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Why Does Amazon Want To Sell Its Own Smartphone, Anyway

hackajar1 Because of Google Play Store (60 comments)

I cannot stream Amazon Prime on any of my devices without having to side load Amazon Prime Video. That is 20 mil (in US) devices Amazon is not actively on right now.

about 6 months ago
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Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

hackajar1 Re:Did this really happen? (109 comments)

The point is that they performed illegal actions to generate a story. They did not find a story, they are the story.

about 6 months ago
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Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

hackajar1 Re:Did this really happen? (109 comments)

in 2009 the BBC paid a call center worker, who was assigned to the US, to take 3 calls for the UK queue and write down the callers CC number. The three callers were working for the BBC. They then published a story that "you cannot trust call centers in India", because they will take your number, and they pulled in the three "victims" to say on camera that they were appalled.

about 6 months ago
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Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

hackajar1 Did this really happen? (109 comments)

BBC has been known to have a fake player x and fake player y to create a story. So formula goes: Player X contact Player Y to do something illegal-> Player Y agrees to do something illegal + adds good sound bite -> BBC only reports from Player X point of view and uses "sound bite" to make Player Y, as representative industry,which now look deplorable to the common reader. Thus, this report should be taken with a grain of salt.

about 6 months ago
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'Obnoxious' RSA Protests, RSA Remains Mum

hackajar1 Re:What did you expect? (99 comments)

Did you RTFA? They only turned away people who PAID to be at the conference. "Expo Only" passes, I.e. plain old tech people, were allowed access. It is also worth noting that you are attempting to claim something as a "tech conference" and blatantly ignoring fact that it is a SECURITY CONFERENCE. How many free lunches has RSA given you? is probably a better question, seeing all of your pro-rsa talk on these topic.

about 8 months ago
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'Obnoxious' RSA Protests, RSA Remains Mum

hackajar1 Re:What lie? (99 comments)

This argument is very valid when you consider RSA is not directly in the encryption business, they only repackage other peoples ciphers, and have no one on staff who could verify anything. Oh wait...

about 8 months ago
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RSA Conference Boycott in danger of not happening

hackajar1 BSidesSF and Trusty Con (1 comments)

It notes that only BSidesSF, TrustyCon and non-paying (expo only) RSA people will be only people to be able to dine at this establishment.

about 9 months ago

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Smart Car Tipping Trending in San Francisco

hackajar1 hackajar1 writes  |  about 7 months ago

hackajar1 (1700328) writes "Is it a crime of opportunity or another page in the current chapter of Anti-Tech movement in San Francisco? Either way, the new crime trending in San Francisco invloves tipping Smart Cars on their side. While they only take 3 — 4 people to tip, this could just be kids simply having "fun" at the very expensive cost of car owners. Alternatively it could be part of a larger movement in San Francisco against anyone associated with HiTech, which is largely being blamed for neighborhood gentrification and rent spikes in recent years."
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OpenSSL / Bitcoin implementation of ECDSA Flaw discovered

hackajar1 hackajar1 writes  |  about 8 months ago

hackajar1 (1700328) writes "The FLUSH+RELOAD attack was used to prove that a private key can be extracted from Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithms (ECDSA) that use the secp256k1 named curve in under 200 messages of traffic. OpenSSL's implementation of ECDSA specifically was called out as having the flaw in the research paper. secp256k1 has been touted as a problem by researchers for some time, this is the first working PoC."
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RSA Conference Boycott in danger of not happening

hackajar1 hackajar1 writes  |  about 9 months ago

hackajar1 (1700328) writes "RSA and NSA boycotts come in many forms. In an attempt to slow down and aggravate "business as usual" and boycott at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco, a group of local hackers are attempting to buyout the closest and cheapest food option in the area, a Chevy's Restaurant. Quality and opinions of the establishment aside, anyone who has attended RSA Conference knows that this lunch spot has traditionally been a key meetup spot for vendors to do business, netting the restaurant over $17k in daily sales. Now with 2 days left in the fundraising, it appears they might not make their goal. They have even thrown in a free deck of Hackers Against Humanity cards to help sweeten the pot."
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