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Comment: Re:How about basic security? (Score 1) 169

by _merlin (#49515989) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

Yeah, my ISP gives me a static /56 and a dynamic /64, so that's a lot of space to scan. My Windows boxes randomise addresses for outgoing connections, so you can't trivially get addresses to scan by sniffing egress traffic. And on top of that my router acts as a firewall and only allows incoming connections on whitelisted address/port combinations.

Comment: Re:NameCheap (Score 1) 295

by _merlin (#49281415) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice For Domain Name Registration?

Haha very funny. Just one problem: none of my spam actually has anything to do with that. Most of it has something to do with HARP, energy independence, diabetes, saving on mortgages and losing weight. I assume these are things Americans worry about.

Seriously though, I will be doing business in China and need Chinese domain names. I honestly don't know who a reputable .cn registrar is. Hosting isn't a problem.

Comment: Re:So easy to find (Score 1) 132

by _merlin (#49280149) Attached to: Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times

It makes you vulnerable to MITM attacks, since when you connect to your camera, you can't be sure it's actually yours and not just another device with the same well-known certificate/key.

It means that if you use a key exchange mechanism that encrypts the session keys with the server key then someone who's extracted the private key from one of these can decrypt communications with any of the cameras using the same certificate/key.

If you use a key exchange mechanism with forward secrecy, extracting the private key wouldn't allow Eve to decrypt all your communications.

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 4, Insightful) 193

by _merlin (#49135313) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Cities don't license plumbers, painter, interior decorators, electricians, doctors, lawyers, nannies, or nurses. Even though these people need much more training.

In Australia, plumbers, electricians, doctors, nannies and nurses all need to be licensed. You're talking out your arse or you live in the wild west.

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