Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Submission + - Quicken Bill Pay is No Longer Safe to Use (perens.com)

Bruce Perens writes: I don't usually make security calls, but when a company makes egregious and really clueless security mistakes, it's often the case that the only way to attract their attention and get the issue fixed is to publicize it. This one is with Quicken Bill Pay, a product of Metavante (not Intuit). It's from personal observation rather than an expert witness case, and the company has been unresponsive through their customer support channel.

Comment Re:I've noticed that, but something else interesti (Score 1) 154

that my brain essentially shuts off

Does your brain shut off, or does it simply divert to another task like paying attention to the road? Your attention is a finite resource. Trying to figure out where you are is at odds with you manoeuvring a huge metal can on wheels through a dynamic obstacle course.

Comment Re: Maps technology is lost... (Score 1) 154

People are lazy. If they don't have to think about something they won't.

It's not that people are lazy, it's that people have finite attention and need to divide it among a whole lot of tasks. Quite often I find myself glad that I don't need to do something complicated like read place names and signs while trying to navigate a busy road.

Comment Re:God vs Computer Programmers (Score 2) 362

It's apparently ignorant and backwards to believe that God created the universe, but quite forward-thinking and intellectual to think a computer programmer did.

Nope. It's ignorant and backwards to propose a theory that exists with fundamental loopholes that will always prevent it being disproved. It doesn't matter who your mythical skydaddy is.

Comment Close tabs? (Score 1) 207

Real men let the tabs close themselves. Typically after you get more than 1200 of them open and your computer runs out of all available RAM and the entire OS craps itself and then reboots. THAT's the way manly men close tabs.

And the really manly manly men then restore the previous chrome session when the computer is back up and running.

Comment Re:Huh? I use these all the time. (Score 2) 207

IT'S STILL NEEDED

Nope. It's WANTED. Not needed. There's many ways to close tabs.

Clearing cookies is rarely needed as well

This IS needed. It is a form of user protection. There's no other option to clear cookies other than this.

I'm sure the real reasoning behind this is to pad their usage stats.

I'm sure the reason for this is removing a rarely used option that there's no point in maintaining the code in the menu for, or in the underlying system.

Comment Re:There is at least one big difference (Score 1) 362

Energy and the rules about creation of new energy are contained with the Universe. We have no clue how this would function outside of the Universe. Maybe there's an infinite supply of energy there - more than enough to spawn billions of Universes. Maybe the normal rules of physics don't apply (quite likely, actually) and creating a Universe winds up kicking off a process that spawns two more Universes. I'm not sure how testable any of this is - that's a question for physicists - but you certainly can't discount a multiverse because it would use up all the energy in the Universe.

Comment Re:Yeah, the bubble will pop long before that (Score 1) 372

Your solution is politically impossible while the race baiting left exists.

My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.

But I'm sick of writing the same thing over and over again so in liew of me replying again let me just reply to your next comment in advance:

My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.
My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.
My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.
My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.
My solution is employed by most of the western world and much of the eastern as well.
Your problem is solved by raising the education standards for the disadvantaged at a lower level.

Comment Re:Just do it. (Score 1) 320

On what evidence? gut feeling? How about some actual data if you're going to speak for everyone?

Sales figures, and general lack of outrage anywhere other than tech forums. The absence of data is data in itself in our hyper bitchy everyone blogging about everything they hate world.

(for my case at least) its bullshit.

I do agree. As someone who uses a PC for controlling mechanical devices in many cases the ability for a system to update and shut itself down is most definitely bullshit.

Ahh I see you have personally polled 99% of readers here about this?

See my reply above. Are you saying that 99% of Slashdot readers don't complain about updates? Your UID is too low for me to ask "are you new here?"!

Comment Re:Color Management (Score 1) 63

but even if they're quite different they can both reasonably be called by the same name if they do *something* having to do with managing colors.

Which means that Android could be introducing a new paradigm that was never seen before (e.g. the still non-existent universal colour management on the OS level). Which makes it a bit silly to compare it to anything if your scope is so large.

Point is the same. The colour management as introduced in BOTH Apple ][ and Windows 95 is nothing that could reasonably be called colour management. Hell both systems were unable to cope with screens being attached from each other thanks to the standard gamma difference.

What I *think* will happen? Universal output colour management baked into graphics stack. It makes sense given the use of OLED displays in this market which each vendor needs to arbitrarily de-saturate thanks to it being a much better technology than the standard LCDs displaying the sRGB gamut.
What I *want* to happen is that Windows wakes up to the 21st century and introduces something similar (can't comment on the lastest Apple stuff)

Comment Re:They're going to lose a lot of good people. (Score 1) 290

What has that got to do with my comment, or yours which I replied to. I'm just pointing out that the stock price is not an indication of the health of a company, and when taken in isolation without exploring the rest of the industry it can't be taken as an indication of how good a business did.

Slashdot Top Deals

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.

Working...