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Submission + - Linode hacked, CCs and passwords leaked 6

An anonymous reader writes: On Friday Linode announced a precautionary password reset due to an attack despite claiming that they were not compromised. The attacker has claimed otherwise, claiming to have obtained card numbers and password hashes. Password hashes, source code fragments and directory listings have been released as proof. Linode has yet to comment on or deny these claims.

Comment Re:Topeka's renaming stunt didn't work. (Score 1) 162

I don't think you'd get a COOP working, but you may be able to get the municipality to do so. You can do that in Kansas, but not Missouri, it's illegal. Same with Nebraska, Texas and Arkansas. The telecoms are actively lobbying to get laws passed in other states as well.

The proper thing to do is sit back and wait, the telcos are sitting on a huge pile of money we gave them in the 90s to build these fiber networks, they'll get to your town soon....

Comment Re:Well lets see... (Score 1) 665

Self signed certs DO NOT make traffic encrypted. If you think they do, you're a complete idiot.

The point of SSL is to protect against man in the middle attacks. If you're in the middle and able to control somebody's session, all you have to do is re-sign the session with a CA you control. The end user has NO WAY OF KNOWING YOU DID THAT since they don't have a trusted CA on their computer to validate the session against. Self signed certs are a completely pointless waste of time and CPU.

Repeat after me

SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.
SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.
SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.

Get it?

Comment Re:brooms, plural (Score 1) 103

You could put the laser on a boat with a nuclear power source. We already have both technologies. The firestrike laser comes to mind, it can do 100kw with an array of them. You'd need a longer ablation time, but the junk would still start moving.

Comment Re:Two reasons for SSL (Score 1) 269

Wow, calm down. You have to work the system sometimes, it's the nature of the beast. A little sugar goes a long way. Failing that, you can also report the up your chain that this Sergeant Major isn't letting you accomplish your mission.

Also, like I said, some IT is run better than others. In those cases, not to far past the IT and Security managers there's somebody with a bird or a star that needs to fix their organization.

Comment Re:Two reasons for SSL (Score 2, Insightful) 269

'the army' isn't one big magical network, it's actually hundreds of separate AD domains, and there is more than one branch of the military, some fly planes, some sail ships, some get shot at, they all have different ways of finding people to manage those AD domains. Some suck, some don't. I can tell you those that don't suck do indeed install the correct certificate authorities.


Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ 731

Hugh Pickens writes "Businessweek reports that Adobe has taken out newspaper advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times today and posted an open letter to call out the tablet-computer maker for stifling competition. 'We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs,' the letter states. 'No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.' The letter is part of a widening rift between Apple and Adobe. Two weeks ago, Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs wrote a 29-paragraph public missive panning Adobe's Flash as having 'major technical drawbacks.' US antitrust enforcers also may investigate Apple following a complaint from Adobe, people familiar with the matter said this month. Adobe has also launched a banner ad campaign to let you know that they love Apple. The two-piece banner ads are composed of a 720x90-pixel 'We [heart] Apple' design, followed by a 300x250-pixel medium rectangle that reads: 'What we don't love is anybody taking away your freedom to choose what you create, how you create it, and what you experience on the web.'"

Comment Re:multitool key mod (Score 1) 763

I've accidentally flown with my micra (on my key chain of course) through security before, but I do try to avoid it since I'd rather not throw it away if they find it.

This is a really good idea though, unfortunately I mainly need 2 car keys and a house key and I think the car keys are too long. :(

Comment Re:Nothingtoseeheremovealong (Score 1) 853

Umm, the person who found the phone did contact the owner. The owner then ignored him.

So the car analogy would be: "Well, I was at this bar and found these car keys, I knew exactly who they belonged to and tried to give them to him. He laughed and said there's no way you have my cars keys. Then he slammed the door in my face, so I sold the car."

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 454

The solution to broadband is ridiculously easy -

- Congress should mandate with a simple law that the telephone company must provide DSL to any customer requests it (within six months). The twisted-pair lines are already there, except for the need to add a neighborhood DSLAM. If Verizon/ATT/whoever balk about expense, simply point to the billions they received circa 1996 and say "use that". Actually the expense should be quite low to upgrade existing phone lines to DSL lines.

So you're proposing that instead of the taxpayer paying for it via taxes, the customers will pay for it via price increases handed down by the providers to cover the extra costs?

So it's OK for everyone to pay for it as long as it's not called taxes? Brilliant.

Did you even read what he said? We ALREADY paid for it with our taxes in the 90s, instead of building out broadband THEY STOLE THE MONEY.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan