* Posts by gr00001000

46 posts • joined 8 Jul 2013

Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?

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Pirate

Re: libreMESH

There is no UK representative of Libremesh we need to change that

https://libremesh.org/

Guifi.net Iberian peninsula http://guifi.net

FreiFunk Germany http://freifunk.net

FunkFeuer Austria https://www.funkfeuer.at

Ninux.org Italy http://ninux.org

AlterMundi Argentina http://altermundi.net

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Go

MESH

I'm all for banding together and creating a MESH network of inter-connected national WIFI points and locally adminstered server content and services. We don't need these giant ISPs, CDN bohemoths and Internet giants. The corporate commercial Internet can be left by householders and non-commercial pioneers.

The tech is there now, just need some good long distance beaming between towns.

A separate Internet can be formed, just band together and do it........ I'm waiting for it to happen. The only global firm i'd want to be part of it in some way would be a wikipedia.

@frontline_ops

https://mashable.com/2018/01/09/mesh-networks-provide-alternative-intenet-connection/#igk1CqVMYqql

Cathay Pacific hack: Personal data of up to 9.4 million airline passengers laid bare

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Trollface

which nation state would seek such data?

Let me think

Ex spy bosses: Cyber-warfare needs rules of engagement for nations to promptly ignore

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Big Brother

The Internet battle

Yes the Internet is the new battle space, and also the arena for influencing hearts and minds.

So witness now how it is being ring fenced with favoured tech giant providers in national geographies, chiefly by the search provider/service provider:

Yandex

Ten-cent/Baidu

Google

In the years to come we could withness the regionailisation of the Internet and barriers put up around TLDs and address space.

Ugh, of course Germany trounces Blighty for cyber security salaries

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Going freelance

Well if you have any tips on getting started freelance in InfoSec do share them..

Surely theres an initial big risk without a big starting contract/customer or a large contact book?

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Analyse all the alerts

The shortage in cyber security skills is the requirement of large amounts of people to perform alert analysis, threat hunting, security posture compliance analysts and incident triage and response. Theres lots of work in these.

Did somebody say Brexit? Cambridge Analytica grilled: Brit MPs' Fake News probe

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Cambridge Analytica are relevant to LeaveEU, Darren Grimes is relvant

A large donation of campaign money was donated to Darren Grimes 'social media campaigner' who passed that money on to Aggregate IQ -- AggregateIQ had just been a short-term “contractor” to Cambridge Analytica.

Robert Mercer of Cambridge Analytica is good friends with Nigel Farage, who does seem to spend a lot of time in the states these days... with these Trump aides. "Andy Wigmore, Leave.EU’s communications director, told me that it was Mercer who had directed his company, Cambridge Analytica, to “help” the Leave campaign."

Cambridge Analytica has data points such as social media, financial, residential, employment and connections on many millions of people. They can target individuals using tracking in browsers as well as social media. They can understand who are vulnerable and target them. They can influence voters with online targeting and media targeting to smear opposition to encourage voters to stay at home. The Guardian has done some top notch investigative journalism on this.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/21/electoral-commission-documents-reveal-more-details-on-vote-leave-donations

Australian central bank says 'speculative mania' and crime fuel Bitcoin

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The value of US dollar is heavily based on confidence and reserve currency status based on US Gold reserves, rather than the IOU value of gold in the vaults.

The value of Bitcoin is based on confidence in proven cryptographic hash calculations and the confidence in the difficulty of such.

The US dollar is heavily transacted digitally.

Bitcoin is entirely digital.

The US dollar is preserved by US hegemoney, some gold reserves, currency float valuation and US Securities.

Bitcoin is preserved by CPU power and limited supply.

Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?

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WTF?

Nathan Barley. Idiocracy.

Teenagers taking out loans to invest in bitcoin.

Idiots bragging materialistic slap stick brainless twaddle on Youtube.

These things will pass.

Vlad the blockader: Russia's anti-VPN law comes into effect

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Big Brother

Re: Ooops; Now El Reg is Blocked

Hey look its one of the famous Russian Trolls! Typing in anti-Western views from their troll factory.

Tech firms take down WireX Android botnet

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Widespread infection

Surely the next big thing is the malicious actors sussing out the 'Bouncer' system wholesale and creating bots that grow within 6 months to hundreds of thousands.

I'm thinking apps such as the face swap apps and these sorts of crazes, with seemingly low numbers of face swap apps from large coding houses, instead many curious little coding houses offer them.

Because very few people run AV or have MDM full lock down on their Android phones....

Homeland Security: Putin’s hackers tried to crack electoral networks in 21 US states

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Childcatcher

POSTAL VOTES

Could the hack and known stealing of personnel data as the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Personnel_Management_data_breach of up to 21.5 million been used to register votes used for one certain president??

