Good job Bose

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I have a 50-year love-hate relationship with that company.  They started out with the clever idea of using cheap drivers for their loudspeakers and then, using active equalization electronics to compensate for the poor frequency response.  Under laboratory conditions, you can get a nice flat response this way but you are applying phase correction to an amplitude problem. The issue is that we use phase to determine the placement of sound in the "sound stage" - the auditory space in our minds. Violins on the left. Brass on the right if you listen to orchestral music. Using equalization messes this up biggly.

Bose equipment is used a lot in stage productions - theater, etc... but that is all done with a single channel of sound.  Monaural. There is no sound stage. Their stuff sounds good for casual listening but is annoying as hell for any kind of critical listening.  The guitar solo is not supposed to float around the stage depending on what note it is playing... Their initial consumer offering - the Bose 901 - invented the idea of "direct / reflecting" to side-step around this whole mess. 

. . . ANYWAY . . .

This wonderful story from Bleeping Computer:

Audio maker Bose discloses data breach after ransomware attack
Bose Corporation has disclosed a data breach following a ransomware attack that hit the company's systems in early March.

In a breach notification letter filed with New Hampshire's Office of the Attorney General, Bose said that it "experienced a sophisticated cyber-incident that resulted in the deployment of malware/ransomware across" its "environment."

"Bose first detected the malware/ransomware on Bose's U.S. systems on March 7, 2021," the company added.

The audio maker hired external security experts to restore impacted systems after the attack and forensic experts to determine if any of its data was accessed or exfiltrated by the attackers.

"We did not make any ransom payment," Bose Media Relations Director Joanne Berthiaume told BleepingComputer. "We recovered and secured our systems quickly with the support of third-party cybersecurity experts."

Good - got to love that last line: We did not make any ransom payment

Make it high-risk and painful for these bullies.

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