* Posts by Artem S Tashkinov

8 posts • joined 14 Sep 2018

Friends, it's fine. Don't worry about randomers listening to your Skype convos. Microsoft has tweaked an FAQ a bit

Artem S Tashkinov

Slight offtopic, but why "an" FAQ? I always pronounced this word as the f-word, so it could be just a FAQ.

Anatomy of an attack: How Coinbase was targeted with emails booby-trapped with Firefox zero-days

Artem S Tashkinov

This is actually very scary stuff: if someone is specifically targeting you, there's a very high chance you'll be p0wned even if you are fully updated.

Corollary: if you feel like you can be targeted, you should 1) Sandbox your web browser/mail client in a VM (which is also not a panacea) or even use them on a separate PC in a separate network 2) Your networks must be monitored at all times for any unusual behaviour 3) Your PC must be monitored for any unusual behaviour (new processes, crashes (which often indicate exploitable software bugs), executable files, document files with macros, etc.) 4) Probably you have to set up security policies such a way only a very limited set of software is allowed to run.

Having a bad day? Be thankful you don't work at a Russian ISP: Kremlin signs off Pootynet restrictions

Artem S Tashkinov

Re: Go, Putain, go

More like French sarcasm.

Artem S Tashkinov

Re: What about satellite?

Satellite Internet is prohibitively expensive for most mere mortals, so Putin is not concerned about it at all. What he must be concerned about is WiFi/Cellular coverage at the borders of the country but these radio signals can be relatively easily suppressed and people trying to relay the Internet can be physically suppressed even easier.

Putin just cannot sleep well until Russia becomes the next North Korea.

Microsoft flings untested Windows 10 updates to users! (Oh no it doesn't!)

Artem S Tashkinov

There are only three decent supported Windows releases which are safe to use:

7, 8.1 and 10 Enterprise LTSC and their usability and stability decrease from left to right.

Spoiler alert: Google's would-be iPhone killer Pixel 3 – so many leaks

Artem S Tashkinov

Couldn't care less - give us Nexus back.

OnePlus stopped being an option when they decided to charge at the very least $500, and besides I have apprehensions in regard to their firmware.

The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

Artem S Tashkinov

For no reason, oh, wait, the reason is to look like Apple because surely the "best" designers work for Apple even when the designs they create are loathed: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/01/27/1425205/ask-slashdot-a-point-of-contention---modern-user-interfaces

Artem S Tashkinov

Still the best that we can have because of Internet's enormous variety.

You can't have it with TV, radio, or books - they are almost universally controlled by someone.

I guess people are cooling down towards social networks and other social gatherings like reddit due to the barrage of trolling, hate speech, political agenda and many other similarly damaging things.

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