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eBay Japan Passwords Revealed As Username+123456

ArsenneLupin Re:Hey (80 comments)

and whoever implemented the integration had the bright idea of hardcoding the forum password for everyone as username+123456, and then just having the eBay login page issue a hidden POST request behind the scenes to authenticate users to the community forum section.

... which means that even if the salt had been something else than +123456, it wouldn't really have been more secure, as that "hidden" POST request would have been present in some web resource (html, javascript) downloaded to the end user's browser...

about three weeks ago
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Titanium-Headed Golf Clubs Create Brush Fire Hazard In California

ArsenneLupin Re:First world problems.. (169 comments)

Somehow I don't think it's much of a concern in, say, Central African Republic, or Chad, or East Timor.

Are you sure none of those luxury hotels (for Westerns) in these countries have golf courses next to them?

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

ArsenneLupin Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Try something more mundane. All Champaign must come from that one little region of France. Sparkling wine from anywhere else can't be called Champaign. Your knee-jerk reaction is to call that a crock of bull, but the fact of the matter is that if a bottle says 'Champaign' on it, you get what you're used to. Other sparkling wines may be the same or better, but the Champaign mark hypothetically guarantees your expectations -- even if they are lower.

But virtually all sparkling wines still come in the typical champaign bottle shape...

about a month ago
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Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

ArsenneLupin Frist Snowden! (242 comments)

... then this!

about a month ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

ArsenneLupin Re:USA! USA! (519 comments)

Indeed. The NSA is not really spying on the public's private conversations or online activities. After all, if the NSA could get at these items, they were not really private in the first place, were they?

about a month and a half ago
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One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

ArsenneLupin Re:heh... (255 comments)

They were probably thinking of HIV, not syphilis...

about a month and a half ago
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One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

ArsenneLupin Re:This just in (255 comments)

... and the other half don't know the difference between average and median.

about a month and a half ago
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Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

ArsenneLupin Re:MtGox != BitCoin (232 comments)

Gmail already does sufficient damage to email as it is now, it doesn't even need to fail!

about 2 months ago
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Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

ArsenneLupin Re:Can someone explain this theft? (232 comments)

As far as I understood, the Mt. Gox' API had a hole, which allowed customers to withdraw money without it showing up in Mt. Gox's books. Some customers noticed, and overdid it so much that no money was left to honour the other (honest) customers' accounts.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

ArsenneLupin Re:weight of elevator is pulling up, not pushing d (374 comments)

If cars on the lower part of the ribbon are pulling it down, this means that slightly less ribbon will be above GEO point, leading to less ribbon available for counterbalancing the lower part. Which means an unstable equilibrium.

So, in order to prevent the whole thing from crashing down, there has to be a safety margin of extra ribbon above GEO, meaning some extra tension in the wire, even at ground level. That barge can't be too light-weight, or else it'll turn into a space-barge...

about 2 months ago
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Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

ArsenneLupin Re:weight of elevator is pulling up, not pushing d (374 comments)

Think about a foundation strong enough to withstand the pressures of a 100-200 mile high tower pressing down.

Connected to a platform in space, the mass of the platform is to spin with the Earth's rotation. Centrifugal force is actually pulling on the elevator 'cable'.

Actually, pulling up is much worse than pressing down... The cable would just rip the foundation out from the bedrock. So you'd need to drill really deep to suitably anchor this beast.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

ArsenneLupin Re:Flying pigs (374 comments)

Don't worry, Monsanto genetic engineers are working on it...

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

ArsenneLupin Re:Your reality check bounced (207 comments)

Most of us have cellphones which we can use to make personal calls and even access the internet...

... and in an open plan office, your nosy neighbour on the other side of the cupboard still overhears you call...

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

ArsenneLupin Re:Looking for a job on company equipment? (207 comments)

Years of using MS product GUI's have conditioned people to do a quick click through and accept everything so the default ends up trusting some proxy box as if it is the bank.

If people behave in such a way, they'd be vulnerable anywhere (cybercafé, airport, hotel or even at home (thanks to the many router vulnerabilities)), not just at their place of work. Microsoft, and Microsoft-induced behavior carry security risks. Deal with it.

However, what sets the workplace situation apart from the other scenarios is that if done properly, the employee would see no warning. Because the IT department included the employer's certificate into the list of roots trusted by the browser.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

ArsenneLupin Re:I should add (207 comments)

My entire point is that these devices remove any advantage of using https.

Obviously, if you used the guest Wifi, you'd use your own device, which would not be infested with the fraudulent root certificate of your employer.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

ArsenneLupin Re:I should add (207 comments)

With all the setups of this type I have heard of there is no opt out.

Worse than, the "SSL accelerator" box would now be responsible to check the certificate of the server, in order to be sure that there isn't a second man in the middle further down the road. But the thing is, how would it react if it encountered a bad certificate:

- if it rejects the connection, suddenly lots of low sensitivity sites which just have expired certificates, or which rely on the user to manually verifiy the fingerprint become inaccessible,
- if on the other hand it accepts (or doesn't check in the first place), we have the security issue outlined above.

about 2 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

ArsenneLupin Re:But... (341 comments)

A good thing the fifty Harleys were on tour at that moment, I'd have hated to read the headline "Angry bikers snapped off Google van's camera pole"...

about a month ago

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Luxembourg PM Juncker to resign over spy scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about 9 months ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg will hold new elections after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced he would resign following a secret service scandal.

Mr Juncker, Europe's longest-serving head of government, told parliament he would step down on Thursday."

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Resigns over Spying Scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about 9 months ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the small country's small secret services, who were alleged to have created a "big mess" by indulging in a spate of misconduct on his (or rather: Mister Mille's...) watch.

When will president Obama follow suite?"

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns due to old age

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "In a statement released by the Catholic Church, Benedict VXI said that “after having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
Hopefully the new pope (if there will be any...) will be more open-minded and tolerant of minorities"

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