• Re: fucking chinese ballo

    From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to n4tive on Mon Feb 6 18:03:00 2023
    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: n4tive to MRO on Mon Feb 06 2023 06:36 am

    I ain't no Trump fan. But I agree, he would've ordered it to bet shot down i

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  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Digital Man on Sat Feb 11 23:15:00 2023
    Open source doesn't mean *anyone* can make changes (e.g. adding bugs or intentional vulnerabilities) - but it does mean that *anyone* can thoroughly analyze the source code and report issues and even suggest fixes. --

    And there are organizations of volunteers and researchers doing this constantly.

    There will always be security vulnerabilities; security is transient.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to esc on Sun Feb 12 09:19:00 2023
    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: esc to Digital Man on Sat Feb 11 2023 11:15 pm

    Open source doesn't mean *anyone* can make changes (e.g. adding bugs or intentional vulnerabilities) - but it does mean that *anyone* can thoroughly analyze the source code and report issues and even suggest fixes. --

    And there are organizations of volunteers and researchers doing this constan

    There will always be security vulnerabilities; security is transient.

    Volunteers and researchers will change by volume the older a product gets and also depending on "new and cool" factor. After buying a Raspberry Pi, I
    needed another single board computer and the Pine Rock64 fit the bill. When
    it first came out in 2017-2018 there were loads of distros written for it. As time went by, several distros weren't being updated. Luckily Armbian kept updating their repositories. I ran into an video player issue afterupgrading to a newer image file, then learned the issue was related to the newer
    kernal. I rolled back to the last image they made, then performed a distro upgrade without inheriting the problem.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Mon Feb 13 08:52:00 2023
    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: Nightfox to Gamgee on Sun Feb 12 2023 10:09 am

    Re: Re: fucking chinese balloon
    By: Gamgee to MRO on Sun Feb 12 2023 09:09 am

    But I would imaging that it is hard to hide the functionality
    of "master key" in open-source code.

    dude, opensource has been a security risk since it's been open
    source.

    Years ago, I was looking for a job and I had a job interview at one company t trust because, since it's open-source, he thought anyone could go in and p e it works well and is secure.

    Nightfox


    Windows has made great advances regarding locking it down. The last time I read about the pwn it to own competition, the hackers were going for
    unpatched software exploits rather than exploits in the OS (regardless of platform.)

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to esc on Sat Feb 11 11:01:43 2023
    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: esc to MRO on Fri Feb 03 2023 11:51 pm

    Don't you guys find it pathetic that there's a fucking ballon
    floating in the usa and the military says they can't get it?

    We have no idea what's contained in the balloon :)

    Like a small tactial nuke or a emp device. But in all reality every big kid goverment on the block has been doing this type of stuff for years. Baloons , U2 , sr-71 we could go on and on about the Spy Game..... :)


    BrokenMind

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Moondog on Tue Feb 14 17:11:53 2023
    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: Moondog to MRO on Tue Feb 14 2023 10:48 am

    Re: Re: fucking chinese ballo
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Mon Feb 13 2023 05:52 pm


    There people that blindly believe something and then there's facts.
    open source not safer than closed source if you look at the big picture. it's not safe if people don't do their part as contributers and members of t

    Well said. In either system there are a core group of people doing product support. In closed source, you're assured a certain level of support because the developers on the project are assigned to the project. I n open source th e developers are there out of dedication, and may come and go depending on interest in the project.

    There are quite a lot of developers that are *paid* (full-time job money) to work on open source projects.
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