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Comment: Re:Automated attack (Score 1) 152

by E-Rock (#49678343) Attached to: The Best Way To Protect Real Passwords: Create Fake Ones

Because this system would show the attacker an account and password for every manager password entered.

With a normal password manager, the attacker is told if they're right or wrong. With something like this, when it tries Password! on the manager, it gets results, just they're wrong and it has to try to use one to find out. Then it tries Password1 on the manager, gets results, has to test, etc. So it has to add a verification step and not just attack the password manager. Of course, you're likely to lock out the account you're using for verification before you hit on the right password.

Comment: Get rid of the crap sites (Score 1) 276

by E-Rock (#49501917) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

Get rid of the sites that have a single paragraph and then a registration or paywall blocking the rest of the content.

Get rid of the sites that are just copies of other pages with ads.

Or let us easily block a site from appearing in results in the future. Enough users vote a site off, have a human take a look to see if they should remove it for everyone.

Comment: Re:Persistence is not omnipotent. (Score 5, Insightful) 385

by E-Rock (#49500767) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

Persistence doesn't mean trying the same thing over and over until it works. Persistence is trying to achieve your goals over and over again until you're successful. So you might bang your head on the wall a few times, realize that won't work and then try different things until you break it down.

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming

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