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Comment It's always best to start at the beginning (Score 1) 57

Speaking as a slightly paranoid home user.

Every time I add a new device to my network, I do a nmap port scan on it. Something like:
sudo nmap -A -T4 ipaddress

If access to those ports are needed, I'll do some poking on them, depending on what they are and probably some research to determine if they have had any security issues, and do a risk analysis.

Work follows a completely different model. Everything is blocked, there are various levels of approvals needed to open any ports. External access directly to internal systems without proxies/frontends/webheads is almost never granted. Periodic reviews, pen testing and renewals for exceptions are mandatory.

Comment So for the price (Score 1) 171

You could buy 2 paperwhites (with the same resolution) and have money left over for some coffee at Starbucks.

$289 for an ad (infested) platform and only a 6 inch display? Seriously? Do they toss in lifetime Amazon Prime for this price? They should.

On another note, please check with your local llbrary system which allows you to checkout ebooks for free.

OverDrive is one platform libraries use.

Comment T-Mobile (Score 2) 201

Isn't that bad. I've been with them for a while (7 years), and prices/wifi calling and so on are pretty good.

The only issues I've had is coverage in remote areas (places that A&T/Sprint/Verizon didn't work well either) and inside buildings. Their new LTE
network is supposed to fix the inside building thing, and I've just used wifi inside.

  I think some of the pay as you go (burner) phones are way more ghetto.

Comment Re:We need phones running OpenBSD. (Score 1) 346

It's becoming clearer every day that we need phones that run OpenBSD. The OpenBSD developers have showed us time and time again that they're completely dedicated to writing damn secure software. They will even fork, fix and maintain software written by other projects if it doesn't meet their high standards, like we've seen them do with their LibreSSL project.

This is exactly the kind of thing that Mozilla could do to redeem themselves. Instead of wasting so much time and effort on Firefox OS, they could have instead provided the resources necessary to get OpenBSD to run well on Nexus phones. It's clear that Mozilla doesn't have much of a chance when it comes to the web these days, after how they've driven away so many Firefox users with unwanted and unnecessary changes. But Mozilla could reinvent itself as a provider of secure consumer-oriented software.

Hopefully they won't suck as hard as the Ubuntu Phones have so far.

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