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Comment It depends (Score 3, Interesting) 183

I'm hearing about cases where companies got hit with cryptolocker type viruses. And it wasn't something just just happened in a 30 minute period. It was a sleeper virus that waited 72 hours before activating, which invalidates all of your recent backups. All it would take is a sleeper to take 1 month, 6 months, etc to activate and then bam - you're done. No good backups. No data = no company. It would be a nightmare.

Comment Re: No? (Score 1) 347

I don't see how 18 U.S.C Sec. 793(f). is relevant - The articles laid forth in that were sanctioned by her position with in the cabinet position she held at the time.
The marking of classified material is the responsibly of the sender

I agree. And she also SENT classified information, she didn't only receive it.

Comment Re:Good.jpg (Score 1) 149

Get rid of the ridiculous cable boxes. The TV's we have now are a bajillion times more powerful than the ridiculous set top boxes. Why in the world would we need a DVR with the ability to stream shows. If the networks were smart they would just flag shows that people want to watch and when they finally want to view them start the stream.

That would require some engineering and know how to do. This would cost money, which of course, the cable companies don't want to spend.

So then your video service now requires Internet access to view "recorded" shows? No thanks. I still want my DVR to keep recorded shows locally stored at my house.

Comment Re:Undoing secure sockets layer (SSL) traffic (Score 1) 71

@acoustix: "I was thinking the same thing, but what if a person used a span port to mirror the traffic and send the mirrored traffic to a device capable of SSL decrypt? Couldn't that info be logged using that method?"

Only if they found a universal method of cracking SSL, which is very unlikely.

My Palo Alto firewall already does it. So what is stopping others from doing it using a mirrored port?

Comment I call BS on this (Score 1) 399

I refuse to believe that over 90% of people aren't swayed or challenged by these posts on Facebook. I post a lot of political stuff on FB (because it matters to me more than posting pictures of my dog) and I constantly check the validity of items posted - regardless of my political bias.

These posts definitely change how you think, even if you don't admit it. It makes you ask yourself if you really want to vote for an asshole like Trump, a blatant liar like Hillary, or terrible libertarian like Johnson.

Comment Re:Undoing secure sockets layer (SSL) traffic (Score 1) 71

"the international hub for the Olympics, was found to host many networks that are capable of decrypting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) traffic — undoing a protocol put in place to keep data protected." link

Only if the client desktop computer is configured to accept forged certs as used in the Cisco SSL Inspection device.

I was thinking the same thing, but what if a person used a span port to mirror the traffic and send the mirrored traffic to a device capable of SSL decrypt? Couldn't that info be logged using that method?

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