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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

Coniptor Re:Including Slashdot? (396 comments)

It isn't documented any where and I can't recall where I first learned of it because it was years ago but you can get TLS on Slashdot.
Once subscribed and logged in it should transition you to TLS, at least it does for me.
If it does not you can force the matter with Noscript.

Off hand has anyone noticed Noscript unblocking Google analytics and other domains and certain other analytics domains with each new update?

I also use the Calomel TLS grading extension for Firefox.
Slashdot has been graded Red for years. Dice just upgraded the cert a couple of days ago and it is now graded Blue with PFS. Not Green but at least it's not Red anymore.

about a month and a half ago

WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

Coniptor Re:Telegram (93 comments)

Please google OSI and look into "Open Source" that's a capital O and a capital S!
Please also google FSF and look into "Free Software".
Again a capital F and a capital S.
The capitals !@#$@!# matter!
Public Domain does not == Open Source, There is no such thing as open source.
Or are you just trolling!?

Public Domain is public domain. Copyright has expired or been forfeit in order to put it, what ever it is, into the public domain.
With Free Software and Open Source software someone holds the attribution to the rights of the work.

about 2 months ago

Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

Coniptor Re:HTTPS Everywhere (206 comments)

You are correct that they do not come right out and say that in the faq. I'm not sure if they did in the past.
However in the FAQ at:
At section Subscriptions with question:
Why subscribe to Slashdot? Can't I read for free?
You find the link:
That takes you further down the page with more details where as you said it does not mention this.
*It is an unmentioned plum.*

While you are logged into your account observe on the upper right where I expect you have your Slashbox.
If you don't then go enable it.
With that enabled you have the default content that goes in your Slashbox and it lists your current Karma.
Mine has been Bad since I think about 2007. Haven't seen a mod point sense.
Below Karma you have three links:
Journal Subscription Account

Subscription is this link:

Where in you read:
Absolutely nothing about this!?
Hrm. I could have sworn I read about this and didn't just figure it out on my own.

Okay they either covered this before and removed it. Not sure and don't know why they would do that.
Or I read this in a post several years ago and just assumed everyone I've been reading complain about this just didn't want to subscribe.
I subscribed a few years ago and wanted encryption and also had trouble with this feature due to redirects.
I resolved this by putting
in my forced HTTPS NoScript settings and then added
into the whitelist for the never force https list.
Anytime my session/cookie expires I put in slashdot.org/my/login and then get redirected to a https slashdot url.
Hope that helps you and many others and that they don't degrade this for some reason!?

about 3 months ago

Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

Coniptor Re:HTTPS Everywhere (206 comments)

They want you to pay to use https.
If you subscribe and login you can browse with https urls for as long as your session cookie is remembered/hasn't expired.

about 3 months ago

Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

Coniptor Re:Server Name Indication (148 comments)

Not positive this would resolve the issue but maybe a iframe with sandbox parameters as applicable. I think I've read you can do this. Not sure though.

about 6 months ago

5 Years Later, 'Do Not Track' System Ineffective

Coniptor Re:EFF's Privacy Badger (254 comments)

Bad side effects: Forces DNT:1 header regardless of firefox preferences set.
Examine ip-check.info to know why this would matter.

about 8 months ago

5 Years Later, 'Do Not Track' System Ineffective

Coniptor Re:True (254 comments)


Window Name Eraser for chrome.
Nothing for Firefox as yet.

about 8 months ago

Google Offers Encrypted Web Search Option

Coniptor Re:Localization? (288 comments)

I was using their http://www.google.com/ncr for the I believe national character recognition and just changed it to https://www.google.com/ncr which was leaving the https secure site and going to their regular unencrypted site with the "Go to {_nation} Google".
I found it only works when I don't use /ncr and use only https://www.google.com/
Modifying Firefox's search function works as well. Just don't use /ncr and possible the /intl/kbcode/ strings.

more than 4 years ago

I love the free speech of Slashdot

Coniptor heh (2 comments)

Memorable quotes for
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) More at IMDbPro
Doc: [being introduced to Romeo] They call me... FUCK... ASS!
Romeo: [hesitates for a moment] How ya doin, fuck ass.

more than 4 years ago

Google Street View Logs Wi-Fi Networks, MAC Addresses

Coniptor Re:Ma Bell (the original) (559 comments)


NOT *everyone* knows how to hide their SSID, configure WPA2 AES, setup RADIUS, with TLS and or *radius* mac filtering, and setup a hotspot to guarantee AAA.
Configuring even *ONE* of these is a direct indication that those who didn't setup and **OWN** the hardware HAVE NO FUCKING BUSINESS interacting with the device PERIOD!


more than 4 years ago

New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

Coniptor Re:Good thing (949 comments)

This should be moderated Insightful +5

more than 4 years ago

Is Hushmail Still Safe?

Coniptor Re:this has been the case all along (264 comments)

This only applies to the web based client.
If you use Thunderbird or any other mail client then the account+domain.tld are in the mail headers as the From: instead of the pseudonym address because you can't login to the servers with a client unless you use account+hushdomain.tld in which case it IS your From address regardless of if that's what you want or not. They use postfix and cyrus just like I do but I believe because they are using virtual domains you HAVE to specify your full login account information. So your last point ONLY applies if using the web front end and not a client. THIS REALLY SUCKS!

So what do you do if your NOT interested in paying for business class internet connectivity to allow in bound and out bound mail ports for HOME use because your NOT running a home business!? Without exceeding the cost your currently paying for Hush's service?

more than 6 years ago


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