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Comment Re:Mineral Cartels in China? (Score 1) 179

So, what if the compliance costs of maintaining supply to the country are considered "too high"?

Or, perhaps the market isn't considered valuable enough and the supply will simply dry up anyway...

Or the import costs will make it prohibitively expensive (despite the moral high-ground you're taking)..

Or.... ad infinitum...


Submission + - IETF Fixes SSL Security Vulnerability (eweek.com)

scurtis writes: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has finished work on a fix to a vulnerability in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. The vulnerability partially invalidates the SSL lock and allows attacks that compromise sites that use SSL for security – including banking sites, and back-office systems that use web services-based protocols. The issue was first uncovered in August by Steve Dispensa and Marsh Ray, who work for two-factor authentication provider PhoneFactor.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb