* Posts by si063

4 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Apr 2011

Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data

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Lessons:

1) Do not trust your entire business to a single publicly accessible login point (in this case amazon's web console).

2) Make sure you have secure backups, that's backups which cant just be deleted with a click.

3) Consider modes of failure, when X Y or Z service or product or security mechanism fails, what is your position?

In summary... this is what happens when developers are left to do infrastructure.

Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies

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Big Brother

Big brother has always been watching us, just the method and technology has changed over the years.

Postal censorship and wire taps have now we have been replaced by packet sniffers and embedded trapdoors in software and open ports on HW.

Its no coincidence that Israel and the USA have very strong global IT supplier bases. China quickly catching up.

BlackBerry rejected Justin Bieber as brand ambassador

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Excellent

Made my day, a very expensive RIM job, hahaha

Brit outfit rolls own virtual server appliances

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VMC v IBM

The Virtual Machine Co see's their value proposition stack up really well against.Dell/HP. The VM capacity per unit of power per $ is excellent against these vendors. IBM have a higher performance offering but with prices to match!