tell your Bossly Unit to go visit whitehouse.gov on inauguration day for some free and cool prizes... and he will have to use F5 a lot.
616 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Re: one person's malware
Some well-known apps (Ultr@VNC etc) is ignored, whilst others (Remote Admin etc) usually get flagged.
Is a PITA, especially when more than one IT house has access to a site, and each loads/installs their version of remote control onto the PC's.
Then you come along, tasked with installing antivirus protection, then the AV flags half of the installs as bad whilst ignoring the rest...
In Kenya a monkey triggered a major blackout by falling on the transformer in a substation a while ago :)
Beat that, Mr Squirrel! :)
When I resigned, on the last day my manager sat with me and we went through all the logins.
He changed the passwords afterwards, and terminated my VPN access.
Wonder what it'll do if the driver throws a hissy fit/road rage tantrum?
Hence the advice to think twice before outsourcing something.
There is only one problem with phone numbers getting added to an blacklist - what if a legitimate company acquires a new number and it is on a blacklist, and it prevents said company from phoning other companies from placing orders and the such? (all legitimate company business, not cold-calling or trying to sell you some stuff you don't want...)
Busy with the port of two Sinclair BASIC programs to Pascal... and it's quite interesting.
First one is The Valley.
Second one is Eye of the Star Warrior.
It's slow going as I need to check what each GOSUB or GOTO is for... but it's quite interesting.
best protection there ever is
switch the computer/laptop OFF, this way it will never, ever be breached or made vulnerable.
will q1w2e3r4t5y6 be any better and more secure? :)
Don't get me wrong, some bits of IT is best outsourced, installing network circuits is best left to telco's, building physical hardware is a job for hardware vendors etc.
Agreed and agreed. Noncritical IT is best for outsourcing, like mentioned above.
Critical IT (like sysadmin etc) is best having in house, for obvious reasons.
If you farm the whole of your IT infrastucture out, expect to pay more for a poorer (if not worse) service.
Besides, what stops the outsourced IT shop from sneaking in "funny stuff" which causes issues, thereby ensuring them of a steady stream of revenue?
Already got 2FA enabled.
But a bugger with 2FA is if you've forgotten your password... it is a pain to get back into your own account...
SWITCH OVER TO TELEGRAM STOP DITCH WHATSAPP STOP DITCH FACEBOOK STOP
"Cool effects and animation", huh?
I don't need that, it just is unneccessary and get stale quickly.
We asked if the cost-cutting in 2016 with 640 IT and back office staff stuffed into the redundancy meat grinder had impacted the bank's ability to recover from IT screwups. We are awaiting a response.
Of course there will be an impact.
More reasons not to do business with Sammy... have decided not to have any samsung mobile (or anything labeled samsung) again ever.
Not a nice job where you have to look at allsorts of pictures.
And people will store the most weird and gross of stuff, stuff which'll give you nightmares.
Expect a rise in the storage of gross pictures, especially in cloud storage...
Back in the days of yore I used to support a DOS application called Ulti-Sales, an excellent POS program (no, not a POS :p)
Anyway, the first couple of versions had hardcoded master passwords. Programmer decided that was not good enough, so he changed the password algorithm to be time-based.
Which meant anytime a techie need to change some settings (or do stuff) the support line need to be called, the time and date on the workstation in question be given, so that support could work out the password, and give it to the techie.
A much better solution for everybody - but unfortunately not for the techies who do support after-hours for their own benefit...
So. The suggestion is that programmers for IoT (and other frippery stuff) implement something like this algorithm. Drawback is if the algorithm can be reverse-engineered, or even "leaked" then it's back to the drawing board...
Hope other techies will take their cue and do liberal CYA to protect them.
Unfortunately most of the orders will be in the form of boredroom meetings whose minutes can be conveniently "lost" if need be...
plusnet giving your blood pressure a definite plus
Pity about the fake CC though.
I'm now wondering - if it can be detected somehow that a phishing site is asking for your address and other information (to be autofilled in) can't a script be run that will fill all those fields in with a random selection of Captain Haddock's insults? Or something worse/better...
Skynet will be assimilated by the Borg.
Next time the colour will be pink.
Foreign readers from forn parts also welcome to submit their details to #FreeThePress?
Got a lovely issue with Ford Kugas in South Africa atm. Seems some models will spontaneously combust on the highway, to tl:dr it.
Ford SA, of course, is taking their time. Already existing Kuga owners face a loss of 40% of their resale value.
Seems the motoring industry is in dire need of a shake down.
Somebody playing silly buggers?
Re: Perhaps I'm getting old but ..
will that be new, or used, kitty litter?
By the by, given the chance I will not try to do business in the smartphone/android market, as it is saturated. Rather, I will focus my efforts somewhere else where there is an open niche or market instead :)
Market have changed a lot, Nokia will take a lot of effort to get somewhere.
They still have a couple of loyal customers here and there, if they make good their promise, and deliver good quality then they will be able to make inroads once more.
But, as said, the market have changed, and it will take a *lot* of effort to make a dent.
Do it right, and win.
Do things wrong, and fail.
Should be interesting to watch.
What about posting bogus details (drivers licence and other requested information) then? Or fill in all the fields with a rude and offensive story?
Sorry to hear about your recent loss... treasure the good times.
"smart" things - helping companies make more money...
give me a dumb thing instead, kthanxbai.
Big cloud crash caused by rogue IoT frippery, forcing world+dog to rethink cloudy things.
Here's a fun idea.
Phish a large group of induhviduals before said induhviduals go to a stadium.
Order a shedload of goods via said induhvidual's phished bank details, and have it delivered to the stadium (eg lots and lots of hot dogs with extra ketchup and mustard)
Sooner or later something like this will happen, trolling by drone.
Rise of the Machines(tm) now pales in comparison...
Re: Stick with RAID and LTO instead.
Not always - not everybody can have the resources for RAID5/50/6/60. And there are other storage technologies that can be used in lieu of RAID5/50/6/60.
Data storage as well as data retention is going to be the biggest headache going forward for a lot of sysadmins.
I have the feeling that LTO will be making a comeback.
So they can scale upwards.
Expect funny issues to scale upwards as well, and cause problems big-time.
"Your arguments are irrefutable. I am R. Daneel Olivaw.
The R stands for Robot."
Re: Business Decision
And when it is the CEO pushing for it, and the IT/CFO team against all things cloudy?
Had to do some work on a female client's PC - but her brother downloaded some pr0nz and did not delete it, which made me quite uncomfortable...
Frankentoken more likely...
Re: Umm, ok...
Was thinking about that - but what if he/she manages to create an "interesting" USB stick which will execute the next time the plane is in the air, and do naughty things to the network so as to cause a complete and utter titsup of all avionics systems while the real hacker is safe on the ground?
I have no idea what the USB access ports looks like, but if you can manage to smuggle the right tools in, then you can modify the USB access port and add your own, unauthorized, erm, feature.
...and nothing will get done.
Until some kiddiot hacks things "just for fun" and terminate an entire airliner + passengers + part of a city/town unintentionally.
Ahhh, the one about the user phoning in to complain her PC is noisy, then later "Don't worry to come out, the noise has stopped", then a couple of days later "The PC's totally dead now".
Yup. PSU fan packed up.