China to Patch Flaws in Green Dam Censorware

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tayb

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I went to public school. Internet filters don't work. It doesn't even require "hacking" or anything of the sort. They just don't catch everything. If I wanted to look at porn I could do it with just a little effort.
 

Pei-chen

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Don't really know why this is still headline news but I see this vulnerability as no different than the vulnerability in EA download manager, Apple updates, Adobe update manager, etc.
 

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China has ordered that starting July 1, all computers must ship with the Green Dam software pre-installed on their computers.
I just thought about something... Will users be able to uninstall it? :)
 

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[citation][nom]Jerther[/nom]I just thought about something... Will users be able to uninstall it?[/citation]

If they took a lesson from EA then the answer would be "No"
 

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[citation][nom]Pei-chen[/nom]Don't really know why this is still headline news but I see this vulnerability as no different than the vulnerability in EA download manager, Apple updates, Adobe update manager, etc.[/citation]
Except that no government requires EA download manager, Apple updates, or Adobe updates to be installed on every PC sold.
 

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"However, both allow remote parties to execute arbitrary code and take control of the computer."


Ah, so the software is working exactly as the government designed it to I see....

 

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so, what ever happened to the idea that people could do whatever they wished to in their part of the world? sure it doesn't meet up to the 'standards' of the moment elsewhere... but has anyone stopped to think that that's just fine with the people this directly concerns? maybe our way of life isn't how they wish to lead theirs? are we not just projecting wot we interpret the way 'it should be' with the way we want them to live? i don't agree that a government should be allowed that much control over their constituents lives... but i also do not live in china and would move if that were the case here in the USA. i'm just saying.. *shrugs*
 

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When will people learn that it's not good software practice to allow a URL, command, input, email, etc... to re-direct the Program Counter to an arbitrary address in memory? STOP executing random addresses in memory and we'll all be fine. And shouldn't the execute enable bit on just about all modern processors have resolved this issue by now?
 

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[citation][nom]grieve[/nom]FAIL[/citation]
My guess is they knew about the security holes but when other people found out they didn't want hackers (besides their own) to take over people's computers, lol''
 

rubix_1011

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Ministry of Love (torture) and Ministry of Peace (war) (Orwell's 1984).

China- Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. (oppressive overseeing via technology)

Hmmm...I don't see how any of these could be remotely related.
 

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[citation][nom]Ciuy[/nom]If CHina cant see porn, the whole porn industry is in for a crysis. )[/citation]


The whole country is going to play a first-person shooter?
 

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OEM's should ship the system with Green Dam installed but when booting for the first time should put an option to remove the software, similar to the way OEM's seem to load 3 antivirus's on new PC's and let the end user remove the programs they don't need.

"You are 2 step away from using your new PC!"
Step 1: - Uninstall Green Dam
Step 2: - Finish Setup

:)
 

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This is the perfect software for total domination of the information in China. Imagine everybody is forced to have it.
Discover one flaw, and hack all the public computers in china, all personal computers, all internetcafe computers, all government computers, all chinese secret service government computers!
(China's going to have a hard time keeping control over it's information!)
The flaws in the Green Dam software, there are anyway, will be exploited and the government will have an EPIC FAIL! What if the hackers make the the Green Dam software install their own software that automatically opens a page to free Tibet or porn! funny! Or imagine the governments documents hostilled by an unknown hacker!
 
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