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New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate

coniferous Re:Here come the certificate flaw deniers....... (80 comments)

What exactly is your point here? That certificates are worthless and shouldn't be used? (They aren't) That they are overused? (possibly). What's the alternative here anyways? two factor auth? I mean, I'm trying hard to find value in your post, but I'm not getting a lot of good points out of it. People misuse certs for sure, but that doesn't mean that as an authentication mechanism that they are useless.

about a week ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

coniferous Re:How to hurt them? (129 comments)

I wonder how to get on one of these lists. I love wasting their time. I need to install a XP virtual machine with a snapshot of a perfectly working system. As soon as they connect, restore the snapshot. See how many times I can get them to connect to me before they hang up.

about a month ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

coniferous Re:Notes next? (156 comments)

Ugh notes. That deserves a trigger warning...

about 3 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights

coniferous Re:Paedophiles, Terrorists, Drug-Dealers and Hit M (70 comments)

>That providing luxury services to the wealthy top echelons of organized crime Yeah, because the us banking industry is sooo much less scummy.

1 year,26 days
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Xbox One Released

coniferous Re:AMD (310 comments)

And yet, I can still understand your comment with relative ease.

1 year,26 days
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Xbox One Released

coniferous Re:AMD (310 comments)

can we be friends?

1 year,26 days
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Virtual Imaging Tech Helps People Get Over Social Anxieties

coniferous Re:Flooding (41 comments)

It doesn't really work like that. I never had social anxiety before I was attacked. Now i'm constantly getting it wherever i'm going. according to this whole "flooding" theory, i should be experiencing less social anxiety then ever because every encounter should seem less intense then that one. Where exactly did you get this theory from anyways?

about a year and a half ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

coniferous Re: Comes with automatic switch (320 comments)

It was proposed by the police union, so you can pretty much garuntee that turning it off won't be a big deal to them. It really should be on 100% of the time, but I'm sure it will "break" at all the right times.

about a year and a half ago
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Blizzard's Unannounced 'Titan' MMO Rebooted, Development Team Reduced

coniferous Re:Where have I heard this before? (193 comments)

World of warcraft begs to differ. That was a great RPG.

about a year and a half ago
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Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

coniferous REALLY? (297 comments)

"'In a statement, the firm said the move was part of an "on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media." What the fuck does that have to do with ripping off content producers?

about a year and a half ago
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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

coniferous Yes (618 comments)

Ipads are wonderful reference devices and even better video game machines. There aren't many places where I would recommend them for business.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

coniferous Holy shit. (1006 comments)

"'[Mass killers such as Lanza] don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet. This was the work of a video gamer'.

Does this remind anyone else of Jack Thomson?

Bullshit reasoning, and totally fished out of someones ass conclusion.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Yanks "Sweatshop Themed" Game From App Store

coniferous Re:Apple (184 comments)

Same thing happens here too. Big telcos hire out the installations to contractors (usually lowest bid) then dump them when the smallest thing happens.

about a year and a half ago
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BBC Twitter Accounts Hacked By Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army

coniferous Seriously? (129 comments)

>in an apparent protest at what it sees as reports which don't show the Syrian regime in the best light

Yes, because hacking people makes you look that much better. /s

about a year and a half ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

And a news agency is?

about 2 years ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Yeah, but he didn't bring "the gun" to a teacher. He brought it to a fellow student.

about 2 years ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Based on the context it was more then just accessing publicly available data. It's not as if he clicked on an link and went "Oh, look, a bunch oh e-mail addresses!". There was effort involved into getting to that list.

That being said, even if he did run into a bunch of e-mail addresses by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.. e-mailing that list to someone and going "OMG LOOK AT THIS" was proof that he knew the seriousness of the list he found. It cannot be argued that he did not know what he was doing.

about 2 years ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Actually, they are both at fault here.
I don't see a huge effort by Andrew to contact AT&T and say "uh, guys, you have a huge problem here".
It's very easy to percieve his actions in a malicious way.
Not that AT&T didn't goof, but this was the wrong way to address it.

about 2 years ago
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New Pope Selected

coniferous Re:So.... (915 comments)

"this institution took four centuries to recognize that Galileo was right." Or more importantly, that the holocaust actually happened...

about 2 years ago
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Antivirus Firms Short-Changing Customers

coniferous Av software is scummy. (205 comments)

People who profit from other peoples' unethical behavior are accused of unethical behavior themselves? SHOCKER. AV companies are scum.

about 4 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Workplace Main-In-The-Middling SSL

coniferous coniferous writes  |  more than 4 years ago

coniferous (1058330) writes "Recently my work started Man-In-The-Middle attacking all SSL web sites. They have gotten around the usual warnings that pop up by making themselves a Root Certification Authority and self signing all the websites that go through their proxy. I think this is highly unethical and possibly unlawful. Whats the best way to bring this up to users that may not be technically inclined (I intend to go to the union about this and it's a difficult problem to explain)? Also, is this unlawful?"

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