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Bsmith

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  1. Agree
    Bsmith reacted to BuckGup in Apple's brand   
    A couple years after Steve died everything has been going to shit
  2. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from DimasRMDO in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    people usually don't see the difference between white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers, you are learning to be a white hat currently(someone that hacks with permission and to gain money) which basically is digital security.
  3. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from Mutoh in Tek Syndicate pretty much ded   
    drama within the team and the actual mind behind everything leaving them.
    Wendell had all knowledge and a background, where as most others where more personalities then people with knowledge, they could host pretty well but that was it.
  4. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from GDRRiley in Tek Syndicate pretty much ded   
    drama within the team and the actual mind behind everything leaving them.
    Wendell had all knowledge and a background, where as most others where more personalities then people with knowledge, they could host pretty well but that was it.
  5. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from marten.aap2.0 in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    people usually don't see the difference between white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers, you are learning to be a white hat currently(someone that hacks with permission and to gain money) which basically is digital security.
  6. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from MrDrWho13 in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    people usually don't see the difference between white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers, you are learning to be a white hat currently(someone that hacks with permission and to gain money) which basically is digital security.
  7. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from r4tch3t in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    people usually don't see the difference between white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers, you are learning to be a white hat currently(someone that hacks with permission and to gain money) which basically is digital security.
  8. Like
    Bsmith got a reaction from Joelw2003 in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    people usually don't see the difference between white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers, you are learning to be a white hat currently(someone that hacks with permission and to gain money) which basically is digital security.
  9. Informative
    Bsmith got a reaction from VegetableStu in Does LTT actually make money from youtube red/premium?   
    yes they do, they get a very small amount of money from people that watch their content while having youtube red.
     
    Before my old shit channel got demonetized I got around $0.01 total(!) from 2-3 youtube red viewers, without having any content on youtube red specifically.
  10. Funny
    Bsmith reacted to DildorTheDecent in Why do people care so much about the UK Royal Wedding?   
    Because a ginger has finally done it.
     
    It's easily the greatest human achievement of all time.
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    Bsmith got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Does Taran's hotkeys actually improve his efficiency in editing?   
    more, probably not, but more consistent in quality and general time taken yes, we also shouldn't forget that the complexity of the video(and the amount of shots used) also come into play, from something simple like this 


    to monstrosities like this
    https://twitter.com/TaranVH/status/903480732563021824
     
     
  12. Like
    Bsmith reacted to Crunchy Dragon in Linus' favoritee socks   
    -Thread locked-
     
    Material is better suited to a status update.
  13. Informative
    Bsmith reacted to Christophe Corazza in Sheriff from Mississippi caught abusing (phone)tracking service   
    Tapping calls is one thing, tracking someone and misusing the obtained information is obviously another one.
    Since I live in Belgium, I can only tell you about that: the national security agency needs to have the permission of a commission of 3 magistrates and the tapping is always under surveillance of an investigating judge.
    However, only the content of the conversation is registered. Positional data and alike are, as far as I know, not tracked.
     
    I assume that you can read dutch? 
    This is the current situation here: Afgeluisterd? Misschien komt u het nooit te weten
  14. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Techlinked not on Floatplane   
    it might be due to tech linked being news related, thus having a shorter release schedule
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    Bsmith got a reaction from GDRRiley in Sheriff from Mississippi caught abusing (phone)tracking service   
    I believe with the original Snowden leaks there was evidence of that happening within the NSA, so not the first time and probably impossible to stop it with current laws regarding privacy in the US.
  16. Informative
    Bsmith got a reaction from VegetableStu in Nine Inch Nails to fight ticket bots by not selling tickets online   
    That is something which is already a thing in some countries(the Uk and Netherlands so far I'm aware) and depending on the organizer/venue there might even be a separate market place for people that have to sell their tickets for whatever reason, with a set limit on the max price(~10% max above original price) while keeping everything bound to a persons Identification Card/passport, other organizations use the ID/passport verification, but don't allow them to be sold at all against scalpers, not even a managed market place.
  17. Informative
    Bsmith got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Sheriff from Mississippi caught abusing (phone)tracking service   
    A US (ex)sheriff has been caught abusing a tracking service, while on duty, without warrant to track multiple people including a judge and other police officers.
    Said sheriff however has been fired since, due to a unrelated case where a inmate has died, but earlier has been charged with forging of documents and similar cases.
     
