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Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 212

No need to wait for a TCP connection to time out. As soon as the page has finished loading, all connections are closed. HTTP is a stateless protocol; just because you have a web page open in front of you doesn't mean there's any connection to the server right now.

If you're not using cookies, you can use query strings to track state. For every link on the page, you add a query string to the URL containing a session ID number, so when the user clicks any link, the session ID is passed in the query string. But that looks ugly, so you should just use cookies.

Comment Re:Where will this end? (Score 1) 986

Could she charge everyone who emails her a cent and claim attorney-client privilege?

You ask that as if the notion of attorney-client privilege would magically prevent the NSA from spying on everybody's email. It won't, because the NSA's official position is that they're already not reading anybody's email that they're not supposed to. If your email is privileged, the NSA will continue to "not read" it, just as they have been.

Comment Re:hard to even parody (Score 2, Insightful) 668

Newspapers should take truth and accurate reporting seriously. They should have a science editor with a scientific background who can check the work of the reporters.

Sure, but who's going to pay for that? It's way cheaper to just print whatever's trending on Twitter. The public has clearly indicated that they don't really care.

Comment Re:Achievement Unlocked (Score 1) 287

Configure all of your devices to proxy HTTP and HTTPS traffic through that intercepting proxy.

If your device does not complain about your self-signed certificate enabled HTTPS proxy, then there is something seriously rotten security-wise

If you can load your self-made CA cert onto the device and explicitly tell it to trust any cert issued by that CA, then everything is fine. Obviously if you don't do that, a MITM attack should cause scary warnings. :-)

Comment Non-story (Score 4, Interesting) 251

So if you own a AMD system you will not receive audio, chipset, video, or any other drivers for your XP system and must upgrade or use an outdated legacy version.

Ummm, yeah. Microsoft is going to stop releasing security patches for the OS. If you're still running XP, using older video drivers should be the least of your concerns.

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ICANN Set To Broaden World of Domain Names 41

hypnosec writes "ICANN, as a step towards expanding global top level domain names, has approved a new Domain Name Registrar Accreditation Agreement that is expected to bring about waves of continued improvements in the domain name ecosystem (PDF). The new agreement is a result of efforts of over a year of negotiations that took place between ICANN and Registrar Stakeholders Group. The new agreement brings quite a few improvements, including making it mandatory for registrars to appoint a point-of contact for reporting abuse, and to establish registrar responsibilities for reseller compliance, enhancement of compliance tools, audit rights, and certification requirements, among others."

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