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Comment: Re:How's this affect StingRay(tm)s (Score 2) 27

by lart2150 (#48207653) Attached to: Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US
There's two types of attacks. One is a fake tower the other is just listening in/relay of signal to a real tower with out any funny business. The change T-mobile is making will help prevent the later but the downgrade attack will still work. As long as the device supports the insecure standards the fake towers will work for downgrade attacks (assuming they prevent you from connecting to a better tower).

Comment: Re:Please post Tape backup ref (Score 1) 983

by lart2150 (#46466433) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
I should have done a bit more looking around before I posted my other comment. If you want to drop a crazy amount of money you can get a Oracle tape drive. The T10000 T2 tapes hold 8.5TB uncompressed however it's unclear if you can buy one drive or how much one costs. http://www.oracle.com/us/produ... http://www.oracle.com/us/produ...

Comment: Re:Settings examples (Score 2) 274

Slashdot and threatpost both have it wrong. The original article(linked threatpost) from says "his arrest on suspicion of wire fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized access to a computer" http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/07/Former-student-arrested-after-probe/

Comment: Re:Do Canadian credit cards for sub $10? (Score 1) 248

by lart2150 (#43591665) Attached to: In Canada, a Government-Backed Electronic Currency
Credit card processing has fees attached to it. Many smaller shops tend to have a large flat transaction fee and some percent. if you charge $.50 on your credit card it might cost $.11 in fees meaning the merchant only gets $.39 for the $.50 worth of goods from a $.10 transaction fee + 3%. There are some processors out there that only charge a percent as far as I can tell like square.

Comment: Re:What tuner are you using? (Score 1) 328

by lart2150 (#43108491) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?
The issue is channels that are encrypted and require a cable card aka almost all but broadcast channels and that's changing(thanks fcc for not looking out for us). I have RCN and the only channels that they flag that I've run into so far are the premium movie channels. OP I think your options are switch to Comcast(I think they flag a tad more then they should be are not too bad) or give up on rolling your own dvr.

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