Russian cyber crime sends us crackers

The UK government has condemned Russia’s military intelligence service for a variety of cyber attacks in its routinely stern way, but at this point, we might as well be told about this kind of thing in playful autotune by a robot-dancing Theresa May.

It doesn’t do much for morale to know how hilarious these kinds of empty warnings must be to the GRU, whose organisation’s logo is literally a big, evil bat. It knows it can chuck our treasured Olympic cyclists’ medical records around and the worst blowback it can expect is a former fireplace salesman saying it doesn’t have any friends.

What should we be doing, then? Well, haven’t we got any hackers of our own to find some spicy kompromat on Vladimir Putin? Can’t we at least put a special department together to churn out some scathing deepfakes? We’re already a laughing stock, so it’s surely time to join Putin in the gutter with the dirty cyber warfare and at least have some laughs of our own.

We should be hitting him where it hurts: his pride – yet there’s not been so much as a successful meme of him since Putin on the Ritz, and that was over four years ago. Just thinking about that… is Putin on the Ritz why Russia’s giving the world such a hard time? Has anyone tried just apologising for Putin on the Ritz?

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What are your plans with regards to BlackBerry 10 devices and servers?
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Not sure on RIM's strategy,if any new promising(security) solution comes from Microsoft in release of the next exchange version for mobile sync, then RIM will have an impact.
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Current offerings is not scalable to the levels of agility and mobility options similar to android and iOS . Thank you.
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easier to implement droid or ios
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It seems ridiculous that we are being forced to purchase new licenses for a new version of the BES. Looks like a way to generate more cash flow for RIM>
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Good migration direction.
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Never more RIM
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I am using BES server but it's no efficient
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The truth is we really have not much choice... We know some users will want to try and experience the new BB10 models, so we'll have to support them. Also, even though we already have another MDM solution to manage BYOD iOS and Androids, we're not yet ready for Corporate iOS & Android devices... We really feel like RIM hostages...
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Blackberry is still the goto business device for our users.
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RIM will be out of business by 2015 anyhow...
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activesync, really?
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BB is getting left behind
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There are a sort of MDM solutions on the market which provides the security and controls we need without lock me in one vendor, as RIM does. Bye RIM.
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We do not see the point on carry on using BB as our main comunication platform when devices from Samsung provide an esier deployment and integration path.
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not in 2013 .. then we will see
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Not a chance will we replace the 900+ devices and continue to use a substandard system that will be completely out of business in less than 5 years. Android or iPhones will be our next direction.
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we'll see how the company is doing before recommending BES to clients, after 10 has done it's first round of patches.
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Too late Rim....good luck...
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Too late. We've migrated 2500 users off and will migrate remaining 3000 by end of year when we'll decommission BES. RIM: You obviously don't have the right product visionaries and architects working for you.
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Out of date and out of touch with modern appliances.
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With the current status RIM is in right now, they should offer competitive upgrade to their users and not squeeze profits from their remaining loyal customers. Otherwise, we may opt to transfer to other mobile solution
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Trial
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This will turn out to be more expensive...
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I am very concerned about the move to active sync and decrease in IT policy functionality, after all the security of the BES solution is its main attraction and differentiation from the rest of the mobile market.
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We just migrated. Hence, wait and watch
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I belive in BB
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We prefer Windows mobile to IOS or andriod
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Will divert to anroid or windows 8 phones
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Phasing out BB
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Customers are not sure about blackberry any longer and want to integrate some of the other mobile solutions along with BB.
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Moving from Notes to Exchange at the same time as having to move from BES 5 to BES 10 gives pause for thought. BYOD beckons strongly and may bridge us out of BB
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