* Posts by YetAnotherJoeBlow

334 posts • joined 5 Apr 2015


Cisco warns of security holes in its security appliances

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Cisco - the Adobe in routing.

The internets back door - we've got your back!

Consultant plays Metaverse MythBuster. Here's why they're wrong

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To paraphrase...

It is clear that we are only at the beginning of the hype cycle as we know it today. As experimentation broadens, there will be an explosion of hype that will transform the way we work, play, connect, and engage. Brands will need to define their hype strategy – and the decision on which path to take will depend on what they believe about their own hype and the investment required.

Microsoft forgot to renew the certificate for its Windows Insider subdomain

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"Maybe Window's scheduling systems aren't all they are cracked up to be."

Maybe Microsoft is not all they are cracked up to be.


HP turns back on $1b in annual sales by quitting Russia and Belarus

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I can not help but wonder if say HP (or others) think come tax time next year, there will be nice tax cuts for them based on what they claimed their hit was as the government says thank you.

IBM's self-sailing Mayflower suffers another fault in Atlantic crossing bid

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What is scary is the number of businesses that have bet the farm on automation and eliminating salaries (except theirs).

Wait tll that bill becomes due...

Safari is crippling the mobile market, and we never even noticed

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I sent some money to Waterfox - and I will keep doing that. Waterfox does not hate their customers either.

Export bans prompt Russia to use Chinese x86 CPU replacement

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Re: Russian politics aside

Looking at your other posts like this makes me feel sorry for your students.

Researchers find 134 flaws in the way Word, PDFs, handle scripts

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So we needed user supplied executeable code in a document for what reason again?

RAD Basic – the Visual Basic 7 that never was – releases third alpha

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When I taught my son scripting - for school, I used python. When I didn't see the light come on, I used FBC, and he was off. A month or so later he was into Python, after that C and C# on windows.

Windows 10 still growing, but Win 11 had another bad month, says AdDuplex

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The whole point of Win11 was to inflate the hardware requirements to initiate a hardware refresh cycle.

Accenture announces 'Accenture Song' – not a tune, but a rebrand

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Wow - so this is what our best and brightest are doing? For once I am at a loss for words.

Samsung, others test drive Esperanto's 1,000-core RISC-V AI chip

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Me too...


Cisco's Webex app phoned home audio telemetry even when muted

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"Webex uses microphone telemetry data to tell a user they are muted, referred to as the 'mute notification' feature. Cisco takes the security of its products very seriously, and this is not a vulnerability in Webex."

The arrogance is appalling. Caught.

Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong in trouble again – this time over financial filings

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The problem is that the government will only do business with Samsung - hence the graft...

Beijing approves first new video games in nine months

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China does not like video games because the games may plant the seed of discontent.

Singapore to license pentesters and managed infosec operators

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Some regulation is OK.

If mandatory, it should cost no more than a drivers license.

HP finance manager went on $5m personal spending spree with company card

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Is it just me or does HP have a problem with due diligence ?

DoJ accuses Google of training staff to make 'false requests for legal advice'

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Re: Gee, Thanks Google

This is just standard legal practice for a big company. hahaha

So, how deep does the stench go? In fact, I would subpoena the employees that did so - let

them feel some heat - maybe the employees might say no the next time.

Microsoft's New Commerce Experience: Cloud resellers concerned

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We are on step 3 already. Twist the screws.

Another data-leaking Spectre bug found, smashes Intel, Arm defenses

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According to my friend (an EE for a large mfg.), Speculative execution was designed solely as a performance win.

so when a statement implying a discussion - "which engineers ended up prioritizing performance over security:"

that discussion never happened.

The long-term strategy behind IBM's Red Hat purchase

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Re: IBM will become RedHat

You better go to the doctor for that.

Analysis of leaked Conti files blows lid off ransomware gang

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Will people learn?

Like most cyber crooks, if businesses kept their kit patched, Conti would be out of luck.

CrowdStrike offers fully managed identity-threat-detection-as-a-service

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There was nothing in the article telling what they do different or better from the standard methods I use.

Intel blasts Bitcoin mining, unveils own mining kit

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"A single ledger entry in Bitcoin consumes enough energy to power your house for almost a day. That's a climate crisis. That's not okay,"

"But in under a minute in that same interview"

"Intel's bringing forward a blockchain chip that's dramatically better,"

And that is arguable.

Credibility it seems, is meaningless.

'Hundreds of computers' in Ukraine hit with wiper malware as conflict continues

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-And so it was - very underwhelming too... everyone waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Google offers privacy audit tool to app developers

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Google cares about privacy - to ensure that Google is not sharing that data with others.

