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Comment Re:what a wonderful program (Score 4, Insightful) 565

They crossed the line from "parody" to "misrepresentation and fraud" when they did this:

"The opening frame of the video says "Paid for in part by the National Rifle Association of America with additional support from Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation." "

Parodies are a comedic exaggeration of *style*, and limited (though broad) leeway is allowed in matters of copyright. However, the use of trademarks in a way that could mislead is generally not protected.

Submission + - 0-Day GRUB2 Authentication Bypass Hits Linux

prisoninmate writes: A zero-day security flaw was discovered by developers Ismael Ripoll and Hector Marco in the upstream GRUB2 packages, which did not correctly handled the backspace key when the bootloader was configured to use password protected authentication, thus allowing a local attacker to bypass GRUB's password protection. Versions from 1.98 (December, 2009) to 2.02 (December, 2015) are affected. At the moment, it looks like only a few distributons received the patched GRUB2 versions, including Ubuntu, Debian (Squeeze LTS only) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Arch Linux devs should release a patched GRUB2 version in the next hours.

Comment Re:Rogers is terrible (Score 3, Interesting) 238

I run Cyanogen on my Dream as well, but I got around the data blockage like so:

If you were quick enough to take advantage of the free HTC Magic upgrade they offered, you can just root the Magic and install CursorSense (at least 1.2.1). CursorSense is a mod of the official Rogers firmware, so as far as Rogers is concerned, you have a 'patched' phone, so they re-enable data access on your account. At that point you can switch back to your Dream with full 3G access.

I was without data for about a day (my Magic only arrived Monday, a day after they started blocking data), but since then I've been fine.

Rogers can take their mandatory upgrade and shove it. :p

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