* Posts by Severus

3 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017

Windows Server 2008 SP2 gets new support model

Severus

LOL Chris, had some bad experiences here have we? You and me both!

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Cyber arm of UK spy agency left without PGP for four months

Severus

Ever heard of the precautionary principle?

Of course the Chinese are spying on us, they are our enemies! Why don't GCHQ start with the precautionary principle? The principle implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when there is insufficient evidence to show that something is safe. These protections can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that provide sound evidence that no harm will result.

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NotBeingPetya: UK critical infrastructure firms face huge fines for lax security

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Rank Hypocrisy

The biggest UK victim of the WannaCry outbreak was the NHS, when last I heard the NHS was a Government Department so the Governments first task should be punishing itself for not complying with its own rules. Ah, but the reason for non-compliance was under-investment in IT by...you guessed it, the Government. So the government intends to punish itself for not complying with its own rules by fining itself a substantial sum which will leave itself with even less budget to spend on the deficient IT systems that caused the problems in the first place. This will make them more vulnerable to future attacks which will result in even heftier fines leaving them with less cash to fix the problems making them more vulnerable.......................

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