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oh my gosh, look what we have here: some links. bet you guys didn’t see that coming did you?

now aside from cnet stealing certain ideas from around here, they’re also reporting that pgp has announced full hard-drive encryption. thus making it harder for hackers to get in.

and as for copy protection required by federal law? pshhh, forget it. Them 0, Us 1.
the uk is on the right path, how long until we catch on?

laser keyboards are up there with the piano necktie [zinquaff]
a $14 steadicam? you can’t beat that when you DIY [john]
tell your pc to take a chill pill using dry ice
violins, speakers, and sounds oh my

two things left. one is important, the other is really important.
important: lego jewelry is available…do you dare make your own?
really important: next time we have ourselves a lazy afternoon (read: wednesday), the senate will be voting for the real id bill. this isn’t good (despite it’s flashy graphics and sim-card-esque features) because freedoms are limited (once again), so check this out: unreal id

Comments

  1. full hard disk encryption really has nothing to do with “hackers” getting in since most attacks are easily explained online while the user is logged in as administrator thus allowing their box to be manipulated at will bypassing the encryption all together.

    hard disk encryption is just dandy when you are travelling and are worried someone will steal your laptop and try to reveal its contents.

    hard disk encryption is pretty much useless against feds and their ilk.

    fud is a good marketing tool however.

    israel torres

  2. [Marshall] says:

    REAL I.D.?!?!?

    i refuse! CANADA HERE I COME!!

  3. tj says:

    This fear of a national ID is getting on my nerves.

    A unified national ID is a good thing. I almost laughed out loud reading the “What is Real ID” section on that site. Everything on it was either total crap, or is already possible with current IDs and credit cards.

    Nowhere on that site do I see the real information, like how making fake IDs will be next to impossible with all of the security features on the card, or how medical data can be stored on the card so paramedics won’t have to wait for your medical history to get sent in before they can treat you, a feature that is likely to save hundreds of lives a year.

    Or what about biometric data stored on the card, say for instance DNA sequencing, fingerprint, or an iris scan? Good luck making a fake ID when it needs to have the holder’s matching iris imprint stored on it.

    Even the RFID issue has been blown way out of proportion. Newer RFID systems will have challenge/response systems, passive RFID “sniffing” like what was put up here a few days ago won’t be possible with future (near future, since the feature already exists in some hardware) versions of the RFID technology.

    I once read a comment on slashdot about this issue that I think had to be one of the most intelligent things I have read on the internet:

    “If the internet was around when license plates were conceived, what would the reaction have been like then?”

    Some of you should think long and hard about that.

  4. andrew says:

    ahh but with the broadcastflag i hear its going to congress to be made into law because the ruling was just that the fcc overstepped their boundaries, so then once in law it would be a lot harder to overturn

  5. arh9623 says:

    Stop it allready with the 14$ ‘steadycam’. Yes it works somewhat, yes you’ll look like a dork. I mean after it was posted once, didn’t we all get the concept? People should be encouraged to read the archives. I want to see a diy stabilizer system, not a center of gravity mod. and yes I know if I really wanted one I would build it and post it here. But I don’t have time right now, or parts.
    I do read hackaday regulary

    sorry ’bout the spelling
    I’m on a treo 600
    andy

  6. Ken C says:

    This just in: Free software is cheaper than commercial software. Wow! How much did the UK pay for that study?

  7. Sean says:

    You want full hard drive encryption? CompuSec has been around for a long time, and it’s FREE! It has options to just protect at the bootloader level or encrypt the whole drive, and it runs on Windows and Linux! Very schnazzy.

  8. Brandon says:

    you complain that c|net is stealing ideas from you while you guys steal ideas (and posts) from Slashdot? Come on, get real.

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