* Posts by boondox

7 posts • joined 6 Jun 2011

US saves self from Huawei spying by spying on Huawei spying

boondox

Re: Ha! Take that!

"Yo dawg, I heard you like backdoors... etc."

So we let you backdoor our backdoor so you could see how we backdoored your backdoors.

Sounds right.

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White House may ditch BlackBerry, adopt LG or Samsung, ignore Apple

boondox
Paris Hilton

Don't really see a big deal here for BB...

I mean, they're only "testing" alternatives. That doesn't mean that they'll win out over Blackberry in the end. Tests can and do fail.

I see the "apparent" Apple snub in a similar light. It could also be that these tests are solely to check the appropriateness of Samsung, LG, etc., for use by the White House. Just because they're said to be testing "X"... that doesn't mean that "Y" had failed to get a nod or wasn't being considered.

Besides, its never a good thing to put all one's eggs in one basket, not so?

Paris, cuz apparently the English language is confusing!

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ROBO-SNOWDEN: Iraq, the internet – two places the US govt invaded that weren't a threat

boondox
FAIL

Re: Stay tuned...

"As if you all didn't know this crap was happening even before Snowden's leaks. You all must be pretty damn naive.

I give up... this site used to be for technically minded people. Now it's no better than the DailyMail, with readers of the same mentality.

Herd of blithering idiots with no thoughts of your own."

Dude. Patience. That's all you need. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round.

If all of us took the same approach, then arguably, there'd be no Snowden-revelations, as he'd have stopped bothering to complain and left us "blithering idiots" to fend for ourselves!

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Re: Iraqi wasn't a threat - wow!

@Charles Manning: Well played, sir. Well played!

@ the AC who posted:" "There are absolutely more revelations to come," Why don't you just spit it all out and be done with it? It's getting tedious."

With our uber-shor-term memories, the gradual revelation of the Snowden documents keeps the issue in play. There's only so much people can digest, so there's that.

The people seem to have an unsatiable appetite for all things Bieber & Kardashian, though. Then again, with how difficult it is to live today, who can blame them for needing mindless distractions?

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Is no browser safe? Security bods poke holes in Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox and earn $1m

boondox
Coffee/keyboard

Re: This begs the question...

They usually do.

I'm wondering what'll happen to other 'sploits weren't revealed by the contenders.

Plus, what's up with Charlie Miller? He's usually a hit at these things...

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Target IGNORED hacker alarms as crooks took 40m credit cards – claim

boondox
Megaphone

Fine Tune? More like no-tune...

The car alarm analogy's an apt one, but IPSes & IDSes are supposed to be tuned to filter out the false positive noise. Then whatever clangs the bells needs investiquiries and what-not.

If anything, the Bangaloreans were the ones doing their jobs.

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Webmail buggers attack Yahoo!, Hotmail users

boondox
Pint

no... all browsers capable of running on Windows are vulnerable

You're right about the res:// protocol being a Windows only "feature", but due to the CSS flaw of the bug in question, all browsers that can run on Windows are potentially vulnerable, especially as it exploits a hole in all versions of Adobe Flash.

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