200 posts • joined 13 Nov 2015
Re: Correction needed
I also have a OnePlus 3T which can handle VOLTE but it won't work on Three as they refuse to add it to the Volte list. No reason for them not to add the support other than the fact they don't sell the phone themselves.
The Three in touch app is utter shite and it annoys me that I am expected to use it on a phone that supports Volte natively but is nerfed by the Three network.
From what I understand, other networks do it too. So it's not as if I can switch to another provider to get Volte working on my current phone. My mobile pet peeve beyond the obvious broken SS7 protocol.
Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly meddling in US presidential election
That is the hypocrisy here. In many countries, including the UK and the US, teams of people are paid to try and influence the elections for the team that employed them. Sometimes under the banner PR, sometimes through leaking negative information about the other party and using friends in media to publish it.
Lots of nasty tricks that can influence elections but it's only bad if the rushkies do it.
It amazes me that the world knows that most of the world emails are intercepted and stored by the big intelligence agencies yet someone doing a secret job vs the NSA went and email'ed home to their parents confessing their crimes about covering their tracks from the FBI. Seriously?
Re: "...a total of 50 CVE-listed vulnerabilities..."
Sometimes the haystack just needs to be burnt to the ground and leave the needles in it's ashes.
Re: Organizational Doxing and Disinformation
4. Bruce Schneier is Fancy Bear.
Without knowing what information was doctored, it's difficult to guess at the motivation for the changes. I guess that info will be kept from us.
Backed my first Indiegogo project last year and the buttons say you are claiming a perk for that amount now. So Indiegogo has already got around that issue and rubs it's hands clean of having to help it's site users again.
That might be why Indiegogo seem happy to let people use it's platform to fleece customers of their money.
After being five Months late and hardly any updates or communication, the campaign director of the project I backed has only sent a few of the backers the item, even though he now sells the same item on his website which you can buy and get straight away. Obviously he will get more selling them through his website than the original Indiegogo campaign so has decided to sell them there instead of giving them to the backers.
Try getting Indigegogo involved to get some communication or action taken and they just don't want to know. Would not touch Indiegogo with a barge pole in future.
Oh and their whole refund system, does not work. Plenty of people asking for refunds for the same project but because the project is overdue, Indiegogo say you have to get it back from the campaign manager. When the campaign manager refuses to answer any emails about anything, let alone delivery or refunds, Indiegogo do not care will not help in any way whatsoever. If you try and progress things they just don't reply either.
Sham of a company IMO. /Rant
Gives a new meaning to the phrase, "i'm a bit buffered up".
Logs from security guy....
Around the time this was happening, a flaw in the template used by many of the DDoS sites and re-sellers of VDoS was found. Through this the logs could be snarfed among other things.
So it appears the FBI used data hacked from the systems of the stress testing site to get the info needed to get this guy. Saying it was provided by someone else gives them the ability to do this without questions asked on any cases they want?
The guy is obviously stupid enough to get caught anyway but the method is questionable imo.
CD drawer wont open
A few years ago working for a well know insurance company a user logged a call to say the computer would not read her cd and the cd drawer would not open to get the cd back out.
Upon visiting it was clear she had no cd drive in her desktop. I asked where she put the cd and she got another cd and started to poke it in the thin gap between two blanking plates. She had just pushed the previous cd through the gap in to the frame of the pc.
Faster charging seems to be much more beneficial than wireless charging, which is slower by default.
The speed of wireless charging is the major obstacle to it becoming useful imo, no matter how much further away you can scale the actual charger.
You missed the 9th one down the cul-de-sac at the side.
Re: "A third country might offer a new couch"
"Although the Ecuadorian embassy is now no longer under 24-hour surveillance by the police."
That's what they want you to think...
Probably a lovely antique clock on a shelf opposite the Ecuadorian door with a lovely crystal 720p lens, backup up by an in-house informer.
Re: The Law of Outrage (gov.uk)
Do as we say, not as we do.
The article quotes him as saying 'highly likely' which is different from confirming they did it.
