Re: Dont' name and shame persistent offenders
"the day before"???
Revenge is a desk drawer deposit best served cold.
176 posts • joined 9 Jul 2007
"the day before"???
Revenge is a desk drawer deposit best served cold.
Do you have to specify anything special when you burn the DVD? I seem to remember potentially having to designate the disc as an .iso image in the past. Asking for a friend...
I'll be totally upfront: this is because of us. Every product my company purchases immediately turns to crap and the support implodes. Sorry about that.
Anyone got the contractor's Venmo? Need to send him a few $$ for trying...
Thank God we have the administration in place who will know just how to tackle this crisis.
I was tempted to pick up a Pixel 2 to replace the wife's Samsung GS5 that has gone on the fritz. Luckily I started looking at reviews and noticed the litany of complaints: blue hue screens, burn-in of icons, poor sound quality. Google should right the wrongs fast - at least Samsung owns up to their mistakes. How is a patch going to fix burn-in and other physical display issues?
I'm 100% about this statement: " the effect would cause a 10 per cent in software sales"
Listening to the folks who should have tightened up the company's defenses, but didn't, so instead of copping to their failures decided to frame it as impossible to defend against.
Time to pony up for an independent vulnerability assessment and get the real story, Maersk.
"This case shows that law enforcement officials throughout the Western District of Tennessee will work together..."
Seems to me if that's noteworthy then it must be unusual, and that should be concerning. What, do they usually feud with each other?
Tweeting the discovery seems pretty insecure as well. Why not DM them and keep it discreet? If you see someone with their zipper down, do you shout across the room or do you pull them aside and quietly let them know?
URLscan.io is a pretty neat site.
Hmm... so where does this leave Cisco's AMP? It's a licensed product available on their ESA appliance which seems to be in direct competition with this McAfee ATD.
Well, that sinks my plans to consider a Google phone next time around. Nice move.
Between this and Cylance, it seems like it's all bad decisions and knife fights in the land of next-gen AV.
Google should make it easier to report these discoveries of false/incorrect entities, too. I once drove to a hotel on their map in western NY that was in actuality nothing more than a hay field - the hotel was literally 3 miles away. Trying to contact Google was a bit of an uphill struggle to report that issue.
They still are snake oil to me. We had a 2 month demo with them and experienced significant false-positives involving well-known commercial software components. At that point, it seemed like an exercise of manually identifying each file on your network, which defeats the purpose. Others swear by them, and yet I've never heard an explanation to reveal the reasons why some love it and others have our experience.
Like paying criminals is a better answer? Might as well award the crims honorary degrees while they're at it.
"If you are contacted by a vendor who is requesting immediate payment, please advise that we have an emergency process in place, and your unit will submit a request for expedited payment," the bulletin reads.
That should put the crims on notice to submit phony invoices, El Reg. Nicely done.
Any time I see a Weekly World News article cited then I know it's going to be a good day.
The saddest thing is to only discover the brilliance of people after they've passed. Thanks for the great read.
*Where's the IT angle? in honor of Lester...
I'm leaving - so reduce your bid by $0.0003, Verizon.
Banks could simply require 2FA and it would put a huge dent in the problem. That's on the banks.
Way better graphic for this story would have been https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/410wlv-29JL._SL500_.jpg
It's a wonderful thing.
Is it just me or has someone set fire to the site and it's just a smoking pile of ruins?
OK, I bit and threw my privacy to the wind in order to read the 3 page report. I saw nothing of real concern here, unless you're heavy into IBM software or a PAN OS user.
Should be the basis for Dom Joly's mobile device when he next films an episode of Trigger Happy TV.
Any relationship to Check Point, the firewall security company?
Just more justification for ad blocking tool usage.
Last I knew, WordPress is free software, so this 'rich corporate bastards' take is probably not very hot.
The link for the PoC code is fubar'ed - the URL appears to have been doubled.
I hear ya: we need more drone strikes.
Unaccountable? Yes. Illegal? No. Let's see how fast either side moves to close that loophole once and for all. Hint: not fast.
Thanks for the spoiler alert.
... there'd exist a video where a dude riding a hoverboard while using his Note 7 has both catch on fire at once. That needs to happen.
And... the FCC voted to delay the vote.
Loved the response from Pratik D in his thread: "why are you sending spam emails?" Lol - oh, the irony...
It's my understanding you have 2 points of failure in this issue: the handset manufacturers and the wireless carriers. Example: even if Samsung releases something for your phone, you're still beholden to Verizon Wireless to release their version of that patch.
Google sold their soul in order to try to catch and dampen Apple's momentum in the market, and now that eagerness is stifling the ability to secure an Android.
Nothing better justifies the judgment of management in firing/sanctioning an employee than when said employee turns around and pulls a stunt like this in response.
Having done battle with patching in an enterprise environment for years, it's very understandable why this would have been missed. My security team is always ready to demand patching ASAP, but the admins and customer support are always on about "up time", "reliability & availability", "regression testing", and other non-sensical terms. Enough with the hand wringing... Just patch the damn stuff and let God sort it out, I tell them.
So... who are these freeloaders touting "patternless" next-gen AV vendors? Let's name names...
Ahh - I guess Reuters did: www.reuters.com/article/us-cybersecurity-sharing-virustotal-anal-idUSKCN0XY0R4
A ringing endorsement of the firm's professionalism. About the same for the researcher.
Remember the days when we believed Linux and open source were the paths to security? Oh, we were so full of hope back then...
This page is immune to complaints made to Facebook...
$5B? Pfftt... that's like 28 F-35 fighters.
In fact, I'm surprised we haven't already tried this. BTW - it's an open and shut case as Samsung is crap with regards to Android patching.
Back in 2000 I had the chance to tour the USS Hue City when it was docked in Boston Harbor, as part of a special millenial Tall Ships weekend. We eventually headed down to the "war room" on the ship. This place was really impressive to me because of all the computer equipment. It was equally exciting to see Microsoft Windows NT logon screens on several monitors (I had read an article in Computerworld that the Navy was going to use NT on missile cruisers, and we had made several jokes about re-booting in the middle of a battle and dealing with blue screens when things were going hot and heavy). At the Vanguard Security Expo later that year, Bill Murray (of IBM & Deloitte & Touche fame, not the actor), a recognized national expert in secure computing issues, had stated during a presentation that he would leave the country if the military ever began to rely on Microsoft technology for anything of a strategic nature. I could hardly contain my excitement to point out I'd already seen it in use on a US Navy ship. "God help us..." is all he could mutter to the audience.
I've been helping a friend get some malware/adware off her Mac. The one positive I can add here is that clean up has been pretty easy compared to the Windows side of things.
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