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Comment Fixing vulnerabilities is pretty common in malware (Score 3, Interesting) 79

Lots of malware actually does close security holes, after exploiting the device. If you've worked very hard (or shelled out large amounts of case) for a working zero day, the last thing you want is some other asshole compromising your hacked system and screwing up your back door.

Comment Re: Verizon/ATT Astro Turf (Score 1) 182

No kidding. I looked into them a while ago when I broke a phone still on contract. Good prices, they'd buy me out of my contract, yada, yada, yada....

Talked to a couple coworkers who have T-Mobile and share my 120mile round trip commute. It works great, unless you want a data connection......70% of my commute corridor has no T-Mobile data coverage at all. Don't get me wrong, my AT&T unlimited data coverage often sucks, but it works fine where I spend most of my time.

I think I'll pass on T-Mobile for the time being.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe