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Comment Re:Did this really happen? (Score 1) 109

in 2009 the BBC paid a call center worker, who was assigned to the US, to take 3 calls for the UK queue and write down the callers CC number. The three callers were working for the BBC. They then published a story that "you cannot trust call centers in India", because they will take your number, and they pulled in the three "victims" to say on camera that they were appalled.

Comment Did this really happen? (Score 0, Flamebait) 109

BBC has been known to have a fake player x and fake player y to create a story. So formula goes: Player X contact Player Y to do something illegal-> Player Y agrees to do something illegal + adds good sound bite -> BBC only reports from Player X point of view and uses "sound bite" to make Player Y, as representative industry,which now look deplorable to the common reader. Thus, this report should be taken with a grain of salt.

Submission + - Smart Car Tipping Trending in San Francisco (ktvu.com)

hackajar1 writes: Is it a crime of opportunity or another page in the current chapter of Anti-Tech movement in San Francisco? Either way, the new crime trending in San Francisco invloves tipping Smart Cars on their side. While they only take 3 — 4 people to tip, this could just be kids simply having "fun" at the very expensive cost of car owners. Alternatively it could be part of a larger movement in San Francisco against anyone associated with HiTech, which is largely being blamed for neighborhood gentrification and rent spikes in recent years.

Submission + - OpenSSL / Bitcoin implementation of ECDSA Flaw discovered (iacr.org)

hackajar1 writes: The FLUSH+RELOAD attack was used to prove that a private key can be extracted from Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithms (ECDSA) that use the secp256k1 named curve in under 200 messages of traffic. OpenSSL's implementation of ECDSA specifically was called out as having the flaw in the research paper. secp256k1 has been touted as a problem by researchers for some time, this is the first working PoC.

Comment Re:What did you expect? (Score 1) 99

Did you RTFA? They only turned away people who PAID to be at the conference. "Expo Only" passes, I.e. plain old tech people, were allowed access. It is also worth noting that you are attempting to claim something as a "tech conference" and blatantly ignoring fact that it is a SECURITY CONFERENCE. How many free lunches has RSA given you? is probably a better question, seeing all of your pro-rsa talk on these topic.

Submission + - RSA Conference Boycott in danger of not happening (crowdtilt.com) 1

hackajar1 writes: RSA and NSA boycotts come in many forms. In an attempt to slow down and aggravate "business as usual" and boycott at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco, a group of local hackers are attempting to buyout the closest and cheapest food option in the area, a Chevy's Restaurant. Quality and opinions of the establishment aside, anyone who has attended RSA Conference knows that this lunch spot has traditionally been a key meetup spot for vendors to do business, netting the restaurant over $17k in daily sales. Now with 2 days left in the fundraising, it appears they might not make their goal. They have even thrown in a free deck of Hackers Against Humanity cards to help sweeten the pot.

Submission + - Can blocking access to a restaurant make a difference at RSA Conference? (crowdtilt.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The hacker group Vegas 2.0 is attempting to block all "paying conference attendees" from being able to have lunch at the Chevy's Resturant directly across street from Moscone Conference Center. This appears to be an attempt to bring awareness to the relationship RSA may have with the NSA in picking crypto for their products. Are these boycott attempts just silly or can blocking access to one of the few cheap lunch options in a city like San Francisco actually going to make a difference?

Submission + - U.S. Congress Proposes Loud Commercial Legislation (yahoo.com)

Hackajar writes: "Have you ever caught yourself running for the volume control when a TV commercial comes on? Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has, and is submitting legislation that would require TV Commercials in the U.S. to stay at volume levels similar to the programming they are associated with. FTA, "Right now, the government doesn't have much say in the volume of TV ads. It's been getting complaints ever since televisions began proliferating in the 1950s. But the FCC concluded in 1984 there was no fair way to write regulations controlling the "apparent loudness" of commercials.""

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