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Information Security Expert

In depth experience in banking / retail transaction technology, with focus on devices, multi-tier architecture, and security (PCI, ISO stds).

Long term software designer, with periodic stints in systems administration (Solaris, Linux) and infrastructure troubleshooting (Windows, Solaris, Linux).

Specialties:

Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Change Management, IT Governance/Audit, Product Development, Infrastructure Hardening

Long term research:

  • Information Security policy: staff use, compliance, governance, legislation, privacy, and disclosure
  • trend analysis: IT corporate, office productivity software, mobility, encryption, and biometrics.
  • Mozilla Firefox (browser): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (email), Mozilla Lightning (calendar): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux); libical / calsify library code; RFC 5545 (iCalendar) and RFC 5546 (iTIP) standards
  • Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice, Open Document Format (ODF): development, end-user support, testing, and cross platform (Windows, Linux)

Feb
26
comment take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2
Did you try with 4.4.2 (KitKat+). I have had no issues with my Nexus 7 (2013). Can you provide more details of what you are actually trying to achieve? (not just use USB-OTG)
Feb
26
comment take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2
The Nexus-7 (2013) 'razor' was released with 4.3 (JSS15Q). There is no official 4.2 or earlier versions.
Jan
9
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
27
awarded  Yearling
Jun
29
comment Remove unneeded 'system apps', and notifications (tool)
Can you provide a better explanation? I can do the cumbersome method, and don't need to 'root' the phone. What can I do, after I 'root' my phone?
Jun
29
asked Remove unneeded 'system apps', and notifications (tool)
Jun
14
answered How to separate the two pieces of the AC adapter for Samsung tab 2 7.0
Jun
5
revised What exactly happens when I use Kies to perform a “Firmware upgrade and initialisation”?
corrected spelling, correct sentence construction
Jun
1
revised Water damaged Nexus S turns on and runs but has unresponsive touchscreen
edited body
Mar
30
answered Water damaged Nexus S turns on and runs but has unresponsive touchscreen
Jan
25
comment How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?
Is this a first generation (custom Android 2.3 / 'Gingerbread') or second generation (custom Android 4.0.x / 'Ice Cream Sandwich') Kindle Fire device?
Jan
4
awarded  Fanatic
Jan
3
comment MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions
The timestamp issue should be raised as a separate question. It is mostly the old 'push' / 'pull' problem, with the recipient host not honouring the (remote) timestamp. This can be circumvented by copying 'from', instead of 'to', the target location.
Dec
31
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
I've tried most of these. They don't seem very stable ,and do not generally work for Samsung devices.
Dec
30
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
Thanks. I get prompted (for MTP or PTP) when I plug in an SGS3 Mini (with 4.1.1). It connects (but does not work) under Nautilus/Ubuntu 12.10. But for my Samsung Tab2 7.0 tablet (with 4.0.3) I have no USB settings (except enable/disable debugging). My PC does not even detect the device attached.
Dec
30
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
Which version(s) of Android do these work for?
Dec
29
comment Can't explore files on my Sony Xperia U using my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop
Is this (particularly udev syntax) for Ubuntu 11.x, or latest (12.10) ?
Dec
29
answered Can't explore files on my Sony Xperia U using my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop
Dec
7
comment Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7
It is the same issue raised, but I was saying needs to be closed as duplicate. However, suggested answers for one may work for the other ..
Dec
4
awarded  Caucus