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Apr
12
comment After restoring from a (valid) full disk backup can malware still persit?
@why should the drive be wiped?
Apr
12
asked After restoring from a (valid) full disk backup can malware still persit?
Apr
12
comment Can a VM be used as a home computer?
I don't understand what you mean by that. Are you sure that's such a thing? If you do a complete restore of backups and the malware is still there that means the malware had been included in a backup or the backup wasn't of the entire disk.
Apr
12
comment Can a VM be used as a home computer?
Why don't you just normally backup the entire computer and forget about VirtualBox?
Apr
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it safe to generate passwords online?
Apr
11
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Apr
11
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
It's almost humerus how Lastpass's heart bleed checker tool detects lastpass as possibly compromised. Does that mean anyone who used lastpass should change all passwords?
Apr
10
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
"This would cause the web browser to leak up to 64KB of information to the webserver." what information could this be? For example would it be cached information about websites? Could it be data stored by add-ons, for example pass word managers like lastpass?
Apr
9
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Mar
31
revised What does the “period” of a random number generator measure?
What is meant by "state"?
Mar
31
comment What does the “period” of a random number generator measure?
@CodesInChaos what makes you say that?
Mar
31
asked What does the “period” of a random number generator measure?
Mar
29
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25
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17
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Mar
16
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Mar
12
revised Encrypting files on Google Drive
added scenario
Mar
12
comment Encrypting files on Google Drive
Good discussion. If you were to use one of those mentioned services such as Boxcrypt then your unencrypted files will be passing right through there servers. I see no reason to trust Boxcrypt anymore than Google?
Mar
12
comment Encrypting files on Google Drive
1)computer may not have 7-zip
Mar
12
asked Encrypting files on Google Drive