* Posts by EnviableOne

721 posts • joined 28 Jan 2016


Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'

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Re: How do you tell when someone from Oracle is either...

2) Wanting another £100,000 in license money

the key is the another not the 100K

every time you talk to them the model has changed and you NEED a new feature, for just another 100K

Google hands out roses to preferred Android MDM vendors

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Notable Exceptions

looking at Gartner's CC for EMM, the following need to have words down the choco factory:

Cisco Meraki Systems Manager


Samsung (although hardware diversity may be an issue)


Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

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so you can improve your skills and steal more/survive longer next time ....

Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

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IBM and Oracle have form for working together, I'd put money on them joining oracle's suit

This is seriously the legacy tech verses the new boys, chances are the 85% thats getting replaced is oracle software on IBM hardware

Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards

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As was Said

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

It will take a lot for SM to lose this tag

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

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Please tell me it isnt just me

10 September 2018 <> Recently

glad this isnt under GDPR or they'd be getting papped knuckles under the 72hr rule, i hope none of theemployees are EU nationals, or this might be fun

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

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Re: Offsite scripts GAH!

didnt help BA, their internal hosting got compromised, and the script was served from their servers.

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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id's game engines were and still are the gold standard, but nothing beats walking through walls

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

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Re: Dumbing down the general population

@Sir Runcible you had ample chance to vote the same as any EU citizen. If you chose not to take part in the EU Election like 65% of the country (a good 7% below average turnout) and elect MEPs who make one arm of the EU legislature.

The other two are the council, formed of the Member state governments (weighted by Population) that you vote for in general elections

and the commision, which is proposed by the council (that you vote for your represenative too) and confirmed by the Parliment(theat you get a say in)

So How are you not able to influence european decisions by voting?

oh and all decisions of the council need to be unanimous, so your elected representatives effectivley have a veto.

and dont get me started on the mess of how legislation actually gets through all three into EU law ....

Whatchu got for us this week, Microsoft? Skype, Powerpoint tweaks and – oh – another foldable

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Re: From the title

waiting on 10am PST.....

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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Re: Not happy

Havent played that one for an age, back wwhe computer games were fun, and completley unrealistic

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Paperless 2020

the paperless 2020 money pot has already been raided and the cupboard is bare.

NPfIT had some of it the GDE program had its share, the WannaCry remediation took a load, and the W10 desktop licences took what was left. There is no money for replacing faxes, even to expand the fax to email gateways most trusts have.

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Re: There are two issues: who runs the datacenters, and the doctors themselves.

Id is very definatley required, we have what is known as the NHS SmartCard (a certificate authentiction) that can onlyh be issued on production of three forms of ID one of which to be Photo, and the people that issue it are more pedantic than the passport office.

After all that! Ofcom proposes BT as only broadband universal services provider for whole of UK (except Hull)

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Re: The phone call to BT will go like this

not quite they are required to provide it, but the cost is not restricted

Yeah you can have 10Mbps, but it will cost you £10k installation and £100/mo

Now you, too, can snoop on mobe users from 3G to 5G with a Raspberry Pi and €1,100 of gizmos

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Re: This is why calls should have end to end encryption

3GPP know that no matter how bad their protocols are, SS7 is worse and thats not getting changed any time soon.

UK's BT: It's not unusual to pull Huawei from our core mobile networks

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Great news for ...

Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Nokia (the old one that sold phones to micrososft) and Ericsson

Huawei has grown its market share exponetnially over the last decade, mostly at the expense of cisco, but everyone's taken a hit.

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Re: Fancy that

GEC Marconi went bust due to scope creep on the Nimrod AWACS project

Every time they had the system working to Spec, MoD changed the scope so that 1B got sunk into the project, that then got canceled.

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display

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Deeply Offended

"It's not the sort of thing you would want a child to see."

so says a single 53 yr old man

Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231

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GDPR has bigger teeth, and if she was hit under that, lets just say bancruptcy would have been on the horizon.

Even now, she will struggle to get a job with this on her record

Another Hancock-up? UK health secretary appears in piece about controversial GP app

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Unwelcome Change

Not sure if Hancock is an improvement over Hunt as Health secretatry.

I thought anyone would be, Hunt may have been preparing the NHS for privitisation piecemeal, but at-least he knew what he was doing.....

US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK

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FISA section 702

UNCHR Article 12

that is all

What the Dell? Customer passwords reset after miscreants break into Big Mike's IT emporium

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World Class Security

so DellEMC subsiduary RSA says it provides, maybe they need to take some of their own medicine?

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

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This has to be a PoC, they'll then drop in A76s and knock spots off the Chipzilla

Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

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do we have to remind them again, they singed up to the UDHR that guarnetees privacy of communications?


article 12

Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

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G.fail - Try getting that on Alu

Yes there are some lines, in business parks no less, that OpenBreach used Alu instead of copper, cos its fine for telephony, takes months to get the config right for ADSL, wouldnt like to test VDSL or G.Fail

Anyway, all Liberty Virign Media need to do is firmware upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and 250Mbps becomes 2Gbps and no body wants to pay OpenBreach for G.not so fast

Fancy Bear hacker crew Putin dirty RATs in Word documents emailed to govt orgs – report

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who in their right mind

opens a file crash list.docx

IMHO just asking for trouble

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

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Lies Damn Lies and Statistics

Ben franklin had it right

this model is based of incomplete evidence and assumed facts.

There is no measure of how many tweets WaPo were not able to verify, no mention of how many were factually correct, and it only used 150 sets of max 280 chars, hardly enough to eet any criteria for a robust test, and the training sample bias needs to be scrutanised, and probably needs to include a much larger sample too.

