Re: They can keep their mitts off
I just hope it wasn't too taxing for you, and that you didn't spend too much revenue on a custom job.
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It's not just this guy who wants to change the world as you see it. Niantic (you know, that Ingress, Pokemon, Harry Potter and failed Catan company) aslo want a version of the same thing - except John Hanke calls it AR instead.
Calling the Metaverse a Dystopian Nightmare, his vision (no pun) is for people to walk around the world wearing glasses that "transform" what is there into an alternate world laid over the real world. To get this Niantic are using the players of Ingress and Pokemon to scan street images that will then be incorporated into these "alternate worlds".
Tied up with Nintendo, Niantic have just released a new "experience", Pikmin Bloom, which I hope the world will not look like in the future. If it does then you'll know that the Teletubbies have taken over.
Could someone in El Reg contact this spokesperson again and find out where these "deals" are available? I think that there would be a big rush if we knew! Or do they mean all these "Special Deals" where you pay a small amount for a set period then have your pockets and wallet ripped apart by the huge hike to the "normal" charge plus the obligatory 3.*% annual increase in charges that now exist.
But just had to have the wire from pole to house replaced (free through EE/OpenReach as there was a fault, as in old 1960's cable broke and was exposed to the elements). Chatting to the engineer about cable developments and he mentioned that they are now undertaking quite a number of FTTP bits of work where by the fibre goes from pole to house.
The Nivana album cover was pretty tame compared with the cover of that from Blind Faith. Another child sold for fame by her parents.
And if you have a copy of said album it might be worth putting it in a brown paper bag in case you get snitched on for, ahem, child pornography!
Impressive band line up though.
Ah, Budds Farm!
Certainly has expanded from my childhood and teen years of going to the next door tip with catapult or air rifle for ratting. Hot summer days were interesting when working at the Havant IBM plant in the "temporary" office buildings with the pervading odour of said farm wafting through the closed windows.
But that part of Langstone did have (and perhaps may still have?) the most wonderful smelling black mud that gave up large numbers of cockles and also rag and lugworm for bait.
This has been going on for some years now, with Civil Servants from the UK getting a couple of weeks in the sun looking at African countries set ups, writing a report while sat round the pool and topping up the tan. Nice jolly that may attract a promotion or sometimes a gong.
Most advice goes along the lines of lock doors and windows when office is closed, put decent locks on doors and bars on windows, don't write down passwords, carry bags away from the roadside and so on.
"Even without knowing which government department this was it would be plain that said department was run by accountants."
Most are, but their budgets are set by the accountants the departments work for. In the end it is Treasury that determines what funding a department will get and it often works out that it is not enough. For the past decade HMRC has had to give up a huge amount to meet the Austerity Challenges the government set. This delayed even further any plans for modernising and only just about let development go ahead to meet new requirements from government.
Not that long ago there were numerous dependent legacy systems still running on NT4.0 let alone Windows 2000 or Server 2003. Can't guess how many still are. These all need bringing up to date to be able to run on later OS. But it's not a simple matter of switching over as many of the services running on the old kit are interlinked and need to run 24 hours a day.
Perhaps it would have been better if the government had paid for system integration when HM Customs initially joined with the Inland Revenue than let it drag on for a couple of decades, retaining separate systems then slowly merging when the string holding them together started to unwind.
Big trouble now is that many of the folk who knew the systems, network and code have left. So it costs another arm and leg in getting network surveys undertaken, then understand the interdependencies and critical nature of system use.
Another bite on the bum
Sorry, I can't work from home due to the Tier restrictions on travel. Oh, you want me to work at home not from home! Why didn't you say so. You were going by the HR instructions? Well, if you think about it the only folk here who work from the office are those who travel about. The rest of us work in the office. So yeah, really we should be being told to work in the home or at home.
Do you think we should get something put together to present to HR so that we can have clarity on just where they want us to work: at home or at the office or from the office or from home depending on what the job role is and tier restrictions are?
Are you really sure you meant that?
The words hoisted and petard come to mind on reading this news item, but then again it really just goes to show that what is taught and tested to those of us who pay should also be preached and tested to those who are employed (consultants and full time staff) by SANS.
Perhaps SANS should in future make it a condition that all their employed staff undertake and pass their own courses in addition to putting in robust measures to filter or indicate potential "bad" emails?
So playing a GPS game based on being at real world locations (except that isn't the case) but doing it in a "virtual world" just seems to imply that the game you play could be run from being in a virtual world anyway ?
Going back to the item tho'. It just goes to show that there are a number of adults who think chasing after imaginary creatures based on code held in a database being actually on their streets is healthy.
So it is earier getting data and creadit card details from EasyJet than getting a refund on a cancelled flight!
Was due to go to Krakow in March but as Poland shut the airport EasyJet cancelled the flights. Got a refund for the flight out - but the flight back has been deleted from my bookings making the task of applying for a refund a tad difficult. Trying the creditcard route but they are similarly in being un-cooperative.
