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Comment Re:I remember a time... (Score 3, Interesting) 478

The G's were rarely faster. And the ones that were, cost vastly more. Kinda like saying "my Ferrari is faster than the average consumer sedan....So there!" The whole photoshop benchmark was a joke. Basically comparing optimised PPC PS plugins against vanilla x86 plugins, processing rather large images to exaggerate the difference. Anyone that worked with both on a daily basis knew the truth. The one thing Apple had going for it was it's elegant structure ("System" OS). No DLL hell, simple drag and drop. No Install/uninstall. Just delete the files. But that was all lost in the switch PPC and I guess need for extensible OS with the various clones. OSX just shoves all the nastiness under the rug.

Comment Re:Stupid post, but... (Score 1) 57

I stand corrected... There's a "upgrade rom-monitor file ..." privilege command that allows upgrade from the standard sources (tftp/ftp/http/flash/etc) on most platforms, thus it would trivial to upgrade with administrative access. One would assume a reboot is still necessary, which might raise suspicions, but once installed it may have counter measures to prevent removal or even detect it's installed.

Comment Re:No support for dynamic address assignment?!? (Score 1) 287

DHCP client sends the DHCPRequest message, containing the MAC address of the client, to the limited IP broadcast address and to the MAC-level broadcast address. The DHCP Server/ Relay Agent receives this packet and replies with a reservation or forwards it as a directed IP packet to the configured DHCP server or servers.

Comment They have Ki's (Score 5, Informative) 99

Chances are they have the IMSI Ki keys. This is the info that is given to the carriers with each IMSI(SIM). That's all that is needed to dupe a SIM or decrypt coms. The vast majority(probably all) of these will use the default A3 /A8 encryption, so this will be a walk in the park (load IMSI+Ki into new card) to spin off duplicate SIMs for the next few years. Once you can dupe a SIM, you can then fool the VLR/HLR into redirecting calls/SMS or access Voicemail. No need to monitor the local airwaves.

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