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Patch me, if you can: Grave TCP/IP flaws in FreeRTOS leave IoT gear open to mass hijacking

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Update and IoT in same paragraph?

How many vendors will bother?

How much stuff can be updated even by the vendor?

If if can be updated remotely with no user intervention, that's a vulnerability. Yet many of these things have no sensible user interface.

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Stealthy UK startup drops veil on next frontier of speech wizardry

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Re: one-size-fits-all compression makes a mess of understanding.

Also lower bit rate DAB, MP3 etc is MUCH more distorted and harder to follow for people with impaired hearing. Deafness is a bit misleading, like Colour Blind people don't see B&W.

All audio compression is using an average psycho-acoustic model to throw away content. At higher rates (128K MP2, 64K on DAB+) there is too much loss of quality and intelligibility if your hearing is poor. 256K on MP3 is a reasonable minimum level of artefacts. Often speech codecs on phones are compressing too much. 3G has two qualities. One worse than GSM and one better. The 4G has no native speech, so called 4G voice calls either use 3G or VOIP on the data channel.

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The Cloud?

They CLAIM all those TVs, phones, search on Desktop, home hubs/speakers need the Cloud for the AI / Machine learning (there is no AI, it's just a database), if that's true it's lazy, insecure, unpaid parasitical crowd sourcing like Google's pick the road sign "captcha". The reason for the Cloud is mostly to spy on you. The speech recognition doesn't seem much different to the built in XP speech to text (once trained), or some old Ford radios or Nokia phones. Google's Android TV and Phone speech recognition actually seems worse than stand-alone stuff 15 years ago. A lot of their Translation is garbage and search is turning into bookmarks and adverts.

Anyone else used speech and search before Google was famous? Like Dragon and Altavista?

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Need a modest Arm Cortex-A CPU in your custom chip? Just apply online. Plus $125,000

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Intel?

And how much is an Atom core (why would you want one anyway if not running Windows + GUI?)?

Compared to overall cost of staff, premises, gear and fabrication, this is very little for a CPU core in a true custom chip, an ASIC. It's expensive for an FPGA, but then there have been FPGAs with ARM cores for some time even before recent announcement of Free.

The x86 and x86-64 is increasingly only relevant in desktop (inc ultrabooks) and servers. Even the Atoms use too much power and too much chip/transistors for sensible use as a core in an ASIC. Intel maybe a bit hasty selling off most of StrongARM to Marvell. Pity about DEC.

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London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat

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Re: contract it out to the Russians

They don't seem very competent these days, The GU anyway (often misnamed GRU). The SVR are a lot smaller (GU boasts it has x6 as many field agents). Maybe they are more efficient, though I think they mostly do industrial* espionage rather than assassinations or abductions.

[* Actually these days most State run espionage is for commercial rather than the Deighton / Le Carré style spy story. Ian Fleming's Bond was maybe Wish Fulfilment, hence the locations, drink and woman for desk jockey. His brother, Peter, might have been a real spy]

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Extradition

1) The Swedish are LESS likely to send someone to USA than UK are.

2) The UK could have refused bail. They put him on bail / house arrest.

3) The USA had ample time to extradite him or rendition before he went to embassy.

4) No doubt the USA has questions it would like to ask him, however his actions more suggest an unwillingness to face due process in Sweden than fear of USA, or else why was he not in hiding BEFORE the Swedish allegations?

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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Re: file extensions

No, we did that and and a lot more. There was a checklist. Two sigs.

Those were the things the team leader liked to shout out on big rollouts.

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Wonderful Nostalgia

I used to make my own ringtones and then lost interest.

In the decade when I was having to install windows, we did four things on NT4.0 Workstation (and later) and Win9x, above all else:

Double checked Regional Settings / Keyboard.

Disabled AutoRun in Registry.

Set Desktop to "No Sounds".

Disabled File & Printer sharing.

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We made sure new accounts had these settings and only the designated Admin had an Admin account on NT.

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Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

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Re: Put a heater in the safe then ?

