I feel so foolish
It seems so obvious after reading the report, as a sysadmin I should just read the code of all the (in many cases closed-source) software running in the data centre. Why didn't I think of it before? Then we'd be safe.
65 posts • joined 29 Jan 2018
The point is that the data likely did not come from scraping. Look at the amount of it.
As an aside, Facebook have my number even though I did not give it to them. I assume they have it from one or more of my friends and acquaintances sharing their contacts. The only reason I know that Facebook have the number is because a couple of years ago their website asked me to confirm that it was my number, which I did not.
After very short notice from the school about using Teams for the new school term, I had my daughter up and running on an older 7" Android tablet in no time, with her declaring it "easy". She actually seems to enjoy doing tasks on it, though the missus can't wait until the schools open up again.
As such, I don't understand the assertion that Windows 10 is Microsoft's entry for Teams. I'm sure they don't mind selling it, but they've not exactly made it hard to avoid.
"The problem with having been a commercial pilot is that (for the most part) we don't tend to have those moments."
This line reassured me that I am in good hands when flying.
"Typical reaction is more like "OK, this will be interesting".
This line dashed my hopes and instructed me that pilots simply have a different vocabulary to IT.
I can see why it might be a good idea for certificates used over the web (with some caveats), but this is now a pain for internal-use certificates e.g my reporting website, because even if there's no problem having longer expiry date, people now start frothing at the mouth, because their browser tells them it's a problem. Worse, the vulnerability scanner is reporting it as a vulnerability and the security people are frothing at the mouth that we need to fix this problem. Although to be honest it's only https in the first place because they started frothing at the mouth that it wasn't encrypted.
It's hardly "every year", just next year and as the article says, TPM 2.0 has been around for a few years in hardware.
On top of that, Server 2016 LTS will still be around for a while yet, 2019 LTS even longer.
And if that weren't enough, a hypervisor can almost certainly emulate it for you.
To find out what the barstewards actually have, as opposed to what the email says they lost.
But of course, there is a Google-inspired "to make sure it's you, we need a copy of your ID card or passport".
WTF? You've lost my data, and now you want me to trust you with more so that you can pretend it's for security? Just how, exactly, are you going to verify that that copy I provide is valid in any way, especially if you are not storing my passport details like I requested?
You have plenty of time - Starkbierzeit (~strong beer period) is traditionally in Spring and was part of fasting between Shrove Tuesday and Easter (Lent). There are normally plenty of festivals celebrating Starkbier, but quite possibly not next year. Personally I like Salvator.
Same here with a German S10e. I don't have a Samsung Account set up on the device, so whilst they didn't have my details to display on someone else's profile page, they still had control of my phone. I (theoretically) use the "find my phone" service of my selected antivirus provider, not the built-in one. Prior to this I assumed the built-in one would be inactive, but now I realise it's not only active, but there seems no way to fully disable it.
I have a single cable that does lightning (which I don't use), micro-usb and usb-c on the business end. It's rather annoying that satnavs still do usb-mini. I suppose a small adapter to the single cable would be the way to go, then you've got all four covered with a single cable.
7. I have automation in place to switch Bluetooth off overnight, but the rest of the time it's on so as to connect with my smartwatch, headphones, car head unit, home receiver etc. without me having to mess about with settings. That's OK, though, because they're already paired and the phone is never in discovery mode.
"When will these big data miners (and that is what the advertising companies are in reality) learn that most people don't want their data being sold to god only knows who without their permission."
Well, they already know, hence their attempts to circumvent anything that stops them continuing to do it. As cynical as a thief stealing Christmas presents from under the tree, saying "they were just there, I have to make a living. Lawmakers, protect me whilst I'm doing this."
Having forced me to give them my mobile number to continue to use their Android app, my scumbag bank are now using it to spam me to start using their app (!), upgrade my phone because of a known fault (in a different model of phone). I've asked them to point out their GPDA authorisation for doing such things. But ultimately I'm stuck, mobile phones are now required for banking access and if they continue to be scumbags they continue to be scumbags.
IIRC they went after electric toothbrush manufacturers for non-removable batteries, using recyclability laws as justification. At least one manufacturer responded by making the battery easy enough to remove, by breaking the holder and making the toothbrush unreceptive to new batteries. Actually on mine I didn't even manage to get the battery out according to the instructions without further attacks on the toothbrush. I assume phone manufacturers would be at least as slippery, and that's before you bring lobbyists into the picture.
"IBM's mooted takeover of Deutsche Telekom's mainframe services business, T-Systems"
At best this is worded unfortunately - the deal is to do with the mainframe services business of T-Systems. T-Systems as a whole is not a mainframe business, more of what (marketing) people used to call a solution provider.
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