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Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install

mshenrick Don't use IE (489 comments)

It seems from the MSDN link this can be avoided by simply not using Internet Explorer, as if you needed another reason not to

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Officially Kills New Flash Installations On Android

mshenrick Now we get a proper iPlayer app (313 comments)

I don't welcome this. I've backed it up to my SD card

One good thing, however, is that the BBC will have to make an iPlayer app

"But there's already an iPlayer app!"

No there isn't. It's just a shortcut to open the browser to BBC iPlayer's site

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

mshenrick Re:I don't believe it (454 comments)

But, Unlike Android (when enabled), it doesn't prompt for the key before booting the OS, so it's only partly encrypted. Yes the OS is mounted read only on iOS (as on Android by default) jailbreaking changes this, as does rooting, but you can't if it's fully encrypted

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

mshenrick Re:I don't believe it (454 comments)

Unlike Android (when enabled), it doesn't prompt for the key before booting the OS, so it's only partly encrypted. Yes the OS is mounted read only on iOS (as on Android by default) jailbreaking changes this, as does rooting, but you can't if it's fully encrypted

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

mshenrick Android is still more secure (454 comments)

I hate to be that Android fanboy, but Android has full OS encryption, which is much harder to crack

more than 2 years ago
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FTC Reportedly Fining Google $22.5 Million Over Safari Privacy Abuse

mshenrick No exploit (175 comments)

Form what I remember, safari blocks third party cookies by default. Google used a trick to make it accept them that didn't really 'exploit' the software, as it was not really a bug. It's Apple's fault for having a browser with that flaw! You are responsible for code running on your computer. You cannot force a computer to accept a cookie! And sending cookies is not a crime!

more than 2 years ago
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Is It Time To End Our Love Affair With the QWERTY Keyboard?

mshenrick Dvorak! (557 comments)

Dvorak has been around for years!

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Forces Google To Degrade Android Features

mshenrick Android had it first! (498 comments)

I'm sure iOS only got that with Siri, but Android has had it form 1.0!

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Releases IOS Security Guide

mshenrick Haven't they heard of redsn0w (91 comments)

Each step of the boot-up process contains components that are cryptographically signed by Apple to ensure integrity, and proceeds only after verifying the chain of trust. This includes the bootloaders, kernel, kernel extensions, and baseband firmware.

Haven't they heard of redsn01? (although A5 devices are more secure)

more than 2 years ago
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UK "No Tracking Law" Now In Effect

mshenrick SettingsPrivacyAccept Cookies (208 comments)

If you care enough to lobby the government, you care nough to be able to find out how to disable cookies on your browser. Do I have to inform users that Apache saves logs?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Blocks 3d-Party Browsers In Windows RT, Says Mozilla Counsel

mshenrick Sounds Familiar (329 comments)

It must be like owning an iPad! Also, surely it can only block known browsers

more than 2 years ago
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B&N Pulls Linux Format Magazine Over Feature On 'Hacking'

mshenrick I think the latest issue will be too (301 comments)

I live in the UK and am subscribed. I received it, back in February. It's about penetration testing, not cr/hacking, but the title is sensationalised. The latest issue says 'beat the CIA' and is about security and encryption

more than 2 years ago
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German Court Rules That Clients Responsible For Phishing Losses

mshenrick Re:Online banking uses outdated crypto (245 comments)

Many banks in England, like mine, Barclays, use a device that looks like a calculator with a card slot to give you a 1-time password after entering your pin on it

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Tries To Force Google To Unlock User's Android Phone

mshenrick Encryption? (385 comments)

So is it encrypted? If not, I'm sure the techies can work around it without Google's help. If it is, then Google can't help anyway

more than 2 years ago
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Have Online Comment Sections Become Specious?

mshenrick They need a better system (429 comments)

They only work if you have a vote-based, threaded commenting systems like on here, but the best example is on reddit. Then you can see the best comments easily and reply

more than 2 years ago
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Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

mshenrick Deny that you're a member (550 comments)

Say you're not on Facebook. Hide yourself from search, or deactivate your account temporarily

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US?

mshenrick Re:Linux Format is good (562 comments)

PS. it comes with a disc but I only use it as a live CD if I cba to burn a new ubuntu one. All the software on it is free

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US?

mshenrick Linux Format is good (562 comments)

I live in the UK and read Linux Format and the Linux Magazine. Future publishing also do a Mac format and loads on windows obviously

more than 2 years ago
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Package Signing Comes To Pacman and Arch Linux

mshenrick I just live on the edge (103 comments)

I feel like such a fearless badman for running arch linux before the packages were signed

more than 2 years ago

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Anti-Piracy Company Claim to Keylog, hack webcams

mshenrick mshenrick writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mshenrick writes "“All it requires is for someone to search for the keywords ‘Jogaiah music download’ and it automatically tracks them down,” he said. “If they have a webcam on their system and it’s switched on, it will also capture the photo of the offender.”

is this a computer illiterate false claim, or do they claim to hack innocent users computers"

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