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Comment: Re:"IPv6 Leakage"??? Give me a break. (Score 2) 65 65

For example in the Linux iptables packet filter, you can disable the IPv6 protocol completely with a single command:
iptables -I INPUT -p 41 -j DROP

No, that will drop just one of many ways of tunnelling IPv6 over IPv4. To drop or manipulate IPv6 packets, you need to use ip6tables instead.

And you really shouldn't be using DROP here, as it will delay every connection until timeout expires. You want REJECT instead.

Comment: Re:This guy... (Score 1) 143 143

I'm no physicist, but it sounds wrong to me: the energy he names is merely 10^24eV, which is not far beyond energies of observed cosmic rays (10^21eV-ish). It's inconceivable that this hasn't been ever reached within the Universe, which according to the guy's claims should have caused a reset.

+ - SourceForge hijacks nmap account despite prior promises-> 1 1

Khyber writes: SourceForge is still at it. Despite their June 1 announcement that they would no longer do such a thing, word on the nmap development mailing list directly from the maintainer shows otherwise. Their account has been completely wiped, with nmap now accessible on Sourceforge only through an account that sf-editor1 and sf-editor3 control.
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Comment: Re:AppArmor (Score 5, Interesting) 145 145

Sorry to break it to you, but the only reason no virus got around that is that no one bothered working around a blocker no one uses. In DOS, all it takes to duplicate OS calls is to copy their code, as every process has full access to the hardware and can do everything on its own. And then, any process can write to every location in memory, defeating any anti-virus or precaution imaginable. You would have to reimplement Bochs and interpret every opcode in software, effectively emulating a more secure platform. You can't securely run untrusted code without a MMU of some kind.

+ - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 5 5

tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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