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comment Is Linux spying on its users?
Of course they could. They created the distro.
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comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
@Ulkoma Sure, but it's inconvenient to fiddle with a combination lock if you're trying to open your car. A key is just insert and twist. It can be done in the dark. It can be done with one hand. It can be done if your fine motor control isn't good.
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comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Then you've got much bigger problems than getting into your car's unlock app. Arguably you shouldn't be driving at all if you're suffering from retrograde amnesia.
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answered Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
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comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Usually poor protocol (vulnerable to sniffing or replay), poor RNG, poor crypto, poor implementation on the car side (e.g. not enforcing correct state machine) or anything in between.
Aug
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comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Because every time a solution like this comes out, it's horribly broken, people's cars get stolen, and manufacturers have to do huge recalls.
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comment Does ssh-agent store the SSH key passwords in cleartext in the memory?
@kasperd Not necessarily. Evil maid attacks, etc. are common threat scnearios.
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comment Does ssh-agent store the SSH key passwords in cleartext in the memory?
@kasperd Right. But if they have physical access, they can just install a hardware keylogger, or a PCI card with memory access, or any other kind of hardware backdoor.
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@Ulkoma Absolutely not. It is an integral part of my love of Metal Gear Solid!
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@DeerHunter Kilts are acceptable, of course.