* Posts by TRT

2127 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Your data: Stolen through PIXELS

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In which case, this problem reduces to exactly the same one as e.g. VPNs, SSL...

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The keys are asymmetric, so the decryption key is never sent over the wire. It has to be looked up in a table. New media are supposed to carry a blacklist of compromised keys which sinks and sources update in non-volatile memory and never use once marked as compromised.

Presumably there is a defined supply chain for hardware, so I envisaged the company's own CP key table being blown into every device before deployment rather than being generated on the fly and transmitted over a presumed un-secure wire.

It's just moving the problems of secure data exchange from e.g. the internet onto another wire; a wire that already has an encryption standard.

It might be possible even for an encrypted version of the key-pair to be downloaded from e.g. a trusted server. I believe there's a protocol for ethernet over HDMI already.

The goal in this scenario is to at least detect unauthorised data removal.

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If a new HDCP standard emerged with the ability to, say, flash upload a unique key pair between source and sink, then you could pair the graphics card of a PC to a specific monitor and any interloper on the HDMI line would see not a lot at all.

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I see a further revision of HDCP coming with more user/owner configurable encryption key options.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Well actually...

I rather like it. Some of the metaphysical imagery is particularly effective. And there are interesting rhythmic devices which seem to counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of the humanity or vogonity of the editor's compassionate soul which strives through the medium of the page structure to sublimate this, transcend that and come to terms with the fundamental dichotomies of the other. And one is left with a profound and vivid insight into... into.. whatever it is the website is about!

No, I'm only fooling. It's shit. Take it down to number 2 airlock and throw it out. Shoot it first if you want.

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Re: Arrrghhhh... Drop down menus

I don't use those category menu items anyway. I just like the news in one big steaming pile that I can sift through in a few seconds flat looking for pop-out words of interest. Like Boobs or The Doctor or BOFH.

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Is it April the 1st already?

Or is 12/12 now Trolling Day?

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Fujitsu boss: UK's 2015 elections won't make any difference to us

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Re: Oracle shared services

Discrete chunks?

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Home Wi-Fi security's just as good as '90s PC security! Wait, what?

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But there are many routers set up in such a way, by default, that the administration system is only available from the LAN, and that account has a default password. So once you have the WiFi password, you are in and able to administrate, change DNS/default route etc.

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Re: HomeHub 5 is the most secure system in the WORLD

I think that is not a design feature...

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Well...

I use a separate WiFi access point, router and DHCP/DNS server. So they'd have to guess at least two passwords to change the DNS setting. And I don't use the defaults anyway. But at least Sky etc have been blowing unique default passwords into their kit for the last few years, so it's not quite as bad as it used to be. I think this is more scaremongering headline grabbing demi-marketing by Avast.

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Yotaphone 2: The two-faced pocket-stroker with '100 hours' batt life

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Re: Looks really nice.

Oh yeah! That's the one.

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Looks really nice.

Great idea, and it's followed through.

I wonder if Apple are working on integrating e-Ink pixels into an OLED display? They should be. This could give them a serious run for their money.

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Meet Jack and Jill: Google’s new Android compilers

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Re: Jack and Jill

Ah yes. Janet and John start coding.

"Define Spot

C:\spot.go

Fetch (the ball)

Run, Spot, Run."

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Broken code...

can be mended with a software patch comprised of vinegar and brown paper?

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Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

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You could tell which of our fighting forces he'd been making cloth for that day by the colour of his skin when he got back. Blue-grey for the RAF, yellow for the desert forces, navy for the Navy, obviously.

He got drunk after work one Friday and fell asleep in a garden hedge on his way home. He'd been dyeing for the army that day; DPM or camo as they used to call it. We didn't find him until Sunday morning.

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dyed.

My grandfather dyed during the war. Up at the local uniform factory.

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Erm... whatever you say.

It's about this point that I give up and set up a stall selling batik died tee-shirts.

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Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

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That paint job...

reminds me of this.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Can't we have a murder carriage?

For, you know, people who like to read crime fiction, Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes etc. You have to workout whodunnit by the time you reach Oxford...

