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  • Aug 4th, 2014 @ 8:49am

    TOR isn't all bad

    The article is clear and well-stated.. I think that law enforcement can do more with observance than penetration of networks and that is absolutely the correct goal. When you develop penetration techniques they get shared and the tables turn every time... Whether or not everyone should be using TOR would be an interesting debate. If it protects consumers from marketers then it might be the right move... TOR can be improved upon as it has an obvious weakness that I think I can see pretty clearly. I think I could make it 1000 times harder to crack but I would never get the job, don't be surprised if they already have.

  • Aug 3rd, 2014 @ 1:12pm

    Re: Re: and you don't think they are working on it

    If a mathematics guys figures it out then everybody's drawers are on the ground... and there in lies the problem

  • Aug 3rd, 2014 @ 1:07pm

    Encryption is ineffective and so are passwords

    As long as a hacker has a stream they can decode it..if not today then years later which doesn't bode well for sensitive data and it just shows the USA is a willing information gifter.... passwords are weaker than encryption but it comes down to this... randomized data streams aren't enough complexity to guarantee security. Tough encryption can buy time if people are willing to make it mandatory, they don't. so the streams have to be made more complex and the answer might be mergers of streams and randomly structured packets because it's all about recognizable sequences... and the most important thing is not to have a compromised stream of data in the first place. Given that there is no need for encryption...I hear about denying access but is that enough? I think that quantum telecommunication locking is the future for integrity.

  • Aug 3rd, 2014 @ 12:54pm

    Monopoly is monopoly is monopoly

    There is no way for them to sugar coat this.... after they combine bad things will happen, far too many mergers are allowed in the first place... after they merge a team of people will be assembled to break them apart again

  • Jul 31st, 2014 @ 2:34pm

    Where it came from...

    You better listen to what he says, I know he got some of it from a DARPA research project and some from discussion but ultimately he has the expertise to make it work and I wouldn't bet against it....The theory holds water in the hands of the right people... I think that there is a lack of accountability on the commercialization of DARPA ideas that permeates through universities, businesses alike and there are some people being exploited albeit indirectly definitely.... I want the assets of US companies protected on the same note however and maybe this is the only way to get there.... If I could patent it and sell it myself I would