897 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
Re: I'd like to know
If they can't man in the middle encrypted traffic, by decrypting it on the monitoring equipment and then re-encrypting with their own certificate to send it on to its destination, then they can't see what's in it. The bad guys used an encrypted connection to carry out their nefarious activities.
Re: Do Not hide the URL
"It's still the first (not literally) thing I do."
Are you sure it's not the other you?
Well I hear they work well in cameras so good idea.
Re: Regarding an earlier 121102 FRB
Ooh I didn't realise you had a blog. You've been around a bit haven't you!
Re: Am I being thick ?
"so it is not a simple task to add another encryption layer on top without rooting phones"
Maybe not but bad people can go old school and come up with code of their own, like "the geese fly to the pink elephant tonight" and they'd not have a scooby what they were talking about without an informant. So maybe they should stick to proper spying and concentrate on paying bribes to informants.
Do we actually still have Bond types out there or have they confined them to desk duties now?
Also your point about WhatsApp backups, hadn't actually considered that!
Re: Am I being thick ?
"Nude selfie... Aye, there's the rub."
"I see what you did there."
Eww, so I take it you broke his first layer of encryption then.
"You just described about 99% off all council members."
Makes for a nice popularist soundbite come back which no doubt would get you a lot of up votes. It is however not accurate to that extent at all and all walks of life suffer this not just the political world. So many people think of just themselves rather than the greater good. Councils and politicians have nothing to do with that.
"Fly-tipping is a problem created entirely by the local councils."
Fly tipping is a problem caused by ignorant self serving idiots who don't give a toss where their rubbish ends up and who cannot be bothered to deal with it because its too much effort for them. Councils don't drop litter, councils don't fly tip. Councils however do pick up the cost of dealing with this selfish minority act which we all then share the burden of.
"5G itself has been dismissed by former Ofcom director Professor William Webb as a distraction from the real need to fully roll out LTE (4G) tech"
At least there's some sense out there, shame he's the former director.
Re: Phone Reset
And then they ring back even more irate and possibly to one of your colleagues who has to pick up the shit you left for them.
Re: Sad times
No, it's clearly KFC. Ronald McDonald is a big cock.
Re: @ Douchus McBagg
"Someone has to."
No they don't! It's like choosing to use Edge.
Re: Sad times
Yeah it really didn't help with my craving for a sausage and egg McMuffin this morning.
Re: Ahhh, memories...
Whilst we all I'm sure would love to get away with some of the stuff the BOFH does, doing stuff like that gives IT Pros and IT Support in general a bad name. We have to deal professionally with the fools who are a nuisance and shit all over us as well as the people who hardly ever ask us for anything and are grateful for the help. It's the swings and roundabouts of the job we are in.
Or better still, just remove McAfee completely.
Re: For His Masters Voice Transport Missions with Tramp Steamers/Sleek Tenders
Resident 'on the wonk' bot.
Re: pot / kettle
"First ever - breakthrough PPI checker is 100% online - no phone call, no paper..."
Got a link?
Any headline image with a red circle around something completely irrelevant. Especially that one about the British woman who got her credit score improved with this 'one neat trick', only she's holding up a FICO report. I've clicked on my fair share of click bait, most of the time for a laugh. It's like giving your brain sweets.
Re: Of course they're still spending...
"Not sure about that, I was looking for an alternative to Amazon for ebooks and there basically isn't one now."
No maybe not now, doesn't mean there won't be one in the future. These things take time. It's like offshore call centres gradually coming back home, in another ten years some bright spark who wasn't around when they first tried it will decide it's a good idea to outsource. The world goes around in trends.
Re: Of course they're still spending...
"Sure, and when Amazon is the only retailer left, come and tell us how you are enjoying their prices, once they no longer have to undercut anyone."
That's the thing though. These things come in trends, competition starts up again to meet the demand. It's a never ending cycle as is how many things work in this world.
Re: 'Don't route the messenger'
You yanks pronounce it wrong, so no.
Re: Swamp -- Alligators
Erm, what else would be in charge of a swamp?
Re: haven't ad's died yet?
"Nobody looks at them, nobody clicks on them, apart from by mistake"
That's actually just not true. I do click on ads that show me something I'm interested in. It's how I found Digital Ocean on the Register when they advertised on here some years ago. I'm still a customer and it saved me money over who I was with. So ads do work and the way the Register presents them is exactly how it should be done.
Re: I'm seriously thinking about charging Coca Cola rent.
"Because it isn't McDonald's fault that their customers are stupid fucks who litter because its easier than thinking."
Quite, and people who blame companies and councils for the litter all over the place are as far as I'm concerned just as bad as the people who drop it.
Re: Not Ads, but chuggers
"Only if you suck my cock."
