* Posts by Dan Hardiker

9 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007

InPhase finally to phase in holographic disk

Dan Hardiker

RE: Offical secrets act

I'm sure they'll be sent through the post unencrypted well before then.

Apple's Time Machine now works as advertised

Dan Hardiker

iTimeMachine works wonders

I've been using this for a while now, you can even use TimeMachine against a WebDAV drive.


Paranoid partners to get GPS snooper

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You're already doomed

If you have to resort to this, then you're in a failed relationship. Even if you find out your other half isn't getting their end away elsewhere, you have serious trust issues which need resolving.

Taking a different tact: most of the readers of El Reg are against the powers that be monitoring us, so unless we're hypocrites, we're hardly going to condone the covert surveillance of our loved ones by those that are supposed to trust them!

Samsung secures 2007 most inappropriate ad title

Dan Hardiker

So some people *do* look at the adverts!

I don't even notice them any more.

Canadian Taser death caught on camera

Dan Hardiker

You get it, even in a coma!

According to BBC news, you get tasered even for falling into a diabetic coma these days: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/7096456.stm

SexSearch.com gets off on user's underage romp

Dan Hardiker

Another use for ID Cards

I say another ... perhaps the only use?

Crypto boffins break car cypher

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If you want to steal a car ...

With the wide spread availability of guns -- surely just find the owner and get the key.

Flash: Public Wi-Fi even more insecure than previously thought

Dan Hardiker

Not just Google -- any session based site

There are many sites out there (I would list any where credentials are handed over SSL and then passed back through unencrypted channels) where this attack vector would exist ... and it's certainly not new. This has been around for many, many years.

Personally I use more than the session id for authentication where I can on repeat requests (specifically the remote IP address), but with the more prevalent use of NAT in large offices and on open WIFI networks (and the potential harder angle of spoofing) this has become less effective. Roll on IPv6!

I have been a long time advocate for anything where you need to login (and want to ensure your account is safe) being executed over SSL for the entirety of the visit.

Techies of Leeds unite

Dan Hardiker

GeekUp Manchester & Liverpool

There are other events up north happening monthly -- see www.geekup.org


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