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I am a student at the University of Madison Wisconsin majoring in Computer Science. I like to do a lot of summer projects building Android and iOS apps. I have found a lot of interest in the field of Computer Security.

I am currently looking for people to do a summer project with this year. I am always on the lookout for cool startup ideas.

Check out my Android app HomeworkTracker!


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comment Is it better to use a root password, or use 'sudo bash'?
+1 Personally I don't mind using a password for sudo because I commonly walk away from my computer without locking the screen and it would be very easy for someone with physical access to get root access with no sudo password.
Apr
16
comment CNN Money Portfolio and Heartbleed
possible dup: security.stackexchange.com/questions/55083/…
Apr
15
comment DDOS slow-http attack prevention
It looks like it might be a small bot net, I agreewith @ack__, blacklisting the ip addresses is probably the best route
Apr
15
comment I believe my Domain has been hijacked I am not receiving in sales in shopping cart
You might want to shutdown network connections and examine log files to try to find the breach. It is possible that the attackers have installed network backdoors on your systems.
Apr
15
comment DDOS slow-http attack prevention
I think this is a little overkill. If he has domain names pointing to his server, all of those connections will be broken if he requests an IP change.
Apr
15
comment Considerations when implementing a key based SSH-like auth scheme
so basically you are trying to use ssh-key auth on a smtp server?
Aug
5
comment How to secure unprotected Telnet Server on Droid 3
I found the telnetd file in system/bin/ and i deleted it, it fixed the problem, thanks for the help!
Aug
3
comment How to secure unprotected Telnet Server on Droid 3
@Polynomial i've never heard of it before, how do i check for that?
Aug
3
comment How to secure unprotected Telnet Server on Droid 3
I tried both of those, the system cant find init.d or xinit.d, i also tried doing ps telnetd, which gave me the PID, then i tried kill (PID). I also tried telnetd stop, which gets hung up and waits forever. Any other ideas?
Jun
13
comment Suspicious email with my information in it: what do i do?
@drjimbob thanks for the info, i did click on one of the links when i thought it was a legitimate email and it downloaded a program to my downloads folder and safari complained and told me not to run it. It was my first warning sign and i deleted it. I don't think it did anything to my system or installed any viruses.
Jun
12
comment Suspicious email with my information in it: what do i do?
+1 thanks for the info! I used apple's phishing reporting system.
Jun
12
comment Suspicious email with my information in it: what do i do?
Can you please recommend a virus scanner for me? i have a mac.
Jun
12
comment Suspicious email with my information in it: what do i do?
please see my edit - thank you for the help
Jun
12
comment Suspicious email with my information in it: what do i do?
please see my edit - thank you for the help