* Posts by Danny 14

4016 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Apple: We're defending your privacy by nixing 16 browser APIs. Rivals: You mean defending your bottom line

Danny 14

Re: Internet Explorer reloaded

Is that the new Chinese store?

Danny 14

Re: I am not a fan of Apple ..

A web browser with access to geolocation, Bluetooth and compass direction?

Remember when we warned in February Apple will crack down on long-life HTTPS certs? It's happening: Chrome, Firefox ready to join in, too

Danny 14

Re: What the?

They code safari, they can do as they like. They can drop support for html5 if they want to. It will be the end users who voice their complaints. But if chrome and Firefox do the same then there goes the standard way of doing things.

Danny 14

Re: 2 year cert valid for 390 more days in sep 1st?

Buy a 5 year cert before 1st sept. I imagine the browser looks at both start and end date for cert check.

Defending critical national infrastructure... hmm. Does Zoom count as critical now?

Danny 14

Re: Does Zoom count as critical now?

Some tablet browsers say 'unsupported use the app'. There are ways of fooling this with Firefox and extensions though.

Danny 14

Re: Does Zoom count as critical now?

We have found zoom to be quite reliable. We use teams for our scheduled 'calendar' meetings and zoom for adhoc short meetings. Whilst this seems odd, we have found zoom to be easier to use than teams when the personal zoom rooms are used. Yes they have their security risks (being a known password for the room) but waiting rooms and lockdowns mitigate that.

Gotowebinar is bloody awful though. We get robotic high pitched shifted audio for half our users, zoom and teams work perfectly on the same machines.

If teams had a similar personal room with password approach then we would use teams for everything, as it is it can be quite fiddly inviting 40 people including some who you only just got emails for (so aren't in your distribution lists)

Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

Danny 14

Re: Makes you wonder about Dragon.

my kerbals manage it at least twice for every three failures, so it cant be that hard.

Danny 14

Re: I get that the cameras may not have picked out the truck...

take some acid, shine a torch on things, marvel at the different colours reflected in your eye sensors.

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

Danny 14

Re: My firewall - getting updated

If you read the report by Dan in the article you will see that it wasnt replicated in linux.

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app

Danny 14

Re: Good and bad

Yep, that draft dodging hippy has been playing that crap again. Best call the covid cops.

Raspberry Pi Foundation serves up an 8GB slice of mini-computing goodness

Danny 14

Re: Further back than that....

74 is starting to get pricy though. Most people will still need storage and a PSU. Possibly a case. This is starting to get into NUC territory.

Dont get me wrong, I like raspPi, our XIBO clients are rasp pi running from the USB of LG panels, but the next batch of XIBO displays are actually NUCs now.

Linux-loving Windows 10 May 2020 Update squeaks in with days to spare before June

Danny 14

1809 was a solid build for us. We started with 1607, moved to 1809 and are now on 1909 having recently migrated. Will wait a good year now.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

Danny 14

Re: Is it wrong to be in favour of this?

You are dead wrong about the UK. We dont have any companies or manufacturing left for the government to spy with.

Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl

Danny 14

Re: And this is why I don't do cloud based access.

Ubiquiti do cameras too. Not too bad pricewise.

Danny 14

Re: "ADT failed to monitor consumers’ accounts"

Or perhaps the admin access is logged centrally so that ADT could contact the admins if necessary. Pretty fucking obvious if the same email turns up on many systems. Maybe the principal account holder needs to auth the additional admin manually. Perhaps the system periodically emails the principal with a list of what it has done etc.

Danny 14

Re: "ADT failed to monitor consumers’ accounts"

You dont have scripts or triggers for certain accounts accessing many systems? You dont have audit logs checking multiple account logins to multiple consoles? How about access audit logs for security and admin rights?

How would you spot rogue admin accounts on your systems?

ADT is a security company failing at security. Pretty shit job.

'Non-commercial use only'? Oopsie. You can't get much more commercial than a huge digital billboard over Piccadilly

Danny 14

Re: Free for non-commercial use?

