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Comment: Gimmicky at best... (Score 1) 140

by luciddr34m3r (#30090044) Attached to: Fujitsu's Latest Mobile Phone Splits In Two
Sometimes people say "we CAN do this", but should say "we SHOULDN'T do this". Sounds like a touch screen phone with an optional keypad. The only interesting use case they presented was if you are concerned about health issues of keeping phones near your head. Sounds to me like they would have been better off actually bundling and blue-tooth headset with a standard touch phone. On the other hand, it kind of makes the phone sound like a break apart robot, and we all know the Japanese are big into robots. Maybe they will add a feature later where you can attach multiple phones together to create Megazord. Now THAT is a phone I would consider buying...

Comment: Re:Security Measures (Score 2, Interesting) 302

by luciddr34m3r (#23025194) Attached to: Experts Hack Power Grid in Less Than a Day
Well from the reports of penetration tests I've heard, many places do claim their systems are not connected to the internet, the gap has been bridged by someone, be it management or whomever. Someone above said he's heard of people bridging the networks with IR interfaces. When I interviewed computer security professionals at local power plants for me research on this topic, I was told people connect things to the network all the time that are supposed to be isolated. Even the government's classified network gets bridged to the internet from time to time, and there are strict regulations on the air gap for it. Maybe your companies actually maintained an air gap, but if your entire security method is compromised when someone accidentally plugs something into the wrong port on the wall, you've seriously failed in your duties for security. If you protect it like its on the internet, even when an accident happens and its plugged in you'll be protected.

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