Re: It's what spies do?
Any competent spookhaus is going to be gathering information from their "friends" as well. The NSA certainly practices that often.
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The West’s fear of Huawei stems mainly from concerns that the company may be using its growing market share to secretly backdoor its equipment to assist the Chinese state with industrial and political espionage.
The real problem is that Huawei can, by Chinese law, be required to backdoor their own equipment at any time. What seems to escape a lot of the press is that this is just as true for the United States, as Snowden revealed, and seems to be also true for GCHQ, ASD, and pretty much every other nation on earth with respect to firms domiciled therein. Australia seems determined to even make that extraterritorial. Have to wait and see on that.
Just went through my list of current passwords, just in case, and the only one compromised is the one I use for throwaway accounts. I hadn't noticed that option before but it's been sometime since I last checked Troy's site.
Still changed passwords on key accounts (those tied to money) anyway.
"This will have little impact on adoption," he said in an email to The Register. "The vast majority of developers get MongoDB software directly from MongoDB, and at times from Docker, Homebrew or similar repos.
True, it just won't be this engineer. AWS, make no mistake, is the 800# gorilla in the room when your target platform probably will be cloud as well as local. Clients aren't sure what platform they'll be using in the near, let alone far, future.
I've had my eye on, pun fully intended, 22" tablets. The pricing depends on how capable the hardware bits found inside. Here that's at best a temporary solution. I'm staring at becoming a shut-in in the not to distant future. My doctor didn't explain the implications of the most recent diagnoses. I had to go off and dig it up out of the few medical anatomy texts that even allowed that "cervical spondylosis" even exists. (It does, very rare to have it.)
One population that is currently escaping the surveillance state are those people not carrying personal tracking devices, err, smart phones. Even dumb phones provide a minimal level of tracking via their dumb phone's links with the cell towers. I don't carry anything but no one deems it necessary to talk at me.
Yep, the Middle Kingdom complex which is still true even without an Emperor. Damned irrelevant worrying about PRC hacking though. Between OPM, VA and Equifax, the PRC already has my security clearance background check, medical records and credit record. And, by the way, Taiwan has always been there for us; I'd go in harm's way for them.
Yep, lambs to slaughter. You know you're going to have to bring your A-game to the table when a main point on the home page is that they need pciconf output to insure proper hardware detection for the installer/boot-config.
I'm certainly going to give it a shot as BSD was my first Unix back when it was shiny and new. It ran extremely well on my heavily modified A2000. As did most anything else for an OS for that matter.
You can replace or overlay the Windows GUI if you bother to go out and look at the possibilities. I've been using Winstep Xtreme for as long as it's been in existence on whatever flavor of Windows is required for all my tools. Extremely expensive tools as in thousands per seat tools. Other operating systems are in use here depending on what applications are required. Budget drives Applications drives Operating System required. Just another damned tool chain.
Check for Meltdown and Spectre mitigations being installed. Even when I pushed it here, my hyperthreaded dual core i3 was more than capable of handling my loads while I wander the Internet. Now it's not hard to hit 100% and Server Manger has a constant litany of complaints about the performance hit since this system's firmware got updated.
I use an authentic beaten steel wok and large gas burner turned up to max. Said wok is handled as with cast iron pan. Wipe it out with a lightly oiled cloth or paper towel. Here, I'm the only person allowed to clean any of the cast iron pans and nonstick pans, as well as my wok. Touching them is a termination offense.
We had the first case here, Fresno CA, of someone using a laser pointer at the local police department helicopter. If I recall correctly, he's doing ten years in prison. Still, criminals and the general public are generally stupid so even this hasn't caught their attention yet as people still doing it. By the way, the press pretty much everywhere in the US broadcast it far and wide, so publicity isn't a factor, apparently.
I keep getting this chill that, while they already have access through the phones one way or another, they keep going to the bench to see if they can force a communications provider to pony up the unencrypted messages. They certainly keep trying to get a court to go along with turning such into a precedent. Then again, I'm totally paranoid.
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