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Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless

cortana NTLM? Seriously? (615 comments)

What kind of incompetent fool would still use such a pathetically weak password hashing scheme?

more than 3 years ago

Sweden May Mandate Opt-in For Cookie Transfer

cortana Ridiculous (115 comments)

Will they forbid the interpretation of TCP sequence numbers without explicit user permission too?

more than 3 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

cortana Re:Virtualization to the rescue (705 comments)

You forgot to mention the existence of serial consoles in your eagerness to shill for VMWare.

more than 3 years ago

UK Government Wants to Spring Ahead Two Hours

cortana Re:Screws up transatlantic business (554 comments)

So why not open the LSE at the same actual *time* and ignore this political tomfoolery?

more than 3 years ago

Cracking Passwords With Amazon EC2 GPU Instances

cortana Re:Dictionnary attack doesn't show any weakness (217 comments)

And that is exactly what you do in the real world.

e.g., pam_unix allows you to set the 'rounds' parameter to slow the calculations, in case the increased default is not paranoid enough for you.

The original article simply gives us a bunch of SHA1 hashes, unmodified, unsalted. Far too weak for real-world use, yes.

more than 3 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Java Flaw Exploitation

cortana Re:Nice try (238 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Lightspark 0.4.2 Open Source Flash Player Released

cortana Re:which one (172 comments)

I refer you to "Interesting times for Linux Flash support" at I don't know why more (any) LWN articles aren't linked to from Slashdot.

more than 4 years ago

How To Exploit NULL Pointers

cortana Re:OS dependent (139 comments)

Pfft. It says, right there, "on Linux". What else could that possibly mean? :)

more than 4 years ago

A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash

cortana Re:Flash aint so bad (391 comments)

A standard that Microsoft, Apple and Google would have ignored.

more than 4 years ago

A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash

cortana Re:This is early days for the video tag (391 comments)

Jobs does not spread make these comments out of spite.

Apple have put a tremendous effort into developing a closed platform where they vet every application that their users run. It is not in their interest to allow this to be bypassed by making Flash available on the iPhone and the iPad; therefore they discourage its use on their desktop platform by ensuring that the resulting user experience is unpleasant (that is, buggy and slow).

The public comments from Jobs about Flash is another prong of this stragegy: Apple is leveraging their fanatical fanbase to spread anti-flash propoganda.

I swear that the 1984 commercial is growing more and more ironic every day...

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says It Never Meant To Knock Cryptome Offline

cortana Re:That's the DMCA for you... (176 comments)

Microsoft sends DMCA takedown to server provider, server provider must take on the liability or take down the whole server

Cite please?

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla's VP of Engineering On H.264

cortana Re:Just open up the video architecture (675 comments)

You'll only have to experience the media plugin hell if you insist on using Firefox. Everyone else will have h.264 video that just works.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Hints At Support For Free/Open Formats With HTML5

cortana Re:VP 3 vs VP 8 (133 comments)

Ogg theora is no longer the same as VP 3. It has had many years of improvements!

Are there any decent comparisons of the two?

more than 4 years ago

Apple Voiding Smokers' Warranties?

cortana Re:Good for apple (1078 comments)

Your statement about the use of medial resources comes across as both glib and selfish.

If the tax paid by smokers went into a fund that could only be used to treat smokers, and the only source of publicly funded medical care for smokers was that fund, then you would have a point.

more than 4 years ago


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