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Comment Re:Now this. This is news! (Score 1) 72

None at all using what does the job for you http://it.slashdot.org/comment...

I couldn't see where the app you referenced sources its block list, but I believe what I use (pfBlockerNG) is probably better.

I maintain that scalability is a big issue you aren't addressing. It's probably fine and certainly better than nothing for one or two Windows desktops, but what about even a small SOHO network that could contain any combination of desktop, mobile, and server operating systems, not to mention embedded devices that may include ffmpeg, like smart TVs and NAS boxes?

Comment Re:Now this. This is news! (Score 3, Informative) 72

Whelp another good reason to have a decent firewall.

Once you put a malformed video file on a system with a vulnerable ffmpeg, and ffmpeg is used to access the file, it makes an outbound connection. Most firewalls are configured to happily pass along anything originated from the inside network.

Comment Re:Hipsters fight over limited supplies of juice (Score 1) 554

Or another alternate headline: "Rich people fight over free lunches"

All the charge stations I've seen are for-fee, mostly ChargePoint (I'm in Socal). After the first few hours, the rates skyrocket, presumably to address the problem in the OP and discourage people from just leaving it there all day.

Comment Re:Investors are parasites (Score 2) 138

Twitter's spending has been rising and it's a good thing they're laying people off to cut costs because god forbid they allow people to make a living, own a house and have a family. I'd rather see profits go up by half a percent than help hundreds of people live a comfortable, happy life with a steady income!

Employing people shouldn't be a sin. It's enough of an insult we have to work like dogs our entire lives just to be able to eat and survive then you get shareholders who want more and more profit and are willing to screw us over to get it.
How many of these people being laid off will lose their home or significant other? How many will end up in a god awful job they'd sometimes rather be dead than go to? How many lives have to be ruined in the constant pursuit of profit?

What profits? There aren't any profits. There never have been. Twitter's operating margin is -30.2%. If they can't reduce expenses, everyone loses their jobs.

Comment Re:That hardly matters (Score 1) 100

Without you giving LastPass your master password and access to your two-factor authentication (you are using two-factor, right?), they couldn't tell you even one of your passwords if their lives depended on it.

That hardly matters. Consider what a password is, it is a way to get into an account. What you really care about is that others can't access your accounts, not that they can't unscramble all of the hashes and find out the perverted strings that you used to create your passwords. So if LastPass can be sold to LogMeIn or to the Chinese or to the N.S.A. then they have bought a way to get into your "protected" accounts. It really doesn't matter if they can retrieve the silly little strings that you think protect you or not.

Can you explain how LastPass would be able to retrieve your passwords to do as you suggest, keeping in mind that they lack the ability to decrypt your data without resorting to brute-force?

Comment Re:Will Use Neither (Score 1) 100

It is funny. Last pass openly stated they dont know the extent of the data that was take, just that they feel it was not much, yet you think that is handled well?

"We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network. In our investigation, we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised."

https://blog.lastpass.com/2015...

That looks pretty specific to me.

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