Bioware and the EA Pattern

Bioware fitting a pattern In early May reports surfaced that Bioware Montreal, a division of the long-established game studio acquired by EA in 2007, has been relegated to a ‘support’ studio following the fairly disastrous release of Mass Effect Andromeda earlier in 2017. This has caused some concern that Bioware’s days are numbered, due to […] The post Bioware and the EA Pattern appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

June 6, 2017
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My June Vote

I must repeat what I said before the last general election in the UK: I shall not vote. I dismiss as absurd the thoughtless claims that I have a duty to vote. I do not. I have a duty to follow my beliefs, to stand for what is right and to criticise what is wrong. […] The post My June Vote appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

May 30, 2017
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May must be out in June: our last chance

Let’s not beat about the bush — Britain was tricked into voting for Brexit by an establishment determined to break Brussels’ interference in its increasingly hard-line and authoritarian policies. Theresa May is implementing that determination. There could be no IP Act nor Digital Economy Act if the ECJ has any say over UK laws. The […] The post May must be out in June: our last chance appeared first on…

May 22, 2017
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WannaCryptor Afterthoughts…

…Not that we’re exactly in the post-WannaCryptor era yet. But forgive me if you’ve heard enough of the saga of the ransomware ESET calls Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D (after just a few days, I certainly have). Craig Williams, of the company Gigabyte IT Solutions on St. Helena, mailed me wondering about my take on the issue.* Here are a […] The post WannaCryptor Afterthoughts… appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

May 17, 2017
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WannaCryptor: XP, Win8, WinServer 2003 patches

Even XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 systems can now be patched against the vulnerability exploited by WannaCrypt. Patching is highly recommended! The post WannaCryptor: XP, Win8, WinServer 2003 patches appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

May 13, 2017
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Did democracy win with Macron? Doubtful

My first thoughts on Macron’s victory were that democracy had prevailed. But second thoughts made me wonder. We’re too accustomed to thinking of democracy in old-fashioned Left (socialist) and Right (fascist) terms. Democracy is the peoples’ decision anywhere between left and right. But there is a new (or at least only recently so overt) political […] The post Did democracy win with Macron? Doubtful appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

May 8, 2017
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Artificial Intelligence in the Real and Virtual Worlds

Artificial Intelligence and Games While most of the tech media’s ‘next big thing’ buzz is still focused on VR, that technology is beginning to settle into the early days of its role. Gaming and technology blogs will soon be looking for a new source of excitement. With some of the recent products and demonstrations, it […] The post Artificial Intelligence in the Real and Virtual Worlds appeared first on ITsecurity….

April 25, 2017
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All Hands to the Pump (and Dump)

A few years ago, even before I started working directly with vendors in the security industry, ‘Pump and Dump’ scams were a major nuisance. Here’s a description from a paper Andrew Lee and I wrote after I started working with ESET. Pump and Dump (or Hype and Dump) mails are designed to inflate the value […] The post All Hands to the Pump (and Dump) appeared first on ITsecurity. Source:…

April 19, 2017
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