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revised To what extent does formatting a disk (securely) remove its data?
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comment To what extent does formatting a disk (securely) remove its data?
What if the quick-format option is not checked?
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asked To what extent does formatting a disk (securely) remove its data?
Apr
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asked Wasn't WhatsApp messages already encrypted?
Apr
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comment What are the technical implmentation differences between signature based scanning and heuristic based scanning?
@M'vy I'm curious about both but if I had to pick I'd go with network traffic.
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asked What are the technical implmentation differences between signature based scanning and heuristic based scanning?
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comment Why don't terminal IDs prevent unauthorized entery?
Thanks. So what exactly is the definition of control? Is it short for "security control" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_controls ?
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asked Why don't terminal IDs prevent unauthorized entery?
Apr
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revised Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
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comment Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
Why the downvotes?
Apr
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comment Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
Alright, but an attacker (or court) can still gain access to your personal machine...so is the argument really that valid from a user's security perspective? I guess in a sense that's just one less attack surface...but even as you mentioned the email on the server has to reside there for sometime and gets decrypted before passed to the network stack.
Apr
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comment Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
@BrentKirkpatrick did you have time to look into it? I did some reading and it appears I'm right that POP3 deletes the messages from the server after a single client downloads them.
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revised Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
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Apr
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comment ProtonMail security concerns
Out of curiosity is there a way to prevent against "what would actually happen"? I used to work at a place where security (theater) was a high priority and we always had to keep our desk locked. At times this seemed silly to me, because I kept the key in my personal backpack which was right beside the desk. I considered hiding it better, but if someone's going to snoop through my personal backpack they probably wouldn't hesitate to search elsewhere.
Apr
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comment Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
I know both IMAP and POP can support encryption, but what I meant is their argument valid if the email is stored encrypted on their server? This is relevant because if their server is compromised the attacker won't be able to read your email (also if a court orders a raid on the hard drives, even if they get them I don't think they can force the company to decrypt).
Apr
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comment Is it more secure to delete emails from the server once a client has downloaded them?
@BrentKirkpatrick that's not my understanding