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Australian Police Database Lacked Root Password

madman101 Re:Even if unlocked still breaking and entering (214 comments)

"Can you be charged with breaking and entering a house that has the door left wide open?"

NO, but you can be charged with trespassing and if you take anything, burglary. If the door was closed but not locked it would be breaking and entering. IANAL, but I just asked one...

more than 5 years ago

Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too

madman101 Like everything else (284 comments)

they will just raise the price for everyone else.

more than 4 years ago

Verizon 4G LTE Tests Planned For Seattle, Boston

madman101 Re:Canada getting 21bps (46 comments)

I was talking to a Verizon rep about this the other day. He said they will do tower to tower over the LTE network until it hits one with a fiber connection, at least in the beginning. But yes, to really see these speeds, you would need fiber not copper to the towers.

more than 5 years ago

Break-In Compromises 160k Medical Records At UC Berkeley

madman101 Re:Duh.. (167 comments)

From the university's press release:

The attackers accessed a public Web site and subsequently bypassed additional secured databases stored on the same server.

OK, What moron keeps sensitive databases on a public web server?

more than 5 years ago

Obama Moves To Link Pentagon With NASA

madman101 Re:Nothing new here... (491 comments)

And the Hubble is based on the KH-11 - which is why the mirror was screwed up.

about 6 years ago

CCC Hackers Break DECT Telephones' Security

madman101 Re:I had no idea (116 comments)

As I get the article, the DECT system has pretty good security. The problem is, it can be disabled almost on request! It's pretty easy to attack sloppy implementations of any security system, no matter how secure. I may be wrong, the version I read was pretty mangled...

more than 6 years ago

Windows Is Dead – Long Live Midori?

madman101 Re:Not Web Based (695 comments)

This is Slashdot. Don't confuse the issue with facts...

more than 6 years ago


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