Telegram, Signal, .. any messaging platform?
Far-fetched? Well, someone who uses gmail can mail to someone using outlook or his ISP's mail. Utter magic!
30 posts • joined 26 Oct 2014
Better state of mind for everybody: Do not touch other's computers. Useful quotes:
"I do not repair your car, and I do not repair your computer" / "If you clean my house, I'll repair your computer"
"You can consider to go back to Windows factory settings. You will get a fresh computer"
"Buy a new computer", and since some time "Buy a chromebook"
In case of wifi problems: "Call your ISP"
" it is very hard to get hold of IPv4 addresses unless you go to one of the grey markets where they cost significantly more than IPv6 addresses;"
It is not very hard to buy IPv4 addresses; going rate is about 10-20 per IPv4.
But it is very hard to implement IPv6 in an IPv4-only ISP: routers, CPE's, DHCP, management systems, legal intercept, monitoring tools, manuals, helpdesk, tutorials.
'"The market has moved to walled gardens instead of open platforms," he (=Granryd) said' ... really? I would say the pre-smartphone era, when the telco's were still in charge, was as open as North-Korea.
And the telco still want "revenue sharing, or else!" with the else meaning throttling and walls.
"most users won't bother."
Exactly: The powned IoT-devices are only annoying / devastating to others. Not to the owner. Just like a successful parasite should be: it should use the host, not kill the host.
So the real solution is not harvesting bitcoins (like the linked article says), but inflicting pain on the owner. The owner's ISP could do that by blocking the customer, but probably won't. Maybe white-hat-hackers can disable the vulnerable IoT-devices, so that the owner feels the pain and takes action.
"British drivers may need to have their passports stamped at border crossings in the future". Sure! And maybe British drivers may need to bribe the border officials. And maybe British cars will get thoroughly inspected with dogs and mirrors and other detectors. And maybe there well be a black market for Euro-Pound exchange.
Flash-back to entering the USSR / DDR?
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