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Comment: Re:Filter outbound email? (Score 1) 128

by DeepLinux (#42950757) Attached to: Oxford Temporarily Blocks Google Docs To Fight Phishing

This is not an 'intranet' it's a metropolitan scale network with tens of thousands of users personal machines connected to it.

Of course they use DPI for a variety of things however it does not help for this specific instance as because they are *personal* machines you can't MITM the https by installing trojan certificates on the client machines.
Which morally you shouldn't be doing anyway even if you are running a locked down corporate network.

Also the stuff required for doing DPI at line speed on 20Gbit/s links is expensive.

Comment: (Score 1) 200

by DeepLinux (#42540509) Attached to: Nokia Redirecting Traffic On Some of Its Phones, Including HTTPS

A real one?

This is MITMing https via a Nokia wildcarded certificate installed on the phone.

Amazon Silk on Kindles does the same and shouldn't be touched with a barge pole.

Opera MINI does the same but is worse as you end up with a secure connection from Opera to the site in question and an insecure connection from you to opera. Again should not be touched with a barge pole.

True smartphone browser such as Safari on the iPhone and the built in android browser provide end to end encryption from the device to the website.

Comment: Re:It's a shame this couldn't be mutually resolved (Score 5, Insightful) 138

by DeepLinux (#39998719) Attached to: LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy


They purchased air to ground spectrum and tried to re-purpose it as ground to ground spectrum. They sued when the FCC told them to go take a running jump.

Then tried to claim that GPS vendors were at fault for not having perfect notch filters in their equipment (hint such a thing is not physically possible)

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!