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comment How to block web-sites from viewing browsing history within firefox?
I've heard CCleaner doesn't work properly with firefox. To give one example forum.piriform.com/?showtopic=41117
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
@EricG we may be talking about different things. FIrst of all I'm not talking about a company selling a product to a customer that has an undocumented admin account, I'm talking all internally. Also I don't think it's right to just say it's an admin account - anyone could have an admin account and that's a rather generic way of saying it. I'm saying the IT has the same usernmame/password to an admin account on all machines they could be responsible for, and the end user of the machine isn't told the password to this account. What would you call it? You wouldn't just say it's a plain admin acnt
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
Right I'm just saying it's bs to claim that most companies don't have computers where the end users get administrative rights.
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
I certainly know some large companies that take a differnt stance, certain fortune 50 I can't name due to NDA.
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
"Nearly all corporations I have worked with have the IT department own the Administrator accounts and functions for all workstations and servers in the environment, whereas the end users just have unprivileged "normal" user accounts" are you telling me that most corporations you've seen don't let end users run accounts with administrative privillages. That's rediciouls. I guess it depends on the work, maybe if a grocery store has 1 computer that just is used to the browse the web it's ok, but how would a team of devs / qa get work done without admin accounts?
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
@EricG maybe it goes by a different name but what I mean is having an account with administrative privillages that IT know the password to so they can log on.
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comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
-1 Is this spam? The answer given has zero information and just reflects on your personal experiences. What is the link for, it seems like spam to me?
Jun
18
comment How can webpage get MAC address?
@SilverlightFox it was the computers MAC address
May
30
comment What's the difference between SSL, TLS, and HTTPS?
If TLS and SSL are essentially the same thing, how come when setting up an e-mail account in Outlook the encryption options are SSL or TLS?
May
27
comment Does using the same encryption algorithm multiple times make a difference?
@Aron how is 3ROT13 better than ROT13? Or are you making a joke?
May
27
comment Does using the same encryption algorithm multiple times make a difference?
I guess that's what I don't get, how is doing "iterations" different that what I described, for example applying AES twice?
May
15
comment Encrypting files on Google Drive
You guys seem to be missing the point. I don't want to have to trust google or the library computers. @deed02392 you say I shouldn't have an untrusted school computer read sensitive data, that's different. I know when I upload a file to google drive it's being stored on their servers. When I use a USB device with my files on it, likely no data gets copied to the schools servers (it's not like the library computers keep copies of all data on all removable media inserted in them; I mean it is possibly but unlikely, you know google drive is keeping your files).
Apr
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comment Google Account: implications of using application-specific passwords
My problem is that this proves 2-step verification is safe, even with 100 application specific passwords BUT one could just as easily use a strong normal password (without 2-step verification) so in this sense isn't 2-step verification a waste of time and resources?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
@SilverlightFox so in this sense it could actually lower security...
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
Right my question is how does it know that it's your iphone logging in and not some hackers computer?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
I seriously don't understand what point is trying to be made?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
"Google just associates that password with only that service." but how? How does it automatically know that the request being sent is from Outlook? Even if it does know it seems easy to spoof.
Apr
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comment Is it safe to generate passwords online?
So this got at least 2 down votes. Anyone care to explain?
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
so you're saying maintain a database of passwords on a smart phone? That itself sounds difficult (again because all the typing of random characters on a small keyboard). Is there an app that lets you type them on a different computer and syncs the database to the smartphone? Sort of like lastpass, but it doesn't have a free android app.
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
2) security.stackexchange.com/questions/17940/…