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HomerJ

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Ethical hacker Alex Hagenah has launched a tool, called TotalRecall, that shows how anyone with enough know-how and the right tools could steal the recalls saved on a Windows machine and access that data, encryption-free, on a target device. According to Hagenah, whose work was reported on earlier by Wired, he analyzed Windows Recall and found that the tool -- which takes screen captures of a Windows machine every five seconds -- stores the data completely unencrypted on the user's computer.

"TotalRecall copies the databases and screenshots and then parses the database for potentially interesting artifacts," Hagenah wrote in a GitHub posting about TotalRecall. "You can define dates to limit the extraction as well as search for strings (that were extracted via Recall OCR) of interest. There is no rocket science behind all this."
 

HomerJ

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i actually dont know the point of the recall feature to consumers, its not adding anything of worth that cant be done already via bookmarking or off hand remembering, i cant see how creating snapshots of everything you do apart from spying is adding anything, people have got to this point without much of a problem.
 

SpyderTracks

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This is a really good podcast generally on the AI hype train and how truly redundant it is certainly in the PC component space and generally for home users


For me it all comes down to marketing, not just AI, but general marketing globally. Currently there just aren’t enough robust boundaries to protect consumers, companies, political parties, charities, you name it, they can manipulate any figures to their own benefit even when it’s flat out lies with barely any penalty other than perhaps a “formal” slap on the wrist or minor few thousand dollar fine in extreme cases that has zero impact on that entities operating profits.
 
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HomerJ

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This is a really good podcast generally on the AI hype train and how truly redundant it is certainly in the PC component space and generally for home users


For me it all comes down to marketing, not just AI, but general marketing globally. Currently there just aren’t enough robust boundaries to protect consumers, companies, political parties, charities, you name it, they can manipulate any figures to their own benefit even when it’s flat out lies with barely any penalty other than perhaps a “formal” slap on the wrist or minor few thousand dollar fine in extreme cases that has zero impact on that entities operating profits.

what is Ai exactly? to homer it just looks as if it regurgitates whats put into it, its not coming across yet as this super duper thing
 
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