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iPhone Apparently Open To Old Wi-Fi Attack

bjoeg Misleading article (90 comments)

This article has a misleading headline and /. simply relays the misleading. This is not an Apple iDevice problem, all WIFI devices are subjectable for such an attack. Underlying problem in Apple's case is that some carriers seem to add predefined WIFI networks to an iPhone/iPad when the device get their carrier settings. So this must be the carrier's issue!

But this attack could might as well be used against any laptops or Android devices.

How often have many of you not been to Starbucks and used their free WIFI. Their WIFI (in most countries) is open with no security and all you have to do is agree to some terms on the webpage. So in the US, basically I should simply set up af network called attwifi. I really dont need to do a landing page with Starbucks/AT&T terms, many would probably not even wonder if they came directly on the internet. And then devices would begin to connect to my network, I could sniff through the traffic.

It is an old school man in the middle attack and not much Apples problem. And yes HTTPS protects you, no wait, it only protects your payload. Metadata is still floating through.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Are the E-Ink Dashboards?

bjoeg Re:Energy sucking plasma? (242 comments)

Seriously, we dont all pay the same for electricity as you.

If I had to run a 60" Plasma 24/7, it would be $1095/year

about 2 years ago

A Least Half a Million Raspberry Pis Sold

bjoeg Re:What do they do? (212 comments)

I had the same plans when I bought my Pi. But along the way I found out that there was a bit cutier gadget with better hardware for XBMC, but in general for other programmed stuff too.

The MK 802 series (there is I, II and III models), UG802, GK802 etc. There are the size of a bigger USB stick, contains HDMI, WLAN, flash, more RAM than Pi, higher clocked and dual/quad core CPU than Pi and some even bluetooth.

Costs a bit more, can run Android and XBMC from there, though not all got direct hardware codec support yet.

about 2 years ago

Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

bjoeg Re:US Metric System (1387 comments)

It would start make you understand the nutritions listed back of every food/beverage product you buy. These are listed in grams, but hence you still think and use, tea-/tablespoons, cups and ounces.

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 ARM Will Not Support Legacy Software

bjoeg Sounds like Linux (381 comments)

Really sounds more like a linux world, whereas in Linux people would say "I downloaded this media player and it will not install..." Was it for Debian, Ubunutu, Red Hat and so on.

Now it would be "I have downloaded Angry birds for Windows, and it will not run?" "Are you using ARM or..........the other one?"

more than 3 years ago

Bin Laden's Sneakernet Email System

bjoeg Re:The Onion Router (240 comments)

If you were Bin Laden on a "holy war" against US, would you trust an anonymity network originally sponsored by the US Military?

more than 3 years ago

ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits World of Warcraft

bjoeg Told ya (252 comments)

I have said it for years, and yet ISPs/Blizzard only learn by doing.

Bittorrent != Piracy. It is used by applications for distributing e.g. updates or games in Steam-like services.

So what does Blizzard have to learn? That they kept on using bittorrent for distributing updates, knowingly ISPs would block or throttle the bandwidth for it.
However I still praise Blizzard for using bittorrent, to fight the consensus that bittorrent is equal to piracy.

more than 3 years ago

Swedish ISPs To Thwart EU Data Retention Law

bjoeg Re:Wrong motive (110 comments)

This law has been in effect in Denmark over several years now. And even when it is the law several ISPs does not log this information, simply because of the costs.

So maybe ISPs or justice department should put some more work into, what if an ISP does not comply with the law, what should then happen, a fine, cease and desist or.....?

about 4 years ago

Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears

bjoeg Re:Old news (303 comments)

Bahhh double post, because someone (myself) ticked anonymous. Move along, nothing to see here.

more than 4 years ago

Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears

bjoeg Old news (303 comments)

This news is at least 5 years old.

Back in 2004/2005, Kevin Rose demonstrated the use of gummy bears to cheat fingerprint scanners on the TV show "The Screensavers" (today called "Attack of the Show"). And my guess that this trick was known even before then.

more than 4 years ago

Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?

bjoeg Metageek has the answer (499 comments)

Try inSSIDer which also can show you some of the non-broadcasting networks.

