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Quote "A throwaway Yahoo account because you were forced to sign up to it by product X? Who cares?
An eHarmony account that you really don't care about people hacking and only set up for a laugh? Again, who cares?"
The people who get spammed when your weak user credentials are abused and used to send messages to other members or send emails?
All you need to do is..
Just give away prizes and rewards and mystery and all that shit. That's why so many people buy a lottery ticket every week, we are rewarded by chemicals in our brains by all this stuff.
Mobile operators - It seems to target the general public don't worry about coverage, reliability, speeds, just give away gimik prizes and send chocolate bars out and stuff like that and they will love you.
If it were independent I might take it seriously
How do we know O2 didn't commission 5 companies gagged by NDA's to perform these tests and only publish the one test that showed them in a good light. That would be perfectly legal, nobody would know.
If it was independently commissioned by somebody else I would take it seriously, but when O2 themselves commissioned it you have to wonder if there's some PR going on or something a little naughty, especially given that those experiences are not typical of O2 users or in line with what's being posted here.
is that they hoped the attack would be more successful, I guess you don't know before hand how successful attacks will be, how many machines will remain in the botnet, the amount of requests that cause issues for the site.
Maybe they just figured that the SSL negotiation over and over would cause a DDOS if there was enough requests?
It seems strange to go for such high profile sites with an attack that hasn't proved successful or been tested elsewhere first, that is what is odd about this.
That's not the case
O2 has the smallest 3G network in terms of coverage, but the largest customer base. So when you say "any network who got the iphone would have suffered as much" it's not true. O2 started from a very bad position in the first place and could have anticipated capacity issues and thrown up loads of masts / upgraded the backhaul network over the last few years, but they didn't.
They sat and watched and haven't put in the capacity, now they have to tell the city that there may be a fallout from this and that it may impact their performance next year.
out of date
I was listening to this the other day and think how old fashioned and pointless it all sounded.
It's inefficient to broadcast a report that is specific to a very narrow audience across a public broadcast system.
It's only broadcast at specified times, and only applies to a very narrow set of people. Most ships and boats already have systems on board or communications radios which could be used for these things.
I think it's about time to kill it off personally.
Apple smoke is better than Dell smoke
Glad to see... #By Frank Bitterlich Posted Tuesday 25th August 2009 15:46 GMT
.. that at least the smoke is clean white; not like dirty-grey cloud of deadly PVC smoke coming out of the Dell PC or two I have seen combusting.
Cheers to the Apple hardware design team!!!!!
Oh I see so Apple smoke is better than Dell smoke now lol
Jailbroken with Untrasn0w
Does this break the jailbreak does anyone know.
I'm holding off, the Ultrasn0w site doesn't seem to say. I'm thinking of not bothing patching and setting a low maximum spend with my network just in case it starts trying to send text / data / make premium calls.
Looking into the detail it doesn't look quite as bad as it sounds. It seems easy to crash the phone, but a lot more difficult to do any useful exploits. And fairly expensive too to go sending 1000's of text messages in the hope it will hit an unpatched iphone.