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Comment: Re:OpenSSL OR... (Score 1) 304

by higuita (#46762875) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Let then eat their dog food! if they want to take other people code without helping back.

If they don't like it anything in the code, they should improve it and release it to the world or for ever maintain a internal version...

if they know better, they don't be afraid of the GNU part and collaborate in the gnutls development. Please note that the gnutls is LGPL, so they are free to use it in commercial programs, as long any change to the gnutls is released... nothing more.

Comment: Don't be a idiot! (Score 1) 187

by higuita (#46674213) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

Unless you known exactly what you are doing, what ports you have open and what are the risks of each, you SHOULD USE a firewall... ALWAYS!! no matter if you are using windows, macosx or linux.

IIRC, Ubuntu brings no open port for default, so that is why it don't have a default firewall, but if you start installing programs, specially server programs, you should
configure a firewall in a correct way.

I use a old script called gShield on older machined and fwbuilder on newer ones. I also use custom iptables scripts. If you know a little about networks, building a firewall isn't hard, try it!.

Comment: Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (Score 1) 173

by higuita (#46535959) Attached to: Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

you can fake US dollars ... you can fake a bitcoin ... at least, not yet... maybe with quantum computers?! :)

it is hard to fake US dollars transations ... you can't fake a bitcoin transaction (again, until we get quantum computers!)

you can stole both if the owner is not careful enough

so yes.... theoretically bitcoin is more secure, you have better tools to control it than to control US dollars... now if you are stupid, you may still lose then easily

Comment: Re:Just in time for another price dive (Score 2) 173

by higuita (#46535819) Attached to: Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

It is possible to have a wallet that requires 2 signature to make a valid transaction (good for companies) and also, a wallet that may be operated by one of 2 private keys ( good for couples or partners)

It is not much different from hiding the gold. if you are the only one that knows where it is, it may be lost after you are dead (people may find a "treasure" later, as people may "guess" a password later)

Comment: Re:Linux sales figures (Score 1) 132

If you are on steam, if a game you already have is ported to linux, you will get access to the new port for free. Then you play it and the publishers can see how many people use linux... so it's almost as you really buy the linux version.

Of course, it's always preferred to buy the linux version when it is released, so the publisher can see a nice spike on sales when the linux version is released

Comment: kiskis (Score 1) 445

by higuita (#46310939) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

I use kiskis, a program just like keepas, but older, in java and uses AES to encrypt the file.... choose a good password as master password and you are good to go!

The java allow me to run in almost any system, have the program and the encrypted db in a pendrive (where i have some basic passwords) and i also have my main password db at home. For more important passwords, i ssh to home, do a quick gpg -d password.db.gpg | less and search for the password.

This way i can access the passwords from whatever i am, i have the the passwords in a standard secure encryption and in a secure location (home and office) on different passwords db for different objectives

Comment: Re:Nice to have the choice (Score 1) 255

by higuita (#46303029) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows

The problem is choice.
Users don't mind changing, but they want to revert or change thing that don't like. Ubuntu and gnome3 are 3 of the main examples where the choice is removed from you, because they "know better" and "it's too hard for normal users". This of course created rage among the "advanced" (or simply older) users, even more when most of the time the only solution is a radical change of distro/desktop environment.

What is good for one guy might not be for the next one, without a proper fallback, the "next guy" is left out in the cold

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