* Posts by expreg

15 posts • joined 21 Aug 2018

Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

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Re: Generation Z?

Millennial are Gen Y. Not Gen Z.

Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

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Re: Actually seems to make things more complicated

That information is part of what makes something Wi-Fi Certified. You'll be able to associate "Wi-Fi 6" with a set list of supported features. If it's not Wi-Fi Certified, it cannot (I mean, people will do it anyway) be labeled with their logo or naming scheme.

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I'm sure El Reggians know, but I need this off my chest.

Nothing is being "ditched." The Wi-Fi Alliance is just using another naming scheme for their certification program. 802.11whatever is still around, and will continue to be as new docs are ratified by the IEEE. People referring to the specific technology will still use the standard names.

To be honest, most consumers just saw something like AC500 anyway, so I'm not sure it was really needed.

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

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Re: Give and Take

Likely to change now with Project Treble and Android One. Although if you had a Nexus (or now, I suppose, a Pixel) you would get updates every month.

Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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It always confuses me that the American political right, the folks who supposedly mutter sic semper tyrannis in their sleep, are okay with a sitting President taking political and social action against private news media. Even if they are being unfair, is that a precedent you want to set?

Sextortion scum armed with leaked credentials are persistent pests

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Re: Why me?

Uh, what? Troy Hunt does not run any password manager companies, nor does he sell them. He advertises 1Password as that is one he uses personally and they've implemented his service into the extension. You can find his blog online, easily.

Y'know what? VoIP can also be free from pesky regulation – US judges

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Re: CCIE Opinion for those who care

Thank you!

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Implications aside, I'm not sure I can disagree. VoIP is basically just another application of the internet, like the web and email. Even if it's actively replacing POTS/ISDN in some areas, it's still a different technology. If the web counts as an information service, why not VoIP? The P2P nature of the calls themselves? Is BitTorrent not an information service?

Any experienced telephony El Reggians with an opinion?

Feel the shame: Email-scammed staffers aren't telling bosses about it

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Re: Tech Savvy Millenials

"None of them..."

An absurd comment, but the argument has already been stated.

I'm definitely tired of hearing "He's a kid, they're geniuses with computers!" though. Of course, that's being thrown on to Gen Z now as well. "I let my son fix it, he's good with computers" is usually an ominous warning of things to come.

Take a pinch of autofill, mix in HTTP, and bake on a Wi-Fi admin page: Quirky way to swipe a victim's router password

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Re: Oh dear.

They can copy your network SSID and create an "Evil Twin." Then spam you with deauth frames, and then spam you with broadcast advertisements carrying that SSID. I've done it at home for shits and giggles (to my own devices, obviously).

Someone mentioned the Wi-Fi Pineapple which has all of this built in. It's easy to do without one.

Protected Management Frames (802.11w) can protect against the deauth spam, but I'm not sure many home telco routers use that.

But yeah, I turned off auto-fill ages ago.

NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies

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Yes, the victims could have made some better choices, but there's a lot of blame the victim here. Why post nude photos online? Who cares? Why sexually extort women?

Netadmins: Grab a plate and wander down El Reg's network buffet

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Alert

"for example, a virtual CPE in which the "box in the home" supports connectivity and nearly nothing else, with cloud services providing smarts like the firewall"

What could go wrong?

Elders of internet hash out standards to grant encrypted message security for world+dog

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Re: How to increase suspicion

It might terrify you to know, then, that many of the internet's open standards and protocols were written by engineers work for many big tech companies. They have the money to fund the research. IETF is run by volunteers, it's non-profit.

Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Sue the office supply store. All of those pens are responsible for this!

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