We had a similar problem with 8" drives. We decided it was the drive, not disks. The horrid Apple II 5.25" floppies and drives not affected (early 1980s). We put an electric convection heater turned low in the room.

Similarly forty PCs built (mid 1990s) in a cold warehouse didn't work on site till HDD reformatted and OS reinstalled. Solution was to keep HDD stock in the office and do final fitting and install there. Which suited me better. Could take off coat!

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FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

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Dishonesty

The dishonesty of the website link is the only serious issue.

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Re: That's actually a good feature

Because iPhone is overpriced and x4 what I can afford. There may be other niche alternatives not on offer in Tesco,

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Walled Garden

Relying on iTunes, MS, Amazon or Playstore to curate security in exchange for their control of what you install is a poor deal.

There is nothing inherently less secure about a recognised vendor supplying direct and cutting out the privacy busting, parasitical, gadget controlling middle men.

I also remember the Archos 4.3" PMP player crippled and then orphaned because only the apps that Archos decided to supply could be bought.

I've been using desktop computers for nearly 40 years and never got a trojan or virus (Windows 1992 to 2017). User Education and better browser design (built in script control & secure sandbox) is more use than relying on a walled garden app store.

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From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat

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French Kids

They don't have the obesity epidemic of UK, USA and maybe Ireland.

No vending machines in schools.

You need a doctor's cert for a packed lunch.

Are the memes relevant at all? What is the confident level on the research? Control groups?

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Apple to dump Intel CPUs from Macs for Arm – yup, the rumor that just won't die is back

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They have switched before

68000 and Power PC.

Also I wrote about this when they ditched Apple Server HW and again when they brought out an iPad with keyboard and stylus. Also their desire to have Mac users locked into a walled garden for everything is obvious in newer OS X versions. Also blacklisting older (32bit?) SW on Mac.

Apple will go cautiously. This won't be soon, but inevitable. Apple doesn't have to be CPU native compatible like MS desktop Windows (legacy desktop apps is why people put up with Win 10, though MS has stupidly greatly reduced compatibility).

The waste bin model (round trash can) and other newer Pro models show Apple is more interested in volume sales and cutting cost than servicing the historic professional Video and Publishing markets.

I don't see iOS (at GUI anyway) replacing OSX as a laptop / ultrabook needs a different GUI and more flexible, featured OS than a phone/tablet. See Chrome OS vs Android (sensible) and the Win 8 debacle (Zune / Tile GUI OK phone, stupid on laptop).

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Commerce

They don't need to be free. You can charge for applications on not just Mac, but Linux.

Sage, Payroll, CRM, Adobe etc need to stop being lazy and port to Mac and Linux (Maybe Adobe is on Mac, I forget). Win10 simply is less productive and stable than Win7, Mac or Linux. It's turning into an MS Franken Chimera of Chrome OS and Android.

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Huawei's Watch GT snubs Google for homegrown OS

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Re: Common platform is sometimes better

By that logic we would still be stuck with DOS, or Mac OS9, or win3.x /Win 9.x

Android is after many years still a work in progress and Wear OS is poor cut down version. We need better.

Developers will port for any platform that succeeds, =has worthwhile user base. Partly Google cheated with Android by using an unlicensed version of Java based on the desktop version. Simple Symbian apps were written in a mobile Java, thus easy to port.

We do need OS innovation because the current popular platforms are not very good. Security, low power consumption and "sleep" are fudged in after thoughts.

Too much effort goes into GUI tweaking, often making it worse (excessive skeuomorphic OR "flat" are equally bad), the Ribbon and Win 10 being prominant examples. One to rule them all doesn't work. Watches, phones, big tablets with keyboard options, TV sets/setboxes (screens more than 1.2 m away and 28" to 56") and desktop/laptops all need different GUIs. Pocket gadgets with long battery life, secure switches/routers, phones, desktops/servers/setboxes and IoT may need different OS.

