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Comment Re:Chinese response (Score 1) 120

Create a series of honeypot servers containing the marketing material for your latest robotic grenade launchers

You don't even have to do that. Create a server with an open ssl port, covered by an kind of password you want. The Chinese will soon be there, recompiling your kernel to do all kinds of DNS hijinks.

Comment Re:MD5/SHA1's compromise? (Score 2) 188

I'm a mint user and I wasn't affected by it either. What do you think is going to happen, if your a mint user the page is going to reach out and grab your machine? It only affected one ISO and you would have had to down load it on the 20th. Then, you would have had to install the image. Simply being a mint user is meaningless.

Comment Re:This is big news, actually (Score 4, Informative) 583

I don't know about Ubuntu but the flavors of Linux I use most frequently don't appear to be connecting to anything other than the usual network services during a simple audit of network activity I've conducted; just the usual dns queries, web requests, smtp connections, time updates, etc. And I've walled them off completely they still boot normally, so, whatever.

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