I'll give you one guess which administration appointed this a $ $ h a t.
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Former US Homeland Security Inspector General accused of stealing govt code and trying to resell it to... the US govt
Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image
If you're running Windows, I feel bad for you, son. Microsoft's got 99 problems, better fix each one
Problems at Oracle's DynDNS: Domain registration customers transferred at short notice, nameserver records changed
Having survived 2 (voluntary) domain transfers, I know what a PITA it can be. Having learned a lot from the first experience, the second time around was to commingle all services in one place (noip.com) for better pricing (Domain, DDNS, MX, eMail hosting, etc.) and took less that 15 minutes.
Too bad Oracle did not provide much detail, advance notice, and made the announcement at a time when most employees are winding down the year and looking forward to the holidays. Too bad some admins did not have a secondary account verification email on file to protect again some of the scenarios listed.
Deadly 737 Max jets no longer a Boeing concern – for now: Production suspended after biz runs out of parking space
It's 2019 so, of course, this Wells Fargo employee accused of stealing customer cash posed with wads of dosh on Instagram, Facebook
Valuable personal info leaks from Facebook – not Zuck selling it, unencrypted hard drives of staff data stolen
I got 99 problems but a switch() ain't one: Java SE 13 lands with various tweaks as per Oracle's less-is-more strategy
If you could forget the $125 from Equifax and just take the free credit monitoring, that would be great – FTC
And I'm sure all these fines levied (real or imagined) are tax deductible against future Equifax earnings, lowering their tax liability. The net effect will be less US tax revenue, which middle class America will have to make up for or just gets piled on to the US national debt. So who are the real criminals here? The thieves who stole the data, or the government officials and politicians?
Capital One gets Capital Done: Hacker swipes personal info on 106 million US, Canadian credit card applicants
Clearly, there is more to this story than we are being told. If her motivations were notoriety, she could have practiced responsible disclosure. Unless her motivation was spite, becasue she was the one responsible for the misconfigured systems and/or was fired from AWS. Photos of her from some articles, she looks like she might be a tweaker and may have some prior experience in the custody of the state. Perhaps a product of a prison educational program.
Meanwhile, the real criminals continue to get away with it. Namely the predatory CC companies and WS.
Equifax to world+dog: If we give you this $700m, can you pleeeeease stop suing us about that mega-hack thing?
It's 2019 and SQL Server can be pwned by an SQL query, DHCP failover server failed by a packet, Edge, IE by webpages...
We are shocked to learn oppressive authoritarian surveillance state China injects spyware into foreigners' smartphones
It's us, only backwards. DXC registers new corporate entity: World, meet *drum roll* CXD Infrastructure Solutions
Stop us if you've heard this one: US government staff wildly oblivious to basic computer, info security safeguards
Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike
Reminds me of one proprietary RTOS vendor with run time licenses based on CPU core. We quietly funded a project to switch all our systems to RTLinux. They tried to pitch the benefits of their RTOS with 1 msec interrupt service times and 1-2 msec of jitter. It was fun when we broke the news that we were getting 10 usec interrupt service and 10 usec jitter, thus we did not need them anymore. They begged us to at least let them bid on the server hardware. Between switching from PPC SBCs to Intel commodity servers, and RT licenses per CPU core to per installation, we saved quite a bit of coin.
As much as some complain about iOS being proprietary, at least security updates get rolled out as soon as (or in most cases before) CVEs are disclosed. Android on the other hand, the majority will have to wait weeks/months (assuming the manufacturers/carriers bother) for security updates. Until then, miscreants have time to target those vulnerabilities. The average consumer does not take the time to make an informed decision, thus makes their choice based on initial acquisition cost without taking taking risks into consideration. The average consumer also uses social media which poses it's own set of risks to security/privacy.
Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online
RIP Hyper-Threading? ChromeOS axes key Intel CPU feature over data-leak flaws – Microsoft, Apple suggest snub
Buffer the Intel flayer: Chipzilla, Microsoft, Linux world, etc emit fixes for yet more data-leaking processor flaws
Microsoft emits free remote-desktop security patches for WinXP to Server 2008 to avoid another WannaCry
Thanks to the US OPM hack, the Russian and Chinese gov't already have many US citizens personal details, including biometric fingerprints.
We do not have a mandatory national federal photo ID. Instead, we have a social security number (SSN) card, which is a piece of cardboard, with a 9 digit number and a signature. We have federally mandated RealID requirements for state issued photo IDs, which requires multiple forms of ID (including the cardboard SSN card) and other documentation proving who you are and where you live.
Let's stop the charade and embrace our "Idiocracy" destiny.
Now here's a Galaxy far, far away: Samsung stalls Fold rollout after fold-able screens break in hands of reviewers
Patch blues-day: Microsoft yanks code after some PCs are rendered super secure (and unbootable) following update
Facebook's at it again: Internal emails show it knew about Cambridge Analytica abuse 'months' before news broke
- Do you get a free toaster with the loan you have to get to finance it?
- What is the software update plan, delay, and how long before they stop issuing updates after sales fail?
- Looks fragile.
- The screen warp at the seam (watch some of the launch demo videos)
- Too big to put in a pocket.
- How does it hold up to scratches?
- Is it IP67/68?
- Can't put a case on it and still use it.
- How much does it cost to replace a cracked screen?
- Contains two batteries that could become an IED.
- Contains 5G, which means you have potentially cellular level alternating, millimeter wave antenna. (https://www.saferemr.com/2017/08/5g-wireless-technology-millimeter-wave.html)
I don't see the use case given all the drawbacks. Just because you can, does not mean you should.
I uninstalled everything from Adobe years ago and excommunicated M$ for my home 10+ years ago.
Unfortunately, people will continue to use Flash well beyond the announced EOL in 2020. https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/
The only real way to kill it off is if Adobe or the OS/browsers implement a master kill switch which is activated on a particular date.
Put all the lawyers on the B-Ark and send them ahead to populate the next planet.
"The Golgafrincham Ark Fleet Ship B was a starship designed to relocate the (largely redundant) useless part of the population from the planet of Golgafrincham."