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Comment: Re:And the problem is? (Score 1) 341

by sqlrob (#45829179) Attached to: Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text

Has to be readable yes. Has to be plain text? No.

If I give you something encrypted with OpesnSSL and a password, you can break it right? After all, you know everything that OpenSSL does. The wifi password, and any other external credential, should be protected at rest. And yes, it can be done securely even with full source access.

Comment: Re: iPad (Score 1) 370

by sqlrob (#45632661) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

My parents are in a similar situation. I created them the accounts they needed and sent them Nexus 7.

The nearest Apple store to them is 2 hours away, and a half hour in the car is pushing for my mother. Don't assume everyone has access to an Apple store. Or can even make it out of the house for that matter.

Comment: Re:Fingerprint it! (Score 1) 298

You want to see what the GOG model gets you with modern games?

Sure, Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077, Dragon Commander. Those don't look like MMO to me.

Look at the things like the party Ubi threw at SDCC, Tomb Raider a "failure" with 3M+ sold. The current AAA model is unsustainable with or without piracy.

Comment: Re:Fingerprint it! (Score 3, Informative) 298

Password protected PDF secure? You're kidding, right?

My wife and I had some password protected PDFs that wouldn't open on our e-readers. I stripped the passwords in about 5 seconds, since I had the passwords because we were authorized users. No problems reading on our devices after that.

These PDFs were part of a collection, some were passworded, most were not. My wife and I both had the same password even though we downloaded with differing credentials, so I'm assuming everybody got the same password. Security, what's that?

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"