* Posts by Martin hepworth

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Brit Watchkeeper drone fell in the sea because blocked sensor made algorithms flip out

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737max

Sounds horribly similar to the error on the 737max computer systems - bad sensors confusing the computer

Just the small matter of the bill for scrapping Blighty's old nuclear submarines: It's £7.5bn

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USS Enterprise similar

The USA are having similar issues with the nuclear fleet..

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a22690208/us-navy-dismantling-uss-enterprise-nuclear-disposal/

Microsoft reckons the accursed Windows 10 October 2018 Update is finally fit for business

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WSUS/SCCM

So that fact they pushed it out to WSUS in November doesnt count then?

Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

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IR response

was awesome

they had PR out in a few hours including notice to the local stock exchange

regular updates from a dedicated press room via trained folks

How much of this could we do?

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users

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time to fess up...

yup it take a couple of hours for the intern to alter the status in Frontpage... this time lag hasnt changed for years, no idea why they cant update their status update process

Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours

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3 root causes???

No.. a single root cause of an overloading of the service which wasnt gracefully handled by separate cascading systems....

With sorry Soyuz stuffed, who's going to run NASA's space station taxi service now?

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was always the risk

Since they retired the Shuttle without it's replacement in place...

Says a Brit who's govmt retired all the aircraft carriers well before the replacements where built, never mind operational

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service mucked my cluster!

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blame

"The worst part is them trying to blame the user for issues on their end."

This is a common issue with Azure support - your app isnt cloud ready , it not our fault the underlying OS/hardware failed and took a bunch of data with it...is a common retort from MS support.

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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happy for adverts if....

They didnt send me malware, werent overly intrusive and didnt generally get in the way of a fast browser experirence - cf lot of US news sites post GDPR stripped all the adverts and they run at 10% of the download size and page load many many time faster

But the malware is the real issue. Sort out the security, stop reselling the ad platforms 6 layers deep and dont take 20 seconds to page load.....

HostingUK drops offline after losing Farmer vs Fibre competition

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DR

yup DR is a still a requirement across data centres.....'the cloud' isnt magic and neither is bog standard hosting

UK.gov's use of black box algorithms to decide stuff needs watching

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Person of Internest

Someone's been watch the Person of Interest re-runs...

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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Re: "Peer-to-peer patch distribution over the LAN"

Been around for ages - or just turn it off and let WSUS/SCCM do it anyway.

It's 2017 and you can still pwn Android gear with Wi-Fi packets – so get patching now

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Patch availablity

Patching my Andriod device, yeah right.

It's getting better with any Oreo or later devices ,but even Oneplus have been really lax in getting these out, so I dont expect any big improvement soon unless you're dropping big ££$$ on Google's native kit

The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

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Built buy??

Alot of the fabrication has been done by the UK military Engineer regiments.

Designed my volunteers certainly.

It’s 2017 and Hayes AT modem commands can hack luxury cars

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Re: Missing words

In the Uk they are done through the DVLA to the registered owner - ie the Takata airbag recall got my 2008 car recalled late last year. But even with that central register its a still problem, and even more so in the IoT world where things never get patches even from large well known manufacturers

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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weapons system

Neither has it weapons system and wont have for another couple of years to replace the Lynx's Sea Skewer

Virgin surprises market by hopping into bed with BT for MVNO love-in

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extension

Just an extension of the existing deal between Virgin and EE..

D-Link sucks so much at Internet of Suckage security – US watchdog

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test case?

Probably a test case before they start on others as D-Link are no worse or better than many other manufacturers in my experience

Yorkshire council hit with prolonged web outage

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DR

No DR/BC in place then - I wonder how'd they cope of they lost the entire buildling like Vale-of-White-Horse/South-Oxfordshire did?

Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP

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gerenic issue not just BT/Plusnet

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/12/10/014231/new-bug-in-windows-10-anniversary-update-brings-wi-fi-disconnects

happening to many win10 AU and started before some fix came out on Friday.

Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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malware

Well if the ad networks were malware free I'd be more than happy to see the adverts

Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

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following Brexit????

Following the Brexit vote - surely

No one's pulled the trigger on this yet, so we have no Brexit just yet, merely the threat of it.

SWIFT warns of more 'sophisticated' attacks, readies anti-fraud tool

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Daily reports

So they just send a report out the next day for you to check where all your money went! good, so I know where it went yesterday, so I'll found out perhaps quicker I've been stung

Healthcare and local gov are most likely UK bodies to suffer infosec breaches

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Breach notification

Well given the most orgs in the UK (SMBs etc) dont HAVE to submit a breach notification to the ICO where as healthcare (NHS at least) does.

This will change when GDPR come into force so we'll get a better view of sector views.

