* Posts by MrBlack

16 posts • joined 21 Jan 2016

Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

MrBlack

Wow. Complete turnaround in reporting, hey Reg ?

'Just as likely however is that Bloomberg's reporters made mistakes in their reporting and the organization failed to adequately fact check the article.'

Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

MrBlack

'Bloomberg Terminals, with many layers of editing and fact checking, and it has a zero tolerance on errors: it is inconceivable that it would publish a story this huge that wasn't watertight.'

A bit of a bold statement, no ?

Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

MrBlack

1024-QAM in the current 2.4/5 Ghz bands ? Where are people hoping to have this low level of RF noise to achieve this, in Alaska ? ISI is a bitch.

Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

MrBlack

A VPN to where, from where ? Do you think VPN providers are immune to handing over log files ?

Why waste away in a cubicle when you could be a goddamn infosec neuromancer on £50k*?

MrBlack

Re: Social skills could be taught?

It's funny how people think only people in IT sit in front of a computer all day - financial traders, graphic designers, sound designers/engineer, film editors, finance staff, really nearly everyone except manual jobs and other lower skilled jobs.

Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander

MrBlack

Will Cisco go the way of Nortel, and others ? The Apple model of gouging only works when the competition is lackluster and demand is there. The Cisco cli is dead. Long live the Cisco cli.

BGP borked? Blame the net's big boppers

MrBlack

He could have just boiled it down to three laws..

Lottery-hacking sysadmin's unlucky number comes up: 25 years in the slammer

MrBlack

He should have just created an altcoin ico.....a perfectly legal way to take suckers money.

Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

MrBlack

Re: https?

RDP is unusable from china to ireland for browsing, been there tried that. Now an SSL VPN.. that may be of interest. Ni hao any port you want.

Extreme Networks confirms it's buying Avaya's network biz

MrBlack

Anybody using Avaya switches ? Motorola, now Extreme Wing Wireless is very feature rich and flexible for a competitive price. But Avaya ?

Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

MrBlack

Windows 10 reminds me of the Rick and Morty episode with the Devil, you get a free upgrade to Windows 10 now, but you pay later with it's hidden 'feature'. I have had reboots and tediously slow updates while out on customer sites, its a hateful 'feature'.

Apple to Europe: It's our job to design Ireland's tax system, not yours

MrBlack

Re: Ireland doesn't want it's £11Bn windfall

Why not do a little research, so you don't come across so clueless ? It really isn't all that hard to do.

Apple assumes you'll toss the Watch after three years

MrBlack

Re: As a service...

What time is it on your other hand though ?

Cisco says CLI becoming interface of last resort

MrBlack

Tried to re-configure an (eol) Cisco 1552 just yesterday using the GUI alone - hair losing experience, ssh'd on and bingo, can grab some bits out into notepad, re-configure and paste back in. Try to do that on any current business edition GUI only Cisco device without losing hair.

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

MrBlack

Re: Not Bricked

Yet another person who doesn't know the difference between an Arduino prototyping board and AtMel microcontroller, sigh.

HD Moore exiting Rapid7 for VC-land

MrBlack

For the rest of the world "Petrol"..

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