* Posts by Robert Maughan

4 posts • joined 25 Oct 2007

Fragrant tech thief stalks Whitehall

Robert Maughan

Is Required

None of the devices contained Classified Information because it has been called Protectively Marked Material for years. Unless these were newly delivered or freshly wiped you can bet there was PMM on all of them.

A grim day for browser security at hacker contest

Robert Maughan

I wonder...

I don't know the details of the Firefox exploit used but I wonder if it would still work with the no script addin running?

Sepaton's tape library de-duplication guarantee

Robert Maughan

Meaningless promise

So who does five full backups a week? Nobody. If you are doing five full backups a week then don't buy the Sepaton product, swap to doing one full back up a week and nightly incrementals which should save you even more space at no cost.

Record industry pushes ISPs to cut off file sharers

Robert Maughan

Technologically Illiterate

So firstly in order to finger print the files they will need to see all of the file which would be difficult for something downloaded over possibly several days from probably multiple different peers.

Secondly does nobody in government understand the concept of encryption? I can get 256 bit AES on my web browser these days. I don't know if any of the torrent clients have built in encryption but even if not it will only be a matter of time before someone writes one.

If they start dropping ISP service for anyone who sends encrypted traffic e-commerce will simply cease so this one will not fly.

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