* Posts by RankingRoger

14 posts • joined 3 Dec 2014

Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official


Apparently, they heard someone was running Windows 8

and wanted to see if it's really true.

Acer to unveil a 15.6-INCH Chromebook WHOPPER at CES


Re: @Jay 2

Ironically cloud storage is far more secure. I know plenty of people that decades of pictures and family videos because they never backed anything up.

I know even more that have windows and macs stuffed with malware.

A Chromebox or chromebook would have saved them

Just like going cloud (google apps for buisness) would have prevented (or vastly reduced the effectiveness) of the Sony pictures hack.


A lot of this makes sense, and would have been cheaper and more secure..

Google unveils Windows 8.1 zero-day vuln – complete with exploit code


Re: If Only Google Paid Better Attention To Android Security

Got a source for that? As obviously with 90% market share, it's easy to be fooled by the press reporting.

Android actually has a very secure multiple levels of device security.


Given that pretty much everyone runs android, I don't know a single person that's ever had malware or security issues on android.

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?


In summary

It's Google's fault that Microsoft have sat on this for 3 months...

OK then.....

El Reg's Giant Mobile Industry Roundup of 2014


Re: Tarred by their own brush

What is the obsession that some people have with needing the latest android version?

Most real users don't care, google deliver apps and functionality to phones still, and all apps are available, either because the API is very mature and developers don't need to limit to new Android versions, or because Google have a VERY good backwards compatibility library.

So what precisely do these orphans miss out on? Bragging rights of having a higher version number is all I can see..

Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team


Re: The First Step

Actually, out of all the noise on the Sony pictures hack, only 1 single story has anything I agree with, a cheap and easy way for companies of all sizes to reduce the risk to virtually zero. (as zero as it can be in online connected world), it's this one...


Downvote me all you want, as you despise Google or whatever. But anyone that's got any knowledge of security, there are some very compelling arguments this guy mentions, and I firmly believe had Sony Pictures used this (of course, with enforced 2-factor auth group policy), they would not be seeing their current security problems.

Google rams Landfill Android into Indian Ocean folks' faces


Landfill Android?

The ones I have seen are actually pretty decent for a entry level phone. I can't even believe people are still using that pathetic term. Did the Moto G not show them ANYTHING about what can be achieved at retail for £120.

ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

Thumb Up

Good, the deserve it

I never buy ICANN stuff anyway, not since one of their employees dropped a crisp packet on the pavement once.

Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio


It's also really nice that InteliJ understand that some of us are lumbered with Microsoft tools in our day jobs, so being able to use VS keybindings in IntelliJ/Android Studio is a good thing...

Using both Apple tools and Android tools, Android Studio is the king of mobile development, it's a very comprehensive package, and totally free. (a lifetime Android developer publishing account is like $25 or so). Very cheap and easy to get into Android Development.

Meet Jack and Jill: Google’s new Android compilers


Re: Optimisation?

Blistering performance here on my 13 month old Nexus5.

Perhaps you bought a crap Nexus7 2012 model?

Another lick of Lollipop: Google updates latest Android to 5.0.1


Re: Nexus 7 (2012)

The 2012 model is under powered. Google's only issue is that they delivered it. But then they would have been bullied into releasing it if they didn't release it.

Take your issue up with Asus....


Re: 2012 Nexus models to stay at KitKat perrmanently?

Nexus5 owner here, nothing bad to say about Lollipop here. Battery life is 20% better than Android 4.4, and not seen any issues whatoever. Performance is even better (it was great in 4,4 already).

Seems like a very small vocal minority are making waves in a teacup, either that, or El-Reg are trawling support forums looking for news on a slow news day.

Precisely what percentage of users are having problems with Lollipop? If you don't know that, how on earth can you proclaim "issues that have plagued early Lollipop adopters"????

An alleged 27GB Sony Pictures data dump. 65 PlayStation web servers. One baffling mystery


Re: So... If I understand correctly...

No, that is what this non news wants you to think.

There is not a single but of anything news in here,, unknowns, guesswork and speculation

One year on, Windows 8.1 hits milestone, nudges past XP


Re: Why are consumers biting on Windows 8.1?

Forced indeed.

I recently had to explain to a new windows 8 user, coming from win7 how to use it.

To open pictures, click start. Ignore all the massive flashing, distracting changing tiles that are trying to sell you things, you want that tiny discreet, no discript box at the bottom...

The realisation that windows 8 was a turd came very quickly to them at that point.

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