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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

robmv Re:Wreak havoc on corporate networks, SSL observat (88 comments)

The default is:

  1. Allow User MITM (pinning not enforced if the trust anchor is a user inserted CA, default)

So CAs inserted by the corporate networks will be allowed, only verified for CAs shipped by Mozilla

3 days ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

robmv Re:Redhat is Great (232 comments)

I wish more people were sued to use a Linux distro

5 days ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

robmv Re:Dump SELinux and systemd, make it easier (232 comments)

SELinux is another leyer of security people should learn. Is it difficult the first time you use it? true, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful.

Every time someone says that SELinux should be disabled, instead of learining how to use it, I remember the days when Windows changed from FAT to NTFS, and people said "disable NTFS, format FAT, filesystem permissions are difficult" :)

5 days ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

robmv Re:Troll (371 comments)

For once we beat Debian packaging then

# yum list java-1.8.0-openjdk
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Installed Packages
java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64 ... ...

about three weeks ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

robmv Re:Simple (205 comments)

Input this code I show you on screen with this virtual keyboard, and the OS filter everu other input event from that device that is not targeted to that keyboard, validate the input and accept or reject the device, annoying I know, but not impossible to protect

about a month ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

robmv Old attack (205 comments)

This kind of attack is not new, the new part are the examples of generic devices with hacked firmware to do that. This can be solved easily requesting user autorization before activating any USB device type, for example, before telling the system that there is a new USB network device, ask the user for confirmation. The trick is with input devices, where the new device could be replacing a broken one (keyboard or mouse), the confirmation can be done requesting the user to type a code displayed on screen or using the mouse to use a on screen keyboard in order to accept the input device for general usage. The other problem is with devices permanently attached, assume that any attached device at boot time is trusted, If someone replaced your USB device when you weren't present other more awful things couls have been done.

about a month ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

robmv Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs

Alan Kay

http://www.drdobbs.com/archite...

about 2 months ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

robmv Re:What moron puts IPMI public facing? (102 comments)

I have seen manufacturers enabling their IPMI implementation by default, sharing the primary network interface, add that many people don't know what IPMI is and you get this problem, lot of IPMI devices accesible from the internet

about 2 months ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

robmv Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (167 comments)

It is a problem of the Android tools for OS X and Windows, on a Linux distribution with a compiled kernel with KVM virtualization enabled (any modern distro), you only install the x86 image and start it without any other install or configuration needed, who would have said that using Linux would be easier than Windows hehe. The only downside is that if you start using KVM VMs, other virtualization solutions like VirtualBox can not be used at the same time, so if you need a Windows VM for your daily work you must run it inside KVM or not use it at all when running Android x86 images

about 2 months ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

robmv Designed and tested by? (431 comments)

Who built it isn't more important to who designed and tested it. In Venezuela, the state has partenrships with Chinese manufacturers, I have no plan to buy a Chinese mede car here because we don't have a certification or testing infraestructure, we don't have verified dummy tests like USA and Europe has. Why a Chinese made vehicle that pass USA certifications and tests be any different in quality than one make in Europe, if they are different in quality and both passes the tests, the tests are the problem

about 2 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:Translation: (361 comments)

Are you repeating what I said?

go to vimeo with a Windows 7 Firefox or Linux with GStreamer plugins and it will play without plugins

about 4 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:Translation: (361 comments)

Firefox already support h.264, go to vimeo with a Windows 7 Firefox or Linux with GStreamer plugins and it will play without plugins

about 4 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:What a fscking disaster (361 comments)

Youtube uses EME for 1080p streams, no EME and you only get 720p or lower

about 4 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv Re:PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

Looks like they fixed the offer

UPDATE: Our priority for DRIVECLUB is to enable you to play and enjoy everything it has to offer and PlayStation recognises that the prior plan for DRIVECLUB entitlement for the upgrade to the PS Plus edition was not appropriate. As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DRIVECLUB.

Now, If you intend on downloading DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition, and upgrading to the full game experience, you will have access to the full game even if your PlayStation Plus subscription runs out.

about 4 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv Re:PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

Interesting, then they only need to sell the base game for like 10$ and problem solved. Let's see if this is fixed, It is somewhat torelable to ignore a small 5$ DLC, but not a 50$ one if you close your PS+ subscription

about 4 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

This is standard on PS+, if you get a "free" game via PS+ (all games received for "free" are tied to your subscription, PS+ discounted ones aren't) and you buy DLC for it, the DLC becomes unusable if you end your PS+ subscription. Sony tells you that when you hit the download button for one of those "free" games. You can buy the base game later if you don't want to continue paying for the PS+ subscription, and then your DLC will be usable on that game. I am a PS+ subscriber, I avoid to buy DLC for the "free" games for this reason, but everything is perfectly clear on the store when you buy.

about 4 months ago
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Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

robmv Re:Thanks RMS (394 comments)

You and me are probably near the same side, being balanced in our needs for freedom and commercial software to succeed, but I think that for every extremist, from jailed devices, data miners, etc. we need the other kind of extremist like Mr. Stallman. It is the only way to have balance.

about 4 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

robmv Re: This sounds more like incompetence... (191 comments)

download files without notification: dictionary updates
read contacts: suggestions
modify or delete contents of USB storage: I don't know why it needs this one, store dictionary outside private app directory?
view accounts on the device: suggest your email address

about 4 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

robmv Re:The build process is still shyte (?) (435 comments)

When I was trying to learn a more system level languages from higher level ones like Smalltalk, I found Makefiles to be archaic. I was delighted when IBM introduced what they called Configuration files on VisualAge C++ (PDF) (see Chapter3. An introduction to configuration files). It was easy to manage and the integration with the IDE was great (one of the first C++ IDEs I really liked). But the configuration files were hated by the people used to the Makefiles, it wasn't well received. As an newbie at that time with C++, I loved them, today I can tolerate Makefiles but they are more archaic now than before.

about 4 months ago

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