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Comment: Re: Why? (Score 1) 123

by ewanm89 (#45410347) Attached to: Google Chrome 31 Is Out: Web Payments, Portable Native Client

For the sake of security then we shouldn't be allowing the browser to run any remotely fetched code, whether it is high level or low level is irrelevant. Fundamentally it is a form of remote code execution fire both JavaScript and c/c++. If you are going to allow it, the chrome team has come up with a good method to make it as secure as possible running all such code in a managed sandbox environment with extremely limited APIs.

Comment: This is all a bad joke (Score 1) 239

by ewanm89 (#44806115) Attached to: German Federal Police Helicopter Circles US Consulate

As already pointed out, The west German government was upto their necks in supporting this during the cold war, they know how it worked and were willing partners. Not to mention, under the UKUSA Securty Agreement, Europe and European Russia are under the UK's responsibility to spy on, the least they could have done is fly over the right consulate.

Comment: what dot dash (Score 4, Informative) 86

by ewanm89 (#44282157) Attached to: In India, the Dot Dash Is Done

This wasn't using Morse, in fact outside amateur radio, Morse hasn't really been used for several decades now. Until 2010 this would have been using teletype printers, likely using baudot or Murray code, neither of which use a dash even if one-off keyed. In 2010 the. Company in India a 'web based system's, according to Wikipedia.

Comment: Really a problem? (Score 1) 117

by ewanm89 (#44020815) Attached to: Future Astronauts Must Deal With Toxic Chemicals In Martian Soil

It's not like we don't have these chemicals on earth, it's not like we don't know how to handle them, not to mention, anyone landing on Mars will be wearing full EV space suits you know the ones that can handle major negative pressure differentials and have their own self contained air supply. What are they planning to do, jump out of the space capsule nude and throw themselves into the Martian dust?

Comment: Re:Simple standard? (Score 1) 40

by ewanm89 (#44014055) Attached to: FDA Calls On Medical Devicemakers To Focus On Cybersecurity

Don't you mean asymmetric encryption? Symmetric encryption means it is the same key used, not a public/private key pair. However you are using it for integrity checking not confidentiality, you don't mind who can read the firmware binary, just want to make sure that is not modified in transport. Therefore it is a digital signature you want to use, not encryption.

Comment: Re:Miranda (Score 1) 768

by ewanm89 (#43940291) Attached to: Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

Or worse, remaining silent due to some other issue (didn't want wife to find out you were elsewhere, you were off in another part of the country committing a lesser crime you still don't want to go to jail for, you are a government agent who doesn't want to leak classified information...) is taken as a sign of immediate guilt.

Someone is unenthusiastic about your work.