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* Posts by hoffmeister

10 posts • joined 19 May 2011

'War texting' hacks car systems and possibly much more

hoffmeister

No they are not

AES-128 has a 16 byte block size, stream ciphers can encrypt byte by byte. A SMS holds 160 characters

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Marketer taps browser flaw to see if you're pregnant

hoffmeister
WTF?

RE: RE: NO

so let me get this right,

when you got your phone out of the box with a leaflet stating "your pin is 1234", then you ring you voice mail and are promoted for a pin. you had no idea that there would be a facility to change it?

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hoffmeister

NO

What I am trying to say is that: 'hacking' personal information via a default pin is not as malicious as using a exploit.

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hoffmeister

Public reaction

I would say this is equal if not worse than the "phone hacking", the public however I doubt will give a dam

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How LulzSec pwned The Sun

hoffmeister
Thumb Down

not really,

Rupert Murdoch is the owner of a news corporation which should not be acting illegally, Lulzsec is a illegal hacking group.

We expect illegal activity from a hacking group not a news corporation.

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Mozilla outs un-Google site sign-in prototype

hoffmeister

More privacy than facebook/google

How is there greater privacy, the TTP (trusted 3rd party) still must know every site you visit; No privacy gained what so ever.

if they really wanted privacy, then there would be in a encrypted payload held by the client. the key is that only the TTP could create the payload but would distribute it to the client at a earlier date where the payload is not site specific just verifies the client.

also to the comments "anyone who sits down in front of your system can log in as 'you'" , unless you anally lock your screen and and sign out over every website after visiting NO protection is lost.

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Hundreds of dot-brand domains predicted

hoffmeister
FAIL

filetypes

What if i register

.doc

.pdf

.txt

.log

etc etc etc

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hoffmeister

trust

I trust hoover.com. , but hoover.net or hoover.biz is a no no for me.

how in future do i know which domains are the trustworthy ones? do i have to check the DC for every site i visit as typing/pasting the address is no longer a rule which i can follow

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Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

hoffmeister
Stop

Really?

the Iphone looks very similar to the Sony Ericsson P800 with the keypad removed completely, the p800 was out 5 years before the iphone

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Simply viewing Apple kit provokes religious euphoria

hoffmeister
Alert

Brilliant

I think you just proved the theory.....

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