* Posts by pstones578

12 posts • joined 26 Oct 2011

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


I stopped doing this years ago

The challenge is if a bad actor gets in and has the credentials / tokens / keys etc. to access the data then encryption is not enough. There needs to be monitoring in place to detect bad behavior and either automatically shut it down or alert a team that should respond immediately.

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature


Re: The most simple way is not mentioned here?

This will work but it is a clunky solution. In 2020 companies need to be better than this. I was doing this sort of thing over a decade ago.

Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer


I stopped doing this years ago

Same story as everyone else so won't bore you but suffice it to say you learn the hard way and move on. 20 years in IT now and the only person who get's free support is the spawn point (mum)

The safest place to save your files is somewhere nobody will ever look


Special kind of C level Exec

This story reminds me of a place I used to work that had someone high up who was very "special" and for years saved critical emails in his deleted items in his mailbox. This became new news to me when we implemented a policy to delete items from deleted at a certain retention period threshold. We had to restore the whole exchange DB just to get his emails back. The other bit I will never forget is that absolutely no one had the minerals to have a word with him so we had to work around his interesting way of managing email.

Sysadmin left finger on power button for an hour to avert SAP outage


I will give you that one given the timeframe but if this was SAP then I would guess it was not running on Windows. These days servers never come with CD drives anymore

Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless


Who wrote this crap?

Unreadable, try writing with a maturity level above a carrot next time.

How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up


Change Control / Change Freeze

Would it not make sense to have some proper change control and then Amazon could have reviewed their change documentation and hey presto notice a change had happened around the time of the problem. Also while they are at it wouldn't it also be a good idea to have a change freeze around such a critical time of year! Unbelievable

US sues Apple, publishers over ebook pricing strategy


It's like they just want everyone to go and download 5000 ebooks off the internet for 'free'

Foxconn staffer lets slip iPhone 5 ship date


How's it 5th generation when it's not the 5th one?

IPhone overtakes BlackBerry in the corporate world

IT Angle

re the 2 iPhone users, can you not integrate them into your mail system directly? What mail server do you use?


Can you not integrate the 2 iPhones into your internal mail solution? What are you using?

Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’


This will be their next patent

An interactive means by way of the user manipulating the power state of a device. Apple will refer to this as the iON and iOFF switch. No other device will be able to transition their power state using a switching technology similar to iON and iOFF.


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