Profanity filter? Old news!
The "TV Guardian" set-top box would monitor the closed-caption text and mute the audio (and replace the text) when naughty words were spoken.
But I did love the basket-o-kittens option.
6 posts • joined 4 Jan 2008
Perhaps I'm not getting it, but it seems to me if someone actually paid the ransom (as distasteful as that would be) having the unencryption code would make unraveling the key fairly simple. Wouldn't that wind up being cheaper than all the man-and-computer hours involved in brute-forcing the beast?
Just deleting data willy-nilly? How very low-rent. The trick is to introduce a small amount of random corruption (say, transposing a couple of digits in a numeric field so it looks like a keying error) slowly, over a long period, so by the time it's discovered (which will hopefully be about they time they're migrating the data to a new system altogether) it's far to late to do anything about it, and none of the audits will ever match out.
Not that I'd do anything like that.
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