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Comment: Re:The chain of trust is broken. (Score 1) 110

by KiloByte (#46554349) Attached to: Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

To do that, the attacker would also need to be able to intercept mail sent towards the real person. You can sign a key without using mail, but that's not what is done during usual keysigning, and asking an innocent person to do so would raise a suspicion. Yeah, intercepting mail is possible if you're resourceful enough, especially without DANE, but that's quite a hoop to jump through. This usually implies an organization, and with that resources, it's simpler for the attacker to find a bunch of shadier people to sign that fake key.

Comment: Re:Ok seriously though ... (Score 1) 367

by KiloByte (#46546089) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

How come? Both old-style threading and old libc are entirely user-space, and work just fine on new kernels. Linus is pretty adamant about not breaking userspace, even ancient syscalls.

Stuff that doesn't work is limited to eg. 2.2 ipchains (replaced by iptables in 2.4), devfs and the like.

Comment: Re:extremist comparisons (Score 4, Interesting) 256

by KiloByte (#46399887) Attached to: In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up

And even more, even if Janukovych were the ruling president, he would not have the right to request foreign troops, as that prerogative belongs only to the Supreme Council. But hey, Russia never cared much about validity of their excuses for invasion. And remember: they used the very same excuse on 1939-09-17 when invading Poland.

Comment: Re:is 10.0.0.0/8 really needed to be private? (Score 1) 164

by KiloByte (#46356039) Attached to: ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

Having more bits makes it easier to manage your local ranges. When you have multiple locations and a bunch of VPNs between them, more address space means you don't need to squeeze it tightly -- something that always backfires once there's a need for expansion.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

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wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

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