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Comment: MITM attack (Score 2) 52

by johnjones (#47098649) Attached to: Australian iPhone and iPad Users Waylaid By Ransomware

seems like they might have been a target of MITM attack

personally I would advocate support for DANE in apple products :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS-based_Authentication_of_Named_Entities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS-based_Authentication_of_Named_Entities

not a total solution but it would help

regards

John Jones

Comment: Australians willpay more tax money to investigtors (Score 1) 78

by johnjones (#45583595) Attached to: Australian Spy Agency Offered To Share Data About Ordinary Citizens

we want to do that...

oh wait no we don't... yes thats what centrelink etc are trying to do is catch fraud...

its not like they leave windows machines administrators full access to classified documents...

how many australians are concerned about immigration ?

thanks

John

Comment: good ! (Score 4, Interesting) 46

Finally a decent system for cell towers... I trust mozilla a lot more than "commercial" interests who skew the results biased around a particular provider and don't update their DB when new equipment is installed !

OSM should be helpful to verify exactly where these towers and what frequency they are as well...

should this not be public knowledge anyway ??

John

Comment: Werll said sir ! now... (Score 1) 143

by johnjones (#44855255) Attached to: Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

it drives me insane when I get linux zealots (the uninformed type...) banging on about Mach...

however I have 1 question...

why is the most deployed Mach version unable to implement IPv6 ?
(the most deployed linux versions being part of the android stack vs Mach being most deployed in Apple iOS)

having a TCP stack and then hobbling it seems weird and to me very annoying !

regards

John Jones

Comment: Qantas RFID tags (Score 2) 123

by johnjones (#44192763) Attached to: British Airways Set To Bring Luggage Tags Into the 21st Century

Yes the qantas system is RFID standard tag embedded in a rather durable plastic you can see it here :

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/q-bag-tag/global/en

WHY don't all airlines embed a RFID chip on the barcoded label at least ?
(frequent flyers can have a permanent tag such as Qantas )
makes sense to me

regards

John Jones

Comment: Why not block by IMEI -what the rest of world do. (Score 4, Informative) 282

by johnjones (#43932247) Attached to: It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously

cut them off at the network... NYC are talking to the wrong people they need to speak to GSM and CTIA.

they do it in Europe as well the USA is very slow about this...

" Carriers AT&T and T-Mobile offer a joint database, as the carriers use the same basic networking technology. Verizon and Sprint offer a second database. By the end of November 2013, the four carriers will combine databases, and adding smaller carriers like Nex-Tech and Cellcom. Plans exist to link the US database with an international version hosted by the GSM Association to prevent stolen phones from being shipped to overseas markets and used on other networks."

Comment: Re:Not in touch with reality (Score 1) 524

a good specification can be written, only difference is then translating that into machine code and proof is relatively easy

in fact IBM etc tried and was successful in producing a model that worked only thing was it took someone who knew how to write the specification in a formal language and guess what... those very same people with those skills where programmers/engineers that the "management" got annoyed about after they told them to do things like please produce a "traffic control optimisation system" (in relation to what...).

all I can say really is "do not be a DICK"

cheers

John Jones

Comment: Cars dont have bugs WTF ?? (Score 2) 524

right and rockets dont blow up because the spec has been followed and tested several times the tolerances tested etc\

never heard of a car being recalled ? - BTW they try not to do this but...

WTF - seriously everyone involved in this thread seems to have very little to say... study some history or repeat yourself...

cheers

John

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