* Posts by foliovision

6 posts • joined 11 Nov 2015

Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G


Not just cheaper but better

The issue is not Chinese industrial espionage (the Americans do it at a far larger scale via their various carnivore data harvesting programs) but a will to build better products at a more reasonable price point. Chinese IT wares were no great shakes fifteen years ago, but they have been improving quickly over the last ten years. Packaging and industrial design have been improving in the last five years.

New Relic streamlines app monitoring tools, shifts to per-user, pay-as-you-go pricing, adds free tier to lure you in


Re: The World is getting Over-Complicated.

When we were using NewRelic, we were running into some small performance issues caused by NewRelic, ugly source code due to including NewRelic and then the privacy issues by having yet another American provider with effective root access and an express agenda to monitor everything.

VPNFilter router malware is a lot worse than everyone thought


Re: What I'm having trouble understanding...

Most ISP's these days ship out obligatory routers with no admin password (well you might get a junior admin password, but super admin belongs to the ISP). I had to threaten to take my ISP to court to get a Cisco modem substitute for the router. With the modem, I can put my own router behind it (I did that before with the default router but that leads to some issues with obtaining an IP address on external services as often one gets the front router IP and not the external IP).

In any case, unique admin ID's and passwords per issued device are a pretty good start to security. Heads above the primitive but brutal VNPFilter exploit.

Cryptowall 4.0: Update makes world's worst ransomware worse still


As others have noted, who would have believed that the CIA would sell weapons to Iran to finance illegal guerillas in Nicaragua. Yet Oliver North told us its true.

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Big Brother

Re: MicroNSAoft.

I was thinking we could still use Windows 7 at work. Apparently not. A pity I have some licenses.

The Windows machines will now be put fully out of commission for testing only and on their own private network. Needless to say more won't be bought (neither Windows computers not OS).

Big Brother

Re: Disable CEIP?

I think the secret is they've (government agencies and colluding companies, i.e. Microsoft) have been at it a long time. The race is on to total slavery.

If you wouldn't want to see it in your daily newspaper don't put it online (or even type it into an Internet capable computer).


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