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Comment: That's odd... (Score 1) 294

by Alsee (#49478069) Attached to: Denver TSA Screeners Manipulated System In Order To Grope Men's Genitals

indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a female. When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area and this allows (the male TSA screener) to conduct a pat-down search of that area.

That's odd, when I went through the screening and they mis-entered me into the scanner as female, it didn't report any anomaly.


Comment: Re:Enough eyeballs and heartbleed ... (Score 4, Insightful) 58

by Rosco P. Coltrane (#49404465) Attached to: Are Bug Bounties the Right Solution For Improving Security?

I think the only thing the OpenSSL bug shows is how flimsy the underlying framework of the internet is. Most of the shit we all use, trust and take for granted was coded in someone's basement over the weekend a long time ago. All it takes is one clever guys to take a good look at the code to exploit it, and it's probably fair to say he'll be the only one to review the code ever...

Comment: Re:One-sided relationship (Score 1) 139

by flonker (#49333043) Attached to: Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google

We don't want American spy agencies listening to our https traffic either. Just because Alice is shooting at me, it doesn't suddenly make it OK for Bob to stab me too.

This is an attack against the SSL trust model. A CA knowingly created a rogue certificate for malicious purposes. This wasn't an accident. A Diginotar type response would not be inappropriate.

"If anything can go wrong, it will." -- Edsel Murphy