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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

Rosyna Re:Why Africa? (71 comments)

Extremely low density of vending machines in the US. Now, Japan...

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

Rosyna Re:password manager (191 comments)

Because otherwise it would leak passwords to insecure sites, in plain text.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

Rosyna Re:password manager (191 comments)

If they are using iPads with the latest version of iOS 8, they can just save the passwords using the keychain in safari with autofill (only works if a site is HTTPS, however)

about a week ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

Rosyna Re: Different things for different people (277 comments)

it has no utility for anything other than payments. The use scenarios other devices use NFC for (because they can't be used for payments due to carrier interference) are better handled by better technologies, like Bluetooth LE.

about a week ago
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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

Rosyna Re:Encryption (126 comments)

Apple doesn't even have permission systems.

Apple doesn't have a permission system? Have you used iOS? It has an excellent on-demand permission system. An app wants both location, camera, and microphone access? But you don't want it to have location access? Deny it! Only want it to have microphone access sometimes? OK!

about two weeks ago
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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

Rosyna Re:Good (126 comments)

Incorrect. iOS always encrypts all data with a master key based of secret data in the CPU. If you choose a pin/passcode, it is salted.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Rosyna Re:+1 for this comment (610 comments)

Not really up on this, are you? or know how to use an iOS device, do you?

You can only hide it if it is not on your device therefore, it is not taking up any storage space.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Rosyna Re: I've been on data roaming since last Monday... (610 comments)

Sadly, it does not automatically download. Even with automatic downloads on. It automatically appears in the list of purchases and automatically appears in iTunes in the Cloud (if you have that option enabled), but it didn't automatically download.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Rosyna Re:First world problems. (610 comments)

so choose not to add it to your playlists. Really simple. If it's not in a playing playlist, it won't play.

about two weeks ago
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Mining iPhones and iCloud For Data With Forensic Tools

Rosyna Re:Last link suspect (85 comments)

Just a note: iTunes does not store the credentials. In fact, iTunes doesn't need to interact with iCloud at all.

about three weeks ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

Rosyna Re:Military owned toweres (237 comments)

They are the new number stations!

about a month ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

Rosyna Re:The guidelines used to be paywalled (132 comments)

So if you can't id a user by any characteristics of the phone either (like device id or phone#), how can you create an external unique key to id the user in case he reinstalls? i.e. you effectively can't build an app that references your external server to provide data to that app?

(obviously not an Apple dev here...)

Correct. You're not supposed to. If a user uninstalls an app, ALL data relevant to the app must be deleted, including any UUID. UUIDs are keyed to a specific app install. There should be no way to uniquely identify a user across installs.

about a month ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Rosyna Re:The worst possible publicity for Apple (336 comments)

Have one absolute trusted password and one absolute trusted service. Encrypt all your site-specific passwords in there. Let the service fill out the passwords for you.

Make sure the service uses a Web of Trust style encryption so even defeating the password for the service won't leak any other data.

about a month ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Rosyna Re:The worst possible publicity for Apple (336 comments)

It's a little weird since a lot of the phones that took the photos aren't running iOS and some of the folders have Dropbox-specific files.

Don't use the same password on multiple sites!

about a month ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Rosyna srcset attribute (94 comments)

I thought we already had this with the img tag's srcset attribute. Do we really need a new tag?

about a month ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Rosyna Re:Ooh, ooh I know! (303 comments)

Well, of course it came from humans. There is no natural source of CFCs on earth. They aren't a naturally occurring substance.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Rosyna Re:Notify them (188 comments)

All this means is that companies like Apple and Mozilla happen not to have notified Microsoft of the infringement yet. So if you're worried about it, go tell Apple's legal department and Mozilla's.

Why should they have to? The store is supposed to be curated and given these examples, it's obvious it is not curated at all.

about a month and a half ago

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