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Syncios and Android 5

I had to restore an Android contacts file. The restore copy had been made by syncios. I am not sure what version of syncios or android acted as the source, but the target was Android 5.2.2.

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Modern Monetary Theory

Modern Monetary Theory

I wrote about this on my blog, in an article called Modern Monetary Theory and returned to it over the last couple of hours. While I attributed it to Bill Mitchell, the papers I quoted and subsequent google searches point to L. Randall Wray and others. Wray’s book, Understanding Modern Money: The Key to Full Employment and Price Stability is dated 1998. 

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ISO 27001

ISO 27001

On ISO 27001, much of my work now requires an understanding of this standard, the gold plated standard for IT security, well I say gold plated, more accurately reasonable endeavours. I believe that it will become an essential part of the defence to charges that one’s failed to adequately protect data. Nothing new here yet!

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wannacry and W8.1RT

wannacry and W8.1RT

After the Shadow Brokers released the NSA treasure trove, it became necessary to determine which personal windows systems required remediation. All my windows systems have been upgraded to W10 and so would seem to be clean, except the Nokia tablet, running W8.1 RT. Intelligence says it should have been patched by Windows Update, and so I wrote an article about if I needed to augment Windows Update or not. Later research suggests that the payload could not run on ARM CPUs.