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Message 2081691 - Posted: 5 Aug 2021, 17:11:53 UTC

"incompetence and failure to deliver"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58085316

Just ask anyone here and we could have told them that.
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Message 2082815 - Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 14:55:43 UTC

Are sysadmins anti-vaxxers?
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of active exploitation attempts that leverage the latest line of "ProxyShell" Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities that were patched earlier this May, including deploying LockFile ransomware on compromised systems.
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Message 2082828 - Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 20:48:48 UTC - in response to Message 2082815.  
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Are sysadmins anti-vaxxers?


I'm currently an IT admin. of a vaccination scheduling system, so that would be a no. :^p
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Message 2082832 - Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 20:58:28 UTC - in response to Message 2082828.  

Are sysadmins anti-vaxxers?


I'm currently an IT admin. of a vaccination scheduling system, so that would be a no. :^p

The exception that proves the rule.

Clearly, vax was available in May. It is late August and infections are spreading like wildfire. If not anti-vax then lazy butt?
Now as to what they stick in their arm vs. what they stick in their machine ...
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Message 2082834 - Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 21:10:24 UTC - in response to Message 2082832.  

The exception that proves the rule.


I thought an exception disproved it, but what do I know.
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Message 2082842 - Posted: 23 Aug 2021, 0:34:11 UTC - in response to Message 2082834.  

The exception that proves the rule.


I thought an exception disproved it, but what do I know.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_rule
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Message 2083192 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 15:19:18 UTC - in response to Message 2083187.  

Now am I surprised at that.

How long before corporates realise that "the Cloud" is just a way of pouring money away while watching one's corporate data seep slowly into someone else's hands and start to roll back to their own data centres?
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Message 2083211 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 18:38:03 UTC - in response to Message 2083192.  

But they said it was secure and they are better than we are ... besides we can make experienced people redundant.

Why is this happening?
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Message 2084307 - Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 15:16:22 UTC

Poor Apple. Can they make it 3 on the trot?
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Message 2084772 - Posted: 22 Sep 2021, 12:03:30 UTC

I'm surprised that this has taken so long to come to light:


Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones
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Consumers should throw away their Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones, Lithuania’s Defence Ministry has warned.

A report by its National Cyber Security Centre tested 5G mobiles from Chinese manufacturers...

... Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10T 5G phone was found to have software that could detect and censor terms including “Free Tibet”, "Long live Taiwan independence" or "democracy movement", the report said. It highlighted more than 449 terms that could be censored by the Xiaomi phone's system apps, including the default internet browser.

In Europe, this capability had been switched off on these models, but the report argued it could be remotely activated at any time...

... The research also found the Xiaomi device was transferring encrypted phone usage data to a server in Singapore. "This is important not only to Lithuania but to all countries which use Xiaomi equipment," the Centre said...

... The report also highlighted a flaw in Huawei’s P40 5G phone, which put users at risk of cyber-security breaches.

“The official Huawei application store AppGallery directs users to third-party e-stores ... malicious or infected with viruses,”...

... A further 5G model by OnePlus was also examined by the team, but was found to have no issues.

The report comes as tensions between Lithuania and China are rising...


Who has control of your phone to 'monetize' your very personal and intimate data, or worse?...


IT is what we allow it to be...
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Message 2088315 - Posted: 17 Nov 2021, 20:02:05 UTC

More supply chain and power supply strain:


Cryptominers Target AMD Ryzen CPUs for Their Big L3 Caches
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A new victim in cryptominers' sights...



Yet another cryptocoin bursts upon the scene...

We really do need to reign back this unrelenting electrical-power-to-money greedy grab (crypto-ponzi schemes) before we smash all the supply chains and burn up our planet all too soon.

Total madness all round?!


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Message 2090024 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 12:20:26 UTC

Don't call use we won't call them......
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59609998

A very dangerous bug - I hope nobody died as a result of MS's continued use of its customers/victims to do their alpha testing...
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Message 2090033 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 14:37:16 UTC - in response to Message 2090024.  

"I'm supposed to trust that a phone will do the main thing [it] is built for, and place the call, and let me speak to the human on the other end."
It seems "smartphones" are not so smart after all.
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Message 2090044 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 20:27:45 UTC
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Another millions of eyeballs bug ...
https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-lifestyle-software-apple-inc-aed3cc628fc602079b100757974c8f01
in the 12 hours since the bug’s existence was disclosed that it had been “fully weaponized,” meaning malefactors had developed and distributed tools to exploit it.


for those that have to deal with it
https://www.theregister.com/2021/12/10/log4j_remote_code_execution_vuln_patch_issued/
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Message 2090312 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 9:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 2090044.  
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Another millions of eyeballs bug ...
https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-lifestyle-software-apple-inc-aed3cc628fc602079b100757974c8f01
in the 12 hours since the bug’s existence was disclosed that it had been “fully weaponized,” meaning malefactors had developed and distributed tools to exploit it.


for those that have to deal with it
https://www.theregister.com/2021/12/10/log4j_remote_code_execution_vuln_patch_issued/

That is probably going to lead to some terrible ransomware attacks, during the X-mas holidays, when most IT security specialists, celebrate X-mas at home.
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