MS has tried the the Common Platform (CE with Desktop GUI on 320 x240 was stupid, Win 8 on desktop using phone GUI was stupid). Java was from the beginning a write once run everywhere, except it wasn't because embedded things (web interface only), phones, desktop/Laptop and setboxes/TV needed radically different GUI.

I'm glad about your app. Single platform isn't the reason you have it.

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As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed

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Reporting tool

So founders can report Tools.

Good for Y Combinator.

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RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer

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Re: Say what you will

Also this site has the most honest Obit I've seen.

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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Re: Even when the audio works..

Viber isn't Facebook

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Re: Last time

No, NT3.5, NT3.51, NT4.0, Win2K, XP and Win2003 server NEVER this bad. Vista was bad but gradually improved, finally sorted by SP called Win 7.

Win ME was broken from start. Only solutions were either Win 98SE (if gamer or HW/RAM no good for NT), or NT4.0 (Business only) or Win 2000,

Win 3.x gradually improved to WFWG3.11 with Win32s, VFW, 32 bit disk and MS 32bit TCP/IP.

Win 8 was stupid.

Win10 is abuse of users and a worse backward step than Vista or ME. GUI wise, they forgotten everything learned since Win3.0. It's a failure on configuration & management with settings all over the place and sometimes looking like text, or now command line only (Net Users command needed to add new local users with no MS account on some Win 10 versions),

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Second time at least

Last time on Linx1010 I could only fix Audio by uninstalling driver and manual navigation to Windows.Old as any other method simply re-installed the broken audio drivers.

MS are clueless.

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The march of Amazon Business has resellers quaking in their booties

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A borg

Why are they allowed to take these over?

See also eBook publishing, Lack of Kindle reader on third party eReader/ePub on Amazon

CreateSpace now useless. Branded Amazon. What bookstore will stock?

KDP Select and Prime are evil

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Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

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Seen similar on kickstarter $89?

There is a $89 Maker Phone proposed that looks a little similar, though it seems to only have GSM, a deal breaker here (Ireland) as the Mobile Ops are allowed to change GSM to 3G with only a 6th month notice to Regulator and none to consumer.

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Re: Justified

A third of the price of new iPhone?

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NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

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Re: Failure modes

Yes, dock it at the ISS to avoid re-entry damage or contamination.

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Oh drat. We might not have the ISS much longer :)

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NASA fixers

They've achieved some marvels. I do hope they can extend Hubble and Chandra somewhat. Good to see ESA/CNES, Japan, India and maybe China doing some science in space these days now that the USA is determined to have mostly only military & commercial funded projects and privatisation. Perhaps a future US President will boost NASA.

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we all know it will actually take 10 mins

I really really hate that meme. The company director believed it and always halved or less the already optimistic R&D schedules. He'd also go behind the backs of R&D Director and team leaders and ask all the most junior people on the projects for estimates. He really thought (mid 1980s) that ST--TOS Scotty was really how engineering worked. Despite having a degree in Engineering. Promoted to management of a small R&D dept too early and then somehow ended up boss of a different Tech company.

Then in a panic later would insist on moving staff, transferring people from test and hiring. It EXTENDS delivery time to change the team. Making it too big creates communication problems. The lead HW & SW experts end up "managing" and creating new reports instead of doing design, bench debugging/development and programming. Clueless people end up creating schematics and code.

The projects then fail.

Most projects fail due to bad management, not the actual expert engineers. Or vulture capitalists. Yes, I'm bitter about all the wonderful project proposals and R&D projects in maybe seven companies that came to nothing over nearly 45 years.

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

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Re: Irish names in Irish or English.

Well, often they have baby in the title. They are usually names for humans.

Does anyone do similar books for cats, dogs or ... race horses?

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Re: Are you Sue?

an is a extra letter. Well spotted.

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Re: Silly first name.

Depends on your ethnicity. Many Scots, Welsh, Irish, Manx, Cornish, Bretons and some guys on north coast of Spain may have a different viewpoint. Also pronounce the same spelling differently, validly. Or have different spelling for the SAME pronunciation. (Mind your Ps & Qs might refer to old Welsh ( Map -> ap) and old Irish (Maq - mac)).

