Well, I can't confirm they did it back in 2001, but I do recall they were still on it in 2005 or so.
It could prevent the security breach -- in England, Chip and PIN cards cannot be swiped in the presence of a Chip and PIN terminal.
But, yeah, it's kinda funny how things turn out.
patch -p0 < 005_openssl.patch.sig
I just tweeted him to ask if he'll be switching back to OpenBSD now.
(DJB is known as @hashbreaker on Twitter.)
5.5 base signify pubkey: RWRGy8gxk9N9314J0gh9U02lA7s8i6ITajJiNgxQOndvXvM5ZPX+nQ9h
5.5 fw signify pubkey: RWTdVOhdk5qyNktv0iGV6OpaVfogGxTYc1bbkaUhFlExmclYvpJR/opO
5.5 pkg signify pubkey: RWQQC1M9dhm/tja/ktitJs/QVI1kGTQr7W7jtUmdZ4uTp+4yZJ6RRHb5
You're referring to the exploit-mitigation-mitigation in OpenSSL, which indeed couldn't be disabled, as per tedu@openbsd, but OPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS was a separate option that noone has volunteered to claim of not working.
OPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS has since been made the default and only option in LibreSSL, and the heartbeats were removed.
Didn't Target already had Chip and Pin back in 2005 or 2004? What happened to all of those?
I remember I got a Chip and Pin card from Fleet around that time (just on the edge of them being acquired by B of A); Fleet has even sent me a free card reader, which I've never used, actually.
If anyone's looking to grok it and potentially get involved, there's a fast OpenGrok available:
What pisses me most about AT&T U-verse is that they do have FTTU (fibre-to-the-user) / FTTP, but they limit FTTP users to speeds that are lower than what they offer through VDSL through FTTN.
I used to live in San Jose, CA in 2010/2012, in a brand new apartment complex, had AT&T U-verse fibre strand terminated in my bedroom closet with an ONT. The line was FTTP-BPON (622/155 1:32), e.g. 622Mbps down / 155Mbps up, shared with at most 32 users, I checked with the manufacturer of my particular ONT.
But AT&T would only provision me with 18/1.5. They'd offer 24/3 to VDSL users only, supposedly too lazy to update the fibre profiles to offer it to the fibre customers. I researched it, and it was not unique to my building or to California, they were doing it all across the country with every single BPON build. My T-Mobile HSPA+ had higher upload speeds than 1.5Mbps on my top-of-the-line AT&T FTTU through BPON.
Keep in mind that the 622/155 line can only be shared with at most 32 users, and some wouldn't even want the top-of-the-line plans, either, or would not have active service in the first place, so, they're basically wasting their own capacity, and refusing an extra 10$/mo from me. Ping time was sometimes about 3ms to some locations within the Bay Area, but the 1.5Mbps bandwidth was pretty pathetic for a BPON fibre line.
I was so pissed I started a whole web-site dedicated to showing how uncompetitive AT&T internet offerings are compared to the options elsewhere in the country -- http://bmap.su/. So happy Google Fiber has finally been announced for San Jose, CA and lots of other markets now! I'm willing to be it'll be some other provider that'll offer broadband to my past place before AT&T will get to their senses and starts using at least the BPON infrastructure that they already have in place.
You remind me of http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...
CBC News Posted: Oct 19, 2004 6:06 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2004 6:41 AM ET
A justice of the peace has ruled that a "no left turn" sign in Toronto is unenforceable because it is not written in both English and French.
The ruling Monday by justice of the peace Alice Napier could result in thousands of traffic tickets being dismissed.
Lawyer Jennifer Myers argued that a traffic sign in downtown Toronto violated the Highway Traffic Act and the French Language Services Act because it was not in both official languages.
Napier agreed at a night court hearing Monday, and threw out a ticket issued to Myers for making an illegal left turn. Myers does not speak French.
Daniel Brown, a law student who represented her in court, said Myers' victory could prove expensive for the city of Toronto.
I've personally tried testing it out sometime around 2009 or 2010 -- violating illegal no-turn signs on purpose, which are still plentiful in Toronto.
I could not succeed -- the was so much traffic during the hours where the left turns are prohibited, that stopping at a small intersection, to violate the sign, is simply impossible, since everyone will (rightfully) start honking at you in no time!
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