Re: Sounds too hit and miss.
My "usual keyboard technique and speed" might also be dependent upon which keyboard I am using too.
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My "usual keyboard technique and speed" might also be dependent upon which keyboard I am using too.
Three or four years in prison and getting to keep $10 million of the money they stole? Sounds like $1 million a year and better working conditions that most fast food outlets. Where do I apply?
Just what sort of interval is a "relatively short" one. A week, a year, a century? Forever hopefully.
>Therefore I would say it could currently "thwart obvious attacks" but is not fully secure. But then again what is?
Thwarting obvious attacks is not enough. It needs to thwart attacks by people whose job is credit card fraud.
Equally importantly there should be far fewer bugs in the first place. Industry average is about 15-50 errors per 1000 lines of delivered code.
Dunno. There isn't going to be another election for five years, so I guess their constituents can mostly just piss off for the next four.
>The real problem with SSLv3 is, that what Web Browsers (and so called SSL VPNs) are doing goes beyond the design limits of SSLv3
Cryptographic protocols can't be considered in isolation. They exist for the applications which use them.
To say that SSLv3 is secure and it's the web browsers which are broken because they allow client side scripting is a bit like saying that your feet are the wrong size for your shoes.
They should do the same with TLS 1.0.
It is just as vulnerable to BEAST as SSL 3 is.
They will probably just rename it and start again.
>If BT/Openreach can remove the need for twice the amount of equipment as is really necessary, surely that would make maintaining the network easier to and therefore more reliable?
It depends on which parts of the system are the most unreliable. It isn't usually the electronics that cause the trouble, it's the JCB through the fibre optic cable.
The best marketing that money can't buy.
I would add a codicil, "except where the mistake grossly benefits the people who made it."
Privacy is like democracy - Governments like to pretend they want us to have it but the opposite is true.
>Just about every manufactured item exhibits that pattern of failure.
Bathtubs have a "bathtub curve" failure pattern too. Problems with poor installation, shipping or manufacturing at the start; hard water and fatigue related cracking taking their their toll after a few years.
>Cool. Could you please post a link (or library reference) to the working exploits you have actually produced during all these years? Thanks in advance.
Wim van Eck's 30 year old paper "Electromagnetic Radiation from Video Display Units: An Eavesdropping Risk?" http://cryptome.org/emr.pdf
The wheel is not so much turning as being re-invented.
Yes, why is it that so many of the people here who claim they have nothing to hide find it necessary to do so anonymously. Maybe they just don't understand irony.
>The next consideration is what proportion of activity is actually sensitive.
If you only encrypt sensitive activities then that highlights them with a big sign reading "THIS PERSON IS CARRYING OUT A SENSITIVE ACTIVITY HERE". You need to encrypt everything, all the time.
As a Doctor Who fan I am looking forward to the return of blue police telephone boxes on street corners.
>extra-terrestrial civilisations will not reckon our resources are particularly valuable
It doesn't make any difference. Don't assume that Jean-Luc Picard will be in charge of the starship that comes visiting - it might be Pol Pot.
In our own history thousands of Indigenous Australians were hunted down and slaughtered simply for someone's amusement, as sport. We can be wiped out for not immediately embracing the great god Thaal, or even just so they can try out their new ray gun.
"What are the chances of anyone ever finding the discs, let alone understanding the instructions to reproduce them?"
Hopefully none whatsoever.
If a civilization has the ability to detect and retrieve a spacecraft from interstellar space (although not apparently to make a record stylus) then we will probably be wiped out. In our own history that's what happened to just about every civilization when a much more technologically advanced one showed up.
Yes - 1000 light years away puts it a little bit further out than Rigel.
What is the penalty for operating a nuclear installation without a proper licence?
And where do I go to sue her for that sunburn I got last week.
>What evidence you have re your statement that 'he put operatives lives at risk'?
Yes - considering the dirt they throw at Snowden, if there was any evidence of that we would have seen plenty of grieving widows and children wheeled out on the news by now.
Yes it's just outsourcing your data storage over the Internet.
Sounds a great idea until the company you outsourced it to goes pop, or you find your American/Chinese competitors also have access.
It seems to me that it is in the US Government's interest to spin these negotiations out as long as possible.
They are perfectly happy with the current arrangement where they can do whatever they like. Without any real prospect of the European Commission switching Safe Harbor off, I expect agreement on a revised Safe Harbor framework will continue to be "just weeks away" for many more years.
