* Posts by Retiredwatcher

6 posts • joined 9 Dec 2020

43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium


Often overlooked

Our ability to get the really weak radio signals back from the probe.

We continue to pollute the radio spectrum on our planet like all the other things we screw up!

Also one has to wonder where our early radio transmissions have got to by now.

How do we stamp out the ransomware business model? Ban insurance payouts for one, says ex-GCHQ director


It starts at the top

How often have I been involved in cleaning up a mess all because the organisation is OK

However the MD - to whom the rules don't apply - clicked on it or went to that site.

Then the house of cards falls down.

Time to have some storage devices that disconnect the network interface unless it time to do a backup perhaps?

Google patches WebView component to end unexpected Android crash fest


Becoming the norm

Spent some time trying to work out why Outlook and Google kept crashing on my phone before finding it was not my new phone faulty.

To date all my phones have been very stable over the years looks like we are going down the Microsoft testing rabbit hole.

PLEASE stable and secure first function second!

US court system ditches electronic filing, goes paper-only for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack


Trouble is

I to loved my first connection to the wonderful new world of the internet.

I reckoned it would go places from day one, however over the years I have seen the dream unravel.

I cannot understand why you can be anonymous to connect. It allows all the creatures to come out ruin it for the masses and crawl back under their stones.

People in the past like Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela did not hide their identities.

The trust in the web is in doubt and I cannot see how we get it back - bring on the paper records.

Maybe I should buy share in filling cabinets.

Deloitte's Autonomy auditor 'lost objectivity' when looking at Brit software firm's disputed books, says regulator


Beans counters

The bean counters have lost their way. Audits are all tied up by a big few and they are shielded from major penalty.

Audits should be representing honesty for the shareholders to get know what is going on.

Most of them sell more consultancy than audits and dare not bite the hands that feeds them

Cybersecurity giant FireEye says it was hacked by govt-backed spies who stole its crown-jewels hacking tools


As I was always taught

"Security is a philosophy not a solution"

Do you know the cleaners in the building that visit every night and work up from there.


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