Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Intel Rolls Out Raspberry Pi Competitor

ShadowFoxx Re: GMA 600? Last years Atom? $200?!? (214 comments)

Absolutely. The UDOO board is better than both and costs less than the intel board... Comes daring ready, quad core, with nic and wireless...

about a year ago
top

New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

ShadowFoxx Re: Nah. (335 comments)

It's not that hard if you have a decent IDS that does file/directory hashing. There are open source ones too that do this like OSsec that can run as server client model or stand alone. The bussiness cost bennifit is not there with money lost in downtime when you can effectively irradiate threat. That's why we do risk analysis in the field.

about a year ago
top

Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

ShadowFoxx Fracutization is cause (550 comments)

Of course they are: Surface RT was released shortly before surface pro. RT using arm and pro using x86 architecture. Surface RT applications were touted to not run on surface pro or on your OC while everything surface pro = win 8 on your pc. With that and the RT price point why wouldn't you a) go to a competitor or B) wait for pro or even better c) use another win 8 tablet with an atom processor for cheaper than the pro ? Microsoft did a good job of splitting its potential buyer base

about a year ago
top

Microsoft Reputation Manager's Guide To Xbox One

ShadowFoxx Re: Damage control (611 comments)

Your information unfortunately is completely inaccurate. While I agree with your sentiments that the drm comments were and are unsatisfactory, when you attempt to flame bait at least use facts. For instance Xbox1 is already sold out of initial units on amazon as oppose to your completely inaccurate grindings about no one wanting to purchase them.

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Safe Learning Environment For VMs?

ShadowFoxx Virtual box + vagrant + sudo user (212 comments)

Since each student will probably only need 1 or 2 vms virtual box from oracle would be just fine and free. It also works well with a developer / system admin practice tool call vagrant... Which allows one to spin up, roll back, and destroy virtual machines at will via command shell as if one was SSHed into thier vm. (Will force your students to learn how to manage thier machines without a GUI) and if they break something developing or just brick themselves administering its as easy as typing vagrant destroy and then vagrant up and back in business. As far as root access: Yes they should be given the power on their vm to root and then discouraged to use it. They should be encouraged to set up appropriate user/groups and permissions on their vm as consistent with Linux/unix best business practices and appropriately manage their sudoers file. They can elevate themselves when necessary via the sudo command, and disable telnet completely and disable root login through SSH. All this will start good hygiene and practices for day 1.

about a year ago
top

Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

ShadowFoxx Re: Internet connection (395 comments)

Osprey doesn't have a glitch. Its crashes were due to a flight phenomena common in helicopter flight, but the pilots were fixed wing converted. Now the training issue has been addressed and the v-22 hasn't crashed in a while. It in fact is one of my favorite to be transported on in theater because compared to the UH-60/CH-46/7 it's much faster thereby decreasing my "attack surface" during flight.

about a year ago
top

Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

ShadowFoxx McCarthyism (501 comments)

History... Rinse cycle repeat.

about a year ago
top

Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

ShadowFoxx Did the same thing in HS (1078 comments)

Myself and about 4 other friends of mine in high-school did the same thing with HCL and aluminum with 2 liter bottles. We also used c02 dry ice an other fun things. Not to mention we distilled hydrogen with batteries and other methods to fill balloons and create big mushroom clouds, by which we lit by using alcohol poured on concrete in front of our house. Our parents sometimes watched us other times Not. Our neighbor was a fire marshal and sometimes watched for fun. We would video tape these experiments and our AP chem teacher would play them for our class. It was celebrated. Potassium was my fav. Now 2 of above friends are chemists. One of them teaching. Another a computer science grad that works for amazon and I'm a sys admin doing network defense. Good thing our school supported us. When we did dumb stuff they called our parents. None of us have criminal records.

about a year ago
top

Latest Samsung Vs Apple LolZ

ShadowFoxx Re:I looked at that website- my brain hurts (2 comments)

I used to think that the jokes about "Apple fanboys" were misplaced. Not any more. The comments on that rather silly piece were so sycophantic that the Apple marketing department would reject them as being too obviously favourable.

I'm not really an apple fanboy. Do I own appple products? Yes... I do... I also own sony, LG, and a myriad of other companies produdts as well. Do I use operating systems other than Lion and iOS? Yes, I use Solaris (Unix), Win 7, and various flavors of Linux. I'm a system admin by trade. The point is... look at the pictures of the two phones. It's a blatent rip off, and one of the reasons why they're in huge patent wars with each other. Aside from the obvious toned article... it's hard to deny the key point. Sumsung in this case did not use it's own innovation. They straight xeroxed. Yes, I also know the main reason behind the patent wars are part of the main battle to own "the stack". If you don't know what I'm refering to by "the stack" you should probably not be a slashdot reader and go watch Fox News instead.

more than 2 years ago
top

EPA Bans CFC-Based Asthma Inhalers

ShadowFoxx Use common sense (394 comments)

as some one with asthma, the new inhalers suck sorry... there is a big differance. and to the person that mentioned "primatine mist". The only time I ever use primatine is if for some reason I'm in a pinch and the only way to get releaf is to go to a wallgreens which sells primatine... primatine sucks even more... While I'm a big fan of eliminating sources of CFC's... when it comes to a health issue like this there needs to be a viable replacement first.

