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Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes

kensan Re:sounds great (375 comments)

The Guardian Project is an effort to increase the security of Android. A quote from the website:

The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.


Here is a link to their February project update to give you an idea what they are working on: https://guardianproject.info/2012/02/09/february-2012-project-update/

more than 2 years ago

OpenPGP Implemented In JavaScript

kensan Re:Whats this obsession for everything in Javascri (167 comments)

Yes, that also raises the question why you read/answer encryption worthy emails via webmail but I would argue it is still an improvement that your key does not need to leave your machine.

more than 3 years ago

What Can a Lawyer Do For Open Source?

kensan Recent Talk at 27C3 (162 comments)

Yesterday Tiffany Strauchs Rad who describes herself as a "hacker lawyer" gave a related talk at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/Fahrplan/events/4236.en.html Recordings of this talk should be available soon. At the end of her talk where a similar question was asked and her answer was more or less: "follow me on twitter (TiffanyRad)".

about 4 years ago

Are All Bugs Shallow? Questioning Linus's Law

kensan Re:Bugs are an error in the... (596 comments)

You get what the subsystem maintainers merge into their trees and what Linus in turn merges into his tree so...

more than 4 years ago

The Pirate Bay Is Being Sued Again

kensan Re:Surprise Surprise. (224 comments)

Let's hope TPB have a better plan than to hand over their whites as ransom money...

more than 5 years ago

Debian Bug Leaves Private SSL/SSH Keys Guessable

kensan Re:stupid stupid stupid (670 comments)

The original change was tracked in the debian Bugtracking system at: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=363516
The offending patch: http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-openssl/openssl/trunk/rand/md_rand.c?rev=141&view=diff&r1=141&r2=140&p1=openssl/trunk/rand/md_rand.c&p2=/openssl/trunk/rand/md_rand.c
The fix: http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-openssl/openssl/trunk/crypto/rand/md_rand.c?rev=300&view=diff&r1=300&r2=299&p1=openssl/trunk/crypto/rand/md_rand.c&p2=/openssl/trunk/crypto/rand/md_rand.c

more than 6 years ago



Firewall Builder 4.0 released

kensan kensan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kensan (682362) writes "Version 4.0 of the well-known opensource project Firewall Builder has been released. Firewall Builder is a firewall configuration management application. Quote from the website: 'This is a major upgrade. We have been testing the new version internally and in beta release for several months and we believe it is ready for production use. The new version comes with support for high availability firewall configurations, including heartbeat, vrrpd, keepalived, conntrackd on Linux, CARP and pfsync on OpenBSD and PIX failover configuration. It can generate configuration scripts to manage ip addresses, VLAN, bridge and bonding interfaces on the firewall. Drop-in support for OpenWRT firewall script is now available, as well as experimental integration with IPCOP firewall appliances. The GUI has supports undo/redo of unlimited depth and was generally streamlined and has many other improvements.'"
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Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino passed away

kensan kensan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kensan (682362) writes "Dragos Ruiu announced on the OpenBSD-misc mailing list that Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino, best known in his role as IPv6 KAME project core researcher, has passed away. Itojun did the vast majority of the work to get IPv6 into the BSD network stacks. He was also instrumental in moving IPv6 forward in all aspects through his participation in IETF protocol design meetings. Itojun was helpful to everyone around him, and dedicated to his work. He believed and worked toward making technology available to everyone. Kerneltrap also has some information: http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Jun-ichiro_itojun_Hagino"
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