Re: why store data in the cloud?
I reckon that version number 2 will be called Anal Recognition Software Enhanced :D
39 posts • joined 30 Sep 2014
I was in the bank once long ago, where the lady tried to check my signature on the paper I had just signed against the signature on my card, to make sure the card was mine. The card was new, and I had forgotten to sign it. She then handed me a pen to sign the card, wherafter she took the card and checked the signature on the paper I had just signed against the signature on the card I had just signed. She was satisfied that they matched and proceeded with the transaction.
Every time I read one of these DXC articles I think "phew, dodged a bullet". I had two really good interviews in CSC (DK) shortly before the birth of DXFrankenC. Looking back I am so happy they got back to me saying that all hiring had been put hold, instead of saying "welcome aboard, now leave your soul at the entrance and come with us".
Thanks El Reg for making me feel good now and then.
"Am I missing something, is this exploiting a known vulnerability in the android OS, or is it relying on the ignrance of the user?"
I think it's a combination of all three:
The "vulnerability" is really a feature in Android, that lets you install .apk packages from 3rd party sources instead of the Google Store. This can be very useful, but also introduces the risk that said .apk packages may or may not have been tested fro malware very well or at all. It also has an additional problem in that you can either enable it or not. You can't choose to use Google Store, TrustedAppStore1 and TrustedAppStore2, and then block everything else. It's either apps from Google only or from the entire world. IMO this would somewhat heighten security for users, but is by no means a silver bullet. *
The part you're probably missing is that some people enable the above mentioned feature in order to use a different app store than the one Google provides. AFAIK this is very common practice in China, among other places.
Regdaring the user's ignorance, you have a point here. It's my impression that many people don't really know that doing this puts their phone at risk, perhaps they just inherently trust the app store they're using. But if the app store doesn't screen the submitted apps for malware before making them available, then there's really no security at all.
* (I realize the piece of malware in qustion came from the Baidu store, and my propoed approach would do nothing to stop it in this case).
SmarterEveryDay flew that exact model helicopter (R22) and it's larger cousin R44 with an instructor in this video:
There's some good footage showing how handover happens. Seems to me the instructor can be in control in a matter of seconds when/if needed.
"In one version of the report, I think from The Guardian, it was disclosed as the victim suffered stab wounds around the genitals."
Yes, that's what Danish media reported from the police press conference yesterday. Seemingly before she died. So "sexual assault without intercourse" description seems like the right way to describe it.
"In my case they see me coming & decide to behave out of pure desire not to die a horrible & grisley death. My approaching while brandishing a screwdriver & cackling in insane glee might have something to do with it."
You're talking about the user now, right? :D
>>I'm interested to see that nobody has commented on turducken.
Indeed it is, I noticed that too. The bird-within-a-bird would be a turturkeykey. Although they could both be referred to as Frankenfowl. Also, don't use live ones if you decide to try it out. A ...errrrrrr... friend told me :D
So I'm not the only one who caught that one. Good :)
It made me think of this article from a few days ago. It's in danish, but the pics don't need much a translation. It's probably NSFW, depending on your workplace.
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