I never thought I’d see the day
180 posts • joined 7 Aug 2007
Perl changes dev's permaban for 'unacceptable' behaviour to a year-long lockout after community response
Website maker Wix embarks on weird WordPress-trashing campaign, sends 'influencer' users headphones from 'WP'
During the pandemic one of the local businesses that we support has gone online and unfortunately chosen Wix, the amount of user-hostile JS they cram into their site is incredible. And they have written it in such a way that blocking tracking renders the site non-functional. In other words they know perfectly well that what they are doing is wrong.
I'm not going to boycott a small business over making a bad technical choice, but I do only access their site in a separate browser process!
Ex-asylum seeker with infosec degree loses discrimination claim against UK cyber range provider after storming out
Re: Hanging my head in shame
It’s a room set up so a red team (hackers) and a blue team (sysadmins) can directly compete in real time with their activities displayed for observers to critique, hence the big screens on the wall referenced in the article. The name is meant to evoke a firing range.
Angry 123-Reg customers in the UK wake up to another day where hosted mail doesn't get through to users on Microsoft email accounts
As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a 'Mad Max' atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive
Nokia 5310: Retro feature phone shamelessly panders to nostalgia, but is charming enough to be forgiven
The problem is...
... that this is not a featurephone. It's an Android phone merely pretending to be one. So you have all the privacy and security problems of Android and none of the upside.
What the punters really want is the old Nokias, with modern batteries and ability to connect to modern 3 and 4G networks, and that's it. No apps, no telemetry, nothing else.
From 'Queen of the Skies' to Queen of the Scrapheap: British Airways chops 747 fleet as folk stay at home
Brit retailer John Lewis to catapult 111 tech bods over to Capgemini weeks after dumping 244 on Wipro
Bad news: So much of your personal data has been hacked that lesson manuals on how to use it are the latest hot property
Thought you'd go online to buy better laptop for home working? Too bad, UK. So did everyone. Laptops, monitors and WLANs fly off shelves
UK Defence Committee probe into national security threat of Huawei sure to uncover lots of new and original insights
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One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark
Re: Sounds a typical
In a previous job, the thing I had been warning for months would happen, happened, to within a few days of when I predicted. Had all the email I’d sent about it as evidence.
The moronic manager who should have acted and didn’t blamed me anyway. Said I hadn’t made the case strongly enough!
That company no longer exists and said manager went on to have a successful career at one of the outsourcing companies that’s always appearing in El Reg. Successful for him, not any of his clients, naturally.
Re: A problem of the basic paranoid and secretive nature of cybersec
Sounds like the harrassers are highly skilled And talented and simply need to be offered a opportunity
No. A fundamental personality trait of anyone working in security is that you can trust them to follow the rules/do the right thing, even if they think no one is watching. You watch them anyway, obv.
Azure Arc: Redmond's tool to wrangle services wherever they are – on-premises, cloud, your basement, in the pub...
How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still
Chef roasted for tech contract with family-separating US immigration, forks up attempt to quash protest
such systems should be equipped with a wide variety available voices
Siri comes with male/female voices with English, American, Irish and Australian accents. Strongly suspect that critics of Siri being female aren't actually users of it, or they would know this.
I have mine set to Australian because it sounds the most natural. Or maybe Australians just sound robotic, that's why.
Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out
Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions
This is not the cloud you're looking for.... Oracle's JEDI mind tricks work as Trump forces $10bn IT project to drop out of warp
Amusingly Oracle pitch it as an advantage that you can buy at entire stack from them, from that hardware (inherited from Sun) all the way up to the apps, via OS and database. “One throat to choke” if anything goes wrong, their salesmen would say.
Now they are upset that someone is taking that advice and going for a single supplier... just not them!
Guy is booted out of IT amid outsourcing, wipes databases, deletes emails... goes straight to jail for two-plus years
Meet the Great Duke of... DLL: Microsoft shines light on Astaroth, a devilishly sneaky strain of fileless malware
You need to check again then. A DLL can be downloaded from a remote server, buffered in memory, and be injected into an existing process all without ever touching the disk.
It’s easy enough to do this in Linux too - you can try it yourself with GDB. Other tools are available.
Note: the technique of loading code from the network without ever touching the disk is nothing new. In fact it was one of the major features of Java back in the mid 90’s...
2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?
Hey China, while you're in all our servers, can you fix these support tickets? IBM, HPE, Tata CS, Fujitsu, NTT and their customers pwned
A raft of senior techies
How are these “techies”? When was the last time any of them wrote a line of production code, if they ever did?
These are no difficult problems of technology here, just the usual incompetence at management level. I bet they all got paid themselves with no hiccups mind...