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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

deverox Just like a Govt Backdoor. (299 comments)

While I actually agree that this type of feature SHOULD exist I think it is better implemented at the Operator level by them implementing IMEI blocking like every other major carrier around the world. This "kill switch" sounds like a huge target for hackers as all they need to do is break down one wall and they have access to everyones phones kill switch. Much like when China and other Rogue states infiltrated Gmail and other mail carriers years ago it wasnt through the front door but the secret back door that the Govt had installed.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Automatically Logging Non-Computerized Equipment Use?

deverox Eletronic Log? (130 comments)

What about a system where when people use the system the swipe their badge on a logging device? Wouldnt be 100% perfect but would be better than paper as people are lazy. If the devices have stand alone monitors you could put make the power for the monitor (not the test equipment) tied to the badge reader?

about 6 months ago
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Petraeus Case Illustrates FBI Authority To Read Email

deverox Auto Encrypt Scripts that run after 5.5 months? (228 comments)

Are there any plugins, scripts, extensions etc that one could install that automatically encrypts stuff that is over 5 months old? Occasionally I need stuff from back then when I would need to search for it -- which I guess would be problematic? Is there a solution to protecting this stuff w/o deleting it from the server?

about 2 years ago
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Cell Phone Interception At Def Con

deverox Re:Will there be any GSM calls with "no user-input (95 comments)

You can set your phone to GSM only.. (which lots of people do as it increases battery life and generally gives a better call quality) .. Or just put a few phones doing data connections on UMTS at the time of the demo.. It will take up most of the connection (used to be max of 7 per cell).. then everyone else will be diverted to GSM

more than 4 years ago
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Cell Phone Interception At Def Con

deverox Re:Verizon (95 comments)

I have it on good authority (I've worked at my fair share of cell phone operators globally) that all of the Major networks around the world will be going to LTE.. If they are on CDMA now (like Verizon) they will go straight to LET, if they are on GSM / wCDMA / UMTS they will go to LTE next..

Its not a question of if but when..

more than 4 years ago
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Six Bomb Blasts Around Central London

deverox Re:Mobile network switched off... (3468 comments)

The mobiel network in london was running at about 90% capacity but still operational. During emergencies a priority system is implamented so that emergency services and then government officieals get priority use on the network. Text messages is still the best way to communicate with people in London today.

more than 9 years ago

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Best way to backup data across multiple Windows PC

deverox deverox writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deverox (177930) writes "My parents have a few windows XP PC's in their home that are all networked. I am trying to figure out the best way to automatically backup the important data (photos etc) from one PC to another to protect against a hard drive failure. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would rather it be software based and use the space ont he existing PC's rather than an external drive."

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