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Comment: Re:I would be very concerned (Score 1) 532

by qmetaball (#34954250) Attached to: Electronics In Flight — Danger Or Distraction?

Ever stop and wonder if your mobile phone might interfere with a car's electronics causing the breaks to lock at an inopportune moment? Can you guarantee with absolute certainty that this can't happen?

Yes, yes i can. All of my vehicles were built before the government mandated nanny system explosion, so my brakes are tied directly to driver input, not some resistor and relay switch.

Comment: Re:Welcome to 1994... (Score 1) 179

by qmetaball (#34877952) Attached to: First Ceiling Light Internet Systems Installed
my 'real' enterprise uses LEAP based authentication with a hidden SSID, the leap login is based on your AD username and password, and it ties directly into the local network without VPN. so, clearly, while this is an exceptionally shitty method of doing things, 'real' enterprises do stupid shit, though in one instance we have here at least, there isn't a better way, or, not much of a better way. I'd go WPA, but it's not my call, and not my network, i just fix it when it breaks.

Comment: Re:Real enterprises very cautious with WiFi. (Score 1) 179

by qmetaball (#34877866) Attached to: First Ceiling Light Internet Systems Installed

You think all the switch ports are on? You think they will talk to just any mac address? You think the IDS will not notice your ARP poisoning?

Sure wired networks are a risk and there are ways around what I mentioned, but you are clearly talking about the follys of Windows Operators. Please do not call those folks System administrators.

Windows/AD based networks are just as legitimate as any other, the System administrators are just as legitimate as any other, and as soon as you put aside your arrogance, you'll realize that most businesses run windows on their office machines, and AD to manage logins. That said, my place of employment is an international corporation, so, we qualify as Real Enterprise, and the switches have no down-ports, so the 'walk in, plug in, profit' method would work just fine. i'm not in charge of the network, so it's not my problem, but i still recognize the potential flaws in the system.

Comment: Re:How is this any more secure (Score 1) 232

by qmetaball (#31369824) Attached to: Privacy With a 4096 Bit RSA Key — Offline, On Paper

...well that would certainly take away it's price advantage from using an SD / usb sick. Nevertheless, as the posts piled up, the tech does seem a bit more valid if all you want to do is encrypt data before long-term storage. However, in any other circumstance, I'd choose a different solution.

oh absolutely, the 2d scanners we use are about 400 dollars a pop.

Comment: Re:How is this any more secure (Score 1) 232

by qmetaball (#31357400) Attached to: Privacy With a 4096 Bit RSA Key — Offline, On Paper

I'd argue a USB version is MORE secure as the attacker would have to know what they are looking for. Any key logger would pickup the output of a bar-code reader; and that sort of output would obvious when reviewing your catch.

you're assuming all barcode scanners use a wedge method and output the data as keystrokes instead of raw data on a com port. protip: usually, and especially in this case, you'd have it as raw data on a com port, thus, not capturable with "any keylogger"

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