* Posts by osmarks

14 posts • joined 28 May 2018

It's 2019 – and you can completely pwn millions of Qualcomm-powered Androids over the air


I'm fairly sure that that list includes my phone's SoC. But given that it's somewhat old I'll probably never actually get an update patching this. How wonderful.

And we're back live with the state of the smartphone market in 2019. Any hope? Yeah, nah


Re: What I dont get is...

I get cheap ~£100 ones every year and a half or so, since I basically just want something which I can browse the web and possibly call/text on-the-go om.

Google to offer users a choice of default search engine on Android in the EU – but it's pay to play


Re: Meh

It is in theory open source, but huge amounts of important functionality have been moved into Google Play Services and whatnot.

Bored of laptops? Love 200Gb/s interconnects? Then you're going to hate today's Intel news


Re: 10nm

They claim the IPC uplift is 18%. The graphics is a lot better too though.

New UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for an end to end-to-end encryption


Ebg13 "rapelcgvba" vf frpher rabhtu sbe gur nirentr pvgvmra, bayl tbireazrag zrzoref ernyyl ARRQ nalguvat orggre.

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


Are they actually this stupid or just pretending to be?

Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support


Re: other tech sites (zdnet) have provided a fool's how-to guide

1. implement useful security feature

2. wait for ISPA to complain

3. mention this to tech press

4. ???

5. profit


Well, too late for them, I've already gotten DNS over HTTPS turned on on most of my devices.

Netflix wants to choose its own adventure where Bandersnatch trademark case magically vanishes


Rounded corners. Really. They're suggesting that their stuff is being stolen because there are some rounded corners.

So about that Atari reboot console... you might want to sit down. It's going to be late, OK?



It has to be powerful so they can 4K internet of things with the cloud using a serverless blockchain network.

The knives are out for cloud gaming as Nvidia flashes blade-based box packing 40 RTX GPUs


Re: Hard to say how that flies

I can see it working for the types who just buy a console and play Fortnite or something equally awful without being particularly good.

Overhyped 5G is being 'rushed', Britain's top comms boffin reckons


Until data caps go up, it'll be totally useless for most people; you'll end up burning through your entire cap in a few minutes of high bandwidth use.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more


Re: Pretty soon, you won't be able to turn them off

I expect eventually mesh networking will make that null and void.

Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre CPU hole


Can we just not base our CPUs on the awfully slow execution model of C?

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