Re: We have one
Big Shite Of Donner?
Brown Skids Of Doom?
452 posts • joined 2 Oct 2012
I think we need people on the 'white' side doing stuff like this 'because they can'. If THEY can then who else is already doing so? If we know 'how' then we can work on prevention/cure.
I'm not convinced by the argument that white/gray hats are contributing to the problem - I'd rather a white hat pointed out a potential meteor in advance so we have time to build a big cannon or move to Mars than simply not wake up one morning...
Should be possible to identify phishing emails before the user gets to see them; this work should help to that end as it unravels how they might have been implemented. Block their attacks and you can block someone else... assuming they used a similar approach.
Might that correlate more strongly with size? Android has 80%+ of the market :. it makes sense that it would have 9x% of the attention. Windows suffers in the same way on the desktop.
If traditional PCs continue to be replaced by "non windows" devices in the home then perhaps even more attention will be given to the likes of android, chromeos and iOS, and one day windows could be quite secure... then both users can give themselves high fives...
CHILD LABOUR, eh Samsung?
So... this! Looks like terminators come with less bad press.
....have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.
Pinocchio's NOSE grew when he lied.
Anyway, I thought EA's DRM rootkits were supposed to prevent the copying of data???
Xbox OS is dreadful imho; anything they can do to improve it is welcome.
People don't buy iPads because of ios. Most apple users don't know what an ios is. This is what MS don't seem to understand.
Many people who actually pay for windows (not bundled with hardware) are actually closet *nuxers, especially after vista and w8.
I agree that MS needs to do "something", but I'm not sure its smartphones or Xbox.
I'd like to see a focus on speed and security, not this obsession with SQUARES.
I work in an office with glass everywhere. It's square. I come home and my windows are square. I walk past a church and think "f****g pedos", then "oooh, pwetty windows". I'm not saying MS should start buggering altar boys, but they might learn a little from this.
"Boo!" Isn't what most people end up "screaming in every office I've ever worked in... We can't be trying hard enough to scare them... Someone send them a DIY rasppi clock...
Does it still hide temp files/autosaves in a different hidden folder in each version of outlook? With the filepath hidden away in the registry...
Does it still "assume" (incorrectly) data types in CSV files (scientific notation FTW)?
Does it stop muppets from saving xslm, xls and xlsb files with VBA projects as xlsx yet?
...I'll stop there, but I have many questions...
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While I was upgrading my laptop in the early hours of sunday am I figured "why not google win10 privacy while I wait", spoke a fair amount of French, then spent a good half hour tweaking settings/registry values. What annoyed the hell out of me was the need to disable processes and edit the registry (home premium) to stop some of the reporting home.
Thinking of friends/fam I'm hoping some kind soul will write a nice little "freeeedurm" script to simplify the process, or perhaps an "app" to demonstrate in simple terms (traffic lights) to your average Joe public exactly how exposed they are/what is being collected, with a "protect me squire!" button...
I like the idea of associating pictures to other pictures instead of using text. E.g. 'monkey in blue hat' = sad so eats something sweet to cheer himself up. Sorry we are all out of banana splits but you can have a 'chocolate fudge sundae' - user is presented with 50 images to map to a choc fudge sundae, of which a fair % are very similar to the correct answer, however there is only 1 right answer. Sundae = like Sunday, which is really the first day of the week but we think of it as the last... days of the week have their own logic; we can count upwards from 1 or 0 so it could, relate to 4 possible numbers; 0167 - this forms a pin code secondary password. Today is Friday... Friday is an "up" day, meaning the pin numbers are sorted lowest to highest. On a Monday they might be sorted high to low.
The Mac address of the device I'm using has not been associated with the service/application I'm trying to use so before I get any further I get an email and an SMS. Clicking the link in the email requests that a 4 digit code from the SMS be entered to register the device and gain entry.
I must have stolen this idea from somewhere/perhaps multiple different trains of thought - is anyone aware of any proper research?
Yes, this wouldn't work for the visually impaired however variants using noises/songs/text could be optional.
Better the devil you know?
I don't think this sounds like a Google Mafia situation... Nice website ya got dere... shame if someone blocked it...
More like Ew! Malware peddler! Keep out of my browser! And take yer filthy flash with ya...
Pretty sure I used to have a plugin that replaced all ads with cat gifs - similar principle, but only for dodgy ads. I'm in favour of this. Just need to trust that they don't abuse this...
Forbes brands: Evil Microsoft is worth $69.3B vs apple's $145.3B... Google is ranked 3rd at $65.6B
So, MS' closest competitor is Google (and wow is it close!).
MS can easily play the "good guy" here - it's the only economically viable play - this does not mean they care/are any better than apple. Doesn't 'iPhone' make more money than all of MS combined? That's why zune/win8/Nokia epic fail. I haven't any stats on 'xbox music' but I'm pretty sure it will be laughable when compared to iTunes... or even YouTube...
Call me jaded, but...
This sounds too daft to be "true"; meaning perhaps the US gov wants to catch some of them dang hackers by advertising an easy target, encouraging poor judgement re self protection on the hackers' part. I suspect the target isn't that easy... and full of malware/other nasties intended to identify and track the 'enemy'.
A) Spend time/effort fixing issue with plugin that will be obsolete in a few months.
B) Try to rush replacement, hoping issue won't cause too much damage in the meantime.
I'd likely be using door number 2. I'd probably be trying to keep quiet about it as well! But ignoring a bug hunter results in bad publicity so they should have opened a dialogue with the guy at the very least imho.
The interesting thing about "forecasts" and "predictions" is that 4 times out of 7 you can just make up the numbers and everything looks plausible and well researched. I spend most of my working life looking at and composing bollocks like this.
Me, I know next to nothing about selling mobile phones, but bollocks? Yes. If you ever have any testicle related problems I'm your man. The girls in the office are always complaining I don't have any framed photos on my desk so feel free to send me selfies...
Apple to LOSE market share
Ha. Ha ha ha. A-hahahahahaha.
I will neither buy an apple nor a ms smartphone, but this is insane.
I confidently predict that the "other" category will take share from android, as will apple, but windows will continue to flop. Yes they will sell more but because the market is expanding not because the tide turns. Unless they do something clever to win over the corporate/business market.
Also, the apple numbers look a little low, but I reckon there's a thriving 2nd hand market that isn't being covered. Androids likely end up in landfill or "man drawers" more frequently than being sold but every iPhone owner I know has sold their old model on when a new one comes out.
I think the punish bad behaviour ethos is a good one, and gets the ball rolling re future punishment of other similar practices.
I don't use 'social media', it uses me.
I like the idea of a "free" internet. As in speech. In order to accomplish this we need policing, not censorship.
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