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Tools Coming To Def Con For Hacking RFID Access Doors 9 9

jfruh writes: Next month's Def Con security conference will feature, among other things, new tools that will help you hack into the RFID readers that secure doors in most office buildings. RFID cards have been built with more safeguards against cloning; these new tools will bypass that protection by simply hacking the readers themselves. ITWorld reports that Francis Brown, a partner at the computer security firm Bishop Fox, says: "...his aim is to make it easier for penetration testers to show how easy it is to clone employee badges, break into buildings and plant network backdoors—without needing an electrical engineering degree to decode the vagaries of near-field communication (NFC) and RFID systems."

Comment Re:Correct link to TRA (Score 1) 113 113

Google developers do not understand how to design APIs.

Or UIs.

It's all halo effect. I think Google got search right (or less wrong than everyone else at the crucial time - just when AltaVista tried to turn into a portal and became utter poo) and have pretty much ridden that, with financial and reputational cross subsidies, ever since.

Sooner or later they'll run out of credit, one kind or the other.

Comment /|\ Double degree economics & English. At DeV (Score 1) 143 143

I'm willing to bet it's a smaller amount of people who want a physical keyboard than those who don't. In which case, you're not a profitable enough segment for the companies who make phones

You're saying that only the most popular option is profitable? I guess that explains why there isn't, and never has been, a manufacturer of absolutely anything at all that produces two different models.

P.S. People aren't sand. It's number with a countable noun, not amount .

Comment Re:Problem? (Score 1) 162 162

Do you mean 'self-righteous' perhaps? No spaces are needed around the hyphen.

Crapdot put those, not me. I just put <B><I> (and the corresponding closes, which I can't be arsed to ampersand out).

In this case, self-righteous is actually a defined word - I am pretty sure.

It is. You originally wrote it without the hyphen, hence my emphasis which Cowboy Neal's shitty code proceeded to totally fuck up.

Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 67 67

If you saw it in other systems (say animal populations versus food supply, or elevator position versus AoA in planes) that'd support my theory that it's baked into the fundamentals of mathematics that when you get a stimulus, a response and a big delay before the effect it'll oscillate like a breakdancing porpoise.

But that's crazy talk.

Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging.

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