* Posts by downhome

7 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jul 2015

Turkey blocks Drive, Github, OneDrive in bid to kill RedHack leaks


Our new trading partner?

But Boris wants the UK to have a 'jumbo' free trade agreement with Turkey (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37483088) so they must be ok, right?

It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that his paternal Turkish ancestry is obviously not a factor.

HSBC online customers still in the cold after hours-long lockout


18:55 - It's back and working for me


Re: 2 days offline???


Call the Software and Hardware Incident Team.


HSBC - Hardware and Software Becoming Creaky?

Still unavailable via the website at 15:25 Tuesday 5th.

Mind you, we have just entered a leap year....

BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments


Thursday changes

Odds on somebody made a badly tested change last night.

Why oh why do people think that Thursday night is a good time to make changes?

Lots of my mainframe-based clients do this and I cannot for the life of me understand why. It's just asking for trouble.

'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers


1 in 850,000?

And the alleged 849,999 other people who had access to the same data?

Microsoft: Hey, you. Done patching Windows this month? WRONG


Why the delay?

I note that https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3079904 is dated 16th July 2015. Given the toxic nature of this vulnerability, I have to wonder why the delay in publicising the fix. An awful lot of hacking can happen in four days.