* Posts by Cwrw

8 posts • joined 18 Feb 2015

Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good


Blocking FB cookies

The article ends with the statement "Neither of which, of course, will be as effective as just blocking Facebook's cookies".

Just how do I do that in my browsers (Firefox and Chrome)? It sounds like a useful security / privacy control.

Cisco's 'Hybrid Information-Centric Networking' gets a workout at Verizon


Damn ...

... I'm just getting to grips with ACI and NSX SDN, and Intent-Based Networking and this arrives ...

UK citizens will have to pay government to spy on them


The people voted this Tory government into power

You get what you voted for. There were options but they were ignored.

Use Skype if you want to report a crime, say cops


Typical Skype call. ...

OK I can hear you but not see you ...

Yes, just restart Skype ..

Wait a minute while it's updating something

Yes I can see you but no audio ( by this time using email)


Sounds left of assorted bludgeoning and mayhem ....

Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?


Re: Taketh away

Upvote - a very simple description of what's wrong with the USA patent system

It's 2015 and Microsoft has figured out anything can break Windows


Ladies, put down your Linux and Windows handbags ...

and concentrate on the real problem. Direct injection of malware code into memory is easily done, and eludes both traditional anti-malware applications running on end points as well as application whitelisting. An application like a browser is whitelisted to execute but it doesn't stop a website drive-by infecting it and then chaining a command string to subvert the machine.

This is a real and active problem for enterprises that is only recently being addressed comprehensively, using edge, network, device and application behaviour to detect, isolate and remediate the infection that may be sending information from your PC without any obvious symptoms.

So any improvement in consumer endpoint security, that starts to recognise and address the impact of advanced and persistent threats, should be applauded, regardless of the OS or the vendor.

Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app


The GPDA survey won't work on an iPad

After many pages of questions you get to the submit screen - entering an email address and your name works OK, but the mandatory 'tick to accept' terms and conditions won't accept a tap. So the survey (around 20 minutes to complete) won't submit. So a bit like the modern F1 racing - it promises a lot, gets you involved and then lets you down ...

Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'


TIM - the UK's talking clock

Dial 846 and you'd get the talking clock. Now Mr Tim Cook is putting it in an Apple watch for us

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