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Comment: Misleading article (Score 1) 90

by bjoeg (#43998749) Attached to: iPhone Apparently Open To Old Wi-Fi Attack
This article has a misleading headline and /. simply relays the misleading. This is not an Apple iDevice problem, all WIFI devices are subjectable for such an attack. Underlying problem in Apple's case is that some carriers seem to add predefined WIFI networks to an iPhone/iPad when the device get their carrier settings. So this must be the carrier's issue!

But this attack could might as well be used against any laptops or Android devices.

How often have many of you not been to Starbucks and used their free WIFI. Their WIFI (in most countries) is open with no security and all you have to do is agree to some terms on the webpage. So in the US, basically I should simply set up af network called attwifi. I really dont need to do a landing page with Starbucks/AT&T terms, many would probably not even wonder if they came directly on the internet. And then devices would begin to connect to my network, I could sniff through the traffic.

It is an old school man in the middle attack and not much Apples problem. And yes HTTPS protects you, no wait, it only protects your payload. Metadata is still floating through.

Comment: Re:What do they do? (Score 2) 212

by bjoeg (#42535147) Attached to: A Least Half a Million Raspberry Pis Sold
I had the same plans when I bought my Pi. But along the way I found out that there was a bit cutier gadget with better hardware for XBMC, but in general for other programmed stuff too.

The MK 802 series (there is I, II and III models), UG802, GK802 etc. There are the size of a bigger USB stick, contains HDMI, WLAN, flash, more RAM than Pi, higher clocked and dual/quad core CPU than Pi and some even bluetooth.

Costs a bit more, can run Android and XBMC from there, though not all got direct hardware codec support yet.

Comment: Sounds like Linux (Score 1) 381

by bjoeg (#36177708) Attached to: Windows 8 ARM Will Not Support Legacy Software
Really sounds more like a linux world, whereas in Linux people would say "I downloaded this media player and it will not install..." Was it for Debian, Ubunutu, Red Hat and so on.

Now it would be "I have downloaded Angry birds for Windows, and it will not run?" "Are you using ARM or..........the other one?"

Comment: Told ya (Score 1) 252

by bjoeg (#35650710) Attached to: ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits <em>World of Warcraft</em>
I have said it for years, and yet ISPs/Blizzard only learn by doing.

Bittorrent != Piracy. It is used by applications for distributing e.g. updates or games in Steam-like services.

So what does Blizzard have to learn? That they kept on using bittorrent for distributing updates, knowingly ISPs would block or throttle the bandwidth for it.
However I still praise Blizzard for using bittorrent, to fight the consensus that bittorrent is equal to piracy.

Comment: Re:Wrong motive (Score 1) 110

by bjoeg (#35018886) Attached to: Swedish ISPs To Thwart EU Data Retention Law
This law has been in effect in Denmark over several years now. And even when it is the law several ISPs does not log this information, simply because of the costs.

So maybe ISPs or justice department should put some more work into, what if an ISP does not comply with the law, what should then happen, a fine, cease and desist or.....?

Chip Allows Blind People To See 231

Posted by samzenpus
from the bionic-eye dept.
crabel writes "3 blind people have been implanted with a retinal chip that allowed them to see shapes and objects within days of the procedure. From the article: 'One of the patients surprised researchers by identifying and locating objects on a table; he was also able to walk around a room unaided, approach specific people, tell the time from a clock face, and describe seven different shades of gray in front of him.'"

Comment: Metageek has the answer (Score 1) 499

by bjoeg (#32727690) Attached to: Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?
Try inSSIDer which also can show you some of the non-broadcasting networks.

But nevertheless the true tool would be a spectrum analyzer, Metageek sells some cheap ones.

And think about moving to 5Ghz.
Wireless intereference is not something new, and 2.4Ghz aint just big enough, especially not in apartments complexes, and equipment broadcasting at full power.

Comment: Re:That law may not apply... (Score 1) 396

by bjoeg (#31877600) Attached to: Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds

I'll be asking for a refund from GameStop as I also were required to remove the portion to be able to buy new games.

I assume you told the GameStop clerk that you were purchasing the PS3 specifically for the particular purpose of installing another OS?

In the US, it's even more explicit:

I'll be asking GameStop the very same thing. GameStop sold me the old console september last year, when the Slim model had just hit the shelves. GameStop advertised in the window "Get the old PS3 while in stock" reffering to the missing features and components from the new slim model.

Now I have a PS3 that is more or less equal to a slim model, which even was cheaper back then.