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Comment: Re: I believe you missed who the adversary is (Score 2) 109

by fulldecent (#48195407) Attached to: China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

This is a cute post that implies governments will use influence over CAs to sign fake websites that are accepted by default by browsers.

Given any such forgery would:
  - leave immediate and permanent evidence
  - be a known attack vector that people are actively seeking evidence of
  - be of high interest to slashdot and browser makers

Then I would recommend the naive null hypothesis that governments do not do this on a large scale has a high bar to be rejected.

OTOH, targeted attacks against individual people are a different story.

Comment: The right place to complain to (Score 1) 149

by fulldecent (#48145821) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

If you have problems with your local internet (or cable) service provider, there is only one correct audience for your complaint. Competition is regulated LOCALLY, just like wars are handled NATIONALLY and family budgeting is a DOMESTIC issue. The FCC advises at https://www.fcc.gov/guides/cab... to direct complaints to local franchising authorities.

For example, with Comcast, they are required to plainly put this contact information on your bill. See for example this bill http://comcastbills.com/Compar... The franchise authority is on the bottom right. If you have unrequested upcharges on your bill and then the ISP fixes it, that is fine -- but you should also make a report to the LFA so they can see the pattern. You can also call the LFA first.

Talk of boycotts are not effective. Talking about Obama is not effective. Talking to your ISP is not effective. This is because you are not the customer. Your local regulatory commission is the customer. And they are not helping us because they do not understand the issues. They do not use pipe analogies and don't read slashdot. They worry about school funding, local taxes, AARP, and baking brownies. If you've read this far you already know what to do.

Comment: Franchise authority (Score 1) 204

by fulldecent (#48140423) Attached to: Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

If you have problems with your local internet (or cable) service provider, there is only one correct audience for your complaint. Competition is regulated LOCALLY, just like wars are handled NATIONALLY and family budgeting is a DOMESTIC issue. The FCC advises at https://www.fcc.gov/guides/cab... to direct complaints to local franchising authorities.

For example, with Comcast, they are required to plainly put this contact information on your bill. See for example this bill http://comcastbills.com/Compar... The franchise authority is on the bottom right. If you have unrequested upcharges on your bill and then the ISP fixes it, that is fine -- but you should also make a report to the LFA so they can see the pattern. You can also call the LFA first.

Talk of boycotts are not effective. Talking about Obama is not effective. Talking to your ISP is not effective. This is because you are not the customer. Your local regulatory commission is the customer. And they are not helping us because they do not understand the issues. They do not use pipe analogies and don't read slashdot. They worry about school funding, local taxes, AARP, and baking brownies. If you've read this far you already know what to do.

Comment: Nobody cares (Score 3, Interesting) 76

by fulldecent (#48056433) Attached to: JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

As someone who has done research on banks and disclosed security holes (plug -- live exploits posted to http://privacylog.blogspot.com... not always obvious, not always interesting) I can tell you NOBODY cares.

I am still working up the balls or requesting legal advice to tell me I am in the clear so I can tell you the details. But to summarize, there are still **egregious** security failures out there and they can be found by just one person. If you find one of these things you will see too that it is possible to get the federal and industry agencies on the phone that you would expect to be interested in this stuff. But it is purely a courtesy. As soon as you hang up, they will go back to focusing on botnets or revenue-impacting issues.

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