And if he'd said yes?...
Re: What I want to know is...
Google AI has worked out that dogs created the earth hence the anagram for God. God is actually a Border Collie hence the 'Lord is my Shepherd' stuff.
Re: Google braced for giant Android fine from EU
"Nice map but cripes, look how many terminate at Bude. That's only pissing distance from the spooks over at Morwenstow. That can't be a coincidence can it?"
No, it isn't.
Great and this is relevant to the article how? This article doesn't even point out any fault with Microsoft either.
Crappy windows apps being core functionality cause so many issues, not to mention the duplication (done badly) of control panel options within that windows apps framework. Windows 10 still doesn't know what it is after the failed tablet experiment that was Windows 8.
What I don't get though is if there are so many building and industrial systems compromised why we don't hear anything of the results. Surely someone wreaking mayhem with such a system would result in some sort of press coverage even if they didn't know what caused it to begin with.
Softcat? Good luck with that. They've messed up everything that I've ever been involved with them for and they were reasonably small things. When I moved jobs they would call persistently to try and win business despite being told we'd never deal with them. Last occasion the only way the guy would consider not calling us again was if we put the request in writing. Which I did to their data protection address. They've stopped calling now, I dare them to try again!
Re: Never mind that,
I'd like to see you try and get a mortgage on the cave you're presumably interested in buying. ;-)
Yes it's definitely age, you're right. I'm only mid 30's at the time of writing this. You didn't need to be anonymous I wouldn't have been offended :-)
And Flightradar24, actually yes that was the last new shiny exciting thing I saw actually,good point.
Weird, I always thought Yahoo was before Hotmail, although Hotmail was definitely the plucky upstart. I remember Yahoo being superior as far as I was concerned. I collected email addresses on all kinds of services in those days but it was always those two I used until Gmail came along. Google had the right idea by making it invite only, people swarmed to it and I even sold the invites myself on eBay along with Live Messenger Beta invites. There's nothing new shiny and exciting on the Internet anymore.
Re: Renew Recycle Reuse
I'm not sure you'd be OK to send a dead stork back in the post.
Was it a StorkStork SIM?
It was complete as far as those that purchased it understood it to be at the time. The article is quite clear that this enhancement was poorly documented let alone marketed. It's a step way too far to complain about a totally free unexpected enhancement to a piece of hardware you purchased some time ago.
People these days really do spend their time looking for things to be annoyed about.
"Because of the amount of hot water they would get in if a confidential document was uploaded to Virustotal as an automatic action by a browser. The lawyers would love it."
He's not suggesting that he's suggesting comparing the checksum created by the browser for the file just downloaded compared to checksums of known dodgy files held in an AV providers database. No uploading of actual files necessary.
Re: Not the sharpest bunch then.
Hey, at least they didn't keep passwords in plane text.
No-one's bloody sniffing me, I don't care how much they paid!
Re: That photo of the cloth-covered device
That might be because it's a VR headset.
Re: "some people rely on their computers"
"It's my shrewd suspicion that whatever folks might say, there isn't a single techie working for Microsoft who, if their life really was the stake, would choose Windows over *ix."
What a great question. I had to stop and think about it, but not for long. My answer was Linux. Supporting Microsoft products is my bread and butter and I don't go in for bashing them 'just because, but I feel on this one you're right.
Xiaomi are starting to get a great reputation in the UK. If you frequent such sites as Hot UK deals then you'll have seen the electronics they purvey posted as hot deals with subsequent testimonials of just how good quality their kit is. As it happens I have a pair of Bluetooth scales and a robot vacuum manufacturerd by Xiaomi and I am highly impressed with the high quality of both for the relatively low cost. Even the packaging is premium. They were both made for the Chinese market so the vacuum did shout at me in Chinese to begin with but that was easily resolved in settings. I look forward to their official arrival in the UK as I do think they will shake things up for the better if they keep up their current standard.
Fond memories of Yahoo Messenger being the first IM client I ever used in the late 90's. Along with Yahoo chat rooms and a Yahoo email address it opened up the world to me when the web was still exciting. Its a shame Yahoo went downhill but they belong to that era now.
Presumably the next big thing will be having a single box for every server. Imagine that.
Streaming 8K 3D Virtual Reality porn? I'm sure that could use a bit of bandwidth.
"I also think that calling something "autopilot" is a bit misleading, since we've all seen aeroplane films where the pop-up autopilot handles everything perfectly and nothing ever goes wrong."
Apart from when it deflates?
Re: Hard hat?
You'd have to be a right blockhead to attempt that.
"particularly if you are out hunting penguins."
How very savage, back home we can still buy them in the snack aisle at the shops. Canada not looking so great now hey?