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Disclosed Netgear Flaws Under Attack ( 13

msm1267 writes: A vulnerability in Netgear routers, already disclosed by two sets of researchers at different security companies, has been publicly exploited. Netgear, meanwhile, has yet to release patched firmware, despite apparently having built one and confirmed with one of the research teams that it addressed the problem adequately. The vulnerability is a remotely exploitable authentication bypass that affects Netgear router firmware N300_1.1.0.31_1.0.1.img, and N300- The flaw allows an attacker, without knowing the router password, to access the administration interface.

Comment Re:Well, goodbye passenger car diesel! (Score 1) 366

When runtime is limited, and there are few of them in relation to the overall mix of engines, their overall contribution is minimal.

What you are requesting has less impact than a typical logging trash pile burn, which is very high in particulates, and permitted on occasion.

Backyard burning in the city is pretty much prohibited for trash as this would be too many too often.

If every home had a diesel standby generator and they all ran weekly or monthly, then I could see an issue.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 366

I've wondered if the issue also is involving US gasoline pickup trucks.

This last week while in creep and go traffic, there were 3 times I had the very distinct odor of raw gas while behind a pickup truck. Anybody else notice the high hydrocarbon odor? I won't mention the make and model, but it was too often to consider it as just one badly tuned pickup, and it was the same make each time.

Comment Re:Cultural? (Score 1) 473

Depending on the corporate structure, you doom your career with the company if you ask for such orders in writing.

Note at all:

Subject: Smog modification clarification

Mr Smegbert,

I just wanted to clarify your verbal request to disable the backfeed loop on the emissions detector; did you want that to happen all the time or only automatically when the engine was not in drive? The possibility exists also to make this a button that the driver could push.


Smarty McSmartpants
Sr Propeller Head Engineer guy

Comment Re:It could work. (Score 1) 686

Well, the idea is solid, but there's so much revisionist history here....

Linux isn't a fork, it's a rewrite. FreeBSD was in no way derived from Win 85. MS-DOS wasn't a fork of CP/M, it was a hackish clone.

And those are the parts I'm somewhat familiar with...

Comment Re:BTRFS is getting there (Score 2) 269

5 years ago, it seemed that BTRFS was rapidly getting there, and its inclusion into the kernel made it feel like a rather sure bet!


5 years later, BTRFS is still "rapidly" getting there. I've tried it numerous times and had horrible data loss events literally every single time, and this as recently as a month ago.

Meanwhile, we're using ZFS on Linux in a complex production environment in a worst-case mixed read/write use case and it's been absolutely rock solid bullet proof, demonstrably more stable than EXT4. Yes. More stable than EXT4. And this while bring so many incredible features to the administration table! Until you've lived with snapshots, replication, clones, pools, zvols, extendable pools, and dynamic resource allocation, it's like trying to explain Monet to a blind person.

I sincerely hope that ZFS finally becomes a first class citizen in the Linux community.

Comment Re:See (Score 1) 111

I find sometimes it is best to make it blow up to get it fixed.

Sometimes a bug is managed and annoys a lot of people.

Remember the fake PC support scam from a year ago? The calls have pretty much stopped once it became game on to call them and abuse them in a virtual PC and post the results online.

If this remains unfixed, there should be some way to bait it to overload the workers responding and never sending money.

How many users can a gambling website support who have no credit cards? Join and try to get technical support because your ficticious credit card isn't working. Overload them, then it will get fixed.

Comment Developers, Developers, Developers (Score 1) 308

Unfortunately Windows 10 will be constrained by the limited memory and speed on the Pi.

So to quote someone about Developers, Developers, Developers, All the apps are already built for Raspberian that can't currently run on Windows on the Pi.

I bought a couple of the SBC to run Falcon Pi Player and run a small version of Asterisk for my SIP home office phone system. I don't know how either could possibly run under the overhead of Windows 10.

This is only two examples of the many wonderful things being done on the Pi without Windows.

Want to see what a Pi can do without Windows 10? One of the greatest animated light displays last year had the sequence and music played on a Pi. Great timing, no glitches, no crashes. Why mess it up trying to run this under Windows.

Comment Re:6 years (Score 2) 127

Regardless of whether QNX is superior or not technically, it no longer matters. They've lost because people want to use what is popular (and has apps), and Android and iOS are it.

I'm just glad that, a few years ago, when Windows/OSX ruled the roost, that the hairy hippies didn't say this about Linux. We can crow now, that Linux is installed on more devices than any other kernel or O/S, but Linux wasn't always such a sure bet.

Diversity is good. I welcome it. I'm hoping they digest the Android ecosystem and learn to use it to strengthen QNX.

Comment Re:Detecting employees (Score 1) 279

Detecting an employee cam is not really all that difficult if done from the booth. Due to the geometry of the projected image on the screen, keystone distortion gives a combination of projection angle and viewer angle. Modern digital projectors have keystone correction. Old film projectors simply had aperture plates. Here is the difference.

An aperture plate is inserted into the projector to mask the sides and top and bottom of the projection beam to fit the screen. It provided no keystone correction. If a monitor test grid were projected, it would have keystone distortion with the lines narrow at the top due to the above audience projection angle. This applied to all 35mm and 70mm film projection. In short throw theatres, some barrel distortion is also introduced.

In digital projection, keystone distortion can be adjusted out by setting up the projector with a test pattern to make the geometry correct even with off axis projection.

No consumer phone that I know of has keystone correction for off axis correction of a film projected onto a flat screen. This will reveal the camera location when compared to the original projected image.

Most modern films are Digital, especially blockbusters. This means in most cases the projector has been professionally aligned to the screen with Keystone correction. With this knowledge, any keystone distortion and barrel distortion would be from the angle and distance of the camera from the flat projection surface. Shots taken from above the audience are taken from the projection booth.

With watermarking, a stray dot, blip, extra few frames between scenes, or other subtle alterations can identify which movie screen showed which film at what time. From there forensics can identify the general location in the theatre the cam was deployed. It's easy enough to identify a booth recording from the keystone.

Comment Re:Dell Precision (Score 1) 237

I have a precision M3800 and love it! Lightweight, decent battery life, gorgeous 4K screen, wickedly fast i7 processor, dual HD ports, (one mSATA) HDMI support...

All of which makes it a beautiful laptop, but add to that native Linux support... I'm a Fedora fan so I bought with windows and dual boot. It "just works" with a Fedora install.

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