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Edward Snowden Says NSA Engages In Industrial Espionage

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:*Not* news. (212 comments)

Actually, no, the German BND is one of the very few who doesn't. At least that's what they say.

about 6 months ago
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Groups Accuse EU Parliament of "Caving In" To Pressure From Business and US

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Act NOW! (58 comments)

We need to act now on this!

privacycampaign.eu

This data protection directive is probably the most serious and important thing for net politics ever. It will very much determine the direction of the world, data protection wise. Not only for the EU, but the world and not only for the next 15-20 years but probably forever.

If we now manage to get a strong data protection law in the EU, US companies will have to learn to deal with it and will have far less problems with data protection consumer rights in the US as well.

A strong data protection law builds the basis for fighting all other laws that endanger freedom and privacy. Be it SOPA, PIPA, CETA, ACTA or TPP like treaties, be it CISPA and cybercrime laws, be it a PATRIOT act, forward data retention, 6 strikes, you name it. A strong data protection law is the basis to fight all these Very Bad Things(tm) and if we don't get the momentum in the civil society to stand up now and fight for the right for privacy, all will be lost.

Europeans: keep wirting your MEPs within the next two months. Call them and send them FAX letters. Make sure they know that civil society will rise if they screw it up, like we did with ACTA.

Here you can phone your MEPs for free! Prepare yourself to go onto the streets again.

Time schedule:

  • 20. February 2013: Vote in ITRE
  • 21. Februar 2013: Vote in EMPL
  • 18. - 19. MÃrz 2013: Vote in JURI
  • 24. - 25. April 2013: Vote in LIBE

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Fails Antivirus Certification Test (Again), Challenges the Results

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:This is why (228 comments)

Sorry, but last time I checked, which happened to be last weekend, MSSE found exactly one "threat" on my Win PC, which was EICAR(!).

Kaspersky detected 280+ threats, mainly Metasploit components but Kaspersky also found threats within the Quarantine of Symantec.

about a year and a half ago
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Austrian Man Raided For Running Tor Node Exit

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Any proof? (5 comments)

It's in the Austrian media now and the warrant was published:

http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/12746-hausdurchsuchung-bei-grazer-tor-betreiber.php
http://derstandard.at/1353207809363/Vorwurf-Kinderpornografie-Razzia-gegen-Grazer-Tor-Betreiber

warrant busblished as by Ars Technica: http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Beschluss.png
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/tor-operator-charged-for-child-porn-transmitted-over-his-servers/

about a year and a half ago
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ToorCamp: Adventures In an American Hacker Camp

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Developing Pioneers (20 comments)

Now that I found a photo from that exchange Microsoft shirt, probably the last one of its kind, I wonder where I have lost my anti-RIAA/MPAA shirt (the one on the very right with a Mickey Mouse silhouette)?

Hands up, who else still owns that shirt?

Excuse me, I have to dig in my wardrobe chest for that shirt now.

about a year ago
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ToorCamp: Adventures In an American Hacker Camp

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Developing Pioneers (20 comments)

I have to say I hated that "Microsoft" lettering on the wristband, which is why I covered it in duct tape. I even got an "Exchange Microsoft" t-shirt in nice Microsoft orange at Hal2001 that I brought with me for nostalgic reasons and guess what - I was not brave enough to even wear it!
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Then again, one of the corporate whore uber hackers from my village was employed by M$ and as I really liked him, so I didn't want to risk insulting him.

about a year ago
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ToorCamp: Adventures In an American Hacker Camp

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Toorcamp2012 was great! (20 comments)

Next on my hacker camping shedule: Ohm. Observe. Hack. Make.

See you all there (or on 29c3 in Hamburg)!

about a year ago
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Three-Strikes Copyright Law In NZ Halves Infringement

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Mr. President (202 comments)

If you can't blog, tweet. If you can't tweet, like. But by all means, keep sharing.

Ingenius KimDotKom Video/Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MokNvbiRqCM

Now excuse me, I'm off to fight CETA.

about 2 years ago
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Augmented Reality's Disruptive Potential

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Bad Example (126 comments)

Please Mod Parent up!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Connect Scheme For a 2-ISP Household?

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:What I did. (206 comments)

And one time, at downtime, I wrote this really long enlightening commentary on Slashdot and when I hit the submit but#carrier lost

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Connect Scheme For a 2-ISP Household?

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:What I did. (206 comments)

For example, I enjoy playing poker tournaments. One of the tournaments I play on a regular basis starts at 00:00. At around 2 a.m. my ISP seems to choose his preferred downtime windows as this is out of his support window. I can't even call my ISP and complain at that time.

I currently circumvent these downtimes that might occur once every month or so by switching to my iPhone hotspot. But on the one hand side this means loosing at least two or three hands. This is especially cruel if I happen to have great cards and have just bet a significant amount of chips and then my line goes #carrier lost. On the other hand side this compromises my VPN solution that I implemented to circumvent the human rights violating data retention laws in my county.

I am sure there are other sane reasons for private redundant internet lines if not for the disturbing moment where your lolcats video starts to hang or where your wanking is suddenly interrup#carrier lost

about 3 years ago
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Facebook Facial Recognition Raises New Privacy Concerns

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Facebook Privacy Concept is Flawed... (159 comments)

This is just wrong. There is the possibility to suspend your account; however facebook has also added the possibility to permanently delete your account. I just tried it: logging in with my old fb account informs me that the email address I entered is not associated with any accounts. My account is deleted, once and for all.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Facial Recognition Raises New Privacy Concerns

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Re:Facebook Privacy Concept is Flawed... (159 comments)

Sure, anybody can social engineer your friends into telling them private information about you. However, the big difference here is the tool (Facebook) that enables the attacker to automate this process in the form of a self replicating social engineering worm affecting millions of users without you having to be specifically targeted by a social engineer.

Do you see the problem here?

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Facial Recognition Raises New Privacy Concerns

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Facebook Privacy Concept is Flawed... (159 comments)

...since it depends on the commons sense of all your friends. What could possibly go wrong?

I permanently deleted my facebook account a few weeks ago: a worm was spreading very fast through facebook and for over a week I could not notify facebook about the issue.

The worm spread via event invitations containing a link to a site that social engineered the people into copying Java script code into their browser so that it would steal their account credentials and propagate further. And facebook does not provide you with any means of contacting anybody at all, let alone from the security team! Instead, you are dependent on those buttons that let you report inappropriate messages or such. Only those event invitations did not have such buttons. I wasted dozens of hours trying to notify them about the scheme but finally gave up and deleted my account.

I learnt one thing: the privacy concept of facebook is fundamentally flawed as your own private data that you share with friends and family is dependent on the common sense of these friends. It needs only one of them to be stupid enough to follow complex procedures of copying JavaScript code because they think they could find out who viewed their profile or such to completely compromise your privacy.

I for one am outta there. And if you look closely enough, you find a hell of a lot worms and security vulnerabilities in facebook.

more than 3 years ago
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Doom Ported To the Web

I)_MaLaClYpSe_(I Died while playing (248 comments)

It was awesome until the game crashed in level 2 on me:

Error: R_DrawColumn: 201 to 205 at 58
FAILURE in loop iteration: SDL_Quit! :-(

Can't even load my savegame. But thanks for the nostalgic glimpse into old times. Ahh, those were the days...

more than 3 years ago

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