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Comment: Re:Obligatory reminder that an alternative exists (Score 2) 97

by Desler (#48896377) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released

If this doesn't need some way to ensure that I really connect with it instead of an intercepting mitm that injects its own version, what does?

In what universe do you live in that SSL prevents a MITM attack? MITM attacks exist in order to allow an attacker to monitor and modify your supposedly "secure" connections. You ensure that what you downloaded is what you meant to download by using the signify utility as mentioned on the page and verify that the package you download was signed by the OpenSSL devs.

The Media

Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ 1350

Posted by Soulskill
from the rest-in-peace dept.
An anonymous reader writes: A pair of gunmen have stormed the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding seven more. The magazine had recently published a cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and witnesses say the gunmen shouted, "we have avenged the Prophet Muhammad," before leaving. "Four of the magazine's well-known cartoonists, including its editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier were reported among those killed, as well as at least two police officers. Mr Charbonnier, 47, had received death threats in the past and was living under police protection." The attackers engaged police in a gunfire outside the building, then fled in a car. At the time of this writing, they are still at large. Currently, the BBC has the most information out of English news outlets. French speakers can consult the headline at Le Monde for more current news.

Comment: Re:who cares? (Score 1) 101

by Desler (#48492949) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

That's funny, I didn't realize that programs such as Autocad, Autodesk Sketchbook, Pixelmator, Adobe Lightroom, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pinnacle Studio, etc. were for consuming content. They seem to be for creating content to me. That isn't even scratching the surface of all the content creation apps that exist for iOS.

Comment: Re:FUCK SAKE! It was NEVER anonymous (Score 1) 115

by Desler (#48471401) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

IP address != person

Maybe in less than 1% of cases. All the rest of the time, the only one using the IP address is the person who pays for the internet access.

So it's reasonable anonymous if you consider your identity.

It's only reasonable if you think shoving your head in the sand gives you reasonably anonymity.

Comment: Re:Money how? (Score 1) 120

by Desler (#48470951) Attached to: BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

Their product was only "better" because their competitors at the time only had crap products. Not to mention that smartphones were a tiny niche product during the heyday of the BlackBerry. The global sales of smartphones during that time was about 1/20th of what they are now. It's easy to be the biggest fish when the pond is small.

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