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Doktor Howl

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Things that inspire paranoia.
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:35:40 pm »
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Re: Things that inspire paranoia.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 12:04:36 am »
https://apnews.com/4e57a0cff03de2198a0cf7b12665132f

This looks like a head-fake.
If they reported that security flaw, it likely means that they're holding a better one (or several) in reserve.  Either this one is too easily exploited by the Other Guys, and they didn't want the competition, or, possibly, it was deemed worth spending this exploit in exchange for political capital.

Sort of like when the mob helps you secure your house against cat-burglars.
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Re: Things that inspire paranoia.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 04:29:17 am »
https://apnews.com/4e57a0cff03de2198a0cf7b12665132f

This looks like a head-fake.
If they reported that security flaw, it likely means that they're holding a better one (or several) in reserve.  Either this one is too easily exploited by the Other Guys, and they didn't want the competition, or, possibly, it was deemed worth spending this exploit in exchange for political capital.

Sort of like when the mob helps you secure your house against cat-burglars.

Or they're installing one.
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Dunning-Krueger out of control
(Girl, look at that gross margin)"
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Re: Things that inspire paranoia.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:18:04 am »
https://apnews.com/4e57a0cff03de2198a0cf7b12665132f

This looks like a head-fake.
If they reported that security flaw, it likely means that they're holding a better one (or several) in reserve.  Either this one is too easily exploited by the Other Guys, and they didn't want the competition, or, possibly, it was deemed worth spending this exploit in exchange for political capital.

Sort of like when the mob helps you secure your house against cat-burglars.

Or they're installing one.

Oof. OOF.
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Re: Things that inspire paranoia.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 01:24:52 am »
https://apnews.com/4e57a0cff03de2198a0cf7b12665132f

This looks like a head-fake.
If they reported that security flaw, it likely means that they're holding a better one (or several) in reserve.  Either this one is too easily exploited by the Other Guys, and they didn't want the competition, or, possibly, it was deemed worth spending this exploit in exchange for political capital.

Sort of like when the mob helps you secure your house against cat-burglars.

Or they're installing one.

Oof. OOF.

You might be paranoid, but you're not paranoid ENOUGH.  :lulz:
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Dunning-Krueger out of control
(Girl, look at that gross margin)"
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Evil doesn't work without good people. Good people will do the most repugnant, nasty shit for what they think are "the right reasons"