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* Posts by Matt Jordan

15 posts • joined 18 May 2007

Unholy trinity of flaws put Google users at risk

Matt Jordan

Noscript

nuff said

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PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook

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Why did they turn it on?

I dont get how they found out it has linux on it...

Why would they need to turn it on to fix the hinge on the screen?

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ISPs turn blind eye to million-machine malware monster

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Car analogies...

The problem with the 2 car/pc analogies in the comments are...

Very few people die from their home PC crashing...

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VAT fraudsters 'laughing all the way to their offshore tax haven'

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Crime College

I came to the registers comments section with a minor in petty theft and left with a masters in fraud ;)

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Fujitsu creates readable, writeable 'nanohole' hard drive

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Re: So what was the capacity

Exactly what I was thinking

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PDF spam tsunami hits email inboxes

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Musical Chairs

I imagine that maybe half the people that get these emails know exactly whats happening

Just someone is always going to be left holding a turd when the music stop

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BBC to advertise to foreigners

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Re: Dollers

Probably because British people know the exchange rate... where as American's tend to be so insular its assumed they wont.

If it is the case, then it makes me smile the El Reg feels they have to dumb it down for the yanks :)

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Flash: Public Wi-Fi even more insecure than previously thought

Matt Jordan

Re:Bad programming at Google

But in the example given wont they always be behind a NAT device of some sort? With access to the same one as you?

Sure someone upstream (at your ISP) could be doing it... but the contents of email tends to only be of value to people that directly know you and hence will be in your vicinity. (Obviously not always).

Your example is just adding in more obscurity to try and achieve secturity... thats not good practise.

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Matt Jordan

Re:Bad programming at Google

But in the example given wont they always be behind a NAT device of some sort? With access to the same one as you?

Sure someone upstream (at your ISP) could be doing it... but the contents of email tends to only be of value to people that directly know you and hence will be in your vicinity. (Obviously not always).

Your example is just adding in more obscurity to try and achieve secturity... thats not good practise.

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Solution?

Is the problem that gmail is dropping the https connection after you login... so once you've signed in your cookies are sent in plain text?

Well if you go to https://mail.google.com/mail/ (note the https), then it keeps your session encrypted the whole time your logged in... so your cookies should be safe?

I do this at work currently anyway to stop the boss from getting my mail in plain text going through the proxy. I know mail is later sent in plain text across the internet but I dont care to much about people upstream reading my email, just people that know me.

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EU files anti-trust charges against Intel

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Adverts

Hehe, yeah I've always been an AMD boy for the well known reasons...

Joe Blogs tends to get sucked in by the adverts and not trust AMD because to them they dont have the branding.

Ask any one that goes for Intel if they think advertising works hehe

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The BBC iPlayer 'launch' that wasn't

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It was bust yesterday

I got into the beta yesterday... so I excitedly logged in only to find that it wasnt working!

I was getting an "unexpected error" and told to try again later.

Humph

Also I found that, ontop of it requiring Windows to run, it requires you to view the page in IE :(

Its just like them bringing out a new channel you can only watch with a Sony freeview box

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75-year-old has world's fastest private internet connection

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Re: You don't that kind of speen....yet!

I think the "DEC" quote... was actually IBM, and it was "I only see a need for 10 computer in the world". Something like that

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Virgin Media still claiming no usage limits

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How much?

So if you have a 10mb or 4mb what would the limit be?

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Cane toad hitches lift to southern Australia

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I know this isnt ./ but

Let me be among the first to welcome our new amphibian masters!

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