Most people are given their names by parents, for better or worse, and for diverse reasons. SOME parents might have been playing at being ethnic. Some ARE non-English ethnicity.

There are other people like the infamous John Stevenson (much later alias Seán Mac Stíofáin), who re-enforced his play acting with guns and bombs.

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Re: Silly first name.

Alexander maybe properly Eskandar?

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Re: Are you Sue?

In the 1970s a teacher friend discovered her new class had a Yvonne. But pronounced Wy-von-knee, her parents saw it written down...

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Re: variations you see on Siobhan or any other Gaelic or Irish name

Never mind the ones with mh, dh, bh etc, even relatives spelling Síle is good for a laugh.

Hebrew can be fun too. Mispronounce Aaron and it's a wardrobe.

Some surnames in Iraq, Syria and Iran were first names of Akkadians and Sumerians, very very long ago.

I find USA names and spelling amusing. Colleen = little girl (-een is a diminutive). Kerry is a place. Shaun or Shawn is Sean, or Seán or Séan. Irish was written the same way for over a 1000 years while pronunciation changed, so Seaghán might have been original spelling, though Donal (Donall) might be a 2,500 years old name.

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Irish names in Irish or English.

No point in looking up the pronunciation or spelling. Ask the person that has it. Ulster and Munster have a massive difference in pronunciation.

My name is Méabhdh ni Conchobhair, (*) but too many websites don't allow Mhic or nic or mac separately or accents. The mac is son and 0' is descendent.

(* A real spelling. Not Mauve O'Connor despite spelling checker. Maeve and Connor are reasonable pronunciations. Also if you think I'd put my real name here, I have bridge you'd like.)

I'm a great believer in aliases, Dabsey. Handy for Authors in this age of having to clearly be in a particular genre but not gender. I do search on full name, first and second parts and nickname / similar versions when inventing names. I have now 12 books of names for people with fresh babies as well as some saved websites. Alien names are a little less tricky. I get the old Kindle eReader to read them to see how they sound.

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With sorry Soyuz stuffed, who's going to run NASA's space station taxi service now?

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Re: govmt retired all the aircraft carriers

and Harriers

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Re: Only a problem for crew...

How much does China charge?

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Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

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Re: If it knows it lost mobile, it knows it can lose a heck of a lot more

Amazing that in North America the Windows CE based phones once had 20% + and Nokia was hardly known there yet #1 worldwide. Also that CE dominated PDAs.

I was baffled in 1999 when mostly installing MS and giving Linux training as to why Exchange was so popular.

For the last ten years I've wondered why people use MS SQL and IIS. Even earlier than that we had Apache web server, MySQL and PHP on Windows 2000 server. We moved to Linux Server when the Windows Update Server wasn't needed.

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maybe Plan L from outerspace?

https://fossbytes.com/xenix-history-microsoft-unix-operating-system/

Not sure how accurate it is though I installed MS Xenix once. The SCO partner mentioned is not the same SCO as the recent troll.

Then in 1985 MS started partnership with IBM over OS/2. Later they pulled out and did MS OS/2 with Lan Manager for servers before doing first NT release, which was NT 3.1. Later MS bought in Services For Unix for NT which was later rebranded. So the current Linux subsystem option is nothing new.

Any sensible company keeps their options open.

I dumped all my remaining NT3.5x and NT4.0 technet, MSDN and MS Select resources this week.

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Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap

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Re: Expect more

US Border people seize and scan laptops.

CIA etc been "stealing" not just Russian but European trade secrets.

USA copying IP since Victorian era and then US patents created. See Edison (Motion picture patents later revoked), RCA etc in early 20th C.

It's NOT just random hackers and rogue states. Almost every government and most large corporations. (c.f. Uber & Google). Was the USSR a "rogue state"? Not the same thing as large oppressive state. USSR was & China is on the UN Security council.

What exactly is a rogue state or hacker?

