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+ - 24-hour Switch to IPv6-only Proposed for June 8th->

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Roman Mamedov
Roman Mamedov writes "Often cited as one of the reasons of slow IPv6 uptake, is the lack of Internet resources and services that require IPv6 for operation or access. In other words, "why bother implementing IPv6, if every website is accessible on IPv4 anyways?" To do something about this, let's continue the trend set by the World IPv6 Day in 2011 and World IPv6 Launch in 2012, this year by World IPv6 Jump, turning off IPv4 on your websites and services for 24 hours!"
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Comment: Re:End-to-end encryption (Score 3, Informative) 152

by Roman Mamedov (#42189089) Attached to: ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

And how many ssh users actually check the key fingerprints and verify they match those stored on the remote host? Is that even possible in most circumstances?

Hello, have you ever used ssh? As in, at all? It raises a holy hell if the keys have been tampered with.

$ ssh hostname.tld
The RSA host key for hostname.tld has changed,
and the key for the corresponding IP address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
is unknown. This could either mean that
DNS SPOOFING is happening or the IP address for the host
and its host key have changed at the same time.
Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.
The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
Please contact your system administrator.
Add correct host key in /home/username/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending RSA key in /home/username/.ssh/known_hosts:76
RSA host key for hostname.tld has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.

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+ - Austrian Man Raided For Running Tor Node Exit-> 5

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From William, the man affected: "Yes, it happened to me now as well — Yesterday i got raided for someone sharing child pornography over one of my Tor exits.

I'm good so far, not in jail, but all my computers and hardware have been confiscated.

If convicted i could face up to 6 years in jail, of course i do not want that and i also want to try to set a legal base for running Tor exit nodes in Austria or even the EU."

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+ - Raspberry Pi inspired Cubieboard Launches Next Week->

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Roman Mamedov
Roman Mamedov writes "The Allwinner A10 SoC used in some Android set-top boxes and tablets is liked by many open source ARM enthusiasts for its ability to also very easily boot any other compatible OS (including Debian, Fedora and Ubuntu) from an inserted SD card. Like many other A10-based devices the Cubieboard features 1GB of RAM, 100 Megabit Ethernet port, 4GB onboard NAND flash, 2 USB and 1 SATA port, Audio In/Out, SD/MMC slot and an IR receiver. But probably being somewhat inspired by the Raspberry Pi, this new device comes without a case and adds to the 'hackability' of the SoC by sporting a lot of extension pins for I2C, SPI, LCD, sensors and GPIO. According to the project website, the board (pictures) will cost $49, manufacturing has already began and the first shippings start next week."
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Comment: Re:What is the BFD with an $45 tablet (Score 2) 144

by Roman Mamedov (#39909947) Attached to: Low-Cost Indian Tablet Project Falls To Corruption

The linked tablets have the exact same specs as the indian one mentioned in this story. So if you're going to diss the specs, you can start right with that one. And no, you don't run an old GNU/Linux distribution on these tablets, you run a tailored version of Android. Which runs pretty well with 256 MB of RAM.

Comment: What is the BFD with an $45 tablet (Score 2) 144

by Roman Mamedov (#39909235) Attached to: Low-Cost Indian Tablet Project Falls To Corruption

Everyone touts it as the second coming, some great breakthrough etc. Well here's one for $55. $10 more? Yes. But with free worldwide shipping included.
+ thousands of other models.
People thinking a tablet is called an iPad and costs $500 or whatever and you can get nothing cheaper, should get a reality (or an Aliexpress) check.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai