RIP Dan, your spirit was rare. His response, "not only would that have been morally wrong, he didn't want his mom to have to visit him in prison" was what set him apart from, if not above, most of his peers. You, and your skills, will be missed.
Posts by GeekyDee
36 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Aug 2018
Computer security world in mourning over death of Dan Kaminsky, aged 42
Belgian cops crack down on encrypted phone network Sky ECC in 200 overnight raids as firm denies criminal ties
Re: 17 tonnes?
As a loose tea loving person, I kept a small jar of Gunpowder Green Tea on my desk at work. Every once in a while a "friend" in security would send a newbie by to investigate it. We had a hot water heater (89C) in the break area that was great for tea. Love that tea, but it does look a bit, off?
Calls for 'right to repair' electronics laws grow louder across Europe
Base IP on Tech lifespan?
So, you say your gear is obsolete after 2 years? I guess your patent should only last that long. New fridges and major appliances going out after 3 years (real world anecdotes -brother had a washer last 3 years, washer and fridge lasted a little loner at ~4.5)? Maybe we should put an environmental tax on planned obsolescence, with the money refunded (pro-rated) to the consumers who bought the trash, er, items when turned in for recycling (tied to serial numbers to prevent theft). The ability to repair can extend the lifespan of items many times over.
Data protection scofflaws failed to pay £2m in fines from UK watchdog – and 68% of penalties are still outstanding
Lee Kun-hee, who transformed Samsung into a global electronics titan, dies at 78
'This was bigger than GNOME and bigger than just this case.' GNOME Foundation exec director talks patent trolls and much, much more
First analysts, now YouTubers put you on blast. Do you A) take it on the chin or B) up fire up the DMCA-o-tron?
AT&T’s CEO has a solution to US broadband woes despite billions sunk into the problem. You’ll never guess what it is
If the Solar System's 'Planet Nine' is actually a small black hole, here's how we could detect it... wait, what?
CEO of motherboard maker MSI dies after plunging from headquarters' seventh-floor
Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers
Frenchman scores €50k compensation for suffering 'bore-out' at work after bosses gave him 'menial' tasks
IBM blames 'external' network provider, incorrect routing, traffic flood for its two-hour cloud outage
California bigwigs rule Uber, Lyft dial-a-ride drivers are employees, not contractors
Re: I know many people who work so-called "gig economy" jobs here in California.
they just need to sharpen the teeth of tax evasion and insurance fraud. I know of 2 people that love driving and don't pay their employer taxes or other required paperwork. One still drives, the other totaled his car and the insurer wouldn't cover any part of the vehicular damage due to the insured's saying he didn't drive for others. Too bad for him he committed fraud. Too many want to get rich quick and avoid taxes; maybe someone should create a service that takes their pay and takes their taxes out for the proper agencies?
It could be 'five to ten years' before the world finally drags itself away from IPv4
disable IPv4 at your router, fiddle with all your connected devices. How many still work? This is nothing more than the digital television debacle part 2 :(
ps I have found I will need to replace both televisions, 8 computers, 4 laptops, 1 printer, and not even going to attempt the connecting of the trash-80 coupler to the mess... All these wonderful promises, very little delivery after the changeover (I get 1 OTA channel now v. 5-7 before the digital switch); the solution? Buy all new devices! Think of the boost to the world (Chinese) economy! Get off my LAN! mumblegrumble
OnePlus to disable camera colour feature with pervy tendencies in latest flagship smartphone
UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence
Your Agile-built IT platform was 'terrible', Co-Op Insurance chief complained to High Court
Google reveals the wheels almost literally fell off one of its cloudy server racks
Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook for *checks notes* up to £266bn
Now Internet Society told to halt controversial .org sale… by its own advisory council: 'You misread the community mindset around dot-org'
It's Becoming Messy: Judge says IBM's request to shut down age-discrimination lawsuit should be rejected
Fake Google robocallers hit with $3.4m fine – but it turns out that the joke's on you
Oracle asks Supremes to snub Google's Java API copyright protest – and have a nice cuppa tea, instead
Russia: The hole in the ISS Soyuz lifeboat – was it the crew wot dunnit?
Safari, Edge fans: Is that really the website you think you're visiting? URL spoof bug blabbed
Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)
Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case
'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway
Re: GPS location on the router home page.
The first bit should be easy. It's usually the latter (and tracking all of them together) where it get tricky.
Easy, seed with long passcode through a proper algorithm using the serial number/device name/etc. and spit out a somewhat secure password, not the greatest but better than default and easily tracked down/ recreated if needed