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Comment: They don't even use SSL for logins or reports.. (Score 1) 268

by shamborfosi (#31034804) Attached to: Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems
How much should we really trust an organization that doesn't even use SSL for their login page or secure report delivery. If you go to and try to get a secure report, you'll get redirected to a login page ( that isn't secure. I mean that is like the bare minimum to securing data. How much you want to bet that they have the kids personally identifiable information sitting on some easy to access table? Also isn't this a violation of HIPAA? I know that not using SSL is a violation, also encryption of the personally identifiable information has to be encrypted on disk as well..

Comment: Re:About time (Score 3, Informative) 171

by shamborfosi (#30942294) Attached to: With New SDK, VoIP Over 3G Apps Now Working On iPhone
It's better to use the native tethering inside the iPhone.
The steps are:
1) Jailbreak your phone:
2) Enable native tethering:
3) Make sure you have the correct mobileconfig (not the one):

Comment: Re:Snopes (Score 2, Informative) 495

by shamborfosi (#30769546) Attached to: Tynt Insight Is Watching You Cut and Paste
Here's the script snopes uses:

var omitformtags=["input", "textarea", "select"]

function disableselect(e){
if (omitformtags.indexOf(
return false

function reEnable(){
return true
if (typeof document.onselectstart!="undefined")
document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false")

So you can see that with the exception of select input and textareas, they disable selection when the mouse is pressed and re-enable it when the mouse is released.

Comment: Re:3G iPhone not all it's cracked up to be? (Score 1) 230

by shamborfosi (#27271529) Attached to: Apple and AT&T Sued, Again, Over 3G
I have a 3G laptop card and an iPhone. The laptop card works great in less dense areas. When I even get near downtown Chicago I have full bars of signal strength and really slow page loading. This same thing happens with the iPhone. My point is that it isn't the devices that are the problem; it's the network. Anecdotally, I started to notice the degradation on my laptop card in the Summer of '08.

+ - Tor used to collect government email passwords->

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shamborfosi writes "Last month, Swedish security specialist Dan Egerstad exposed the passwords and login information for 100 e-mail accounts on embassy and government servers. In a blog entry today, Egerstad disclosed his methodology. He collected the information by running a specialized packet sniffer on five Tor exit nodes operated by his organization, Deranged Security."
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