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Comment: Re:Hope the trend continues. (Score 1) 262

by SwashbucklingCowboy (#48847857) Attached to: Google Releases More Windows Bugs

"Google doesn't care about Microsoft's internal BS. Why should it?"

Because releasing that data two days before Microsoft releases a fix makes the world less secure, not more secure. The point of doing that security research is to make the world more secure, then Google does stupid shit and does the opposite.

Comment: Company should insist on license agreement (Score 1) 224

by SwashbucklingCowboy (#48155449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

If the company doesn't insist on a license agreement then walk away. Any lawyer worth his weight in rice would insist on a license agreement. If the company can't get that right all on their own they don't know enough about intellectual property to work with.

Comment: All phones? (Score 1) 298

by SwashbucklingCowboy (#44790023) Attached to: NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry

Just because they can crack a four digit password on an iPhone doesn't mean they can quickly crack a 24 character password. A four digit password can be easily brute forced. That's not true with a 24 character password (emphasis on "easily"). Of course, few people have 24 character passwords.

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