* Posts by robidy

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University ordered to stop running women-only job ads

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If you have a shortage of scientists you train more.

If you have a shortage of female scientists you support them to become great scientists people can aspire to.

Employing a woman to fill a quota risks getting the wrong person, letting them and the process down.

Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

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Re: Data not at risk?

"We were testing disaster recovery...and forgot to switch that back to production".

Oracle opens second Indian cloud region in bid to keep pace in make-or-break market

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Re: Is Big Red on its way out?

Apart from their rather basic firewall UI and rather odd VPN interface their stuff just works, not having to worry about the OS on a database is a good thing....they won't be massive but they'll be around for a while.

Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how'd you like them Apples?

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Re: Better late than bleeding edge?

The unintended consequence (there is always one) is corporate will be more likely to decrypt traffic, enterprise grade devices support this.

Let's roll the 3d6 dice on today's security drama: Ah, 15, that's LG allegedly hacked, source code stolen by Maze ransomware gang

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Strangely there are some people that need to be or contact people anonymously...think journos to start with...then people unfairly persecuted.

Sometimes privacy from nation states and vested third parties is a good thing so what this group has done is not a reason to stop it altogether.

Internet Society, remember your embarrassing .org flub? The actual internet society would like to talk about it

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Re: ISOC and PIR

Sell it of to be run as a non-profit mainly for non-profits...simplez.

Maze ransomware gang threatens to publish sensitive stolen data after US aerospace biz sensibly refuses to pay

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Re: Someone with a blunt axe to grind?

Stat fight ROFL

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Re: Another key consulting firm gets hacked

Usually basic patch management...it's how most get a foothold...that or SQL injection on a shonky web site...

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

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Re: Yes, right.

He got himself a spot on the Forbes 2019 CEO list...a year after joining GM...nice teflon.

20 months behind bars for IT support worker who nicked £30k worth of crypto-cash

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Re: Self-employed!

I suspect he left droppings on the laptop the cops lifted...bit of a school boy error to commit a crime using your own kit...

June's Patch Tuesday reveals 23 ways to remotely pwn Windows – and over 100 more bugs that could ruin your day

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Re: Patches

Past experience shows today is exploit Wednesday...becuse that's when Tuesday patches have been reversed engineered.

Franco-German cloud framework floated to protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage

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Re: How will they build it?

We've aleady had the surrender, just waiting for Johnson, Cummings and Gove to tell us.

Brit MP demands answers from Fujitsu about Horizon IT system after Post Office staff jailed over accounting errors

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Re: WTF?

Quite, what happens for those that are dead? That's the worst part, those that chose to go to their graves knowing the were innocent but no one believed them...anyone in the Post Office or Fujitsu & co who stood by and let it happen needs to explain why they should avoid prosecution.

Have I Been Pwned breach report email pwned entire firm's helldesk ticket system

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Re: Now, tell us, Troy

Beat me to it :)

Update Firefox: Mozilla just patched three hijack-me holes and a bunch of other flaws

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Re: I'd be happy

Doesn't that depend on the CSS of the site. The copy a page as an image works fine for me....it's the icon at the end of the address bar...print as a normal image if needed.

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Isn't Firefox open source? You're being rather unkind to someone giving something back.

It's nice y'all like our chips but half our data-center sales are from cloud giants, FYI, says Nvidia's chief beancounter

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One bit says half, t'other says nearly 37% am confus3d, what did eye miss?

Android 11 Beta 1 leaks on to handful of handsets days after official release postponed

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IT Angle

Cool, wonder how many ph0nes will stop getting security updates and become bricks in Q3 2020?

All-electric plane makes first flight – while lugging 2 tons of batteries aloft

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They are already in airliners and have already caused "thermal incidents" grounding planes as reported on elReg.

Microsoft's carefully crafted Surfaces are having trouble with its carefully crafted Windows 10 May 2020 Update

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> 5 failed (2 were due to not owning an extended support

> license so I am ignoring them).

Are they for unsupported operating systems like XP or Windows 7?

REvil ransomware gang publishes 'Elexon staff's passports' after UK electrical middleman shrugs off attack

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Re: Log all the things

That was in part dependent on applocker however Microsoft broke that by installing Team in AppData for all installs.

Basic security i.e. sensible firewall configs and routine patch management close most options for ransomware...nation state hackers are another breed.

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Re: Rebuild and move on.

Uber paid the $100,000 ransom to have the hacked data destroyed...two years later they paid a multi-million dollar fine after being found out.

It's defense seems to be that those who'd broken into their systems illegally had suddenly turned nice and deleted the data for $100,000....in other news a red London Bus was found on the moon and a yellow New York Taxi was found on uranus.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: May I recommend rsyslog?

In a word, NO.

