"OMG! Like, Tiffany? She totally told Heather that I had sex with Trevor. I mean, no way! He's such a dork! Anyway, Heather told Megan who told Sierra who wrote a note and passed it around 7th hour band and now everyone in the school thinks Trevor and me are an item! My life is like totally ruined! Now I'm afraid no one will ask me to the prom because they're all gonna think I'm a slut!"
That's what you sound like, and your doxxing problems are going to be about as meaningful a year from now. Your life will suck for a short period of time, then everyone will forget about you and move on to the next bit of juvenile drama.
If you're honestly concerned about your safety (not just your reputation, that damage will blow over and be forgotten) take the evidence to the police and get real legal advice instead of asking a bunch of jerkwads on a random tech web site.
I just use the same random generator that I use for making my actual passwords.
(Really, Slashdot? Have you ever actually looked at your styling choices? The definition list styling is just plain stupid for lists longer than a single term/definition pair.)
Yes, for about 30 days. Then we'll have BlackFriday, Xmas, etc. All will be forgotten, while waiting for the next Survivor/Dancing/Bachelor/whatever.
Hmmm... Dancing with the Surviving Bachelor Idols on Mars!... Dammit, somebody call my agent!
How can you have a rational discussion when the very premise is irrational? Any back door, front door, side door, or window can be exploited by The Bad Guys just as easily as it can be by The Good Guys. It's ludicrous to think that the secret entrance will stay secret. Someone on the outside will discover the secret keys, or someone on the inside will leak them either intentionally or unintentionally. And once the secret's out, it's game over. NOTHING is secure from ANYONE at that point.
No one's open to a rational discussion because there's nothing at all rational about this proposition.
and now I can't stop thinking about Jenny Agutter's tits.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
They are missing a perfect opportunity to conduct testing on the effects of alcohol on the human body while weightless!
You do realize half the station personnel at any time are Russian, right? And that they get a personal baggage allowance? Which is inspected by other Russians? That was practically the first experiment conducted on the human body in space, aside from just living and breathing.
"Results inconclusive. More testing needed."
Small memory leaks are very hard to find in testing. Most testing cycles involve testing a particular feature, looking for pass/fail for that feature. Say the feature is window display, as the summary seems to imply. Okay, does the window pop up when the command is given? Does it contain the right contents? Does it go away when commanded? Check, check, and check. Ship it! It's very unusual to test a feature long enough that a smallish memory leak adds up to anything noticeable. "System crashes when window is opened and closed 256 times in a session." QA is just plain never going to get to that point. It may take weeks of heavy use to get to the breaking point. Sure, it would be *nice* if there was a month-long burn-in period where the system was used heavily to expose any slow leaks, but that never happens.
From the summary I can't tell if the leak is anything that could be fixed by garbage collection. Was a block simply not freed and lost? Or was a reference to it still in a list somewhere, so that it would never get garbage collected even if that was a feature of the language? Is the memory in question on the regular heap so that something like valgrind could find that blocks weren't freed? Is the memory part of a specialized buffer pool managed by some other means? There's nowhere near enough information to go on, but that's not stopping anyone here from jumping to conclusions about the development and QA process.
Pretty much any car with a system like OnStar is going to be remotely accessible even if you don't use it, and the car companies have admitted this.
In fact, it's an intended feature, not just an unfortunate side-effect. Remote unlock and theft immobilization are first-class features of OnStar and similar systems. It is logically impossible to have those features and not be remotely accessible. You just have to hope that the link back to the mothership can't be spoofed and that the support personnel can't be socially engineered to doing the attacker's dirty work.
Some good stuff in there, and at the very least it's a starting point for manufacturers that actually care about consumer privacy and trust. Whether any such manufacturers exist is still an open question...
The only way this is going to turn into something consumers can use is if the Online Trust Alliance sets up a certification program. Certification would involve demonstrating that care has been taken to meet each of the points in the framework, and a passing grade gets you the right to paste a shiny "OTA Certified!" logo on your widget. That'd be good, until the Association of Trusted Onlineness comes out with its much weaker set of standards and its own "ATO Certified!" logo. How's the consumer to know which privacy certification is worth the pixels it's printed on?
(Maybe it would work out. I often wonder why Underwriter's Laboratories has a near-monopoly on safety certification, and why no one has come up with a much more "manufacturer-friendly" certification process. Maybe there's regulation involved, I don't know.)
Love Google Voice. On their own most of the transcripts are laughably bad, but if you know who is calling and can imagine them speaking as you read the jumble of words you can usually understand it well enough. Can't remember the last time I had to actually listen to my voice mail.
Of course, knowing Apple they're going to claim that this is all a remarkable invention on their part. Just think, now it's Siri asking you to leave a message at the tone instead of some nameless generic voice. Innovation!
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