* Posts by Barrycudasuck

8 posts • joined 7 Sep 2009

National Grid blames BT for gas explosion


Reputation managment fails

BT normally trawl forums doing their utmost to remove negative comments. Simple facts with BT. You are dealing with penny pinching, lazy morons. It's almost certain any manhole chamber was built by a third party contractor for the lowest possible fee.

That said, and for all their ills, it's unlikely they would be negligent to this extent. How about National Grid moleploughed that main in forcing it under the chamber when they struck an obstruction?

Just a thought......

Telcos to deliver VaaS

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No Problem with VaaS

I hope BT introduce it as an 'option' I can then *DROP* the Voice Element and have just wires only for LLU - something a great many UK broadband users have been ****SCREAMING**** for, for years! Line rental only with no need for some stupid voice calls package would be very welcome.

Attack code for Firefox zero-day goes wild, says researcher


But WINDOWS still remains the target!

Despite the cross platform nature of Firefox, this hole is still a more significant issue for Windows users than anyone else. Last time I checked I was not starting Firefox as root :-) if someone went to the trouble to use the exploit with Linux & Mac they may be able to empty my home directory, but that would pretty much be the limit of it :-)

UK etailer calls self 'the last place you want to go'


Roll it out to all of DSG

To make it more accurate, would DSG consider rolling it out to all of their sites such as Currys & PC World? Then it really would have some basis in fact :-)

PC World punts Windows 7 £100 trade-in promotion


And we need it because.....

I was away from school the day they did economics but let me get this straight; Microsoft has release a new operating system, much like it's other operating systems that pretty much does what it's other operating systems do? And people are **actually** going out and buying it? One born every minute.....

Wikileaks publishes BNP 'member list' (again)

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There is a positive...

This is great news. I have a container load of gollywogs and gas masks I need to shift for this Christmas. Thanks to The Register I've now been able to download this list for marketing purposes!

I owe you one!

Microsoft's Hotmail 'blacklists' NHS email - again


Another Barracuda Success

From personal experience I'm aware that the NHS makes use of Barracuda Devices to scan incoming mail and around May of this year a phishing email passed through them with a *very* low score that created the first round of carnage. It was a *good* phishing mail requesting NHS users to provide their log-in details and people fell for it - but did have the classic 'ticks' that should have been easy enough to pick up.

Three failures here;

1. The Barracuda failing to identify the initial phishing mail which had all the classic 'ticks' of phishing mail.

2. Users not being educated as to the risks and likelyhood of being asked to provide log in details by email

3. The Admin of the NHS mail system *not* spotting the blacklisting problem.

Anti-spam smackdown finds best junk filter

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Barracuda Spam Firewall Fails To Score?

Did the Barracuda Spam Firewall fail to score???? I guess being that it is Spamassassin in a box, you can't really test it as an individual product?


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