* Posts by Fritz Whittington

2 posts • joined 12 Jun 2007

Quick-charging electric cars could be round the corner

Fritz Whittington

$300,000 for a plain-jane family sedan? Get serious!

At that price, they won't have to worry about overloading the grid, since they won't sell more than 5.

Windows recovery loophole lets hackers in

Fritz Whittington

This is NOT an error

Short of disk-level encryption, or similar HDD scrambling schemes, you really can't prevent this if you give the attacker physical access to the hardware. You can remove the HDD, you can boot systems like Linux, you can zero CMOS memory to bypass power-up passwords, all sorts of ways. You can't hold the OS responsible until it's booted (and the install version is not the full OS).

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