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Submission + - Trend Micro exposes all your passwords and allows remote code exploit (

Gumbercules!! writes: A Google security researcher has found that Trend Micro Password Manager not only trivially exposes all passwords it stores to anyone who can get you to click a crafted link — but it also allows them to execute, without prompts, any code they like on your machine. By default.

What appears to be worse is in the conversation between Tavis Ormandy from Google and Trend (, several glaring problems with security were uncovered that show just how little genuine security thought was put into a product released by a company whose probably one of the world's largest security vendors.

Comment Re:It's almost like a fetish (Score 1) 288

True, if you call two people from Microsoft licensing for an answer you'll get three answers. And none of them will overlap.

Given the explosion of corse on a processor, I'm not inherently against the concept of charging by core - as long as the price is reasonable. From what I can see elsewhere on line, however, it doesn't look reasonable.

Also, only including storage replicas in Datacentre was a huge mistake that will basically kill any chance Microsoft had of getting into storage.

Comment I agree (Score 4, Interesting) 121

As an ex-Windows Phone user, I said many times I would have stayed on the platform if I could (reliably and safely) run Android Apps (I'm aware of the work over at XDADevs to make this happen but I don't want to have to get my app APKs from Russia - I want them from the Play Store). I actually quite liked the OS of Windows Phone - it was quite powerful, smooth and frankly, feature rich (mainly because it had to be, because there were no damn apps for it). If I could have Android apps - and they worked well and safely (you know... for Android) I'd call that best of both worlds and come back.

Comment I went XBox One. (Score 1) 375

Depends on your kids. Personally, I got the XBox One primarily because of Kinect; I wanted something that would encourage physical activity along with playing, rather than just sitting on a couch. Unfortunately, my kids are probably too young for anything other than Nintendo (4 and 7) - Xbone games are really aimed at older people. So they basically just watch Netflix on it. A nice thing I've set up is facial recognition (which works extremely well) so they can't watch Netflix unless the XBox first sees my face.

Also, I am a Windows 10 guy (which I know just lost me 100% cred on this site), so the integration between XBone and Windows 10 is nice. I know others will bag that it's based on Windows but personally, I use Windows - like a lot - so I can actually (theoretically - I don't actually do it) play my Xbox games on my PC and sync the same accounts, photos, etc. without effort. That's nice.

Submission + - New anti-piracy law in Australia already being abused (

Gumbercules!! writes: A small Australian ISP has received a demand that it block access to an overseas website or face legal action in the Federal Court, in a case in which a building company is demanding the ISP block access to an overseas site with a similar name. This case is being seen as a test case, potentially opening the way for companies and aggregated customers to use the new anti-piracy laws to block access to companies or their competition. The ISP in question has obviously been selected because they're very small and have limited financial capacity to fight a legal case.

Comment Re:Seems unlikely to be effective (Score 1) 81

Which is not a lot of comfort to the guy who got both his arms bitten off, in Western Australia ( It doesn't really matter if the shark considers you a preferred meal or not, once it's taken a bite out of you.

Comment Disaster waiting to happen (Score 4, Insightful) 85

The biggest problem is shown in the ABC article in the summary. At this time, ISPs are starting to do it but in a grace period (until April 2017). 84% of ISPs are storing data in plain text, right now, because of the "costs" of encryption. 61% of ISPs have applied to be permanently exempt from encrypting this data. Just looking at this, you already know this shit is going to get stolen. You just know it. Some ISPs will certainly have this data directly accessible from their corporate LANs and some will even have it accessible from the internet. You know it without even needing to be told. Because this shit happens all the time. Many of these ISPs will not have done much to get ready and they'll have shoddily made, inhouse systems that were made as quickly and cheaply as possible. So it's a certainty that this data is going to get stolen. And when that happens, who knows what information will be leaked, that someone really didn't want leaked. It'll make Ashley Madison look trivial.

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