* Posts by gmathol

11 publicly visible posts • joined 3 May 2013

Flaws found in security products from AVG, Symantec and McAfee


Re: Flaws found in Windows API

I work for European banks and we have the nix policy in place for a long time. There is no connection to the Internet and it is not needed - business/technical papers are available in the Intranet. Best thing is - it keeps employees from surfing the Web during work time. Of course there is no wireless accept the wireless smartphone the employee owns and there is of course no link to the mainframes or servers. Our bank application using a two phase authentication which is encrypted and which uses extra hardware plus a smart card which stores nothing. Trouble with fraud - nope.

Hackers giving up on crypto ransomware. Now they just lock up device, hope you pay



Should try it! Really works. VMware is also niece - never go native.

PC World's cloudy backup failed when exposed to ransomware


Cloud backups? Really?

Who with a brain would use that? If you really have to carry around lots of data/applications etc. by micro SD chips - XD 64 GB is about 20 USD. Important data can't be encrypted anymore, unless you are a genius and write your own software, by using a home made computer chip. That is the new world we are living in. Companies should not allow employees to come to work with smartphones or tablets or other devices - and of course no Internet access at all.

How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest


Re: Finally had enough...

Try VMware or Virtualbox it is free. After that you can backup your W7 partition and restore it in a virtual environment and than you can also switch off Internet Access and just use the W7 programs you have and you don't need to reboot. You should have at least 4 GB memory and a Dual-Core processor.


Windows 10 makes it hard to install VMware - so I installed Linux with VMware and Windows 10 in VMware. Many useful third party or free software packages are harder to install and I certainly won't buy stuff I already have to make it compliant with a W10 installation.

Question is - what is in the pipeline after W10 - MS can make the next version expensive or more invasive, finally W10 runs much faster that's good, but it also lacks support for older hardware like printer /scanner.

Is Facebook about to get a Virtual Reality check?


I don't use Facebook and I would recommend that parents should not publish the pictures of their children on that platform. I also run software which completely disables Facebook software from running in my browser.

US has a big problem - it is trust. Companies like Facebook and Google syphon meta data and sell them to all kinds of customers or put you in a swamp of advertisement.

IBM UK puts 1,352 Global Tech Services heads 'at risk'


In many countries IBM has the policy to sack the tech population after 5 year and block them from applying for another 3 years, in order to keep the tech scene alive and also keeping the edge over its competitors.

I found it not so bad to work for IBM - I was working as an independent consultant in many other places why I had one of those IBM contracts and they paid me almost a 100.000 USD a year during this years and yeas I was called 3 or 5 times at max to help them out with minor things, while I was working for other customers.

Not a bad deal?

Official: Toshiba pulls out of European consumer PC market


Re: Ah, well

Apple is to expensive and there isn't much software you can get or even Open Source software. Asus offers f. e. a 32 GB, 4K UHD Display, thunderbold included plus I7, plus 500 GB SSD plus 1 TB harddrive for less than 1200 USD (Costco) and yes if you want you can even install your favored Apple OS (the run on Intel). Apple has not much to offer and I prefer also a Linux phone, which comes with better hardware and security than the I-phone. I have Lenovos and the run everything I want - there is even a tweak for AMD processors so you can run OS/X. A Lenove with 8 GB memory, 750 GB HD and eSata interface was bought for 400 USD.

Lenov-lol, a load of Tosh, and what the Dell? More bad holes found in PC makers' bloatware


Think is all PC's or machines which using the Intel Processor are vulnerable for all kind of attacks.

We know this since 2003.

Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes


Sure! IBM got a partnership with Apple and therefore is vilifying the competition - and yes Samsung is a better choice than Apple none sense.

I don't care.

Japan's XP migration solution: Remove network cable


Re: No network = No Work

Now we know why Japan can't fix its little radiation problem in Fukushima.

This people seem not to smart - there are other ways to prevent updates of company computers.

By the way one should consider to use virtual machines/boxes, so you can always keep the original state and you do not have to fight with drivers or printers which are all the sudden no longer supported by your OS provider. Think APPLIANCE! Software/Operationssystem encapsulated in an virtual environment.