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Comment Software Defined Radio (Score 5, Insightful) 138

Part of the cell phone security model was that it was expensive and difficult to build the radio gear necessary to spoof a cell tower. Fast forward to the last few years, and you can get an excellent board for SDR for like $500. The guidelines list steps you can take to reduce the risk of SS7 routing shenanigans, but there isn't much you can do about a highschool kid (or an organized crime outfit) playing MITM with a cheap radio, which is why it will be deprecated soon.

If you are in IT, and your environment demands security compliance, this will reach you eventually. It might take a few years if your structure is slow.

I'm not using secondary device auth anywhere because I believe that dedicated hardware is more secure, but many of my peers are.using this. They will be switching off the SMS option and pressing on with online OOB methods, at least until their next cycle. We suspect that online OOB will go away entirely soon as tablet/phone malware matures and starts emptying phone-2FA-protected bank accounts.

Comment Re:well well well (Score 1) 755

That case has absolutely zero bearing on this, but emails do appear to provide the basis for "actual malice" if he wanted to sue for the craigslist ads

We all knew the news media was biased, and to some extent we had all made peace with that. But, like a PAC, they were supposed to cover their shame by holding out the fig leaf of nominal independence.

Did you notice that every news organization on the left picked the same key word to describe Trump's speech? Given what you know now, do you think that the next volume of the email dump would show an email from the DNC describing how they want that speech spun? Still trust the news?

Comment Re:Always the same with Hillary... (Score 1) 755

You assigned yourself. You do know that your name is attached to your comments, right? And people can check your post history if they don't recall what you've said before?

You may live in a bubble where you can imagine yourself to be on the neutral ground between your socialist friends (your right) and your communist friends (your left), but that's not the middle of the scale.

P.S. It would be news to me if BLM actually protested a scenario like you described. Link it up if you know one.

Comment Re:Always the same with Hillary... (Score 1, Interesting) 755

You do know that everything in your post is a lie, right? Not necessarily your lie, if you are just a useful idiot.

The Republicans said things that you lefties have interpreted as admissions, but they were just statements of fact, and occasionally of fortuitous joy.

Pull some videos and read the actual words that were said, not the words that were reported.

Hillary ran obstruction on the investigation from day one. And now she's complaining that it took 5 years. Hmm. If only there had been some way to get this over with before the election year...

And you do know that the whole email thing came from this investigation, right? You may have heard the FBI director on TV recently where he described what a prosecutor needed to prove to secure convictions for several sections of US code relating to espionage and state secrets, and then he described that the FBI had found evidence sufficient to prove all of those elements. He also told Congress that she perjured herself, but since they hadn't specifically asked for that investigation, they are going to sit on it for another year.

That sounds like something new, and also something that incriminated Hillary.

You sound like Black Lives Matter, bitching that a conspiracy of cops is making the streets unsafe for criminals to ply their trades.

Comment Re:well well well (Score 5, Insightful) 755

You must be using the newfangled definition of corruption, popular with people that aren't familiar with the word graft, that only includes actual cash bribes for services or lenience.

Sorry to say that graft is only one type of corruption. Corruption is a broad thing. So broad that it is hard to pin down a concrete definition that includes everything and excludes nothing.that people consider to be corruption. The basic idea is that if a person is in an office or position of authority, and that authority is intended to be used for the benefit of some person or group, corruption is any time that person secretly uses their authority for their own benefit, or for the benefit of anyone other than the intended beneficiary, particularly when the intended is harmed or neglected in some way.

Seen in that light, it is hard to pretend that the DNC isn't riddled with corruption from top to bottom. They had a duty to the nation's democrats to run the primary process in a manner specified by the rules, which included neutrality, transparency, etc. What happened instead?

And it isn't enough that the DNC is corrupt, it is also corrupting. You read the exchanges with the press? Surprise, CNN and MSNBC see themselves are the propaganda wing of the democrat party. Is that what they told the FCC and the American people they were going to be doing?

Comment First, kill the messenger (Score 5, Insightful) 755

What is always step one when dealing with a whistleblower? Try to distract the press by yammering nonstop about the whistleblower, and deflect every question about the leaked documents back to the leaker's motivations, integrity, etc.

Of course, given the content of the emails, I suspect that DWS has already given the marching orders to CNN and MSNBC so that the party doesn't have to dirty their hands by acting all shifty and evasive on TV.

Comment Re:Anything incriminating? (Score 5, Interesting) 455

Think wider.

The Democratic National Committee is an organization of and for the Democratic Party (aka, the voters), and should be neutral until the party members have selected their candidate. I think a lot of Sanders supporters are going to be disgusted to see how "their" party plotted and schemed to defeat their candidate, and also how "their" party stole their money and handed it to Hillary. Well, now that Bernie has ripped his mask off, I'm not so sure. But they should be pissed.

Also, did you see how the allegedly objective and neutral news organizations colluded with Hillary? I didn't think it was possible for the approval ratings of the mainstream media to get any lower, but they are working hard to shed those last few percent.

How about the soft bribery of the delegates going on? Think any of them are going to have some explaining to do after this?

Comment Re:UBI will reach 100% of tax (Score 1) 1139

I'm not sure that the EU counts. It is more than just trade today. We also have to consider trade tomorrow, which means ensuring that western civilization remains globally dominant tomorrow too.

The governments of the core EU countries long ago planted the seeds of a future Eurabia, and today they are watering those seeds, and fertilizing them with the blood of their own people.

The previous dark ages were literally caused by centuries of Islamic assault on Europe. I find it hard to believe that the next wave (currently in progress by both womb and sword) is going to turn out any differently.

The US isn't doing a whole lot better in this regard, but we are considerably less far down the path, and appear to be turning around faster. Plus, we (the people) are armed to the teeth, so our worst case scenario is civil war, instead of waiting to die.

Comment Re:UBI will reach 100% of tax (Score 4, Interesting) 1139

We rule the seas, nearly from pole to pole, and we enforce free passage of commerce almost everywhere.

When Rome collapsed, global trade went into the shitter within a generation or two. Ruins in England show top quality pottery, nearly as good as anything you could buy today, buried under stuff much closer in quality to the ashtray your kid brings home from kindergarten art class.

Trump thinks we should get some payment from the rest of the world for providing that service, or at least some appreciation. Hillary thinks she should get some payment for it. But in the end, there simply isn't anyone else we can trust with it. Do you see a line of countries keen to behave responsibly with their own neighborhood, much less global trade?

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