Do not fall into the trap of anthropomorphizing Larry Ellison.
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Huawei mobile mast installed next to secret MI5 data centre in London has 7 years to do whatever it is Huawei does
Re: You've heard of Tempest?
Well-shielded, or just a ton of metal in the way? GPS is easy; put an antenna on the roof and done. Unless you didn't plan for needing to know what time it is and failed to contract for the appropriate roof access, in which case you are bad and should feel bad.
The general relativity necessary to use the GPS system isn't that difficult, but everyone's using the helicopter icon in this thread already so science guy it is.
Shielding a room is straightforward and not outrageously expensive. Shielding a building is somewhat more difficult; window film is definitely a thing and helps but according to the datasheets I can find it provides 40ish dB of RF attenuation (vs. 90ish for a shielded enclosure), so it works with rather than instead of physical separation.
If the Security Service somehow didn't have a plan for mitigating such attacks, they'd be utterly screwed because anyone with a river-view room at the Doubletree next door and a telephoto lens has a great view into the back side of Thames House. (Decent hotel, but I haven't stayed there since it was the City Inn.)
US threatens to turf out four Chinese telcos amid concerns over national security... and COVID-19, doctors, schools, jobs, communists, etc
OK brainiacs, we've got an IT cold case for you: Fatal disk errors on an Amiga 4000 with 600MB external SCSI unless the clock app is... just so
Among waves, blisters and sleep deprivation, rowing duo add Microsoft's Teams to list of transatlantic ordeals
Re: What do people do with all these photos?
Take a few thousand photos; sort them out later. A $140 external drive stores a low six-digit number of raws, or keep them in a cloud provider's archive storage tier for $1/TiB-month.
People have collected warez like Pokémon for a long time, possibly since 1969 (before that all software was either open-source or not distributed at all). Whether you're actually going to binge all 275 episodes of Cheers is irrelevant to deciding to click that magnet link.
Tux, because all my torrents are Linux ISOs. (Except the ones that are actually BSD.)
Re: "...a whole lot of great things available that have nothing to do with any of that."
There are several Cirque du Soleil productions, plenty of magic acts (Penn & Teller are a must-see), any sort of live performance you can think of, golf, restaurants, the Pinball Hall of Fame, Red Rock Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, fancy shopping, and so on. The national (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches) and state parks (Snow Canyon, Kodachrome Basin, &c &c &c) in SW Utah aren't quite in day-trip range but are a good stop before/after LV.
Re: Prior art not that important
At least cold fusion could theoretically bear some vague resemblance to a method that could conceivably exist. The working-model requirement needs to be a lot broader, to encompass e.g. US6025810A, which purports to describe a superluminal communications device. It doesn't exactly take a rocket scientist to realize that this is causality violation and therefore just as impossible as a PMM.
Re: They had to go and ruin it
Niantic doesn't give a dog's wet shit about portals in restricted areas. There are five on the NSA headquarters compound (seriously restricted access) and more on Ft. Meade proper (slightly easier to get in but still not an open post). There are a half-dozen at Guantánamo Bay, which they can't possibly not know is restricted. NASA facilities have portals, too. CIA headquarters may be the only closed-access USG facility that doesn't have at least one.
Re: El Reg, I love you
Don't allow direct connections to external networks—make everything go through a proxy server. Alternatively, configure your IPS to block traffic if anything tries to talk to an IP address that hasn't recently been returned in a response from your DNS server.
The only real change for malware is that it could potentially use legitimate third-party DoH services, but those can all be blacklisted; and if an actor can use their own DoH server's IP address to bypass DNS-based filtering, they can also open a connection to that IP address without using any sort of DNS.
Re: Mozilla are only partly right
Cleanfeed is an acceptable trade-off between your right to have unfettered access to information and children's rights not to have pictures of their being raped handed around the Internet. Society, through the standard method of voting for things, agrees.
And yet multiple governments have totally failed to get Cleanfeed through Parliament. It's not even mandatory for ISPs to implement, let alone for customers to use; and the lack of transparency from its provider is the clearest indication one could possibly ask for that it doesn't do what you seem to think it does.
Re: Explain like I'm five ..
Designing the Enigma to never encrypt a letter as itself is a boneheaded move that shows up in large organizations' password policies. (Can't have more than x lowercase letters/uppercase letters/numbers in a row, for example.) Reducing your system's work factor is rarely a good idea.
Re: Proves that Cheltenham
As far as the high-street chain pubs go I'm partial to Copa. For non-chain, The Gloucester Old Spot is in town, Seven Tuns is worth a drive, and plenty more.
On the gripping hand, Wagamama stays in business despite 288 being roughly eleventy million times better, so there's no accounting for taste.
Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it
The solid state of storage in 2018: Latencies, they are dwindling. On-premises, the kit is glistening...
The monthly ARPU for NBN, which is a wholesale network, is about what Bahnof will charge (retail) for real gigabit FTTP (or 10G for MDUs in Stockholm). I don't think Bahnhof will even sell a service as slow as NBN's fastest FTTP.
NBNCo's shareholders should be fucking ecstatic that they can take such high rents. Or is it they're annoyed the rents aren't as high as in Canada?
Re: As long as they run a 3G service ...
I'd bloody well hope they're killing off 2G; setting phones to disable 2G entirely by default (which won't happen while 2G is in use) makes it more difficult for any rando to run an IMSI catcher. They haven't yet taken it out behind the barn because of all the fielded devices that have a 2G-only modem and need to be upgraded. (ATMs, soda machines, whatever—not all being so easily accessible, of course.)
There are idiots still using Windows XP; unencrypted HTTP for login (hence the Firefox changes); ridiculously out-of-date web browsers; Silverlight; and for all I know SSHv1 and LM authentication. Cisco used to charge extra for SSH support.
Think of this as the Rule 34 of infosec: if it's possible to configure a system that way, no matter how dumb, some asshole will do it.
Re: It is not that clearcut
Let me guess: your version of vi does not support noob things like arrow keys?
Bonus points for implementing a device that sits between your VT102 keyboard (VT52 acceptable; VT220 is right out) and NOPs the arrow keys using 7400-series ICs and nothing else. Some people have an iron will, but if not it's okay to reinforce your determination with TTL logic and wire-wrap.
Petraeus received probation and a $100,000 fine for bringing home classified information. (Which would be a fairly severe fine for a GS-11, but Petraeus probably earned that back fairly quickly from his corporate board memberships; also, a GS-11 would have gotten a full-on jail sentence.)
The only political appointee or SES member to receive a serious punishment for mishandling classified information AFAIK was Sandy Berger, whom the DC Court of Appeals disbarred in 2007 for removing classified materials from the National Archives, destroying some, and setting up a dead-drop with others. (The NARA OIG did not identify the intended recipient of the dead-dropped documents.)
Re: the eff is way out of line here
there's no right to the source code of deere's software (aside from any bits covered by license requiring disclosure)
Who is demanding that JD provide their source code? The EFF certainly isn't. This is all about whether JD should be allowed to send government employees with guns to stop people from repairing their own property.