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Comment: Re:FDE on Android doesn't work as of yet (Score 1) 110

by Nyder (#49173901) Attached to: Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices

So the protection is only effective if someone steals my phone while it's turned off, which is, like, 0.1% of the time?

If there is a front facing camera, have it turn on to see who's accessing the phone, like when you hit the unlock. If it recognizes the user (whitelist), then it allows it on, if not, then you have to put in a password.

Seems like something that would be easy to do these days.

Comment: Re:FDE on Android doesn't work as of yet (Score 1) 110

by Nyder (#49173869) Attached to: Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices

Or at the very least it would need to come with a significant enough processor jump that no one notices the drop in responsiveness from any earlier device.

Depends on whether the SoC can do AES-encryption/-decryption in hardware or not. Your Nexus 5 does it in software, ARMv8 (ARM64) includes optional support for H/W-accelerated AES. It's unlikely that low-to-mid-end phones will be sporting ARMv8 SoCs anytime soon, but it'll happen eventually, and higher-end phones are already starting to move to it.

My Nintendo 3DS has some sort of AES hardware chip in it for encryption/decryption. The 3DS has Arm 9 & Arm 11 cpu's in it. So it's possible they could put in something like that and have it work decent.

Comment: Re:Politics aside for a moment. (Score 1) 465

This seems indicative of sense that the rules do not apply to me.

Or she has been well aware of the fact that the Governments servers have LONG been compromised by the NSA & CIA. They are only mad because she's probably managed to keep her stuff out of their prying eyes.

Comment: Magical Program that can cure cancer & warts! (Score 1) 69

by Nyder (#49053803) Attached to: 'Google Search On Steroids' Brings Dark Web To Light

Sounds like this search engine runs on magic dust and could not only find the cure for cancer, but finally get rid of those facial warts that always come back! If you give us XXXX Billions of Dollars, it will keep you safe in your sleep from the bogey man, terrorists and spam!

Ya, sounds like bullshit to me.

Comment: Re:Who ISN'T on a terror watch list these days (Score 3, Insightful) 127

by Nyder (#48970155) Attached to: FBI Put Hactivist Jeremy Hammond On a Terrorist Watchlist

Say something the government doesn't like: Watch List
Participate in a protest the government doesn't like: Watch List
Buy too many guns or ammo in X period of time: Watch List
Visit some country our government doesn't like: Watch List
Donate to a charity or organization our government doesn't like: Watch List
Use VPN's or TOR or tech to try to keep some privacy: Probably on a Watch List

I'm sure I could expand this list quite a bit were I to put some effort into it. But you get the point.

Uses the Internet: Watch List.
Uses a cell phone: Watch List.
Uses a credit card: Watch List.

Comment: Colony Land grab, history repeating itself (Score 1) 283

by Nyder (#48968783) Attached to: FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation

Providing we could actually send people & machines up to the moon to do crap, it would be just like the colonies. Remember that? Remember how all the countries left the New World alone since "Columbus" discovered it? Oh wait, I didn't get that text book, if I recall correctly, there was a lot of fighting over this new land.

So yes, let's fight over the moon also, because we have run out of things to fight over here on earth.

Comment: Re:Never finish (Score 1) 180

by Nyder (#48945355) Attached to: George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

He may not finish it, but you can be damned sure the producers of the series have a solid plot line at their disposal should he kick the bucket. This is a cash cow of monumental proportions, and they won't let something as minor as the author's death get in the way of continuing production.

I'm more concerned about his book, not the HBO show. It would be very nice if he finished the series in his lifetime, let alone my lifetime.

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