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Comment Re:Intel will not allow MS a free hand... (Score 5, Insightful) 179

This Slashdot submission must hail from bizzarro world:

The summary is concise and has decent grammar

The blog post it links to raises interesting questions without shoving a viewpoint down your throat

It mentions Microsoft, but has no kneejerk M$ bashing

The blog post it links to has no ads!
What has happened to the real Slashdot?

Comment Re:Did anyone think it was secure anyway? (Score 5, Interesting) 94

Doesn't everyone with a clue use it via a VPN anyway?

Most people don't have publicly available RDP open. But there are enough Windows machines out there that even if a small percentage have RDP exposed, and only a small percentage of them aren't patched... there is still a metric shitload of vulnerable hosts.

Dan Kaminsky has done some scanning and extrapolation to estimate that there are about 5 million RDP endpoints exposed

Comment iiNet (Score 5, Insightful) 98

This is why I've been a a happy customer of iiNet for nearly a decade

When AFACT wanted ISP's to pass on copyright infringement notices to their users, Telstra, Optus etc were happy to roll over and do as they were told. iiNet effectively said "If you have proof of a crime being commited, take it up with the police. We're not here to have our customers harassed just because you say so". AFACT took exception to this, hence this trial

Comment Re:Okay, I have to ask... (Score 5, Funny) 389

From how I see it (and from what I believe to know about the mechanics involved)...

When a woman orgasms, her cervix dips into (depending on the position) pool of seed the man released, sucking it in.

Wait, this is how you think sex works? The man orgasms, sex continues, then some time later, the female orgasms and becomes pregnant?!?

If pregnancy depended on the woman orgasming after the man, the accidental pregnancy rate would be close to zero

Comment Re:reducing childhood obesity through healthy gami (Score 2) 80

why not simply go outside and play a REAL LIFE fucking game instead of some shite computer game if your concerns include childhood obesity....

in addition to burning more calories, using more muscle groups, and breathing fresh air, you will also learn to speak to and relate to other human beings, first hand, and learn essential social skills like co-operation and mutual goal seeking...

ffs

Posts like this make me wish there was a "+1: Troll" option

Comment Re:What good would the government do anyway? (Score 1) 101

I think you'll find most governments have been building "cyber" defence teams, which would be filled with people whose job it is to stay on top of security issues, attack techniques etc, and so you'd presume has as much if not more expertise than your average IT department.

Correct. Also, Power Plants, distribution grid etc are designated as "critical infrastructure", and they typically are given the benefit of government threat analysis and advice (on a "cost recovery" basis, so the government makes or loses no money in performing them). The scope of this advice extends to cyber threats (which are usually along the lines of "although you may not have heard of them, there are things called Industry Standards for IT Security. We suggest you begin looking at them")

Comment Re:Sounds fairly realistic to me (Score 1) 101

I agree. The scope of government intervention in the cyber world should not overstep its responsibilities.

Aussie government departments already provide cyber threat advisory to Australian business, and it's all out in the open.

-DSD (Aussie version of the NSA) provides cyber protection and advice to Australian government, and makes a lot of it's advice available for business to use

-The Attorney Generals Dept provides cyber security advice to Australian businesses and individuals

-Aus CERT does much of the same

The simple fact is most businesses have no idea about cyber security. The government tries to educate them, as do IT security industry such as SANS.

The government forcing cyber security down businesses throats would be the equivalent of using infantry to defend banks cash vaults. It's not their job, nor in a free democracy should it be

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