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Comment: Re:Microsoft and Law Enforcement Agencies (Score 1) 132 132

Of course Apple and Google do the same things for their phone OSes. And then there's those god damn open source commies who want an authoritarian government - they must do, there are rather a lot of Linux based forensics tools. Microsoft is giving away technology at no cost to help law enforcement gather data from computers? So is open source. Get over your bad self.

Comment: Re:The Most Secure Mobile OS (Score 0) 291 291

Other OSs achieve better security by DESIGN

Then perhaps you ought to look at the Windows Phone design. Aside from the limited ability to do stuff that each app is constrained by (and the checking of those permissions by the marketplace publishing process) applications are isolated from each other, both in terms of memory access and file system access. What it does lack is full device encryption.

MS Whitepaper on Phone Security

Comment: Re:It's not forced on her (Score 1) 334 334

For setting it's run time parameters. I have a friend with a brain implant (from the same company). It sits on a nerve bundle and shocks it in order to stop cluster headaches. However it needs adjusting, both under his control and then it also needs proper recalibration every couple of years. He has a remote control, and the doctors can recalibrate without having to open up the back of his skull again.

However it's not wifi (and I'd be surprised if the pacemakers were either), but it does have remote connections with, ummm, yea, seemingly no authentication whatsoever,

Comment: Re:Simplicity (Score 0, Troll) 105 105

Client side authentication? Funny, there already was a standard for that with SAML, Microsoft's CardSpace. Now Mozilla are trying to force their own tech down? At least MS, at the time, opened CardSpace (and SAML) to a full blown standardisation process, and it was usable (with a plug-in) in both IE and Firefox.

Comment: Re:It was a smashing success. (Score 1) 89 89

Actually, being a brit in the US I can answer this. English cucumbers are different, it's down to variety. The US cucumbers tend to be more knobbly and thicker skinned, and need peeling. The English cucumbers are what we'd get in the UK, sold sealed in plastic, thin skinned and go in my gin and tonics.

Don't get me started on bacon.

Comment: Re:I doubt that Microsoft would try this (Score 1) 548 548

Add to that it's doubtful you'd want to protect a server like this. Lets take bitlocker as an example, as that's an existing Microsoft security technology. It requires a TPM chip, and those aren't common on server boards. Plus, if you reconfigure and reboot you get a BIOS prompt, and you can't easily deal with those remotely. I really doubt this would be rolled out in data centers.

Comment: Re:Or simple copy all newly issued certificates? (Score 1) 35 35

And that's meaningless. When you submit a certificate signing request to a CA you are sending the public key of the certificate you want validated. The CA performs their checks, then signs that public key and sends it back to you, where you pair it with your private key that has never left your possession and you have a full certificate.

So copying the certificates wouldn't be a problem, heck that part of the certificate is viewable to any browser.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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