Is there such thing as a Turing Race ?!
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
That's the plotline for Team America 2, but don't think Sony's gonna carry that
(was just starting a response when I saw this)
Prolific has had this problem for a while with PL2303 chipset counterfeits.
They started a terrible shoot-the-completely-unaware-user campaign:
Starting a few years back with XP drivers, they started giving a nondescript "error 10" and refusing to start the driver when a counterfeit chip was loaded. On recent mac versions of the driver, they fail even more silently - just not transferring any bits. The funny thing is, the counterfeits usually work well when not on a crippled version of the prolific driver (or an open source).
Consumers here don't know the difference and just say - wow I have a crappy cable that doesnt work at all.
Would have been much better if they just displayed a message stating the facts when they detected a non-genuine cable - something to the effect of "hey we have detected a counterfeit chip in your cable - return to the dealer/vendor/manufacturer."
This would have been totally more effective at putting back-pressure against using counterfeits on the manufacturing/supply chain...
Alas - I guess it's cause I dont have an MBA that I can't see the wisdom in these tactics...
yeah, in 20 years, i suspect being a millionaire would be like what it is today to earn a "six-figure income" - which is B.F.D.
I remember when I was a kid in the 80's, a "six figure income" was meaningful. Now in some places where software development is a common trade (cough: silicon valley), six figures is just-getting-by
and it wont be worth what it is today in the future..
look at that gold price... someone mentioned the price of gold should be looked at less as a "price of gold" as much as a measure of the devaluation of the dollar over time...
"Effectively, they are taking away functionality that I have already paid for."
You mean to say that you already paid DynDNS for service? If so, I dont see how this affects you, as you are a paying customer.
If you are talking about something you paid to a hardware/software company for a router which had dyndns feature - generating value for the said router vendor, but no revenue for dyndns - I'm not sure I understand the fairness in your argument.
In Kapitalist Amerika, TV watches YOU!
Thank you, for devolving this into a Monty Python joke!
lolz you beat me to it!
I was going to say
"the other 30% get it from Fox News. Source: Fox News"
Just another payola scam, nothing to see here folks...
I believe this is where Google has a datacenter that consumes hydroelectric power.
And if you are really serious about finding backdoors, etc, you wont just pore over the source code, but do a thorough analysis side-by-side with the disassembled binaries in IDA, and look for unexpected things...
^ this one. ding ding ding.
Paraphrasing old Brucie on this:
Why would an attacker spend time trying to get through your steel-plated triple-deadbolted front door, when they can throw a rock through your kitchen window and crawl in?
All it takes are some unchallengeable secret court orders, and off to your nearest cloud/service provider to suck down all your datas.
It's always interesting to see what (some of the best attempts at) intentional code obfuscation can look like:
Why backdoor just one brand of compiler (since there are several), when you could backdoor the architecture?
I'm pretty sure there is a special sequence of intel instructions which open the unicorn gate, and pipe a copy of all memory writes to NSA's server.