But nevertheless the true tool would be a spectrum analyzer, Metageek sells some cheap ones.

And think about moving to 5Ghz.
Wireless intereference is not something new, and 2.4Ghz aint just big enough, especially not in apartments complexes, and equipment broadcasting at full power.

more than 4 years ago

ThinkGeek's Best Ever Cease-and-Desist Letter

bjoeg Thinkgeek not infringing trademark (264 comments)

What I do not get from Thinkgeek's outlay of the situation.

NPB owns the trademark "The Other White Meat". However ThinkGeek refers to "The New White Meat".

"The Other White meat sentence are used by Facebook and TheFrisky.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds

bjoeg Re:That law may not apply... (396 comments)

I'll be asking for a refund from GameStop as I also were required to remove the portion to be able to buy new games.

I assume you told the GameStop clerk that you were purchasing the PS3 specifically for the particular purpose of installing another OS?

In the US, it's even more explicit:

I'll be asking GameStop the very same thing. GameStop sold me the old console september last year, when the Slim model had just hit the shelves. GameStop advertised in the window "Get the old PS3 while in stock" reffering to the missing features and components from the new slim model.

Now I have a PS3 that is more or less equal to a slim model, which even was cheaper back then.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds

bjoeg Re:Normally, I'd say let them do what they want (396 comments)

As said before in other threads, PS3 slim never had the Other OS function, so the argument of Sony adds money for every console does not stick.

more than 4 years ago

How Did Wikileaks Do It?

bjoeg Re:Not true (973 comments)

The sympathy probably ran off with time when everyday you are threathened by danger of getting killed by similar looking people.

I sat with your feeling towards the soldiers, simply acting like young teenagers playing a computer game.

But the other way around is that many of these troops are in fact young individuals, who are under intense psychological pressure, where teammates have been killed, and every day is a battle to stay alive when faced with a hostile enemy.

We, as third party viewers to the video clip, only feel bad because this was mostly innocent people (not knowing persona of all killed). If all the people shot in this video was the enemy, then the line of comments would not have been that long.
And if the people in the video had been reversed, meaning taliban flying a helicopter shooting at american tourists, which taliban believed was american soldiers, the video would probably not have gained that much publicity, it would just been archived as another terrorist attack.

more than 4 years ago

OnLive Remote Gaming Service Launches In June

bjoeg Re:Can I HomeBrew this? (316 comments)


Though this is more like VNC, where your powerhouse PC run the game and stream video to and controls from another PC.

more than 4 years ago

OnLive Remote Gaming Service Launches In June

bjoeg Rest of the world (316 comments)

Any ideas when the european launch will take off? Guess Australia and Asia has the same question.

more than 4 years ago

Xbox Live For Original Xbox Games Shutting Down

bjoeg Goodbye Live - Welcome Modz (307 comments)

Goodbye to Xbox live.
And for those still loyal to Microsoft's services, we welcome you to the world of modding a Xbox and joining players on Xlink KAI.

more than 4 years ago

Hackers vs. Phishers

bjoeg Phisers strikes at the hackers and their kiddies (137 comments)

Yesterday the Auto Whaler was something I would thumb up for. Now when I finally got my chance to abuse it, it somewhat became old news too quick.

During my sleep I finally received some phising mails to test with the Auto Whaler.

First one gave no hits Second one gave green lines all over. Trying to open one of the text files I was just redirected to a sub page on the site where all the red lights starts flashing. Tons of malware trying to be installed.

So do not let the phishers fool you, they too know about Whales.

more than 5 years ago



bjoeg bjoeg writes  |  more than 8 years ago

bjoeg writes "Today Tele2 (a larger Scandinavian Telco and ISP) received judgment from civil court to block their customers access to previously mentioned AllofMP3.com

It may seem logic from one point of view, to help make AllofMP3.com react and clean up their business, but at the same time it is a surprisingly court ruling, which in future may leed to the fact that local ISPs will be responsible for blocking illegal content on the Internet, even content which are not hosted within their network.

Tele2 has appealled the verdict, and for now access to AllofMP3.com is still open. But watch out "The Great Firewall may be coming to an ISP near you."


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