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Comment: Re:What problem? (Score 1) 234

by corsec67 (#45159213) Attached to: New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)

More than that, this is also vulerable to a MitM relay kind of attack, similar to a phishing page that looks like the original login page. This is made worse in that a smartphone can't automatically verify that the computer is on the correct domain before authorizing the page displaying the authentication page.

This results in a similar situation to your 'untrusted terminal' scenario, where the bad guys have a valid login to your account and can do what they want with that session.

Possibly even let you also use that session so that you don't get suspicious.

Comment: TrulyErgonomic (Mechanical, Ergonomic) (Score 1) 165

by corsec67 (#42917931) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Keyboard Layout To Reduce Right Pinky/Ring Finger Usage?

http://www.trulyergonomic.com/store/index.php

Unfortunately, this isn't a layout so much as a rather expensive, different kind of keyboard. But this is an ergonomic keyboard with mechanical switches, so it feels better than all of the rubber dome switch-based keyboard out there.

Enter, backspace, and tab are moved to the middile of the keyboard, which changes how necessary the pinkies are.

Comment: Re:No redundancy (Score 1) 247

by corsec67 (#41407819) Attached to: Three Mile Island Shuts Down After Pump Failure

But then what about the reliability of that backup hardware, especially if it isn't subject to the same kinds of loads as the primary?

At a certain point, "Shut everything down (safely)" is cheaper than having more redundant valvles, pumps, pipes, and more tubes in a series.

It is like RAID 1: you are more likely to have some kind of hard drive failure, but that hard drive failure is more likely to be recoverable.

Comment: "Truly Ergonomic" : Ergonomic with Cherry MX Brown (Score 1) 223

by corsec67 (#40984069) Attached to: Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard Switches Compared

The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard is a smaller ergonomic keyboard that currently only comes with Cherry MX Brown switches.

There are other, larger, keybards like the Maltron or Kinesis that are ergonomic with mechanical switches, but they tend to be enormous, while the "Truly Ergonomic" is similar in size to the "Happy Hacker" keyboard.

Comment: Dead Counts as Disability? (Score 1) 147

by corsec67 (#38936793) Attached to: Using Crowdsourcing To Design More Accessible Elections

Any attempt at making voting more accessible should not make the election process easier to tamper with.

For example, have a machine print a voted ballot, and the human-readable parts of that ballot are what are counted.

Imagine a virus that manipulated databases, but only took effect on election day. That would certainly effect systems where the votes are only stored as digital data.

Comment: Re:The Little Guy (Score 1) 413

by corsec67 (#38658822) Attached to: Amazon To Collect Indiana Sales Tax In 2014

You can't use just the 5-digit zip code, the full Zip+4 has to be used. For example, the Oklahoma tax calculator needs the Zip+4. http://oktax.csa.ou.edu/Rate_Locator/index.jsf

For example, the zip code I live in, 80234, covers more than one county (Adams, and Broomfield), and about 7 different cities.

http://www.zipareacode.net/zip-code-80234.htm

Comment: 13-Month Perpetual Calendar Better? (Score 1) 725

by corsec67 (#38509742) Attached to: Christmas Always On Sunday? Researchers Propose New Calendar

I always liked the New Earth Calendar: 13 identical months that start on the same day of week, Monday, and have the same number of days, and are all 4 weeks long. (With a leap week to keep days and dates synchronized)

The calendar in this article still has months that vary, start on different days, and really isn't significantly better than what we have now.

Comment: Re:Not a good start (Score 1) 112

by corsec67 (#37562098) Attached to: RIM Changes Stance On PlayBook's Android Support

No, I don't think that this limitation is about that, but more about an app app that has multiple launchers.

You can register an "intent" as a , which is an activity that is started from the Android launcher. And it seems more reasonable to have a restriction of only one of these.

So, no "Game" and "Settings" icons in the launcher.

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