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Neal Harrington
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It seems the Debian update servers are down at the moment - does anyone have any info on why?

http://mirror.debian.org/status.html

Unhelpfully the error given on the command line is that the service can't be reached by IPv6 - when it has actually timed out on the IPv4 address before failing on IPv6. On a box with no IPv6 this sent me on an interesting diversion before I realized the actual source of the problem.

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Importing your existing GPG key into a Yubikey Neo using Linux
The Yubikey Neo is a very interesting piece of kit. It can generate secure passwords on the press of a button via a USB connection or by swiping over a NFC sensor. This allows it to be used as a second factor authentication for a variety of websites and ser...
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Excellent tech podcast, well worth a listen if you enjoy an eclectic mix of current news with random discussions of sometimes mind meltingly complex but always cool stuff that has caught the attention of +Ben Morse and friends.
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More from one of the biggest sages of our age. Warning: this may make you extremely sad but at the same time also strangely content and happy.
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Part one of a very moving and thought provoking interview with Terry Pratchett. Definitely worth a watch.
Terry Pratchett is one of my biggest heroes. As far as human beings go, this man is pretty much as good as they come.
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Yay! Now any smartphone app with access to the phones motion sensor (eg most games that react to the way you are holding the phone) can deduce your passwords...

I can't imagine it is very accurate however since people unlock their phones a dozen times a day it probably does not need to be for that pin. Online logins are probably safer as the logger will not know what sites you are entering passwords for (without other exploits) but there are privacy implications if it gets accurate enough to "read" messages as you are typing them...
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OK now QR codes can have a logo in them - makes them seem less opaque even though they could still redirect you anywhere... Definitely better for marketing and brand awareness than an anonymous QR code.
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Wil Wheaton in a QR code. Oh boy... However this did remind me of +Ben Morse 's idea for generating QR codes with logo's imbedded in the patterns. Guess there is enough error correction in a QR code to survive having the middle obscured, if so I'm surprised there are not more examples of this about.
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Researchers release batch of back doors, hard coded passwords, unencrypted access, plain text password exploits on critical systems infrastructure devices. This industry definitely needs a wakeup call (assuming Stuxnet didn't do that already) but these attacks will be exploited to a greater or lesser extent. Given the number of devices in use there is no way they can be patched/replaced in a reasonable time frame.
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