Maybe Huawei and ZTE should just start making Nest devices and phones that work on Amazon's mesh network? Oh wait, that might cause China to ban Huawei and ZTE from selling devices in Asia.
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He's a good guy, I saw them a lot back in the days when Syd was playing, and then, a few years afterwards I had to deliver a parcel to their roadies at a show - it was great, I got to watch them, sitting up there with the pig and afterwards we had a nice little get together before I headed home again.
This is good news, finally Windows 10 will be reasonably reliable and will not stall for half an hour every few weeks while "updates" are installed that cause apps to break and add "features" like requiring that when the administrator logs in, the machine "upgrades" for another 30-40 minutes. Windows 10 might finally be actually usable?
Encryption is easy to spot because it's encryption so people decrypt it - but if it's not encrypted the AI is much less likely to spot it - for example:
Leave Eastern Trains Sometime Dick Under Many Pumps Before Ordinary Risks Invest Simple Innocence Never Treated Heavily Even There Ordinary Incase Lovers Excite Themselves.
I've used capital letters to help the average reader figure it out but normally they would also be part of the "encryption" - would AI even bother looking at this? The icon indicates that the encoded statement is just a joke, not a threat.
I remember my economics class at Oxford way back in the 70's when the lecturer explained that the only difference between the insurance industries and the betting industries was that running an insurance business was more profitable because the risk of "losing" an insurance "bet" was non-existent. If you did lose money in an insurance contract (more than just one earthquake, hurricane etc) then you would recover your money from everyone who was unaffected by raising their premiums.
Maybe it was "1complexpassword" - but most likely it was something like GJt75$fhSwE09^ but written down on a sticky note attached to the underside of the keyboard because good safe passwords are very hard to remember... If I was in the malware business I would be financing an office cleaning company...
I've still got a few old 10Mb interfaces around - it was fast back then but I never saw anything (multiple PDPs and BBS's) hacked back in those days even though we had a lot of kit hooked onto the Internet via FTP. A live 400Gb interface means that more systems will be hacked faster ... the potential if you are running a mail server is to see a couple of million administrative login attempts an hour.
Faster Ethernet has both an upside and a downside.
I never saw any problems with an 8080, 8085, 8048, or Z80 that I didn't create myself and fixed as soon as I saw the problem. Processors used to be completely reliable until the marketing and sales department start to want to add "features" which have lead to all of today's issues.
We've taken control of our border (and data) now, and given the EU control over its border and data, but now the Tories complain that other countries have control over their borders. A potential consequence would be for the new UK data regulations to force more UK businesses to move.
Most of the time they put out 100% of all fires but the most significant factor is the ability to get to the fire quickly. Research like this is good but maybe it will work or maybe not, it will be a while before we know. A better solution might be to create a fire risk monitoring system that could be installed in buildings and accessed when the Fire Brigade arrives at the site?
And it will be years before we find out who made a 10% commission from the design and implementation.
They are saying "green technology" but the last boat I ever saw built with green technology was HMS Victory - that was a carbon-neutral boat unless the admiral pissed out of the back windows.
It states that "A person is guilty of an offence if he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer."
So the Computer Misuse Act implies that it's an offence to turn your phone on unless you are a woman. It's a joke that this is a joke but the law was written 30 years ago when today's environment did not exist and computers were generally either desktop machines or were the actual desktops themselves with a pile of mag tapes on top. Back then most people communicated across "the inter net" with a tennis racket in their hand.
The Computer Misuse Act needs to be completely rewritten, not just patched to update bugs.
Err, is "BOFH" actually Boris Operating From Hillingdon this week?
They could have built a room with a cinema sized screen and armchairs, each in an isolated viewing area (with a bar) to enable video conferencing. The bar? "That's so that we can wash our hands and tongues in vodka for guaranteed cleanliness to stop spreading COVID when we speak and use our phones" ...
Your quotes are certainly reasonable but I generally trust El Reg, sure I've had posts deleted too occasionally - nothing odd about that.
Does the apparent (probably) Russian hacking indicate the state of things these days? I am puzzled that we don't hear any reports of Russian and Chinese agencies being hacked ... are the Proud Boys much better at it, or are they still running Windows 3.1? /joke - the fact is that all these media reports normally just tell us what's seems to be happening and how it's being seen.
I love the Windows 10 ... because now my Windows 7 system doesn't get buggy updates all the time, I can just turn it on and get everything done. I thought that Windows 7 was sucky when it came out and kept using XP and Vista. I started using Windows 7 when Windows 8 was released - the problem was that there were continual updates that occasionally caused issues - but now that Windows 10 is the prime system, I find Windows 7 to be very reliable.
Updating devices and apps automatically means that we don't actually know how much data we are buying everyday - I just updated my phone and watched it, only 312 Mb today but I'm sure there will be a few more updates in a day to two ... I wonder how much data I buy every month to keep updated ... probably only about 3 - 4Gb. Assuming everyone in town only has one device then that's a bit less than 2 Tb a month locally.
So if your company is selling data transfers then you probably smile every time there's new malware.
Maybe I should publish a teardown of some of my old IMSAI and Altair systems, easy to do - just pull the cover off and swap one, or occasionally two, of the S-100 boards if necessary to get them up and running again although occasionally adding an extra wire to the front panel helped.
"Works" is easy to define this days.
It "works" if the company employing him for nothing gets a nice big fat payment from the NHS, no need to worry about functionality or any bugs, the tracking app can be updated every few days and the NHS charged again.
BASICally (sic) Python makes it easy for programmers with a PhD in an area other than programming (e.g. Life Sciences) to write code because it does all the work that a programmer has to think about and get right when they create an algorithm. So it makes it "easy to write code" because Python does all the hard work - this is a big advantage for its users but I wouldn't write Python code to fly a drone around on Mars ... I wouldn't write it in BASIC, FORTRAN or COBOL either.
Might be worth keep them onboard - they have just learned about a scripting issue which could mean that they will never have this happen again because the tech will be damn careful next time! Replace them with a new tech and the chances are that this will happen again in a year or two.
Employ a competent IT security person, someone who leaves a USB stick in the office when they are interviewed and later in the day when someone picks the Rubber Ducky USB stick up and plugs it into their computer the entire network is compromised with a message on every computer, "You folks need to employ me to stop this happening again."
It's certainly a risk but it's unlikely, we monitor all access and block all login attempts that are not from specific locations - we log all attempts and only see a hundred fake attempts an hour most days but they increase too after we get weather. Two login failures result in the IP going into a hole for a few hours.
I've been seeing this for years now, we're prepared for a potential malware infection but so far (touch wood) we've been clean. While 2FA works, it can be a risk so it's not a cure.
Here in Louisiana we're just had 10 inches of rain on Monday night and once the water level dropped I went into work - malware delivery's on Monday were up about 300% - we've been getting them for years so I block a lot of attachments at the mail server and run multiple virus checks, deleting viruses and quarantining attachments like "urgent_new_purchase_order.z" - the quarantine queue was stuffed. This is always related to the weather reports.
I believe that the malware delivery service monitors events worldwide and pushes up the delivery's whenever it's likely that there's going to be confusion or people are busy e.g. "Mari and John can't get in this morning, can you quit making coffee and check the sales emails please". 10 inches of rain is unusual (except during a hurricane) but malware is not - this happens continuously.
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