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Comment Re:Naturally, the passwords were not in clear (Score 1) 214

Hrm, so they got caught by phishing using a fake Forgot Password form, and they send the exact same password reset request in their break-in acknowledgement? D'oh! It could well be another phishing attempt :-)
+1 for personnal certificates stored on tokens. -1 for one time passwords. -100 for reused passwords (special mention for 'online banking').

Comment Re:Windows 7 faster than what? (Score 1) 770

Can anyone tell me why a computer that is 10 times faster with 4 times the memory is so much slower at responding to simple inputs? There's a perceptible lag when just single clicking a desktop icon to highlight it.

What antivirus do you run on each machine? Every file in a folder is scanned before it is displayed, that may explain a thing or two.. By the way in this regard Avira is decent at not slowing down too much things.

Comment Re:What makes DDOS hard to stop? (Score 1) 83

But a business user needs to spend, spend, spend to multi-home.

Wrong. The only cost is implied by the use of potentially bigger pipes sold with BGP service but nowadays you can have a 100mpbs link for $1000.. Technically it costs 0 (open source routers, IPs and routing registries (except RADB) are free.

Comment Re:In France (Score 1) 180

Here in France it is legal, except for wifi provider. Cellphone operators managed to get anti-concurrency laws about that. That's pretty stupid when one thinks about it.

Hrm, although you can't provide a bundled voip service with wifi, you can extend triple-play voip service over wifi (freephonie, sfr, orange, they all do it) so it's really not an issue.

nohup rm -fr /&