We use dnsmadeeasy. They are great for dns failover too.

Danny 14

Re: Free for non-commercial use?

I remember my handover week. The day i was asking about licenses started along the lines of "so where are is license documentation, you know Adobe and MS renewals? What CALS are you using?

The answer was along the lines of " CALS? What are those? We just used the same key and cloned the drives".

The firm basically had zero licensing. That was a fun first week budget meeting "sign this for licensing or give me written license budget refusal."

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party

Danny 14

Re: Epic level of nominative determinism here

1st QLR signals detachment commander was captain kirk when i was RSO in the early nineties.

Baby, I swear it's déjà vu: TalkTalk customers unable to opt out of ISP's ad-jacking DNS – just like six years ago

Danny 14

Re: The first..

Yup. Zen user here. They gave me a fritz box and didnt mind if I installed openwrt on it.

India says 'Zoom is a not a safe platform' and bans government users

Danny 14

Re: Total Wittle

Perfectly cromulent word.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 line has had a good run with four years of security updates – but you'll want to trade yours in now

Danny 14

Re: I'd love to see a law...

Running lineage on my note 3 with magisk. All apps that complain about root can be added to the root-hide function. Works well.

At the Supreme Court, Morrisons pops data breach liability win into its trolley – but it's not a get-out-of-compo free card for businesses

Danny 14

Re: At Last

The supreme court often gets things right because they are proper judges.

20 years later, Microsoft's still hammerin' Xamarin: Bunch of improvements on the way for cross-platform coding toolset

Danny 14

We have a simple intranet aspx website. We coded an android app built on the same codebase in xamarin. It wasnt too bad. Its still effectively a web core app, just with a portable friendly gui

Finally – news that something is guaranteed to be healthy and well looked-after for the next six months. That something is Windows 10 1709

Danny 14

Re: GRRRRRRR

There are usually about 40 profiles on our machines. Depends how many people have logged on the past week. Group policies do clean old ones but we found the update was stalling on some. Looking in the panther logs pointed me in the direction of some profiles failing the update. No idea on the downvotes or vitriol, it was a fix that worked on our 300 machines.

Danny 14

Re: Death of WaaS

Server 2016 was built on 1607 and is going strong.

Danny 14

Re: So, let me get this straight

Yeah because its not fun upgrading and rebooting machines at work that wont play with wake on lan.

Plus MS aren't saying you cant update, just that you don't have to update.

Danny 14

Re: GRRRRRRR

Remove all profiles you dont need. This is what caused this issue on our machines.

Bad news: Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the world. Good news: Nitrogen dioxide levels are decreasing and the air on Earth is cleaner

Danny 14

Re: or we had a revolution in aircraft propulsion.

Living in the lake district, the traffic was fucking mental yesterday. Seems that everyone thinks that they should all congregate here instead of social distancing. All the lanes were chocablock near us. Madness.

Out with the old and in with the new as Java 14 arrives, bringing with it first Project Panama enhancements

Danny 14

Re: Not as much a bonanza as they may hope

This. We had 2 apps that used java, neither do now. We have a couple of machines with openjava for supporting one last legacy switch in a hard to reach place, that one (covid depending) is pegged to go in August.

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature

Danny 14

Re: Just RDP int your work computer!

Depends, you could be working in the cloud via teams, sharepoint and onedrive. Our sister school is almost entirely cloud based. MIS, LMS and VLE all cloud based with o365 and even google classrooms.

Danny 14

Re: Open source never looked better

Why? We use laptops, they have w10 and vpn to rras on server 2016. Its a doddle.

Danny 14

This. Our staff have work laptops docked. These have vpn and dial in before login. Always worked well.

Appareils électroniques: Right to repair gets European Commission backing

Danny 14

Re: What about updates

my ford mondeo had its convers+ updated every year when serviced. I knew when it was updated as it lost all the bluetooth settings. Holding the accelerator to the floor whilst turning the key brings up the diagnostic screen with the version number too.

