* Posts by Greg 24

25 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Voda customers given green light by Ofcom to ditch contracts

Greg 24


Looking at the VF website exit fee is typically your monthly cost x number of months left to run. Most people have the cost of their handset included in the monthly cost so how does the walking away "free" bit work in that instance - surely this would incur a big loss for the company?

What went wrong at Tesco Bank?

Greg 24

Re: Santander must also not be hashing passwords

I use Santander online and mobile app. Both request 8 digit customer ID (which you can persist for convenience) and full PIN, not selected characters from it. The mobile app won't allow you to set up new payments either and the online version sends a code via SMS you need to enter to create a new payment.

Not saying any of this is vastly secure but it sounds like Tesco have really let the security aspect slip, probably because it's difficult and a bit more expensive to deploy properly.

Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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"Apple retail staff tell us all models are available on the Store premises" so without having to actually walk in to one of the shiny temples does anyone know if I could go and buy a 7 plus today in store? If so, then this story is meaningless and if not why are they saying otherwise?

Azure is on fire, your DNS is terrified

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In preview

Shirley no one would be using a preview feature for anything mission critical.....right?

UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Stupid or lying?

So they know this is impossible and are lying as an excuse for further censorship powers, or they are stupid and really think this will work? Either option is pretty scary.

Anyway, in my day we had find our porn in the woods like normal children.

Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware

Greg 24

Re: Glad i've not got an Android device

"Androids biggest downfall is it is too open" - You've left me speechless, time for the pub now I think....

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Not really an security exploit

Maybe I've missed the point but to get infected you'd have manually turn off the security option that disables 3rd party installed apps, find this app from a torrent site or some forum and agree to the security access it requests on install.

Now I'm no apologist for Android but which part of this is a security failing on their part? Oh, and this still won't work if you have the latest version of their software.

Let me guess, is the only way to make sure you're protected to buy a Symantec security product for your mobile?

Wheeee! BT preps for FIVE HUNDRED MEGABIT broadband trial

Greg 24

Re: Can't believe it took 5 posts...

Maybe they were slowed down by some sort of network bandwidth issue preventing them from hitting the second post?

UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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It was all a ruse

Is this where we find out it was all just a massive trolling of the UK public that got a little out of hand? I can hope can't I?

Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases

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Recent domain elevation flaw?

Just wondering if this had anything to do with the recent domain elevation flaw patched by Microsoft. It looks like the attackers had plenty of time to gather information before revealing themselves. Question now of course is how do they recover from this - looks like the only choice is to nuke it from orbit and stand up a completely new infrastructure and migrate over time

Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Oh dear

Friday evening - couldn't really get past the Hotel name, fokkers!


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Well done HTC

I spent a long time deciding which phone to upgrade from my trusty N8. The HTC ticked my boxes on solid hardware, decent screen and trying something different with a camera rather than shoving more pixels in. It's a shame they are struggling as a company, they have the ability to produce decent kit and do a good job of trying to differentiate from the crowd.

Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?

Greg 24

Careful what you search for...

Reminds me of the time my wife was looking for a well known outdoor equipment shop and searched for "blacks"...that's what she claimed anyway.

Finns, roamers, Nokia: So long, and thanks for all the phones

Greg 24

Re: I *really* want one of the Nokia imaging units in my next phone...

Try sticking this in google and you'll see how many developers are sidelining Windows Phone

"no plans for a windows phone version"

OWN GOAL! 100s of websites blocked after UK Premier League drops ball

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The question is who is responsible for ensuring the takedown request is valid? The ISP's are quite happy to sit back and let these cock ups happen as it just highlights what a flawed process it is.

The rights holders are responsible to a point but the buck should probably stop with the courts who have a duty to examine the request for its validity.

Now, does anyone know what ip range the Daily Fail uses..?

MYSTERY Nokia image-mangling mobe spotted in public

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Re: A bit too late..

That's fine, but if I need to share\sync a calendar with my wife who is on Android it starts to get messy. My main issue was that my current N8 is for the first time no able to do everything I need it to so can't wait another 2? 3? 4? months for a device that could end up being a huge disappointment.

I agree, google should work with any smart phone but I've also heard that they need to pay Microsoft for an EAS licence for each account synced so can't blame them for a business decision, if MS supported the open CardDav protocol we wouldn't be in this mess right now.

Greg 24

A bit too late..

My trusty N8 is really starting to creak, coupled with Google discontinuing support for Exchange active sync and the disappointing Lumia 925 release I've gone for a HTC one.

I like the aluminium body, I like that they've tried something different with the ultrapixel camera and the Zoe feature looks like fun....

Still I'll be watching what happens here and may well be selling the HTC if this new Lumia arrives with a dedicated camera button, FM Transmitter, HDMI Out, Expandable memory and USB OTG and isn't locked to EE, I won't be holding my breath.

New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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Not what I was waiting for

So, same processor, memory, battery, software as the 920. No SD card or removable battery or Xenon flash like the 920...and they've removed wireless charging (except by buying an add on?)

No, not what I was waiting for to upgrade my N8, was hoping for the rumoured Lumia EOS with a proper Pureview lens, HDMI out and FM transmitter with expandable storage.

Sorry Nokia, I've waited a long time for something worth upgrading to but my patience may well have run out.

How Bodyform's farting 'CEO' became a viral sensation

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Kill yourself

Bill Hicks sums up my feelings about this type of marketing perfectly....

Asus doubles up phone-slate combo's specs with Padfone 2

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OK - what's not to like here? Decent spec, good camera....does the pad bit have it's own battery as well or does it ll run off the phone.

If this is available on contract in a few months I may well be tempted....

Nokia offers its maps to enterprise: Deal inked with Oracle

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Default maps

Nokia are a bit late to the party? Nokia maps are easily the best mapping software available on any mobile device, Microsoft recognise this and will be using them in Windows 8.

I think it's going to take more than a few weeks to fix the "bugs" in Apple maps!

BBC dishes out fanboi-only telly downloads ahead of ITV plans

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Saw it here first

So this has been available on various mobiles for nearly 4years, but now it's on iPhone it's being announced as if it's a new media dawn for mobiles? Wait for more cries of Android copying iphone once it's out on that platform too...

Mandriva flashes its small aggressive penguin

Greg 24

I'm old greg

I've got a Mandriva

*apologies to the Mighty Boosh*

Apple sends iPhones into 'Coma Mode'

Greg 24

That would explain it

Ha! Thats why my mobile internet on o2 from my Nokia is so fast today - long may it last!