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Comment Re: Errrrm, analyse your traffic? ... Maybe? (Score 2) 279

Spend even $100 on a good router like an EdgeRouter Lite. Set the outbound firewall to record all activity for a day or even hours. Look through the logs, research and block what you. Repeat the process on occasion and you'll reduce your risk by quite a bit, though there will always be some residual risk.

Comment Re:Productive Purpose? (Score 1) 64

I'd be careful with doing this. It can create a legal liability, if InfoSec runs a password cracking tool against current hashes and succeeds in getting plain text passwords at that point the individual accountability becomes questionable. You can enforce procedures to keep InfoSec legally accountable, but a savvy lawyer will create doubt. The better answer is to run a password cracking tool against hashes that are older, 6 months to a year depending on your password change requirements. Then target any users whose password is cracked with training on password security. With your legal team's approval and help, you can inform the user that they are getting the remedial training because an old password was cracked.

Comment Re:what? (Score 3, Insightful) 403

Nothing has happened to innocent until proven guilty. It is a factual statement that Hillary is under investigation by the FBI. Now if the RNC had said something like "under investigation by the FBI and will be found to have broken multiple laws" that would be another story. Just because you are innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean it isn't known that you are being investigated.

Comment One less device (Score 1) 507

While I like the Roku on my non-smart TV for my soon to be ex-wife she would rather have less boxes around the TV. In addition to less boxes, that means fewer remotes. For a non-techie sometimes even a Harmony remote is frustrating. Also if there are problems with the home network, it is one less device to manage and troubleshoot.

Comment Re:Sad Puppies (Score 1) 231

The Rabid Puppies support the straight white male theory. The Sad Puppies want an end to the collusion to pick Hugo winners, Scalzi has for years run a loose slate. His was no where near organized like last year's Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies slates, but it was a slate nonetheless. The Sad Puppies, don't care about politics, skin color, or sex of the author. The founders want good Science Fiction to win, not Science Fiction that delivers a message that the Social Justice Bullies agree with. Just take a look at many of the nominations last year, men, women, straight, gay, all were there. The founder of the Sad Puppies is a Hispanic male, and Brad Torgersen who ran one of the campaigns has been married to a black woman for a very long time. The Social Justice Bullies want people to think it is about sex, either gender or partner preferences.

Comment Re:not quite there yet (Score 1) 22

I saw a therapist just yesterday who said that it is a service now available to do DNA testing and at least get an idea of which categories of drugs you'll likely have a good response, bad response or no response. She said she just had a client go to the place for the first time and was going to see how it works out for that client.

Comment Survey methodology? (Score 5, Insightful) 464

Let's see some information on how they did a "web-based survey". I really have a hard time believing the numbers they are talking about. I don't know of a single firearm enthusiast who would buy a smart gun as more then a novelty item.

As far as I'm concerned, when Feinstein's bodyguards are willing to only carry smart guns, then the technology is mature enough for use.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 2) 265

This is the only answer that needs to be posted. At my previous job, someone put a bug into the CIO's ear which got filtered down to my Director and I had to pull a report on all port scans for a year. Good news is with Dell SecureWorks is that generating the report was easy. Bad thing that I knew from the get go was the sheer numbers would amaze people who don't deal with this every day. I don't recall the numbers since it has been almost two years, but the smallest number to break down was some thing like 10-15 port scans per second between all the ingress points for a medium sized company. We didn't even normally bother reporting on it because it is useless.The brute force port scans isn't what worries me, it is the sophisticated attackers willing to spend months doing slow probe of the network.

Comment Re:Not ill timed... (Score 1) 633

The real common sense approach that would be sensible is I can go buy any man portable firearm that I want. You are free to not buy any firearms. Then to really add common sense to the mix, everyone knows that education is the key to life. So require the Eddie Eagle program in pre-K through 1st grade. Then in late elementary or middle school, start firearm safety and proficiency courses. This would kill two birds with one stone. First it would reduce the illogical fear so many people have of firearms and second it would introduce safe handling and basic skills.

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