A bit like America's 'high confidence' of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
So they are not 100% sure but they are making a statement now that sounds like they are, as the political timing is right due to action they want to take towards NK.
Re: RE: NonSSL-Login
I side with you on the UK sovereignty issue. But you yourself were probably were labelled racist by some because of your anti-eu stance if you said so publicly.
If you had aligned with UKIP or this Britian first in an attempt to get out of the EU as they were the only group/party interested in leaving the EU, then there is a chance your social media accounts could be deleted if Twitter or whichever platform going by these recent deletions.
Like it or not, Twitter and Facebook heavily influences voters. Censoring one point of view and not others influences votes.
UKIP getting so much support frightened the conservatives in to giving the referendum so as not to lose more votes. Social media played a big part in getting the referendum to happen.
What happened in England for years was anyone who mentioned the problems uncontrolled immigration was causing was instantly shot down with the 'racist' tag, stifling debate on the matter. The end result was years of the issues getting worse until enough people voted for Brexit.
If UKIP and it's supporters were banned from Twitter back then (which I think they would be if Twitter had started banning accounts back then), the Conservatives would not have been forced to offer a referendum on the decision to stay in. Brexit probably wouldn't have happened. Whether you think that is a good thing or bad is not the point though.
So Twitter has the ability to steer countries political direction by choosing what people can and can't see, which is bad. Is it doing it's owners bidding or being an American company, Americas bidding?
Think past the bigger picture of 'Group A' I disagree with = bad, 'Group B' that I agree with = good and agreeing with bans based on that simplicity.
Newspapers employ people to write their stories. Twitter is user generated content.
There is a difference between censoring individuals or groups with different views to you and choosing not to write something that goes against your views in the first place.
The minute you enter my local Maplins you are watched like you are a prolific shoplifter by the young staff there, who pretend to tidy up hanging things at the end of every aisle you are browsing. More unnerving than the ridiculously high prices for some things.
They may never be able to compete with online mail orders shops on price but some of the prices seem to be just fleecing customers who don't have a clue. If they had more sensible prices I would buy more there and accept the premium for having the item instantly.
It would be so awesome if it comes out that a Russian spy reported that President Trump was on the way to the toilet with his phone, so Russia hijacked those routes for the next 3 minutes in the hope of catching something. Please let it be true!
Re: As per usual when something is internet facing.
To be fair I'm sure the "their own fault for badly configuring it" excuses will be along in a minute.
The updated info is that one of their employees was phished by email with malware and that was the starting point for the intrusion. No linux servers hacked or badly configured. After lateral movement through the network, the credentials needed to login and move the coins was found.
Netcraft says it runs Linux.
Probably find rather than the web server being hacked directly, workers running Windows machine were phished with nasty emails containing the malware that gave entry to their network or credentials needed to steal the BTC.
The mining fee per transaction is like a credit card fee that is rising so much that only more expensive payments are worthwhile. A major downfall of BTC which is only going to get worse.
Had an Enterprise hire car where a copy of what I assume was the last persons address book was stored in the car. Some cars copy the address book locally so the cars computer can do the speech recognition and dialling rather than your phone.
Obviously cars need to come with an easy reset for those parts of the system so hire companies and individuals selling their cars can wipe the data.
You could blame the person using the car before for not wiping everything but like yourself, many are not aware it is actually copying the data rather than just getting it from your phone on the fly. The car hire peeps should be doing the resetting IMO. Ask the manufacturers to keep your business in mind when designing their systems.
Time frame and next tests
Yesterday I did a speedtest on my 3 sim (still on the unlimited one plan!) and found it was giving 106Mb/s down and 33 up http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/3439503471
What was the time period the tests were done over? The last few months Three have done a lot of upgrades in a load of areas, so they might fare a bit better in the next lot of tests when it comes to speed at least. Latency is still not superb although thank $diety I don't have it as bad as the results Tutela came up with.
Now we just need latency, jitter and packet loss comparisons published for fixed line home broadband connections. Yeah, i'm looking at you VM!
I wasn't comparing Android and Apple. The comparison was between buggy software that keeps giving exploits month after month.
