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Jul
27
comment Secure file deletion vs wiping free space
Oh really, according to here "a single overwrite is adequate for all current magnetic hard drives" security.stackexchange.com/questions/5662/…
Jul
27
comment Secure file deletion vs wiping free space
Oh ok. "...which overwrites deleted data only once..." it's my understanding the the # over overwrites isn't that important. Is this true?
Jul
27
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
What I find really stupid is some companies I deal with get mad when they ask for your address and you don't say the postal code, for verification purposes.
Jul
27
comment Secure file deletion vs wiping free space
I think you red the question backwards. What's the point of securely deleting if you're going to wipe free space anyways?
Jul
26
comment Secure file deletion vs wiping free space
Does it make a difference to securely wipe the specific file (as opposed to using the OS's delete) if you're still wiping free space afterwards?
Jul
13
comment Difference in size avaialbe in encrypted volume
@deviantfan I thought that was your question, I have no clue what you're saying/asking.
Jul
13
comment Difference in size avaialbe in encrypted volume
@deviantfan not sure I'm following. There's GBs worth of space on the physical hard drive.
Jun
3
comment Enabling feature to log in as soon as right password is typed (without pressing enter)
PIN must be between 4 and 16 digits (inclusive).
May
16
comment Completely encrypting virtual machine (for free)
@Iszi that's what I'd use to do but TrueCrypt isn't supported anymore, plus I'm not experienced with VirtualBox so I'm not exactly sure which files I'm looking for to encrypt.
May
16
comment Completely encrypting virtual machine (for free)
Right yes, that's what I'd do under normal circumstances EXCEPT 1)TrueCrypt is no longer supported 2)I don't have access to VMware and need to use VirtualBox
May
15
comment Completely encrypting virtual machine (for free)
"Why not just store the image on an encrypted drive?" while I'm experienced with VMware, I'm not so with VirtualBox. I've only used PGP whole disk encryption. What does mean "encrypted drive" and how is this accomplished? Are you recommending to encrypt the guest OS, host OS, or particular files on the host OS that make up the guest OS (e.g. VirtualBox's version of .VMDK file)?
May
15
comment Completely encrypting virtual machine (for free)
I guess what I'm asking is how do you do #2 or #3?
May
15
comment Completely encrypting virtual machine (for free)
I said the host OS can't be encrypted
May
13
comment What is the most security benefit of a clean desk policy?
I disagree. Clean desk policy actually has nothing to do with a clean or messy desk. I has to do with certain information (usually text classified as confidential or protected) not being left on top of the desk or in plain view. Anyways my point is the first sentence could be better worded.
May
9
comment What is the most security benefit of a clean desk policy?
out of curiosity could you explain your thinking? If it were literally a clean desk then it would be free of germs etc. For example in this context if an employee left crumbs from a sandwich on their desk, they would not be in violation of the clean desk policy (as it applies to security).
May
9
comment What is the most security benefit of a clean desk policy?
@community please check my edit on the first sentence.
Feb
26
comment How to perform safe authentication via HTTP?
I remember authentication dialog boxes. I agree they never became too popular but they weren't that uncommon in the early 2000s.
Feb
9
comment Does it matter which platform a file is scanned on for malware?
Specifically scanning APK for Android from a Windows system. I asked that question but it got closed as a software recommendation.
Feb
5
comment Is there any way of preventing (or punishing) abuse of anonymity networks?
@immibis just because we don't know someone's intent doesn't mean we can't prevent them from doing something
Jan
21
comment Has this method ever been used by viruses to check if system has already been infected?
"Of course, it becomes a great signature for anti-virus and other pieces of competing malware" right so that's what my idea was that if the marker used to id an infected system changes each "generation" then it would be much harder for the AV to identify an infection.