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Comment Re:cacert.org? (Score 5, Informative) 97

cacert.org is not trusted by Windows, OS X, Mozilla, and others where Let's Encrypt will be thanks to a crossed sign cert. cacert.org's root certificate is also using md5 still so it's unlikely that it's current root cert ever will or should be trusted. lets encrypt will do all of the work of creating and renewing certificates with the use of their command line tool.

Comment Re:How's this affect StingRay(tm)s (Score 2) 27

There's two types of attacks. One is a fake tower the other is just listening in/relay of signal to a real tower with out any funny business. The change T-mobile is making will help prevent the later but the downgrade attack will still work. As long as the device supports the insecure standards the fake towers will work for downgrade attacks (assuming they prevent you from connecting to a better tower).

Comment Re:Please post Tape backup ref (Score 1) 983

I should have done a bit more looking around before I posted my other comment. If you want to drop a crazy amount of money you can get a Oracle tape drive. The T10000 T2 tapes hold 8.5TB uncompressed however it's unclear if you can buy one drive or how much one costs. http://www.oracle.com/us/produ... http://www.oracle.com/us/produ...

Comment Re:Do Canadian credit cards for sub $10? (Score 1) 248

Credit card processing has fees attached to it. Many smaller shops tend to have a large flat transaction fee and some percent. if you charge $.50 on your credit card it might cost $.11 in fees meaning the merchant only gets $.39 for the $.50 worth of goods from a $.10 transaction fee + 3%. There are some processors out there that only charge a percent as far as I can tell like square.

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