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Comment: Next step : The Blade Runner test (Score 0) 432

by indybob (#47208877) Attached to: Turing Test Passed

Holden: Yes. You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a...
Leon: What one?
Holden: What?
Leon: What desert?
Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother.
Leon: My mother... I'll tell you about my mother. (Bang)

Comment: Why they do not protect the encryption patern? (Score 0) 106

by indybob (#46103375) Attached to: Building Deception Into Encryption Software
When they create an encryption program they normally use a precise type of algorithm example: RSA128, RCx, IDEA, etc. When hacker want to decrypt a data file with brute force. They already know the encryption method used. So they can use another "home" program with the same algorithm instead of the "official program". So why they do not use more then one algorithm? With modern computer power, they can use many different type of cryptography algorithm in an "random" sequences! Example : Plain Data --> AlgoA --> AlgoR --> AlgoB --> AlgoZ --> AlgoT --> AlgoW --> AlgoA --> AlgoB --> AlgoG --> AlgoK --> encrypted data. The user have 2 thing to remember, The "key" and the "algorithm sequence" (in this case "A+R+B+Z+T+W+A+B+G+K") So, if you do not have the right sequence of algorithm used. You multiply the computing time to decrypt (brut force) the stolen data.

Comment: If it's don't work. Try this (Score 5, Funny) 157

by indybob (#45369447) Attached to: Credit Card Numbers Still Google-able
If you want to be sure that you find your number on Google, do the following thing: 1) Write a message here with your first 8 digits here on slashdot. 2) Send me in a private message your last 8 digits. And the 3 digits number at the back of your card. 3) Wait 2-3 weeks After that, you can try to Google your number with success! ;o)
Data Storage

ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the brand-new dept.
sfcrazy writes "ZFS on Linux has reached what Brian Behlendorf calls an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release. Version 0.6.1 not only brings the usual bug fixes but also introduces a new property called 'snapdev.' Brian explains, 'The snapdev property was introduced to control the visibility of zvol snapshot devices and may be set to either visible or hidden. When set to hidden, which is the default, zvol snapshot devices will not be created under /dev/. To gain access to these devices the property must be set to visible. This behavior is analogous to the existing snapdir property.'"

Security Fix Leads To PostgreSQL Lock Down 100

Posted by samzenpus
from the shut-it-down dept.
hypnosec writes "The developers of the PostgreSQL have announced that they are locking down access to the PostgreSQL repositories to only committers while a fix for a "sufficiently bad" security issue applied. The lock down is temporary and will be lifted once the next release is available. The core committee has announced that they 'apologize in advance for any disruption' adding that 'It seems necessary in this instance, however.'"

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra