That they cooperate with law enforcement as legally required, but don't hire informants.
At the least I expect them to fire the employee. I also expect them to try whatever legal wrangling they can to ferret out all the other informants and fire them as well.
It's a huge black eye to the company. They've always been known to be scummy as far as pricing and diagnosing issues goes. If they're also associated with the FBI to this extent they may lose even more business.
On a minor side note, if the informant's name's been revealed I doubt he'll be able to get work in a technical field outside of law enforcement or government contractor.
Plus, the embedded and process control people are still new to this whole "security" thing. Stuxnet and the IOT security disaster should be proof enough of that.
No really, I'll bet you good money that if you go to any large plant or refinery and hook into a data bus you'll see large amounts of un-encrypted traffic. That's the data keeping machines and tanks from exploding.
> Example, the Telephone poles and the underground pipes that handle the cabling are public property.
Umm, the entire fight about the one touch make ready legislation is the telephone poles **are not** public property. They are owned by the telcos. Who make it as difficult as possible for a potential competitor to use them.
If you're suggesting that the government should use eminent domain to forcibly purchase vital public resources to allow competition, then I agree. Combine that with one touch make ready rules and competition becomes possible.
> But, do you want to have the government get access to the birth certificate you have stored in your bank safe deposit box because someone who rents one on the other side of the vault MIGHT be storing marijuana in it?
If I were a company using one of these products I'd be rather unhappy.
Businesses, especially ones large enough to have this software, tend like stability and abhor risk. Especially in core infrastructure.
It's why they're willing to pay so much money to Oracle for something that free products do just as well. Corporate inertia means they're not willing to face the possibility of breakage when moving to a new back end.
PwC is relying on their products being so complicated and integral to companies that no one will switch. Unfortunately, they're probably correct. However, this may prevent new businesses from using their software. Plus, companies will implement stopgap measures, like stopping using the fancy features of the software that requires extra connectivity. Not a good way to keep customers in the long run.
The trick is to explain to the CFO that hacks to such a system don't just mean theft. If they understand that an SAP system hack means potential securities fraud they start paying attention.
These devices are meant to be used by smartphones away from home, but the manufacturers don't want to pay for infrastructure. Home routers have a feature, called UPNP, to allow devices to punch through the Network Address Translation (NAT) layer and become accessible to the public internet. These devices use that feature.
Turning off UPNP will not protect you if someone is close to your house in person, but will prevent the attacks talked about in the article.
It's actually worse than that. The EU has, historically, relaxed it's privacy protections when dealing with US companies. The NSA leaks have caused them to now lean towards a "all EU data must be on EU soil" policy.
The big problem with this lawsuit is the data is on EU soil, but the US wants access to it without going through the EU. If the US wins the EU may go one step further and everything to be under the control of an EU company. A company that the US can not compel to divulge data.
This actually wouldn't be too big of a deal for Microsoft and other big companies. Sure it wouldn't be easy, but they'd basically set up subsidiaries in the EU to deal with it. The problem is any US company that stores user data would be required to have an EU subsidiary with at least one employee. Not exactly easy for things like a one man startup.
Yeah, the normal game costs $60. The collectors edition costs $140. I'll grant you that I really want that sucker, but it's a hard buy at that price point.
Minkind Divided also has microtransactions. Heck, one of the key issues people have is the in game digital goodies are gone after being collected. Start a new game and you have to buy them over again, with real money.
I saw this in Rome. A patrol would come through and the vendors would all grab everything. When the police were gone everything was back in place. It's so strange to us country folks. I've lived in a city of 300k people, and street vendors were the exception not the rule.
Germany doesn't have the 1st Amendment, but they are part of the EU, which has some free speech protections.
It is the primary duty of every US judge to determine if a law is in compliance with the constitution. This was deliberately set up as a check and balance to prevent a simple majority from becoming tyrannical.
From things like this it certainly looks like German judges don't have that ability.
I was going to buy one of these, but not with that attitude.
Can anyone recommend a good competitor? I'm in need of something like the nano as a PGP keystore for my laptop. It needs the standard features, wipe on too many bad attempts, and anti-tamper protection.
Youbikey would have worked, but they didn't make it easy. Well, now to do research...