* Posts by HxBro

26 posts • joined 17 May 2013

RDP loves company: Kaspersky finds 37 security holes in VNC remote desktop software


What about macs ? Remote desktop is based on vnc

Any testing against the mac server ?

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked



Don't panic and remember to bring your towel....

I now have to change my password

Freebie tier coming to issue-tracking Jira, but you'll have to cough up to unlock the good stuff


Jira isn't bad but it's not perfect

Speed is an issue, sometimes it just crawls.

2 different types of project Old and Next gen, but you can't have the features of both, so no best of both worlds (I use both daily and it's annoying not to have the same features depending on the project.

The lack of searching/filtering in some views are annoying too, like in the backlog I can't filter stuff by status

+ points, links well with bitbucket, tickets can show commits, prs branches etc, can trigger ticket status updates etc, it's quite powerful if used properly, and it doesn't look too bad

I pay for the 10 user license now, I'll be glad to get it for free :)

Peers to HMRC: Digital tax reforms 3 days after Brexit? Hold your horses, how 'bout 3 years...


No changes for me...

1. Already have invoices and receipts in online accounting system.

2. Already push a button to generate vat return

3. ??? (something accountant system does)

4. Vat return filed, HMRC take money from bank by DD

Changes required by me, none.

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?


Great idea in principle

1. Advertise new routes for google

2. Start monitoring packets

3 ???

4. Oh F*ck how do we handle this much data, turn it off quick!

I can imagine the amount of bandwidth required would be something special, no wonder it was blackholed quickly.

Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this


Teams is wonderful if you only talk to one team

I had the pleasure of using teams recently, as they've moved/forced people off skype for business, OK no problem, I'll install teams... all goes well until you might actually want to speak to different teams. It appears you can't have more than one, you need to switch each time, making it pretty much a pita to use, with multiple clients, I now have to have 1 in a browser, 1 on desktop, and hope nobody else wants to talk to me in real time...

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

Paris Hilton

first time in 20 years

that I've ever thought of master / slave as something to do with slavery, thanks el reg for reporting this to me.

Can I complain about the use of the word Python?

(hint is in the icon)

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

Paris Hilton

Re: has anyone else

I tried to attack my macbook with a glass of red wine, didn't work through, the keyboard still works but the space bar sometimes has a few forgetfulmomentswhenyouare typing.

Paris because I'm sure she's caused a few keyboard incidents...

'Unhackable' Bitfi crypto-currency wallet maker will be shocked to find fingernails exist


You mean there's no sticker!

Hacking something with a "warranty is void if broken" sticker is infinitely harder than one without, maybe I should suggest that as a upgrade to the device, you can pick them up on ebay cheap enough, if they'd have skipped the endorsement and spent the money on stickers, they'd have a MUCH more secure device.

Google Chrome update to label HTTP-only sites insecure within WEEKS


Re: http download: 90 seconds, https download >= 45 min

I'd be looking at hardware ssl accelerators, surely a trading firm of all places would know about getting the fastest speed out of everything, apache possibly not the right choice too.

Does sound like an odd bug though, can't say I've come across it.


Shared hosting

It's a bit bad if a host isn't supporting one of the free cert systems, chances are they aren't updating their control panels, cpanel/whm/plesk has had it for 2 years or so which probably covers the majority of hosting. ISPConfig has it, and a quick google of some of the others seems to come up with results too.

If your host isn't updating control panels which control the system, it makes you wonder what they are doing with the rest of the system.

Even for the home grown control panels, adding a few form fields, then having a cron job that checks for a letsencrypt install request for the domains in question, then running the command which does everything for you isn't exactly rocket science, after that add it to an auto renew cron and job is done.

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it


Missed the obvious one

Gitty McGitFace

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU


Re: NATO... And the German car industry.

The question is, will it allow me to get more accurate readings of where the delivery driver is with my latest online purchase, the map usually says they are the other side of town and I'm 75th delivery today, yet when I go to the toilet thinking, "I've got time", as soon as I'm mid flow the door bell goes and it's the delivery driver!

The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

Paris Hilton

Seems an over complication

1. Inform user you have encrypted backups that may hold data on them

2. You can't delete the data in those backups as it's not technically feasible or practical, you can refuse a delete on these grounds.

3. You will remove them after X months/years or whenever the backups go into rotation.

4. If you do restore a backup after the period you removed the user, but before the user was removed in the data, just re-run the delete function again.

However to re-run the delete function again, you need to keep some personal data of who to delete, so in theory you can't delete them if you've forgotten them... Now I'm pretty good at forgetting things according to my wife, so I've deleted her and I now get excited to see a strange woman in my bed at night

Britain mulls 'complete shutdown' of 4G net for emergency services


Re: Single points of failure?

I wonder if it would be possible to provide some sort of pico cell to the emergency vehicles, that would provide localised coverage, so inside the house/building the signal is stronger whilst the vehicle is outside.

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks


Sounds like my S8 and facial recognition

Same sort of issues.

If it's not the right light it doesn't work, if it's not held at the right angle is doesn't work, if it's dirty it doesn't work.

Basically it only works when I've taken the bumper case off and cleaned it (and put the bumper back on), sitting in a nicely lighted room, or for some unknown reason it unlocks when I'm eating breakfast on occasion - I think it's the way I hold my toast.

Town wants Amazon's new HQ so much it plans to split off new town called 'Amazon'


That would solve the tld problem

1. brand - tick

2. geological - tick

Here you go .amazon

Out, damned Spot! Amazon emits Echo ball with screen, inevitable ever-listening mic

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Re: One for the laydees?

Whatever floats your boat :)

I hadn't had my coffee yet

Paris Hilton

Re: One for the laydees?

I'd be worried about the camera accidentally gets turned on (pun intended) whilst in the throws of passion with the wrong keyword.

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served


Happy to let an app deal with my calls

Let it deal with "microsoft support", "you've had an accident", "ppi", "the mother in law support call", "wife"

If I could train it to speak and sound like me, I'm onto a winner


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This is just pukka

Now it's the security industry's turn to be burned by cloud


Why pay

Mod Security or naxsi can be installed for free, a little monitoring at the beginning to tweak the rules and you can get this for free, no cost per hit, no cost per rule. Considering there are hundreds if not thousands of rules you could possibly run, paying for them does not make financial sense.

Amazon should provide a core set of rules for free, then any additional rules chargeable

Time to get your babble on: Microsoft opens Skype Translator Preview to all comers


Can it translate...

Cheeky Nandos and banter

Health apps and wearables make you nervous, not fit, say boffins

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Works for me, I didn't know how many steps I took before getting my smartband and lifelog on my phone.

I now deliberately extend my routes when walking the dog including longer and longer distances, I then like to see if I've increased my steps for that particular walk. My average step count (and distance) is slowly increasing so I'm doing more general day to day exercise than I was.

Gourmet chemists sniff out ultimate cheese on toast


I like several versions:

Lightly toast on one side, cover with slices of cheddar, grill till slightly bubbling

Lightly toast on one side, cover with slices of cheddar, add some pepper, grill till slightly bubbling

Variation on above, chop some pickled onion and add at same time as cheese

Chilli cheese is a good one to use too.

Personally as long as the cheese has a good fat content you can't go wrong, you need the oils to flow into the bread.

IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL

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Re: First Direct Bank have it right.....

It's a pleasure calling first direct, 2 rings and an answer, and they know what you are talking about.

The first time I called they even knew what I was calling about before I said it!


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