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Comment: Re:Windows !!! (Score 1) 81

by Opportunist (#49550127) Attached to: Buggy Win 95 Code Almost Wrecked Stuxnet Campaign

I'd deem it unlikely that they're too stupid. But nobody pays a few millions for your team to spend 2 years to build a SCADA system which is then not even on par with one that they could simply buy.

If you look for the reason for this failure, don't look at the engineers. They're not the one making economy decisions.

Comment: Re:Human Shield? (Score 1) 133

by Opportunist (#49550099) Attached to: Pirate Bay Blockade Censors CloudFlare Customers

Well, technically they even cannot. Cloud technologies discriminate by workload, not by content. How and where something is served depends on how it fits into the load balancing, not on some arbitrary decision on what traffic is agreeable.

Before you go on hyperboles, please at least have a faint idea of the technology you're trying to slander. Without, it makes you look like an idiot.

Comment: Re:Then stop stealing my stuff! (Score 1) 133

by Opportunist (#49550001) Attached to: Pirate Bay Blockade Censors CloudFlare Customers

And that's enough justification to allow shit like this to happen? Protecting your stuff is worth making others miserable or even lose business? A law that would make such a behaviour possible in the real world (like the aforementioned shutting down a mall because a head shop somehow got inside) would instantly be repealed and repaired to ensure that nobody else gets harmed.

But everything's different on the internet. Fuck, there really is no sense and logic in laws concerning sex, drugs and copyright. All of them seem to be governed by panic and knee-jerk reactions.

Comment: Re:The best encryption: No encryption (Score 1) 208

They can demand all they want, I can only hand over what I have. I can't give you what doesn't exist. Which, of course, doesn't guarantee that it will end well for me. Just look at Saddam and him being asked to hand over his nonexistent WMDs.

But it still increases my chances.

Comment: Re:The best encryption: No encryption (Score 1) 208

Truecrypt? I don't have truecrypt installed. I tried it a while ago, after all, I'm in security research, I think I still got a version on a stick somewhere, but don't ask me just where in my mess that stick is ... but you have a warrant, and you're the expert. Good luck.

Comment: The best encryption: No encryption (Score 3, Insightful) 208

At least none that can be seen. You cannot demand keys for something you don't know of. If there's a container with a "please enter pass phrase" lock on top of it, it begs for a key.

Unused space on your hard drive that looks like it contains old data from before you last partitioned, though...

A rolling disk gathers no MOS.

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