266 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved
Re: "how hard can it be..."
Given that the login is already obfuscated by accepting random characters in place of the full string, I can fully imagine this being a separate locked-down system that just passes an authenticated pass/fail flag back to the 'main' server.
Agree that PR need stringing out for such a blatant attempt for a cover-up.
"I saw the problem myself"
"No you didn't"
It's also mandatory equipment for the new generation of in-cab signalling in ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). 20 years from now we'll be finishing ripping out all the old traffic lights (and all the thievable copper cabling) on the railways, because all the trains will just be talking to each other over GSM-R backhaul instead.
The more I think about it,
the more I believe it would be a good idea for Mozilla and Microsoft to team up and go to war against Apple and Google.
Still have IE and Firefox separate, but have Microsoft's financial muscle behind a friendly open-source organisation and switch IE's rendering engine to Gecko from Trident. It'll take that sort of opposition to prevent Webkit from Borg-ing the entire web.