Their status page says it's *not* a security incident and related to infrastructure
73 posts • joined 17 May 2007
Citibank accidentally wired $500m back to lenders in user-interface super-gaffe – and judge says it can't be undone
You've clearly never worked in a large bank.
They will still be looking for the original application owner (who probably left 5 years ago) and who took over from them (left three years ago) to get the approvals in place to modify/retire the application (which nobody knows how it works) only that people far aware use it on a daily basis, so has to be kept running 24/7 on that fifteen year old server in the corner.
More details now posted here:
Credential stuffing attack. I'm still not a fan of scheduled enforced password changes, but it's better than nothing for users that don't have 2FA enabled and have their credentials exposed online.
Re: First large scale test of GDPR legislation perhaps?
Of course I fully expect the end result to be no fine and GDPR shown to be a damp squid. IAG will argue it took "reasonable steps" to protect customers data blah blah and will walk away with a slapped wrist and offering free credit file monitoring for affected customers.
Re: ARM dreams of being in a laptop?
Shame the A4 never saw the light..I designed a very nice dual-mode Parallel port/floppy disc interface for it (long before USB came along plus Acorn insisted on propitiatory floppy drives, and the was no room for both ports on the case). Ahhhh those were the days....
Samsung aren't updating many TVs to support this
My £2000 4k HDR TV purchased only a year ago won't be able to play this as Samsung are refusing to update the OS to support HLG. Lots of similarly annoyed TV owners out there..
Home charging data already shared
When I had my home EV charger fitted, one of the "conditions" of the government subsidy reducing it's price to near-zero was that there was 3G reception so the charger could "phone home" its charging data. The fact this is being extended to public charging points is hardly a surprise really. It's valuable and useful data for the industry.
No tin hat here
British Gas offered me a smart meter. Didn't cost anything (directly) so I went for it.
Now don't have an annoying guy with a lanyard appearing at the door each quarter.
Get daily utilisation stats instead of quarterly.
Daughter can visibly see the impact of leaving the front door open (on the gas/heating usage)
I pay my bill on time by DD so have no concern about getting cut off by someone in a control room in Swindon.
If someone fat-fingers a disconnection, I'll call up and report it like any other power outage.
Once domestic appliances can participate in load management, I know I'll be doing my bit to reduce the need for large coal power stations to provide the peak capacity buffers.
Really don't see what all the paranoia is about. Just my 2p...
Had one of these for several months and very happy with it.
As a consultant and LTD company owner, made perfect sense to buy one through the company to receive both 100% depreciation in year one (thus saving a ton of corporate tax), and the attractive 5% BIK running it as a private car.
Mostly used pottering around town and doing the school run, so can run for several days on a single overnight charge. The occasional longer journey is covered by the petrol engine and topping up the (currently free) ecoTricity motorway chargers.
As other have noted the interior isn't anything to write home about, but the seats are comfy, the ride high is good, tons of headroom and the rear seat legroom is insane. Boot space is great for cases, kids clutter etc.
Re: I just hope it can work on non citrix reciever applications...
It doesn't - the mouse support is provided by the Receiver app as such it won't work with any other native apps. The lack of native IOS mouse support is the whole reason Citrix built this mouse and added the driver into Receiver.
I'm confused. You start the article talking about a XenApp migration tool. Then go on about migrating users from VDI and how limited the VDI marketplace is.
XenApp and VDI are two difference things. Whilst I agree that VDI has a limited penetration in many large companies, XenApp is a different kettle of fish and is probably used in virtually every FTSE100 in some way or other (remote working, application delivery etc).
It's the XenApp not VDI customers that VMware are trying to poach. VMware used to be a VDI-only player but with their latest Horizon suite they want a slice of the lucrative application delivery/presentation market that Citrix has had to themselves for years.
Please don't make the mistake using XenApp and VDI interchangeably, they most certainly aren't the same.
Vendor c*ck wangling fest
Since when did ElReg become a platform for vendors to pimp their offerings and dis the competition?
I'm all for product reviews, but only if performed by independent experts, not sales monkeys from said vendors! (apologies to said sales monkeys...keep up the spin!)
Getting tired of this "mine is bigger than yours" BS on a supposed news site.
I think it'll be useful
Not sure I agree with the "most of the time in a tunnel will make it useless" stance.
