404 – Sun Microsystems UK

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TadaoCern – Tadas Cerniauskas # I find the Van Gogh one to be scarily believable

TadaoCern – Tadas Cerniauskas.

BBC: Met Office three-month forecast was ‘not helpful’ # in other news, the Met Office has a ‘soul’

A soul-searching Met Office analysis later confessed: "Given that April was the wettest since detailed records began in 1910 and the April-May-June quarter was also the wettest, this advice was not helpful."

In a note to the government chief scientist, the Met Office chief scientist Prof Julia Slingo explains the difficulty of constructing long-distance forecasts, given the UK’s position at the far edge of dominant world weather systems.

via BBC News – Met Office three-month forecast was 'not helpful'.

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Sigh. A little more info would be helpful as to what has triggered this…

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It’s not that the guy won’t get up at 8am so much as he admitted to benefit fraud live, on-air…

Here: LISTEN: Jobless Man Who Won’t Get Up At 8am | LBC.

Bluetooth-Sniffing Highway Traffic Monitors Vulnerable to MITM Attack | The Security Ledger


Where have we heard this before?

But researchers from the University of California at San Diego and the University of Michigan found that the Post Oak system isn’t as secure as promised. The AWAM Bluetooth Reader Traffic System doesn’t use sufficient entropy when generating authentication and host keys that are used to secure communications to and from the devices. In other words: the supposedly random keys aren’t really random. That means a knowledgeable attacker could guess the host key of reused or non-unique host keys, then carry out a man-in-the-middle attack against the traffic monitoring system.

Shit Just Got Real

Twitter Updates for 2012-10-11

  • @dml Sorry I've a prior 🙁 #

Twitter Updates for 2012-10-10

  • The food at one Swedish school is "too good"? http://t.co/clkxO3yq #
  • Aha! Previous tweet courtesy of Bristol's @Matt_the_Geek # do link your blog to your profile #
  • @DrJennyWoods common hot water bottle, common duvet, common bed. #
  • @tankadams09 – I concur: Someone actually *believing* that would have to be truly inexperienced.
    /cc @whitehatsec @Computerworld #
  • @DrJennyWoods so no #rdggeek then ? #
  • @tankadams09 Sorry, I don't see the argument that you are trying to make ? Could you rephrase please ? #
  • @tref Say hello to the nice lady. #
  • @tankadams09 I think you are saying that the ".uk" domain name could be a curated "brand" domain to compete with Amazon. Which is nonsense. #
  • @tankadams09 1) If Nominet want .uk to be a "brand" then they will have to accept liability for their subdomains' activities #
  • @tankadams09 2) This would do nothing for actual security of these systems or their users; the number of XSS-able systems would not decrease #
  • @tankadams09 Given 1 and 2 then we are led to 3) this proposition is just a marketing exercise for a bad idea #
  • @redtwitdown Small child or "power user"? #
  • @tankadams09 What makes you trust some kitemarking "authority" more than, say, recommendations from a friend ? #
  • @tankadams09 http://t.co/TB0LkFfR #
  • @tankadams09 I go with "reputation" as primary metric of "safe site" but that's bound to an entity ("M&S") not location ("Oxford St") #
  • @tankadams09 Anyone can say that. See also:
    – key to success is direct reputation, not secondhand #
  • @tankadams09 Note the facility you desire – however dubious I think it – is already available from "trusted" vendors
    http://t.co/ZIgRxdNc #
  • @tankadams09 Trusted "URL identifier"? – that's called "monopoly power" #
  • @tankadams09 "free market economy" / "state monopoly" / "quango" / "trailing behind private industry" … #
  • RT: Nominet: a website by any other name would be more secure? – http://t.co/dSbWKKJF via @computerworlduk # MORE TO COME #
  • Wow, #Storify is horrifically easy to use. #
  • @dml I see it as an opportunity. #
  • Was going to do #rdggeek but feeling slightly under the weather and RFC2119 MUST be in fit state for the rest of the week. #
  • @SimonRWaters mmm? #
  • @glynwintle Thought I would start with the #TorProject evidence but the Facebook and Twitter content is so lulzworthy that I'm not there yet #
  • @DaveLevy All that stuff is day 2, linked from http://t.co/iPJ0kY1l #

Twitter Updates for 2012-10-09

  • 44ton truck v Motorway lane hogger – YouTube # Exceedingly rude commentary, caution for language, esp Americans… http://t.co/nDshYYiv #