Data Center Knowledge reports on a USD 45 million contract to Affordable Solar in New Mexico, generating power for a Facebook Data Center.
So El Reg has spoken to Dr. Ian Levy, the chief technical director of GCHQ. And Levy goes:
“If you call it an advanced persistent threat, you end up with a narrative that basically says ‘you lot are too stupid to understand this and only I can possibly help you – buy my magic amulet and you’ll be fine.’ It’s medieval witchcraft, it’s genuinely medieval witchcraft.”
He pointed out that a UK telco had recently been taken offline using a SQL injection flaw that was older than the hacker alleged to have used it. That’s not advanced by any stretch of the imagination, he said.
So there you have it. It’s not an APT. It’s you sucking at running an IT organisation.
So this exists. You can play it on an emulator, or try to make an actual physical floppy and run it on the real thing.
The dot Post: »Modern computers have multiple layers of caches between the processor and main memory. Algorithms which effectively use these caches can be orders of magnitude faster than those that don’t. Damian looks at how using slices can make your inner loops more cache friendly.«
Operations matter. I know the Hipster crowd does not like to hear that, cloud or not. But reality has a way of making itself heard, whether you like it or not.
So some sysadmin deleted the wrong folder, which in itself should not be a problem.
While in most countries suspects cannot be forced to give up their passwords in order to give law enforcement access to data that could be used to indict themselves, it appears to be perfectly legal to force people to use biometric data to unlock said devices, Appleinsider reports
The Council of the European Union discusses the “problem” of Carrier Grader NAT, and would like to see all Ip address logging and storage extended to port numbers, as well as all NAT state tables to be stored and preserved, in order to be able to resolve Internet accesses to subscriber identities, says Statewatch.
Among that horror stories such as
For example, back when we first made sure ASLR was working for Firefox on Windows, many AV vendors broke it by injecting their own ASLR-disabled DLLs into our processes.
and many more.The advice is
Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except, on Windows, for Microsoft’s).
(Written on Mac OS 10.11.6, because…)
This is in a way the opposite of the Windows Update Blues: A Stratus computer in a steel factory in Michigan is being shut down after 24 years of uninterrupted, fault-free service. The machine was installed and started in 1993 (Windows 3.1, Jurassic Park), and has been running since.
I did a talk about high availability solutions of various granularity as part of a computer science lecture on High Availability and Operating Systems some time back then, and Stratus as well as other coarse grained HA solutions were things papers were being written about at that time.
Of course, we are doing things differently these days, and
This system runs an older version Stratus proprietary VOS operating system, which Hogan believes hasn’t been updated since the early 2000s.
is no longer an acceptable thing in todays environments. So while it works, it’s still no longer viable.