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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

when it's dead!

7 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

what kind of support does a carrier offer exactly?

8 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

No it is no old. I have one and it is still working perfectly. Running the latest version of android (thank you CM)

8 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

sorry I forgot to quote. I was referring specifically to this

Well let's assume you are correct. Just go download the publicly available android update and put it on your phone. If it's just a software component like you say, then it should just work.

What's more so : there is no publicly "available android update" that includes a patch for 4.3-.
If it were in existence, rebuilding the components is easy, getting them on a "unlocked -as in bootloader- phone" is the challenge. But if the bootloader is unlocked, chances are the user is tech savvy and the device is in "the supported devices list" of some custom android project out there (CM/AOKP/OMNIUM/PA to name few).

9 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

these are to diffrent types of locks. One is a SIMLOCK : cannot use any other SIM card, the other is bootloader LOCK (no way of installing anything other than the SIGNED/blessed OS/FIRMWARE from the MANUFACTURER). in regard to the second type some phone are better than others : can unlock the bootloader easily, with provided tools (no need for exploits).
If the bootloader can be unclocked you can always go the aosp/custom way, but there will be a point where that won't work, mainly because of the non opensource components.

9 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

in theory it could, but in practice not so much, why? see your second point !

9 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

kenshin33 Re:The solution is obvious (478 comments)

3) sue HTC for selling an unsafe device, and spend all my money for a very dubious outcome

strength in numbers

9 hours ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

kenshin33 Re:Think of the children! (385 comments)

no need to say more. thank you good sir!

yesterday
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

kenshin33 Re:Think of the children! (385 comments)

I'm genuinely curious ? what "someone" had his life destroyed ????

yesterday
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

kenshin33 Re: Better Link (190 comments)

ah I see. Because here (Canada), the last couple of years, both SMS and MMS are free (for any destination at all, as long as it is sent from withing Canada)

yesterday
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

kenshin33 Re:Better Link (190 comments)

, is that from experience? (never used it, SMS is free and universal more importantly does the job for me )

2 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

kenshin33 Re:Telegram (190 comments)

or textSecure?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

kenshin33 Re:Paranoid? (184 comments)

^^^what he said. On some nexus devices (recent ones) you can unlock later without wiping (BootUnlocker app for example, it's available in the play store and opensource ). You might consider building everything your self and SIGN your builds with your own keys (something other than the test key, as the private keys for those are available to anyone) and make sure any recovery you'd use enforces "signature verification" (and that it can not be disabled)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

kenshin33 Re:do it yourself (184 comments)

newer motorola devices are unlock-able with fastboot! All you need is a key, that you can get freely on motorola website, the trick is that you need to agree to somethingS ( among then : warranty is void)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

kenshin33 Re:Cyanogen? (184 comments)

the only shady part is unlocking (the only way to unlock some devices is through an exploit --a security flaw--) the bootloader! the rest can be done with the platform-tools you can get with the android SDK!

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

kenshin33 Re:good points, except Google DOES provide su (184 comments)

that's not from google, root is enabled by default Engenering and debug builds (from AOSP) the minute you lunch $device-user bye bye root.
and it comes in one and only one form : adb root (the ability to have root access from adb)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

kenshin33 Re:install applications, CAs, encrypt storage, set (184 comments)

I'm not certain, but I think there is, CTS you need that and comply with ACD (Android Compatibility Definition) to be even considered for a license to ship the Google apps.

about a week ago
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Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

kenshin33 Re: 90 days to fix (129 comments)

can't they -the user- hire "a true überwizard " to do it?

about a month ago

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ToS a new genre of DRM?

kenshin33 kenshin33 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kenshin33 (1694322) writes "And they wonder why people pirate. The story, In a nutshell : some people are being banned from EA forms for violating ToS => ban from Origin (EA store) which leads to not being able to play games that those people have paid for. This guy in particular has lost his access to even EA games bought on STEAM for something he didn't even do (banned because someone caused at him in a post and included his username in that post ) :
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.328868-EA-now-issuing-permanent-Origin-bans-through-content-filter?page=1 ."

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Euro Comm to cough €12m for copyright infring

kenshin33 kenshin33 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kenshin33 (1694322) writes "

The European Commission must pay software firm Systran €12 million in damages for infringing its copyright when it asked other companies to work on Systran's software, the EU's General Court has ruled. Systran created a specially adapted version of its Systran-Unix machine translation software for the Commission, calling it EC-Systran Unix, between 1997 and 2002.

That begs the question : if Gouv agency (or any other entity) contracts some software firm to do some work, does this ruling implies that any maintenance should be done the same firm and no one else ??? talk about a nice side effect ..."
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Either with us or with wikileaks

kenshin33 kenshin33 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kenshin33 (1694322) writes "Some people are still living in the 50ies. Where TV screen ar in black and white, no colors. Believe it or not that's the actual washington post article title. :
Some say attacking WikiLeaks would be fruitless. Really? In the past year, the Iranian nuclear system has been crippled by a computer worm called "Stuxnet," which has attacked Iran's industrial systems and the personal computers of Iranian nuclear scientists. To this day, no one has traced the origin of the worm. Imagine the impact on WikiLeaks's ability to distribute additional classified information if its systems were suddenly and mysteriously infected by a worm that would fry the computer of anyone who downloaded the documents. WikiLeaks would probably have very few future visitors to its Web site."

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Unused Windows Licences

kenshin33 kenshin33 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kenshin33 (1694322) writes "When ever, one wants to buy a new laptop, it comes with an attached windows license. What would happen if one doesn't want that? what one can do about it.
I'm sure that will be different from country to country.
I'd really like input from every where in the world, success/failure stories (especially in canada/US)."

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