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GCHQ boffins quantum-busted its OWN crypto primitive

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My brain started whistling about half-way through that. :(

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Apple patents NEVERSMASH iPHONE for fumbling fondlers

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HS2

They've also cut down on tunnelling costs by simply painting a railway tunnel onto the side of the hills and training a flock of road runners to drive the trains.

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Re: In free fall, no one can hear you scream, "Which way is up?".

And somehow it calculates its height above some object below it? How, just HOW?

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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The Falcon in atmospheric flight...

Reminded me a bit of that StarTrek film that Jar Jar Abrams did. You know, the bit with the Enterprise coming out of the water, and the bit where space ships were doing atmospheric dives...

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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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Re: Install Media Hint.

Well, that feature has been available from British Airways for like, the last century or something. Fsch!

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Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

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That's the thing about those Cornish dishes...

lovely hand crimped edges.

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

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You'll be wanting Robert's Robots in there as well. And Metal Mickey.

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Re: What about AI's?

If you included AI, you'd have to allow Proteus from Demon Seed.

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Muffit II the Daggit would have to be included if you allowed film length TV series things.

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All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing

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Does it have farto go?

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What should America turn to for web advice? That's right: GOV.UK – says ex-Obama IT guru

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Oh, I don't know... there's many, many lessons to be learned from the UK government's handling of IT projects.

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HUMAN DNA 'will be FOUND ON MOON' – rockin' boffin Brian Cox

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Re: Christ on a bike!

So long as they see we, as a race, are shitting in the aquarium and install some better filters etc.

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Christ on a bike!

Have these people never seen Dr Who? Yeah, great idea, not, putting a big cache of DNA up on the moon for any old passing invasion fleet to turn into some kind of 'blood control' weapon.

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Has your STARFISH been DRIBBLING awful SLIME? Scientists now know WHY

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Re: oh joy

My brown starfish has been leaking away for a while now.

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Re: IT angle

No starfish tank, but I do have a coral drawer.

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IT Angle

I mean, it's interesting and all, but...

where's the IT angle?

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Tripadvisor.

This is 2014

So the warning would have to be fixed to the bottom of the screen using jquery in dark grey on top of light grey in a microscopic typeface but it only appears after you have started to infinitely scroll down through the reviews, continuously adjusting your mouse/pointer position as the scroll bar's active target area shrinks and shrinks and shrinks as the page fills up with rubbish and never stops loading anyway?

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Re: Useful debris

Vladimatron... ASSEMBLE!

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I've analysed the readings from the MP3 detector and...

it looks like a limpet rocket of some kind. Like the sort they use to clear space junk. It must be based inside one of those derelicts out there.

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It's space WAR: Comet launches fireballs at space-invading EARTH

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Yes. Yes it can. It also shits rainbows.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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Re: I don't know about the T&C's

First goal is in a box the size of Windscale. The stretch goals are "a box van", "a shoe box" and finally "a match box". Additional stretch goal is to make it compatible with Windows 8.

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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Ignacio Tanco

Sounds like a Harry Potter spell. Certainly magic that the little fella's down and appears safe.

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DODGY THRUSTER won't stop PHILAE hurtling toward COMET SHOWDOWN

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Re: Proof?

Given the noodly appearance of aforementioned Jaggaroth species... They were created in 'His' image.

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Re: Proof?

If they find them, it will put a big tick next to that bit of the life-from-space hypothesis. If they don't find them, then the hypothesis stays as it. Anyway, we all know that life on earth started when the Jaggaroth space ship exploded during lift off, scattering alien amino acids across the primal soup of the planet.

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Re: With you on this

Do you live in Watford as well, then?

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Re: Osgood's Death - Needless? Pointless?

She lost all that weight for a start.

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Re: half an inch precision tech?

A thousandth of an inch error? That's nothing. At Derby Carriage and Wagon Works, they were always spot on.

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It's a safety exercise which they can enumerate to the bean counters as having regular cost savings above and beyond being sued and fined when it all goes bogey up.

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Re: Do you have to...

If you're an engineering graduate you are fast-tracked.

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Re: Good, but not good enough

Did you know that there's an electricity meter on every power pickup car, which communicates wirelessly at defined service reading locations? That way, the ToCs can pay their 'leccy bill to Network Rail who supplied the juice.

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