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242 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jul 2007
Stalk my pals on social media and you'll know that the next words out of my mouth will be banana hammock
Re: Hospitality sector had it coming
Booking.com buried my bed bug horror story about the small motel where I experienced enough discomfort to seek medical treatment (photos of my neck and arms still make me itch). TripAdvisor.com did not.
Guess which one I recommend folks use for researching their stays?
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'
You're legit and you know you are... Thanks to chanting racist footie fans, linking to dodgy stuff isn't necessarily illegal (well, in Europe)
On the bright side
Nearly every user who received one at my company reported it as a potential phishing attack. Even our security team was confused by the message when we evaluated it (suspicious content but legit links). Wasn't until we saw a Twitter conversation by ShareFile claiming they were legit before we finally gave the thumbs up on performing the password resets.
Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231
Bomb squad descends on suspicious package to find something much more dangerous – a Journey cassette
Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere
You patch my back(up) and I'll patch yours... Arcserve bugs burrow remotely exploited holes in UDP storage systems
Sunny Cali goes ballistic, this ransomware is atrocious. Even our IT bill will be something quite ferocious
From the SD Tribune story:
"The Port of San Diego said Wednesday it is investigating a highly sophisticated cybersecurity threat to its technology systems that is currently affecting the public agency’s ability to process park permits and records requests, and perform other business services."
... "highly sophisticated cybersecurity threat"... sounds much better than "some plonk clicked on a link/attachment that they shouldn't have".
Virus screener goes down, Intel patches more chips, Pegasus government spying code spreads across globe
How hard can it be to keep patched?
Newer versions of WP simply update themselves, and as far us plug-in updates I get an email notification when a plug-in needs updating, and that's simply logging into the site, clicking 'Updates', and then checking the box for the plugins to update. A minute later, it's all updated. Total time spent updating the site? Literally less than 2 minutes.
Re: 1 - 2 - 3 - Not it!
I know no one is reading the EULAs for anything because if you did, you wouldn't consent to most of them. Our Procurement department is now going over EULAs with a fine-tooth comb. Purchases that used to take 60-90 days from selection to product-on-site are now taking upwards of a year, if the vendor agrees to negotiations in the first place. I'm still waiting to hear how they made out with negotiations with Fydor, who they told me they were going to contact to hammer out an agreement. "Fine," I said, "but while you're doing that we're going to go ahead and use his Nmap product anyway."
More than banks get those FBI
"a confidential alert sent from the FBI to US banks" - it's sent to more than just banks because I got it, too, and we're not a bank. It was from an FBI-issued PIN (Private Industry Notification, # 20180809-001) and was marked "TLP: AMBER" (Traffic Light Protocol), meaning it can be shared among others in your peer and partner organizations.