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Comment: Re:Android version req - long time coming (Score 1) 421

You do have the option to disable these apps, however. My phone came with a bunch of Google Play Music/Games/News shit I don't want, and Google+ stuff. The apps are all disabled, now, excepting a few that I do use such as the actual Play store, gmail, etc.

Comment: Re:Can someone explain how someone is exploited? (Score 5, Informative) 326

by X0563511 (#48018477) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

You need to have a network service listening that passes data to bash (or arbitrary shells, though that would be far rarer). For example, an Apache HTTP server using bash as a CGI to process requests.

In general this is a bad thing, with a few exclusions for items that require it by their very purpose - for example SSH.

Note however that in the SSH example, the 'passing-stuff-to-shell' is post-authentication - so if they can exploit it, they can already log in as you anyways and do what they want.

Comment: Re:Supply & Demand (Score 1) 189

by X0563511 (#48011561) Attached to: NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

Yep, unless you've got one of a quite small list of well-supported cards. Those are not so powerful these days, but if you've got one then you're still worlds better off than with an Intel.

I've tried... two ATI (back then) cards, one I never got to work, and the other found all sorts of interesting ways to crash and malfunction. Have to admit I haven't tried again since - the devil you know and all that.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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