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Comment: Re:You can't make tech safe from malice (Score 1) 704

by GNious (#46405753) Attached to: Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

To be fair, with autonomous cars, they do not need to be perfect, just more reliable then human drivers.

I think you're underestimating people's reaction when the first incident involving autonomous cars result in a person's death. There will be a severe reaction, and lots of, "See, machine dangerous, must destroy machine", independently of whether they are 100x more reliable and safe.

Comment: Re:That's a great plan... (Score 1) 197

by GNious (#46325551) Attached to: US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

Am thinking a killswitch, accessible en-mass via a carrier would make an interesting target for hackers - being able to inform a party that they have 72hrs to pay a sum money to a russian account, or have 10.000 customer-phones wiped .... ...gotta be someone out there ready to try this.

Comment: Re:errr that's Unpatched not Unpatchable (Score 1) 120

by GNious (#46303685) Attached to: Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability

Here it would fall under the general rules regarding selling electronics - the firmware is specifically stated as being part of the electronic device, and therefore subject to the same requirements.
If you've chosen to live in a 3rd world country where you can sign away consumer rights, and where known (severe) flaws are ignored trivially, thats really a reflection on you, not the party selling you a phone.

Comment: Re:errr that's Unpatched not Unpatchable (Score 1) 120

by GNious (#46302063) Attached to: Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability

Not exactly QED: Most Android phones are unpatchable due to the carrier not giving a damn (for various reasons), the phone hardware being too old (or too low-end), and/or the manufactuer not giving a damn (they'd prefer you buy a new phone from them instead).

Should be trivial enough to remind the relevant party that if you get hacked from a severe bug they are aware of and not fixing, that you will hold them liable...

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