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Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

CreamyG31337 Re:Question i have Roboform (114 comments)

It's all saved on your PC/Mac/USB stick unless you purchase a yearly RoboForm everywhere licence and tell it to sync to the cloud. I think that's the only way to use it from a phone as well.

about 6 months ago

Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

CreamyG31337 I doubt this is even true (191 comments)

xPrivacy on my phone shows that Swype did something called "requestLocationUpdates" 10 hours ago. Some other GPS related stuff also happened 10 hours ago.
"requestLocationUpdates" is like a subscription, so any app on the phone that stays subscribed to that will get updates whenever the phone OS thinks the location has changed. Since we don't know what parameters this was called with, we can't even say if it's going to trigger GPS to switch on. It probably doesn't, based on my excellent battery life.

about 9 months ago

Nokia Announces Nokia X Android Smartphone

CreamyG31337 Re:i have to ask (105 comments)

not on their windows phones with locked bootloaders

about a year ago

Jolla: Ex-Nokia Employees Launch Smartphone (MeeGo Resurrected)

CreamyG31337 *sigh* (141 comments)

Actually, as an experienced MeeGo developer, this just makes me sad because they won't sell one to North Americans. Nokia did this to us with the N9 too, but at least they sent me a developer device. These guys still haven't released the official GSM/LTE frequencies it supports for some stupid reason, so I don't even know if I should bother trying to import one.

about a year ago

Landing On an Asteroid Might Cause an Avalanche

CreamyG31337 Re:Empirical results differ (35 comments)

Eros is not a rubble pile. I hate quoting wikipedia, but "The asteroid 433 Eros, the primary destination of NEAR Shoemaker, was determined to be riven with cracks but otherwise solid. Other asteroids, possibly including Itokawa, have been found to be contact binaries, two major bodies touching, with or without rubble filling the boundary."

about a year and a half ago

China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

CreamyG31337 Yeah, whatever China. (209 comments)

The Mandiant report was pretty damning.
"In over 97% of the 1,905 times Mandiant observed APT1 intruders connecting to their attack infrastructure, APT1 used IP addresses registered in Shanghai and systems set to use the Simplified Chinese language."
Oh, sure, it's probably just random hackers that really like that network...

Here's an update:

about a year and a half ago

Nokia Abruptly Closes Application Store In China For N9

CreamyG31337 Re:That email is suspect (66 comments)

A "Scam"? Seriously? People with 600+ posts on forums don't post lies for fun, and the 2nd guy replying stating that he got the same email pretty much proves he's not the one getting the email.

more than 2 years ago

Nokia Engineer Shows How To Pirate Windows 8 Metro Apps, Bypass In-app Purchases

CreamyG31337 THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PHONES (268 comments)

So quit saying wp7 / wp8 is "broken". Windows 8 is NOT windows PHONE 8.
If you write a windows phone app, it can't modify other app's data or storage.
If you use tools to upload or download files (like a database) from the device directly, you still can't touch stuff outside of the folder of your app.

more than 2 years ago

Jolla Mobile Set To Launch Its Sailfish OS Today, Signs Deal with Finnish Telco

CreamyG31337 Re:Great! Another mobile OS! (74 comments)

It can run android apks and supports qt/qml and html5, so actually will be one of the easiest devices for developers to target. If they get this OS running on devices other than phones, that's a nice bonus for developers too! I'd say it's already a developers dream since that UI demo was shown on an n950, a devkit thousands of developers already have.

more than 2 years ago

The Story of Nokia MeeGo

CreamyG31337 Re:N9 is still my favorite phone to develop for (125 comments)

Running, like from a users point of view?
Why do they care?
It's good for developers, though. There's lots of open source software that expects x11, now to port it all you have to do is change the window size and maybe set a few flags to make it fullscreen. Maybe write a double buffer extension using pixmaps because nokia removed the one that is supposed to be in x11. If you're writing a new app, there's lots of other frameworks available on the n9 that wrap all the x11 stuff away so you never see it, so it's really not that painful. The important thing is we have some options, if Nokia didn't basically tell everyone that this phone was discontinued the minute they shipped it, developers would have invested a lot more in the device. Maemo devices are real 'hacker' devices, I don't know why, but we have unofficial apps and clients for all sorts of things that just don't happen on other platforms.

more than 2 years ago

The Story of Nokia MeeGo

CreamyG31337 N9 is still my favorite phone to develop for (125 comments)

The phone itself is running x11 which is really great for porting apps to it. You get to use c++ and the great qt framework and extensions for pretty much everything, with the option of doing the UI in QML (a javascript based framework). You get to use deb packaging which you either know already or doesn't hurt to learn. If you use the qt creator sdk it does all the dirty work for you, but you can develop without it and just use the scratchbox environment instead if you prefer. Services run with upstart. The xterminal and related developer tools are already compiled and hosted in nokia's repositories, one click to install everything. The fcam camera api allows raw shooting and manual aperture and focus. Gnome tracker indexes your messages and music. The nolo bootloader can be set up to dual boot to another OS. I look forward to the new Sailfish OS promised by Jolla, I have faith the guys writing it are the ones behind some of the well designed N9 OS, and won't make it any worse. I tried windows phone 7 and you're not even allowed to run background services, let alone run your own code without paying a $99 fee.

more than 2 years ago

Backdoor Found In China-Made US Military Chip?

CreamyG31337 Re:Requires Physical Access (270 comments)

That's why they write a worm to look for that JTAG interface, and hope it arrives at the computer they are programming the firmware on the chips from. Or just find or steal a 'deployed device', it's not like drones and missles aren't launched into enemy territory. Apparently this bug/feature is in ALL Microsemi/Actel hardware, so there's plenty of targets.

more than 2 years ago

Backdoor Found In China-Made US Military Chip?

CreamyG31337 Re:No details. Nothing to see here. Move along... (270 comments)

From the draft paper's conclusion:
We investigated the PA3 backdoor problem through Internet searches, software and hardware analysis and found that this particular backdoor is not a result of any mistake or an innocent bug, but is instead a deliberately inserted and well thought-through backdoor that is crafted into, and part of, the PA3 security system. We analysed other Microsemi/Actel products and found they all have the same deliberate backdoor. Those products include, but are not limited to: Igloo, Fusion and Smartfusion. The PA3 is heavily marketed to the military and industry and resides in some very sensitive and critical products. From Google searches alone we have found that the PA3 is used in military products such as weapons, guidance, flight control, networking and communications. In industry it is used in nuclear power plants, power distribution, aerospace, aviation, public transport and automotive products.

more than 2 years ago

Pirate Bay Promotion Attracts Over 5000 Artists

CreamyG31337 Re:blocked by court order (124 comments)

Probably you can just use another dns server like opendns or google, and as an added bonus your browsing will be faster too. google's are easy to remember: and If you have a router just stick it in there once and you're done.

more than 2 years ago

Pakistan Bans 1600 Words and Phrases For Texting

CreamyG31337 look at some of the stuff they banned (356 comments)

NIGER (the country??)
SIX SIX SIX (yeah cuz someone is gonna spell out numbers?? why not ban 666 then)
WHITE TRASH (is this a problem over there??)

more than 3 years ago

MeeGo 1.2 Released

CreamyG31337 Re:Check out the N9 teaser video (76 comments)

I should mention that this is the "developer device", there's another one without keyboard that is faster or something. Nokia employees are hinting like crazy.
It could be the one from the Red Steel trailer.

more than 3 years ago


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