* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

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Směrť Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

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Isn't this just that the Russians require their user data to be stored in their country (so it's accessible via their police) ? If so, won't MS just do a Blackberry and give in, and provide local servers ?

Won't that be fun* when you take a non-Russian laptop to Russia...

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Trend publishes analysis of yet another Android media handling bug

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"That's much harder on mobile devices as you usually boot a signed image. Only your hardware vendor can sign that image."

No reason that image has to be anything more than signed binary diffs, for instance, along with some signed startup scripts to install the vendor crapware blobs.

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Sony PC owners to get Windows 10 upgrade as early Christmas present

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Re: Looks like Sony hasn't learnt a thing

So's mine. Rooted Sony phones are deliberately blocked from getting the 5.x update via the Sony update app.

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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"freetard collective"

Calling ORG "freetard collective" is a bit harsh. That's the Pirate Party... ORG wanted sensible polices like the freedom to copy stuff you had for your own use.

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Let kids delete their online rants, demand campaigners

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I thought only terrorists had something to hide ?

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Rise of the swimming machines: US sub launches and recovers a drone

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Re: Question

Encrypted sonar. Fibre optic ("wire guided"). Free-water laser. Possibilities are endless.

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Snowden to the IETF: Please make an internet for users, not the spies

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"having identifiable "long lasting" hardware addresses was "extremely dangerous," "

That's IPv6 dead then, as the MAC forms the last part of the address, and I'm apperently meant to place all my IPv6 devices directly on the internet rather than behind NAT like how the IPv4 world works.

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The roots go deep: Kill Adobe Flash, kill it everywhere, bod says

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Mozilla announced no such thing.

Also, why no Java bashing articles? Did you see the recent Oracle CPU?

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Apple and Samsung are plotting to KILL OFF the SIM CARD - report

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Re: And the carriers smile

" which can always be turned off "

Oh no it can't. See Windows Tablets.

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Number 5 is alive! VirtualBox the fifth debuts

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Re: VirtualBox RPMs have the version number in the package name field

That's intentional isn't it, to prevent unexpected major version updates.

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Supreme Court ignores Google's whinging in Java copyright suit

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Why do you think you can't use Eclipse as your Android IDE any more ? Direct-to-native compiling is the thing. They've built the eco system and don't need the 'its Java you know' crutch any more.

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VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

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IPv4 VPN in failing to work with IPv6 shock. This isn't a red top paper.

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Bitcoin, schmitcoin. Let's play piggyback on the blockchain

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Re: Vague memories of a sci-fi story

Err no. That's about something else.

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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" I don't even know my bank passwords"

Go directly to jail. Until you can tell the judge your password.

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Docker unfurls software-defined networking, plugin blueprints

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First post !

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Buy with your head, drive with your heart: Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

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Umm

"At £51,500 ... a sub-£50,000 car."

It's not just my maths being off is it ?

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At last, switching between rubbish broadband providers now easier

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Re: THe MAC (And PAC) were there for a reason...

Yup. So called slamming is common in the utilities door-to-door trade.

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Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

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Re: Not as urgent as an issue as MS would like

Because they are one hop from your sales teams Outlook to root on your AD domain. Game over man, game over.

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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"I'd of said the weakness was the managers......."

Well, if you used something like PasswordSafe, you can just keep the database in a private Seafile bucket. Much smaller targets than Dropbox or LastPass.

Just sayin'.

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AWS adds bring your own key crypto to its cloudy S3 storage

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Hang on...

I send them my plain text, *and my key* and they promise to encrypt it and store it for me ? Yeah. Right. One secret court order later and their storing plain text.

I'll just encrypt stuff first, tyvm

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BlackBerry ponders putting Android on future mobes

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Crikey

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Indie review of UK surveillance laws: As you were, GCHQ

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Kinda a so-so report then... why not join http://openrightsgroup.org and keep them on their toes, eh ?

Because unless this shit is got under the control of a judge, with a warrant, for limited scope and time, it's bad for everyone. It'd be debatable we'd even be living in a democracy if we don't have secret thoughts...

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Time to face the Apple Music: Spotify looks worried, and rightly so

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"Apple can also automatically install its app on all its users' phones when they upgrade "

Isn't that abuse of market power ?

