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Oct
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comment Is it safe to use public USB charging stations?
I'm asking because they introduced some anti-theft measures: support.apple.com/kb/HT5818
Oct
31
comment Is it safe to use public USB charging stations?
"one can access most files of an iPhone without any special access" Did this change in iOS 7?
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Jan
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comment Firefox lists '(unknown)' as the owner of google.com. Is my connection insecure?
I'm rather unfamiliar with the technical side of SSL, but if I'm not mistaken this was a human error. Are there any SSL alternatives/improvements that can eliminate the possibility of human errors by certificate authorities? And then I'm not even considering the possibilities for hackers and governments to sabotage the system...
Jan
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comment Firefox lists '(unknown)' as the owner of google.com. Is my connection insecure?
@DeerHunter: If I've ever visited a spoofed Google domain that abused this certificate, Firefox would have displayed "Verified by: Turktrust" in the SSL popup, right?
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accepted Is snail mail or HTTPS webmail safer for sensitive information?
Nov
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asked Is snail mail or HTTPS webmail safer for sensitive information?
Nov
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comment Which security risks are associated with alternative DNS providers?
Moral of that story: don't install root certificates if you're not really, really sure what you're doing?
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accepted Which security risks are associated with alternative DNS providers?
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comment Which security risks are associated with alternative DNS providers?
Expanding on that first point: this would only be the case on websites that already trigger a security warning in my browser, right? I haven't added any exceptions.
Nov
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asked Which security risks are associated with alternative DNS providers?
Oct
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comment Google Account: implications of using application-specific passwords
Could you back this up with some references? That's not how I thought this worked.
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Oct
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comment Firefox lists '(unknown)' as the owner of google.com. Is my connection insecure?
@Ramhound: are the costs for such a certificate relative to the size of their business? If not, I'd assume that the cost of such a certificate is only a drop in the bucket for them.
Oct
5
comment Firefox lists '(unknown)' as the owner of google.com. Is my connection insecure?
It's not like they don't have the money to go through the additional hassle of getting an extended validity certificate. It might stop people like me from being worried if they see '(unknown)'.
Oct
5
accepted Firefox lists '(unknown)' as the owner of google.com. Is my connection insecure?