'We should have done better' – the feeble words of a CEO caught using real hospital IT in infosec product demos

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Mushroom

Re: What is it with next-gen AV?

Yep including:

Slagging each other off behind closed doors in conferences

CEOs calling out other NextGen InfoSec companies tech and strategy in press articles

Poaching each others staff, with younger non-public companies offering large options.

Undercutting each other at tenders

Shameless job hopping around NextGen InfoSec by SEs and Sales leaders

That sound you hear is Splunk leaking data

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Re: Splunk

Send all your syslogs to one place and correlate for SIEM.

Send all your user transactions to one place and compute correlations in the big cloud.

Seems their Schtick, they're quite successful don't you know.

Three-commas Thiel expresses love for himself, Trump and downtrodden millionaires

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He reminds me of those slightly distopian yet glossy films of the 90s like Robocop, running man and Total Recall where wealthy powerful businessmen tread on the normal guy, like some kind of black and white world.....

Oz infosec spooks: ease back on the “cybers”, this is serious

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FAIL

error in report?

Your report mentions "The Bureau of Meteorology's woes in August get a mention" then links to the online Census failure. I think the wording needs to be changed to "Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) woes"

Security man Krebs' website DDoS was powered by hacked Internet of Things botnet

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sites down again

26-Sept-2016 18:55 site is saying 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable. I was navigating to read it but suspected something was up then found this story.

Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them

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MARKETING

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING. unfortunately.

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Re: Honestly how clueless a comment

3rd largest cloud hosting company with their own data centres

O365 drive going very well, Outlook the most advanced and favourite email client, Word and Excel dominate

Microsoft Active Directory still the favoured enterprise user catalogue and authentication system

Still the favoured corporate OS

Microsoft shares are at their highest in 10 years and 4 x what they were in 2008.

They have a place in the corporate computing world, but maybe not in the home anymore!

Kotkin on who made Trump and Brexit: Look in the mirror, it's you

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For Kotkin, at the heart of Brexit was the calculated decision to respond to low birth rates by importing cheap labour :

Yes, it was lazy economics, Gov don't fix the issues, instead allow migration to give us economic growth.

But now, our population will not get to the 80 million with no space on the roads and STEM jobs handed to immigrants with degrees. Its the one potential hope that comes from the mess of Brexit. Fix the STEM shortage by funding STEM degrees. Promote and train staff to advanced positions.

Quick note: Brexit consequences for IT

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Switzerland

My hope is, we follow and are seen to be similar to the Switzerland model.

We still have the vast city of London with its global outlook, Tech hub.

The new government surely realise trade and commercial continuity are key and will keep many agreements in place. Its possible they even negociate a deal that keeps much of the EU policies as they are, after all, most MPs dont want to sever links with europe.

Otherwise, Dublins going to get a second Celtic tiger revival.........

Intel told Irish council all was well just before 12k job cuts announced

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parallels

I'm starting to see a lot of parallels between the IT industry and the banking industry.

Huge size, employing large amounts of employees in cities.

Beholden to shareholders somewhat for most.

Global industry employing the brightest of certain specialists plus others in company running.

Leading edge adaptation of new working methodologies and restructuring.

Ruthless cost cutting.

Twitter at ten: The social network designed for 2006 struggles into a second decade

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Amazing how, by being closed off, Facebook creates it's own ecosystem for users with approved friends, creating a world in which to exist that advertising can be injected into. Twitter just doesn't seem to have gone in the right direction.

Amazon UK boss is 'most powerful' man in food and drink

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the geeks shall inherit the earth

Its beyond most peoples comprehension that Amazons original market was Geeks buying heavy expensive technical books and manuals, Cisco and Microsoft press books. From there they conquered the book world and beyond.

The web was orginally a document sharing service populated by computer operators and universities and now is critical to business and most commercial businesses consider launching primarily as a website.

Geeks favoured Apple devices and these days they are the prominant mobile and premium business laptop.

When machines replace workers in site automation and self-learning AI automation robots, the geeks will be kings.

So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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Happy

S'Amu$e

Amusing read. Whats happened in the 20-teens is the marketing industry has blown up and jumped on/attached itself to the IT industry. People are paid thousands and thousands to hype apps/advertise in the channel/run stands at infosec/Perform SEO for industry giants/viral marketing.

Successes like Uber and AirBnB encourage it, but those are Californian digital disrupters. it doesn't seem very English to create such things. We are more liekly to succeed with purposeful Apps and leave the guff to California.

If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE

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episode names

Kudos to the makers to name each episode as a filename and format: eps1.43xplo0its.wmv eps1.9zer0-daY.avi must give the downloaders some fun. Although they can rename the files easy enough.

The series has much depth and intregue to follow, including the Kali screenshots.

