* Posts by fnusnu

262 posts • joined 8 Nov 2012


Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language


Wait until they come across GIMP.

Samsung stops providing security updates to the Galaxy S8 at grand old age of four years


Samsung upcyling

This looks interesting: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-transform-old-phones-smart-home-devices/

The Galaxy Upcycling at Home feature is available on all Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z models released from 2018 with Android 9 and above. Samsung will add support for more devices in the future.

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative


Too late

You can't control language. Deal with the accepted definition, or forever be shouting at pigeons in the park.

UK college courses show decade-long surging interest in computer science – just as new intake was locked down


Why don't humanities studesnts look out of the window in the morning? They need something to do in the afternoon.

Microsoft delays disabling Basic Authentication for several Exchange Online protocols 'until further notice'


Can someone translate that final tweet for me?

Decade-old bug in Linux world's sudo can be abused by any logged-in user to gain root privileges


Re: How is this possible?

..... or place a bug in the source then use it as your (or insert name of national security service) private exploit for many years till someone else finds it and publishes the vulnerability

Showering malware-laced laptops on UK schools is the wrong way to teach them about cybersecurity


Damned if they do, damned if they don't

Pearl clutching voice: the kids can't access lessons online

Government rushes out laptops to help

This is the result...

Dropbox basically decimates workforce, COO logs off: Cloud biz promises to be 'more efficient and nimble'


For the same price as 5 Onedrive licenses oh and the Office Apps suite too.

Goodbye Dropbox.

Realme 7 5G: Parents, this is the phone you should have got your kids for Christmas


Which version of android does it come with and how many years of updates does it get?

I thought this was a technical website...

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'


Re: "They should have a law against old dying dinosaurs buying up innovative companies"

"I don't think Red Hat needed a buyer, but an offer was made that its shareholders and board believed to be of great value to them."

It's got nothing to do with anyone else...

The three or so people who run Windows 10 on Arm might be glad to know that x64 emulation is in preview


Original Surface

It's a shame there's no Win10 for the original Surface

Remember 2013? This coffee machine does: If I could turn back time – I'd reboot this PC


Riotous, surely?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE goes from 'nearly dead' to full in an hour, but you might not be a 'Fan' of some of the shortcuts


Samsung has released two flavours of the FE: one using LTE and another with 5G. The LTE variant is the cheapest


GitLab scans its customers' source code, finds it's as fragile as you'd expect


Re: Don't build on sand

Like struts?

Google, Amazon pass on UK Digital Services Tax by hiking ad prices, fees at same rate the government takes


No surprise here

All taxes are paid from the wallet of the customer.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended


I'd forgive all the other issues

if it had zoom and reflow...

Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update


Still only 2 types of computer user

Those that have lost data and those that are just about to...

Firefox maker Mozilla axes a quarter of its workforce, blames coronavirus, vows to 'develop new revenue streams'


Re: That's what you get for trying to be a google clone

You still use ftp?


Whoever downvoted this, please show me where the settings are to reflow zoomed text.


And still no zoom and reflow in firefox for android, hence long since dropped for opera.

Psst: Want to know who else has their snout in the Copernicus trough? (spoiler: it's not the UK)


UK has done well. Someone else's taxpayers are paying and we will have access to the data

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all


Will anyone remember what Yahoo was by 2022?

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office


Good to see Microsoft doing their bit to help: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-printing-issues-for-all-affected-windows-10-versions/

US Air Force wants to pit AI-powered drone against its dogfighting hotshots in battle of the skies next year


No pilot's ego is going to allow him to be beaten by a lump of molten sand...

Have I Been Pwned breach report email pwned entire firm's helldesk ticket system


The age-old exhortation rises to the fore once again: make sure you’re running the latest version of whatever software suite you’re relying on.

Yet putting this in the comments gets you massively downvoted for some stupid reason(s)

Had a bad weekend? Probably, if you're a Sectigo customer, after root cert expires and online chaos ensues


Then they are taking a massive risk.


"Of particular concern, the university said, are systems and devices that haven't seen security updates since 2015, such as Apple Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or earlier, Apple iOS 9 or earlier, Google Android 5.0 or earlier, Microsoft Windows Vista & 7 (if the Update Root Certificates Feature has been disabled since before June 2010), Microsoft Windows XP (if an Automatic Root Update has not been received since before June 2010), Mozilla Firefox 35 or earlier, Oracle Java 8u50 or earlier, and embedded devices (e.g. copy machines) that have not installed a firmware update since before mid 2015."

