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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

TRRosen Re:celebgate (93 comments)

Your bank account info is private by nature an icloud account is not. People will know your email.
Apple must maintain a balance between security and usability. If Apple were stupid enough to use a 5, 10 or even 20 attempt then cutoff system it would simply create a huge weakness for DOS attacks. Having a cool off period after multiple fails is the best strategy it makes brute force attacks useless as I could take years to get in. Alerting people after failed attempts is useless. Any webmaster knows that every possible point of entry will but subject to constant attemps. People would get these alerts all the time making them meaningless.
In the end it is all dependent on the user. The more sensitive what your protecting the stronger your passwords need to be.

about 3 months ago
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

TRRosen Bulls3#!t (171 comments)

This isn't being collected for individuals. That's to much work. It will be used for bulk insurance fraud. A portfolio of bogus patients to be mixed into a doctors insurance billing.

about 4 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

TRRosen Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Actually doesn't matter if your US or Foreign a subpoena is a subpoena. You must produce the evidence if it is in your control. Where the evidence is irrelevant you are within the jurisdiction you are compelled to produce it. This has been applied to physical documents. Not this is not seizing evidence it is compelling an entity to produce it.

about 5 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

TRRosen Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Not at all relevant. We're talking about data that is controlled and accessible by US entities.

about 5 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

TRRosen Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Yes Microsoft is a US operating entity it is obligated to turn over its information.

about 5 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

TRRosen Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

That is a completely irrelevant example. Were not talking about subpoenaing a foreign company or entity. We are talking about forcing companies operating in the US to turn over information that is in their possession (under there control).

The basic concept here is that data does not exist in the physical world. Where the electrons are is irrelevant if the entity that controls it exists in the US.
         

about 5 months ago
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Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster

TRRosen Re:Completely useless for me. (204 comments)

This would be news to induction wok manufactures. Doesn't have to be iron either.

about 5 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

TRRosen Not new (268 comments)

Hey folks flying by video has always been against regulations. Move along.

about 6 months ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

TRRosen note to congress (347 comments)

Dear Congress the NSA is not the email wayback machine. And do you even know what metadata is? I'm not sure what knowing one person got emails will prove besides that the NSA illegally tracked the IRS which i doubt they did.

about 6 months ago
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Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

TRRosen Let's do the math (363 comments)

That's $200 of raw aluminum. So at least $400 for the battery pack plus $100 to do the swap.

Your most likely looking at $500 for a 1000 mile battery.

So 4x more expensive then gas or standard battery pack. I don't see the oil companies quaking in fear.

Range extending technologies can not be viable if they cost more than an ICE.

about 6 months ago
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Not A Hoverboard, but Close (Video)

TRRosen Re:Patented (66 comments)

No on the design.

about 7 months ago
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Not A Hoverboard, but Close (Video)

TRRosen Patented (66 comments)

Doesn't Segway have a patent on this already?

about 7 months ago
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Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

TRRosen No smoking gun (215 comments)

There is no smoking gun because "no hire agreements are not per se illegal". You have to prove the agreement resulted in a "naked restraint of trade". The likelyhood of this case being won in court was nil. Courts have rarely if ever made such findings without evidence that employees where prevented from leaving or initiating contact with other companies. All we have here is a no poach agreement which has no chance of being viewed as restraint of trade. All in all, this is just a nuisance suit that was cheaper to settle then defend and that caused so amount poor publicity.

about 7 months ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

TRRosen If only (287 comments)

If only HR managers understood this or knew that computer science has nothing to do with computers. The entire computer industry was built by college dropouts and is ruled by technology that changes faster then a 4 year degree. Hire people that understand technology and can learn new tech on the run. Degrees are meaningless in tech and are becoming more so in all areas.

about 8 months ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

Unethical is being under contract with a company and colluding with another one to violate it. If a NFL team talks to a contracted player without getting the other teams permission they are acting illegally.

about 9 months ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

No one at being recruited is at will. These aren't tech support jobs they're design and engineering teams. These folks have very detailed contracts. Your not working a new products without one.

about 9 months ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

Recruiting a contracted employee is tortious interference and illegal. I doubt that agreeing not to break the law is against the law anywhere. That's what poaching is. If it goes beyond that it's something else all together.

about 9 months ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen No proof so far (148 comments)

Hasn't been any proof of any wrong doing so far. Anti-poach agreements aren't illegal or even unethical. Agreeing not to break the law by going after other companies employees is not a problem. If there was a no hire agreement it would be an issue but we've seen no evidence of that.

about 9 months ago
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Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week

TRRosen Re: Why iPads in the first place? (375 comments)

Because kindles would actually cost more and have less software. And computer labs are useless. Having worked in K-12 anything that is not 1-1 is useless. To really utilize a technology teachers have to know every student has full access.

about a year ago
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Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week

TRRosen Meaningless (375 comments)

Any device can be reset to defaults that's not much of a hack and if the kids do it, the school will know the second it hits the school network. (If their IT people have any skills at all) Bypassing the lockdown on a device is only an issue if you can do it without being detected.

about a year ago

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