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Comment: Re:I don't see the big deal here. (Score 1) 182

by jriding (#48625553) Attached to: US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

Management feels it is better not to secure.

"A quote from a sony cio interview from 2007 regarding security sums up the problem and assures this type of mess will continue...

"The cost to harden the legacy database against a possible intrusion could come to $10 million, he says. The cost to notify customers in case of a breach might be $1 million. With those figures, says Spaltro, âoeitâ(TM)s a valid business decision to accept the riskâ of a security breach. âoeI will not invest $10 million to avoid a possible $1 million loss,â he suggests."

+ - Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules->

Submitted by jriding
jriding (1076733) writes "Obama posted a statement and video message online acknowledging the FCC is an independent agency and that the decision is "theirs alone." But he sided with consumer advocates in calling for the FCC to explicitly ban "paid prioritization" and reclassify ISPs to be regulated more like public utilities.

ISPs have fought hard against potential reclassification, and Verizon on Monday said such a "gratuitous" move would probably not stand up in court."

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Comment: Re:Question about how this works (Score 1) 236

by jriding (#48003745) Attached to: First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

http-header = Cookie:() { :; }; ping -c 3
http-header = Host:() { :; }; ping -c 3
http-header = Referer:() { :; }; ping -c 3

The ping command makes the remote server ping that destination. Commanding the server to ping not respond to a ping. That is a none destructive test of an apache web site.

Comment: Re:Don't feed the parasites! (Score 1) 316

by jriding (#47738353) Attached to: For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

These are the comments I love. These are the same people that bitch that the government is spending more then it brings in. They are also the people that bitch that we are just "printing money". Hey here is an issue where people are stealing services and should be paying in as everyone else does so maybe we are not bankrupt... nope.. they will hold the party line. No taxes, the government should learn to repair roads, offer services, etc by magic....

Comment: Re:Not me (Score 2, Insightful) 255

by jriding (#47055827) Attached to: Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

I love the "Job creator" argument.
If they only kill 3 towns its ok because well, they are job creators. If they only poison 1 states water supply its ok. I mean they make all the jobs for those same people that are now dying due to drinking the water.

If I promise to pay you 500K a year for a job I create for you, is it then ok to randomly kill your family members? I mean I am creating jobs.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson