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Comment Re:I went to use one of these... (Score -1) 71

I went to use one of these and it wanted to install an iOS configuration profile on my phone.

How did you even get access? Every one of these in midtown has a homeless person sitting on milkcrates staring at the screen.
I have a feeling this problem was not raised at the "Take over NYC with Wifi" conference call. Overall statistics for this project are going to be heavily skewed by the non-stop ability of those without to consume far more than those with.

Comment Re:Typical case of bad corporate response (Score 1) 17

This has happened to me at least twice when disclosing security issues. They acknowledge the incident, they fix it, and then they attacked me when I published my report.

I once owned an AS domain. Despite the fact that they list themselves as having an office in NYC, writing to them, emailing them and calling their listed number generated no response to requests I made to have the administrative contact changed. They have no proper web interface either. I dropped my AS domain due to their complete incompetence and lack of support. Looks like that was the best move I could have made after this recent incident was made public.

Comment Good Friends (Score 5, Interesting) 364

Concert cellist Sergei Roldugin has known Vladimir Putin since they were teenagers and is godfather to the president's daughter Maria. On paper, Mr Roldugin has personally made hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from suspicious deals. But documents from Mr Roldugin's companies state that: "The company is a corporate screen established principally to protect the identity and confidentiality of the ultimate beneficial owner of the company."

Tomorrow's papers: Sergei Roldugin was found in his Moscow apartment this afternoon, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Submission + - Panama Papers: data leak exposes massive official corruption

An anonymous reader writes: Truly Breaking News — A data leak, this time from legal firm Mossack Fonseca that has incorporated 300,000 entities across the world, has had a massive leak of data, exposing official corruption that will have far-reaching effects on governments around the world, including Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine, specifically including: Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina, Bidzina Ivanishvill. ex PM of Georgia, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, PM of Iceland, Ayad H. Allawi, ex PM of Iraq, Ali Abu-Ragheb, ex PM of Jordan, Hamad Jasim J.M. Al-Thani, ex PM of Qatar, Sheik Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, HRH Prince Salman, King of Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Al-Nirghani, ex-president of Sudan, Sultan Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE, Pavlo Lazarenko, ex-PM of Ukraine., Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine.:
http://panamapapers.sueddeutsc...
http://panamapapers.sueddeutsc...
http://www.theguardian.com/new...
http://www.theguardian.com/new...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-...
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Comment Re:Script kiddies beware! (Score 1) 18

Defacing websites, redirecting domains, stealing e-mail, hijacking social media accounts, spear-phishing... aren't those things pretty much what every script kiddie does? Are all hazors now terrorists?

Apparently on par with terrorist bombing. Because, you know, defacing websites kills civility.

Comment Re:It is not a justification for more surveillance (Score 3, Insightful) 1011

If you advocate for more surveillance and the erosion of civil liberties in response to these attacks, you are cooperating with the terrorists in their attempt to undermine the fundamental values of our society.

You insensitive clod, we need phone decryption to spy on law-abiding citizen, not terrorists!

Comment to hell with devs (Score 4, Insightful) 91

Immediately tie up anyone who creates a method to distribute material over the internet in lawsuits.
Force them to consume all of their time and income in legal fees
Guarantee that after they are decimated, several hundred anonymous, hidden services with the same agenda will surface with far greater impact.

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