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Comment Your at work (Score 1) 782

I work in a secure environment so this type of tech is nothing new. I actually manage a system which does the "SSL INSPECTION" which is exactly as described in the initial post. However we don't actually search for anything in the packets it's really so that we can log what goes in and out in the event of a break out.. We are actively trying to stop wikileaks style mass document escapes. We are primarily interested in people sending files/data/posts rather than what they are browsing. All the files that are posted get archived against the users name. All encrypted files are blocked.. It is a good thing in our environment.. If you want privacy on the net go home and browse or use your mobile phone on it's cell network.

Comment I can't confirm their findings (Score 1) 657

In general I have to say that flash on android is no better than flash on windows or 32bit linux. The same problems exist on all platforms that I have used with 10.1. I do however wish that adobe would see these issues and identify some bugs and fix them.. constantly they get a bad rap and do nothing about it.. For that reason alone I am a big fan of banning flash despite believing that the concept could be good..

Comment the moral of the story is... (Score 1, Funny) 562

It all comes down to Greed and apple is supreme at being greedy. The next product they release will be call the iBrainWash which will be a ipad for the brain rather than Fanboi irrationality. The brainwash will come with a supreme leader who will be called Mao ZeJobs who will force everyone to wear their loyal iSuits while using their iBrainwash and thinking everything is good as the money evaporates from their pockets and their liberties are taken away if they don't suit the overlords 'bigger picture'...

Apple knows that they can't compete or provide a good enough advertising platform in the mobile space so they make sure nobody else can compete.. if here is no competition they MUST be best right?

Comment Firefox should be (Score 3, Insightful) 646

Firefox has its principal selling point of extensions/addons. The key here is that the browser should be light and fast... want more features add extensions.. It's simple that way people can have the features they want and hopefully there should be competition between extension creators etc to provide alternatives to what features people want. The key negative points that I would like to raise with Firefox.
- Instability.. In the early 1.x days I rarely ever had a crash with Firefox. Now on 3.x I am regularly having crashes.. Fix the stability. Often the browser doesn't crash it just hangs spinning CPU which means there is no crash dump to send in when I kill it.
- Instability.. Ohh I may have mentioned that.
- Performance.. More needs to be done in this area. Startup times need to be cut in half and rendering/javascript performance needs to be heavily improved.
- Move features out of the core product and into extensions, with an easy option to install them.


Submission + - Why Our Civilization's Video Art and Culture is Th (

jrepin writes: "Eugenia from OSNews writes: "We've all heard how the h.264 is rolled over on patents and royalties. Even with these facts, I kept supporting the best-performing "delivery" codec in the market, which is h.264. "Let the best win", I kept thinking. But it wasn't until very recently when I was made aware that the problem is way deeper. No, my friends. It's not just a matter of just "picking Theora" to export a video to Youtube and be clear of any litigation. MPEG-LA's trick runs way deeper!""

Submission + - Red Hat Prevails Against Patent Troll Acacia (

walterbyrd writes: Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that today a jury in federal court in Marshall, Texas, returned a verdict in favor of Red Hat, Inc. and Novell, Inc. in a case alleging patent infringement brought by IP Innovation LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation and Technology Licensing Corporation. The patents at issue were found to be invalid and worthless.

Comment this is all part of microsofts planned PR (Score 1) 267

Over recent weeks we are seeing more and more about how people within the 'bing' team are all talking about how 'we' are all trying to get along and live along side google... The reality seems to be very very different if you talk to the other microsoft divisions.. If you take all of Steve Balmers comments about wanting to 'kill google' and 'bing will take over' there seems to be a big change in the reality.. I suspect that its all part of the 'poor microsoft story' that's focused on making them out to be the poor underdog when in reality they are investing billions in taking peoples choice away by creating agreements with carriers etc to either include only bing or do other 'techniques' to try and artificially win search transactions and therefore advertising revenue.

I'm not saying that Google does not pay for people to use their search, there are agreements for revenue sharing etc the key is that googles services for the most part are soo good that people want to use them.. bing still has a long way to go despite being an improvement over 'live' search crap.

Comment Fortinet (Score 1) 497

Hi There,

I know its not the cheapest solution around but we use Fortinet Firewalls with their IPS feature. There is a signature for brute force SSH attacks. It works really well. We have seen a 96% drop in SSH connections since installing these devices in front of our servers. So far we have had no reported false positive issues. Coupling that with all the other signatures in the IPS database and we have a huge drop in attacks overall.

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