Rsyslog wasn't invented until much later...go to Hollywood, more directly to hollywood do not pass the IT department do not collect a computer.

Western Digital shingled out in lawsuit for sneaking RAID-unfriendly tech into drives for RAID arrays

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Re: Silly way to drive customers away

By the time they fail, SSD's will be cheap enough...SSD's aren't spinning rust...don't get the chap to spell everything out for you :)

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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Ah, your right.

Dell says the hard part comes next after rapid pandemic response helped it to stable Q1 revenue

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So Dell isn't supplying kit to any large cloud providers...neither is HP but we're always told to use them...

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it

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Re: Big savings! Now!

You're shitting me right? I don't need that £400 USB stick after all??

Airline-chasing lawyers leap on Easyjet for £18bn after 9m folks' data, itineraries nicked

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Sorry to hear that but suing people to force bankrupcy is never a good idea.

Prevention is always better than cure.

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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Re: only allows access to one customers record at a time

Of couse it's possible, you need the will to implement the systems...plus maybe a bit of a bigish budget :)

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Re: Is hacking too easy?

You have political leaders...we have boris johnson...who's even ridiculed by Max Hastings...his former boss who is also right wing.

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Re: The helpful "personal" message from CEO Johan Lundgren

Wonder if he's also written the new BrianAir eye site test?

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Re: Stelios & EGM

It was the Ryanair budget spelling and garmmar checker in klingon...English is a paid for extra.

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Re: On this Michael O'Leary has a point

Except when you want a refund....BA pay out no questions asked from an online request. Ryanair seem to think vouchers that expire in Dec 2020 are a cash refund.

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Re: Just to point out

...apart from the bit that says "though around 2,200 people whose credit card details were stolen during the cyber-raid were told of this in early April, months after the attack."

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Re: Just to point out

Their privacy policy has some weasel words about GDPR and references to Swiss law but I can't see how it would escape the clutches of GDPR thankfully :)

This bit of their privacy policy left me laughing my head off -

"Furthermore, easyJet is a PCI DSS compliant organisation. This means that we adhere to high security standards in order to protect your payment card details when you are sending us this information.

The information that you provide to us will be held in our systems, which are located on our premises or those of our appointed suppliers.

As described in this Privacy Policy, we may in some instances disclose or allow access to your information by third parties who act for us for the purposes described in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Where these third parties process your personal data on our behalf, we require that they have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect this data."

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Re: Credit Monitoring

...payable to the new Easyjet western union 419 account.

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Re: Stelios & EGM

He only owns 34% some needs to tell him the share price has tanked and to but to 50.1% if he wants control.

He could do that with all the love 40 pence a share divideds he's been getting.

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So BA didn't scrimp on security or the majority of other companies who've been hacked?

Airlines are the target of nation state actors as not every country is allowed access to passanger lists for "vetting"..the security budget is not unlimited.

Not being funny, but I get the feeling you don't manage security :)

Campaign groups warn GCHQ can re-identify UK's phones from COVID-19 contact-tracing app data

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Re: Apple/Google APIs

Are you one of Dominic Cummings team?

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But the coder on PeoplePerHour said it could be done in a week and the jpegs of it looked really cool.

Do we know how many ventilators Dyson shipped in the end?

DNS this week stands for Drowning Needed Services: Design flaw in name server system can be exploited to flood machines offline

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Re: Level 5 - Critical. So severe, even Apple will respond to enquiries from El Reg

It has, usually to refuse El Reg access to PR events...seems a level 5 incident to me.

Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police

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Re: Would never have happened in my day

It's their forum, if you don't like it try posting on the daily express forums...you're more likely tp get a sympathetic eat.

Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods, warns Bellingcat

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Re: Sensitive Jobs

I'm not sure you've thought this through...just look at prohibition it doesn't stop service personnel using drugs even with the risk of being discharged.

Better education would do so much better than a ban.

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Re: For any one in a sensitive job.

I believe a number of forward positions in "conflicts" were supposed to be secret.

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Re: Anyone in a sensitive job: do not use social media

First rule of fight club.

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Re: For any one in a sensitive job.

Happens all the time, didn't strava identify some secret bases...well they were secret...millitary intelligence as an oxymoron is alive and kicking.

Indonesia imposes 10% digital services tax

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Holmes

They do it you want to keep your job for more than 3 months ;)

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Starbucks manage to survive here for years while making a loss.

A turnover tax makes "artificial losses" irrelevant and gives small margin business a clear know price model :)

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Holmes

Turnover tax for planning and forcasting is a known quantity so easy for business and authorities to manage and hard to avoid...making it unpopular with tech giants and Trump.

India opens its space industry to private companies

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Hat's off to the Indians for having a vision and a dream...might be me but Boris still looks awfully ill...maybe time to had over to someone with more energy and vision?

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