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Reinventing the Axe

BeTeK Re:Neat (217 comments)

Well at least for Finnish guys you have to learn it during army. When camping at woods you really have to know how to make firewood.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

BeTeK Falcon BMS (669 comments)

I have recently started playing again Falcon 4 BMS with my friends... It's such a blast. Granted learning curve is really steep in that game but the multiplayer is such fun and still there is no dynamic campaign like that in any modern game.

about 6 months ago

AMD's Kaveri APU Debuts With GCN-based Radeon Graphics

BeTeK APU Name (123 comments)

In Finnish kaveri mean buddy. Quite fitting name :)

about 7 months ago

The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

BeTeK Re:Internet costs in Australia (318 comments)

Well in Finland we have 17 people per km2 and about everywhere you can get 100/5 mbit cable for 40 eur per month. I pay 20 eur per month for 100/10 mbit fibre.

about 10 months ago

Antivirus Firms "Won't Co-operate" With PC-Hacking Dutch Police

BeTeK Hmm (97 comments)

I think hacking has one big downside compared to traditional phone tapping. It is possible person being hacked can detect this and make counter measures against it OR even supply false information. For police standpoint I would consider information gained through hacking very unreliable.

about a year ago

MPAA Executive Tampers With Evidence In Piracy Case

BeTeK Re:And... (156 comments)

In Finland we don't have jury trials. There is judge and 2 or more lay judges who decide the matter in hand.

about a year ago

Hard Drive Revenue About To Take a Double-Digit Dip

BeTeK Re:optical disks still cost less then usb keys in (269 comments)

I have already ditched all internal optical drives of my computers. I have one usb dvd burner/drive in case if I need one.

about a year and a half ago

How Verizon's 'Six Strikes' Plan Works

BeTeK Hmm (505 comments)

After few notices they will make sure that dl'ers are not found dl'ing any illegal stuff. For example by using vpn's.

about a year and a half ago

Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

BeTeK Re:I wonder (1051 comments)

nitpicking but fair enough

about a year and a half ago

Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

BeTeK I wonder (1051 comments)

I Wonder how often these kind of conversations are held inside of a corporation and never see light of day. At least GNU movement is candid and open about the kind of mishaps.

about a year and a half ago

ElcomSoft Tool Cracks BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt In Real-Time

BeTeK Re:Key theft != cracking encryption (268 comments)

On side note Arch Linux encrypts the hibernation file also if you do root encryption with arch linux wiki instruction. On resume it will ask pw for decryption.

about a year and a half ago

Report Warns That Censorship Will Not Stop Terrorism

BeTeK Terrorism (101 comments)

I call this report as terrorist reports since it would suggest to take more lenient approach against it :D

about a year and a half ago

How Some Chinese Users Bypass The Great Firewall

BeTeK Re:Technical professionals? (58 comments)

Yup, I was in china in a conference few years back and bypassing the firewall to get to the facebook was as simple as ssh -D 1234 And then setting browser proxy setting correctly.

about a year and a half ago

400,000 American Homes Have Dumped Pay TV This Year

BeTeK About TV (333 comments)

Although I come from Finland I have noticed a trend with young people, they don't own TV anymore. All have computers that they use to watch stuff from the net but no TV. Now national TV channel is forcing everybody to pay license even though you don't own TV. I guess it was reaction to declining license collection rates.

about 2 years ago

French Court Frowns On Autocomplete, Tells Google To Remove Searches

BeTeK hmm (343 comments)

I have a thought. Google can block France completely...

more than 2 years ago

Should Social Media Affect Your Creditworthiness?

BeTeK I Wonder (344 comments)

I Wonder what if you don't actually have any of those accounts. For me I don't have twitter or linkedin accout at all.

more than 2 years ago

P2P Traffic Drops 10% After New NZ Law

BeTeK Type of traffic (110 comments)

p2p traffic down 10%. vpn traffic up 10% :D

more than 2 years ago

France Outlaws Hashed Passwords

BeTeK Re:Summary is COMPLETELY WRONG (433 comments)

Yeah I think so that this is viable solution but as always when adding complexity possible attack vectors increase.

more than 3 years ago

France Outlaws Hashed Passwords

BeTeK Re:Summary is COMPLETELY WRONG (433 comments)

It is still completely possible for Google to use hashed passwords to authenticate users and only "save" the plain password in a "write only" file (text or separate database) with the unhashed passwords...

Yes, but this is stupid and really gets rid of the point of having the hashed password in the first place. Now you have two copies, and even better if you hack the french data you start potentially having information necessary to recover passwords from other more secure countries. As for the 'write only' file, seriously? the only write only file is /dev/null, if you can read it at all there's the possibility that it can be read by bad people - that's what a security breach is... I suppose you could use a printer and print them all, if there's no digital way to read it then it would have to be a physical security breach, but the cost of compliance?

Well in fact you CAN create write only file. Simply make private/public key pair and store public key in the server (the one that you can only encrypt data). Keep the private key on safe location away from the server. So now server can write to DB with public key but it's imposible to decrypt it and when officials want data they can pull private key from usb stick for example and decrypt it.

more than 3 years ago


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