15 posts • joined 19 Apr 2013
Re: Never underestimate a starving hacker.
Yeah, gun to the head, and head to the...
Re: The Norks as well?
Never underestimate a starving hacker.
I clicked on this article because of the picture. Lost interest afterwards.
Extra bytes in binary
Could the extra bytes perhaps be a signature?
From the Truecrypt FAQ:
As TrueCrypt is open-source software, independent researchers can verify that the source code does not contain any security flaw or secret 'backdoor'. Can they also verify that the official executable files were built from the published source code and contain no additional code?
Yes, they can. In addition to reviewing the source code, independent researchers can compile the source code and compare the resulting executable files with the official ones. They may find some differences (for example, timestamps or embedded digital signatures) but they can analyze the differences and verify that they do not form malicious code.
Slightly off-topic, but if you like well-made, "realistic" SciFi flicks, give Europa Report a try:
I quite enjoyed it.
The reality is, Android is actually far more secure than iOS, it has proper app sandboxing, fine grained security permissions and digital signing. None of which iOS has.
Sigh. I don't know why I even bother with this, but I would advise anyone actually interested in iOS security mechanisms (which include sandboxing, ASLR, NX, code signing, yadayada) to read this rather informative document:
Android @ Home
Anyone remember Android @ Home, which they showed at Google I/O 2011? They had smart lightbulbs there too. Guess it didn't take off.
Re: At least with this site...
Wise words, sad but true.
16 BILLION? Surely you meant 16 BEEEEEEEELLION?
I find it hard to take Ballmer seriously after that monkey dance thing, it was a long time ago, but some things just stick. Perhaps everybody's afraid to touch him, lest he or she waken the monkey.
Re: Give me your money!
Very true. I purchased CS 6 three months ago, after evaluating both offerings. It took me a while to figure out that Creative Cloud really doesn't have a lot of "cloud" to it. You'd instinctively expect something running on the web, but it's just a subscription program, in the end. Not sure if the marketing drones at Adobe were wise to call that "cloud".
Oh no, where did my beloved Meebo bar go?!
-- no one, ever
Having actually implemented a simple dead-reckoning algorithm to track vehicle movement between GPS fixes (when passing through a tunnel, for instance), I wonder how they get an accurate position in the first place?
Glossy or not?
Is that actually a non-glossy screen?
One would almost be tempted to splash out for such an exclusive feature... </sarcasm>
Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?
World-wide, free of charge 3G access, for one? That's a rather handy feature if you ask me.
But I'm sorry, you were talking about iDevices, didn't want to interrupt you there...
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
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