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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Scutter Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (230 comments)

Which is why "split-tunnel pretty much kills the whole point of using a VPN".

3 days ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Scutter Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (230 comments)

All the companies I've worked for didn't allow a split-tunnel VPN from corporate laptops.

Split-tunnel pretty much kills the whole point of using a VPN.

Depends on what you're doing. I allow a split-tunnel into my home VPN because I use that VPN connection strictly to access internal resources remotely. I have no need to route all my web traffic through my home connection when all I want to do is SSH into a box, or copy a file off a network share or something like that. When I am on the road and on an untrusted connection, I just VPN into the home network and run RDP and use the remote machine to access online banking, email, or other services.

Sorry, I thought we were talking about corporate networks and didn't think it was necessary to describe all the different ways in which a VPN might be used.

3 days ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Scutter Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (230 comments)

All the companies I've worked for didn't allow a split-tunnel VPN from corporate laptops.

Split-tunnel pretty much kills the whole point of using a VPN.

3 days ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

Scutter Really? (125 comments)

'Rachel From Cardholder Services,' was a large robocall scam the agency took out in 2012.

Are you sure about that? Because I still get calls from Rachel and friends several times per week.

5 days ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

Scutter Do you feel safe yet? (310 comments)

Gotta keep those conviction numbers up to justify your DHS endowments. What matter if you destroy a few lives in the process?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Settles With No-IP After Malware Takedown

Scutter In other news... (83 comments)

...an unnamed small Nevada hosting provider was the subject of an intense and unannounced BSA audit on Thursday...

about two weeks ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Scutter Re:Guam is in the Maldives now? (176 comments)

Yes, "arrested in Maldives" is one of the two conflicting stories I mentioned. I have also seen stories that said that he was arrested in Guam. The Maldives story seems to be coming from the Russians.

about two weeks ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Scutter Re:Guam is in the Maldives now? (176 comments)

I've seen two different stories. 1) He was arrested in Maldives and taken to Guam, and 2) He was arrested in Guam. In any case, there's obviously enough confusion about the story that we're not getting accurate information. Given that, if he were arrested in Maldives, it's certainly possible that it was with the help of the local police and just not being reported.

about two weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Scutter Re:E-mail? (346 comments)

His inability to handle the data securely in no way absolves him of responsibility to adhere to HIPAA regulations. "I don't know how" is not a defense and he should be (rightfully) penalized.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Scutter E-mail? (346 comments)

Massive privacy breach....e-mailed a report...containing sensitive details...e-mailed...

The problem here isn't that it was sent to the wrong account. It's that it was e-mailed AT ALL.

about three weeks ago
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MP Says 'Failed' Piracy Warnings Should Escalate To Fines & Jail

Scutter Re:False Warnings? (135 comments)

Stop allowing the perpetrators to hide behind the corporate veil.

about a month ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

Scutter Re:How does this not violate the 5th and/or 14th.. (371 comments)

Well, if you live within 100 miles inside the boarder, you have no Rights anyway. Stands to reason it would be even more so outside the border.

about 1 month ago
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Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland

Scutter Re:$300 = free? (153 comments)

OK. They are really stretching the word "free" here. Free = $300 + greedily scooping up your data with this service now or in the future? No, that's far from free.

Compared to the anal probing from Comcast et. al.? Yeah, it's free.

about a month ago
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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

Scutter Re:Y2K (197 comments)

This sounds like Y2K all over again...

What, that legitimate problem lots of people worked on successfully to avoid before it could have major consequences? Yeah, I agree.

Yeah, and after all that work to prepare, the rest of the world said "I don't know why you nerds made such a big deal out of this. Nothing happened!" It's enough to make you want to quit your job, cut the soles off your shoes, sit in a tree and learn to play the flute.

about a month and a half ago
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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

Scutter Re:Perfect! (186 comments)

They should show them pirated pirate movies.

about 2 months ago
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Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers

Scutter Re:Hypocritical (297 comments)

The NSA has not been caught red-handed, either. The article even points out that the pictures have not been independently verified.

about 2 months ago
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Malvertising Up By Over 200%

Scutter Re:Disable Javascript already! (174 comments)

It's useful, I don't know if it's convenient. Most sites won't even load anymore if you have Javascript turned off.

about 2 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Scutter Not "obsolete" (522 comments)

What does "obsolete" mean? If his writing instrument does what he needs it to do and he's happy using it, then more power to him. Who's to tell him he can't use it, or an IBM Selectric, or even a quill pen and vellum? Nothing is obsolete if it still works for your needs.

about 2 months ago
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One Month Later: 300,000 Servers Remain Vulnerable To Heartbleed

Scutter Re:Certificate extortion (60 comments)

>If you have a site where an attacker would have bothered with the elaborate process of getting the private key, and then do MITM attacks with it on users, and it >would actually matter, you wouldn't have used StartSSL in the first place, and $25 would be absolutely nothing for you.

>Hint: not you

None of which has any bearing on my original point, which is that we need a better and more secure way of applying security to web servers that isn't reliant on the good graces of a third party (either through their schedule of fees or through their procedures and policies). If you want a more secure internet, you have to make it cheaper and easier for the guys who are just like me. As I mentioned in my top post, the admins I spoke of can't afford to replace their certificates and so their sites remain unsecured.

about 2 months ago

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New-Kyooler?

Scutter Scutter writes  |  more than 11 years ago

It's pronounced "'nü-klE-er", dammit! Friggin' rubes. If I'm going to be vaporized, it's *not* gonna be by someone who can't pronounce the name of the goddamn weapon!

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