more than 2 years ago
top

Canberra Police Want Drones To Track Cars

ShadowFoxx very little UAV survallience is done CONUS U.S. (154 comments)

Very little UAV surveying is done on U.S. soil as it's against FAA regulations to have Drones in most of our airspace due to aviodance regulations. That doesn't mean that border patrols don't use them however... or there aren't any Active ROZ areas for training purposes, but for what your stating ( like watching vehicles and traffic enforcement) it's just not currently being done becauses of the regulations. That being said... I think it would save the tax payer a lot of money if some of these regulations were deconflicted so lets say... something like a scaneagle could linger over a stretch of highway like I-5 for half a day as opposed to other traffic enforcement which costs more and is less effective. We've learned many lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan on highway patrolling with UAV's and I think we should apply them to home.

more than 2 years ago
top

Smartphones Becoming Computer of Choice in Developing Countries

ShadowFoxx Smartphones currently fit in your pocket (187 comments)

If your chief concern as you posted is smart phone portability for phone connectivity... the current smart phones DO fit in your pocket. I'm pretty sure my iphone 4 fits in all styles of my pockets on all my pants. Smart phones aren't the bulky crackberries of last decade... you should check out your local phone store. If you currently have an ipod touch you should already know this... as an ipod touch is basically the same size as an iphone save for a little depth... and it should fit in your pocket.

more than 2 years ago
top

Bioware / EA Hacked

ShadowFoxx Poor Security (1 comments)

As a security professional myself: The fact that EA/Bioware were running a 10 year old server, means that they don't take Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, of their systems seriously and handled their security rather negligently.

more than 3 years ago
top

Western Washington Univ. Considers Cutting Computer Science

ShadowFoxx Please EDIT THIS POST (298 comments)

Western Washington University and University of Washington are TWO different Universities! This post speaks as if they are 1 and can lead to some serious confusion and mismanagement of the information.

more than 3 years ago
top

Facebook Admits Hiring PR Firm To Smear Google

ShadowFoxx Poor Article (172 comments)

This was such a poorly written article I don't know where to begin. The sources are not properly quoted. The grammar and spelling is worse than my own ( which is amazing)... I don't think I can trust the journalistic integrity of the source article due to it's own neglegence.

more than 3 years ago
top

Sergey Brin: Windows Is "Torturing Users"

ShadowFoxx Google Cloud Computing (645 comments)

Pro: It seems google is setting its self up to potentially take a huge portion of the bussiness computing market. If this model is successful companies would not need as robust of an IT department and it drives hardware budget expenditures WAY down for enterprise solutions. Microsoft could be in trouble unless there are some "drastic" changes with windows 8 ( they assure us there are... namely supposely it can run on ARM archetecture which means it may be even more lightweight than chrome as it could even potentially run on your cellular device).
Con: Information Assurance and security. The ability for a company to manage thier own information and security is huge. There hasn't been a great proof of concept to show that google can do so more safely, or ensure that they themselves would not fall prey to attacks, or thier own users mishandling information. Also depending on the permission model (MAC[Mandatory Access Controls] /DAC[Discretionary/ etc...) it could be problematic handling shared resources depending on the overhead needed. If RSA can be hacked and PII stolen, Google can easily be. And a company with PII on thier information structure could find themselves with a lawsuit.

more than 3 years ago
top

Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

ShadowFoxx Re:Of course you should... (396 comments)

To caviet... let me ask you if you think RSA ( the major cyber security company) runs all windows on thier servers? Yet they got pwned. They were socialy enginered... then the user installed a root kit on the system which allowed access to their servers... root kit = malware. Now thier NIDS ( network based intrusion detection) caught what was happening when it was in progress... but by the time they were able to respond the damage had been done and a lot of information access and ripped. Many of you are forgetting there are many forms of AV out there. You are all talking about signature based which relies on after 0 day signatures of known virii. These ARE helpful... but yes its after it's on your system. There are other types of AV , heuristics/behavior/anomily/signature based systems. AV doesn't hurt you unless your allowing it to take up to many resources which a good sys admin or user shouldn't allow to happen. If I'm running a Unix / Lunix / OS X / Windows server farm for a company I should definately do what I can to protect it. Network based intrusion detection systems, Host based ( NIDS HIDS) firewalls, DMZ's for incomming traffic ( demiliterized zones) Honeypots ( places set up to lure hackers so you can watch thier activity) you think all these concepts were developed for "windows only machines" ?

more than 3 years ago
top

Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

ShadowFoxx Re:Last Resort (396 comments)

