malware that installs following malware? Sweet.
561 posts • joined 16 Jan 2013
Re: How to run a monopoly 101
They could arguably have gotten away with it as late as the Windows 7 release, but now those pesky kids are wise to their tricks. I remember getting my first iPad, bought apps etc, then I got a Nexus 7.. oh different app store, then my wife got a Kindle as a present.. damn it.
Now we've got the Windows 10 app store, hey I get free Minecraft Beta - great, but will I go near it for ANYTHING ELSE? Will I hell.
Re: You don't say !
To be fair to Microsoft they did try, just really badly over the years to improve security. It was never an after though, just done with an incredible degree of variance from one patch and development to the next.
Apple, despite me not being a fan did approach it and continue to do so in a much more mature way. Right off to wash my hands, can't believe I'm typing praise to them.
Re: 1% rise is a jump?
More interesting tbh is the fact Windows 7 share has dropped, I use 10 at home (along with Linux) and it's fine - but at work we're still very much on Win7 and have no intention of moving for several years.
Not so much an anti-Windows 10 thing as concerns around legacy apps etc.
Re: Anything can be fixed with a new IT System!
Working in the NHS I can say this - most people here don't think the answer is always a phone call to IT away..
However many managers do, right now we're implementing an electronic patient record, yet we're not properly looking at existing ways of working and how those should/must CHANGE to go electronic, we're also not training staff to handle the electronic record who currently handle the paper ones. The result? will be expensive to fix and mistakes will be made which could have been avoided.
People seem to forget that an IT system is only as good as the processes and work you put in before, during and post development, not just on the system but those that impact on how it's used daily.
Half hearted thanks and a bit of spin
Seems to me they're more interested in painting the hacker here, who has DONE THEM A FAVOUR as the culprit.
Typical knee-jerk defensive posture by the company, we see this all too often these days when they forget they should be busy apologising for the error, making good any fixes and shacking the hackers hand for having saved them from a world of ICO butt hurt.
Re: Dumb git cubed
I don't know anyone who would remote in after leaving to do it. Do it whilst you are there, set it to go off well after you've left etc.
Employers are typically very bad at handling staff leaving, personally now I work in IT security I'd like admin rights stripped from any staff the moment they hand their resignation in.
I got something similar from a high street shop recently with about 20 Megadrive games on it, my 5 year old loves it and it's pretty much fool proof as she turns it on and there are the games, no internet connectivity, no worry about her dropping it (this thing is bomb proof) and it's got nice simple controls.
Yeah I could be skeptical about Sir Clive doing this but honestly I think he's onto something, I'd be far happier with my kid playing old speccy games than half the trash on the kindle store.
Re: blaming slack admins for this one
Then again it could be argued that if they don't have the money for a reasonable (free) infrastructure) then they're getting a more secure OS free.
I'm struggling to see why so many are up in arms about an upgrade that you have to opt in to get to begin with which is free, more secure, doesn't require retraining (despite what the linux/mac fanboys say).
It's just the usual el'reg MS flame, nothing new just a slightly different topic, last time it was Windows 8.. now it's windows 10.
Re: Enabled Macros?
Our are disabled my default, we still get hit as staff enable them when prompted without thinking.
If I'm told one more time that I don't do enough staff awareness I'll scream, there's only so much you can do for some people, after that you really need to start going down the disciplinary route.
Homebrew PCs are simply becoming more common
If you can build with lego, build in minecraft then you can build a PC these days, no longer do you have to pay attention to the colour of cabled pins when connecting it's an absolute doddle.
Bottom line is people can either buy from one of the large PC retailers or spend less and get a better PC they themselves can service and upgrade for years. People are increasingly doing the latter either on their own or with friends.
Now let's hope AMD can up their game, we need TWO strong GPU manufacturers as a minimum.
Re: his work there is done
I once worked at a local council, my first non-private sector job. We ran one IT section and when merged with another council proposals were put forward for how we'd work together - essentially merging the two departments, with us being the smaller one.
Surveys were sent to customers, our approval rating was over 80%, theirs was under 40%. Guess which way they opted to run the department? Yes the way the 40% one worked, all implemented by a temporary "head of service merger" who left about 3 weeks after the work was completed and before the first raft of complaints came in.
None of our department managers were given managerial roles in the merged department, none of our team leaders were team leaders, they were on protected salary and every one of them left within two years, the place is now mostly outsourced.
He has asked the DWP what proportion of the new technology required to implement universal credit has been complete for each year since 2011, but was told the department does "not have a detailed point-in-time breakdown." So it is impossible to judge how much has been achieved in terms of IT build in the last four years.
Please tell me they asked for a "point-in-time breakdown" for NOW so in 20-whatever they can ask what work was done between now and then.. ?
Re: @The Original Steve
I find it ironic that people have a dig at Microsoft when MS have taken the US government to court in order to protect data from non-US citizens from being accessed by the US government when it's held in Ireland.
I think they deserve some credit for that personally, very few companies anywhere in the world would bother with it.
I can't stop thinking that..
Windows 10 would be a lot less unpopular if MS stopped trying to ram it down peoples throats, now before any fanboys on either side open their mouths - I use windows 10 at home and REALLY like it, but then again I decided to upgrade to it the day it was released.
I'm not sure I would have if I'd held off and been nagged about it constantly since. It's insanely stupid marketing by MS.
Re: 'password' indeed!
Problem is if they auto create passwords on these and put them on with stickers (like many home routers) some idiot won't change them and CISCO will get the blame when random contractor X looks at the back of it and takes a note of the password.
At least with an obvious temporary password even the most stupid admin will change it to something they know.. like letmein.
As any NHS Info sec staff member will tell you..
We manage risk, have no budget and mention pen testing and you get a dirty look.
I'm fantastic at pointing out the glaring issues with software we either develop in-house and I'm not even a coder, I'd like the applications externally tested but that costs money and you know - money = operations not carried out and the public wouldn't stand for that.
It's apparently not a great use of resources to protect our data.. yet.
Re: Work as a cleaner. I did!
This is oddly one of the strengths of most public sector organisations, cleaners are just part of the staff so they have friendships with people in the buildings, they know the staff, they are known.
Right up until outsourcing happens - then this problem rears it's head again.
Bit bored of the anti-windows 10 stuff
It's an improvement over Windows 8/8.1 and in many ways better than Windows 7. Yes there are bits I dislike (vagueness and lack of control about privacy and updates) but they are arguably getting stick partly as they've been more open than many other vendors about what they are doing, even if they remain a little vague.
I moved to Windows 10 shortly after it came out having never tried the development versions, I was pleasantly suprised, turned off Cortana after trying to get it to work and then just got on with it. Having Windows 10 installed hasn't upset my Linux Mint laptop one bit, it's still talking to me.
Just a bit bored of the whole anti-MS bandwagon around here, give it a rest, actually come up with some valid experiences of having used it rather than theorycrafting your own linux/mac/W7/WXP fanboy fantasies of it not working for you.
Re: What is the sky?
However as these mature and we have better cameras on them the bottom line is that it won't matter if they're 100m up or 1000m they'll be able to zoom in on whatever they like or take high enough resolution footage that it can then be look at later on a computer.
Personally as far as I'm concerned they should be treated the same as CCTV cameras - fine to cover your property but not any other private residence without consent.
I don't own a drone but I do like them - but there's a time and place.