Who watches the watchmen?
So, irony of ironies, the SEC is supposed to be starting an investigation of Equifax...
Who's going to investigate the SEC?
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So, irony of ironies, the SEC is supposed to be starting an investigation of Equifax...
Who's going to investigate the SEC?
securityequifax2017.com was the one Nick set up, securityequifax.com was never registered.
The real one is equifaxsecurity2017.com.
they should face a severe penalty so that no one ever again will think to tamper with computers belonging to innocent other people.
So, execution for a first-offence, exorcism for repeat offenders?
O2 is one of the smaller network operators, holding just 14 per cent of spectrum.
That's a misleading statement, however, as their overall network coverage of the UK is one of the most comprehensive.
Anecdotally, I have had much more reliable signal in diverse areas of the UK using O2 than friends and colleagues on other networks have managed.
Yes, the steering wheel will be optional...
This is not a cloud storage vs server storage issue. Badly configured storage is just as likely to happen on either.
I disagree.Most on-prem or managed storage is looked after by someone with clue, who can fend off the stupidities that cause this sort of leak. If a developer wants a database to be hosted, then it's done in a managed fashion, and access is granted with proper consideration of security consequences. In most cases external access from the internet is never required.
Cloud storage with one of the megalithic suppliers encourages developers who want to host a database to just stick stuff on it, and if they can't immediately access it, they turn off the default security, as it's not their problem. External access from the internet is inevitable in this model, and to properly lock it down requires clue. No-one with clue is involved in the process.
Although "should HAVE" would of been the actual grammatical correction on this occasion.
a service called "app readiness", which "gets apps ready for use the first time a user signs in to this PC and when adding new apps"
So, is it a pre-compiler for the pre-compiler then? The mind boggles.
I remember the days when a program came as a compiled binary, and didn't need to be created from p-code every time it ran. Curiously, that seemed to be a faster and more stable way of doing things, but progress moves on.
I though Docker was them boots with air-cushion soles that skinheads and punks used to wear...
Not just functional programming. We used to do lots of procedural programming too. We used Pascal, so we could do both, because Pascal has functions and procedures.
I genuinely laughed out loud at that one. I must remember it to quote to other greybeard Pascal programmers I know.
Now what was it again?
Equifax is ideally placed to help businesses if they experience a data breach
Yes... yes you are. Just not quite in the way you thought you meant.
The eels made him teacher of writhing and reeling.
and the different branches of arithmetic:
ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision.
I prefer pTerry's version:
Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life...
So, they're going to try selling fintech to Finland, is that right?
Not sure of your point?
You seem to have found an SPF record with a legacy entry in it.
And last I looked, El Reg was not the holder of confidential credit information or PPI.
Scott Helme's header.io site is very unforgiving in its marking.
As a comparison with equifax's score of "D" here's a few others:
Some of the headers that Scott's site marks you down for are very difficult to implement on real world sites, (Content Security Policy) and others are only just being introduced (Referrer-Policy) and are not generally implemented.
A fairer representation might be to use the Qualys Labs site
Where equifax.com scores an "A"
I would not, could not, on a train. I could not, would not, in the rain.
Ah, Dr Seuss, welcome...
Also, what use is a facility that allows the drone to think it's landed, but is still at 300 feet?
I'm not sure it was a feature, more a bug...
As I recall from the accident report, the drones were originally fitted with a weight-on-wheels inhibitor which confirmed that the drone was actually landed before power could be shut down, however, for some obscure reason the manufacturers removed this.
loose one prop
Damn you sir, what do you mean by that?
Lt-Col Cholmondely-Featherstonehaugh (ret'd)
the laminated catalogue of dreams
...aren't aware of turning the automatic renewal off on these domain names.
I rather think 123-Reg might have thought of that, and maybe have disabled that ability for .uk registrations? I don't know, I'm not a 123-Reg customer, but it wouldn't surprise me if they had.
To me it seems a very cynical way of increasing .uk registrations, just to make the figures look good.
Though the JDP’s authors pooh-pooh the notion that unmanned drones make it morally easier to drop bombs on people...
You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh.
I knew a Major, who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cos it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment. Morale totally destroyed... by pooh-pooh!
Contrary to popular belief defibrillators don't start things, they are designed to stop the heart dead when it is fibrillating - that is, when the AV node is firing randomly and the muscle is contracting and relaxing spasmodically.
So to use defibrillate as a metaphor for starting something is incorrect. As a metaphor for giving something / someone a massive shock it is probably admissible.
Cruel and unusual punishment, that!
Mind bleach required!
Is there any chance that the successful applicant could proofread an article or two, as part of their duties?
