Only 'unknown' if you don't know your InfoSec Pros. Troy has done good work for several years, and is well known and well respected in the industry.
(I especially recommend you check out his work with cold-call scammers, rather entertaining.)
19 posts • joined 29 Apr 2007
You sir, fail.
I've no interest in buying a Surface, but with the minimum browsing I've down just to see what the fuss is about I was still able to * accidentally* come across the information that only 16GB is free for user storage on the 32GB model.
Sick of people how can't be bothered to learn what they're shelling out for complaining when a purchase arrives as advertised, but not as expected. The problem isn't the purchased item/
Paraphasing the the three page review to essentially: 'a nice machine, but buy something else', but it still gets 70%?
I'd expect a 70% review to be closer to 'get what you pay for, meh' type of machine. ~£400 more than a machine with better benchmarks? should be 0%, do not buy.....
I had the same question.
My connection (and that of most I know) is significantly faster than the poor speeds mentioned in the report. I haven't read the full report (registration required), does it just look at download speeds or all attributable factors for a quality connection? i.e. up/down speeds, latency, ISP peering/transit provisions etc.
What's the point of the ICO?
>"Information included dates of birth, mobile numbers, A level results and addresses."
>"The ICO said because the data was relatively harmless it decided not to fine the university."
Sorry ICO, that's not harmless information.
@Pete2: possibly, but that's the choice of the student NOT a third party that can't handle their responsibilities to secure personal data.
I received a call similar to this last year, if they get a non-technical person on the phone I'm not surprised that they get results; the scam is well put together and there's plenty of opportunity for them to place the victim in dummy mode.
My grandfather also got the same call, he believed them but thankfully said 'thanks, I'll tell my grandson' and hung-up :)
Covered my experiences: http://blog.infosanity.co.uk/2010/11/20/cold-calling-it-support/
Not sure why everyone is immediately dismissing this.
Yes, there are dangers on line.
Yes, kids need to be looked after properly.
But in principal, I can't see too much wrong with teaching kids to use real world systems whilst they're young enough to quickly assimilate data and concepts.
What about providing access only to friends pages, walls etc. and have any friend requests have to be authorised by an associated parent/guardian account.
More importantly, hands up if you think the current 13+ system actually prevents the 12 and unders from actually getting an account? Anyone?
you mean like putting signs all over the road telling lorry drivers the size/height of the bridge? hold on......
If the lorry drivers can't figure out what bridge/road/tunnel/whatever is large enough for their vehicle then perhaps they should stick to driving Fiat 500s?
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