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Comment: Re:Japanese solution! (Score 1) 378

by kju (#48931425) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

Many banks in Germany have changed this now because many of these card readers had been modified for skimming purposes in the past. So our banks have now upgraded most ATM with antiskimming devices and they either leave the door open or have replaced the card reader with a simple "open doorf" push button.

Also it brings no security (any criminal who wants to enter will be able to present a working card and be it a prepaid credit card just bought at the gas station). I also believe the main reasoning for the requirement of a card to enter the lobby was to keep out homeless people.

Comment: Here you can hear some of his music (Score 2) 157

by kju (#45290829) Attached to: Hacker Spoofs Track Plays To Top Music Charts

At least his latest album is still available, and you can hear 30 seconds out of 31 seconds of each track here:

Maybe I'm crazy but I actually found the music not too bad. It's weird music but it seems to have something...

Comment: Re:Crime (Score 1) 318

by kju (#45081521) Attached to: 8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

Maybe something like this?

As the Wikipedia also has that article in swedish, I would assume that this is a concept used in your country as well. I don't really know about details, but for example the german version states (for germany) that the prisoner under this program normally will be released to family on weekends.

Comment: Re:HOW?? (Score 2) 620

by kju (#45017757) Attached to: Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized

This is what they claim. You might remember from the NSA documents that it appears standard procedure to cover the source of information by creating a plausible lie.

Of course they would never tell if they have enough metadata and surveillance to identify Tor users and hidden sites. It would be in their interest to keep us using a network they can penetrate.

Comment: What do you mean by "can"? (Score 4, Insightful) 259

by kju (#44806543) Attached to: How To Foil NSA Sabotage: Use a Dead Man's Switch

can the government force you to lie and state that you haven't been contacted when you actually have

As we should have learned, the government by large does not care if they "can" (in a legally sense), they just do it. But if necessary: Those rubber stamp courts will surely find a way to make it happen in a way which is legal on paper.

Comment: So learn German (Score 5, Informative) 94

by kju (#44327999) Attached to: <em>The H</em> Shuts Down

I believe that most of the stuff on H Online is also available through the newsticker of Heise ( in German. Which should not be such a surprise considering that H Online is/was operated by Heise (their UK part in this case) as well.

Heise is the publisher who publishes for example the well respected computer magazine c't in Germany.

Comment: TOTP would solve the parallel access problem (Score 4, Informative) 58

by kju (#43819241) Attached to: How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication

Instead of using some custom two-factor authentication which is bound to a specific phone, they should use TOTP ( Then the same shared secret could be configured into several token generators (e.g. Google Authenticator on Android).

TOTP seems to become the standard for two-factor authentication, given that both Facebook and Google use this (Facebook provides its own limited code generator with their App) and also quite a few other significant services (e.g. Dropbox, Amazon AWS).

Google also provides a pam module for TOTP which allows one to setup TOTP for own services. I tried that yesterday: Installed the PAM module and added a key into Google Authenticator. Result: TOTP secured SSH login (by using normal account password with the token appended). TOTP support can also be added to non-PAM capable applications, for example a TOTP extension for Mediawiki exists. I tried that one as well and it is working great.

Google Authenticator App allows one to configure more than one account, so you can secure different services with TOTP and still have one central token generator App.

Comment: Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (Score 4, Informative) 106

by kju (#43262917) Attached to: Canadian Man Wants To Trade Home For Bitcoins

I'm not sure if you are correct, though. From the FA:

"Bitcoins are really hard to get your hands on if you want to get them in large quantities," he told the BBC when asked why he decided to accept the currency for his home. "I have a couple projects that I want to get started, and they will take a lot of Bitcoins."

So it sure sound like he will accept at least quite a large part in Bitcoins. The article states that the priced asked for currently equal about 5300 Bitcoin.

Comment: F*** you (Score 1) 386

by kju (#43166339) Attached to: Google Reader Being Retired

I was a satisfied user of Bloglines for many years until it was overtaken and crippled by some Internet business. I reluctantly switched to Google Reader which had many shortcomings (e.g. no really persistent "keep unread" feature), but I got used to it because it was the only usable web RSS reader left.

Any now Google is killing this one as well. Thank you very much. Not.

Comment: Kudos to them (Score 2) 164

by kju (#42955415) Attached to: Swedish Pirate Party Threatened for Hosting the Pirate Bay

I'm somewhat teared apart on this. On the one hand, it is great that they fight against this "Right Alliance". On the other hand, it appears quite foolish, considering the harsh sentences the TPB founders have received (we were told at that time, that what PirateBay does would be legal under swedish law, still they got very stiff sentences).

Kudos to them to stand up against this pressure, but I absolutely hope that none of them will have to face similar hard problems and sentences. And I hope that the pirate party will not get damage from this.

"Mr. Watson, come here, I want you." -- Alexander Graham Bell