Step off that horse carefully, it's a bit high....
Androids Media Framework and Qualcomm chipset seem to be the new Flash Player or Acrobat when it comes to exploitable vulnerabilities.
No doubt we will see more vulnerabilities in those areas on a regular basis.
Re: He got 8 years....
Was thinking the same. The sentence seems overly harsh compared to other offences.
He could have stabbed the person who stabbed him and gotten off with much shorter jail time or maybe community service. That might have been more satisfying too!
Slightly to do with article but...
It's not a bug, it's a feature....
As long as I can disable it
I don't want to send every single website I visit to Firefox or HavIbeenPwned. For that same reason I disable similar protections on Chrome and also site prediction features.
I get that many of the population don't know or care how much data they give different companies for these kind of features to workand this may be of use to them, but let me disable it.
As for storing info, some of the previous database searching sites similar to HaveIbeenPwned, have been pwned and had all the database stolen. Ie, the big exploit.in mentioned on Troys site. So having all the info in one place...it's going to hacked eventually.
One step forward...
One has to hate the soulless PR statements that try and deflect blame by comparing the incident to another well known event.
City of London Police and Piracy
The City of London police are well known as being corporate police for the media cartels. I'm assuming piracy sites and any site that upsets Hollywood will be blocked by this service at some point. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if this was one of the main reasons for it but the cyber crime and nasties angle tacked on to sell the service and get it used.
Carrot and the blue stick
Pretty sure if you hovered over the tick or somewhere near the tick it clearly said "verified account" which to anyone with a brain cell indicated they have verified the person is who they say they are.
Effectively they have changed what the blue ticks are for, all for no good reason.
Had an inkling in the past when they refused to give certain people a blue tick that it was because they wanted to punish them for their political views or similar. Twitter have always seen the tick as giving someone more legitimacy and maybe more followers and traffic as a result so have used it as a carrot and a stick. Maybe this change is not so much of a surprise considering.
Twitter is definitely not a tool of free speech.
Re: Stating the obvious
Those paragraphs has since been removed in case anyone wonders what we were gibbering about.
Stating the obvious
Cash converters say they have had a data breach and the comment from Troy is that is bears the hallmarks of a data breach at Cash converters?
Either that is the worst case of stating the obvious or the article has been worded badly :P
This release will not lead to another Wannacry like the professor is babbling about as the release is only code for the control centre part of the malware. No exploits, just the front end and communication stuff.
The media and 'experts' love to make it out to be worse than it is.
I will stick with the Rubber Ducky.
Re: Gerald Ratner moment?
They could pull the Harmony web server configuration tool offline (not that it works if you use Linux) or stop the app connecting to a database for remote configs at any time. All it takes is a meeting where they decide to get out the remote business.
The problem is who else makes a customisable remote at a decent price and doesn't need remote servers of some kind for configuration or is planning future cloud integration for PR and advertising reasons.
Truly stuck what to do when my Harmony finally bites the dust.
Re: Undocumented illegals
Aways some social libtard social justice warrior who jumps to the wrong conclusion.
Mixed race family here with some of my family being immigrants myself. You are barking up the wrong tree.
Unless you have lived in the area and see things with your own eyes, you just wouldn't understand. But yeah, anyone who mentions illegal immigrants is a bigoted dailymail reader to some people. /ShakeHead
Those inflated numbers from the mobile data vs the consensus could be in part from the amount of illegal immigrants in those areas. They have mobile phones but are not on any register.
Often saw multiple gang masters picking up obvious groups of illegals in beat up vans to take them to work and back again from where I was located in the Croydon Home office area for a while. Maybe mobile phone data will finally show how bad that problem is.
Re: Can't come soon enough
Incidentally, a triage nurse at A&E in the early hours used her mobile phone camera LED as a torch to look for whatever was stuck behind my eye irritating it.
All I could think of was how battered and dirty the leather folding case on her phone looked as it swayed about while she blinded me with the LED.
Based on that clearly anecdotal argument, im against phones in the medical profession unless there is a clear benefit.
