* Posts by obrien

9 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Apr 2013

Raytheon suspected of readying for Websense slurp


Re: Wandering proxy

That's standard for all the major web security vendors.

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH


But at least they still will for many years to come.

SSL-busting adware: US cyber-plod open fire on Comodo's PrivDog


It depends on what country you are in but that could be illegal. In some countries your company is not allowed to MitM certain sites like banking, healthcare, etc. But SSL scanning is important - there's malware that uses HTTPS simply because so many organisations do not MitM it for malware scanning. SSL scanning on sites like dropbox, etc, is critical.

So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish


lolwut? Apple weren't even validating SSL certs, arguable an even worse situation for the end-user.



Re: "Give Acer/ASUS a try, BURN LENOPEVO"

After a couple of really bad experiences of terrible build quality and even worse customer service, Asus will never see a penny from me again.

Check Point buys bare-metal security upstart Hyperwise


Re: Bare bones, indeed

"Check Point Acquires Hyperwise to Deliver Industry’s First CPU Level Threat Prevention Capabilities." - http://www.hyperwise.com/

First? Really? http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/McAfee-Unveils-Two-DeepSafe-Products-for-ChipBased-Security-727773

NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw


Re: Ghostery

Yep, I had just checked and see the same.

Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT


Does my bookmark toolbar count?

Desultory figures from Intel as Otellini makes his last call


Re: Please explain

* How does getting rid of older kit reduce capital expenditure except through accounting wizardry

- Getting rid of old kit means reduced maintenance hence reduced expenditure. Fabs are expensive to maintain.

* What kit is being used to make and sell those cheap chips "in every market" if the old kit has been disposed of?

- Every die shrink needs new fabrication equipment. By now moving to a smaller die again, the fabs from a few generations past can be disposed of. Ties back into your first question.