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Top Eurocop: People are OK with us snooping on their phone calls

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Re: He seems to have forgotten to include

"anything else is surely a violation of our human rights? oh wait, our leader wants that revoked..."

They still apply even if he scrapes the EU version.

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Obama issues HTTPS-only order to US Federal sysadmins

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Re: For the want of another IP ...

" millions of XP/IE8 taxpayers "

Get them off that virus attracting shit. Post them a Linux CD :-)

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Lonely Pirate cheers on Big Copyright-bashing EU commissars

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Re: It's pretty obvious

So ? Sky (still) get your money, you get (I assume) a better mix of programming for you.

Win win.

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Security sleuths, sniff out the stupid from your Oracle DBs

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Nice advert.

Can we have some real stuff now ?

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New Firefox, Chrome SRI script whip to foil man-in-the-middle diddle

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Where are the hashes

If the hashes are on the including page, any MITM will just modify that to remove them ?

If they are on a 3rd party webservice, that's massive overhead, and the MITM will just block access ?

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Snap.

What will actually happen though is a bug will be found, fixed, and then *the entire site* will crash to a halt when the .js fails to load.

There will then be several hours of panic before anyone remembers this 'feature' and updates wherever the hashes are.

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Lots of developers are used to live editing files on the server to fix bugs. Are they screwed now?

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

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"I know that XP and earlier can't access SSL enabled sites using host headers to differentiate between sites. I have no idea what the situation is for other OSs."

It's fine. SNI was only causing a problem while XP was breathing.

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Spoiling staff with toys could turn against your business

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Re: Linux root user

Exactly. Maybe the author hasn't used a Linux install from the last ten years or so ?

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Mozilla signing vetted add-ons as thoughts turn to security

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Re: Firefox in the footsteps of Chrome

If Mozilla stopped wasting time on a pointless mobile O/S and maintaining Adobe's DRM ecosystem they need a lot less staff !

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Re: £26 upfront...

You can claim a refund on Google purchases wihtin a few days, can't you ?

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Nokia getting there with HERE as rivals talk up price

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Why don't Audi etc. just spend less than 6 billion on supporting Open Street Map (and the local versions there of) ?

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Mozilla flings teddy out of pram over France's 'Patriot Act'

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Mozilla ? The same company who ship closed-source binary blobs in their web browser to support DRM ? People still listen to them ?

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Cheers Ireland! That sorts our Safe Harbour issues out – Dropbox

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Re: Its not clear to me whether...

Tax; I can hear the spin from here ! Why would it be anything else.

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Already moved to Seafile. Too little too late. Remember who sits on their board.

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A loud, confusing, exciting jumble of the great and the gregarious

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Kino-Mo

That's not even trying to be 3D

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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Fortunately Linux Voice just handed out their first profit share, and the Open Rights Group is using it's share to send a pamphlet on GCHQ's abuses to every MP :

http://www.linuxvoice.com/first-profit-donating-scheme-the-winners/

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Apple swats Webkit bugs that bit it on Safari

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Crikey

Remote file system access !

Wonder how long the government have been using that one...

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Nasty Dyre malware bests white hat sandboxes

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Re: More to the point

Except, see 'blue pill' :)

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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Didn't Mozilla and Google announce an (free) automatic SSL enabling and renewing project?

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Re: Bye, bye, Mozilla

Eh? You've not needed a dedicated IP for SSL since SNI was invented about 10 years ago.

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Surveillance, broadband, zero hours: Tech policy in a UK hung Parliament

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Timely post. There's a major Hustrings tonight in Manchester (7pm, Friends Meeting House) orangised in part by the Open Rights Group, with questions tabled on exactly these topics.

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Windows 10 MURDERED your Lumia? Microsoft says it may have a fix

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So they flashed a firmware, and didn't verify the checksum ? Seriously ? Ameatuer hour...

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Android gets biometric voice unlocking

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Re: My voice is my passport

ITYM "My, voice. is my. pass port. VeriFY. Meeee.".

What could possibly go wrong.

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MIT shows off machine-learning script to make CREEPY HEADS

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Re: We all live in a yellow subroutine

Never mind 'do now;. Elite did this.

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

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Thought it was deliberately leaked as an advert.

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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Illegal here to, no ? 'access to a computer system' and all ?

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