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Comment Re:Confessed? (Score 1) 244


First sentence out of your mouth in a very polite tone: "Officer I have somewhere else I need to be. Am I free to go?"

Officer says yes you are, you don't say another word and you leave.

Officer say you are not free to go, the next and last words out of your mouth should be:

What is the charge? I'd like to speak to my attorney.

Comment Re:A plea to fuck off. (Score 1) 365

I have one strongish password which I modify in a systematic and easy to remember way based on the website name. For example (and this isn't exactly what I do, obviously), say my core password is ghs78kja: on slashdot I would use as a password /DOTghs78kjaSLASH* on the New Scientist's site I would use /SCIENTISTghs78kjaNEW*.

A trick I learned from a military friend is to up and left shift each character that is part of a dictionary word, so "NEW" becomes "H32" and "SCIENTIST" becomes "WD83H58W5". Using the up and left shift in addition to the "static part and URL part" creates a secure password easy to remember.

Submission + - 22 Million Affected by OPM Hack->

OutOnARock writes: The U.S. agency burglarized by suspected Chinese hackers has completed its long-awaited damage assessment: In total, more than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen, officials announced today.

That number is more than five times larger than what the Office of Personnel Management announced a month ago when first acknowledging a major breach had occurred. At the time, OPM only disclosed that the personnel records of 4.2 million current and former federal employees had been compromised.

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Submission + - Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee->

OutOnARock writes: Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.

Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by "the Chinese." Reid is one of eight lawmakers who is briefed on the most secret intelligence information. U.S. officials have declined to publicly blame China, which has denied involvement.

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Submission + - PayPal will robo-text/call you with no opt-out starting July 1->

OutOnARock writes: When eBay cuts PayPal loose this summer, users of the new digital money giant will find they've agreed to new terms of service that take effect July 1. Those terms include PayPal giving itself the right to robocall or robo-text members at any phone number the firm can find, for just about any reason — from debt collecting to advertisements to opinion polling.

The fine print also says PayPal can pass along the same rights to its affiliates. Here's the language, in black and white, from the company's website:

You consent to receive autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained . . . . (PayPal) may share your phone numbers with our Affiliates or with our service providers, such as billing or collections companies, who we have contracted with to assist us in pursuing our rights.

If I can only use PayPal on eBay, it'll probably mean an end of eBay for me, what about you?

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