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Comment: BREACH SSL attack bandwidth vs security (Score 1) 216

by gklyber (#44816147) Attached to: Google's Encryption Plan To Stifle NSA's Dragnet Will Raise the Stakes

I find it interesting that there was a general consensus that the BREACH SSL attack had no simple fix because the Internet could not handle the load if everyone turned off gzip HTML compression. While acknoewleding that bandwidth and computation resources are different, I am surprised that a simple fix for BREACH was dismissed, yet hoards of resources are being thrown at transport encryption.

Android

Android Options Mean "Best" Browsers Might Surprise You 251

Posted by timothy
from the an-actual-figurative-ecosystem dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this quote from Tom's Hardware: "Due to Apple's anti-3rd-party browser stance, and Windows RT's IE-only advantage on the 'Desktop,' Android is the only mobile platform where browser competition is thriving. The results are pretty surprising, with the long-time mobile browsers like Dolphin, Maxthon, Sleipnir, and the stock Android browser coming out ahead of desktop favorites like Firefox, Opera, and even Chrome. Dolphin, thanks to its new Jetpack HTML5 engine, soars ahead of the competition."
Image

White House Correspondent Tweets His Heart Attack 77 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the dedication-to-the-job dept.
Tommy Christopher, who writes for mediate.com, has reporting in his blood, so much so that he livetweeted every part of his recent heart attack. "I gotta be me. Livetweeting my heart attack. Beat that!" and "This is not like the movies. Most deadpan heart attack evar. Still hurts even after the morphine," were among his updates as he was rushed to the hospital. Christopher is now in stable condition after recovering from emergency surgery.
Censorship

China Faces Piracy Suit Over Censorship Software 113

Posted by kdawson
from the green-dam-blues dept.
angry tapir writes "Web software filtering vendor CyberSitter has filed a $2.2B lawsuit against the Chinese government, two Chinese software makers, and seven major computer manufacturers for their distribution of Green Dam Youth Escort, a controversial Web filtering package the Chinese government had mandated to be installed on computers sold there. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that Green Dam copied code from CyberSitter."

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