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Comment Corporate networks.... really? (Score 4, Informative) 54

"could be used to launch targeted attacks against corporate networks" A corporate network operator that allows BYOD Android devices with no MDM installed, direct network access deserves an attack. And corporately owned Android devices would normally have a secure MDM installed with settings like "unknown sources" disabled and not user changeable. For this malware to get access to a corporate network it would require some really poor security practices on the part of the device owner and network owner which would probably mean the company were vulnerable to much simpler attacks.

Comment Re:MisoSMS (Score 2) 117

No. Not a million times this. To get this stupid app on your device you have to deliberately go out of your way to enable sideloading, download the app when promted from some dodgy website, install it, grant it admin.

This has nothing to do with the Android permissions system and everything to do with dumb people. Actually REALLY dumb becaus they chose to enable sideloading, they are going out of their way to be hacked... the "Google Vx" settings app isn't pinging up in the Top 10's in the app store, it's side loaded by the user!

Even if you could individually select the permissions an app requests, this level of dumb user would STILL just "accept all".

They deserve to have all of their "I'll b hm in 20 mins" messages lifted!

Comment Invest in video editting software now! (Score 1) 473

...because every Google Glass user is going to need some. I don't have one, but I'm guessing Google Glass, when recording, will capture everything I look at/towards. So it'll pick up every glance the user makes toward a woman's legs, backside, breasts, face (yup that's often the order). There'll be plenty of idiots initially who'll share lots of instant video captures where halfway through they take a glance down a girl's blouse... they'll learn and they'll need video editting software!

Comment Re:Because Hybrids Don't Pay For Themselves (Score 0) 998

$4.50 is ridiculously cheap! In the UK we're currently paying £1.44 per litre for unleaded. If my maths is still good, on current exchange rates, that's $8.65 per US gallon - almost twice what you've stated you're paying. To fill the 60 litre tank in my 2001 Honda Accord it costs me approx. £86 or $137 When your gas is that expensive you might see more uptake and re-uptake of hybrid and electric technologies - or even an increase in sneaker purchases.

Comment Re:Brilliant! I love this law! (Score 1) 617

US companies go to China because it's cheaper - a lot cheaper. Bringing the work back to the US will certainly create more US jobs, but these workers are a) much more expensive and b) the US companies that will receive all this new work won't have the same buying power as the Chinese ones. Your $40,000 SUV will soon cost you $80,000 because Ford just can't afford to make it so cheap any more. Assuming you're a US resident... do you really love it?

Comment It's turtles all the way down... (Score 1) 617

How far does this go? What if GM buys a bolt from a legitimate Chinese bolt manufacturer who bought the steel rod from a legitimate Chinese company who bought the raw steel from an Australian steel refinery that uses a cranky old PC with pirated Windows XP to run their invoicing software?

panic: kernel trap (ignored)