Sometimes it's not that simple to fix bugs, a lot of other applications depend on systemwide features, so you cannot change the workings (if they have followed the API as it was intended) to fix security bugs. It also has to be tested thoroughly, and that just takes time. And as I say, some 'bugs' maybe aren't even fixable due to how the API works.
Also this team are a bunch of hypocrites, because they have extended publication beyond the 90 days of google software themselves..
It's a security flaw, but it doesn't mean it's an actual bug, it may work as intended, but is now seen as a potential security threat.
How is this possible in the EU where it is mandatory to use USB for charging phones and tablets.
Well, some players can't play a shooter with a joypad if their life depended on it. These are more likely the people who (also) buy such adaptors. I have a fragfx and a another 'mouse' for the PS3 to play shooters, as I just cannot get a handle on using the controller. And I do want to play such games on a console, so I have to resort to using controllers like that.
And to be honest, I've seen more than enough people playing with controllers who are much better than people with their KB/M combo.
But there is no reason why a console cannot support KB/M directly, and developers just have to activate the support. Most standard engines like UE4/Unity/CryEngine have it built in, even on consoles, but they (most of the time) don't let you define your own controls, even though the engine has all support for it. Would love to be able to just assign my own buttonscheme for my joypad as only being able to select from a few standard layouts..
and the next thing you read is that it will take years before it's actually production ready.. And by that time there will have been new advances being made in batteryland..
How many times in the past have we read that some professor/university has created a much better battery, and how many of those have actually been made already....... none....
So take this news with a barrel of salt..
two problems, first why was his laptop stolen from his car (which makes me believe he left it on a seat and not secured in the trunk (as most employers and insurancecompanies demand), second, how did he know that person was actually the one who stole the laptop, maybe she just got it as a present not knowing it was stolen. So why posting her name/info on other boards and friends before just actually getting her information and giving it to the police..
If she didn't steal the laptop, he might even be sued by her for doing what he did. So next time before you go publicly accusing someone, you must make sure you're 100% sure the other person was actually the one who stole the device.
And then also, if he's a security expert, how could that person even log into his laptop.
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