* Posts by js1592

13 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Oct 2015

Biz overlords need to give a stuff about what they're told by IT crowd


Ignorance is bliss

"There were some interesting disparities in the survey results: while 40 per cent of IT staff said their organisation had seen a data breach involving the loss or theft of more than 1,000 customer records or other business information in the last two years, only 23 per cent of comms and marketing staff agreed. This indicated that either sampling was skewed or that IT staff are not always ‘fessing up to marketing when something went wrong."

Since when are marketing & comms bastions of honesty? Those numbers seem spot on to me. IT is telling the truth and marketing & comms are denying everything they can. If they can't, they'll get legal involved.

The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US


Reasonable Suspicion != Probable Cause

If you're going to fear-monger the world, at least get our legal terms right, please.

Uber pays hacker US$9,000 for partner firm's bug



Crashplan is a bug-ridden piece of junk. If you're on it, get away now.

Google punts WoSign, StartCom from good guy certificate club


Throw the bums out

Why even trust any that are already issued? These guys weren't playing by any of the rules for a long time and repeatedly made crazy mistakes for a public CA.

Oracle eBusiness Suite has 'huge, massive, ginormous' pwn surface


Re: Oracle produces bloated, buggy software...

There are not enough upvotes in the world for this.

Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!


All hail safety, our new God. Sacrifice all your privacy unto It.

iOS 'date bug' can be exploited over Wi-Fi using NTP


Re: client should never accept a time that's wildly different

The time doesn't actually change. The phone's locality does, and it adjusts the difference from UTC accordingly.

Google probes AVG Chrome widget after 9m users exposed by bugs


Nor is using AVG in general...

IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address


He's an IT Manager; clearly he has no time for security.

Oracle ordered to admit on its website that it lost the plot on Java security


Trojan horse

Uninstall tool probably has bloatware! Watch the wording and your check boxes!

"do you not not not not want to not install this software? Click yes to not not not install, or no not to not install."

Chicago cops under fire for astonishingly high dashcam, mic failures


Even honest cops will destroy these...

...because of their failure rate. If you have one go out on you and an incident where the recording is pulled occurs, you'll look dishonest. Unless they work reliably, you won't see anyone, even supporters of them, using them.

Microsoft wants to be your phone company, at least for voice


Using this now

So, to rehash previous, this has nothing to do with Skype, but is the new Lync. Also, I've been using this for like 3 months at my organization and it's awesome. Yeah, metadata and logs can be furnished without your knowledge but from the perspective of just making stuff work and non-state-sponsored attacks, it's fantastic.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Workstation locking policy

That's the last time I leave my workstation unlocked and unattended...