Microsoft adds new 'Enterprise Products' section to privacy policy

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No Unsubscribe?

Hmm no unsubscribe huh - will be interesting to see how the Can-Spam, CASL and the various EU based legislations stack up against this.

Melbourne motorway to lose its $1k-per-call emergency phones

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stay inside your vehicle?

Not the advice from the UK traffic folks - if you get hit by someone verring onto the hard shoulder you're pretty much dead, Much better to be out of the car

Salesforce's data centre team 'fought' AWS cloud outsourcing

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They fought the cloud..

So a case of..

They fought the cloud and the cloud won

sorry couldnt resist

Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

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Heal...

I read that as Heal Thinners, so was about to grab a doughnut...but off to specsavers now.

Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

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Re: cloud goes pooooof

I think theres a level of transparency from the folks like 123reg that needs to be increased so the smaller folks selling stuff via sites and the like are completely aware of risks and issues they could face.

Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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It's in the cloud

I pay money, they must be backing stuff up... did you actually check?

Misco: We're moving to the cloud after yesterday's bit barn meltdown

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DR/BC

yeah cos all the big folks like Netflix dont need multiple redundant instant DR setup to cope with AWS etc falling over.

Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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Re: Why not send it into space...

'cos the rockets arent 100% reliable and will explode on launch with too much regularity, just for 1 reason not to..

New UK cyber security centre to work with Bank of England

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Action Fraud

AF would be alot more useful if you could put in actual details of the (attempted) fraud sich as email headers, caller-id info for Smishing stuff etc rather than just aggregating the info

So. Are Europeans just a whining bunch of data protection hypocrites?

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HR 1428 and US Freedom Act

Seems these covers only US "agencies" (HR 1428) or Intellignce Agencies (US freefom Act) not companies who hold data in general so how does this provide better protect than us Europeans already have when what have covers everyone!

Home Office lost its workers' completed security vetting forms

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OPM

Just following the US OPM's lead then ;-)

500Gbps DDoS attack flattens world record

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BBC at 602GBS

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/01/ddos-gang-takes-bbc-websites-donald-trumps-campaign-site-holiday-weekend/

the BBC DDOS was allegedlly even higher so they mustnt use Arbor then...

UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

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correction system

Depends is they have a decent correction system for things they have mis-classified.

Cyber security buck stops with me, says Dido Harding

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avoidable?!?

Seriously, this was a SQL-Injection vuln and they'd been breached 2 previously documented times this year alone....

As to the lack of of a CISO and a well trained security team and droppng to to t he business units to sort this out, I'd suggest this isnt a good idea in todays world.

GCHQ goes all Cool Dad and tags the streets of Shoreditch with job ads

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Salaries

folks might be put off by the difference in salaries from the boys in Cheltanham

E.ON fined £7m for smart meter fail

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Internet of Smart Meters

Oh good more vulnerabilities in our national infrasctucture..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/30/smart_meter_hackable_for_free_electricity_say_security_reserachers/

just to start with

TalkTalk shares drop 10.7% despite research that breaches don't cause drops

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what else is going on

Given the continued poor levels of customer service even before this and after the 'new management' had turned this service issue around are we sure this just isnt an excuse by the investors to show disapproval.

just like the CEO of Target wasnt ousted due to the breach there (it was a failed attempt the start Target in Canada) what else has TalkTalk not been able to do?

Vodafone left the lonely singleton as Liberty deal kiboshed

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Poor fixed line?

They bought C&W about 2 years ago.. thats a good start to build on

Storage device reported stolen from insurer RSA's data centre

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credit monitoring

So all they do is give Credit moniting for X months.

Great so I know after I've had my details abused..

TalkTalk deactivates hundreds of email accounts after legacy spam scare

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I wonder if they've done the same with pipex emails?

DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

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Re: Started reading it from Prog 13...

Sounds like he has a big old building to store them in as well..

I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

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who would have got this anyway

Given the vast majority of users would have never been sent these updates from either the phone vendor or carrier would this make any difference anyway.

Now we just have to get the vendors to stop selling devices with Gingerbread (2.3) installed :-)

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Or get the guys back that ran the technology dept before they outsourced it all to Siemens

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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flouting the law

Thats because everyone who did before is still doing it..... taking pictures of stuff at the side of road etc.. do basicallu no drop off in actual handheld use despite the law, ergo no drop in accidents

Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Vulture Central's backroom gremlins can't help but wonder why the MoD want to park buses, rather than F-35 fighter jets, on their shiny new aircraft carrier. As regular Reg readers know, the defence industry got away with murder when the Queen Elizabeth class were ordered.

Probably because the Buses actually work.. http://gizmodo.com/all-us-and-uk-f-35s-are-being-grounded-again-because-1599593347

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