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Comment Re:unhashed passwords, unencrypted card numbers (Score 1) 25

I can see all the passwords on my linux system in /etc/shadow:

joe:$6$C/3J0yEO$a5VtriMUR6oyxW1kNSOSHE7fAlvWWbf4.aotAySCZATv7BB0pWPTmMRxXm5Ivg7GmswpKnJVdmnAg6FZoC7Fb1:17275:0:99999:7:::

see? The password for joe is:
$6$C/3J0yEO$a5VtriMUR6oyxW1kNSOSHE7fAlvWWbf4.aotAySCZATv7BB0pWPTmMRxXm5Ivg7GmswpKnJVdmnAg6FZoC7Fb1

Comment Re:By "synchronize", you mean "backup" (Score 1) 25

It's also an incredibly insecure protocol unless you use a SSH tunnel. Most people don't seem to bother with tunneling rsync via SSH either.

No need for an shh tunnel (e.g. ssh -L:port:target:port)

Just tell rsync to use ssh like this:
RSYNC_RSH='ssh -x -l root '
export RSYNC_RSH

then

rsync -a host:/targetdir .

about mangling the data: you obviously must be doing something wrong. I never had such problems...

Comment Re:COBOL isn't hard to learn (Score 4, Interesting) 350

but for something like COBOL you could end up doing it for some years and then the legacy system is shut down and nobody wants to give you anything but a junior non-COBOL position.

You think that a systems migration won't need your legacy skills? You think that you won't pick up the skills for the new system during the migration?

Here's a more likely scenario: you do COBOL for 5 years and learn the entire problem domain that the COBOL system services. When the migration occurs with Java your knowledge will be indispensable, and you'll no doubt learn Java in the two years the migration takes to complete. At the end of the migration, you are still the expert in the problem and have new Java skills to apply your expertise.

It's exceptionally unlikely that the migration from COBOL will be so fast that you won't be able to learn the new implementation technology.

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AT&T To Roll Out 5G Network That's Not Actually 5G (yahoo.com) 84

AT&T announced plans to deliver what it's calling the "5G Evolution" network to more than 20 markets by the end of the year. While the company is "using some wordsmithing to deliver to you faster internet speeds," it's important to note that this is not actually a real 5G network. Yahoo reports: 5G still has years of development and testing before it will be rolled out across the U.S. So don't let AT&T's use of "5G" make you think that the next-generation wireless standard has arrived. In reality, the 5G AT&T is talking about is a bumped-up version of its 4G LTE to help it bridge the gap until the real 5G, with its ultra-fast speeds and better bandwidth, is rolled out. It's also important to note that AT&T won't offer its 5G Evolution technology to all of its customers initially. In fact, it's currently only available in Austin, TX, and the company plans to extend it to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other big markets in the coming months. If you're in a smaller metro market, you'll be out of luck. Perhaps the biggest limitation, and the reason few people will likely have the chance to actually use the 5G Evolution, is that AT&T is restricting it to select devices -- specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. While that's great if you have one of those particular phones in one of the specific cities where AT&T's faster service exists, it's not so great if you're using another device.
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