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EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel

zonky Re:Not defined (249 comments)

I'm a laptop owner, who uses Dmcrypt, and with a 2 second boot time off SSD, i never bother hibernating. Better check what kernel....

about 2 years ago
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FAA To Reevaluate Inflight Electronic Device Use

zonky Re:Oh please no (336 comments)

I can see why they don't want people using such devices during take off and landing. (i.e, paying attention to the crew in an emergency). If you're using the IFE system, they can interupt that - not if you're on an IPOD buried in a e-reader etc.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Personal Data?

zonky Re:Solution.. buy hard drives! (414 comments)

Is this what counts as a backup? two drives in the same location?

more than 2 years ago
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Defending Your Cellphone Against Malware

zonky Re:Easy fix (157 comments)

Blackberry is perfect for email, but the browser is just terrible :(

I miss my blackberry everytime i write an email, but i would miss my android more as a useful device.

more than 2 years ago
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New EU Legal Privacy Framework: We're Not Kidding

zonky Re:Here's mine (243 comments)

Social Mobility is higher in much of the EU than in the US. Try again.

more than 2 years ago
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News Corp. Hacking Scandal Spreads To Government

zonky Re:Even Easier than Guessing a Birthday (105 comments)

This is not correct. It's even simpler- they spoof the callerid to be the mobile's number. Most people have voicemail set to not require PIN from their own phone. Instant access, no pin guessing required.

more than 2 years ago
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News Corp. Hacking Scandal Spreads To Government

zonky Re:Qestion (105 comments)

You don't need to guess any digits. You spoof the caller id to be the cell phones number. Most people don't bother with a PIN if they call voicemail from their own phone.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Keeping Their PC Business

zonky Re:Who... cares? Is this a good thing? (124 comments)

Their Business Desktops are actually pretty decent. The Probook 5310m/5320m line make awesome Linux laptops, SSD, 3G inbuilt.

more than 2 years ago
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Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated

zonky Re:Out there (645 comments)

This.

I love my Nexus S, and maintain it via Cyangenmod, but the simple fact is that the majority of handsets are hopelessly out of date, with known security problems, and the networks just don't give a shit.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 7

zonky Re:Fail (452 comments)

Again, how do you know a security hole affecting 3.5.x isn't also present in he 3.0.x codebase?

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 7

zonky Re:Fail (452 comments)

What makes you think there are no known security holes? Do you check the source for any similar flaws in upstream versions of Firefox?

more than 2 years ago
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The Register Hacked

zonky Re:oh shit! (192 comments)

So there credibility is lost. The number of businesses out there who stack everything on a $10 a year relationship is just insane. There are several business grade registrars offering decent services. Look into MelbourneIT DBMS, Markmonitor etc.

more than 2 years ago
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The Register Hacked

zonky Re:HAxorS (192 comments)

Looks like a number of sites affected, all of them seem to be using netnames.co.uk as their registrar, looks like DNS Servers all changed.

more than 2 years ago
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What 'Consumerization of IT' Really Means For IT

zonky Re:Sarbanes-Oxley (214 comments)

because users will go out and buy services, not servers, which may or may not have robust technology behind them.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 11.10 Down To 12-Second Boot

zonky Re:HDD -- SSD (221 comments)

I have a HP Probook 5320m with SSD, with Full Disk Encryption (dmcrypt) running 11.04 x64. After entering my FDE keyphrase, i am at login window in around 3-4 seconds.

about 3 years ago
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Voicemail Hack Scandal Leads To Closure of UK Tabloid

zonky Re:Hacking (268 comments)

No they didn't. They spoofed caller ID - most people have voicemail setup to not require PIN if the caller ID matches.

about 3 years ago

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Tokelau becomes first country to go 100% Solar

zonky zonky writes  |  about 2 years ago

zonky (1153039) writes "Tokelau has become the first country in the world to go 100% solar generation, moving away from their entirely diesel power supply, which formerly supplied the energy needs of the 1400 residents of their small south pacific Island Nation."
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Dropbox bug means no auth required for 4 hours

zonky zonky writes  |  more than 3 years ago

zonky (1153039) writes "For four hours yesterday, any password worked for access to any Dropbox account. It took around 4 hours from deployment for Dropbox to notice they'd entirely broken their authentication scheme"
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Excel vulnerable for over 6 months.

zonky zonky writes  |  more than 3 years ago

zonky (1153039) writes "Zero Day Initative have just released the following to Full Disclosure. Excel 2003 & 2007 are vulnerable to remote code executition. While user interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability — in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file — the big issue is that Microsoft have known about this for over 6 months, and have failed to act."
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Disabling Javascript doesn't mitigate PDF Zero-day

zonky zonky writes  |  more than 5 years ago

zonky (1153039) writes "It turns out that Disabling JavaScript in Acrobat Reader doesn't totally mitigate the Zero-day Adbobe bug, according to Secunia in this blog posting: http://secunia.com/blog/44/. While disabling JavaScript does defeat the publicly known exploits, Secunia managed to create a reliable, fully working exploit which does not use JavaScript and can therefore successfully compromise users, who may think they are safe because JavaScript support has been disabled. Oh well. Only 14 days to go until a Adobe patch."
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Windows Search is deployed without approval

zonky zonky writes  |  more than 6 years ago

zonky (1153039) writes "WSUS admins in microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services are reporting that Microsoft has pushed the install of Windows Desktop Search WITHOUT APPROVAL from users. It does not support removal via WSUS either. see usenet article 1193241296.815577.130030@q5g2000prf.googlegroups.com for details."

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