Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Prime (Score 1) 264

I remember K5 for being the original host of localroger and his "Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect", as well as a host of other original stories.

Tis a sad day indeed.

Comment Re:Does the User Control the Keys? (Score 4, Informative) 76

The user's device generates the private key, but only under the control of WhatsApp's closed-source app.

The key exchange is done through WhatsApp's server, much like message exchange. There is no revokation, though I imagine a user who loses his private key could generate and register a new one. There are no certificates except for the connection to the server.

An attacker would have to take control of WhatsApp's server, but once that is done, they could run classic MiTM attacks on all WhatsApp users.

Comment SPF+DKIM (Score 3, Interesting) 217

I run my own mail server on a dyndns connection. At first, Google would filter out my mails, but once I set up SPF and DKIM records, they became much more friendly. Haven't tried, but (also owned by M$) works fine.

Slashdot Top Deals

I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost. -- David Rockefeller