Why trust Google?
"Google's currency conversion widget includes a disclaimer that says the company cannot guarantee displayed exchange rates are accurate"
It's alright then as everything Google is always in beta stage. Until it's scrapped.
431 posts • joined 22 May 2014
Just in my first employment, as a most junior dev, I was working with an expert just contracted for his extensive DB2 knowledge. He was supposed to set up a battery of DB tests but managed to screw up on every single test he prepared (not allocating disk space, and leaving logs of it for us to see). That meant he had just wasted the whole team a Saturday (we were working extremely long hours due to a unavoidable deadline). By the end of the day I'd managed to redo - this time correctly - everything the expert was supposed to have done for us and our team got it's work done for others to take on next Monday.
That Monday, our manager heard us arguing about what had happened (I may have been expressing how pissed off I was about all that sorry affair) and, after investigating it, called me apart and told me I didn't need to worry about it any more as the 'expert' was no longer working there. I also got promoted a month or so afterwards.
So sometimes showing the experts are not what they claim to be is good for you (and saves the company a tonne of money).
What about the account passwords that got exposed, how were they stored? Plaintext, badly encrypted, properly encrypted?
I wanted to read some more from VPNmentor's blog, but its security cert isn't reliable....
But does it identify who's making his phone do 'funny' noises, or the one snoring, or the other one talking to someone else, or...?
(edit: although I was joking, on second thoughts I really just hate group calls!)
From the article: "Either switch to physical hardware tokens to protect accounts, ideally, or authentication apps, and/or call your carrier and put SIM transfer protections on your plan." (my highlight)
Ahh, it's so carriers can charge you for the privilege of not transferring your SIM to anyone that asks them nicely, without any evidence of ownership...
(we need some sort of "because of money" icon, it would be used extensively, I believe)
Even at price parity there are disadvantages in using SSDs as data recovery in case of SSD failure is much harder, so in a so/ho NAS, for example, HDDs would still be preferable
strcpyinsecurely for login authentication? Makes you go AAAAA-AAAAAAArrg *segfault*
If you check the scripts run by The Register's article you'll see the following (at least that what NoScript shows):
One would like to think that they should take a cue and start cleaning up their own house.
Remember those old AT towers with the Reset and Turbo buttons side by side? AARGH!
Once my boss got a call from a vice president of something-or-another, put the call on speakerphone and called me to listen to the conversation as it would deal with a project I was working on.
When I was getting there my boss was telling his counterpart 'glad it's just you and not idiot [redacted name] or we'd be here all night explaining stuff'
To which [redacted name] replied, in a somewhat gloomy tone, 'hey man, that's not funny'
That day I learnt to always ask who's on the other side of calls before calling any names :)
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