German e-government SDK patched against ID spoofing vulnerability

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at least its better then GDS verify ......

Black(out) Friday for HSBC: iOS and Android banking apps on the fritz

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well atleats they're not ....

Ok so one snafu you can forgive, but RBS's systes fall over when the wind blows the wrong way and TSB, if they fall over they cant get them back up.

Still Barclays, HBOS and CYBG havent had a snafu yet....

'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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Reversable encryption

there was a time when the planetext was available, however the storage was encrypted with this lovley algorythm called AES. Avoided all this collison mallarkey and allowed those part password challenges.

the problem is you get one key and the castle's gone....

Technical foul: Amazon suffers data snafu days before Black Friday, emails world+dog

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Not their only problem

They let you add new authenticators for 2FA, but not disable the old ones

Not sure they see the problem ....

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Re:Re:Re: Eh?


to be fair both the major parties bareley qualify, as the only reasonfor all this brexit mess was trying to hold the Conservative Party together.

and this lot didnt win, in fact at the last GE no-body won, and Teresa had to make a deal with the uber right wing from NI just to get anything done.

@everyone else

Diane Abbot is a numpty, but so are most of the MPs, there are few exceptions, we need more MPs with some work/life experience outside of politics, but in this country its hard to get into in later life.

The political system in terms of FPP is broken, it leads to a two party system, and both of them are broken, on both sides of the pond.

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

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Re: In other countries

In the UK the corruption is in large part down to the postal voting system. Non-existant


US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

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politics needs more Ron Wydens

If anything vaguley sensible and tech related comes off the hill, you can be sure Mr Wyden wil be involved.

US Republicans bash UK for tech tax plan

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Taxes, Havens and Loopholes

Ok so the tax is a good idea, but the reason that the tax needs to be deployed at all is the UK overseas territories acting as tax havens.

Jersey, Cayman Isles, Bermuda, Gibralter, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla

the rest of them are former Empire nations or micro-nations

Budget 2018: UK goes it alone on digital sales tax for tech giants

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Amazon wont get hit

if you look at there accounts, they only made 2% on turnover, google, zuck, Tim and SatNad's lot made nearer 25% on turnover

Pirate radio = drug dealing and municipal broadband is anti-competitive censorship

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Opposite land USA

"The Media Institute" "Free Speech America Gala"

are about as acurate as


USA Freedom Act

Foreign Inteligence Surveilance Act

The Protect America Act

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Memo to Mark Sedwill: Here's how to reboot government IT

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Agile and Govenrment

Two words that anyone with any life experience know dont deserve to be in the same sentence

uk.gov dont know what they want from one day to the next, so in order to do your job properly you need to get a propper SoW chiseled in stone or preferably written in blood.

Techie was bigged up by boss… only to cause mass Microsoft Exchange outage

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especially when your in the office in slough, and the server is in telecity, and you dont have inteligent hands.....

What a crane in the ass: Bug leaves construction machinery vulnerable to evil command injection

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oooh just had an idea

Crane Ransomware - payup or we drop this load of steel on your head

We asked 100 people to name a backdoored router. You said 'EE's 4GEE HH70'. Our survey says... Top answer!

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no longer EE

its not EE its a BT subsidury

Par for the course, BT will sit on their asses until forced to do something

Cathay Pacific hack: Personal data of up to 9.4 million airline passengers laid bare

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Arline Safty not Privacy

the whole industry is rife with bad security

just look at the SABRE and Amadeus

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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CoC is a PITA

Codes are a right PITA

SQLlite is too Religious, CC is to SJW, Linux is too short (Be excelent to each other)

I'd go with a modified version of Matthew 22 37 and 39

You Shall value stability and security of $project with all your heart soul and mind

You Shall do nothing to others you wouldn't want them to do to you.

Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

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Re: Privacy » Location Services » Off ?

Ahh, but the folks in curpertino collect where you have been too, its just kept on your iThinghy (for know anyway)


'The inmates have taken over the asylum': DNS godfather blasts DNS over HTTPS adoption

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DoH and DoT cover the confidentiality

DNSSEC covers the Authentication/Non-repudiation

Microsoft Azure looks to make cloud-native payments SWIFTer

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their system is great, just talk to Bank of Bangladesh, some russian ones, chileans, and others that got robbed over swift in the last year ...

Forgotten that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC

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There are problems either way ...

The reason SMC wont sue is "The burden of proof is always on the plaintiff" and it is intensley hard to prove a negative as they have said.

Its hard to see the conclusions either way as there is no evidence presented either way.

But an absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

so its basically Bloomberg and its anonymous sources vs SMC, Apple, Amazon and the TLAs

the question is who do you trust more, and who should you trust.

with a story of this magnitude, Bloomberg will have done enough to ensure their Liability is covered, SMC need this to go away fast, so their rep can recover.

IRT the previous quotes about Saudi, its not cash that menas people wont care, its the largest oil reserves in the world ... From vlad&Co its their Natural Gas, and the iranians have a good 3rd on the Oil reserves especially with sanctions, reducuing their output.

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: Internet Explorer, ...., Internet Explorer

and Edge was supposed to be a ground up new browser, its amazing how many bugs are in both it and ie

Don't make us pay compensation for employee data breach, Morrisons begs UK court

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Re: Quis auditdiet ipsos Auditores?

IIRC the data was removed from morrisions and uploaded from a personal machine.

IMHO, Morrisons should be liable for not taking due care of the payroll data of its employees.

Auditors should be able to see and verify, but not in any terms remove PII.

If this was under GDPR, regs there would be no case as Both would be liable.

Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

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FFS it looks like a pocket calculator

so much for the design, it even has the wedge on the back so you can see the screen when its on the desk


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