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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

bigjocker Simple (664 comments)

Use java

about 2 months ago
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Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years

bigjocker Re:Editing? (98 comments)

Yes, it's missing an A before Hoy ... sorry about that

about 2 months ago
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Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years

bigjocker Editing? (98 comments)

This is ridiculous. What kind of editor publishes a note so badly written? You should at least read summaries out loud to see if you would look like an idiot. That would have certainly worked in this case. At least add a preview button for summaries like you do for comments for pete's sake.

Hoy many errors can you spot?

"Kim Zetter of Wired's Threat Level reports that Kaspersky Labs discovered a Spanish-language spyware application that employs "uses techniques and code that surpass any nation-state spyware previously spotted in the wild." The malware, dubbed "The Mask" by Kaspersky's researchers, targeted targeted government agencies, diplomatic offices, embassies, companies in the oil, gas and energy industries, and research organizations and activists had been loose on the Internet since at least 2007, before it was shut down last month. It infected its targets via a malicious website that contained exploits — among which were the Adobe Flash player vulnerability CVE-2012-0773 — that affected both Windows and Linux machines. Users were directed to the site via spearphishing emails."

about 2 months ago
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Scientist Seeks Investment For "Alcohol Substitute"

bigjocker You had me at ... (328 comments)

Professor Nut

about 5 months ago
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Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?

bigjocker Re:No chance! (608 comments)

Not having a degree in CS has not been an impediment for me. It just rises the bar for the technical interview, which is nice.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Online Identity Important When Searching For Technical Jobs?

bigjocker Re: name? (358 comments)

Jaopyuinjiorestriopilotyuimoostrewalden Fropuyewastillotyoploterdasertewinverdanousik

about 10 months ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

bigjocker Re:Wait.... (450 comments)

It's more complicated than that. They are not creating direct connections to the target, that would be too easy to prevent as you only had to block certain IP addresses. They are creating bogus requests to millions of misconfigured DNS servers around the world, making those servers respond to the victim's address. You would have to block millions of IP addresses to prevent something like this, and even if you managed to do that in your firewall the amount of traffic would most certainly bring down your ISP.

1 year,24 days
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Ex-Marine Detained For Facebook Posts Deemed "Terrorist in Nature"

bigjocker Re:Nothing on Facebook is private (593 comments)

That's beside the point. Here you have a trained killer threatening to severe heads with an axe. I don't know if it's a crime per se, but it's something the government would be held liable if they don't investigate. The truth is that there are a lot of nutjobs, but when you have trained person threatening to use such training to attack the government it would be irresponsible not to act.

Facebook is forced by law to monitor and report on such activities. This is non news.

about a year and a half ago
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Motorola Releases an Official Bootloader Unlocker

bigjocker Re:Right Step! Right Guys? (123 comments)

Posting to undo wrong mod :( sorry

about a year and a half ago
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Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

bigjocker 100% of the congress approved this law ... (828 comments)

... including Chavez supporters and ALL THE OPOSITION. In fact, this is the ONLY issue, after 13 years, where both sides agree completely.

(sorry, posted as anonymous by mistake. this is not redundant)

It's very easy to have an opinion when you live in a first world country. But when you have experienced the level of violence on the streets (regardless of your support or not for the regime), this measure is like a (small) breath of air.

Our situation is very different than in other countries. In all my life I've seen, while walking on the street, 4 people get killed by gunshots. All of them robberies. How many people can claim to have witnessed that much crime while simply walking on the street? And the first one was when I was 10 years old ... long before Chavez.

Violence runs on the blood of the people here. It's a really sad state of affairs. You can be shot for not letting a car pass, or just looking at the wrong woman on the street.

I'm not saying that this is a perfect solution, or that this will solve all of our problems. This will not solve the deep problems that cause people to kill each other like nothing happened. But for once EVERYONE is at least trying, regardless of political views. And I really hope they succeed.

about 2 years ago
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30,000-Core Cluster On Amazon EC2

bigjocker Re:use? (59 comments)

They are using it to pump the economy. The heating produced by this cluster must be cooled with extra air conditioning systems, increasing the demand for power and for air conditioning unis, thus creating new jobs and incentivizing the research for new energy sources.

about 2 years ago
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What Is the Most Influential Programming Book?

bigjocker Deitel & Deitel (624 comments)

'nuff said

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Has 95-Year-Old Remove Her Diaper For Screening

bigjocker Other sources say ... (582 comments)

Other sources say they found some shit

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Has 95-Year-Old Remove Her Diaper For Screening

bigjocker According to some sources ... (582 comments)

According to some sources, they didn't find no shit

more than 2 years ago
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Nissan LEAF Leaks Speed & Location To RSS Feed

bigjocker What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (180 comments)

Porn site RSS log:

speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 100 mph
speed: 0 mph
connection lost

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora 16 To Use Btrfs Filesystem By Default

bigjocker Never mind (198 comments)

ReiserFS will kill it

more than 2 years ago
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77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network

bigjocker Re:Might not be bad... (645 comments)

No, they not. That's the point of double hashing. If you know 'xyz' you still need to know 'opqr' to send a valid hash (remember that you need to hash 'xyz-opqr' with the session salt). Since the server never sends 'opqr' to the client, the only way to generate it is through HASH(xyz + plaintext_password).

more than 2 years ago
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77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network

bigjocker Re:Might not be bad... (645 comments)

This is nonsense. You can double hash passwords. That's the correct way:

plaintext: 1234
salt: xyz
salt+plaintext hash: opqr
you store on DB: xyz-opqr

when the user requests the login page, the server creates a new salt, stores it in the session (server side) and sends the two salts to the client (session one and DB one):

server extracts salt from DB: xyz
server creates a session salt: abc
client receives session salt: abc
client receives DB salt: xyz
user enters password: 1234
client hashes using DB salt: opqr
1st hash is: opqr
1st hash with salt is: xyz-opqr
client hashes using session salt: hijk
2nd hash is: hijk
client sends the twice hashed password to the server: hijk

Now the server hashes the DB password using the session salt (that was stored on the server side session, remember not to trust the info from the client), and the two should be the same, without the server needing to know the plaintext password.

This is basic auth and security stuff. Which means sony must have hired some second hand programmers to develop this whole system. Creepy indeed.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Adding "Do-Not-Track" To Safari

bigjocker In other news ... (126 comments)

Microsoft added a 'Do Not Crack' plea button to Internet Explorer ... hackers were unavailable for comments on whether this new button will convince them of leaving the browser alone

about 3 years ago

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ICANN to let thousands of TLDs bloom

bigjocker bigjocker writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bigjocker writes "According to the Los Angeles Times "The group that governs Internet domain names is opening up the system so that companies and organizations can apply to create their own versions of .com, .org or .gov. Under the new rules, instead of a coke.com, Coca-Cola might control the domain .coke and assign Web addresses such as drink.coke or bottle.coke". I don't know about you, but I'm getting in line to register snort.coke"
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