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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

TCM Re:No more private networks? (250 comments)

It's always fun to read these posts by people who have no clue whatsoever about routing.

"But if I use publicly routable addresses, my local traffic goes via my ISP!"

Read a networking book, dummy.

about 3 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

TCM Re:What! (566 comments)

As long as this matter is in its current state, I wouldn't even bother thinking about the minute details of the "suggestions" on the page.

This whole thing is just absurdly smelling like Lavabit.

about 4 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

TCM Re:So, what now? (566 comments)

They're not only not convenient, they're also not secure in the sense that in order to work with your data, you have to decrypt it _somewhere_. Unless you secure erase your free drive space after zipping your files back up and deleting the unencrypted copies, I wouldn't consider that data to be secure anymore, at all.

about 4 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

TCM Re:So, what now? (566 comments)

It's not as if 7.1a is suddenly unexecutable...

about 4 months ago
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Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings

TCM Re:Better DNT Implementation (300 comments)

There is no job you can do if the other party is not trustworthy - other than limiting your communication. All this convoluted header bullshit is useless.

Stop crying for a legal solution when there's a perfect technical one: STOP TALKING TO TRACKING SERVERS! Advertisers had their chance. They failed it. So ignore them and let them sulk in their own bullshit.

about 5 months ago
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Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

TCM Re:You say tomato? (236 comments)

You base the choice about which router and firmware to run on a measly side-feature, that also locks you into the router vendor? What. The. Fuck.

about 5 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

TCM Re:What's with the @s? (379 comments)

It's a common notation among official OpenBSD developers to refer to individuals by their mail user name - without the openbsd.org domain. You see it in almost every commit and in mails when the person's role as an official developer is emphasized.

about 5 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

TCM Re:Alternative to opening admin port to world? (379 comments)

OpenVPN with --tls-auth protecting the TLS layer. That protection made OpenVPN safe against Heartbleed. Doesn't work if you have untrusted users, obviously.

Don't VPN directly into your LAN. Use a hardened node in a heavily firewalled DMZ and use SSH from there.

OpenVPN and OpenSSH simultaneously having a vulnerability is pretty unlikely.

about 5 months ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

TCM Re:Who is Theo De Raadt? (301 comments)

If you've never heard of him, you're not part of any important "tech community". Period.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

TCM Re:Situation is a Shambles (239 comments)

The whole design of including a variable-sized payload into a heartbeat is completely retarded.

This was either deliberate or Seggelmann is the dumbest fuck on earth.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

TCM Re:Coding Style versus Language (239 comments)

Wait, you assume it was a mistake?

I've read an assessment that says if you wanted to plant a perfect backdoor, it would look exactly like this.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

TCM Re:what? (239 comments)

Wrong, in 1.0.1.

about 5 months ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

TCM Re:No (275 comments)

An inherent property of security theater is that both success and failure lead to increased funding.

"It worked!" "Great, but we need to prepare for future's technology. Let's expand the system."

"It didn't work!" "We need to expand the system."

This madness needs to be stopped.

about 6 months ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

TCM Re:Shoulda used Google (275 comments)

Genius!

Just use a current search engine but with a future database and actch all terrorists! Why didn't anyone think of that?!

about 6 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

TCM Re:Not even one of the biggest (275 comments)

If you don't increase your mining more and more, others will do it and your global share of future Bitcoins shrinks and shrinks, since more and more mining power means less and less Bitcoins per GH/s due to difficulty adjustment.

about 6 months ago
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Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

TCM Re:You don't need software for this (243 comments)

How about only hashing files with identical file sizes?

about 8 months ago
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Linux 3.13 Kernel To Bring Major Feature Improvements

TCM Re:So many improvements (190 comments)

Sounds awesome - and you're not even running any applications yet. Some people just don't have that amount of time to piss away, though.

about 10 months ago

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