Re: Who still uses extensions in Chrome anyway?
Guess that will make them landfill.
Shirley, you meant e-waste and not landfill. Please recycle responsibly!
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I wonder what the impetus was on banning WPS Office?
This is exactly the issue, isn't it? What are the details that led to the decision? It's one thing to say "China bad therefore Chinese apps bad" but at least some of us want to make informed decisions and want a reasonable amount of transparency from our leaders.
Another business that takes security so seriously that it trains its customers to be phished.
More like another company that takes security so seriously, it farms it out to unspecified third parties. Nothing like increasing the corporate attack surface as a security goal.
Finding out what is happening in a target's environment is a typical first step in most hacking attempts. Having a setup that makes known what applications you use and when you are apt to be using them seems like a way to make a hacker's life easier. It really doesn't take much imagination to figure out how to use this against a target.
"No, it's from Amazon, that makes it secure".
I wonder if Amazon takes the same approach to vulnerabilities as MS in rating severity on the risk they incur by vulns existing rather than by the potential outcomes to their customers.
Icon: As appropriate to IoT as anything.
This didn't seem to concern him when he started hacking things left, right, and centre. So why should it concern anyone else.
Short answer: Because that is what decent people should do.
Long answer: I do not know the facts in this case and I would guess neither do you. The fact that the judge expressed sympathy says a lot about his character and the situation as it came out during trial. I had to sit on the jury for someone who was eventually found guilty on multiple accounts of using, dealing and manufacturing drugs. Yes, data point of one, but please bear with me. The defendant made terrible choices that affected himself and his family. It was truly tragic on a number of levels. He deserved the sentence he got, but we all felt he deserved the help he reached out for prior to what he did and was denied. If the justice system lacks in sympathy, it can be completely automated and the people who are involved with it dehumanized. I fail to see how that would be a good thing.
"Russia has taken the unusual step of posting a proposal for a new information security collaboration with the United States of America, including a no-hack pact applied to electoral affairs."
This is nothing new. The US has attempted to work on security matters with Russia in the past, doing information sharing and similar. What happened then is the Russians got all the info they wanted and provided nothing in return. Still, some folks will fall far the same thing over and over...
...basic steps for devs such as not storing production code on their local machine, scrutinizing the projects they use in their software stacks, not oversharing information about their projects on social media, and, er, actually paying attention to warning messages.
But all that gets in the way of convenience, slows systems down and makes it harder to meet deadlines! All the fights I have had with devs have come down to time, convenience and performance. If security impacts any of those most important of things, they don't want to deal with it, even in cases when spending a little of one will get much more of the others.
Other similar companies are usually not philantropists either, but the way Amazon brings "productivity" and "efficiency" to extreme levels in such a brutally industrial fashion makes them clearly stand out, at least to me. Other retailers, as big as they can be, look like corner shops in comparison.
I worked at a JCPenney distribution center for 8 years and know a number of people who work or have worked at Amazon. Not much difference in working conditions, mindset or much else beyond the efficiency with which Amazon works versus that with which Penny's doesn't. Other retailers are almost certainly on the same page. I think it just comes down to scale, nothing more.
You do know that the migrant policy with children being separated from adults at the Mexico border was started under Obama ?
Nope. You do know that this is an intentionally misleading statement? While there were some separations under previous administrations (plural, as in prior to Obama), there was no policy intended to separate children from parents as a form of retaliation.
Also the reason they are separated is that a huge chunk of those kids aren't travelling with relatives and they are taken from them until this is confirmed and then moved back.
This is clearly not the reason for nor the intent of the policy. In order to return children to parents under the circumstances, the administration would have had to keep track of all of the individuals involved, even and especially if released from care and custody. If there was a concern for the children, they would be put in the care of people actually qualified to care for them.
Icon, because both name and irony.
Windows reacted with all the stability of blancmange flung from a carriage window...
Second mention of this venerable dish as a standard of OS stability. I believe it is time to create a culinary-based stability scale. I propose the following:
Twinkies ... Lasts indefinitely with little to no input.
Steak and Potatoes ... A classic. Takes some effort to get wrong, but can be done.
Tuna Sandwich ... May be OK for a while, but has a definite shelf life.
Blancmange ... Will sit there, slowly spreading out and losing form. Eventually devolves into pool of mush.
Hollandaise Sauce ... Will break if you look at it wrong.
"They now have a nutritional profile they can be confident in..." Nutritional profile? Does this imply if I look at it sideways, I will feel confident about it, but actually examining what it is straight on will lead to my questioning the product?
