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Comment Re:So let's change the algorithm. (Score 2, Insightful) 170

Correct: the attack here is:

Take big Site with thousands of user, many using thier (sorta) "real names".
Permute these names with some known big email provider hostnames.
Send them all some spam.

It does not really matter if 90% of those emailadresses are incorrect, the rest will hit.

I would not do the MD5 validation thing, why should I?

Comment Re:Get a Mac (Score 1) 932

That's exactly the way I did it, I stopped sopprting windows for _any one_ in 2002. It was way better afterwards.
Questions about windwows only get a "yeah that sure sucks when it happens, doesn't it....." answer.

My wife,her mom and my sister all switched to ubuntu (allthough in 2006), I spezificaly told them only to use software installed with sysnaptic. "You don't want anything else"

Works very good.

Sun Microsystems

Submission + - ZFS will offer a new level of Data Protection

widhalmt writes: "According to a blog posting by Richard Elling, a further release of Suns ZFS Filesystem will introduce a technique called "ditto blocks" which will allow to automatically copy data within one storage device or meta device.

As you can set this per filesystem one can create one large metadevice out of e.g. many Raid devices and create "low security" filesystems without ditto blocks and and "high security" filesystems with instant copies spread over the different raid arrays. Even if one whole Raid Array fails, the filesystem with ditto blocks enabled will still work as normal.

This adds further levels of data protection to really important data as well as more granularity to chose how "secure" your data should be.

Some Maths about what combination of raidlevels and copy levels is best suited for your needs can be found within the posting linked above."

Submission + - Finally, procfs for Mac OS X

An anonymous reader writes: Have a burning desire to browse processes as files on your Mac like you can on most UNIX type systems? Amit Singh over at the Mac OS X Internals site has released an open source procfs filesystem for OS X. The implementation uses Google's MacFUSE which brought all the goodness of user filesystems to Mac earlier this year. In addition to things like Mach task and thread info, virtual memory, ports etc... The procfs also shows motionsensor and lightsensor data so you can simply cat these files to get sensor readings. Just like on Linux. There's also code to show TPM chip info. Cool! PS: didn't know kernel is pid 0 :)

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