>He's just a jumped up tech
You don't win arguments by insulting your audience. Most of the people here have significant IT skills - "jumped up techs" to you.
@ Wim Ton "You need an extra printing station on the assembly line to print it on the case"
It is usually printed on the same sticker as the MAC address and serial number.
President Truman had a sign on his desk which said "the buck stops here", and with good reason.
There is no excuse for a Western country's leader not to know what his or her government is doing in important areas, or to claim not to know. They have a personal staff whom they can personally choose, and is as many people as they like. A thousand people if they want.
As for being deliberately deceived, they have immensely powerful tools at their fingertips, right up to nuclear options like the ability to replace the head of any government organisation, launch an inquiry into it, abolish it or even, in Europe, pass legislation creating new criminal offences.
At £28k the wages of sin do seem rather low these days.
What an incisive and useful article. Thank you :-)
No. I really do mean the European Coal and Steel Community, not NATO. See the Wikipedia article on the Schuman Declaration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuman_Declaration
@codejunky I guess they don't teach history in schools any more.
In 1945 most of Europe was lying devastated from war for the second time in a generation. No-one wanted this to happen again. Since copious amounts of steel and energy were essential for building armaments, the idea arose of pooling Franco-German coal and steel production so that it would be impossible for one country ever to become a threat for the other.
The result was the European Coal and Steel Community which grew and grew to become the EU.
So yes, the original precursor to the EU was explicitly created as a political structure to make war between France and Germany impossible.
"Makes me feel so good about all that money we throw their way. Not"
Personally I think no Franco-German war for the last 70 years is alone worth all that money without even considering all the other stuff they do. For comparison there were three of these conflicts in the previous 70 years, the last two becoming World Wars.
Yes - the consequences of changing the system clock are pretty unpredictable. It is at least going to have an effect on any piece of code that looks at the time and can't handle time going backwards sensibly. How many coders worry about that?
A bit like when buffer overflows emerged as a serious problem - without doing an extensive audit who knows where this might causes vulnerabilities and what they are.
One way of looking at this is as a 100 euro tax being added to the purchase price of a car to improve the safety of the purchaser.
Looking at it that way, is buying an eCall unit with the money the most effective way of doing this.
I just read the annual report for the Government Digital Strategy, published just three months ago, and it says that everything is absolutely spiffing.
It starts "This has been a great year for digital government. It’s been 12 months of getting things done. I’m pleased to report that the hard work of the Government Digital Service is transforming the way that the public interacts with the government" and continues in this vein for hundreds of words.
And then at the bottom of the report, there is a link "Is there anything wrong with this page?"
You mean, apart from being complete bollocks...
The average asking price of a house in Hounslow is £400,073 so there are probably quite a few people living there worth several million.
Yes, I doubt the Norwegian Government has been inundated by letters from angry radio listeners demanding that FM be turned off.
"There will also be benefits for the country's emergency services, since emergency announcements can be simultaneously broadcast on all digital channels."
They do that a lot in Norway?
>No quite, drones are not as reliable, nor are they as good at adapting to changing situations.
Why shouldn't they be more reliable, and they can certainly have higher performance - no G-force intolerant pilot with slow human speed reactions and pilot error, no heavy cockpit with its instruments and equipment, pilot, 150 lb ejector seat, etc no compromising the aerodynamics to ensure that the pilot has a good all-round view.
But the most important benefit is that robots don't have grieving relatives. The public care when aircrew are killed. Only accountants care about robots.
The VITA report says that they could get a remote desktop using RDP, also access the devices via default network shares, and that they use Microsoft Access for storing polling data. That sounds like a lot more than just enough operating system.
It takes hard work and dedication to make something that is functionally so simple so shite. The enemy of security is complexity, and yet is packed with unnecessary features. Why does it need a full-fat operating system, wifi and USB anyway.
>People working in GCHQ are after terrorists and real bad guys.. .
No they're not. If you obey an order then you are as culpable as the person who gave it.
No you wouldn't use an F1 car to go to the shops because there would be problems - extremely expensive vehicle, no boot, not road legal, no passenger seats, uncomfortable to drive etc. But there is no downside for the consumer to using proper encryption. It's like having a bog standard normal car that you go shopping in which also happens to be able to win F1 races.
"Photos & Videos
They’ll be encrypted and only viewable in Vault when you enter the correct password."
I was wondering why the DoJ statement says "He was also ordered to forfeit the source code for StealthGenie to the government" until I read Efros's comment.