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Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used To Snoop On US Computers

cbreak Re:Wholly Crap! (135 comments)

There is an OS X and a Linux version in addition to the Windows version of this spyware. Check it out :)

about three weeks ago

US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

cbreak The US complains about spying... (225 comments)

Now THAT is precious... Since when is spying illegal in the US? They even tamper with other people's hardware, suck up the data of whole countries, deploy MITM attacks on the backbone and more. Really, they should just shut up and at least not become a bunch of spineless hypocrites.

about 3 months ago

Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

cbreak Re:If Mozilla Foundation is corrupt, use Pale Moon (403 comments)

Bullshit. I use Firefox since years, and it has been 64 bit for ages. Also, it rarely crashes (I think the last time it crashed for me was some time last year, but really, don't remember details). The main source fore restarts are the high-frequency updates.

about 3 months ago

Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

cbreak Re: ZFS or fail (121 comments)

Any type of redundancy is enough to fix errors, as long as you have at least one correct copy. raidz has one copy redundancy, raidz2 has two copies redundancy, and mirrored drives have as much redundancy as you want.

about 3 months ago

Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million

cbreak Re: Typcial (143 comments)

That sounds stupid. He should have used proper encryption like Apple's File Vault or TrueCrypt. Those work independently of that domain stuff. And they allow you to back up a recovery key too.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

cbreak 1Password (531 comments)

It's not like I'd die without it, but I wouldn't' get into any of my accounts. I also use a lot: Firefox, TextWrangler, Xcode, clang, quicksilver, Mac OS X, ...

about 6 months ago

Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

cbreak Re:Why are they storing this data anyway? (213 comments)

Incorrect. The PIN should never leave the device. It should be encrypted by the key pad for the chip on the card, and only that chip should be able to read it, decode it, and then sign the transaction as valid and authenticated. Again, the PIN should NEVER leave the device.

about 8 months ago

Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation

cbreak Backups (192 comments)

'It's gone. Years of work and almost 340,000 fans, wiped out. Erased.'

He should really have made backups if his work is so valuable to him. Cloud storage might be in these days, but putting all eggs into the same basket is risky either way.

about a year ago

Linux 3.12 Codenamed "Suicidal Squirrel"

cbreak Linux 3.14 (102 comments)

Linux 3.14 should be Codenamed "Pi"

about a year ago

Fedora 19 To Stop Masking Passwords

cbreak Re:"Show password as I type" checkbox (234 comments)

If you display the password, then malware could easily read it from screen by making a screenshot (or asking the OS to do it).

about a year ago

New Java 0-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited In the Wild

cbreak Re:Surprise Surprise (193 comments)

No, honestly, writing evil code in C is easy. You can open files without restrictions, modify them without restrictions, and so on, all with the power of the running user. Executing untrusted C code is NOT SECURE.

about a year and a half ago

New Java 0-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited In the Wild

cbreak Re:Surprise Surprise (193 comments)

Executing random C code from somewhere on the net in a Browser is even dumber than doing the same with Java. Java at least has a security model, even if it's broken anew every week, and has more holes than a sieve. C on the other hand has nothing. It really is more or less like a portable Assembly Language as it was developed for.

about a year and a half ago

Connecticut Group Wants Your Violent Videogames — To Destroy Them

cbreak Re:Give them a bit of credit .... (449 comments)

It's a musical chairs problem. There won't be enough hiding spots to separate everyone with a gun from each other, so people WILL be approached by unknown other people.

about a year and a half ago

Advertisers Never Intended To Honor DNT

cbreak If ignoring DNT is ok... (308 comments)

...then I guess NoScript and AddBlock are fair game. Excellent. Advertisers should not forget that they depend on our attention, and we're not obligated to give it to them.

about 2 years ago

Dutch Police Ask 8000+ Citizens To Provide Their DNA

cbreak Re:I'd do it. (374 comments)

If they would really look for relatives, then they would not limit themselves to male DNA sources. It should be obvious to anyone that a rapist can have female relatives just as well as male ones.

about 2 years ago

MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

cbreak Re:Why not just use VLC ? (225 comments)

You missed the fact that there IS NO VLC in the app store. And if you are happy with downloading programs from the internet, then you can stick with mplayer in the first place, which plays pretty much anything you can throw at it.

about 2 years ago

Facebook Faces High-Level Staff Exodus

cbreak As long... (346 comments)

As long as it's just managers it's ok. All they seemed to do is form facebook into the privacy failure that it is today anyway.

about 2 years ago


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