I told them about this months ago....
Can't believe they still havn't fixed it.
12 posts • joined 24 Oct 2016
"P.S. No... I do NOT have any problems playing games, talking on Skype, etc. etc. etc. Never have had. And I forward precisely ZERO ports."
Most likely you are playing games that do not require peer-to-peer access between players. Some games, particularly Xbox games, but also PC (eg. Elite Dangerous) do require it however and won't work without either uPnP or manual port fowarding.
As regards Skype, I suspect it falls back to a centralised server (ie. middleman) approach if it cannot establish a direct connection between users.
"I'm not sure why more banks don't give customers hardware gizmos Like Nationwide BS or Barclays in the UK do. Can't cost more than a fiver and must pay for themselves with fraud prevention?"
Because they're a royal PITA? I carry enough crap in my pockets without a separate gizmo for each service requiring 2FA.
"Did you join up today to astro-turf on behalf of the Home Office?
Lets look at what you forgot:"
No, you are missing the subtlety here. They are not bothered about end-to-end encryption between customer and service, ie me -> Google, because Google is able to decrypt the information and simply pass it to the goverment. As they do already.
What they are bothered about is end-to-end encryption directly between users. Because then the only people that can decrypt it are the two users. And as it was previously pointed out, this type of encryption is fairly rare.
Placing orders online with Amazon, eBay, Tesco etc etc.
Paying for anything via PayPal
Securely sending your password to your email provider to get your mail
Logging into pretty well any other service.
Are all perfectly safe. At least in theory. Unless the government change their mind....
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