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Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments

Stultsinator Re:News from a twit. (582 comments)

Well, if that information is classified then not only would the company spokesperson risk firing, he'd also be committing a federal crime for disclosing that information. The journalist himself would face similar pressure, and the number of bloggers and journalists who'd be willing to go to jail to protect a source can be counted on one hand.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Writing Hardened Web Applications?

Stultsinator Web Application Firewall (333 comments)

ModSecurity (or any other WAF) can greatly decrease the number and kinds of attacks that actually make it through to your application. And like a good firewall it can alert you when you're under attack. If you do nothing else, put this in place.

You also want to make sure your app is solid, so head on over to DISA and see what the military recommends. They have Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for just about everything in your architecture: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/app_security/index.html

Once you have things built, test! Use some of the open source penetration testing tools to see if there are any known vulnerabilities in your stack. Try it with and without your WAF in place.

Finally, if you really need to go the extra mile, it's time to shell out some cash for professional penetration testers. They'll have a tool belt full of open source and proprietary tools and the good ones will even do a static analysis of your code.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Postings Lead To Arrest for Heresy In the West Bank

Stultsinator Re:It's not just in the Palestinian territories (496 comments)

Governments don't exist in a vacuum. A Theocratic government wouldn't exist without people wishing to be governed by a Theocracy. So I think your most immediate issue is with the desires of the Palestinian people.

more than 3 years ago
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Inventor Demonstrates Infinitely Variable Transmission

Stultsinator Is this the same as a powered differential? (609 comments)

I think so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_slip_differential

On a straight road, both tires spin at the same speed. On a curve, the difference in tire rotation causes the smaller gears in the differential to spin. If those gears were connected to a motor you could choose to spin the tires at a different rate any time.

I'm not convinced that this is as efficient as a normal gear system, since it will take power to spin the second shaft.

more than 4 years ago
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Does Your Vendor Issue Gag Orders?

Stultsinator Re:Why would any one? (210 comments)

Of course such insane arrangements with respect to investments lead to a portion of the financial meltdown.

Oh no...

This may be a valid analogy, but I can totally see it getting out of hand.

The Pirate Bay Trial, Prosecutor:
"Your honor, what The Pirate Bay is promoting, in essence, is the same thing that caused the meltdown of financial systems worldwide!" (followed by dubious lines of logic.)

more than 5 years ago
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How To, When You Have To Encrypt Absolutely Everything?

Stultsinator Re:Yeah... (468 comments)

That's an excellent point. Although I think you're arguing against wholesale encryption, I'd stop a little short of that and say that an encryption policy is incomplete without a disaster recovery policy.

more than 5 years ago
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Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

Stultsinator Re:sue Amtrak and JetBlue (675 comments)

A big difference between JetBlue and Amtrak is, Amtrak is a government-owned company.

more than 5 years ago
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Bavarian Police Seeking Skype Trojan Informant

Stultsinator Nonsense (252 comments)

This is just a ruse by the Bavarian Illuminati to distract from their real weapon: Skype-induced hallucinations!

more than 5 years ago

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How the CIA uses Scrum

Stultsinator Stultsinator writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Stultsinator writes "The CIA's Deputy CIO Jill Singer came to the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce to discuss the process they use for evaluating, architecting and implementing their internal IT projects. What was surprising to me was that they use the Scrum methodology extensively."
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