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GSM encryption crack made public

GSM encryption crack made public

Posted Jan 7, 2010 18:51 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
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Also you can't trust the government either way. If your involved in legal difficulties then what you say can easily be taken out of context and used against you. With the laws in the country so massively out of control a normal executive violates criminal federal a minimal of several times a year just doing normal business.

For example; Doing something, like, transporting dentures (like what old people use in their mouths) across state lines, is a federal offense and is prosecutable with a fine and even jail.

The chances of the government picking up on something and throwing you in jail or a dishonest person in government using something against you is very likely if you do end up being a target.

So no. I definitely meant to protect yourself form your own government and from your own telco.

Not also to forget that people tend to travel and your cell phone will automatically latch onto pretty much anything. So you are very unlikely to actually know what telephone company your going through and if your travelling internationally then it can be controlled by a wide verity of different governments. If your on a business trip in Asia and your in a country like China were the government runs the businesses and they work together.. how much do you want to have to trust their infrastructure?

That is to say, if you don't care that your shit is unsafe then you shouldn't care if GSM encryption sucks. If you _DO_ care that GSM encryption sucks then you should definitely not forget that the entire infrastructure is a huge pile of crap when it comes to security.

If your going to be paranoid then you might as well do it right.

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GSM encryption crack made public

Posted Jan 8, 2010 4:42 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

So, what you're saying is: this is roughly like going to the Security Theater, and then complaining that the Milk Duds are stale.

Got it. ;-)

GSM encryption crack made public

Posted Jan 8, 2010 23:14 UTC (Fri) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

> transporting dentures (like what old people use in their mouths) across state lines, is a federal offense

What? Really? Cite please?

Federal denture crime

Posted Jan 9, 2010 0:01 UTC (Sat) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

That would be -- tadaa! -- the Federal Denture Act (18 USC 1821, enacted in 1942 and amended in 1996 and 2002). You may be relieved to hear that the penalty of a fine and/or one year in the federal pen applies not to your granddad crossing a state line with his dentures but specifically to people who market unlicensed dentures in interstate commerce -- where »unlicensed« means »not manufactured or legally approved by a dentist licensed to practice in the state where the dentures are being sent«. So, no false teeth on the cheap over the Internet.

Some very few US states allow »denturists« to sell dentures to the general public without the involvement of dentists, and denturists have been campaigning to be allowed to do so in other states. Dentists aren't too keen on the idea, insisting that denturists are not properly trained to diagnose (let alone treat) various diseases and complications in the mouths of their patients that would prevent dentures from being properly fitted. Considering that, in the states where it is legal, you can become a denturist after usually a mere two-year degree and a licensing exam, plus possibly an internship with another denturist, they may have a point.

Federal denture crime

Posted Jan 9, 2010 2:05 UTC (Sat) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

Oh, okay, so it's a license-to-practice restriction; that makes much more sense. Thanks for the clear and informed answer!

One could certainly argue about the fine points of profession legislation, but alas for the original poster, I don't see how this proves that the laws in the USA are "so massively out of control a normal executive violates criminal federal [law] a minimal of several times a year just doing normal business". (I can see how this might be true for copyright law, which is a particular portion of the law that is indeed massively out of control -- though even then, *criminal* violation is not *that* trivial -- but I am not sure there are any other examples.)

Federal denture crime

Posted Apr 19, 2010 7:43 UTC (Mon) by Denture (guest, #65465) [Link]

Fortunatly Denturist are far more trained and educated in the specialty of removable prosthetics(dentures) Denturist undergo a more thorough and vigorous educational curriculum dealing in the specialty of dentures only, therefore making Denturist the best health care provider to treat, provide and fabricate dentures for edentolous or partially edentolous patients. Most present Dentist college denture curriculums are being elimated or are providing only a couple of weeks of their entire four year dental curriculum due to the lack of time to teach a general dentist all the phases of dentistry and also most dentist are not interested for the lack of money in dentures when compare to the more lucrative root canals, veneers, crown and brigdge procedures. This statement comes from their own American Dental Association Journals. So if you need root canal see your Dentist, if you need a denture see your Denturist.

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