I wonder if these default passwords printed on labels are generated securely, or if they're a hash of the MAC address or something like that. The latter would be a lot cheaper to implement since there would be no need to install the securely generated passwords on the routers at the factory (they could just generate the password from their MAC on the first boot) and no need to tie this in with the label-printing system.
The XSS, etc. only work if the machine you use for browsing is logged in to the router, which is generally a bad idea (for this exact reason). Accessing the router control panel via incognito/private/porn browsing mode when you need it is a good workaround, but of course replacing the firmware with OpenWRT is even better.
Nailing MS for bundling IE was like nailing an organized crime lord for tax evasion. Nobody with a clue actually cared about the browser bundling. They cared that Microsoft had been engaging in behavior which essentially amounts to bullying and corruption for the entire time they've existed. The Microsoft that exists now is not reformed; it's just a lot less powerful. It's still part of a very backwards tradition of corporate behavior where you get ahead not by making the best product but by setting up obstacles and shutting down everybody else who's trying to make something better. (See also: entertainment industry, fossil fuels industry, car industry,
...) Corporations which behave that way should be treated like the dinosaurs they are, and shown the door to extinction.
This is a fallacy. A shell script running on a non-bloated shell (e.g. Busybox ash) consumes less than 50k of dirty pages per instance. It would take at least 20-30 such scripts running to even come close to rivaling systemd's memory usage, and that's not even counting other resources systemd is consuming.
Yeah, keep telling yourself that. Especially when "the group" has a particular existing racial and gender makeup...
CREDO Mobile is just a reseller of access to Sprint's mobile network. The backdoors for logging/intercepting/etc. call data are all going to be at the carrier level (Sprint), not the reseller, so there's no need for law enforcement/NSA/etc. to go through CREDO at all.
Ever since tablets got popular, it's been almost impossible to find a decent notebook. Everybody's playing conservative and going for bottom-level pricing, ugly oversided junk models, and/or the gamer market. What happened to the 10" models with 8-12 hour batteries? Or anything with a screen resolution over 1366x768? I'm waiting for a notebook (real keyboard, usb ports, etc.) with DPI and battery life that come anywhere near what tablets have nowadays, and it looks like I'm going to keep waiting... P.S. Please refrain from replies referring to any sort of fruit...
Except in extreme conditions, "waste heat" is waste. You could get the same effective heating at somewhere between 15 and 40 percent of the energy cost by using a heat pump.
I would hope all major browsers would blacklist these certificates like they blacklist malware plugins/extensions.
Indeed. I would consider the standard lifetime for a car to be 25-30 years.
There's a simple principle I go by for jokes: something is a legitimate joke when you're making fun of yourself or of [someone in] power. When you're making fun of someone you hold power over, that's not called a joke. It's called being an asshole.
Who's the idiot who modded this Informative? It's obviously trolling, which under most circumstances would be -1,Troll, but given the context, I think +1,Funny would have been more appropriate.
That's got to be for insuring damage to your own car too... otherwise it's just insane.
I completely fail to understand the willingness of anyone to use one of these things for any discount. Even for a 100% discount I wouldn't do it. Insurance is cheap (I pay $280 a year); you'd have to be either too broke to buy gas, or a complete idiot, to sell your privacy for such a low price.