Why are they looking at amazon.com rather than .co.uk? Probably because there are regular visits to the US by MoD staff who could buy for themselves or pickup for colleagues without having to pay import tax. And not just visits to the US but they have a number of staff across the globe who would not use .co.uk.
But as a CS person of some years I am really surprised that the Daily Fail is so high up the list. That rag is not really read by the majority of CS staff.
Offshoring of Government data (that is any data held by Gov Depts being) has been fairly strictly controlled to a few countries. If memory serves me right it doesn't like any data going outside the EEA.
So I wonder if the Cabinet Office OGSIRO has issued a missive to Depts to ask which of them still us Google services. It wasn't all that long ago that some *large* ones did.
See also https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/01/statement-on-data-protection-and-brexit-implementation-what-you-need-to-do/
Try looking around for SIM only monthly deals. There used to a lot around at one point but now you have to be spending over £20 pm for data you don't want for the most part. GiffGaff still provide lower data levels for reasonable amounts, if you want to rely on the O2 coverage - not so good if you are in the Western part of the Isles. There are a couple of other smaller players too offering monthly deals. However, the big players have pulled out of these deals (latest being Three)and now require you to sign up for 12 or 24 month contracts if you want SIM deals at a similar price to their "old" monthly price.
Still, we have ours on order anyway (£2.50 postage is not included). While it won't be here in time to mop up the spilled Champagne/floods of tears (delete as appropriate by the end of the month), hopefully it will survive to the end of 2020, when the real excrement will start.
Then it will be a bit damp, sport a few distressing stains and suffer a little fraying at the edges.
So if LinkedIn used, say, a WAF in front of their services that utilised rate limiting and repetition request rules to protect their customers being able to access their services how would the Courts deal with that? Could also go by reputation rules so that anything that looked like a scraper would be blocked if the browser action continued for several minutes it would get blocked for a cool down period.
All in the interest of protecting their service availability and customer access of course.
With respect to Pokémon GO in the United States:
So what about the rest of the world that also has to put up with these "players" cluttering up the streets and hanging around our homes?
And will this also be relevant to their other games like Ingress that uses the same locations, and the new Harry Potter "game" due out soon?
One or two banks perhaps, but so many different businesses within a short space of time should make one think is there more to this than meets the eyes? Or is that just my normal suspicious self?
Still, glad I never made the decision to move over to using a mobile application. Never liked or trusted them.
Today the RBS group of banks (that all use the same firewall with such a single point of failure?), Barclays yesterday, Lloyds not so long ago along with Halifax. And so the list of names goes on. Seems to becoming more prevalent - and at a time when King Cash is being threatened. It does make you wonder if somewhere in the world there is a rubbing of hands.
To secure YOUR sending emails you'll need the SPF/DKIM/DMARC trio applied - but that doesn't stop fraudulent email from coming in to you. In addition to setting up your own email receipt rules (like how can an email purporting to be from your own business be coming in from outside your domain) you need every other email sender to apply the trio - and/or use (read pay for) a propriety protection or alert system. Which is a growing industry.
The IETF have had plenty of time - and examples - to examine how broken email RFCs are and, along with the apwg and MAAWG, could have started to address some of issues (like checks on the header from address in addition to the envelope from address, IP/domain chains....). But perhaps they have realised that as use of email has progressed beyond that envisaged that it may be easier to try to educate to end user. Unfortunately that cannot be applied in many cases.
Had a thought about this way in, extra pay, chance to mess a bit with some more interesting pentest/hack/cracking stuff...then realised that perhaps the joint bit wasn't what I thought it could be when I read about the sailor being busted on HMS Queen Liz for peddling.
Sherlocks bong is the nearest thing
Indeed. "That enabled them to expand from using just BlackBerry devices into support for Android, iOS and Chromebooks. "I was proud of that," he adds" Most still using Blackberry phones, odd bits like MoD accept Apple in "some" places. Some are using Windows OS phones.
Android? CESG passed Samsung Knox a couple of years ago but hasn't got traction yet.
But yes, Seems a nice guy. But why years working in a relatively low paid job!
One of the issues often seen is that "management" are keen to be known as "experts" but do not have the aptitude or passion for the subject.
Once you get "management" to understand that they have to recognise that those with the correct aptitude and passion for the work should have money spent on them to obtain qualifications rather than "managers" who use the cash to attend "cyber" conferences, then you might, just might, get an improvement.
And Senior Management also need to start understanding that they need IT managers in place who also have an aptitude and passion for the work - and these need to be listened to. So often you see IT Dept managers who have no operational interest or ability but know who to appease Senior Management as that is where they have set their target to get to.
“Deploying a DMARC policy where p=none along with a relevant SPF record is simple, but it is only the first step......"
Just having a DMARC record in place is a chocolate fireguard. Perhaps when writing reports like this the folk concerned really should make it clear that you also need a SPF or DKIM as well - as a minimum. But best to have both.
And yes we all know that DMARC+SPF alone "can" break when mail servers forward mail when p=reject. Particularly when mail forwarders or loadbalancers overwrite/insert their sending IP address in the header :-(
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