* Posts by RealitySpike

4 posts • joined 28 Feb 2013

Millions of unloved iPhone 5Cs gather dust in warehouses – report

RealitySpike

Teenage girls dream phone?

If my daughter and her friends are typical, it is. They either have a 5C or want one -- pink, blue, and green seem to be the popular colors.

Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

RealitySpike

If you are interested in the history of Nintendo read...

"Super Mario" by Jeff Ryan. Lots of details and insights on what N did and why, how it succeeded and failed.

Lavabit, secure email? Hardly, says infosec wizard Moxie Marlinspike

RealitySpike

IMHO: Lavabit security was a joke

From his rebuttal: "When I was designing the Lavabit encrypted storage feature in 2004, it simply wasn’t possible for an attacker to intercept and decipher a large number of SSL connections in real time. This assumption was presumed true even if an attacker managed to gain access to the SSL private key. "

By 2000 hardware protection of your SSL private key was standard practice precisely because it was known you could attack historical traffic based on a compromised SSL key. The risk was made apparent with all the dot-bom web servers being sold on the 2nd hand market post bankruptcies with their hard drives intact.

He should have been using HSM based SSL "accelerators" and then he could have told the NSA to get stuffed because he didn't have access to his private key. By 2004 these were pretty inexpensive so he had no excuses.

Squillionaire space tourist offers oldsters a holiday to Mars

RealitySpike
Thumb Up

I nominate this couple

A bit young but their experience driving across the Congo does it for me...http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/50799-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo-Lubumbashi-to-Kinshasa

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019