An Economist’s Mea Culpa – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com

January 9, 2009, 6:00 am

An Economist’s Mea Culpa

By Uwe E. Reinhardt

Uwe E. Reinhardt is an economist at Princeton.

Update | 3:19 p.m.

If, like every university, the American Economic Association had a coat of arms, its obligatory Latin banner might read: “Est, ergo optimum est, dummodo ne gubernatio civitatis implicatur.” (“It exists, therefore it must be optimal, provided that government has not been involved.”)

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The Edge of I-Hacked » 25C3: Hackers completely break SSL using 200 PS3s

Having selected their target, the team needed to generate their rogue certificate to transfer the signature to. They employed the processing power of 200 Playstation 3s to get the job done. For this task, it’s the equivalent of 8000 standard CPU cores or $20K of Amazon EC2 time. The task takes ~1-2 days to calculate. The tricky part was knowing the content of the certificate that would be issued by RapidSSL. They needed to predict two variables: the serial number and the timestamp. RapidSSL’s serial numbers were all sequential. From testing, they knew that RapidSSL would always sign six seconds after the order was acknowledged. Knowing these two facts they were able to generate a certificate in advance and then purchase the exact certificate they wanted. They’d purchase certificates to advance the serial number and then buy on the exact time they calculated.

The cert was issued to their particular domain, but since they controlled the content, they changed the flags to make themselves an intermediate certificate authority. That gave them authority to issue any certificate they wanted. All of these ‘valid’ certs were signed using SHA-1.

If you set your clock back to before August 2004, you can try out their live demo site. This time is just a security measure for the example and this would work identically with a certificate that hasn’t expired. There’s a project site and a much more detailed writeup than this.

To fix this vulnerability, all CAs are now using SHA-1 for signing and Microsoft and Firefox will be blacklisting the team’s rogue CA in their browser products.

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I need to export/archive all the unread blog articles I have in Feedreader. | Feedreader.com

I need to export/archive all the unread blog articles I have in Feedreader.

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I need to export/archive all the unread blog articles I have in Feedreader. Ideally, I’d be able to get them out as formatted HTML. It seems as though Feedreader Connect personal might enable this? This is strictly a personal project.

It may be easier than you think 🙂 . Please use webview (Alt+3) to view all articles. Now click somewhere on articles list and press Control+A after this. This will select all the HTML. Now paste this HTML to application that supports HTML formating. For example if you paste to Word or Thunderbird email window HTML works. But if you paste to Notepad then HTML does not appear and only text appears.

Another possibility is to dig folder c:documents and settingsUSERNAMEapplication dataFeedreadercache. If you start Feedreader then this folder is empty but it will contain all articles and webview that you read. So just look for files and you may get HTML files containing articles directly from there. Webview files are starting with ~feed….

You may ask that why there are only limited number of articles in webview. This is because by default Feedreader only shows 100 last articles. You either have to copy articles multiple times or make webview count bigger. For example add webviewcount=300 to feedreader.ini under [misc] section and after restart Feedreader displays 300 articles at a time in minibrowser window.

If you are talking about “unread” messages then make sure that “show only unread” is selected from view menu or you create special smartfeed with unread status.

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Transfer from FeedReader to FeedReader 3.13 MySQL

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Submitted by IanToni on Thu, 2008-12-11 18:33.

Hello,

Like many users and Brigitte, we would like to export the content of our FeedReader database to other tools or like me to the FeeReader 3.13 MySQL Application. In my case i have 28 feeds for a total of 55070 articles ( both unread and read articles)…

So i think your explanation sounds like a joke when i read i have to copy and paste the content of the page for each feed. I would better think conceptors of this amazing tool could create a backup or export tool, especially because they are better computer scientists than a librarian who likes computer sciences 😉

Hope new updates of Feedreader will have import database feature and not just import OPML like every other feeds readers

Sincerly,

Ian Toni

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