"high in good quality protein" Compared to what? Define "good quality protein". Is this intended to mean that there is little filler and things that are bad for you (sodium, bits of undesirable turkey and non-turkey that are being hidden by processing)? I mean obviously this product will be loaded with this, at least there is some good stuff in it and if we could just filet it out, then we would have a winner.
"lower in fat, saturates, salt and sugar" Again, compared to what? If it is in comparison to something truly terrible, then reducing the percentage of bad stuff down a point or two through the addition of sawdust* is not really a good fix, but it would make this statement factual.
* I am using sawdust as an example, not claiming that it is actually being used in this case. It has been used as filler in the past, especially in bread, but an internet search for "lean, finely textured beef" will provide results a bit more on point. Yum!
...one possible reason for using Windows ... System Center Configuration manager makes it almost as easy to manage a fleet of 1,000,000 Windows devices as it is to manage 1.
More likely a case of familiarity and availability. "I know this hammer and it will allow me to hit the screw on the head." It will get the job done, but is probably not the best tool for this particular job.
Also, I am stealing the phrase "blancmange-like stability" and using it often. It manages to combine my enjoyment of medieval cooking and my professional life in a pithy manner.
"At no point does any authorisation the user is in control of happen, and there's no way to revoke it."
Use a router to block traffic from Spotify to your
speaker home network. This will have the happy side effect of forcing you to move on to a more responsibly run service. Two birds, one stone.
...I am 100% for every single terrorist act that's foiled but not at the expense of my own security and privacy.
Likewise. I do not want to be terrorized by anyone or any group, foreign or domestic, government or private. Rights are not a one-or-the-other affair. The loss of any is to be feared.
In asia the masks are there to protecting others, not the wearer.
Pretty sure that is how it works everywhere. The US CDC recommends masks for patients to prevent their spreading the disease and also lays out when they should and shouldn't be worn by healthcare workers, et cetera.
Haven't they closed shop to protect the unwashed covidiots from themselves and the rest of us from them? According to its site, "Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. remains open for our guests due to its designation as an essential business. The safety of our guests and employees remains our top priority... By order of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. has temporarily closed our restaurants, spa, and fitness center. In-Room Dining will remain open during this time."
To be fair, hotels are essentially dual use in that they can be used for purely recreational purposes but also are important for people caught out of pocket by this pandemic and for those who have a legitimate and essential role to play and are forced to travel because of it. There are a varied classifications of hotels by different governments; it's a bit confusing for all involved, I think.
I, like everyone else on here I am sure, had a few suggestions...
C is for Chthonian
E is for Eye
G is for Cough
H is also for Cough
J is for Ianto
L is for ... Nope. Can't do better than that.
M is for Mancy
P is for Phthalic
Q is for Queue
R is for Febuary
S is for Semicolon (at least it isn't a complete colon)
U is for Guilty
V is for VVhat
W is for Wrong
The contract I work under is being subsumed by one held by the parent agency for the one I support. We've shifted to as much of a remote work model as we can (rotating shifts of who is allowed on site, reduced hours on site) to the point where the place is a figurative ghost town, and we are still moving forward with the change in leadership. I might not meet my new overlords for months while working in a sector that still requires continuous on-site support. It's the new normal I guess.
It can be hoped, however, that people will have learned to properly wash their hands.
This flies in the face of your other observations, unfortunately. It's remarkably difficult to get the majority of people to do this, even at the risk of endangering themselves and everyone they come in contact with.
When you find yourself in a bind and someone comes along to dig you out, you're supposed to gain experience and learn how not to get yourself in such a situation again.
It may be what he learned was that if he called the number and talked to this individual, his problem would be solved. Besides, you seem to be asking a lot of someone whose job description seems to have been "Open this spreadsheet".
A number of businesses I have dealt with recently require you to submit your resume/CV through a web form often with an option to drag a document into it and let the site parse out everything for you. While this does present some surface area to attack, it is nowhere near as bad as the send email attachment route.
Hardware tokens and phone have a cost. Tokens may cost less, but people have to carry (all of) them around, and if they forget it they can't work. ... Sure, they strengthen security but not all companies and users are still ready to pay the price...
Most companies, when able to do a cost-benefits analysis with realist information concerning costs of implementation vs cost of breaches opt to pay the lesser of the two. This is typically cost of implementation.
In an incredibly prescient imaginary scenario, participants were asked to assist in the control of a disease outbreak in a landlocked country.
Unfortunately, there is nothing incredible about this. Scenarios of this nature are used because this exact sort of thing happened in the past and had catastrophic results.
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