US government warning us about Tor when they release it onto the world? If anything they promoted its use to get more users as it makes it harder to trace.
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Make sure you've patched your F5 BIG-IP gear. Exploit code for scary bug pair is so trivial, it fits in a tweet
Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up
Planned obsolescence, Software as a service and now our toys are going into a rental program! How can it be ok for a private company to run these on the roads but a private citizen can't purchase one and maintain it themselves? Not that I think its a good idea, maybe in a different world but in the current one this will just cause havoc.
Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft
Ive been getting this for a couple month, very rarely though its normally a restart or two from the last time I use it when this happens, Really annoying but I havent played SeaofThieves since they started charging for pets and cosmetics so its probably time to reinstall Ubuntu anyway, Doesn't feel right having so a close connection to the marketeers.
"And website owners wonder why more and more people are using ad/script blockers"
Still with all the threats listed the first reason I use a script blocker is so the marketing wankers and arsehole coders who make their software don't feed me ad's or track my activity so i can be turned into a product to sell, security only comes in second, lol my bank is pretty much empty anyway good luck to em :P
Re: Minimum spec?
Trainee developers no, they most certainly should get old kit preferably some dumb terminals and vi and teach them to use what limited resources they have. when they graduate and get that dev hat then they get the well deserved fancy new machine. Linux has certainly graduated, degree or not.
Sure they just change the socket 90% of the time just to force us into that extra upgrade and not because some new chip model actually requires it :( really should be pushed into giving us only model a year, the latest and greatest not planning out product lines 10years in advance. Remember Moore's law isa business model not an actual scientific law. Breakthroughs happen over night.
Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip
Actually it is ideal for home broadband now! as long as the cabling is good probably wont be any need to replace the system for the next 100yr or so. Mind we hate that type of thinking in government projects, why make something to last when we can have lucrative maintenance contracts to put out to tender each year or a system we can upgrade every few year.
Probably all three with bonuses for all involved. The wastage really is scary though, 12bn should of bought a lot of kit and we only have a thousand or so hospitals, on site servers and one big one really big one shouldn't of cost all that much and general staff normally only use EMIS or whatever it is called these days, cheapo thin clients galore, 12bn? Can we have a break down of costing I'm really curious how much went on hardware and IT staff and how much went on management?
You can get a mechanical keyboard for £45. But should you? We pulled an Aukey KM-G6 out of the bargain bin
Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors
Meh more like planned Obsolescence than a faulty product, working as intended I bet. Bit like the Ipod batteries. We really need a better way to work our businesses, we should be making the best, and making it to last. No designing things to fail or crippling hardware so companies can sell a range... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdh7_PA8GZU
Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard
I don't get it I always thought these institutions spent hundreds of thousands on compliance if not millions? Not one person thought to read iso27001? Mind should you even need to read it to know to put a password on an external system. Just got to love these modern "experts" not a clue most of them.
Watch now the three UFO videos uncovered by Blink-182 star – and today officially released by the Pentagon
AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub
FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more
If only 3 in 100,000 cyber-crimes are prosecuted, why not train cops to bring these crooks to justice once and for all, suggests think-tank veep
'Trust no one' is good enough for the X Files but not for software devs: How do you use third-party libs and stay secure, experts mull on stage
IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata
IT might be interesting but it normally leads to more temptation, then action, I ruined my career a decade or so ago with what started as a simple curiosity and yes it turns out the cable company do send the exact same tv signal to every ones house regardless how much you pay them, so easy to make your cable modem go faster as well, or it was back then anyway! I also discovered Mr Branson will hire ex MI5 and SAS agents to hunt you down.
If it hadn't of been for a woman playing the lead I would of thought I was watching Return. All in all, enjoyed the movie thought it would of been nice to have seen the ghost of Obiwan for the big final goodbye though. Hope we get a movie where they rebuild everything and make an awesome new society, we never seem to get that part in movies, just the war.
2 consoles and 5 drives in a year or two with the 360, Ill never waste money on a xbox again. Only reason I bothered with the 360 anyway was for Forza and they went and trashed that game as well. Laughed so hard when they added a minute cooldown to start races, what idiot though that was a good idea? Then all the DLC, nope just nope, if Im paying top dolar for a game I expect to get the entire game.
Re: Paranoid, moi?
Yeah Until the water company come along and try and put a charge on your property for a few hundred quid and then try to add interest to that and force you to sell. I shit you not I didn't pay for 2 years due to DWP issues and I nearly lost everything! for the sake of a 900quid bill. About time our water was taken back into government hands. Along with gas and electricity, just for the price hikes alone.
Why build your own cancer-sniffing neural network when this 1.3 exaflop supercomputer can do if for you?
UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions
COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder
Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing
Scumbags can program vulnerable MedTronic insulin pumps over the air to murder diabetics – insecure kit recalled
Re: And I thought Smart TVs were bad
Had my Viera up on the wall for well over a decade now only time it will come down is when it no longer turns on. I fear for that day, do they even make Tv's these days without microphones and cameras built in? Mind its only used for watching episodes off the pc anyway.
Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster – and are fighting to secure it
One way ticket
I know there isnt many things humanity can agree on but can we atleast accept these marketing folk aren't doing the world any good and we'd be a lot better off with out them, anywhere, on the planet and they should all go and shoot themselves for the sake of humanity. Back on topic, if a site doesn't work with noscript&ABP enabled I simply just don't use that site, advertisers are just as bad as bankers.
NASA fingers the cause of two bungled satellite launches, $700m in losses, years of science crashing and burning...
China has got this one right, no one should patents on ideas/inventions and if someone can make something better then so be it! Specially with drugs and medical equipment absolute joke we allow companies to hold patents on cures and treatments and allow research to be done behind closed doors. If humanity ever wants to progress we are going to have to start being more open the idea of sharing our ideas/designs/inventions. Ffs all IT folk should know this, without RFC's and sharing we would of never had the internet and the tools we have today.
So sad Bethesda had to go and trash Fallout, this could of been massive if they had just gave us private servers and mod support, the kind of crap we'd expect with a Fallout game. But nope, they wanted a cosmetics store. Shame so many companies have gone this route and forgot what made them great, I miss pirates on Battlefield :(
Warning: Malware, rogue users can spy on some apps' HTTPS crypto – by whipping them with a CAT o' nine TLS
Re: It's time to start over
I thought it was working as intended, it was built to get data from one place to another and security was never its intension. The real problems happened when it started getting used for commerce and cost cutting by big business with poorly trained or sometimes overtrained people setting the stuff up to add to the fire!