Obviously imaginary (i.e. fake) - too few superlatives, far too coherent and you finished some of the sentences.
500 posts • joined 18 May 2007
Charles 9, your account appears to have been taken over by a newcomer!
Ah, the scream-tracing method. Power an unknown server off and see who screams.
Re: Banning encryption is unenforceable
information = Data + meaning, surely?
Meaning: You've just been insulted 3 times, in American, British and Roman fashion
Not the AE-35 unit. We know how this plays out.
Re: Is what we might learn about the terrorists worth risking people's lives for?
@WatAWorld "If you patch the NHS computers, civilian computer types are going to know..."
Which is why I said the "suggestion" would be to block SMB at the firewall, which can be justified for other reasons.
@Richard 12 > "excellent, we now have a way inti these targets"
Agreed, they would have scanned for targets and then identified those targets to find the "interesting" ones.
I'm still amazed that no-one else had found this vulnerability* It would have come out eventually, though having a ready-made exploit toolkit made it worse. The lesson is, some vulns are too serious to hoard, so more oversight must be a Good Thing.
* I assume the Russians hadn't, or there would have been some "suggestions" to Russian organisations to at least block SMB at the firewall. Though maybe the Russian security services liked having their own EternalBlueski that they could use to snoop on their own people?
---> for the backronym
"like resolving IP addresses"
with a GUI written in VB?
74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+
I'd be grateful if you could provide a link to that thread - My Google-fu is weak tonight
---> In anticipation
Re: Problem Solved.
If you enjoyed Camilla Smythes jest but, like me, can't bring yourself to upvote it [in case someone takes it seriously], please indicate that by upvoting this post ;-)
Yes, it ran very nicely on XP - at one time it was the most effective AND least intrusive scanner available.
From memory, package updates ended about 3 years ago, and virus signature updates about a year* ago.
* Length of a year may vary, depending on which planet you live on.
"If you've just spent millions on an MRI machine and the software for it is [out of date]..."
You say "We're not paying for that, as it's faulty." A few pushbacks like that, and I expect the vendor would start taking security seriously. It may cost them millions up front to do so, but they can recoup by dividing the cost between their customers, by increasing maintenance contracts by a few %.
The first MRI supplier to do that will be rewarded with a monopoly on sales for a while, as insecure systems will be disqualified from tendering. Win-win.
Microsoft: On the edge, and about to take a big step forward.
So, how much do you pay for your El Reg membership?
To be fair, I don't know how the Internet infrastructure is funded either, but just hope the people providing the backbone never notice us freeloaders ;-)
Re: Possible reasons
Another possible reason: You can escape your shitty reality without booze or drugs by firing up the computer/console. Have fun with your mates, meet new people with similar interests, broaden your horizons etc. from the comfort of your home.
Get an additional credit card?
With a limit of £1?
Re: Jim didn't pull the hard drive & try to save the data? - not my job!
"Other duties as assigned....."
Sorry, I'm not certified to handle biowaste. Perhaps we should continue this conversation with HR and a union rep present?
Will Google be taking responsibility for ensuring any ads it lets through don't contain malware?
Re: 2014's flagship Lumia 930 is no longer eligible for new versions of Windows 10
I'm not the OP, but I bought an iPhone 3 just before the 3S came out; 18 months later, Apple dropped support for the 3 in IOS updates.
True, but it does seem rather cowardly to say "you can't sue us because we're Americans" instead of fighting the ruling in Australia.
"Tell me again what's good about living in America?"
It's worth your while to take scumbag companies to court and get an award for emotional distress*, plus cost them a lot in lawyers fees & fixing your credit? They can't ignore a court order like they can an ex-customers complaint.
* Disclaimer: I'm not normally sympathetic to "emotional distress" claims, but in this case I'll make an exception.
A harmless prank
Like setting off an storm alarm or TP'ing someones house?
This being the US of A, I expect to see a slew of lawsuits against these evul haxxors
Re: "You're just a forum troll - why even bother picking an icon?"
Ah, not just me then. With multiple browsers, logged in/out, noscript blocking/not blocking. I emailed El Reg about it.
Rule 1: Don't push changes on a Friday
<You'll have to imagine the "D'oh!" icon --->
And a SRIMECH that can be triggered early to whack a miscreant attempting a deliverbot-tipping?
@tiggity: Re: Technology to save lives
> bus leaves approx 5 minutes before train arrives in a monumentally stupid piece of timetabling
Alternatively, the bus arrives early enough to drop off people who want to catch the train, in a rare piece of timetabling synchronisation (Assuming 3 minutes is enough time to buy a ticket)
Presumably by changing the heels password and booting the workstation he had sole access to?
Still, not smart enough to keep track of what admin accounts existed
Another unequal argument
Does Britain (even with 5-eyes backing) really contribute as much to security intelligence as the rest of the EU?
