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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

trifish You want the best way? You got it. (423 comments)

So what is the best way to secure this remaining Windows XP systems?

If you can't keep the box permanently offline, then the best way to secure Windows XP after the EOL date is to uninstall it. By believing otherwise you are only fooling yourself.

about 10 months ago

ICANN Considers Using '' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

trifish When greed breaks stuff (164 comments)

All the people who warned them that they will cause permanent micro- and macro- disasters all over the world have been ignored. Due to greed. Let them be proud of their achievement.

about a year ago

WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

trifish Sure sounds like something different (257 comments)

Are you sure it's really a honest acquisition and not a lame attempt to use a portion of your huge pile of money just to monopolize a market you're afraid of slowly losing?

about a year ago

Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App

trifish Hate to rain on your parade (216 comments)

I fail to see how Bitcoin is private and confidential. All the transactions are public (inherently by design). And if you buy bitcoins somewhere with your CC or paypal or bank, it is possible to link the bitcoins to your name.

If you buy them with cash, you could as well buy one of those cash coupons that porn sites might accept too. Then, you gain TRUE anonymity and, as a bonus, you and the seller avoid the massive volatility of the currency (100x decrease/increase in value over a day).

1 year,12 days

Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

trifish Re:Insurance (937 comments)

Maybe in the US where you can settle even criminal offenses out of court if you have the cash.

But in the EU, if you kill someone with a car, you HAVE TO be sued by the government because criminal offenses cannot be settled out of court here.

1 year,20 days

EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

trifish Re:Where? (177 comments)

RTFA: The former US National Security Agency worker would testify by interactive video link from Russia, where he has been granted temporary asylum.

Heh. Would be funny if the packets were routed via the US and patriotically "deep-inspected" by the NSA.

1 year,20 days

Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

trifish Oxyomoronic (163 comments)

Using facebook in any way + caring about your privacy
= mutually exclusive.

about a year ago

IETF To Change TLS Implementation In Applications

trifish Ok (80 comments)

Just, please, this time, try to be more careful about who joins your working groups. And especially what their true intentions are.

Sometimes when someone tries to "simplify deployment" or "offers insight to prevent user confusion", etc., you may want to think twice. History repeats itself, you know.

about a year ago

Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

trifish All right (257 comments)

Only an idiot would run a browser on an OS with unpatched vulnerabilities. Windows XP will not get any security issues fixed after April 2014. If you ignore those simple facts, you deserve becoming a part of a botnet, sending your passwords and credit card numbers to the botmaster.

about a year ago

EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

trifish Very informative piece of info at the bottom (246 comments)

A very interesting piece of info is at the bottom of TFA:

since readers were allowed to make comments without registering their names, the identity of the authors would have been extremely difficult to establish. Making Delfi legally responsible for the comments was therefore practical, said the court. It was also reasonable, because the news portal received commercial benefit from comments being made.

about a year ago

RMS On Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

trifish Re:Traffic analysis; diverse double compiling (319 comments)

I don't see how that is immune to the chicken-and-egg problem. In other words, unless you write your own C compiler in raw CPU instructions (machine code), you cannot trust ANY compiler binaries.

about a year ago

Did NIST Cripple SHA-3?

trifish Uninformed nonsense (169 comments)

The guy calls himself cryptographer, but he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Hashes, and also any ideal random oracles, have only (n/2) security due to so called birthday paradox limit.

That's why SHA-512 has only 256-bit security. This is not weakening of the hash in any form. It is a property of any hash or RNG.

What the slides show is that they want to reduce clutter in reducing dozen options into two options. One high-security (256-bit security) and another fast, medium-security.

about a year ago

FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack

trifish Re:What the fuck is going on? (292 comments)

Your personal *dream* favorites. You wouldn't survive there more than a few weeks, bud. Because, as you said, "you will not be of interest" there (for instance, when you break a bone and need help, or food, or protection from bandits...)

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?

trifish Re:TS is not SCI (138 comments)

If you have anything above Top Secret to hide, good luck to you, you'll need it (either this, or maybe you're a little delusional).

about a year ago

Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs

trifish Re:New insecticide (432 comments)

Would you be so kind as to post a website or contact info of the company you mention? Many of us might need its services in the future and this one sounds like they really know what they're doing. Thank you.

about a year and a half ago

AOSP Maintainer Quits

trifish It is time to wake up (221 comments)

and realize that your geeky wet dream of fully open source OS on mobile phones is just that -- a dream.

Samsung, practically the only true major player behind Android, sells more phones to the dumb sheep than Apple does. They don't care about geeks a bit.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Will Have To Rename SkyDrive

trifish Good to see (274 comments)

The arrogance of a big player is punished when deserved. They certainly did have enough money to examine markets as big the UK for potential infringement of a new brand they wanted to introduce.

about a year and a half ago

Google Now Serves 25% of North American Internet Traffic

trifish Don't forget CDN (84 comments)

CDN (Content Distribution Networks) are even more "God-like". They serve most traffic for the biggest players, like Microsoft.

The stats, metadata, and content must be quite interesting.

about a year and a half ago



TrueCrypt 5.0 Released

trifish trifish writes  |  more than 6 years ago

trifish (826353) writes "TrueCrypt, the only open-source disk encryption software that runs on all major OS's (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), has been released. From the press release: "Among the new features are the ability to encrypt a system partition or entire system drive (i.e. a drive where Windows is installed) with pre-boot authentication, pipelined operations increasing read/write speed by up to 100%, Mac OS X version, graphical interface for the Linux version, XTS mode, SHA-512, and more.""
Link to Original Source

trifish trifish writes  |  more than 8 years ago

trifish writes "The author of VirtualDub wrote on his blog that 'someone has registered "VirtualDub" as a "word mark" in Germany as of June 6, 2006 and is now sending out notices to people in that country demanding money for so much as mentioning the program and linking to the SourceForge download from their website.' Well, I confess that only now I fully understand why Linux, Mozilla, TrueCrypt, and other open source projects register their names as trademarks."


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