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Comment: Re:Anthem is normal here (Score 3, Informative) 68

by ColdWetDog (#49193423) Attached to: Anthem Blocking Federal Auditor From Doing Vulnerability Scans

I work for a large multinational in the human capital management space and we let a select number our customers do penetration testing. Our customers range from Fortune 500 to government agencies in the US and EU. It is not an unheard of practice, and I would argue it is quite common for these requests to come up, especially during contract negotiations.

My little firm can't afford stuff like that. So we outsource our testing to China and Russia - they charge a lot less.

Seems like they're always falling over each other to try and accommodate us.

Comment: Re:Passed Time (Score 4, Funny) 133

by ColdWetDog (#49173337) Attached to: Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

You don't even need to go that far to spoof this sort of surveillance.

1. Collect DNA from hundreds or thousands of humans, animals, plants from your local sewage plant or equivalent.
2. Clear off the icky parts, do a bulk DNA purification that can be done with kitchen chemistry. Much easier than making meth.
3. Freeze dry the stuff
4. Package in convenient creme, aerosol or get (bonus points for 'sporty scent')
5. Sell in local stores as 'natural health aid' - bypasses difficult FDA or DEA regulatory requirements*
6. Sprinkle on before attempted crime or just twice a day along with your tin foil change (you DO change your tin foil regularly, yes?)

7. Profit! **

* in USA only, Depending on status of lawmaking and regulatory agencies, YMMV. Not valid in the Eurozone.
** Patent Pending as soon as we figure out how to do this on a computer.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 0) 231

by ColdWetDog (#49160341) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

And, these days, there are more USB charging ports than expresso stands. You can charge your cell phone from your car, your laptop, any handy wall outlet, the sun and likely from the extra calories in your Big Mac in a few years. The use case for easily replaceable batteries is pretty weak.

SD expansion is only an issue if you don't get enough memory in the first place. Sure, there are edge cases and folks around here are edgier than most - but for the vast majority of cell phone users, these simply aren't very important issues.

Now, decent keyboards - that's another story...

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.

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