Just run OpenOffice instead of GooOffice. Upload files to your file server using SSH. Don't run macros in your office package. Very secure, no Spectre stuff feasible.
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All the "unfortunate bugs" (buffer overflows, invalid pointer accesses, bad parsers, hardware bugs) will be for all practical matters be indistinguishable to backdoors. They can be introduced by mistake or not by mistake. But of course they can be "explained" as "mistakes".
And the government folks who inspect Huwaei gear in Britain will most likely not find many of these "bugs", given their track record.
By means of the state-level trade policies and practices, Chinese companies enjoy many advantages over their EU and US competitors. It is by no means "free trade", but a one-sided affair which hugely benefits Chinese corporations.
The chicoms have been playing the "third world country" card to gain unfair advantages and they still exploit it, despite commanding entire markets such as telecoms equipment. Our corrupt elite allowed them to destroy Nortel and Alcatel-SEL.
This must stop or Europe will descend into some sort of third world area.
More a matter of: China wants "Joint ventures" for high speed trains. They demand technology transfer from each "partner" (read: victim).
A) Get the wheel and suspeńsion technology from Alstom
B) Demand the realtime control software from the Japanese
C) Require Siemens to share the motors and HV technology.
D) Combine A to C in order to build a Chinese version
E) Stop buying any train technology from the Japanese, French and German S4ckers.
It appears that a tiny elite profits from shipping European and US jobs to China. Because they can then expand their IT empires a bit faster as compared to using US or EU hardware.
Google, FB, Apple - megalomanics who care only about themselves and have a strong lobby in Brussels and Washington.
The Chinese (by means of Huawei and ZTE and the like) have already destroyed a major part of European and Canadian telecom equipment makers: Nortel, Alcatel-SEL. Nokia and Ericsson are in bad shape.
The Chinese can export whatever they want into the EU at small customs rate, but our companies must produce cars and the like in China, if they do not want to suffer punitive customs rates. Plus we need to hand over lots of IP in the process of "local production".
In other words: the incompetent elite of the EU has signed "one sided contracts" with China and the chicoms exploit it to the max. It is high time to stop this insanity, before we have more our our economy steamrolled. Plus, the Americans are right about the security and defense implications.
Google Translate will probably deliver a quite usable English version.
Indeed, if you want good usability and soft-realtime response of an application, you cannot use fully automatic garbage collection. The GC run will come at the worst possible moment from the user's perspective.
For example, you want to accept a call on the phone, but the UI freezes with a 3 second GC run. That will confuse the user and drop the call.
That is why Apple uses Objective C and Swift.
For all practical purposes, data has Redundancy. From redundancy, you can figure out which data record you are looking at. The attacking program would search for file headers, magic strings and the like to find the target data structure it is looking for.
For an attack against cipher keys it would also be highly useful to simply have a full dump of the target process image. Then simply use every 16/32 octet sequence in the image as a key candidate. This reduces an "impossible" (key space search) problem to a "20 minute problem".
Give each program its own transputer to do its respective work. We have more than enough silicon to do that. Connect transputers via fast transmission-line-type message links (not just TTL lines as in the original transputers).
In my world, MSFT and Adobe dominate markets while not getting security right. Not sure about Cisco, but Apple has indeed a record of serious measures towards security.
For example they encourage (force ?) developers to sandbox their apps, which is much better than what MSFT does: google "Apple App Sandbox in Depth"
Of course they also have issues, but at least they appear to work on systemic fixes instead of just more band-aids.
You would assume they create a library about 2000 lines of code which encrypts+authenticates commands and protects from modification and replay attacks.
Something like I wrote in a few days: https://github.com/DiplIngFrankGerlach/MST
Having said that, NASA has a history of very weak network security. So maybe I am wrong :-(
Before we had the € currency, Germany was doing quite well. So do Switzerland, Norway the Czech and many others.
The € is sold by politicians and mainstream media as a "peace project". But the Greek have never been more mad at Germany since 1945.
€ is good for Goldmann-Sachs and the likely. Everybody else would be better off without it.
Helmut Kohl and Jaques Chirac had a brilliant idea how to force the "United States of Europe" into place: Make all member states adopt a single currency and thereby kill a serious amount of their sovereignty. Like the DDR was killed by means of D-Mark adoption. Quite literally, if you look at their businesses.
Now Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and even France are dependent on perpetual credit (increase!) in the hundreds of billions per year from the ECB. All while their real economies are destroyed and unemployment goes through the roof.
Again: Rational decision to quit this club of madness.
For a long time, the Jäger 90/Typhoon had no fatal accidents whatsoever, while the F22 had very serious issues in its flight control software right from the start.
Also, the F22 fleet is quite small as compared to the Jäger 90.
F22: Five Full Losses: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-22#Zwischenf%C3%A4lle
Jäger 90; Six Losses, one of it probably in combat in Yemen. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurofighter_Typhoon#Zwischenf%C3%A4lle
F22 fleet: 180
Jäger 90 fleet: 515
That means the Jäger 90 has about twice better safety statistics, if you normalize by fleet numbers.
I talked to an engineer from one of the Big network management companies. He told me that Intel had the idea that the CPU itself could run some sort of antivirus protection.
Back then I found it a rather strange idea and even today I find it even stranger.
We now find out what kind of contraption they have created. An entire OS without an update strategy and of course coded in the portable assembly language "C".
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