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Comment: Re:Q. How does one subtract light? (Score 1) 171

by Macfox (#48873301) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles
Correct me if I'm wrong but the screen is transparent. Light from the environment passes through the display. AFAIK, there isn't such technology to accomplish this masking of environmental light (at the require frame rates). Put it this way, if there was, the projector manufactures would be using it now.

Comment: Dad sacrifices sons childhood for MCP (Score 1, Insightful) 276

by Macfox (#48400997) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
Seriously why fill a such important time in child's development with crap that will be irrelevant before he'll hit puberty. There's many more important lessons in life than this. The dad thinks his kids something special now, but in a few years when those valuable lesson and experiences can't be drawn upon....What then? This dad is a douche-bag.

Comment: Knee jerk (Score 1) 151

by Macfox (#46503483) Attached to: Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services
This is more of a result of the recent hysteria by the Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime Commission over local criminals using Phantom Secure phones to coordinate contract hits allegedly. Brandis might have good intentions, but he's about as illiterate as they get in the NLP on such technology matters. These gangs don't rollover. Even rivals will not roll on rivals. This is a naive idea and will fail miserably in practice, if it ever sees the light of day. Given the makeup of the current senate, not any time soon.

Comment: School enforces security on own network.... (Score 1) 417

by Macfox (#46439191) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA
News at 11... Standard practice. It's their network. It's not a public network. If your BYOD computer joins a Windows domain, typically a GPO will install a root CA to various things can be self signed. If you using WPA-Enterprise, you need a cert installed for this also, not necessarily a Root CA, but doing so make life easier down the track for the schools IT dept. The Root CA will allow inspection of SSL via the school (transparent) proxy. If you are so paranoid about the traffic being snooped on, look at the sites cert chain. If it's spoofed to the School's Root CA, you'll know they can see your traffic. Just go buy a 3G stick or hotspot your phone and bypass the school network when you want some privacy. Then the problem shifts from the school to your parents.

Comment: Root CA's can issue any certs (Score 1) 417

by Macfox (#46439103) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA
Undoubtedly the reason for installing the cert would be to monitor/filter SSL traffic via a proxy. These days it's quite trivial to setup a transparent proxy that uses a MITM attack with a spoofed cert to monitor your traffic. Have a look at untangle. It does this out of the box. Just put the CA on the client and you can intercept all SSL traffic. Obviously it's not difficult to look at the cert chain to detect this, but even if you do discover a spoofed cert, getting around it isn't trivial.

+ - Pirated Apps Plague Apple's Apps Store->

Submitted by Macfox
Macfox (50100) writes "The various App Store clones are not the only issue short changing iOS App developers. The growing plague of pirate apps in the offical store remains unchecked and developers aren't getting any real cooperation from Apple. Unscrupulous developers continue to successfully submit repackaged apps at reduced price and deny revenue from the original developers. Most only need to incorporate minor name and icon changes to fool Apple's inadequate review process. Apple maintains it's an issue for developers to fix, laughably telling them to "email the people selling pirated copies to ask if they'd please stop doing so". It seems Apple's is heading towards legal troubles, if it continues to be complacent and profit from the sale of pirated apps."
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