Even the NHS can't share info with itself so no worry.
I'm not worried. Even my GP can't see my hospital records and vice versa and what I can see like test results are often missing or wrong.
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I've had a Hikvision CCTV system for a while and it is very good, the best I've had and excellent value - though someone in China can probably watch our cats and foxes as well as us.
After I bought it I realised Hikvision is probably a company I should avoid, as I do with Huawei.
Nothing I can do now. They've had my money so no point in scrapping it and any replacement is also likely to come from China.
The only solution is for British companies to get competitive. I'd willingly pay more for non Chinese stuff.
Quite a few years ago my corporate system was able to scan graphics in email looking for pornagraphic images and forwarding any it found to my IT team. Apart from the tit and bum photos there were loads of innocent false alarm pictures of kids in baths etc, taken by parents.
It will only take one false alarm to screw up someone's life or career.
14 years ago I was with Plusnet. I got fed up with 300k downloads and being told I was too far from the exchange. I moved to Zen and my download speed increased immediately to 5mb. Never looked back.
Every time since, any problems have been proved, with Zen's help, to be at my end.
I'm only having a small single storey extension to my house and nothing has happened for three weeks because of a lack of floor beams. People who I rent the site toilet from are doing OK as I pay the rent plus cleaning and emptying but it's not be used.
Toilet company say its the same everywhere.
You're too late kid I already started a few years ago and it's no fun:
Right Knee is metal (now worn out)
Left knee is metal
Artificial heart valve (wearing out)
Teeth implants and caps.
Just look after what you have and make it last as long as you can.
And BTW, IQ is no substitute for experience and common sense.
I started my I T career 50 years ago using a Teletype machine with a roll of paper for a screen. It did at least have a small speaker so you could tell if your program had stopped. Never did learn to touch type but I was a very fast two finger typist even though I was also very inaccurate.
So autosteer needs white lines painted on the road to work then. Might as well have a slot in the road to recharge the car and steer it at the same time. IE a big Scale Scalextric.
BTW what happens if two driverless cars meet each other on a single track road?
I created a spurious email account that had the real company name in it then sent a random selection of staff an email saying we were upgrading their computer to make it faster and asked them to send me their passwords.
25% did. One even admitted they thought it was a scam, but still sent it.
These were generally highly educated, well paid individuals, but obviously idiots.
On another occasion I went round and inserted key loggers into some machines to see what rubbish passwords they were using and to test their eyesight - some were left in plain sight. No one noticed, many were using stupid passwords.
Odd. An ex GCHQ spook told me that if you want everyone to know within 5 minutes put it on GMail. Mind you that was a few years back so maybe things have changed.
I always assume that as soon as you put anything on the Internet it's probably public anyway.
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."
If you want to crap yourself about cyber security have a read of "This is how they tell me the world ends". All about the Cyber Arms Race. A really good read and rather terrifying. I knew some of it but not the extent of government (friend and foe) involvement in taking advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities.
It was the 1970s and the end of a busy nightshift in an ICL mainframe computer room of a Datasolve computer bureau (anyone remember those?). The line printers were kicking up a row. The tape decks chugging back and forth, the EDS60 disks spinning and clicking, card readers doing what they did.
In comes the caretaker and his vacuum. All of a sudden.
Total silence. Power fail?
All eyes focus on the caretaker, rapidly reversing towards the door still cleaning with his now dead vacuum.
He had hit the emergency stop button with his elbow.
The guy was a walking disaster: once scrapped a whole bin of punch tape that took hours to create because he thought it was rubbish.
Those were the days.
Thanks. Now I know why my standalone copy of outlook 2016 broke yesterday and why I wasted the whole evening. No error messages, nothing on the Internet. Tried to run in safe mode, rolling back, reinstalling, running fix up programs, etc. eventually started to work again.
My experience is that the dealers have a scant understanding of how the systems in the cars they sell actually work, not helped by the fact that there are frequent software changes and updates. Took me 3 years to find out why I could not get all the functions in my ex demoToyota - it needed a subscription, which also defeated me so I have to hit a cancel button on every trip to save it asking me if i want to set up a connection.