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Hacker Spoofs Track Plays To Top Music Charts

kju Re:Here you can hear some of his music (157 comments)

Addendum: And really, the "un-holiday party mix" is nearly on-par with some of the electronic shit popular these days. Rerecord it with better samples and maybe add some effects and nobody would think it is a troll track.

about 8 months ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

kju Re:Crime (318 comments)

Maybe something like this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_prison

As the Wikipedia also has that article in swedish, I would assume that this is a concept used in your country as well. I don't really know about details, but for example the german version states (for germany) that the prisoner under this program normally will be released to family on weekends.

about 10 months ago
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Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized

kju Re:HOW?? (620 comments)

This is what they claim. You might remember from the NSA documents that it appears standard procedure to cover the source of information by creating a plausible lie.

Of course they would never tell if they have enough metadata and surveillance to identify Tor users and hidden sites. It would be in their interest to keep us using a network they can penetrate.

about 10 months ago
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How To Foil NSA Sabotage: Use a Dead Man's Switch

kju What do you mean by "can"? (259 comments)

can the government force you to lie and state that you haven't been contacted when you actually have

As we should have learned, the government by large does not care if they "can" (in a legally sense), they just do it. But if necessary: Those rubber stamp courts will surely find a way to make it happen in a way which is legal on paper.

about a year ago
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The H Shuts Down

kju So learn German (94 comments)

I believe that most of the stuff on H Online is also available through the newsticker of Heise (http://www.heise.de/newsticker) in German. Which should not be such a surprise considering that H Online is/was operated by Heise (their UK part in this case) as well.

Heise is the publisher who publishes for example the well respected computer magazine c't in Germany.

1 year,11 days
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How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication

kju TOTP would solve the parallel access problem (58 comments)

Instead of using some custom two-factor authentication which is bound to a specific phone, they should use TOTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-based_One-time_Password_Algorithm). Then the same shared secret could be configured into several token generators (e.g. Google Authenticator on Android).

TOTP seems to become the standard for two-factor authentication, given that both Facebook and Google use this (Facebook provides its own limited code generator with their App) and also quite a few other significant services (e.g. Dropbox, Amazon AWS).

Google also provides a pam module for TOTP which allows one to setup TOTP for own services. I tried that yesterday: Installed the PAM module and added a key into Google Authenticator. Result: TOTP secured SSH login (by using normal account password with the token appended). TOTP support can also be added to non-PAM capable applications, for example a TOTP extension for Mediawiki exists. I tried that one as well and it is working great.

Google Authenticator App allows one to configure more than one account, so you can secure different services with TOTP and still have one central token generator App.

about a year ago
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Google Code Deprecates Download Service For Project Hosting

kju Re:So, "Don't Be Evil..." (185 comments)

So you put the binary content in a file in a branch and provide the link to the generated tar ball for that branch. It's not as if "file sharers" aren't used to having to unpack a archive which was inside another archive (which sometime was in even another archive).

about a year ago
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Canadian Man Wants To Trade Home For Bitcoins

kju Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (106 comments)

I'm not sure if you are correct, though. From the FA:

"Bitcoins are really hard to get your hands on if you want to get them in large quantities," he told the BBC when asked why he decided to accept the currency for his home. "I have a couple projects that I want to get started, and they will take a lot of Bitcoins."

So it sure sound like he will accept at least quite a large part in Bitcoins. The article states that the priced asked for currently equal about 5300 Bitcoin.

about a year ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

kju F*** you (386 comments)

I was a satisfied user of Bloglines for many years until it was overtaken and crippled by some Internet business. I reluctantly switched to Google Reader which had many shortcomings (e.g. no really persistent "keep unread" feature), but I got used to it because it was the only usable web RSS reader left.

Any now Google is killing this one as well. Thank you very much. Not.

about a year ago
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Swedish Pirate Party Threatened for Hosting the Pirate Bay

kju Kudos to them (164 comments)

I'm somewhat teared apart on this. On the one hand, it is great that they fight against this "Right Alliance". On the other hand, it appears quite foolish, considering the harsh sentences the TPB founders have received (we were told at that time, that what PirateBay does would be legal under swedish law, still they got very stiff sentences).

Kudos to them to stand up against this pressure, but I absolutely hope that none of them will have to face similar hard problems and sentences. And I hope that the pirate party will not get damage from this.

about a year and a half ago
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Minecraft Documentary Premiers On Pirate Bay As Well As Xbox Live

kju Mixed Message from the Creators (75 comments)

The creators should really decide what they feel. Because in the explanation on piratebay they show understanding if people won't buy before trying etc. but people should consider buying.

But then they use a file name containing "(pirate)" and also put at least one text scroller in the movie "Decided to pirate our movie, eh?"

No, i did not decide to pirate your movie. I downloaded it because you offered it for free download. I'm not a fan of Minecraft but if I like what I see I might have considered buying the movie.

But being insulted as a pirate when I just took their offer? This will surely not help positively with my decision if I shall give them money.

about a year and a half ago
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Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread

kju Re:60 days! Thats nothing. (440 comments)

For quite a while there is a third kind of milk, at least over here in Germany, so called "prolonged freshness" (lÃnger frisch).

By either microfiltration or short heating of the milk (much less than UHT) you get milk which will stay fresh for about two to three weeks. The dealers love that milk because there is less risk of waste and they only need to order less frequently. Unfortunately there is absolutely no gain to the customer because once the milk was first opened, it will bet bad as fast as "normal" milk. Also the "longer fresh" milk tastes not so good.

These days it is getting rather hard to get "normal" (fresh/traditional made) milk.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Anniversary: Duisburg, zother, DE

kju Re:Kontakt (6 comments)

Habs leider nicht geschafft. Habt Ihr Euch denn getroffen?

about 2 years ago
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Slashdot Anniversary: Duisburg, zother, DE

kju Kontakt (6 comments)

Vielleicht auf anderem Wege Kontakt aufnehmen um ggf. Details zu besprechen?

about 2 years ago
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Another EUSecWest NFC Trick: Ride the Subway For Free

kju Re:More like... (135 comments)

If you do such a stunt, always carry another paid-for ticket with you. By doing so many of the possible charges like riding without a ticket can not be applied.

Even Fraud might be off the table because the fraud would normally be that you made the machine believe that you have a valid ticket. But in that case you have a valid ticket, so likely no Fraud (depends on the country and their laws).

about 2 years ago

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Employee outsources programming job to China, spends day websurfing

kju kju writes  |  about a year and a half ago

kju (327) writes "The security blog of Verizon has the story of an investigation of unauthorized VPN access from china which came to unexpected findings.

Investigators found invoices from an chinese contractor who had actually done the work of the employee who spent the day watching cat videos and visiting eBay and Facebook. The man had fedexed his RSA token to the contractor and paid only about 1/5th of his income for the contracting service. Because he provided clean code on time, he was noted in his performance reviews to be the best programmer in the building. According to the article, the man had similar scams running with other companies."
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kju kju writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kju (327) writes "Apple just updated their webpages and store: The Macbook now features a Intel Core 2 Duo processor instead of Intel Core Duo. The price and all other details seem to be unchanged."

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