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Comment: Re:Homicides up by 50% in the UK (Score 1) 651

by LiENUS (#48041047) Attached to: The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

The number of guns used in those rapes and murders dropped once

Actually in the uk gun crime has doubled as well since the ban.

The UK and Australia tried it, and we can see what the results really are - twice as much violent crime.

The far more interesting thing is violent crime has gone up for those areas that enacted gun bans while for the rest of the world violent crime has actually gone way down.

Comment: Re:Man I hates these guys (Score 1) 533

by LiENUS (#47857573) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

I'm glad you don't. I certainly hate them too, but you don't see me reaching for my rifle! Schmucks like you give gun-banners something to wield.

In his defense going out and shooting at little bits of paper is likely a more productive use of his time, and an excellent alternative to sitting on the computer when your internet is too slow.


Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies? 130

Posted by timothy
from the nod-is-as-good-as-a-wink dept.
An anonymous reader writes Could someone recommend a service to convert old VHS home movies to a lossless archival format such as FFV1? The file format needs to be lossless so I can edit and convert the files with less generation loss, it needs 4:1:1 or better chroma subsampling in order to get the full color resolution from the source tapes, and preferably it should have more than 8 bits per channel of color in order to avoid banding while correcting things like color, brightness, and contrast.

So far, the best VHS archival services I've found use either the DV codec or QuickTime Pro-Res, both of which are lossy.

Comment: Re: Wireless security (Score 1) 84

by LiENUS (#47796935) Attached to: Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

Aha, so you missed the original quote, i'll try bolding the relevant parts this time.

Also, WPA2-Enterprise is pretty secure if you only use TLS auth, not TTLS where you use a username/password combo (too easy for a MITM)

I was specifically replying to that part, as TLS and TTLS both have the same degree of mitm vulnerability with properly configured clients.
If the server cert fails in TLS or TTLS then MITM is a possibility, you dont need the username/password or client cert to mitm a TLS connection, just the server cert.

Comment: Re: Wireless security (Score 1) 84

by LiENUS (#47793779) Attached to: Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

Actually for that matter wouldnt a compromised server certificate leave you vulnerable to a proxy attack anyway where you would use the compromised server cert to pretend to be the access point communicating with the proper radius server thus giving MITM on TLS or TTLS the same? You might not get the actual client cert on TLS but you would have their traffic all the same.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 92

by LiENUS (#47533437) Attached to: New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

Not to mention hardware cost, server license cost, maintenance cost...etc.

I dont think a cert server works the way you think it does.

I mean technically it has costs... but theres not a lot of reason you can't use a $300 convertible tablet pc handle your ca cert virtually indefinitely, it doesn't have to be turned on after you finish signing certs until its time to sign another batch...


Microsoft Settles With No-IP After Malware Takedown 83

Posted by timothy
from the semi-mulligan dept.
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes It's been a weird couple of weeks for Microsoft. On June 30 the company announced its latest malware takedown operation, which included a civil law suit against Vitalwerks, a small Nevada hosting provider, and the seizure of nearly two dozen domains the company owned. Now, 10 days later, Microsoft has not only returned all of the seized domains but also has reached a settlement with Vitalwerks that resolves the legal action. Some in the security research community criticized Microsoft harshly for what they saw as heavy handed tactics. Within a few days of the initial takedown and domain seizure Microsoft returned all of the domains to Vitalwerks, which does business as On Wednesday, the software giant and the hosting provider released a joint statement saying that they had reached a settlement on the legal action. "Microsoft has reviewed the evidence provided by Vitalwerks and enters into the settlement confident that Vitalwerks was not knowingly involved with the subdomains used to support malware. Those spreading the malware abused Vitalwerks' services," the companies said in a joint statement. "Microsoft identified malware that had escaped Vitalwerks' detection. Upon notification and review of the evidence, Vitalwerks took immediate corrective action allowing Microsoft to identify victims of this malware. The parties have agreed to permanently disable Vitalwerks subdomains used to control the malware."

Comment: Re:criminal defense attorney and programmer here (Score 1) 560

by LiENUS (#47393075) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Cop executing search warrant: "it's asking for a password"

Wouldn't the cop executing the search warrant have just lost the case at this point? Seems to be dicking around on computers containing evidence outside of a forensics lab would ruin the chain of custody.

Comment: Re:Who owns them? (Score 1) 474

If Comcast was doing the Google Fiber setup, it would be more like 4tb of customer bandwidth sharing 4tb of "node" bandwidth.

Also to clear this up google fiber is more like 256GB of customer bandwidth sharing 40gb of "node" bandwidth. Google fiber is GPON and not actual dedicated ethernet links.

Comment: Re:Who owns them? (Score 1) 474

Looking at comcast's website the highest speed internet they offer is 105Mbps while the slowest docsis 3 modems are capable of 171mbps. Most isps are pushing 8 channel modems now which can pull over 300mbps. Comcast could offer at least 60mbps without affecting your speed in any meaningful way.

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