* Posts by Shocker-z

4 posts • joined 14 Aug 2012

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


Well there's also the case that if any network files were encrypted then surely the last pc to encrypt them would have to be the first to decrypt the previously encrypted PCs.. Also NHS has 1.7 million staff.. so even a 1% infection is $5.1million.. Soon adds up. Obviously most PCs shouldn't have any data local so can just be wiped anyway, but then you're dealing with the huge IT task of wiping PC's and checking first, which ones do or don't have any local data that's needed...

I know that I certainly wouldn't like to be IT support on a day like this for them...

Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy


Re: Good

Who said she left mess? Maybe she's a good girl ;-) also wouldn't it be the man that left the mess, if she didn't *self clean*

Yeah there's a fine of I think £50/60 here too

Commonwealth Bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL


Re: Foot, meet bullet

Except at ;least then they would have *done* something... all the statement ever needed was to say "We are not affected by the heartbleed vulnerability"

I like a twitter post that points out that "Drew Unsworth" from the bank has "been working in online since the days before the internet and is a passionate early adopter."


Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains


I found it very clunky in the way of the feel of it, nothing seemed obvious all hidden away and here and there bits and bobs.. When i read that Windows Server 2012 is going the same way my immediate thought was "well i don't think people will go with it, they'll probs skip it and wait for the next as 2008 is nice and solid"

To me Windows 8 feels and sounds like a Windows ME/Vista version where it'll get replaced by a proper version shortly after (Read today that Windows 9 is planned for release next year!)

Just my 2 pence anyway



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