So your saying because it's less targeted, I shouldn't use it? That's like saying because I have a lower sperm cell count I don't have to use condems. By your reasoning I shouldn't have to use NIDS HIDS either if I'm running off of a linux server... oh wait most things run on the net off of a unix based system( I'm lumping OSX and Linux together as they are a branch off of unix). But you won't find 1 company that has ANY IT security NOT running these things. Your internet servers... not running windows... still using security... and thier security people would be fired if they weren't as they should be. Yes, less targeted because lower home user market share... but still targeted and thus still require protection for a smart user. Think of it like this. Soft targets are the targets that get hit. If you don't protect yourself... you stand a higher risk of being exploited. OSX, Linux, Unix, Windows all need 3rd party detection, signature, hueristics, anomoly/behavior based... it's all needed. I know YOUR specifically talking signature based but there are many forms of AV out there ( I just pointed them out). Sorry I'm a security guy by proffession and I think you as a user should be informed.

more than 3 years ago
top

Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

ShadowFoxx Re:no (396 comments)

no.

if you believe no, your a not very intelligent and I want that coolaid your drinking.

more than 3 years ago
top

Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

ShadowFoxx Of course you should... (396 comments)

As a system admin and Information Assurance officer I myself run windows, linux ( virtualized) , and OS X. I use 3rd party malware detection on all 3 systems that are signature based. They are very much needed. It's silly for average users to think that just because they are running OSX which is a less targeted operating system that they aren't targeted. In fact... safari the OSX default browser ( which I like just because it's GUI is intutive to me) is probably the least secure of all the major web browsers ( if you look at the stats at each pwn to own competetion it gets busted the fastest). There are known OSX exploits and many of the same things apply. Man in the middle attacks, SQL injections, sneak ack attacks, all forms of malware... still apply. Just because you are using a specific operating system don't get lulled into a false sense of security.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

top

Latest Samsung Vs Apple LolZ

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Macgasm reports:

While considering the source, it's hard to not admit that samsung is straight ripping off Apple technology, thier new upcomming phone is an exact clone of the Iphone 3GS if you just take away the apple logo and move the camera from the top to the middle of the back.

Hillarious!"

Link to Original Source
top

Bioware / EA Hacked

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "I recently received an e-mail from EA saying my PII was stolen from one of their "10 year old " Servers. The contents of the mail was:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007

More info on CNN"

Link to Original Source
top

'Glorious Mission,' Chinese Video Game Targets U.S

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Its graphics are on par with Call of Duty, but Glorious Mission has a whole different perspective than what even the most experienced gamer might be used to.

It targets U.S. troops.

That's right, developed by China’s Giant Network Technology Co. and backed by the People's Liberation Army (P.L.A.) this first-person shooter paints U.S. soldiers as the enemy, according to WIred."

Link to Original Source
top

Netflix signed Deal with Mirimax

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Netflix, Inc. and Miramax on Monday announced a multi-year agreement under which Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch motion pictures from the Miramax film library. It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital subscription service.

Beginning in June, Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch several hundred Miramax movies, with dozens of titles being added on a rotating basis. The movies can be watched on multiple platforms, including TV, tablet, computer and mobile phones. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed."

Link to Original Source
top

Microsoft Making Multiple Versions of Win8

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will make multiple versions of its next Windows operating system, with four that work on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) technology, according to an Intel Corp. (INTC) executive.

The version designed for Intel chips will run older Windows programs, Renee James, head of Intel’s software business, said today in a presentation at the company’s Santa Clara, California, headquarters. The ARM versions won’t run older programs, she said. They will be tailored to mobile devices and tablet computers and there will also be a version for Intel chips to address that market."

Link to Original Source
top

Valve Switching to Skype Voice Codec for Steam

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "According to a press release sent to us by Valve, the company will be switching to the SILK voice codec for providing in-game chat and communication options to its customers. In keeping with its recent attitude towards the Mac gaming community, the upgraded service will be offered to Mac and PC gamers alike."
Link to Original Source
top

OSX 10.6.7 UPDATE

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "There is an update that supposedly addresses the isse previously posted yesterday on slashdot. It also addresses some of the following and more:

- Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac
- Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers
- Address various minor Mac App Store bugs"

Link to Original Source
top

Apple rethinks inventory management for iPad 2

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Apple has changed its inventory management policy for iPad 2 deliveries, having its retail stores hold on to new shipments until the next day in an effort to ease the sales process for both customers and employees"
Link to Original Source
top

Al Franken: ‘They're coming after the Intern

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "Al Franken is purporting to be a champion of net neutrality by regulating and not allowing market sources or more ISP choices drive the freedom of the net. I'd like to hear your opinions /. On if more regulations or freemarket practices is the best answer to drive the freedom of the Internet."
Link to Original Source
top

Time Warner Cable launches iPad app with live TV

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "NEW YORK – Time Warner Cable Inc. is launching an iPad application that plays live TV, becoming the first cable company to do so.

The app will be free to download on Tuesday morning, but it will only work for people who subscribe to both video and Internet service from the New York-based cable company. Even then, it only works in the home, when the iPad is connected to the company's cable modem via a Wi-Fi router."

Link to Original Source
top

ZDF file system on the way back to MAC

ShadowFoxx ShadowFoxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "David Morgenstern writes:

Startup Ten’s Complement LLC will bring ZFS to Mac OS X, its principal software engineer announced late last week. Offered as Z-410 Storage, the file system (and now an actual product) is in the process of beta testing."

Link to Original Source

Journals

ShadowFoxx has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>