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Comment Re:They still sell those? (Score 2) 105

Rolling code alone doesn't address it. The length of the code is key. A MARCSTAR document from 1997 cites the code as 40 bits, over 1 trillion possibilities. If you could transmit 10,000 tries per second, it would take over 3 years to try all the possibilities. Even if you got lucky and hit the right code in the first 1% of attempts, it would still take almost 2 weeks of trying.

Comment My favorites (Score 1) 255

My favorites are the ones with this type of warning at the bottom:

This message is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential, privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete all copies of the message and its attachments and notify us immediately.

Guess that didn't work out so well.
Not that those warnings have any teeth to begin with, but this doesn't help.

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