* Posts by DaveMcK

4 posts • joined 26 Jul 2016

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

DaveMcK

Re: 'Multi-cloud' is next

as opposed to the flog computing we already have?

Lanarkshire NHS infection named as Bitpaymer variant

DaveMcK

Maybe RDP maybe not

After translation of the page it doesn't say that this attack was performed via RDP more that this is a common vector (And from experience I've seen more than a few of these attacks via RDP). The article does mention other vectors - such as email attacks etc.

Saying that if RDP is open directly to the internet it is simply a matter of time.

Either VPN or at least setting up terminal services gateway services so the connection is over https and far harder to brute force.

RDP open to the internet is simply a disaster waiting to happen, you may as well stick the server out on the street with a sign saying "free" on it.

My unpopular career in writing computer reviews? It's a gift

DaveMcK

Handy...

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

DaveMcK

Really

Or you could just go along and enjoy the film - yes it has a few flaws - but there isn't a trek episode or film - or indeed any film without them. Plot holes tend to be plot devices - if he could have just used the transporter then that scene would be significantly shorter wouldn't it?

The final mano-a-mano fight was unnecessary (but very Kirkish) and not great - but its easily forgiven - I laughed out loud at sections and felt the need to listen to Sabotage again afterwords... it was good unadulterated star trek.

I got what I payed for and would happily watch it again.

Yes we could have more deep and meaningful commentary on society - but I go to the movies to leave that crap behind for a couple of hours...

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