But sod giving all my personal medical data over to any company, let alone one with the slightest of connections to Google.
Price range and expectations
The price vs performance (and quality) of the models is what puts me off tablets.
I have a PC,laptop AND a mobile phone with a decent sized screen, so a tablet is more of a would like and would use but far from essential.
For that reason I don't want to pay for a surface pro which is way too much power than I need but more importantly, too expensive.
A cheap tablet doesn't have the best performance and ram is always so damn limited too. With a very cheap tablet you get annoyed with them being slow and then the lack of joy using them makes them become back of drawer fodder.
There are not many any between choices unless you want to go to the Chinese market which can be hit and miss. Give me a 12" tablet with 3gb (or more) ram and a fairly decent arm processor for about £100 to £120 and I might be interested.
Maybe I want more than is feasibly possible due to costs but that doesn't change my position.
Re: A password cracker which only lets you see the results ....with a password?
Sounds like a password manager when you put it like that.
The DRM forcing downgrading of quality on 'unauthorised boxen' is criminal IMO. Saying android box's cannot have 4k Netflix for no genuine reason certainly does force people to piracy if they want the higher quality content.
A few android box's can stream 4K Netflix though, such as the cheap Xiaomi Mi Box.
The Nvidia shield is not cheap but has 4k Netflix as well as the Wetek 2.
My own cheap box needed some modified firmware to enable just 4k Youtube video. That is how bad the DRM stuff is now and the amount of control they want to keep on box'es that can watch media.
Android - open and not limited
Costs almost 3x than my Amlogic based android box which has features the Roku Ultra lacks, such as Dolby Vision support, and matches it for everything else with HDR, HDCP 2.2 and audio passthrough of DTS-HD etc.
A family member has a Xiaomi Mi box which supports every streaming service and of course the whole play store apps and games goodies available, also at a fraction of the price of the Roku.
I really don't see why the Roku has such a following beside being available to buy in the high street shops.
Re: Infotainment system
Not that long ago I had a Mini Clubman as a hire care and I tried for ages going through one menu, then to another sub-menu. After a wasted hour of it not wanting to connect I tried the voice command "bluetooth connect" and all the right things happened.
Totally gobsmacked as one goes for the menu system first as voice control is usually mostly pointless.
Re: An Alternative Viewpoint...
Rather than making sure people have internet whilst flying, I would guess puppet masters behind the scene are trying to get a singular point of presence or company they can tap in to keep their 5 eyes busy, rather than have a mishmash of points to monitor.
Runs for days if most parts of it are turned off most of the time
Multi day life but they turn the brightness of the screen right down and turn every device off every 10 seconds to save power. Every time you want to do something you wait 5 seconds for cpu and wifi adapter to be woken up, in a still throttled state to conserve energy. Registry tweaks needed for wifi adapter to use more than 35% power to get a range of more than 6 metres /sarcasm
Multicore ARM chips are good at what they do and how different cores are used at different volatages as needed but they are hardly powerhouses. They would have to slimline all software down to make it not top heavy, which wouldn't be a bad change of direction for windows software.
The person who thought it would be a good idea to give her this position should be fired for incompetence too.
So many reasons not to put her in that position and not a single good reason to do so. I'll have some of what they have been smoking.
Knowing our plod they are more interested in making their stats look good for catching someone who said something deemed naughty or hurtful on Facebook or twitter, rather than catching real criminals. With kids using just phones for internet a lot of the time now, the police are scared they might have to go after real criminals unless the carrier grade NAT issue is sorted.
Even the geeks stayed on stock Oxygen if they wanted to use Android pay, banking apps and stream tv content without having to jump through moving hoops.
From what I understand Android pay now recently works with Lineage but information is all over the place.
The sucking up of personal data by OnePlus and all the other companies is beyond silly now. The fact you can't turn off their second data slurping stream with an app or setting and have to run ADB commands means the majority of cheap phone buyers won't bother doing it, even if they want the data slurping to stop.
Usually one would use the built in sql command 'sqldump', which raises no alarms unlike other hacker tools, and dump the database in to a single .sql file for snarfing away,