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Comment: Re:Hello insurance fraud (Score 1) 199

by Culture20 (#48849527) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking
The problem with such a program is that the insurance company has the data from other dongles on the same roads. Presuming there are timestamps on the accelerations, they can model traffic flows. If everyone is stopped at a stoplight in the reconstructed model but your fake data shows you driving through the light at speed limit minus one, their analysis program will know something is wrong with your data. Investigation ensues.

Comment: Re:Is it really a surprise? (Score 1) 199

by Culture20 (#48847335) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking
Some companies will happily spend money and people on the security problem, but individual people within the company refuse the spend the time, using workarounds to skip having to deal with security. Sometimes this means using the computing resources nonsecurely, but other times it means avoiding using the computing resources.

Comment: Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (Score 5, Insightful) 873

by Culture20 (#48819947) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression
The job description of Pope includes believing at heart "if a man strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other cheek [to strike]." This does not preclude defense of others, but it also doesn't suggest an allowance of escalation in defense of others. If a man strikes my mother's cheek, I can strike his cheek to defend her, but if the same man merely calls her an ugly name, from where does the call to violent reaction spring? Righteousness or wrath? Hopefully Francis will think about that some more.

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