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Submitted by NotInHere
NotInHere (3654617) writes "As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use, and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA.
According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA."

Comment: Re:Fight your own battles (Score 3, Insightful) 233

by theArtificial (#46854767) Attached to: Mathematicians Push Back Against the NSA

Certainly the electorate needs to get off their collective asses and change things, but at present there is no effective mechanism for them to do so. The election system has been gamed to the point that it's virtually impossible to wrest control from the two-faced party currently in control, short of a major grass-roots campaign to toss the bastards out, and such campaigns inevitably need leaders and organization to give them focus, which the NSA is quite likely doing their best to disrupt (we have documented evidence that the intelligence organizations have been infiltrating and undermining potentially powerful citizen groups since at least the McCarthy era, do you really think anything has changed?)

America is an Oligarchy interview with the paper's Author. Another analysis which I would recommend skimming over.

What is most incredible to me is that the data under scrutiny in the study was from 1981-2002. One can only imagine how much worse things have gotten since the 2008 financial crisis. The study found that even when 80% of the population favored a particular public policy change, it was only instituted 43% of the time . We saw this first hand with the bankster bailout in 2008, when Americans across the board were opposed to it, but Congress passed TARP anyway (although they had to vote twice).

Unless you get the "elites" involved you're doomed.

Comment: In other news (Score 3, Funny) 230

by theArtificial (#46699837) Attached to: Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers
Prior to this announcement Human Rights Workers weren't included as part of the world population.

Snowden, addressing the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, said he did not believe the NSA was engaged in 'nightmare scenarios,' such as the active compilation of a list of homosexuals 'to round them up and send them into camps.

They're not camps, they're called festivals.

But he did say that the infrastructure allowing this to happen had been built

By IBM! /insert ww2 corporate references

Comment: Re:Where are the online Computer Science degrees? (Score 1) 370

by theArtificial (#46578263) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Anyone have recommendations for learning math starting from, say, Algebra I or II level (high school) that will actually teach in a way that will be useful rather than taking a test?

Mathematics for the Non-mathematician by M. Kline. This book begins with reason and progresses through history beginning with the origins of math. I found this very insightful. If you get stuck consider Khan Academy for some different approaches.

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