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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

trigeek Re:Not MITM (572 comments)

This is a Man-in-the-Middle if the end-user is not notified of it.

about 7 months ago
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Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans

trigeek Re:I wonder (166 comments)

Yes, I know this. However, this would not require them to compromise the NIST Random number test suite - No reasonalbe test suite would be able to detect this sort of scenario anyway.
So, back to the original question: Is the NIST Random number test suite compromised? What could they gain by doing this?

1 year,9 days
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Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans

trigeek Re:I wonder (166 comments)

I've considered this as well (I will be using the NIST random number test suite in the near future). However, what can they accomplish with this? I see two approaches they could have taken: 1. Flag a non-random generator as "random". However, just because I use the NIST test suite does not mean that I don't use any other test suites, that would presumably catch this. This seems high-risk from the NSA's point of view - just one publicly available test that proves NIST is gamed shows their hand. 2. Flag something that is random as "non-random". This gets truly random generators disqualified. However, if my TRNG was disqualified, I would look into why, and that would likely reveal the NSA's hand as well. Are there scenarios that I am missing?

1 year,9 days
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Undersea Cable Map Shows Where The Data Pipes Are

trigeek Svlabard has a 5 TB cable? (97 comments)

Svalbard is an island in the Arctic Circle, with no permanent population. Why does it have a 5TB cable terminating there?

more than 3 years ago
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Distinguishing Encrypted Data From Random Data?

trigeek No (467 comments)

Properly encrypted data is indistinguishable from random data. However, just the presence of random files on the system could be incriminating. Perhaps it's better to hide the data in another type of file? Perhaps using the lsb of a bitmap file?

about 4 years ago
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Intel Co-Founder Calls For Tax On Offshored Labor

trigeek Re:Is Grove running for office? (565 comments)

If it were for entirely for environmental regulations, Intel would be fabbing offshore as well. Fabbing is far more toxic than packaging and testing.

Intel hasn't fabbed in Asia in the past for several reasons, one of which is intellectual property protection. If I'm not mistaken, Intel is constructing its first Asian fab now, somewhere in China.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Co-Founder Calls For Tax On Offshored Labor

trigeek Re:Is Grove running for office? (565 comments)

Are you serious? Intel is one of the few companies that still fabs most of its chips in the United States (Arizona, New Mexico, and Oregon). There are also fabs in Israel and Ireland, but the bulk of the fabbing is done in the US. The packaging is done in Indonesia, China, etc, but that's not where the real money is.

more than 4 years ago
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Harald Welte Calls Out Netgear's Open Source Sham

trigeek Re:Old Argument (199 comments)

I think one of the reasons wireless vendors in particular use blobs is because of the FCC compliance requirements. Can you really release an open-source programmable radio? Does the FCC even allow that? How can the FCC certify that it doesn't interfere with licensed spectrum, if the software can be changed, therefore changing the characteristics of the radio?

more than 4 years ago
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Congress Mulls Research Into a Vehicle Mileage Tax

trigeek Re:Ummmm (792 comments)

The general thought process is that as cars get better gas mileage, the revenues from the gas tax will decline.

I personally don't see a problem with continuing to use the gas tax, but increasing it: It encourages people to drive more fuel efficient cars. I don't see this monitoring technology as being useful.

about 5 years ago
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AMD's OpenCL Allows GPU Code To Run On X86 CPUs

trigeek What's the story? (176 comments)

The OpenCL spec already allowed for running code on a CPU or a GPU. It's just registered as a different type of device. So basically, they are enabling compiling the OpenCL programming language to the x86? I don't really see the story, here.

more than 5 years ago
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Batman Discussion

trigeek Re:Can Oscar's be given posthumously? (967 comments)

I didn't read the tongue thing as crazy - I thought it was a response to his facial scars. If the corners of my cheeks had been cut like that, I'd probably have a tendency to lick them as well.

Not to say that he didn't look legitimately crazy. He did.

more than 6 years ago

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trigeek trigeek writes  |  more than 7 years ago

trigeek (662294) writes "Glenn Greenwald at Salon has noticed (adview required) some scary language in a report from ABC News. To quote the ABC news article:

Some news accounts have suggested that Cho had a history of antidepressant use, but senior federal officials tell ABC News that they can find no record of such medication in the government's files. This does not completely rule out prescription drug use, including samples from a physician, drugs obtained through illegal Internet sources, or a gap in the federal database, but the sources say theirs is a reasonably complete search."

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