* Posts by RTUSER

9 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Nov 2017

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


Paranoid Much

When you finally reach the point where everyone is "insane" or "bad" then maybe it's not everyone that has the problem.

Freaking out about fiendish IoT exploits? Maybe disable telnet, FTP and change that default password first?


OK, then I guess I've been blissfully unaware of these sorts of things that are bad practice.


I'm not sure I understand most of the concern for home users and IoT. How do they connect these things to the Internet? All of my stuff is behind a firewall/router and I would have to forwards ports to the IoT devices to get to these interfaces. Regardless, my ISP only grants one IP from my cable modem so I have no choice but to use a firewall/router and therefore I would have to consciously open these ports in order for miscreants to get to my stuff.

What am I missing here?

Must watch: GE's smart light bulb reset process is a masterpiece... of modern techno-insanity


Re: Video just gives the wrong explanation ...

Right, like the people in Alabama know what Morse code even is.

There's a reason why my cat doesn't need two-factor authentication


Re: figuring out

Untrickable systems are going to be very difficult because the primary purpose of the system is to work for the user. Because it's standard is to allow access to the desired resource, the system is inherently weak. The way most technology companies have solved this is to make that point of access just an extension of a larger ecosystem which allows better control of that endpoint. For fixed hardware solutions this isn't totally effective but it's better than nothing I guess.

Say hi to pay-as-you-go on-prem IT: Dell, VMware tout private cloud-as-a-service, or rentable tech as everyone would call it


Re: @DevTrain ... It makes no sense

His reply is spot on, it's just that you guys are talking past each other.

His comments really relate to buy versus rent. In this case, he appears to be going after any notion of renting since your solution is long term and, if you have the cash, owning is the better choice. Whether it's on premise or in the cloud is immaterial in this example.

This entire idea is just like the decision of choosing whether to buy a house or rent a house. If you are going on vacation then renting is the right choice. If you are picking where you're going to live for more than the next 3 years or so then owning is probably the best choice. If you're really just wanting to be a drifter then under the overpass is a choice too (not a good one but....).

Hey, don't route the messenger! Telegram redirected through Iran by baffling BGP leak


Re: You yanks pronounce it wrong, so no.

@Phill; Apparently we're really trying to convert to Spanish so just hang in there. We'll get it going in a few hundred years.


Re: 'Don't route the messenger'

You're right, you CAN'T imagine why. It's funny coming from a country with less than 1/3 the land mass and about 1/5 the people that has many distinct dialects and who knows how much variation due to slang.

Next thing I know, you'll be complaining that irregardless isn't a word. :-)

You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone


Re: The reports so far with some editorial....

The difference in all of the parallel examples to owning a firearm is that the aren't constitutionally protected. This situation is relatively easy to address; propose and pass a constitutional amendment repealing/modifying the second amendment.