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Comment: Re:Exactly! (Score 1) 287

by Henour (#41221563) Attached to: Nuclear Powered LEDs For Space Farming

Exactly! We should be setting up a farm on the moon. Just to test it out. Start small: 1 m2 of soil in a greenhouse.

The cost of such a mission is for a small part related to the cost of the boosters to get things in orbit and to the moon, and for a large part to the over-engineering that NASA is doing. That over-engineering is caused by a fear of failure. It's not like it's rocketscience to get anything to the moon....

Well it IS rocket science :D


+ - NSA security expert worries about mobility, cloud ->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "Approaching its 60th birthday, the National Security Agency has a staff some 35,000 strong worldwide, and an impressive building complex in Fort Meade, Md., where the walls are lined with copper mesh to prevent electronic eavesdropping. True to its origins dating back to breaking enemy code during World War II, the agency has two primary missions: signals Intelligence and information assurance. Although the NSA is typically depicted as the most super-secret of federal agencies, it does post valuable reports on security best practices on its Web site. And Neal Ziring, the NSA's technical director of the Information Assurance Directorate, recently agreed to an in-depth interview with Network World during which he touches on everything from cloud computing to mobility."
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Comment: autorun.inf (Score 1) 224

by Henour (#40140269) Attached to: Flame: The Massive Stuxnet-Level Malware Sweeping the Middle East

Flame appears to be a project that ran in parallel with Stuxnet/Duqu, not using the Tilded platform. There are however some links which could indicate that the creators of Flame had access to technology used in the Stuxnet project - such as use of the “autorun.inf” infection method, together with exploitation of the same print spooler vulnerability used by Stuxnet, indicating that perhaps the authors of Flame had access to the same exploits as Stuxnet’s authors.

Because putting stuff into autorun is a revolution in malware design? I couldn't take the FAQ serious from that on.

Comment: Re:Caffeine (Score 1) 134

by Henour (#39072475) Attached to: Optimizing Your Caffeine Intake With an App

If you are falling asleep then you should try to cure the reason and not treat the Symptoms.
Caffeine is great for a temporary boost but its not a cure for being tired if you only sleep two Hours a day.

I stopped consuming Caffeeine products two weeks ago and on average I feel more awake now then when I was emptying Energy Drink like there is no tomorrow!
Especially getting out of Bed got a lot easier!

Comment: Re:Remember it only talks about cryptography (Score 1) 265

by Henour (#37588694) Attached to: Security By Obscurity — a New Theory

I've seen IDS that does both #1 and #2. And nearly every hacker uses script kiddie tools. They are free and easy. They aren't the breach, but they are the precursors, while the attacker is probing for the easiest way in. And all security is obscurity, just with different definitions of obscurity. I secure all my computers with obscurity. A password that I hope no one else knows. That's obscurity. And nearly all security is based on that, biometrics being the only possible exception to that.

Biometrics are not different then a password viewed this way, it simply makes it harder to enter the right "code".

Put your best foot forward. Or just call in and say you're sick.