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Comment Re:What is "crypting"? (Score 5, Informative) 81

But the bad guys didn’t exactly take this innovation laying down; rather, they responded with their own innovations. What they came up with is known as the “crypting” service, a service that has spawned an entire industry that I would argue is one of the most bustling and lucrative in the cybercrime underground today.

Put simply, a crypting service takes a bad guy’s piece of malware and scans it against all of the available antivirus tools on the market today — to see how many of them detect the code as malicious. The service then runs some custom encryption routines to obfuscate the malware so that it hardly resembles the piece of code that was detected as bad by most of the tools out there. And it repeats this scanning and crypting process in an iterative fashion until the malware is found to be completely undetectable by all of the antivirus tools on the market.

Comment Re:I liked it more before.... (Score 1) 233

No, most voters have values that differ from yours. A libertarian (of whatever case) is an extremist.

A libertarian is an extremist? A libertarian is simply someone who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Nothing extreme there. In fact, most of the people I talk to admit to leaning libertarian once it's explained, but they feel that the two parties entrenched in US politics are too powerful to defeat.

I'd like to know what makes you think that libertarians are extremists.

Comment Re:Duh... (Score 1) 109

Mod parent up.

I've thrown money at crowdfunding projects simply because they look cool and I'd like to see them succeed. Some of them do (someday, when I have land, I'll get a Flow Hive). Some of them don't (the Human Resources game looked cool, but, alas, it was not to be).

The foolishness is expecting every single crowdfunded project to succeed.

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