NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook
...supenoed Facebook for her current address?
Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All
Almost all the reports are getting the gist of the paper wrong -- any press summation that doesn't go into the paper to understand it will get it wrong. The paper goes into deep detail that Apple has several services that, while protected by several layers of security that could be bypassed, can transfer data in the clear. There are also several services that don't have any obvious connecting software.
It's a rather deep hacker-style dive into iOS.
A good video about this is by TWiT Network. At http://twit.tv/sn465 Security Now ep 465 has expert Steve Gibson explain the actual paper.
OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week
A Tumblr site popped up a few days ago called OpenSSL Valhalla Rampage. The blogger there is going through all the commits and posting the juicy funny comments there. This includes killing... and rekilling... VMS support (which reminds me of Maxim 37: there is no such thing as overkill...), stripping out now-stupid abstractions and optimizations of the unoptimizables, and more.
Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) On Every Raspberry Pi
An offer of over $300 in value! Get yours now!
* Based on purchase of a Model B from direct authorized sellers. Does not include shipping or purchase at authorized resellers. Must be run from a Raspbery Pi computer board. Storage, display, keyboard, mouse, and power supply not included. Model A does not include Ethernet.
Feinstein and Rogers: No Clemency For Snowden
Someone get those call logs! I bet he called and nobody listened!
I wish my car could...
Seriously. Search for home, BLIP! and you're there.
Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?
I've posted them up on my G+ account, so I'll just link to that instead of repeating myself here. Just remember, though, I come from a 3G to a 4 to a 5.
Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May
LibAV's a badly forked version that's several revisions behind FFmpeg. Plus, this is Debian -- non-free codecs like H.264 are stripped out and are probably really supported by a seperate non-free repository.
I'd rather strip LibAV out and compile my own version of FFmpeg for faster encodes.
Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Company Their Subscriber List Is Compromised?
1. Open up the compromizing email's headers. Locate the first ISP beyond yours -- 99% of the time it's not there's. Contact THAT company.
2. File a complaint with the FCC. They are getting more active against exploits.
3. Locate your Attorney General's office and ask if there are any state laws against spam. There is one in Maryland that is compatible with CAN SPAM, and has been tested in the courts. If you got one, lawyer up and sue the company -- some companies only respond by judicial inquiry.
4. Blacklist the company publicly.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Anti-Spam Service Extortion?
True, but then they'd be hit with proof: The spam that hit the spamtrap from that IP address. They keep those things!
UCEProtect isn't the first one to get sued. It won't be the last.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Anti-Spam Service Extortion?
There is a reason you are listed:
* You have spam originating from your system for too long of a time.
* You are unresponsive to reports.
So, your entire network range is listed. Everyone is bouncing emails. Everyone is complaining to you, and you've noticed. You've been forwarded the site, and you're contemplating just paying them off... except that it just won't work. You'll be relisted again, and with reason -- someone on your network spammed and nobody's listening.
* If you haven't done so, open up abuse@ and point it to somebody with the power to diagnose, disable, and close accounts.
* If the guy behind abuse@ doesn't have said above power, GIVE IT TO HIM.
* If the guy behind abuse@ does, but doesn't use it, FIRE HIM.
* If you haven't done so, disable outbound port 25 at your border router with the exception of an out-bound SMTP server.
* Put an outbound spam filter in place.
If you are unwilling to do the above, then there is one last thing you will eventually do: CLOSE SHOP.
Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?
Simply put, do it Mythbusters/Alton Brown style. Their recent episode of Mythbusters did a full dinner that was cooked by the car's engine.
Canonical To Remove Sun Java From Repositories, Users' Machines
Gentoo saw the license expiring, and did a proactive thing: flipped the "fetch restriction" flag back on, forcing users to pull it manually and slap it into the right place to install/upgrade.
Bin Laden Hideout Recreated In Counter-Strike
...soon, Team Fortress 2. This will be the next RedFort.
GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons
First, half the features in Gnome 1.x go in Gnome 2. Then the steady removal of options and features. Now they're *)!@#( with the window features that are standard on all windowing systems in the major OS's?!?
I'm glad I already moved onto KDE. I couldn't hack Gnome Option/feature Removal Syndrome (GOFRS).
4chan Gives 90-Year-Old Vet a Great Birthday
The power of 4chan and Anonymous is tremendous. It must be held carefully. This is one good example of how to put this power for good instead of evil.
Best Solutions For Massive Home Hard Drive Storage?
Sounds like you need a Drobo (from http://www.drobo.com./ The various units are expensive, and you'll probably need the Drobo FS if I read your post correctly. The upshot is, though, it's expandable to 20 TB of space. Just shove a drive in.
(Note: Not a Drobo vendor, just a fan who wants one himself)
Israel Repeals iPad Ban
At least they finally got it tested so it proved what it said. Isralies are picky to a fault.
But you can't ship 'em in yet. Limit's only one per person, so no gifting yet.
Keep SSH Sessions Active, Or Reconnect?
Seriously, reconnect. The keys used for the encryption will change, and it's multiply keyed to boot. Check the discussion on SSL (which SSH uses) on Steve Gibson's Security Now podcast. http://twit.tv/sn
Microsoft Bots Effectively DDoSing Perl CPAN Testers
Looks like Microsoft's Bing managers are on it. They'll make it worse in no-time flat. :)
BTW, the difference between a DDOS and a Slashdotting? You know why your site went down -- you got linked!
Boffins build bendy paper battery (2.5V, postage stamp size)
Finally some hard data. 2.5V in a postage-stamp size. How many amps?
You know... I'll think I'll keep some items of a more technical nature here in this journal. Kinda like Jerry Pornell's musings from Byte magazine... except maybe more intresting.
I just saw an ad from Virgin for prepaid cellular, and after a little checking on virginmobileusa.com... saw that it was carried over Sprint, and was comparable to a flat-rate AT&T Free2Go plan.
It also looks like Voicestream^W T-Mobile dropped their prepaid plan, leaving it up to AT&T, Verizon, and TracFone.