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Comment Re:Re-writing history are we? (Score 1) 566

That is an entirely different situation. If you are extremely disabled then the social security and medicare will apply, that was never the issue the ACA was trying to solve. People who have conditions that are expensive to treat but if you treat them you can live a normal life are who benefit from the pre-existing condition regulations.

Submission + - MAC Address Randomization Flaws Leave Android and iOS Phones Open to Tracking

cryptizard writes: Modern Android and iOS versions include a technology called MAC address randomization to prevent passive tracking of users as they move from location to location. Unfortunately, researchers have revealed that this technology is implemented sporadically by device manufacturers and is often deployed with significant flaws that allow it to be easily defeated.

The research paper highlights a number of flaws in both Android and iOS that allow an adversary to track users even when their phones are using randomized MAC addresses. Most significantly, they demonstrate that a flaw in the way wireless chipsets handle low-level control messages can be exploited to track 100% of devices, regardless of manufacturer or operating system.

Comment Re:git was written when SHA-1 attacks were publish (Score 1) 203

BTW: At the company I work for, we already replaced SHA-2 with SHA-3 for security reasons. Better safe than sorry.

This is a misunderstanding of the purpose of SHA-3. It was not designed to be a "successor" to SHA-2, but an alternative. There is no evidence that SHA-2 is insecure, or even that SHA-3 is more secure than SHA-2. It was simply picked because, at its core, the design is fundamentally different from SHA-2 so it is unlikely that both will be broken at the same time. There is no reason to move from SHA-2 to SHA-3 at this point.

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