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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Falos Re:Oh great (546 comments)

It was deliberately simple for brevity. In fact, if you have a weaker (aka Explain It Like I'm Five) variant, that'd be even better.

rwa2 up there has an uncrackable clusterfuck you might prefer, though I don't really endorse leet-swaps, they're well-accounted for.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Falos Re:Many passwords just don't matter. (546 comments)

Password reuse (see XKCD#792) is risky behavior and having a throwaway tier is good security. Having multiple password tiers requires operational brain cells, though, so I put more emphasis on undoing the headache of symbol training that doesn't offer much protection anyway. Every attacker is accounting for swapped 'e's and '3's, folks, that doesn't help.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Falos There's a simple line (622 comments)

Taking erotic photos means the creation of controlled, owned data. Totally valid behavior, social norms aside.

Distributing it to a person or entity (sometimes more than one at once, ie recipient AND apple) means immediate forfeit of control, unless the distribution is conditional (ie NDA).

This isn't victim-blaming. In fact, I'd say the source point is even absolved of what the data does in the wild. She has no say (morally and mechanically) in what happens down the line, so I can hardly blame her. The source point can even vanish (ie die) and it makes no difference once it's In The Wild.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Falos Oh great (546 comments)

> asserting that a single point of ultimate failure is the most important technology
Yeah, it's important all right. Critical, even.

We're being awfully slow about teaching people to adopt passphrases. Simple, no number no symbol nonsense.

"rrrybgdts" is a nursery rhyme. It doesn't even have to be written on a sticky.

about a week ago
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Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

Falos Re:Intel Common Core i7 (238 comments)

1+1=3 for particularly large values of 1

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Falos Re:like the frenchie charged with "hacking by goog (716 comments)

Right, like social engineering up a password isn't "hacking" or any tech wizardry. There will be "unauthorized access" charges, though. You'll be accessing data that's designated as restricted by virtue of the password's barrier. Getting inside a designated-private wallet is also a no-no.

Even if AT&T put a pathetic sticky note of a label at the top of the page saying "This is private data and only Bob, Sally, and Jim are supposed to access it.", I would consider that a means of designating it a private document, even in located in a public space with absolutely zero security, and I would be much more comfortable with a charge of "unauthorized access".

In such a case you could still bust AT&T for negligence, if you like. Handling the goods/data of others means an obligation of security; the above paragraph only meets the much easier obligation of non-disclosure. As in, don't go telling everyone your customer's data. But their giveaway in 2013 didn't even meet that basic obligation.

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay

Falos Good. (144 comments)

I approve of this award. These are an invasion of women's rights. These are kids in need of protection. These are people who need SJWs facetweeting for them from coffee shops. Mark and Frank giggling about a 'dongle' across the hall is a first world problem.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Falos like the frenchie charged with "hacking by google" (716 comments)

> After having committed a hack against AT&T
Is this that thing where he looked at the public page that AT&T offered freely? And please don't equate it to yet another unlocked house door, which is still designated property. It was more like leaving your "private" shopping list posted on a Public Notices board.

I think weev is a fucking douche, but I won't let that turn me into a puppet that can have right and wrong blurred or manipulated. Or "misstate" his life details to advance my agenda.

> she opined that maybe forum moderation wasn't a bad idea
> suddenly, death threats
I'm sure I'll be burned at the stake for being a witch here, but maybe, just maaaaaaybe, I should listen to the voice of logic that's whispering "there's a rational gap here; maybe, just maaaaaaybe there's more to the story than this."

Or maybe there isn't. Hard to know. The more time that's passed, the more we're stuck with mere He Said She Saids. I'm sure there were assholes involved, at least.

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer. The BItTorrent BanHammer.

Falos Which is it? (2 comments)

> your local sub-net
> public WIFI

Which is it?

Whatever. I'm not saying I'm above using such a thing. But while I did I wouldn't hide in silly delusions of entitlement or justice or whatever to convince myself I'm not being a douche. The internet has enough nobility posers already, white knights and SJWs.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

Falos Re:Humans are not only not the only intelligence (152 comments)

Intelligence can be dangerous if not rounded out. Dogs probably look at us and think "If I had those, I would invent hand tools and make soooooooo much bacon."

