Local ‘localhost’ DNS, Secure DNS, and Secure Distributed DNS server’s

It would be very simple to implement secure and resilient localized and distributed DNS.

The basic minimal mechanics for doing this requires just a caching and persistent DNS rad through server on localhost pointed to by your operating systems DNS settings.

There is already a set of cryptic but existing protocol extensions DNSSEC to the IETF DNS RFC’s, and also DNS over TLS. These would provide secure lookup of DNS records.

A further distributed peer to peer layer would ensure another level of integrity and resilience under network stress and DDoS attack conditions.

 

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Re. Lauri Love and his possible extradition

A man who is either smart enough to outwit NASA, the US Federal Reserve, the US Army and the Missile Defence Agency, or demonstrate the inability of these organization to manage there internet security and/or modem connection presence on the global communications networks that are also privy to access from the Russia Intelligence agencies and to attacks from all manner of sources from Chinese and now North Korean sources or demonstrate this at such an early time should not have been treated like this from the start. The US authorities did not “learn their lessons” and should have treated this whole matter in a totally different manner. Late punitive legal action over ineffectual and bad legislation is in any ones interests other than the furthering of attorneys carers as is demonstrated by the Aaron Schwarz case that triggered this whole set of desperate behaviours in by all sides the first place.

Over 50 British MPs write to President Obama to drop extradition charges against alleged hacker Lauri Love

Passwords you cannot optionally see or get back

If you are dyslexic passwords are a nightmare, typing in the correct sequence of characters without being able to see them is an absolute irritating and time consuming nightmare.
If you forget your password can you get it back, no you are given a chance to reenter a new password, but this means you have to think of yet another password and that confounds the issue over time and means you are even less likely to remember your password. Even if you remember it again when the password reset screen comes up some systems do not allow you to use old passwords again.

I remember something like fifty passwords but still have problems with some, and thinking of new ones that are hardened enough not to be cracked and remembering them is a nightmare, a nightmare, I tell you, well you probably already know.

Out of touch CEO’s

You have probably seen this one before but just for fun I am going to let Steve Ballmer demonstrate this one all for himself.

Lack of any connection with a product and its real usability, bugs,¬†vulnerabilities, and problems that are just swept under the carpet. The so called “Metro” interface which has now been renamed to goodness knows what, and the lack of the start button is okay for the occasional user or for use on a touch screen machine but for most users machines and for Windows Server in particular it is totally out of touch, it should be an option.