Re: Important information missing from article
Silver Toyota Prius.
You could pretend to be just about any minicab company driver with one of those.
599 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
The ICO actually tend to take a lighter touch if you self report so it's very much in the interests of the org that has the breach to report it.
One example of how a data breach can occur in the health service, for example, is with automated mailing (snail and e) of patient discharge summaries to the GP that is registered on the patient record only for the GP to have changed so a GP gets information sent to them regarding a patient that is no longer theirs.
Data quality can cause data breaches.
That caught me out last week.
Me: Owns a G1 Moto360 with Android Wear Original Flavour
Chum: Owns a Huawei Watch 1 running Wear 2
Me: Plays with Chum's watch, in doing so promptly changes and removes many watch faces forcing a resync. Wondering why the fuck it did that.
Chum: Oh yes, it's running Wear 2, it does everything totally differently.
Because your phone can also play TV content with the iPlayer app. Simple. Same reason you still need a TV licence if you have a device capable of receiving OTA TV broadcasts even if you never plug the thing into an aerial/STB-connected-to-aerial-or-TVOIP-feed.
Now if they released a radio-only iPlayer app that would be different.
And not just Clinical Systems. Also systems which broke once these patches had been applied, mostly because of lazy suppliers not updating their product because they don't have to because their customers aren't patching because the suppliers aren't updating their product so the customers don't patch so...
Then, when you patch and things break: You (IT) need to roll back the patch! You (IT) broke it so you fix it!
It should be "Should The Government be legally required to extend support for systems still in use in front line public services?" closely followed by "Should software suppliers to front line public services be required to update their software to be compatible with OSes <10 years old?"
Because some services will need to keep running software that simply doesn't run on Windows 7 or above with no upgrade path to one that does. That's how you get XP that won't die.
Also: For a lot of cash strapped public services, dosh earmarked for IT Infrastructure upgrades/improvements can quickly find itself being diverted into the budget for directly supplying those services. Ringfencing that cash with a legal responsibility to meet a minimum standard for IT might help concentrate minds in the right area.
Same Old Folks who I could never go to see without some sort of computer problem to fix. In their 80s.
First time round they declined the service explaining that I already had remote access to the PC and what I did for a living. Then they called me about this strange "Microsoft" call and have I heard of this sort of thing before? Since then, every repeated attempt to scam them was met with "No thank you" and *click*
User education really does work to immunise against these threats!
I started with the 10Mb package and have since been upgraded to 30Mb and that just works nicely for me until they dig up the road yet again and have a hack at the cabinet at which point I have shit all and spend ages pissing about with the Superhub until I give up, go to work/the pub and see a virgin van next to what looks like a large impact crater. I'd be well pissed off if I paid for the top whack.
There's a good reason nothing out there looks like that.
I understand the appeal of a physical keyboard, I loved the slide-out keyboard of the HTC desire Z even if it did turn the handset into a hefty hector, and I understand people, like James 51 above, are used to the blackberry keyboard. But this is not a BES-connected device it's a consumer (prosumer?) android handset and it's fugly and short on screen space even when you're not using the keyboard. Very limited appeal IMO.
Incorrect. Put down the Skol Super and get looking into good craft beer such as Imperial Stout (usually between 8-13pc ABV) good Double IPAs (between 8 and 11pc ABV occasionally higher) or just some good craft porters or pales that can get up among the 7-8pc ABV.
Absolutely delicious and still strong enough to do the job.
At least be a discerning functional alcoholic like moi!
To be fair, "10" years is a stock Futurologist answer to most things that are hard to do. It kinda works on a scale:
We could see this/these in our homes/on our roads/up our rectums in:
"5 years" means this is actually possible, protoypes are in the works or already built and in test. A 1 to 4 on the Bullshit-o-meter
"10 years" means we think this might be possible, we're not sure yet and if it is possible it needs something that is 5 years away to make it work. 5 to 8 on the Bullshit-o-meter
"20 years" Fucking forget it.
If the "good ISP" lives beyond the State's borders then it may take a circuitous route but the traffic could still hit the good ISPs router and hence action the stealthy Wikipedia slurp as well as actioning the original catslol.swf request. Unless I've completely misunderstood how this works and the good ISP is specified in the traffic somehow rather than being there in case the request trips over their router.
Why the hell an ISP would ever want to do this escapes me, though.
To be fair, our comms campaigns regarding fraudulent/ransomware emails seems to have worked better than I thought. We're getting a lot more people reporting dodgy emails rather than clicking on them "just in case they're real"
Also this guy:
Brian Lord OBE – former GCHQ Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations
needs to be given a Peerage.
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