When services are running OK (yea, I know..) you actualy spend a fair bit of time in stations waiting for people to alight etc. Certainly enough time to refresh my emails, RSS and twitter feeds, and for those apps that do provide service running info to update their data.
Yea, if you're expecting to have a great interactive browsing session, or listen to Spotify, you'll be dissapointed, but the service isn't aimed at that.
As a Virgin Media customer, I'm quite pleased this'll be included in my "bundle" and will certainly improve my Smartphone experience whilst in and around London.
Internet facing doesnt matter
Whist there are plenty of internet-facing Windows servers out there (ever request a Windows VPS from one of the myriad of VPS hosting companies out there and you'll end up with a Windows server on the internet using RDP as the primary access method) the risk is much bigger than this.
If someone was to comprimise any internal or DMZ hosts (whatever the OS), this vulnerability leaves all your valuable Windows hosts (Exchange, SQL etc) open to also be pwned using the published RDP vulnerability without having to be internet facing.
When you consider your entire internal network as potentially hostile (as one should) then having such a vulnerability that can be remotely executed against a commonly-enable port/service is BAD NEWS.
Is there a right and wrong stereo?
Despite always checking that I have my L and R earbuds in the correct ears, does it really matter?
The only time it be apparent you had them in backwards would be watching movies where on-screen action is synced to the correct audio channel.
For the majority of music listening shirley either way round would work no?
Map update rip-off
Having up-to-date maps available won't mean everyone uses them.
I asked our Honda dealer for an update DVD for the 2 year old built-in Navman GPS in my CRV but they wanted £349 for it. I did point out to them I could buy a completely new GPS system for less than that but they just did the "dealer shrugg" and I walked out empty handed.
Fully with you on the profiles (although the articles focus was on storage and networking); it's an important aspect that shouldn't be overlooked when doing desktop virtualisation.
Different profile solutions (roaming, hybrid, streaming, mandatory etc) can also have a big impact on the VM storage I/O generated, and doing crazy things like redirecting AppData folders onto the network can kill many an application dead in its tracks performance-wise.
BBC B got me into IT
It was my secondary school having a room-full of BBC B's that got me hooked on computers (and changed my eventual career path)
Not being able to afford a BBC at home, I opted for a C64, but learn both varients of BASIC.
My parents would leave me in the home computers isle in the supermarket whilst they did the weekly shopping, and return an hour later to see what I'd written. "Look mum I've written a database". So frustrating not being able to save it to tape and having to start over the next Saturday!
Having written my GCSE and then A'Level computer studies projects in BASIC on the Archimedes I eventually pursuaded my parents to combine several birthday and xmas presents to buy an A3000 for home.
After a short stint working for Acorn themselves in the 90's, it's nice to see the tech live on in the form of ARM that lies at the heart of practically every smartphone on the planet.
Storage and network
Lots of comments but few people actually discussing the question being asked (a reminder: “How is desktop virtualisation likely to impact my existing network and storage infrastructure)
For larger enterprises, VDI is often the straw that breaks the camels back when it comes to storage infrastructure. Desktop workloads are vastly different to server workloads (e.g. logon storms) and many companies who have utilised existing storage that has quite happily being hosting their virtual servers find it now can no longer cope. This either requires expensive storage upgrades, or addition of some of the new IOPS "sink" technologies like Whiptail or Atlantis ILIO (still both expensive)
Another option is to utilise local storage and leave your expensive SAN/NAS for your virualised servers. Kaviza VDI-in-a-box (now Citrix VDI in a box) is a good candidate for this, as it uses commodity hardware, and just scales out using local storage as you need to add capacity.
Network-wise, the increased demand for storage bandwidth (if you aren't using local) may force you to investigate 10Gig ethernet. VDI is also 100% network dependant, so having reliable WAN and Internet links is paramount. There's no "offline working" scenario with hosted desktops, so multiple-resilient links are a must if you have business criticial offices connecting to centralised VDI infrastrucutre. And they don't come cheap.
Also, if you're delivered a "rich user experience" including videos on your VDI infrastrucutre over the WAN, then you might want to consider WAN acceleration and caching devices such as Riverbed or Citrix branch repeater.
How much you need to invest/upgrade will depend on the size of the organisation and the product sets you choose. It's a minefield, and can easily blow up in your face (hence the icon), so be careful out there.