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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

zaphirplane Re: The average human being (291 comments)

The average human thinks they are better than average

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

zaphirplane Re: I don't think that's quite right. (324 comments)

That's is not correct, firefox, chrome are complex applications that can be installed locally (appUSER) without privileges so is github and. Spotify

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

zaphirplane Re: Application installers suck. (324 comments)

You know .. RPMs can and do contain a packager script that runs on install and uninstall. The scripts run whatever they like with root Privledge. I don't get your point regarding Linux

about two weeks ago
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Samsung In Talks To Acquire Troubled BlackBerry For $7.5 Billion

zaphirplane Re: Apparently Not (59 comments)

Are you taking the ali baba shares held by yahoo into account

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

zaphirplane Re: ... all in the name of "Allah" (246 comments)

Indeed, that's funny / sad weird. The church sodomizing the communities children while upholding themselves as the moral guide for the community is what ? Continuing to follow uphold the church knowing they rape your kids is what ?

about 5 months ago
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Researchers Made a Fake Social Network To Infiltrate China's Internet Censors

zaphirplane Re:I skipped to the ending (49 comments)

Wow, how did this bit of nonsense get modded up.

Chinese people are generally better informed about what is going on in the world than people in most other countries.

Do you care to back this statement up? In what way are they better informed, and which countries fall into the "most other countries" category that are less informed than the Chinese public in general?

I like what you did there, with the pointless yet seemingly going somewhere questions, can I try.

I can only think of a few countries with more censorship then China.

Do you care to back this statement up ? how many is a few countries ? which countries are they ?
Do you care to back this statement up ? in what way is the censorship more in those countries, how is the censorship measured, where is your citation ?

err probably made a mortal enemy for life, but though it was funny. !

Information that the government prohibits (child porn, holocaust denialism, videos of journalist beheadings, etc)

You're only one for three there. That's worse than dumb luck.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

zaphirplane Re:The problem with American Embargos (254 comments)

absolutely wrong, this is about spheres of influence and by definition imperialism.
US / NATO support and intervene in the breakup of Yugoslavia by bombing Serbia, to increase their sphere of influence
Basque in Spain want independence, not supported
Ireland independence, not supported, UK backed to continue military occupation.
Syria support uprising, but not too much, 'cause the new mob probably doesn't like US
Egypt support ... no idea, who knows what US policy is
Iraq / Afghanistan invaded to increase US sphere of influence, the fact it back fired does not change the intent.

give me an example of a moral US intervention that came at the expense of American, sphere of influence and/or interests.
I think you are naive to think you are on the side of good battling evil, your side maybe lighter shade of grey and the other darker shade of grey. but don't let that stop you, as you do "good" I'm sure a lot of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam appreciate the good done to them.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

zaphirplane Re:The problem with American Embargos (254 comments)

"When was the last time the USA invaded and annexed part of a neighboring country? The 1800's? Russia did it this year."
Grenada, Panama, Iraq, afghanistan raise their hands.

about 6 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

right like a student working on the help desk part time, getting access to the dean's bank account or their email.
yeah that would be a problem ... hang on, that's what you are enabling and defending.

about a year ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:Normal. (417 comments)

I obviously would have no way of knowing what your skill level or seniority in the org
so tell me what happens if I remove the certificate and try to connect to my bank via your school's network (after signing into the wifi) ?

about a year ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:Report it. (417 comments)

as I've mentioned before, you may not question it.
I need strong disclosure if you are intercepting my usename and password for paypal, bank, council, government accounts.
I hope it is illegal to intercept someones bank credentials, and government login details, like council, medical

about a year ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

why is there a need to filter the **content** of the traffic, is it not enough to block the destination.
There are loads of block lists that would fllter on the destination type, anything from racial abhorrent content to newspapers.
I call bull.

about a year ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:sneaky but..... (417 comments)

really? you are playing man in the middle for all the https websites out there? I find it hard to believe.
how about the the username password for those websites, you are capturing username and password to banks, hotmail, gmail, facebook, paypal, ebay
to capture and store that information you'd need some really strong and clear disclosures

about a year ago
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iPhone Users Sue AT&T For Letting Thieves Re-Activate Their Stolen Devices

zaphirplane Re:Only if they reported it. (197 comments)

I would like phone companies to brick and block stolen phones, however.
the dmv is a gov org, the analagy here would be making petrol stations, not allow stolen cars to be refuled and calling the police.
yet somehow that is not expected of perol stations.
why is that ?

more than 2 years ago
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NTT DoCoMo Asks Google To Limit Android Data Use

zaphirplane Re:Well that depends... (160 comments)

if the _return_ traffic is throttled, does that not throttle the connection? a layer 8 conversations goes send a request, wait for a reply, get a reply, send another request.
so if the reply is slow, I would think the whole conversation is slowed down, kind of a L8, tcp window size shrinking (excuse the mixed layers)

more than 2 years ago
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Securing Android For the Enterprise

zaphirplane Re:Already there (136 comments)

The way it works is
Server hey mr phone do you support activesync remote wipe?
Phone sure do (ha ha ha ha)
Server ok thank you, what about password policy?
Phone sure whatever you want sweetie

There are market apps they respond with yes and then bin the request
So .... It does not count.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?

zaphirplane Re:My anecdotal experience (848 comments)

was the point to purge a GPL library by any chance?

more than 3 years ago
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Book Review: The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard For Java

zaphirplane Re:But Java is secure! (66 comments)

The fact that it garbage-collects memory for you is not only convenient, but closes off a whole class of vulerabilities like double-free, that still plague C/C++ programmers.

out of interest why does free not null out the pointer

more than 3 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

zaphirplane Re:Support them from your own money (666 comments)

If you feel bad about leaching off redhat by using centos

If you are less than 2,000 seats, the 2,000+ companies are leaching off you, cause redhat does not provide you with usefull support and keeps the 2,000+ companies happy by subsidizing their cost thru you.
If you are using centos, you leaching off redhat's 2,000+ and 2,000 seats companies
If you are 2,000+ seats company you are leaching off the sub 2,000 seats people.

so you see, everyone leaches, the best position is either 2,000+ or centos. 0 - 2,000 seats you are screwed both ways.

more than 3 years ago

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