Carders fleece $4.2 million from Victoria's MyKi transport agency

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Re: Nah, don't pay them that's the game!

Having lived in Melbourne, the trams were practically free for many people, cheapest PT in the world!

But they cracked down, at the very time Miki came in and it was impossible to pay for your journey on the tram.

Huge hack attack: UK data cops to probe Carphone Warehouse breach

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APT

Or they hacked the central network of the company using an APT with targeted malware and exfiltration.

Because their CIO and senior admins haven't learnt about APT protection providers.

Five data centres you can't live without

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Ireland cr*p weather win!

Cold climate = more data centres + jobs

SDN: It's living the dream – and just using what you've got

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Complex

While the central management is the number 1 plus point on SDN networking, the Openflow langauge used by vendors such as ARISTA is an new complex language used for scripting that must be learnt. So there is additional pressure on IT pros when moving to this kit.

The slow strangulation of telework in Australia

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Re: 10MB/s in North Sydney?

I bet thats not cheap...............

To think in the UK houses and apartments are already having their sale value affected by internet speeds..... Oz is a bit behind

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Re: "Competition I think it was called."

But even in the cities of Australia they don't have much fibre!

SDN's dream: Use what you've got, not what you're promised

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SDN and NFV - outsource your systems to India...............................!

An IBM employee informed me in 2012 that he was depressed at where the industry was heading. Software defined networking was going to allow outsourcing of all I.T. to India where lower wage I.T. staff could create entire Server/network/database structures for the business by request at the press of a button.

Once all I.T. is virtualised and off-shored, what I.T. is needed in house?

That IBM employee is now a teacher trainer at a large University.

Sophos looks to raise £65m with IPO

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I'll have me some of that

Leading AV supplier including ties with Cisco Ironport and a large Firewall product line, its a good good business.

Google-Twitter hookup rumours pushes up babble blog site's shares

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number 1 for real-time

Twitter is a consumer feed. Many struggle to understand its use. But global news agencies, journalists and sports agencies know its value. If you want THE most up to date information, Twitter would give you that. Plus remember this? "AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging.... http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/apr/23/ap-tweet-hack-wall-street-freefall"

Twitter agents reputation and influence is a measurable entity, and is why Associated Press posting a twitter message could affect the DOW so much. Twitter is already fully integrated into media companies and news agencies and people trust that source. I realised all this from that point, even though I hardly use my own account at all.

Worst … commute … EVER – Surrey to Sydney

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Dreaming

Yes it's the find friends for you both angle, why he came back. And friends aren't family either, will they babysit your kids for 3 days?

Sydney is a rat race.

About that UK digital biz renaissance? Not so fast

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Happy

The Reg IS the font of knowledge

Glad you went on to mention that you spotted hot spots in South Oxfordshire and Bath-Bristol. Theres quite a few tech firms in various states of growth there i've come across. It would be very interesting if Reg were to point out the UK hotspots to help its readers. Obviously large parts of the M4 corridor would feature, along with tech city, but these lesser known ones too.

Facebook worth more than Portugal? Hell, it's worth a LOT more than THAT

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Big Brother

Going the same way as

Friends reunited

Gov.uk's broadband boast: Superfast fibre piped to 1 million Brits

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Thumb Up

Get Lucky

If you're lucky you'll be in a rural area that isn't tied to BT only. Their FTTC offerings are fine, but they have no intention of making any fast moves on connecting areas.

They play dirty tricks.

The Goverment needs to look to grow all fibre businesses.

Job for IT generalist ...

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Business with I.T

Companies do like staff who align their skills with the company products. IT software firms, ISPs, Telecoms, IT Health products, product product product.

Cloud, virtualisation and big data added to TAFE curriculum

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Sounds very relevant, do they promise a job at the end?

Microsoft defends Azure with two-factor auth security

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Webmail security

So when will Microsoft introduce two-factor authentication to their Outlook.com/Hotmail service?

Gmail has this. I have asked them why they don't and did not receive a reply from their 'how can we improve this' feedback service.

In MASSIVE surprise, world+dog discovers Nokia checked out Android

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Happy

Ballmers Microsoft bought Nokia because they were going to dump their software it seems.

As for Nokia they will be fine, and those scoffing at them don't know much about the hardware they produce. Nokia Solutions Networks was created by the companies Nokia and Siemens and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide and has about 58,400 employees.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Our new top Android ten-incher

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Buy this tiny storage Tablet

You need this tablet, with its tiny RAM. You need it to do the things your smart phone or laptop won't.

Then in 2 years you will need one with larger RAM. Plus a new smart phone and new laptop.

Then you will complain that the cost of living is too high and the world will be starting to run out of cheap Indium, which will be present in 14 electronic screens of all sizes in your house.

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