* Posts by S_W

6 posts • joined 23 Jan 2019

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone


Re: Don't be........

"Got lynched" - no you didn't. Someone asked what a microphone had to do with testing and that was about it.

Do you have a persecution complex?

Q. What's a good thing to put outside a building of spies? A: A banner saying 'here we are!'


Given that the US warning seem to be based on the possibility of compromise rather than evidence of actual compromise - what about all of the Cisco, HPE, etc. switching that is also made in China?

OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?


Re: Out of curiosity ...

Are you authorised to transfer the music to a different medium? If, as your choice of language implies, you are in the UK then you do not.

Boffin suggests Trappist monk approach for Spectre-Meltdown-grade processor flaws, other security holes: Don't say anything public – zip it


Re: So? Responsible Disclosure?

Yes, there are several faulty assumptions in his thinking.

Firstly, that vulnerabilities are being immediately made public. In most cases they are not.

Secondly, that black hats are learning about these vulnerabilities from the disclosures. While some will, if the vulnerability exists it may already have been discovered and be being actively exploited.

Third, that the only way to be safe is with a vendor provided patch. In many instances a configuration change can eliminate the vulnerability albeit at the cost of functionality or performance loss.

The most annoying British export since Piers Morgan: 'Drones' halt US airport flights


Re: 500g Drone vs 100 ton airliner

It was a 4.5KG piece of tyre.


Re: 500g Drone vs 100 ton airliner

So your assertion is that hitting a 0.5KG drone is less serious than hitting multiple 6KG geese?

"Squishy" things aren't squishy at speed. Ask anyone that's hit water at speed.

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