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Cracking OS X Lion Passwords

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Apple undermines decades of UNIX security by allowing unprivileged users access to hashes from the shadow file.

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September 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

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Pakistan trying to outlaw SSL

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Reports Claim That Pakistan Is Trying To Ban Encryption Under Telco Law.

And this at a time when they want to increase offshored labour for foreign companies. Bullet, meet foot.

Phil Zimmermann said it best in 1991: If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.

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July 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

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One-Third of iPhone Users Mistakenly Think They Have 4G

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34% of iPhone users are under the mistaken impression that they already have “4G” cellular technology on their devices.

Why? Because they have an iPhone 4.

Presumably these are the same people that think the iPad is a ‘Magical’ device as well…

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July 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire .NET programmers

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Don’t get me wrong: .NET on your resume isn’t an instant showstopper. But it will definitely raise questions during the phone screen

So what’s the moral of this whole story? Two things:

1. If you ever want to work in a startup, avoid .NET. It does you no favors.
2. If you are a startup looking to hire really excellent people, take notice of .NET on a resume, and ask why it’s there.

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March 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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iPhone attack reveals passwords in six minutes

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iPhone attack reveals passwords in six minutes:

Looks like Apple have been taking lessons in security from Sony

Note to Steve: Your ‘Military-Grade’ crypto means nothing if you derive the key solely from information already in the device…

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March 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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Google Android More Vulnerable Than IPhone, Antivirus Maker Says

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Google Android More Vulnerable Than IPhone, Antivirus Maker Says:

Steve Chang, chairman of Trend Micro makes this claim based on the fact that Android is open source…

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March 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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