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Comment Encryption (Score 1) 445

I have so many I use a master password list written in a simple text document that is in two places. My main machine and a flash drive both protected by Truecrypt. The flash drive actually has a small binary on it so the computer I use it on does not have to have Truecrypt installed on it for me to use it. It supports Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

Comment The problem is lack of information and misinformat (Score 1) 264

It does not matter what kind of hardware or software you have or use without knowing what the best security practices are you will be vulnerable. People just want something easy to use. A good example is UPnP. used improperly it can open up the network to all kinds of vulnerabilities but people are willing to sacrifice their security because they don't want to take the time to learn about proper port forwarding. So the problem will continue until people take security seriously. Having said that their is nothing wrong with OpenWRT, DD-WRT, or Tomato firmwares but without knowing how to set them up securely it's still a huge problem. Lack of and misunderstanding of information does not help either alot of these communities associated with these firmwares have very poor documentation.

Comment Don't trust the numbers. (Score 1) 444

I stopped trusting Seagate after they bought and rebranded Conner. I have to say the numbers reported in the article make the whole thing wildly inaccurate. "There are over 12,000 drives each from Seagate and Hitachi, and close to 3,000 from Western Digital". Of course WD is going to fail less with numbers like that. Personally I use and Trust WD but I base it off my own experiences not a report like this.

Comment S4 (Score 1) 201

This is what annoyed me about the Samsung Galaxy S4 all the cool features only seem to work with their crapware like the Air View in browser (very original name Samsung) but not in Dolphin. I am so glad I root my phones and run custom roms and kernels on them. If a company had a my phone my way plan I would so be a customer.

Comment Stop it! (Score 1) 1168

This has nothing to do with video games. The kid was mentally unstable and his mother trained him in the use of firearms. If that is not a recipie for disaster I don't know what is so stop blaming video games. Maybe not teaching a mentally challenged individual how to use firearms is the message to take away from this tradegy.

Comment Customer Service (Score 1) 375

One other thing to consider is customer service. I switched to Sprint from Verizon and love it. No dropped calls for me and customer service is top notch. Got their home phone service for $20 bucks a month to keep from going over minites cause alot of my family still have landlines. Mobile to mobile is free night and weekends. (7PM) are free. I truely have unlimited data even if I am roaming. So I highly recommend Sprint.