* Posts by gojump

3 posts • joined 19 Mar 2013

Transport for London Oyster system pulled offline after credential-stuffing crooks board customers' accounts



was anyone else reading this thinking there is much more to it? Like they have been compromised perhaps.

Mainly because shutting a system down entirely seems a little overkill if they are simply saying that users passwords are being recycled. In my mind you would just update all passwords to random strong passwords and then force people to reset if it was just that. Plus have a security review, not take the whole system down (internally too).

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?


Re: Similar but different experience

I will often do the opposite with people in my team; I'll give someone responsibility for a task that is repetitive as I know the individual should have the skills to automate said task.

I have found over the years it is an effective way to free up time spent on internal IT tasks that often just get assigned to the new or less experienced members of the team as they are boring.

Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC


Real choice should be possible

Why can't the BBC's TV services be encrypted and if you have paid your fee to obtain your licence, it is sent to you as a smart card (or licence key) for a "top up TV" like service. Then people who wish to own a TV to watch the commercial channels can do so without the ability to watch anything provided by the BBC.

I know there are probably some technical challenges to overcome, but it should be possible.

iPlayer (or any other web based services) could be made to require an account and the use of your licence number.

That way it really does become a user pays system.

(Maybe one news channel one national radio stations should be left open and separated and then funded by general taxation.)


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