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Comment Telnet? (Score 1) 52

It never ceases to amaze me when I read about such exploitable devices only to find out that the exploitable service should not exist in any way shape or form on the device to begin with. Telnet? Telnet? It's like the people designing these things are all proud that they got Linux up and running on it on only their fifth try, and the watched then movie Hackers as a reference for configuring it.

Comment Wish they'd looked into this sooner (Score 3, Insightful) 76

When I was a kid back in late 80's early 90's, I was constantly listening to Megadeth on my Walkman with the volume cranked up all the way. I paid the price for that. Now in my adult life people get frustrated when I can't hear them. I can easily trace the decline in my hearing back to my Walkman days. As near as I can tell, no one at the time thought it was serious matter at all.

I still listen to Megadeth though.

Comment Seriously? (Score 1) 116

So the way I understand this is that the potentially damaging issues happens within BootCamp itself which Apple makes and provides the audio driver and this is before you boot into Windows and therefore Linux also? I am going to sum up the paragraph I could otherwise write: how do you fuck that up?

Comment Good. (Score 1) 251

This sort of bullshit will inevitably lead to better privacy tools. Thanks government of Great Britain for not being able to see 12 months ahead. I'll bet a lot of officials grinned ear to ear over this will high-fiving each other, "We've got them now!". I just wish I could be there for the egg on face moment.

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