And are criminals/threats originating from Britain really equal to those from the continent? (Apart from bankers, of course).
The UK has more to lose than the EU here. I expect that to be reflected in any negotiations.
She's right that it needs a change in the law. Her problem is that the EU doesn't have jurisdiction over the laws of mathematics.
Re: a question
You get a choice
Re: The MoD is right up there with the Home Office
Maybe Parliamentary committees aren't allowed to investigate because those areas are "sensitive"? (And they have guns and SIGINT, which tends to discourage criticism).
I can sort-of understand project disasters at the Home Office, as policy changes every couple of years. But the MOD and HMRC enjoy relative stability, so requirements changing shouldn't be a factor.
"Oracle and Accenture ... launched a business group"
Every Accenture pilot I've encountered failed to scale. I expect this merger will be the same.
Re: ... start your vehicle and warm it up from inside the house on a cold day...
@Mage, your own link (correctly) says CO2 is not toxic.
Good job really, as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breathing#Composition says that your exhaled breath is 4% – 5.3% carbon dioxide
And read-only as the ID running the webserver...
...which should be apache, not root, and the apache ID shouldn't have permissions to read /etc/shadow. You have to change a lot of the out-of-the-box security settings to create such a vulnerability.
Distraction tactics - attack is the best form of defence
The security forces knew about this guy, but apparently we shouldn't blame them. Apparently he was a loner (so why have others been arrested?). And apparently the security forces can't monitor t'interwebs and request takedowns, so GooBook will have to work out how to spot this stuff.
Also, they're conveniently forgetting that GooBook are global. Your terrorist is my Freedom Fighter. Put up a Great Firewall if you don't like the outside world.
Of course, MPs are not on the list of "public officers".
When the ban .... ends?
You're new here, aren't you?
"It should have had a written procedure in place which made it clear that any storage items removed from the office which may have contained personal were thoroughly checked before disposal."
They DO have written procedures to not release personal info. If the suggestion is that all the ways that personal info must NOT be released are listed, they're pretty much infinite:
Not in your head, Not in a folder, Not on a USB stick, Not on a floppy disk, Not in a filing cabinet, Not on an HDD ...
(To paraphrase Dr Seuss: I do not release personal info, I do not do it, Sam-I-am)
Re: Oh dear
And nothing more common than officialdom avoiding answering a question
> What magical abilities do those corporate clients have that enable them to get massive discounts?
Corporate clients recognise CA software to be crap. But when offered a 95% discount, execs can use that as evidence of their importance and negotiating skills, so the software becomes irrelevant. Apart from to the poor sods who have to use it.
Home of the Brave
Re: No incentive to leave voluntarily?
It means that 47 of IBMs best staff, who were going to leave anyway, can now get paid to do so. Their team leaders, who recognise their value, won't be allowed to stop them as middle manglement have cuts targets to meet.
Aw, shame it was only the backup
If he'd found the main DB, he could have corrupted it over time to make the email addresses invalid, put RCM out of business and earned the gratitude of Netizens
They want the job done as cheaply as possible but have no idea what it entails, so don't realise the service is going to be crap.
If the gov/company cared about their employees, they wouldn't be selling them off to an outsourcer
Re: Interesting that he was cleared of perjury.
Forgetting exactly where he'd placed the camera or that he'd moved his seat would be understandable. But given that he'd have had to remove the camera jamming the control stick before being able to use the stick - The problem would have been clear.
The only question would be if the camera fell into the gap because of the dive, or if it caused the dive.
Re: Why VR is doomed to be nothing more than a Niche within a Niche
> ... ANYTHING which makes the user look silly is historically doomed to failure...
Like hats, bike helmets, glasses, Lycra, Hi-Vis vests etc. etc. ?
If it serves a purpose, users will put up with the indignity. 3D TV though - I never got the point of "real" depth for a viewer who doesn't move around. Decent lighting and direction make it unnecessary for the mass markets.
Earflaps - have a purpose -------->
Mortarboards, top hats and gimp masks - not so much
Re: 'bungee cord manager'
More of a "seagull manager" - flies in, shits over everything, flies out.
Re: Here we go again
IT folk are generally competent and aware of risks, i.e. trustworthy.
Anyway, if I wanted to access data, I'd use the oracle (OS) or SYS (Database) accounts. The worst thing root can accidentally do is trash a system, so it has to be restored from backups.
> the distinction being that a fingerprint is not testimonial whereas a passcode is.
The law is an ass. If a fingerprint is being used _as_ a passcode, then it's a passcode. And as it's tied to an individual, it could be (false) self-incrimination. Unlike a key on my keyring that unlocks a safe - there could be many copies of that key, and it might have been borrowed without my knowledge.