Re: Who cares?
If you have a 32 bit Windows system, you cannot upgrade it to Windows 64 bit. You need to do a clean install.
This stops a lot of 32 to 64 bit upgrade paths.
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The UK government actually runs something called the "Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre".
They've looked through all the source code and so far have found no back-doors, only bugs.
You can even read Her Majesty's Government reports on it:
...which is why Google still does not support at-rest encryption of the data stored on its cloud. You'll need to add a third-party plugin like Syncdocs https://syncdocs.com to encrypt your files on Google Drive.
How Google plan on restricting access to certain regions is unknown. Will they do it via an IP geolocation database, or via the Google user's self-reported country?
you left of some juicy details from the Bloomberg article:
"In 2009 the company announced a development partnership with In-Q-Tel Inc., the CIA’s investment arm, a deal that paved the way for Elemental servers to be used in national security missions across the U.S. government.
Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not."
Aussie customs (called "Border Force") have similar laws. But the fine is bigger and they can detain you until you divulge the password, confiscate the phone and laptop.
If you do unlock it they can copy all the data on the laptop, phone and associated cloud accounts.
DRAM will also fade out, so you have to act fast, how fast depends on temperature - note the coolant spray used in the video.
Modern Windows apps also should store passwords etc in secure storage provided by the OS, which is encrypted.
Windows 10 also compresses the RAM pages, which I guess was disabled to make this attack easier.
I'm not sure why the Yubikey can't be turned into a smartphone app that communicates to your PC via bluetooth. A "soft" yubikey would add to the market take-up of this technology. In the meantime I use Syncdocs to do full end-to-end encryption of Google Drive, as I don't want to put un-encrypted files on the cloud.
We have found the same, even with a higher level service agreement. Any queries get automated replies, or a human cutting and pasting a reply based on keywords in our query. It is very hard to find an educated human to talk to at Google, which I think is by design. Humans cost money.
Still Google's Office suite is what we must use, but we make a continuous local backup using Syncdocs which has saved our bacon a few times when we had problems.
Wireless charging has a second drawback - it is inefficient, and the coils in the phone produce a decent amount of heat. Heat which reduces battery life.
Although, with user-replaceable batteries being a thing of the past, I guess Apple and Samsung make more money when the user has to upgrade their phone because of a cooked battery?
The big problem for Intel is the way Intel sells it's CPUs with hyper-threading enabled as "6 cores/12 threads", for example. The claim HT doubles the number of cores, something which can be partly true.
Disabling HT disables a huge marketing advantages for Intel. Expect the "not a problem" approach to continue, until exploits emerge in the wild.
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