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Oxford Temporarily Blocks Google Docs To Fight Phishing

RedACE7500 Report Abuse (128 comments)

As an email system administrator for a Canadian university, we also see Google docs being increasingly used for phishing. We've also noticed Google's response to abuse reports has also improved considerably. If a few people submit an abuse report on a form, it will now usually get suspended in a matter of hours, where it used to take over a day. Unfortunately, those first few hours are the most critical when it comes to reacting to phishing.

about a year and a half ago
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Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

RedACE7500 AMOLED? (424 comments)

Power is more of a concern on mobile devices and mostly dark/black displays will allow AMOLEDs to turn off some pixels to save power and extend battery life.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Re:Better Question... (301 comments)

You gave an example of a broken setup to demonstrate how a working setup doesn't help much?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Re:A warning (301 comments)

Hope he likes updating his resume.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Re:Good idea, but too much trouble in the real wor (301 comments)

For short term outages, sending servers will queue messages and try again later. You can avoid long term outages like this one by having redundant Internet connections from different providers.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Re:Better Question... (301 comments)

You don't have to choose the record. The ISP just has to ensure that the PTR for an IP resolves to a name, and the A for that name resolves to the original IP. The name can be completely up to them and doesn't even need to reflect the domain for which you're sending mail. However it should avoid using a name that makes it appear to be a dynamic IP, which some receivers may penalize you for.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Re:Better Question... (301 comments)

Both ACs below seem to agree.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

RedACE7500 Better Question... (301 comments)

What reason would anyone have to be running an SMTP server without a PTR record?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Plugs Hole That Lets You Remove Any Website

RedACE7500 Re:I really wish... (116 comments)

1. Log in to your Google Account
2. Search for Experts Exchange
3. Click on the result for Experts Exchange
4. Press Back on your browser
5. Click "Block all www.experts-exchange.com results"

more than 3 years ago
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Mathematics Museum To Open In Manhattan

RedACE7500 Entrance fee (80 comments)

Visitors must pay $3.14 to enter.

more than 3 years ago
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There Oughta Be a Standard: Laptop Power Supplies

RedACE7500 Re:Study Design a Must (482 comments)

It's a common flaw with most laptops that they eventually stop working when not plugged in.

more than 3 years ago
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There Oughta Be a Standard: Laptop Power Supplies

RedACE7500 Bulkier devices, less battery life (482 comments)

The reason for custom batteries is often to make them fit within the available space of a device while minimizing dead space. Apple has even gone so far as to mold their gel batteries inside the case. By making them non-removable they 1) save space by not needing a hard-plastic case to protect the cells, 2) minimize dead space by being able to shape the battery as needed and 3) can get longer battery life by being able to fit their custom-shaped batteries into a larger percentage of the device. I'm not an Apple fan-boy, but I thought this was pretty cool.

more than 3 years ago
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Tracking Bracelets for Autistic Kids and Senior Citizens

RedACE7500 Good luck keeping it on (92 comments)

I have an autistic brother and there's no way he'd keep this on. Autistics have heightened sensitivity and many couldn't stand wearing a strap around their wrist all day.

more than 2 years ago
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Soldier Re-Grows Leg Muscle After Experimental Procedure

RedACE7500 Re:Quick- (141 comments)

House already tried this. Next comes the tumors!

more than 3 years ago
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What LulzSec Logins Reveal About Bookworms, and Passwords

RedACE7500 Re:Are you sure? (136 comments)

You re-use the same password for multiple sites? Good to know. How would you like to register for a free account on my site?

more than 3 years ago

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