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Comment Security concerns (Score 1) 327

This all networked car thing is a disaster waiting to happen. The basic idea that your car will make important decisions based on information sent by random strangers can only lead to a catastrophic failure.

What happens when someone sends a signal saying that there is a car stopped just in front of you in the highway? Your own car will stop suddenly, and you might get hurt in the process!

Of course, there will be some kind of authentication of the messages, but everycar has to be trusted by default for the system to be usefull. And we all know how easy it will be to extract the signing key from a given car and to spoof messages...

Comment Re:Speed versus complexity (Score 1) 406

You and the other poster seem to be forgetting ONE thing, which is nobody gives a shit how low the power draw is if it can't do what they want and what people WANT is MOAR, MOAR HD, MOAR games with MOAR graphics, MOAR MOAR MOAR.

As far as I'm concerned, I don't give a shit about how much I can do with my phone if it draws too much power. If the battery can not last at least ten hours on idle, a phone is just useless.

Comment Re:Forget computers, they're extraditing the perps (Score 1) 105

So after they do their time in the US they're going to be judged in each country where a machine was infected? That's fucking scary!

And if I have a website explaining people how to use TOR, and it turns out that explaining this is illegal in China or in North Korea, will I be extradited to those countries?

Comment Linux Falsh support has allways been shitty (Score 1) 404

Flash support for Linux has always been pretty bad. Most people switched to a 64-bit distro years ago, but Adobe has only supported flash on 64-bits Linux for 6 months... Sure there was a beta version available some time before, but security holes where not fixed in a very timely manner for the beta, so it was mostly useless. In fact things are just going back to normal.

Comment Re:the information has been PUBLICALLY presented.. (Score 1) 273

Moreover, the virus does not seem like a very good weapon to me as it is simply impossible to control or contain its propagation once released. This is the reason why modern armies do not use gas for instance.

The threat we are currently worried about is not a modern army, it's a bunch of crazy terrorists. They don't need to control the propagation.

Note: I'm not saying that we should be worried about terrorists plots, I'm just saying that, as a society, we are.

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