"In a perfect world, all of your libraries would be up-to-date and you wouldn't be using clownish TLS implementations like GnuTLS," wrote Ayer.

The only clowns here are those still using obsolete crap...

IBM Sametime could rise again as HCL makes shortlist for India's home-grown Zoom clone


Thereby proving the Indian government is as stupid as all the others: The government also prefers making local products because they meet the industry development goal of enhancing local expertise, developing, and productising software.

If someone could stop hackers pwning medical systems right now, that would be cool, say Red Cross and friends


Re: Haven't they heard of the Streisand effect?

You've also got a load of cowboy wannabe healthcare IT clowns who have allowed kit to delivered that is not up to scratch.

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook



Latvian and Lithuanian, but not Estonian...

Nine in ten biz applications harbor out-of-date, unsupported, insecure open-source code, study shows


Re: Frankestein development, thanks to Stackoveflow, Github & C.


Proof-of-concept open-source app can cut'n'paste from reality straight into Photoshop using a neural network


Re: Unintended consequences

It's 'bio break' nowadays

Baby, I swear it's déjà vu: TalkTalk customers unable to opt out of ISP's ad-jacking DNS – just like six years ago


The most annoying thing about it is that you can't just go back to the URL and correct the typo

Tor Project loses a third of staff in coronavirus cuts: Unlucky 13 out as nonprofit hacks back to core ops


Windows defender is fixed now

Apparently it was files with two dots in the name which caused the issue

Oh ... Fudge This Pandemic! Google walks back on decision to switch off FTP in Chrome 81


Oh look! All five people who still use it have downvoted my comment.


Bin it and focus on security. Just because people are working from home doesn't mean they can't find another way to transfer files insecurely.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 line has had a good run with four years of security updates – but you'll want to trade yours in now



Ivan Meler's doing a grand job here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/development/beta-lineageos-17-0-s7-edge-build-1-t3979973

Want to stay under the radar for a decade or more? This Chinese hacking crew did it... by aiming for Linux servers


Re: @Pascal Monett - So, one Linux myth bites the dust

"Proof is that actually nobody runs antivirus on Linux servers"

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

It's 2020 and hackers are still hijacking Windows PCs by exploiting font parser security holes. No patch, either


Re: "a miscreant can include a malformed multi-master font in a document"

All of them, along with the rest of Windows 7.

Microsoft frees Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 from the shackles of, er, Windows?


Now for Onedrive for Linux!

More than a billion hopelessly vulnerable Android gizmos in the wild that no longer receive security updates – research


The real problem here is that obsolete devices report that "You have the latest updates" What's needed is a message which says this phone will no longer receive updates after dd/mm/yyyy and after that date the message should change to "Your phone is no longer supported".

This would also make people think about which model they want to buy when they can see for themselves its eol date.

Samsung cops to data leak after unsolicited '1/1' Find my Mobile push notification


More weirdness

Did anyone else see a weird app get updated just after the 1/1 message incident? I think I am going mad as I can't see it listed. It was a Galaxy store update for something like 'image annotate' with an icon similar to the gallery icon flower thing.

Samsung gives China wide berth over coronavirus woes, uses sea and air freight to ship smartphone bits to Vietnamese factories


Great opportunity

Perhaps they could focus on the software for a while and get the Feb Android updates out.

This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps


They could just ask google for the potholes reported in Waze.

Artful prankster creates Google Maps traffic jams by walking a cartful of old phones around Berlin


Re: Works for Waze too

Waze gives you a credibility weighting to prevent this.

Difficult season: Antivirus-flinger Avast decides to 'wind down' Jumpshot


Brit? Czech, surely?

If you never thought you'd hear a Microsoftie tell you to stop using Internet Explorer, lap it up: 'I beg you, let it retire to great bitbucket in the sky'


Surface RT

Still supported to 2023 and no Edge released for it.

Way to go MS!

No Mo'zilla for about 100 techies today: Firefox maker lays off staff as boss talks of 'difficult choices' and funding


Still no text zoom and reflow on Android

This is the one reason I use Opera on Android, and am happy to recommend it to others, especially friends whose eyesight cannot cope with small text.

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data


Re: "hovering up of data"

And a consonant ;)



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