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Comment Re:Privacy is a joke (Score 1) 952

Yes, I do. Needing privacy is part of being human. As long as we are human, there is need for privacy. And since the arrival of the computer and specially the internet, the playing field of privacy only has become bigger. That our privacy is invaded via such technologies doesn't decrease our need for privacy. The real challenge with internet is that privacy has become more complex. Unfortunately, most people with power don't understand the need for privacy. Fearing to be held responsible for incidents and because they have so much responsibilities and so less time, they choose 'easy' security (even security theater) over privacy. That needs to change. And the only way to do it is education. We all need to stand up and say 'no more'. Tell world leaders why. Why we don't need false security over privacy. This starts with everybody, this starts with you!

Comment Re: Meh (Score 1) 952

And this is exactly what is wrong with the current world leaders. They cause dissension. People who don't even know each other are now shouting at each other how much their world sucks, while they have not even the faintest idea of that other world. World leaders are playing their own personal battle, while the common people are becoming the victims. Instead, world leaders should be in service of the common world, uniting countries. Of course, Trump is an America president, so his priorities should be aimed at America. But shouting 'America first' is like saying to the rest of the world 'You don't matter'. That's not uniting and will eventually bite back.

Comment Fair enough (Score 1) 238

First of all, everybody knows Sony is crap. So don't buy their shit and complain afterwards.

But second, they offered to cancel the whole deal, but Vincent refused. Another reason to not complain. Although most laptops are sold with Windows, it is possible to buy one without. Dell for example sells FreeDOS / Ubuntu laptops. He should have picked that one.

Apparently there is not enough market for non-Windows laptops. If where him, I would simply buy the laptop I want, removed Windows, installed Linux and used the Windows license to install Windows as a virtual machine. Always fun / nice / useful to have a small Windows installation at hand. Just in case.

Comment Re:Technology can't stop these (Score 2, Insightful) 1144

Gun control is no longer an option in the US. You can impose gun control rules on citizens, but not on criminals. I often hear the excuse for not having gun control: in area's where there are more strict rules for owning a gun, there's more gun violence. That might be true, but it also proofs my point.

Comment Re:Banshee for sure! (Score 1) 222

To prove that something is secure, you have to prove the absence of security bugs. Proving that something is not present is practically impossible.

I can tell you, but not prove, that I have many Banshee based websites and none of them has ever been hacked. I even have used Banshee professionally and had the web applications I created with it audited by IT security companies. No security flaw has ever been found.

Comment Re:~ best (Score 1) 222

WordPress (core) is probably the most secure CMS out there

Hahaha, seriously, no! If you know anything about secure software development, you would understand that Wordpress was not well written. I've used it during my Secure Web Development course to show students how NOT to write code. Although the code might look clean, it is the perfect example of spaghetti code. Mainly because it has no MVC structure. Business logic, HTML, Javascript, database queries, everything is mixed together in Wordpress. And although it might not contain a serious flaw at this moment, absolutely nothing guarantees that this will still be the case in the future.

Because of the mess, it's easy to make a mistake and introduce a security flaw when changing or extending something. If you ask me, that's exactly the reason why so many plugins are insecure. Because it's hard for the plugin developers to understand the logic and structure of the Wordpress main codebase. Wordpress the most secure CMS? With this codebase? No, not now, not ever!!

Comment Re:Just horrible! (Score 1) 222

that's more of a function of popularity than inherently "bad" code

I fully disagree. Yes, more bugs will be found when more people look at the code, but for bugs to be found, they have to be there in the first place. You won't find many bugs in a proper piece of code, no matter how many people use it and look at its code. So, I think it's a bad excuse.

Comment Re:Banshee for sure! (Score 2) 222

- No, it doesn't use the PDO library. So? Its SQL library protects against SQL injection and it has a audit script to check for any bypass of this library.
- No, the tablemanager_model.php is not vulnerable for SQL injection. Everything goes via the Banshee SQL library.
- No, passwords are stored via PBKDF2, using SHA256 and 100,000 iterations, which is much stronger.
- No, not probably more issues. It's secure. If you don't agree, provide us with some real proof.

Next time, try to understand the subject you are talking about, before you make false claims and accusations.

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