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UK.gov withdraws life support from flagship digital identity system

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Next

Will they kill Universal Credit, Home Office cheating residents and visitors and PIP assessment?

Maybe private prisons

Closing down offshore UK dependency tax havens and money laundering.

There are SO many things this Government is doing wrong that denies people their rights.

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Intel's commitment to making its stuff secure is called into question

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Re: Speed

A server could easily have the Write Protect / Update Enable jumper on the front panel. I remember cheap PC cases having keylocks AND a "Turbo button". Many still have a "Reset" button as well as "Power", a firmware /CPU /MOBO change. could make it that a long press off Reset while holding Power is reset and two momentary jabs of Reset during power up, or some other state enables "Writing". Keyboard F12 or whatever might be useless security as that is USB based, so might be possible to be redirected? Obviously no network based access should be possible to enable "write" mode.

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Re: HID and USB in General.

Yes, and keyboards, mice, storage, cameras, headsets, modems, Wifi, etc on USB is a good idea. I've a box of keyboard adaptors (USB, PS/2, older AT) and serial adaptors (9/25/RJ45, male/female, null/straight/other, even 2.5mm & 3.5mm jacks) and parallel adaptors. My complaint with USB isn't the idea of it, but how stunningly badly it's done. Perhaps a "full" implementation of Bluetooth is scarier to write driver and interface OS/App to, but it doesn't have some of the stupidities of USB? Also usually you can disable Bluetooth.

My coat is the one bulging with stack documentation and a gazillion USB adaptors. Hardly ANY tablet/phone (often with only one USB port) allow charging when in Host mode (it's not in the spec!), yet newer models of tablet removed the 2.5mm coax power jack. Either put TWO USB sockets, or ignore the spec (like some Windows phones) to allow a Y cable to charge and be Host or put the 2.5mm coax and let gadget charge from either USB or coax plug. Then you can't be "pawned" by a malicious PSU. You CAN cut the two data wires on a charging cable, but then you need to add resistors on the phone/tablet half of cable or else the gadget will not charge at 1A or 2A, maybe only 100mA or 500mA. Not every USB PSU and Phone/Tablet combo enables the 1A, 1.5A or 2A as it's not part of the original spec, you need a "compatible" PSU that puts the right combination of resistors/voltages on the D+ and D- pins, possibly connecting to +V and 0V.

Intel's attitude and history is just a general symptom of the Tech industry being poor on security.

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Re: JTAG piggybacked on USB is madness too

I've never seen a board using the RS232 port to give JTAG access, though it may exist. It's usually a 3.3V "TTL" header or pads. I do have four boards and SW here that allow the regular PC host USB, special driver & JTAG application to access JTAG interface on the slaved board via its USB client/slave socket. Just a regular USB cable works. I'd rather use a regular JTAG connection via an adaptor (Parallel port, Serial Port and USB port adaptors exist and are cheap. I think some of the USB - TTL serial ICs can do JTAG instead of RS232, it's basically just serial data in and out at the same time with a clock.)

JTAG is built into chips, the In and Out is daisy chained.

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Re: HID and USB in General.

People have posted "free Mice" to finance directors, USB Memory sticks and setup malicious PSUs.

All using HID and hidden storage to maliciously install stuff. At best a console window momentarily appears, or a message saying "the software to use your device has been installed and it's ready to use". Non-malicious storage, cameras, mice, modems etc can generate these messages.

USB is nice idea badly implemented. HID is an even worse implementation. Even on basic physical level why didn't version 1.0 use a cable that would fit either way up and either way round, have power signalling and negotiation for which end is Host / Client and Peer to Peer? Why do USB devices "install" automatically without an OS based explanation of features and confirm / cancel?

Because it was originally only envisaged for keyboard, mouse, joystick etc to replace Master / Slave Serial, Joystick port, PS/2, and AppleTalk (RS422? RS485) etc Keyboard mouse connector. A very lazy narrow view to make it as cheap as possible, though even so MS Win95 didn't originally support it, despite MS being on the committee with Apple and the others.

