Unless the reform addresses the issue of copyright effectively being perpetual for the last 70 years it's just putting lipstick on the cow.
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browsers should show a big fat warning when accessing a site over HTTP, irrespective of cause
chopper icon because we all know they listen
Re: re: Are you listening Window's users?
if they key is derived from current time and the cipher is used in ECB mode, not even AES-256 will make it unbreakable
Canadians, it's up to you. Please, don't fuck it up!
Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans
Re: "Maybe that is scientifically and mathematically not possible."
and crooks would still encrypt the copy-for-the-man of the current communication key using bad key and no one could stop them (or even test if they did it)
Neither RSA, DH (GCHQ described them first), AES nor SHA-3 were created by Americans, let alone NSA.
Nice theory, but about as founded as "faked moon landings"
Re: Maybe time to move distro
>Your job as an IT Professional is to help the customer,
> sure, and that means to avoid proprietary BS.
and which part of the announcement exactly says that you won't be able to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux on anything but Azure?
That's because Skype for Business and Skype have nothing to do with each other, except the name.
Skype for Business is just Lync server while Skype is the old pre-acquisition Skype
and Americans have completely different ideas about human rights (privacy especially) and rights of corporations than continental Europe
Re: Supporting legacy clients, customers, colleagues
Protip: Windows XP SP2 is out of support for years now. (even XP SP3 does support SHA256) They are not secure, and them unable to connect to www sites is least of a problem. We also shouldn't compromise security of the whole internet for few slackers.
Re: Hard coded primes?
most cryptographers say that DH and RSA key sizes are equivalent. So if 1024 bit RSA is breakable, 1024 bit DH is breakable.
You can't get 1024 bit RSA keys signed for a reason.
Use of comic sans is ironic, while use of CVS rots the mind.
But no wonder that they need to turn as many people away from their presentations as they can. They need to tell outright lies to show that they are relevant at all (e.g. LibreSSL being part of Arch - it's less of a part of it than PPAs are part of Ubuntu).
So, can we stop stroking Theo's ego?
The version control software also haven't changed: it's still CVS.
Re: Time for MSFT to step-in
you may be trolling, but actually I'd see Microsoft takover in a better light than LogMeIn one
Windows vulns are not as common as nobody cares about it
Re: As an American
Sure, Americans are people, and as with any large number of people there are both the worst scum and angels in the list.
Problem is, that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_exceptionalism is a thing. And it results in exactly the stuff we see: citizens of other developed, western democracies (Italy) getting kidnapped, ah, sorry "extraordinarily renditioned"; US drones killing innocents just by association in half of middle-east; and US as a country simply being a dick to everybody else (see the article in question, Ireland/Microsoft data request and the Kim Dotcom saga for fresh examples).
I'm not happy with what US does, and I don't even live in a country with US drones flying over my head. Guess what people that live there feel about it. But of course people hate America "For our freedoms!"...
there's one simple thing that makes those attacks toothless
it's really crazy that we allow essentially arbitrary servers to run arbitrary code on our machines.
True, more sites should follow ElReg example and work with JS disabled, but at least that's a start
Re: Level Playing Field
and so, we shouldn't speak up when people exploit other people?
Sorry, but Google is very much in the same position as Microsoft is.
They basically don't make hardware, they just make software, and the software is tightly tied to their platforms. And yes, you can have AOSP, but if you go the other way you _can't_ ship google app store on _any_ of your devices, it's against the OEM agreement. It's all or nothing, both for the OEM and for the customer.
Boo, hoo, poor plods need to do some leg work.
See me crying a river... not
Re: Remember kids ...
@Wzrd1: the point is not about the TSA locks being hard or easy to lockpick before, or the luggage locks being hard or easy to locklpick before.
The whole deal is that here we have an example of a "front-end door". It clearly shows that it doesn't matter if the technology was compromised knowingly or unknowingly for the end users. If there are alternative ways to get past the security they will leak sooner or later and they will get used by the bad people <insert "hacker" in balaclava here>.
So indeed, "Thank You TSA!", we couldn't have gotten a better stick to beat NSA/FBI with!
Re: DAT EXCEPTIONALISM!
Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
Convention on the Rights of the Child
icon because the above
Re: I have had exactly this.
you were buying a computer and pretending to yourself you were buying "just a TV"
lack of updateability would have been obvious otherwise
Re: Good luck, with some devices embedded management servers...
just use stunnel to proxy connections to it
and start complaining to manufacturers that their firmware is shit
worst part is that it's an inkjet, so the cartridges will cost more than their weight in gold
or they just end up so woefully inefficient that they are completely unusable in any production environment
it's not like the hardware the software is running on is 100% reliable, having software at four nines and hardware at four nines is more often than not "good enough"
Re: Never lose data?
somehow I doubt they have taken into account disks which lie about data being committed to disk
"Furthermore, the assumption that traffic management is the cause of service differentiation is itself a narrow and misleading assumption. If you take away traffic management from a network, the network wouldn't suddenly become a Garden of Eden-like paradise. It probably wouldn't work at all."
Wow, so much BS I need to put on protective goggles.
It is possible to have network infrastructure that has more bandwidth than the consumers can use. Every Ethernet switch worth the box it came in manages it just fine.
Re: The historical irony of two major obssesions and the law of unintended consequences.
It's a common theme in CIA activities.
See "where do cocaine drug lords get guns from?", "who put Saddam Hussein into power?" and "who trained Osama Bin'Laden"
they really are insane, they keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results
4.4GHz stable, 4.5GHz pushing, one report of 5GHz
so stay at Haswell unless you really need the 4% IPC increase
Can't they fine them for such behaviour?
I mean seriously, even corporate greed should have some limits
Re: Oh boy!
problem is, Amazon also employs people
you have no idea what you're talking about
well, he did say "that it's all part of the plan for world domination."
Re: will it really help?
@ Trevor_Pott: winXP is dead, don't let the zombie roam the streets
Re: Often forgotton..
or stuff like DES s-boxes
Re: Tinfoil to the rescue
there are different groups in the NSA, it's a big agency
Re: Sad, sad fucks
dude, chill out
they are not selling Zyklon B...
What do you mean? It is US, Canada and Mexico, just 3, geographically limited regions. It doesn't even include high percentage of world population!
Re: Cloud vs NAS
Naah, you're overly dramatic.
Cloud has its place - as an encrypted off-site backup copy for the on-site NAS box dedicated for backup.
Re: $(name) Youth group
Russia never really left tsardom, not for the vast majority of population
Re: Epic or epoch?
one was "cobbled" together by "amateurs" and is given out for free while the other hikes a price of a kidney in worse parts of the globe and was "perfected" by "professionals" over a course of a decade and a half
Those safes are running Windows!
you still need a core technology that will provide for the grid base load
renewables like wind and solar can't do it, oil, gas and coal are bad for carbon emissions
"Even taking into account increased instances of radiation-induced cancer that aren't noticed until nearly half a century later?"
yes, including those
it's not hard, as radiation-induced cancer accounts for less than 1% of non-thyroid cancer incidence from stuff like Chernobyl
more people are dying of cancer because we live long enough to die of cancer, not because there is radioactive stuff everywhere
or maybe in far east the women have less choices of jobs that will provide for themselves so they choose the best paying ones, not the ones they are most interested in?
Re: Proof of purchase
what? don't the tickets have to be registered and you get a printout with a unique ID?
knowing Disney and they history of litigation, that would end in some international tribunal (you say it's not applicable? oh, they will find a way, or they will make a way)
not that I wouldn't like to see them burn money... would be better only if lawyers didn't get paid in that