Her husband might have recently announced he was retiring from all public engagements from autumn this year but1, it appears Queen Elizabeth II isn’t taking her foot off the pedal anytime soon, both literally and metaphorically. On Sunday morning, the Queen was photographed behind the wheel of a Jaguar while driving from a Church service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW
Whizzing off in her ‘getaway vehicle’, the 91-year-old looked like a modern day Charlize Theron in The Italian Job (kind of), as she was snapped cruising through Windsor alongside her security guard, days after her grandson, Prince William, announced he was seeking damages and a ‘very significant fine’ from a French publication2 which published images of a topless Kate Middleton on holiday in 2012. Of course, it didn’t take long before the internet caught sight of The Queen behind the wheel and, basically lost its sh*t: ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW
With a penchant for driving, ever since her days serving as a mechanic in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during WWII, the Queen has been snapped on several occasions with the wind in her hair and she burns some serious rubber driving through the Scottish Highlands and around her six lavish royal residences. And who can forget that time the Queen reportedly jumped in the front seat to give the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia a driving tour around Balmoral Castle, knowing all too well women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia? If we could high-five the woman, we would.
In the Saudi ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles’s memoir, Ever the Diplomat, he brought this story to light, revealing:
- ^ he was retiring from all public engagements from autumn this year but (www.elleuk.com)
- ^ seeking damages and a ‘very significant fine’ from a French publication (www.elleuk.com)
Life is short .
Have an affair .
Write insecure software
Some of the application-specific tokens Szathmari found in the Ashley Madison code
A ten minute search by a security bod has provided some hints about the coding errors that might lie behind the now-infamous Ashley Madison hack.
While the author doesn’t make the specific claim that these mistakes lie behind the Ashley Madison hack, it hints at the kind of inattention that opens sites to attack.
The London-based blogger, security consultant Gabor Szathmari, writes1 that the Ashley Madison source code contains AWS tokens, database credentials, certificate private keys and other secret credentials .
In particular, Szathmari singles out the AWS tokens as a serious risk, since once the Impact Team had made its initial breach, lateral movement between systems would be easier and probably helped lead to the full breach.
The developers also seemed to share World+Dog’s dislike for long passwords, since Szathmari says he found many database credentials between 5 and 8 characters long, with only two character classes.
Other dumb mistakes included Twitter OAuth credentials, the private keys of SSL certificates, and various application-specific tokens, all stupid things to store in-code.
If you happen to be a site operator, it might be a good time to check your own code tree.
Police increasing number of drivers they pull over to check for drink and drugs
POLICE are increasing the number of motorists they stop and search for drink and drugs this month, as part of a summer campaign running throughout the country.
Officers and the roads policing unit will also be using a new drug impairment test to detect if someone has drugs in their system by breathalysing them at the roadside, as well as testing for alcohol.
With the summer weather, barbecues, festivals and football games, more people will be enjoying a drink or two, so police want to persuade motorists to not drink alcohol before getting into a vehicle.
Last year s campaign saw 388 motorists in Wiltshire stopped and 11 per cent of those tested positive for alcohol at the roadside.
Inspector Steve Cox, tri force head of road policing unit, said: The message from us every year is perfectly clear. If you take a chance on drink driving, you will be caught.
This summer, with involvement and support from the public, our aim is to reduce the number of people who consider getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, added: As the days get longer and lighter people tend to relax more and tend to drink more. However Wiltshire Police will not be relaxed in their action to tackle drink and drug driving this summer.
The number of fatal collisions this year is lower than the same period last year but Wiltshire Police is dedicated to continuing their work to keep Wiltshire roads safe because every death is a tragedy and especially if it could be avoided.
On Tuesday there will be a drink and drug driving event in partnership with Wiltshire Council at Trowbridge town centre.
There will be a crash car display and drink drive simulator for members of the public to see.
Road policing officers will also be there to talk to anyone who has any questions about road safety.
Anyone concerned about someone they believe may be drink or drug driving should call police on 101, and select option four for the drink drive hotline and give as many details, such as vehicle details and direction of travel.