    Although this might be a isolated case where it's just a single individual abusing his powers, it is still slightly worrying about how potent those programs are and how easy it is for them to use these services without warrant.
     
     
    The article also goes on about possible implications within the law and how it is possible for the company to have access to all this data without problems, which is legally allowed up to the point where they can even sell location data without issues, it however is a vague situation since they are also legally obliged to protect costumer's personal information and location data falls within a grey area, whether it is or isn't considered personal information that they can(and probably will) sell.
     
     
    It also opens up the dialogue on how well companies like Securus or isps do actually check warrants to see if they are legal, since in this situation the tracking was done without legal permission or use of warrants that forced them to give access to said locations.
     
     
    Although Securus only operates within the USA and it (so far I'm aware) is one of the few modern nations where it is allowed to sell information from your costumers to a third party, I find it pretty concerning that it is possible for people to have access to things like this without the decent checks being carried out.
    But I guess this will just be another small drop in the bucket of questionable practices within the United States; of course tools like this have benefits in search and rescue situations, although then it still has to be carried out the proper way, something that here hasn't been the case.
     
    source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/cellphone-tracking-law-enforcement.html
  18. Informative
    Bsmith got a reaction from ARikozuM in Photocopiers save files from copy actions, without encryption   
    The big old office photocopier, which company doesn't have them?
    Well, it might be an idea for companies to set up a policy around them, because photocopiers store a digital file of everything they copy, without encryption or any other security measures, unless you get the "upgrade".
     
    The possibility to wipe drives is there of course and judging by this scenario, that $500 sounds to more then worth it, especially if you work with information regarding drug criminals or medical information from people.
     
    The fact that those copiers can just be bought from auctions without hassle even though they have been from police departments or insurance companies like the case has been in this research, to make matters worse these copiers even go to different continents when sold, who knows what happens there to them. 
     
    source:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/digital-photocopiers-loaded-with-secrets/
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    Bsmith got a reaction from wkdpaul in Photocopiers save files from copy actions, without encryption   
    whoops! looks like I forgot to check dates after this popped up on my twitter timeline
    thanks for moving it!
  20. Informative
    Bsmith got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in Photocopiers save files from copy actions, without encryption   
    The big old office photocopier, which company doesn't have them?
    Well, it might be an idea for companies to set up a policy around them, because photocopiers store a digital file of everything they copy, without encryption or any other security measures, unless you get the "upgrade".
     
    The possibility to wipe drives is there of course and judging by this scenario, that $500 sounds to more then worth it, especially if you work with information regarding drug criminals or medical information from people.
     
    The fact that those copiers can just be bought from auctions without hassle even though they have been from police departments or insurance companies like the case has been in this research, to make matters worse these copiers even go to different continents when sold, who knows what happens there to them. 
     
    source:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/digital-photocopiers-loaded-with-secrets/
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    Bsmith got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Photocopiers save files from copy actions, without encryption   
    The big old office photocopier, which company doesn't have them?
    Well, it might be an idea for companies to set up a policy around them, because photocopiers store a digital file of everything they copy, without encryption or any other security measures, unless you get the "upgrade".
     
    The possibility to wipe drives is there of course and judging by this scenario, that $500 sounds to more then worth it, especially if you work with information regarding drug criminals or medical information from people.
     
    The fact that those copiers can just be bought from auctions without hassle even though they have been from police departments or insurance companies like the case has been in this research, to make matters worse these copiers even go to different continents when sold, who knows what happens there to them. 
     
    source:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/digital-photocopiers-loaded-with-secrets/
  22. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from r2724r16 in One Serious Question   
    I doubt it, but for that you would need to check warranties from the product and the rules of the store and what not, we can't answer this although we can predict a "no"
  23. Agree
    Bsmith got a reaction from Kamjam21xx in One Serious Question   
    I doubt it, but for that you would need to check warranties from the product and the rules of the store and what not, we can't answer this although we can predict a "no"
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    Bsmith got a reaction from LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo in One Serious Question   
    I doubt it, but for that you would need to check warranties from the product and the rules of the store and what not, we can't answer this although we can predict a "no"
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    Bsmith reacted to LinusTech in [deleted]   
    stigma
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