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Information security is about the protecting the integrity,confidentiality, and availability of information. Without being able to protect the information and make it available to those who require it even during a natural disaster could mean the end of a business. I helped to develop Business Continuity Plans where one of the critical requirements was ...


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Bypassing all physical deterrence measures, given no hard limit on time. Install cameras with a monitored security solution off premise, e.g. ADP call the cops when something is out of the ordinary. If you are using keycards, you could create a script that does something along the following: “If this mission critical system stops responding to probes, lock ...


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I take it this is a theoretical scenario? If you have real near-NSA level attackers doing targeted attacks against you, and they have physical proximity - you have bigger problems than I can help you with. And in that case, I suspect variants of the $5 wrench would work. As you will be aware when they attack, we can exclude "evil maid" attacks. The class of ...


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This is a surprisingly complex question, and the answer is buried under a confusing layer of protocols, laws, and profits. It's no surprise that most people don't understand how it works. PIN entry is required when the issuing bank has configured the card to request it, AND the terminal is capable of accepting a PIN, AND and the chip on the card decides ...


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The PIN is requested only for cardholder-present transactions where the card is inserted into a point-of-sale terminal. It improves security for those transactions, as it prevents someone using a stolen card in store (because they won't know the PIN). It should never be used over the phone, or on web sites, and you should never give your PIN to anyone who ...


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First of all, I have no access to real technical specs, I just know what the site (and the question) is saying. (The site has a specs section, but it's completey useless. It's just stuff like which OS are supported). But how safe is this really? Judging from the available information, not at all. Some reasons, in no particular order: As you ...


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An issue of "absence of logout button" is absolutely not a physical vector. Physical means you have direct physical access to the server, as in you're standing right in front of it. A more appropriate one for "physical" would be a lack of full-disk encryption, since physical access in the context of server theft would result in an attacker getting hold of ...


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Your best bet would be a CD or DVD, as they are easy to use and easy to destroy (see below), with CDs being even easier to destroy because of the different data density. The main disadvantage is that they're bigger than a flash drive, and thus also harder to conceal, but I'm not sure if that's your problem. Anyway, if you don't fear X-rays, body scanners or ...


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TL;DR: yes, but connect a small resistor between the data lines at the host end. USB protocols do support power delivery without data lines. According to the Wikipedia article, The charging device identifies the type of port through non-data signalling on the D+ and D− signals immediately after attach. A [dedicated charging port] simply has to place ...


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A slightly different take, but you can use a trusted wall-to-USB charger. This is the approach I take when charging from a public/shared facility. Most (if not all) flights I've been on with power, offer both a wall-compatible outlet as well as USB.



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