Corporate VPN huffing and puffing while everyone works from home over COVID-19? You're not alone, admins

Danny 14

Re: Uptick in remote S/W sales

yup. I demonstrated a very simple zoom session to our board management with a logitech boardroom camera/microphone. It was like moses parting the water.

Yes, just like the demonstration I showed the management one level below you and was rebuked years ago.

Danny 14

Re: Not just VPN accounts

yeah, we spooled up an SSTP RRAS for people without proper VPN.

Capita hops on UK's years-late, billions-over-budget Emergency Services Network to keep legacy system alive

Danny 14

Re: The actual question is

Capita has an astounding business plan. Bid really really low for a government contract. Run it badly but not quite badly enough to be yoinked. When you run out of money for the contract just go over budget and demand more.

Seems to work really well for them.

FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more

Danny 14

Re: Limited™ contact information

Fucking hell. ,£300 a MONTH? What do they get?

You've duked it out with OS/2 – but how to deal with these troublesome users? Nukem

Danny 14

Re: Error

Stuff expensive, 40gb wouldn't have been addressable by win3.1

Danny 14

Re: Expensive

Ah a 4mb rage 2 with orchid righteous 3d. King of the hill PC at the time.

Check Point chap: Small firms don't invest in infosec then hope they won't get hacked. Spoiler alert: They get hacked

Danny 14

Re: What the ever-loving frack ?

I know for a fact that our insurance had sections for ransomware, backups and AV.

HMRC slaps Getronics with winding-up petition: It'll be sorted out today, blurts tech services firm

Danny 14

Yeah i worked as a contractor for them back around 2005. They were moving into the dell server servicing market and were a nightmare to get money paid on time back then.

Pitney Bowes: Can we be frank? Ransomware has borked our dead-tree post systems

Danny 14

Re: "to pay or not to pay"

Just use a crypto canary for detection, and a backup at hypervisor layer to insulate from the actual virus.

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival

Danny 14

Pi4 4gb is nice but they ate now getting to nuc prices. I picked up a nuc for £84 (sans ram or drive but those arent an issue for most hoarders). The box does have decent wifi and a nic plus hdmi, vga and plenty of usb. They are very good media boxes.

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months

Danny 14

This is what I was thinking. We run internal long life certs for all sorts of internal things. My solution will be replace the ipads with android. Sure google may follow suite but its cheaper for me to scrap the ipads than replace the system. That also being said, those ipads are airgapped anyway so wont get the update.

Danny 14

Re: I understand

I use certify the web for my LE renewals on windows servers. Works fine for exchange, IIS, ADFS (with triggered scripts for the WAP) and vpn.

Microsoft ups the ante with fix-fixing patch that leaves some Windows Server 2008 machines unable to boot

Danny 14

Oh i didnt know you could right click an update and ignore it. That was useful when MS released faulty updates.

Danny 14

Re: MS wants us to move on...

And yet something as simple as a cascading start menu has regressed to a flat mess. Install something as simple as sql server and look at the unordered mess in server 2012+

Why they couldnt just let you put things in cascading folders is beyond me. Have multiple versions and you cant even use search to mitigate as that gets even worse.

2008 was worth price if admission for that alone.

Ever wondered how Google-less Android might look? Step right this Huawei: Mate 30 Pro arrives on British shores

Danny 14

Re: I'd go for that...

Buy any phone, root i, add rom without google stuff. Twas what ive been doing since my s2

NexDock 2 revisited: Could it be more than a handy Pi hole?

Danny 14

Re: It's like an electric car

I bought an smax from the diesel scrappage scheme in 2009. In 11 years ive had a couple of brake discs, a back box, wheel bearing and rear suspension bushes. All told less than 1k. Fuel is 45mpg and i paid 18.5k. Range is 650 from a tank. I live in cumbria near Shap where we at least have a tesla rapid charger 15 miles from me at tebay. Other than that im 40 miles from work. Electric is no go on those ranges.

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