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Dec
21
comment How The Sony Hack Was Traced, and So Quickly?
I red that while it's suspected the DPRK is behind the hack, it's actually unclear which country the hack was launched from. I don't know how this could work. If I find the news article again I'll post it.
Dec
21
asked Does encrypting a file make it larger?
Dec
20
revised How to ensure all traffic goes through VPN?
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Dec
20
comment How to ensure all traffic goes through VPN?
@raz no it doesn't frikin work for Windows 8 and it's really too bad everyone assumes the same answer applies to Windows 8. Please up vote the question asking for Windows 8 and downvote any answers claiming the same procedure for Windows 7 works on Windows 8.
Dec
19
asked How to ensure all traffic goes through VPN?
Dec
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Dec
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Dec
9
comment Computer hasn't been connected to internet for 2 weeks
@Izam it would be connected through a router doing NAT
Dec
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Dec
5
comment Is data-remanence a concern in RAM?
thanks it works now
Dec
5
comment Is data-remanence a concern in RAM?
@Kromey it seems that link is dead
Dec
5
comment Is data-remanence a concern in RAM?
Wouldn't the programs you give as examples be designed for it, for example it is possible to set up interprocess communication or have threads to communicate with each other but that's a design that has to be intentionally coded (for example a debugger probably has some access to the programs memory because it is the parent of the child process).
Dec
5
comment Is data-remanence a concern in RAM?
Your second paragraph I find a bit hard to follow. I segmentation fault will occur if a process tries to read memory not belonging to it, the memory management unit would see to that. Are you saying sometimes there can be a bug and a fault doesn't occur and it can be read?
Dec
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Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok thanks that clears things up
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
So in a really short nutshell, since the routers and servers the packets pass through are owned by people you don't know they could have been setup in a way to read your packets?
Nov
25
revised Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
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Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
A huge pet peeve of mine is using metaphors to explain things. They should only be used in the most complex of examples. For instance, in the article it says using WEP to secure wifi is like speaking in pig latin. This basically says nothing.
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok so if you pay AT&T for your internet connection, it may pass through telecommunication devices not owned by them? In that sense what difference does your ISP make, if you're paying them and using equipment they don't even own?