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Comment: Security wall of shame (Score 4, Interesting) 107 107

Looks like we need a security wall of shame that lists the response to flaw disclosures of each organisation, so people can quickly determine which companies will fix a flaw upon receiving a report, and which companies are hostile and should not be contacted.

Comment: Re:Blocking AdBlock (Score 3, Insightful) 286 286

> This is further compounded by some websites sticking up a dialog box telling me to register or "Like" them on Facebook if I want to continue browsing their content.

No loss there. It's a safe bet that it's not content of any quality if users have to be coerced into announcing that they "like" it before they see it.

Comment: Re:Rule #1, don't taunt happy fun hackers (Score 1) 58 58

It sounds like your approach to security is to risk manage it, like the car companies in Fight Club. Doing "some security stuff" and then keeping quiet and crossing your fingers hoping that nobody takes an interest does not inspire confidence. If a recreational hacker can defeat your security on a whim just to show off, you don't stand a chance against actual criminals who will quietly break your security and then proceed to exploit you for everything they can and for as long as they can.

> Maybe you are secure in your components or your not, but don't go looking for people to try and break you.

Actually that's exactly what you do. Look up "bug bounty".

Comment: Three major problems with this idea (Score 0) 160 160

1) Security. You're going to have to come up with something really fancy (read expensive) so keep the homeowners and any of their guests/kids from tampering with it. Also keep it a secret, $Xk of gear would be a good target for thieves.
2) Reliability. Even a halfway competent datacentre will have very high reliable power and networking. Some guy's house? I'd wager less so.
3) Like everyone else said, warm seasons.

So, if you need to host something that doesn't require any security and you're happy with poor uptime, it's could be an option...

Comment: Re:Overstamp First? (Score 2) 133 133

You'd want to match the force used on the original stamp, else your 'decoy' numbers and letters will leave crystal deformation pattern that differs in intensity from the real digits. Probably easy if you're the manufacturer, but a touch harder if you're some guy with a hammer.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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