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Entries from April 2008

Thanks, Waninkoko.

April 13th, 2008 · 35 Comments

[In Spanish: http://www.elotrolado.net/post_Gracias--Waninkoko_1711666033#post1711666033] I’ve ranted a bit about how we need to be responsible as coders and consider the effects that releasing software will have on the community — in terms of hardware damage. I didn’t think that I had to also point out the need to consider broader, longer-term effects. Several people have send […]

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The Doghouse: “WiiSystemmenu wadpatcher”

April 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments

Bruce Schneier publishes a monthly newsletter called Crypto-Gram. It’s a fascinating read, but one of my favorite parts is a recurring section he has called “The Doghouse” where he picks (on) a particularly bad example of crypto-related hardware or software. Generally, they are programs or hardware that make broad claims of security but are trivially […]

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On firmware patching, risk and responsibility

April 10th, 2008 · 14 Comments

When Nintendo “accidentally” released IOS37 on their update servers last month, they may have only been trying to intimidate Datel into not making more copies of their Freeloader; we may never know. ┬áThe effect, however, went far beyond that, and in a strange direction. No, this little chunk of code appeared on our Wiis, and […]

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