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South Korean ID System To Be Rebuilt From Scratch After Massive Leaks 59

Posted by Soulskill
from the maybe-think-it-through-this-time dept.
AmiMoJo writes: South Korea's national identity card system may need a complete overhaul following huge data thefts dating back to 2004. The government is considering issuing new ID numbers to every citizen over age 17, costing billions of dollars. The ID numbers and personal details of an estimated 80% of the country's 50 million people have been stolen from banks and other targets. Some 20 million people, including President Park Geun-hye, have been victims of a data theft. Citizens are unable to change their credentials, which are used in many different sectors, making them an attractive target for hackers.

Comment: Re:parent delays (Score 3, Informative) 121

So tux2 was ready in 2000, and it took 14 years to rewrite it to avoid parents? Oh how much patents help innovation!

Few more years and those patents will expire and we can use both!

Tux3 is a better design. Tux2 was more along the lines of ZFS and Btrfs, that is, multiply-rooted trees sharing subtrees. Tux3 is a single tree with exactly one pointer to each extent. Considerably easier to check and repair. Of course we need to see if it turns out that way so please stay tuned.

Comment: Alternative to Beta (Score 4, Informative) 36

by computersareevil (#46190919) Attached to: Mozilla Launches $300,000 Gigabit Community Fund

Will soon be hosted at AltSlashdot.org or a site linked through that domain.

It will be for the Nerds, by the Nerds, focusing on the Stuff That Really Matters: The community that makes the comments the best part of Slashdot.

The name will change to avoid any trademark problems.

Some have suggested encouraging Bruce Perens to resurrect Technocrat.net for the third time. With all due respect to Bruce, the problem with that is he has shown he is not a reliable host. He has twice deleted that site, the second time without warning. I don't think we want to get burned a third time.

Comment: Correction: (Score 1) 93

by computersareevil (#46190881) Attached to: Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)
Before I get slammed, let me correct myself: He did shut it down due to slow traffic first time around, though he blamed his own lack of tine and also refused to allow others to carry it forward. https://web.archive.org/web/20... Second time he blamed low traffic and "Certain elements of the community that developed here, unfortunately, creep me out". https://web.archive.org/web/20... Still, I don't think he can be trusted a third time to not just shut it down when he feels like it.

Comment: Alternative to being stuck with Beta (Score 1) 578

Will soon be hosted at AltSlashdot.org or a site linked through that domain.

It will be for the Nerds, by the Nerds, focusing on the Stuff That Really Matters: The community that makes the comments the best part of Slashdot.

The name will change to avoid any trademark problems.

Some have suggested encouraging Bruce Perens to resurrect Technocrat.net for the third time. With all due respect to Bruce, the problem with that is he has shown he is not a reliable host. He has twice deleted that site without warning and without providing access to the archives. I don't think we want to get burned a third time.

Comment: Re:Bruce is not reliable for hosting. (Score 1) 93

by computersareevil (#46190709) Attached to: Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)

That's what he says, but it's not the truth. I was on it the first time he shut it down. When that happened, he posted on the replacement page that he didn't like the direction the discussions were going (there was no moderation or meta-moderation and some debates got heated).

That subjective, unilateral, unannounced decision to take his ball and bat and go home is why I didn't participate the second time around.

Comment: Alternative to being stuck with Beta (Score 2, Informative) 238

Will soon be hosted at AltSlashdot.org or a site linked through that domain.

It will be for the Nerds, by the Nerds, focusing on the Stuff That Really Matters: The community that makes the comments the best part of Slashdot.

The name will change to avoid any trademark problems. The new domain will be linked through AltSlashdot.org for as long as practical.

Some have suggested encouraging Bruce Perens to resurrect Technocrat.net for the third time. With all due respect to Bruce, the problem with that is he has shown he is not a reliable host. He has twice deleted that site without warning and without providing access to the archives. I don't think we want to get burned a third time.

Comment: Bruce is not reliable for hosting. (Score 1) 93

by computersareevil (#46189913) Attached to: Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)

Because Bruce has shown he is an unreliable host for a tech site.

He has twice started that site and twice deleted it without warning, taking all the content and comments offline with no way to recover them.

Bruce has done great things for the Libre Software community, but hosting a tech site is not one of his brighter moments.

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