Samsung shipped '100 million' phones with flawed encryption

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yet again...

For the life of me, why does industry refuse consultations with academia on encryption? It is beyond incompetence, it is malfeasance.

WeChat, AliExpress added to US Notorious Markets list

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So buying a hardened brake caliper cap screw from China a bad idea?

Cambodia cans critics of its snoopy Internet Gateway, says every nation has one

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“As the internet became a publicly accessible information and communication platform, there was no debate about whether it should fall under government supervision – only about how such control would be implemented in practice.”

As Rogier Creemers - a China expert said once.

Swipe left: Snoops use dating apps to hook sources, says Australian Five Eyes boss

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Re: Yes it's done in plain sight

Especially since the New York Times is such a stalwart of decency and democracy.

Vice Society said to be behind digital break-in at UK umbrella and accounting group

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More of the same...

"...we will inform you as a matter of urgency should we uncover that personal data which is likely to result in a high risk to you has been leaked."

That "high risk" should be Optionis' risk. Pay up.

As soon as they said Experian, you know that Optionis could not care less.

FBI seizes $3.6bn in Bitcoin after New York 'tech couple' arrested over Bitfinex robbery

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I read that the feds got their big break

from The Alpha Bay seizure. Walked right into it.

Always encrypt client side before storage anywhere.

I imagine if it was encrypted on the cloud, it was as

good as gone.

Somehow I have a feeling the cloud is very leaky.

After all, clouds make rain.

12-year-old revives Unity desktop, develops software repo client, builds gaming environment for Ubuntu...

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Best advice...

Do not steal his childhood.

This is going well: Meta adds anti-grope buffer zone around metaverse VR avatars

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You got to be kidding...

How much does he make?

That's a signature move: How $320m in Ether was stolen from crypto biz Wormhole

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Bug in WebKit's IndexedDB implementation makes Safari 15 leak Google account info... and more

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You do realize that all browsers on Ithings are mandated to use Safaris Webkit.

You do right?

The inevitability of the Windows 11 UI: New Notepad enters the beta channel

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What a suprise...

How about adding large file support?

Or hex mode toggle - just plain simple text - not rich.

Always go for the eye candy and mess up all the

old command keys.

It is ok though, it has dark mode.

America's 'Team Telecom' backs switch-on of Google and Meta's US-APAC undersea cable

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I live in the P.I. What I would give for some of that bandwidth...

Japan draws a LINE: web giants must reveal where they store user data

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The usual weasel words:

"There is a risk that costs will be passed on to users in the form of lower service levels and price increases, causing social inefficiencies,"

Had you cared about your users in the first place, you would already know this.

Apple quietly deletes details of derided CSAM scanning tech from its Child Safety page without explanation

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Google? who?

Azul lays claim to massive efficiency gains with remote compilation for Java

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Sending and receiving code at runtime - what a great idea.

HCL accused of wage theft, underpaying H-1B workers by at least $95m a year

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To fix this...

All that needs to be done is to add the following line to the reg:

Any attempt to use this reg to avoid paying the proper wage for an available U.S. worker

shall be considered a criminal offense (felony.)

Intel's mystery Linux muckabout is a dangerous ploy at a dangerous time

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Let me be the first to thank Gelsinger for my shiny new 128 core chip at a bargain price!

No more Commercial Space Astronaut Wings after this year because FAA has been handing them out like candy

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Re: Raising the bar

In the 60s, American Airlines gave me metal wings, TWA's were plastic.

BadgerDAO DeFi defunded as hackers apparently nab millions in crypto tokens

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Crazy is it not?

Throughout my career, many have criticized me that I am too under-invested. I buy stocks long term and some treasury notes. My whole life. I have missed out on a lot.

I can sleep at night. My retirement will be very nice.

SiFive's latest top-end RISC-V CPU core supports proper virtualization in hardware

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Cannot wait...

Am I the only one who is anxious to get a developer board to test?

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a coding puzzle and it's a doozy

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pdp-11 assembly and C on simh

Microsoft adds Buy Now, Pay Later financing option to Edge – and everyone hates it

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Re: What next?

Sadly they would know, too.

AWS is on the threshold of adulthood, but is nowhere near grown up

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Re: what I don't get

Or, their IT got so large Bezos said, "can't we lease out some of that space to recapture some costs?"

The cloud was born again...

Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

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Too long...

Unless Panasonic mandated insecure proceedures, if I was the CIO, I would resign embarrassed and ashamed. Five months or longer? Even in large IT estates, there are SOPs that would trip in short order.



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