* Posts by Omidia

15 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Nov 2017

NSA super-leaker Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship


The man wants privacy, give it to him. He's done his bit, we didn't really do ours.

Panasonic picks Kansas for $4b EV battery plant


Just remember, Panasonics real name is Matsushita!

Antitrust battle latest: Google, Facebook 'colluded' to smash Apple's privacy protections



Shocked I tell you!

Centre for Computing History apologises to customers for 'embarrassing' breach


I think their apology has been much more stand up than most we see, to their credit.

(Yes, that's what's is come to -- is it a good enough apology or not...)

You've heard of HTTPS. Now get a load of HTTPA: Web services in verified remote trusted environments?


I think the idea of a secure enclaves, a special area with a significant reduced attack surface, has merit when we're dealing with systems that inevitably will have bugs given their complexity.

UK competition watchdog unveils principles to make a kinder antivirus business


They're going to have a bird! This is half of their business model.

Which I define as cheating customers. Sad state of affairs from companies that are supposed to protect our "security".

Windows 11 Paint: Oh look – rounded corners. And it is prettier... but slightly worse


Oh they've improved the icons in paint.

I guess I'm upgrading to windows 11 now. That was definitely my problem -- the icons in paint.

Seriously, spend the energy elsewhere.

Canon makes 'all-in-one' printers that refuse to scan when out of ink, lawsuit claims


It's been mentioned, but I've had good luck with brother printers. They're software is a bit annoying at times but it does work well. And their support is very kind but generally unhelpful but hey, 1 out of 2 ain't bad!

Think your phone is snooping on you? Hold my beer, says basic physics


I guess Homomorphic encryption would be a solution. But it seems like black magic to me!

Windows terminates here. Please remember to finish setting it up on arrival


Yeah, is there any way to make it stop doing that? It confuses the heck out of My users and it’s just totally unnecessary.

At install i can live with but one in a while? Like seriously!!

Google's VirusTotal reports that 95% of ransomware spotted targets Windows


Re: Why this Obsession with Ransomware?

It’s the scary one right now. It’s that simple.

Progress report: Asahi Linux brings forth a usable basic desktop on Apple's M1


Why doesn’t apple just provide drivers and call it a day. They would be revered for it, and they still wouldn’t be doing the hard work.

It boggles the mind.

Lawsuit claims hospital ransomware infection cost baby her life


As for the payment details being invalid I guess they mean expired. But it’s not like my cc number changes when it expires I just get a new expiry date 2 years later.

How much good is a credit card number with out cvv these days?

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hijacking its water treatment plant via TeamViewer, says sheriff


You know what this means of course "apparently: an operator logging into a PC at the facility early on Friday morning said he had noticed the system had been accessed but had assumed it was his supervisor and thought nothing of it. "

It means when he logged in it said "thank you for using the free sponsored version of teamviewer"....

Apple and Qualcomm become best pals... lol jk the sueballs keep flying


"while making battery life useful"

I disagree...