* Posts by JAK 1

25 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010

US: We'll pull security co-operation if you lot buy from Huawei

JAK 1

Re: Will it really make any differece?

I don't understand why the "Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre" is a new or unique thing.

I would expect our governments to apply the same rigorous code checking on all crucial comms equipment.

We know that the equipment from the US has backdoors in, we know this because every country does this where possible. These Evaluation Centres should be looking at all tech

Outlook Mobile heads to the White House, passes infosec clearance for federal sector

JAK 1

Re: Still waiting!

Alas not whilst using Intune.....

Shared mailboxes are on the roadmap for Q2 though....

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

JAK 1

Re: Will it really make any differece?

When you setup an account with Netflix they will email you to check the address is valid

If you receive an email saying, Welcome to Netflix click here if you've just joined

don't click the email

Openreach kicks off 'rebrand' by painting over BT logo on vans

JAK 1

Re: Will it really make any differece?

I've never had any issues with Virgin throttling or limiting. I get the full 200Mb/s

I've done 35gb+ this month, and that's about average

'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

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Re: Yahoo Messenger vulnerability

yahoo messenger is the standard IM tool within the Coal industry, and also vast parts of the Chemicals market

Aboard the GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP, there's a Mobe and a Slab and a TELLYBOX

JAK 1
Meh

shame about the phone size

Had the Nexus 4, currently have and love the Nexus 5 but would have upgraded to the 6 but the screen is just too damn large. I like to be able to use a phone single handed (not for that reason) so I think this one will pass me by...

Luckily the Nexus 5 is still a solid phone, and the previews of lollipop on it appear to have gone well.

The TV box looks interesting though, guessing I'd be able to install the Plex app on it?

Rejoice, Blighty! UK is the TOP of the WHOLE WORLD ... for PHISHING

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but do we click on the links?

not sure if I missed something, but are they saying that we receive less SPAM but our SPAM is more likely to contain a dodgy URL? If so, presumably that doesn't matter, what would be interesting would be any figures on conversion/click-thru rates

Any dodgy spammers/phishers out there willing to shed some light on where they succeed the most?

Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

JAK 1

Publicly told off

but in private he was probably rewarded.

He was doing exactly as he has been told/trained to do, and whilst I certainly would have lost my rag a lot sooner, it's slightly disingenuous for Comcast to cast him as a rogue employee

JAK 1

Re: A note for the blokes here

Really?

Any other slurs you'd like to pointlessly throw our way?

Fiendish CryptoLocker ransomware: Whatever you do, don't PAY

JAK 1

Re: Title is basically incorrect

Actually it is in their interest to provide the key, if people do a cursory search and see that no one ever got their files back then they won't bother paying, but if they see lots of posts from (un)happy customers with their data unencrypted they are far more likely to have a punt for $300

from what I've read it seems that the key that they would provide to you is unique to your machine, so there wouldn't be the worry about a white-hat being able to crack it

Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

JAK 1
WTF?

Re: 37%

How long do you think MS should support an OS for? 12 years not enough?

Google makes money on Nexus 7... just

JAK 1

Re: Additional costs

some more figures here

http://www.isuppli.com/Teardowns/News/Pages/Low-End-Google-Nexus-7-Carries-$157-BOM-Teardown-Reveals.aspx

probably have to pay for any more info

Spillover from 400lb man squeezed fellow flier into galley

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Stop

rubbish

Ryanair allow you to, so there is no legal ruling stopping you.

http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/can-i-purchase-an-extra-seat-for-a-large-person

and it's a bit rich calling these people selfish arseholes, they have paid for a seat and the person next to them is encroaching on it.

I don't agree with anger and venom in a lot of these posts but be fair if we have both paid for the same seat why should you get half of mine

The Beeb is broken

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is there a setting for keeping it like this?

Three-version Avatar disc sets out 15 November

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because

a 3 disc set for £25 sounds better then 1 disc for £25

EU sues UK.gov over Phorm trials

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FAIL

and if you're stupid enough

to write "buy internet"...

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BT are at it again

their new web address help service is hijacking DNS queries and playing havoc with company vpns

http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-in-Home/BT-DNS-hijack-for-mistyped-or-invalid-URLs/td-p/45082

Van driver follows satnav up goat-track, gets stuck on mountain

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Stop

Whoa

should we not have a NSFW logo on here?

That link took me direct to the Daily Mail website

anyone in the office could have seen me looking at that

McAfee re-issues fake visa waiver virus warning

JAK 1
Stop

the reg link is timing out

this link doesn't

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html

just remove the kak at the end....

Tesco touts budget textaholic SIM-only deal

JAK 1

they work on vodafone branded phones

as I have a SE C905 vodafone branded phone in front of me with a cheapo tesco sim

Hotmail upgrade finally reaches 350m users

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suppose it depends

on how they got your friends details

Were they part of the leaked list last year? Or did the "hackers" cleverly guess the password was password

The new hotmail isn't that bad at all, I prefer the new interface and still prefer it to Google's efforts.

Although if Google did open up googlemail.co.uk I may tempted to swap if I could grab a decent address

UK.gov pledges licence fee 'rethink' over heavy catch-up use

JAK 1

Sigh

Of course there is a technical solution to the problem, I don't believe I stated that there wasn't. I was merely pointing out that forcing registration and monitoring concurrent connections would need to take in to account the numbers of people in the household.

This would then cause issues with students away from home, as if they already have the code to access the content they are unlikely to sign up for a new licence whilst at uni

and get over yourself you patronising fool, there are many idiots on this site and comments like yours just go to prove the point

JAK 1

the licence is for the household not the user

so in a family of four they have one licence. All 4 people are legally allowed to watch telly online, your method of licencing would restrict that.

Unless we have to notify the BBC of how many people are living in the house at any one time....

Latest Chrome beta fastest ever - again

JAK 1

webkit

any chance they've sorted the webkit issue when you are copying and pasting code?

BBC to cull radio stations, halve websites in painful biz review

JAK 1

this is a real shame

6 music is a great station, playing a brilliant selection of music with DJs that know about music.

I understand that the recent poll shows that 80% of the population doesn't even know it exists, but surely that is due to poor marketing and the fact it is only available online and via DAB.

The BBC does make mistakes, does over step the mark with commercial rivals and I think it does need to be closely monitored.

However 6music and the BBC website are examples of how great the BBC can be

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