below.
What screwed up Play.com was the change in VAT arrangements for sales from the Channel Islands, no? I can't help but feel that Rakuten didn't do their due diligence on the deal.
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