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  • #11
    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post

    Then you shouldn't even be on this forum.

    You should have thrashed all your mobile phones and computers because everything from the GSM standard to the ARM hardware and the x86/x64 hardware can be backdoored.
    yeah right is everything is soo unsecure, why hasn't ISIS took over world communications?

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Sonadow View Post

      Then you shouldn't even be on this forum.

      You should have thrashed all your mobile phones and computers because everything from the GSM standard to the ARM hardware and the x86/x64 hardware can be backdoored.
      Yes, let's completely ignore there's a problem in the fundamental principle of how hardware is created and sold. Let's all put on our "everything is fine" masks and be happy little customers.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Almindor View Post

        Yes, let's completely ignore there's a problem in the fundamental principle of how hardware is created and sold. Let's all put on our "everything is fine" masks and be happy little customers.
        well the problem is this, is open source really more secure that proprietary software? one will tend to think that yes, but on the other hand there are some examples that is not always like that , one being WPA2 encryption vulnerability which windows was mostly unaffected.
        Last edited by Kayote; 03-21-2019, 11:03 PM.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
          Then you shouldn't even be on this forum.

          You should have thrashed all your mobile phones and computers because everything from the GSM standard to the ARM hardware and the x86/x64 hardware can be backdoored.
          Somebody died and made you forum boss? You haven't a clue what the purpose of free software is, do you? You think the only purpose is to avoid backdoors.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
            I'm being sacarstic. Of course I know about that. It's just downright aggrevating that only two USB 80211ac chipsets are compatible with a mainline kernel when there are more than 30 out there and we are moving on to 80211ax.
            Neither of which have open firmware (Qualcomm does have third party firmware from Candela Tech but they signed an NDA with Qualcomm) so neither will ever go into the whitelist of the FSF.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Kayote View Post

              well the problem is this, is open source really more secure that proprietary software? one will tend to think that yes, but on the other hand there are some examples that is not always like that , one being WPA2 encryption vulnerability which windows was mostly unaffected.
              The main difference is that opensource is easier to audit, and it can be fixed by anyone interested (that has the resources to do so), not just the manufacturer. That WPA2 encryption vulnerability was rapidly fixed in any device running OpenWrt for example while any device on stock firmware is not going to receive any patch for it and will still be used for a long time.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                Things aren't any better on the M.2 / PCIe side as well. The only 80211ac M2/PCIe chipsets that are reliably compatible with a mainline kernel are Intel and Qualcomm, and they make up only half the market.
                ... And Intel chipsets even have some stupid subtle firmware restriction preventing them from being Access Point in the 5 GHz bands. This basically leaves Qualcomm as being the only truly useful chipsets.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by Kayote View Post

                  yeah right is everything is soo unsecure, why hasn't ISIS took over world communications?
                  Getting electricity inside a cave is a pain in the ass?

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by Kayote View Post

                    yeah right is everything is soo unsecure, why hasn't ISIS took over world communications?
                    Terrorists are not used to take over the world but to influence it by fear.

                    Those that took over world communications are those same government agencies that cry buckets of tears about end-to-end encryption in applications, and about how that is bad for "national security", or those in other nations where they mandate back doors or full access for themselves everywhere.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by Kayote View Post

                      yeah right is everything is soo unsecure, why hasn't ISIS took over world communications?
                      You are talking about those guys who run a Gun&Coran camp on the sides of the Euphrates river ? That's all that remains of their "caliphate", and not for long. "Go Syrian Democratic Forces"

                      Those backdoors are made for NSA, not Daesh. And national "security" agencies have much more manpower than terrorist organizations (and they have a much higher level).

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