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Comment Re:Dear FBI and US Gov (Score 1) 103

touch screen phones are difficult to secure with complex passwords

That's why one of the built-in security features is to accept password input only via the touchscreen, and only with escalating time delays after a few wrong guesses. Those are two of the features the government wanted Apple to bypass by writing a custom FBiOS.

Comment Re:Good for her (Score 1) 345

Suppose they've done the good old detective work, infiltrated and done what the national security services were expected to do and gotten this result: "The target for assassination is 89HWE79G and we will do it by planting explosives in *()H(& DJKSDF and beneath ((*BBSEUFU^. We will also target the following: SDF^KJDSDF&Gm, ##()*#&$)L#K, and *^)(()*WERWER, ( and if we have time %QAWERA)."

Well, then, the detectives and infiltrators get called into the boss' office and emerge to stand at their computers (their asses having been chewed to bits for failing the Tradecraft 101 step of planting keyloggers, hidden shoulder-surf cams, etc) to send out resumes before HR gets around to revoking their login credentials. Next stupid question?

Comment Re:This is a change for the better (Score 3, Insightful) 403

Baloney. Comey isn't being "reasoned and nuanced"; he's engaging in rhetorical bafflegab to pretend to be reasoned and nuanced. His definitions of "skepticism" and "cynicism" are, respectively, "tut-tutting and letting me go back to doing things the way I want" and "actually making my start complying with the Constitution".

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 3, Informative) 706

And why should it? For the sake of argument do you think the government should tell you that you MUST install a home security system, have dead bolts on every exterior door, require exterior doors be steel or solid wood, limit the side of windows to no more than 1" by 1" or require bars?

If you're in business and promising your customers that you're keeping their stuff secure, well, yeah, there should be legal penalties for not meeting some standards of due diligence (admittedly, there's quite a bit of wiggle room as to where those standards should be set).

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