Firewire (which supported hubs and networking as well as streaming and storage) also has vulnerabilities, but it was killed off by a combination of royalty costs and USB 2.0 (though it was still slower in reality).

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Speed

HW CPU design and programmers has often valued speed over security, robustness and stability. Thus we get vulnerabilities "deliberately" designed in.

I like a language and compiler that by default has compile AND run time checking of pointers, array bounds, parameters etc with pragmas to turn it off on a carefully reviewed loop. I like to check parameters that are passed to functions & procedures I'm writing, before I do anything with them. If there is a speed or bloat penalty the tests can be in an ifdef / pragma that skips compiling them on a release version.

It's unreal the amount of bugs this approach uncovers in supposedly tested and signed off "libraries".

Design of the 4004 started in Intel in 1970, that's nearly fifty years ago. The Intel 80386 with its bugs was introduced 33 years ago, I think. The first Pentium was 1993 (25 years ago!).

So NOW, in 2018 they are taking Security seriously?

Talk of stable doors and escaped horses. Generations of them have died already!

Why not an ACTUAL jumper(s) on motherboards to enable diagnostic modes, management engines, BIOS/EFI updates etc? You should need physical access, more than USB or other socket on outside and NEVER default access by software without a HW jumper enabling it.

JTAG piggybacked on USB is madness too. Header only, at worst exposed by battery pack or keyboard removal (laptops). USB is too casually accessible to a malicious USB memory stick or mouse.

Well, USB HID mode was stupidly designed too. PSUs, Mice, USB sticks, USB modems etc that can deliberately install software.

Don't get me started on Autorun (includes net shares!), DCOM, Active X on network/Browsers, uPnP/SSID etc.

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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major business software for Windows were made available for other OS

Or even didn't depend on Silverlight as a cloud based CRM does.

Seems to me that very many top Business software developers didn't follow MS developer best practice in the past or now.

Most major business SW that won't work on Wine on Linux or has no Linux or Apple versions is that way for stupid reasons.

CRM, Payroll and Accounts. Stuff done so badly that it won't run on Wine and in the past often needed and Admin rights to even run.

I'm using Eagle CAD windows version on Wine (perfectly actually), because while there IS an excellent Linux version the Key file and password won't work on it. They expect you to buy a new copy if you migrate from Windows XP or Windows 7 to Linux.

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It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

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Good News!

"SS 433 is roughly 15,000 light years away, and its jets don’t point directly to Earth, making it difficult to study."

It wouldn't be nice if it was 15 LY away and slowly rotating the axis toward us?

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Do his material contributions...?

What material contributions?

The Lisa / Mac a copy of the Xerox star enabled by falling cost of 68000 and RAM.

He killed the Newton (which was cursed by the excessive hype of the handwriting recognition, one of the first portable gadgets with ARM CPU).

Apple nearly went bust and was bailed out by MS.

The two big successes, iPod and iPhone were based on marketing / infrastructure, not innovation, as MP3 players already existed (the Album destroying 99c per track and iTunes made it succeed). The iPhone used bought in Fingerworks and Samsung innovative layer chip, SC6400 family (CPU, RAM, Flash chips in layers in one package). It succeeded mostly because of the carrier deals with big data cap. Till then you needed to be rich or business user to afford data.

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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data stored in a user profile directory can be deleted.

I discovered that this could happen easily with roaming profiles and sometimes changes to the user account, back in 2002.

Ever since I have avoided "My Documents" and created folders <username-files> not part of any profile. Setting up the security on a computer used by more than one person is hard. If it's ONLY used by one person and no Domain Controller, or even no server at all, then "My Documents" isn't needed anyway?

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Uncle Sam gives itself the right to shoot down any drone, anywhere, any time, any how

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Inevitable

I expect every Government will give themselves similar rights.

Government X can also claim it was a US Military Drone / Terrorist Drone / Drug Dealer / Paedophile etc (delete as required, or possibly claim all apply).

Is your flying car a drone if autopilot engaged? What about Uber Autonomous Flying Taxies?

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