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Comment Re:Dictionnary attack doesn't show any weakness (Score 1) 217

And that is exactly what you do in the real world.

e.g., pam_unix allows you to set the 'rounds' parameter to slow the calculations, in case the increased default is not paranoid enough for you.

The original article simply gives us a bunch of SHA1 hashes, unmodified, unsalted. Far too weak for real-world use, yes.

Comment Re:This is early days for the video tag (Score 1) 391

Jobs does not spread make these comments out of spite.

Apple have put a tremendous effort into developing a closed platform where they vet every application that their users run. It is not in their interest to allow this to be bypassed by making Flash available on the iPhone and the iPad; therefore they discourage its use on their desktop platform by ensuring that the resulting user experience is unpleasant (that is, buggy and slow).

The public comments from Jobs about Flash is another prong of this stragegy: Apple is leveraging their fanatical fanbase to spread anti-flash propoganda.

I swear that the 1984 commercial is growing more and more ironic every day...

Comment Re:Good for apple (Score 1) 1078

Your statement about the use of medial resources comes across as both glib and selfish.

If the tax paid by smokers went into a fund that could only be used to treat smokers, and the only source of publicly funded medical care for smokers was that fund, then you would have a point.

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Submission + - Mangler | A Ventrilo Compatible Client for Linux (mangler.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Mangler is an open source VOIP client capable of connecting to Ventrilo 3.x servers. It is capable of performing almost all standard user functionality found in a Windows Ventrilo client.

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