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Submission + - No, you can't text your vote (washingtonpost.com)

Okian Warrior writes: Lifting imagery directly from Hillary Clinton’s campaign materials, ads circulated on twitter encourage supporters of Hillary Clinton to “vote early” and “vote from home” by texting their candidate’s name to a five-digit number.

“Save time. Avoid the line,” one reads.

“Vote early. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925,” says another.

There is no such thing as voting by text message. Period. If you want to cast a ballot, you can vote at your polling station or vote absentee. That’s it.

But ads circulated on Twitter recently would have you believe otherwise.

Comment Those who cannot remember the past (Score 2) 77

'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'

Apparently the devs are too young to remember proven to be real internal Microsoft policy of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish

From that article...
>The variation, "embrace, extend and extinguish", was first introduced in the United States v. Microsoft antitrust trial when a vice president of Intel, Steven
>McGeady, testified[8] that Microsoft vice president Paul Maritz used the phrase in a 1995 meeting with Intel to describe Microsoft's strategy toward
>Netscape, Java, and the Internet.[9][10]

Submission + - Remote Evil Butler Attack Threatens Windows Computers (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Last year, a security researcher discovered a way to defeat BitLocker on Windows by taking a PC and inserting him into a network controlled by a rogue domain controller, that allowed the attacker to poison the credentials cache and set a new password on the targeted device. This type of attack is called an Evil Maid, because it requires the attacker physical access to the device.

Microsoft fixed this vulnerability (CVE-2015-6095), and then fixed it again when two researchers pointed out in February 2016 (CVE-2016-0049), that the fix was incomplete. At this year's Black Hat security conference, two Microsoft researchers have discovered a way to carry out the Evil Maid attack from a remote location, even over the Internet. The two researchers say that an attacker can compromise a PC, configure it to work as a rogue domain controller, and then use RDP to access computers (that have open RDP connections) on the same network and carry out the attack from a distance. This particular attack, nicknamed a Remote Evil Butler, can be extremely attractive and valuable for cyber-espionage groups.

Comment My customers wonder why so many internet sites are (Score 1) 135

When my customers wonder why so many internet sites are broken I explain that we don't allow java or javascript and any site that needs it needs to be looked at with a jaundiced eye.

Between noscript, requestblocker and adblock plus, I have not has a single customer fall victim to any of these web based malware packages.

Comment The distance between (Score 1) 387

The distance between what we know and what we don't is jagged and uneven across all of physics.

For Instance,
Can we explain how the "single photon at a time" version of the dual slit experiment still manages to produce interference patterns? They are being interfered with by _something_ and it's not photons we produced or can account for.

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