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New Moxie Marlinspike Tool Cracks Crypto Passwords

D3 Who uses MS-CHAPv2? (71 comments)

I was there and he answered this in his talk. There were hundreds of VPN services that still supported using it. He pointed out that iPredator (VPN service for the Pirate Bay) ONLY supports MS-CHAPv2. The ubiquity of use and support has created a loop where people keep using it (another point of his talk).

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Provisioning Internet For Condo Association?

D3 CALEA (257 comments)

Do your research on CALEA and the impact of you becoming a provider to people.

more than 2 years ago
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Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

D3 Re:Shocked. (851 comments)

He should become Amish. They don't need any phones.

more than 2 years ago
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China's Cyber-Warfare Capabilities Overstated

D3 Cyber-cold war (140 comments)

We have been in a "cyber" cold war with the Chinese (and others) for years. The recent theft of IP at RSA and many other companies is due to reasonably sophisticated persistent malware (advanced persistent threat in marketing terms) that can take a medium size business months to eradicate with outside professional help. Basically, there is a lot of information gathering going on and a lot of theft of things the US tries to restrict the Chinese from acquiring. To underestimate their abilities, goals, and motivation is foolish. To think we are being any nicer to them is absurd.

more than 2 years ago
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How often do you put pen to paper?

D3 Re:grocery list on the fridge (241 comments)

I use an iPhone app for my grocery list. The list is created on a web site for the app and then synched to the phone. It sorts everything by aisle so I don't have to wander around looking for things or backtrack because I put them out of order. It took maybe an hour or so to create the initial list of items based on a store listing provided at the front door. It cut my time to do my weekly shopping from 1 hour down to 30 minutes.

about 3 years ago
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Does China's Cyber Offense Obscure Woeful Defense?

D3 It has already started (132 comments)

There is not a cyber 'cold war' brewing. It is already happening. I've seen it at the company I work for first hand. The Chinese are infiltrating and stealing everything they can copy the bits of from US corporate infrastructure. Most companies don't even have the awareness to know they are infected. They believe having a firewall and Anti-Virus is protecting them. Anyone who thinks the US isn't doing the same things to China is just being willfully ignorant.

more than 3 years ago
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I back up personal files...

D3 Wife's iPhone (266 comments)

I went to update my wife's iPhone to 4.3.1 from 4.1 the other day. It locked up into 'recovery mode' and she had not backed up pictures/videos since October. Thankfully I was able to find a tool, iRecovery which allowed me to get it to boot the old firmware again and mount the USB partition to pull all the pictures of the kids from Christmas, etc. Backing up is now more important to her.

more than 3 years ago
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Firewalls Make DDoS Attacks Worse

D3 Re:Would you rather (217 comments)

And have fun managing the firewall on each individual box vs. a centralized firewall. If you are a big enough target to get DDOSed at 100Gbps, you aren't running free tools.

more than 2 years ago
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Firewalls Make DDoS Attacks Worse

D3 Re:Would you rather (217 comments)

So how do you manage said web server if port 22 or 23 are not open? How do you do your backups or network storage connections? There will always be other services available on the server. The firewall stops the outside world getting to port 22 while you on the inside still can. Typical firewalls these days can sling packets at speeds of over 1Gbps. But the DDOS is running at 100Gbps. A DS3 only gives you 45Mbps. But they want to blame the firewall as being a bottleneck? How many businesses have pipes to the internet capable of 100Gbps, firewall or not?

more than 2 years ago
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Firewalls Make DDoS Attacks Worse

D3 Would you rather (217 comments)

be taken offline by a DDOS or have your web server compromised by an exploit that has unfettered access to it? A DDOS will only cost me revenue while I'm not available. Having my server hacked will cost me downtime AND recovery costs. A real security person would take a risk based approach. In this case, the risk to other damages (i.e. server compromise, theft of credit cards, loss of customer confidence) is much higher than the risk of being down due to DDOS. I think Arbor are now making it onto my list of companies to avoid.

more than 2 years ago
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The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech

D3 Re:BAD idea (206 comments)

There is a huge difference between creating something that will blow up your lab if you make a mistake and something that will live and grow outside of your control if you make a mistake. Also, with most Chemistry sets you can't get enough materials to do really dangerous stuff. Most of the bad chemicals are all under strict control or oversight. But the tools to make dangerous biologics don't have the same controls over them right now.

more than 3 years ago
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The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech

D3 BAD idea (206 comments)

Having worked as a research assistant in a mol bio lab, this scares the hell out of me. I don't want people creating the next super bug in their garage. Responsible research labs follow protocols about dealing with the bio-hazardous waste they generate. What happens when your neighbor releases his new organism by accident? And do we really need 'home brew' for this? If you want to study this stuff, go to school for it!

more than 3 years ago
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Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

D3 Re:180,000 years (662 comments)

Assuming it takes 100 years to build everything we need to make this flight, by the time you get there it will be 178,570 years after the group that took 1000 years to build the matter/antimatter ship finished their project.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Create Real Tractor Beams

D3 not a real tractor beam (111 comments)

They use this to PUSH particles around, not PULL them.

about 4 years ago
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NSA Director Says the US Must Secure the Internet

D3 Protection (250 comments)

I think it would be more accurate to say we need to protect ourselves from the Internet vs. we should protect the Internet.

about 4 years ago
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Computer Vision Tech Grabs Humans In Real-Time 3D

D3 One step closer to... (110 comments)

The Running Man!

more than 4 years ago
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What Are the Best Valentine's Day Stunts?

D3 Proposal (470 comments)

I don't remember if it was Valentine's Day but there was this geeky guy on Slashdot who proposed marriage ON SLASHDOT! Wonder how that turned out for him.

more than 4 years ago

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D3 D3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago 'Given their record in the security area, I don't know why anybody would buy from them.'

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D3 D3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago "no amount of objective explanation could stand against opinion, whether it be informed or uninformed ..." -Amit Singh

Fed on a diet of "isn't everything terrible," many began to idealize the past and reject the present. -Unknown

On the question of marijuana use, Bush says, "Do you want your little kid to say, 'Hey Daddy, President Bush tried marijuana; I think I will.' . . . I wouldn't answer the marijuana question. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried." -Excerpt from a conversation between George W. Bush and former advisor Doug Wead.

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