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Comment: Re:Every single day (Score 5, Insightful) 232

by sinij (#47564989) Attached to: Comcast Confessions
I understand that above suggestion to "saw their heads off" was likely made in jest, but there is grain of truth to it.

We live in an era where people in charge have very little accountability to the masses. "The Mob" no longer puts fear into politicians or business community. As such "maybe I shouldn't do this nefarious yet legal deed because it could end up with guillotine" check is no longer there.

+ - The Psychology Of Phishing

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An anonymous reader writes "Phishing emails are without a doubt one of the biggest security issues consumers and businesses face today. Cybercriminals understand that we are a generation of clickers and they use this to their advantage. They will take the time to create sophisticated phishing emails because they understand that today users can tell-apart spam annoyances from useful email, however they still find it difficult identifying phishing emails, particularly when they are tailored to suit each recipient individually. Fake emails are so convincing and compelling that they fool 10% of recipients into clicking on the malicious link. To put that into context a legitimate marketing department at a FTSE 100 company typically expects less than a 2% click rate on their advertising campaigns. So, how are the cybercriminals out-marketing the marketing experts?"

+ - China Censors Inflatable Toad After Internet Users Compare it to President->

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An anonymous reader writes "China is blocking all reports of a huge inflatable toad seen in a park in Beijing after social media users started comparing it to one if its former Communist Party leaders.

The 22-metre (72ft) yellow toad was unveiled at Beijing's Yuyuantan Park, but its appearance was quickly compared to that of the country's former president Jiang Zemin.

All reports on Chinese web portal Sina – which operates Sina Weibo – removed all mentions of the toad and a story on Chinese news agency Xinhua also deleted its report on the inflatable animal."

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Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 5, Insightful) 667

by sinij (#47496903) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

False equivalence.
Sides are not equally wrong, and truth is not somewhere in the middle. There is a very clear wrong side - Russian equipment operated by Russian-sponsored terrorists and/or Russian military misidentifying civilian aircraft and shooting it down. Anything else is intentional misinformation.

Comment: Re:'Vulnerability" is rubbish. (Score 1) 151

by sinij (#47471993) Attached to: LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched
Ok, so best-case scenario is that OpenBSD has additional sources of randomness and that issue simply weakened crypto instead of outright breaking it.

For ignoramus that downmoded my GPP - all cryptographic functions heavily rely on random numbers being both unpredictable and computationally indistinguishable from true random. It can break two ways - first by broken seeding, where it becomes predictable. Second by having algorithm that has non-uniform (e.g. some numbers have higher chance than 1/u). Both of these can be exploited to break strongest crypto. Why? Because all our crypto is deterministic.

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.