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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 :

not a total solution but it would help


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 ?



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 ??


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 !


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 :

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


John Jones


British Airways Set To Bring Luggage Tags Into the 21st Century 123

Posted by Soulskill
from the your-bags-will-automatically-tweet-as-they're-getting-lost dept.
Zothecula writes "Most people would probably agree that air travel still has plenty of room for improvement, particularly when it comes to actually checking in and getting on the plane. For its part, British Airways is now taking steps to speed up the whole process on its end and is even testing a digital alternative to the traditional paper luggage tag. The airline recently produced an electronic luggage tag that travelers can update themselves with a smartphone and re-use over and over."

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"


John Jones

If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your total incompetence.