You can't just make an open-bladed huge great cutting machine and then put a warning in the manual not to go near it. You have to have safeties and lock-outs and mechanisms and barriers.
And therein lies the problem, individuals no longer expect to have to take responsibility for their own safety, instead they expect that they will somehow be physically prevented from attempting something dumb.
A prime example is railway crossings in the UK: despite barriers, warning lights, and all the other safety equipment, people still attempt to cross in front of a train, and the railway is somehow blamed if they are killed or injured.
At some point people should have to face the consequences of their actions, up to and including Darwinism, and not expect that they should have been prevented from getting into that situation.
Early indications are that hackers failed to go even deeper and access Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
Well why would they? They'd already got all the useful stuff!
I don't think they'd be particulalry interested in personal or commercial credit scores, they're not much use to a criminal compared to the names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers etc which they did get.
Rather than using Drones, I would have thought that your Papua New Guinea example was a prime example of where cargo-carrying airships could be used to advantage. Their lifting capacity and power-to-weight ratio is far more suited to moving bulk produce around in the absence of roads, than any sort of helicopter type drone.
If, as surmised above, the site is designed to be served over HTTP, then why would you bother monitoring it over HTTPS, or bothering about an expired SSL cert on the server?
A case can be made that the site shouldn't respond at all on 443, but if the server has other sites on HTTPS then it's easy to overlook.
I'm not even convinced it is an HTTPS enabled website
I agree. I think the site is meant to be served by HTTP, and if you request it using HTTPS it's just returning the default SSL cert on the server.
Sorry Jake, but the case I dealt with was in a woman's vagina, and also, in England, where medics don't routinely publicise their cases.
As for the gerbil, I googled the term, is it like .... an animal, of the mouse family
Yep, think dormouse or hamster - roughly similar in size.
It was apparently alive when introduced into a lady's love-tunnel, however it quickly became distressed, and eventually suffocated...
No homophobia here please.
Oh purleeese! There is no homophobia present in the sentence you quoted.
In a previous job as a medical professional I had to assist with the removal of a number of unexpected items from bodily orifices of both male and female patients, including a champagne cork, a gerbil, a gear-lever knob, and the business end of a toilet-brush.
Interestingly, if you read the whole of the TrustedID agreement, there is this paragraph tucked away at the bottom:
If, however, the class action waiver provisions in the “Arbitration” section are found to be illegal or unenforceable, then the entire arbitration provision in the “Arbitration” section will be unenforceable, and any Claims (as defined in the “Arbitration” section) will instead be decided by a court.
as well as Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive, chest compressions can be done to Queen's Another One Bites The Dust, but it gets embarrassing if you start singing it out loud...
Yes, I think you are right that reading for enjoyment is not a thing for kids nowadays.
One thing that we did with our kids to try and encourage them to look things up was to buy a book of quizzes, (and latterly use those available in phone apps or on the web).
At meal-times we would all have a go at them - all sorts of subjects, from history to boy-bands (shudder) - but it made it fun for the kids 'cos they could laugh at us adults lack of knowledge, and get a feeling of pride when they got something correct.
As a consequence, the kids now have minds full of all sorts of useless information :) but it does encourage them to take an interest in obscure subjects, and above all to enquire, instead of following the trend of only knowing things they absolutely need to to get through school.
I agree wholeheartedly, it really grates on me to see loose... AARGH.
But the problem, as far as I can see is that children are not encouraged to read any more, which is the quickest and best way to promote correct spelling.
My daughter was reading books from an early age, and therefore her vocabulary and spelling are much better than most of her peers.
If you've never seen the words written down, then phonetic errors like this are bound to be more and more common.
A beer for all concerned, all who are interested and anyone who is thirsty.....
That might end up being a costly round...
That's that place in Slice in the Ramptops, isn't it?
got some much-needed sunlight shined on it.
I resemble those remarks ! Im being quoted out of context!
Quick! Quote some poetry at him!
"The blanket claim that the entire story was 'false' contributes to the kind of degradation of our national discourse that I often publicly lament," she lamented.
You snuck that one in :)
taking AA batteries out with Hellfire missiles.
I usually use a screwdriver, myself. But I've heard the new Duracell can be difficult?
Hyper-velocity cheese, I would have assumed.
Well if we're going down the traditional Python route...
They'll be fitted with auto-unfurling white flags.
Now who could play the lead?
Rick Moronis, of course...
I always hear Richard Burton's dulcet tones when I read that passage.
If you want obscure, how about H G Wells' original, before Jeff fiddled with it?
“The chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,” he said.
"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. "
This phrase could be applied to almost any chemical element you care to name, without it actually signifying much.
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