* Posts by OhThatGuy

12 posts • joined 11 Jun 2018

There are pictures all over the internet of a big dark spot on Uranu... Oh no, wait, it's Neptune


Re: Units

Of course they didn't say that. I'm sure they said 100 m/s, but the article writer asked google "what is 100 meters in feet?". But then it would be even nicer to the imperial-unitistas to ask for a conversion of 100 m/s to mph, getting the ballpark figure of 223.694 mph...

Big trouble Down Under as Australian MPs told to reset their passwords amid hack attack fears


Re: Laws of Australia

Well, it'll take some time to put together the official list of these not-to-use passwords, that's why it isn't done already...

Huawei pens open letter to UK Parliament: Spying? Nope, we've done nothing wrong


I thought this was about Huawei, not Cisco.

Facebook Like, social sharing buttons on your website may land you in GDPR hot water if data goes a-wanderin'


Re: Good...

"First they'd need to find where MZ buried his morals & ethics" - I don't think he's ever been bee troubled with either of those...


Re: "website operators should obtain the consent of site visitors before collecting data"

And 275 different controls doesn't fulfill the "simple to use" req in GDPR. I think it has to be much closer to the 3-5 classes of controls that GDPR lists.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal


Re: The user has no freedom but to consent

The basic fault with all these "GDPR updated" cookie policies is that they are all still opt-out in best case and more often just some advise on how you can dive down into your browser's cookie mgmt to clean up after each visit. So it's a looong way to opt-in based on the GDPR grouping cookies. And we still have the old "By continuing [whatever actions] you consent to our cookie policy".

Some "4%" fines are really needed.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)


Re: The issue is changing the password...

Having the drive manufacturer decide the encryption key means that the user isn't in control. The chosen solution just adds extra steps for no good reason, and now we see the resulting facepalm. KISS is more important in security designs than in most other areas, IMO. The issue with changing the key is no big deal, the process will just take some time.Small price for getting a key you can actually change...

Give yourselves a pat on the back, top million websites, half of you now use HTTPS

IT Angle

Re: Point me to site encryption instructions for the ...

You might start at https://letsencrypt.org/getting-started/.

In my case laziness is at the level of using Synology Diskstation for a web server, and there it is easy to configure LE support ;-)

Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'


Re: CASH...CASH is the answer....

The VPN gives you another IP address, but the details in your phone are essentially the same. And I assume that G slurps, processes and sells those. Ie no lost revenue for G.

Nokia: Oops, financials aren't great. Never mind, 5G will solve our woes


Re: Talk about employee incentives...

I don't see where the $28m comes from... €361m-€292m would be €69, so I guess that their lawyers not only are paid handsomely but also has a sizeable expenses account.

Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux


Re: Is it Upgrade Season or...

The uptime clock is reset quite often due to corrected security bugs in kernel, isn't it?

Shock: Google advises UK peers against more legislation


Their entire "we're just a platform" argument needs to be exposed for the nonsense it is

Last time I checked, FB T&C says they own the content their users upload. That really makes them a publisher, not a "platform".

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