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Comment Re:You have to know how to secure a Windows 10 PC (Score 1) 982

You have to force the complete shutdown to mount the windows partitions in Linux, the shared data partition is formatted in NTFS for use in Windows and Linux. So even to read the partition you have to force the complete shutdown. I don't always have it mounted, but I keep my movies and music on there so I can have easy access from both, so it can be a problem when I forget because I lose the time to shutdown Linux boot back to windows, force the complete shutdown and then boot back into Linux.

Comment Re:Videophiles got ruined by clever, evil marketin (Score 1) 103

I was referring more to the fact that the AC said not even temporarily, it very much can. I agree that technically it is not burn in, but it looks like it and searching "LCD burn in" will give you the most results on how to get rid of it faster. Plus on the off chance it is permanent, not probable but not impossible, then it's burn in.

Comment Re:Videophiles got ruined by clever, evil marketin (Score 1) 103

About #4, LCD's most certainly do have burn in. For whatever reason one day when I closed the lid to my laptop the monitor didn't shut off, 2 days later when I opened it again the image that was on the screen had been burned in. Granted it quickly (within a couple of hours) fixed itself with normal usage, it still happened. I believed as you did that LCD's don't burn in, but do some research on it and you will find that it does happen and is almost never permanent.

Comment Re:You have to know how to secure a Windows 10 PC (Score 1) 982

I did not affect my linux partitions when I upgraded form 7, grub was still there and everything was fine. It's not bad, it functions fine, but I regret upgrading. Windows 7 was much faster to boot and be usable and I didn't have to worry about making sure that I did a complete shutdown "shutdown /f something something i forget(I made a batch script for it)" to make sure I could access the shared data storage partition in linux. That is how they get those fast boot times, it doesn't completely shut down. Booting back into Windows after the complete shutdown takes fucking forever, and then you still have to wait for it to load all the other bullshit before it's usable. IMO stay with Windows 7 unless you have needs that only 10 can cover.

Submission + - Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

swillden writes: There's been a lot of discussion of what, exactly, is meant by the Apple announcement about iOS8 device encryption, and the subsequent announcement by Google that Android L will enable encryption by default. Two security researchers tackled these questions in blog posts:

Matthew Green tackled iOS encryption, concluding that at bottom the change really boils down to applying the existing iOS encryption methods to more data. He also reviews the iOS approach, which uses Apple's "Secure Enclave" chip as the basis for the encryption and guesses at how it is that Apple can say it's unable to decrypt the devices. He concludes, with some clarification from a commenter, that Apple really can't (unless you use a weak password which can be brute-forced, and even then it's hard).

Nikolay Elenkov looks into the preview release of Android "L". He finds that not only has Google turned encryption on by default, but appears to have incorporated hardware-based security as well, to make it impossible (or at least much more difficult) to perform brute force password searches off-device.

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