It's a miracle humans got anything done after that mark.

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Falos Consent (191 comments)

"Consent to access" and even merely "display" the pictures, I could see. But to employ them, not so much, they don't have ownership. Isn't this the same country that champions imaginary property? They can view her "privately" written book she uploaded, they can even distribute the contents, but they can't fucking sell the book.

As for false identity and shit, I'm unimpressed that viewers (suspects) actually believed that a facebook account is a reliable anything. I swear, you go around as XxObama999xX and half these facetweets on their phones will buy it. I'm sure facebook's ToS prohibits this shit and there might be something about fraud or falsification, but unlike my first paragraph I have no doubt the powers that be are safely above the pedestrian fences, they'll probably even have "extracircumstantial accommodations" prepared in advance. Or loopholes. Whatever.

about two weeks ago
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Professor Kevin Fu Answers Your Questions About Medical Device Security

Falos Re:Can these devices cure Ebola? (21 comments)

Pandemic-level, sure. Extinction-level? I suppose if the surviving fraction (duh.) no longer resembles modern society, you could say something went extinct.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission

Falos What was it (236 comments)

FTA:

>An alternative to having the whole crew in stasis is to have one person awake for two to three days, then hibernate for 14 days. By staggering the shifts, no one person would be in stasis for more than 14 days at a time and one crewmember would be awake to monitor the ship, conduct science experiments and handle maintenance chores.

IIRC, one of the stories included in OSC's "Intergalactic Medicine Show" did something like this, but a crewmember wakes up to people missing or dead or something. Can't remember it well.

about two weeks ago
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Physicists Observe the Majorana Fermion, Which Is Its Own Antiparticle

Falos Re:What is there to say? (99 comments)

Hmm.

"Thanks science, uh, keep up the good work. Great job on that cure or medicine or whatever. But do call us when you get hoverboards worked out, doesn't matter what time it is, we'll come running."

about two weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Falos Stop (554 comments)

> The average smartphone is more powerful
[citation needed]

about three weeks ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Falos Duh (482 comments)

>A 2012 experiment by Jon Millward, a data journalist, found that men would have to initiate courtship and solicit meetings 17 times more than women

>The free iPhone app also allows women to passively wait around expectantly, but also be able to one-sidedly judge men's physical appearances and answers to the "Question of the Day"

k.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Falos Re:gtfo (724 comments)

> Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religious Millenarian group
Oh shit what. I'm going to enjoy reading this.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Falos Re:gtfo (724 comments)

> this hair-trigger reaction to anything thats not resounding support

If you're not with us you're against us. Duh. This is obvious so you must be misogynist AND ignorant.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Falos Re:gtfo (724 comments)

Oh god people are taking GP (me) seriously. I flopped into Poe's law, no question.

I will be explicit: I think Bobby's foul mouth is a matter for his parents and some wageslave GM to moderate. I do not think it's a critical issue. I think lawmakers should focus on "real" oppression, the kind where those who discover you endorse different ideals and beliefs will break your legs. Or maybe just kill your family.

Yes, I'm making the same point that I linked, but this FWC shit only gets attention because that's all our SJWs can reach from within facetweet on a couch. They're not following the people who tweet "lol just had my fish stall shot up because i'm in $religion's fishing guild, at least i'm alive, my goat is dead though #coexist"

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Falos Re:gtfo (724 comments)

You're quite right about the protection extended by the 1st am. Private channels can have any ToS, or none, or close the entire company at will.

You're an idiot parroting plebshit if you think "don't like it leave it" is a solution of any kind to broken policy, systems, management, tools, anything. That attitude leads to stagnation and decay, criticism and correction lead to progress.

I'm also crotchety about the overused "expecting different results from the same thing." That's pretty much the definition of chance. Or maybe statistics.

about three weeks ago

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