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Hi.


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.
Jan
21
comment Has this method ever been used by viruses to check if system has already been infected?
I've this about mutexes before and don't understand what you mean. Could you elaborate? A mutex is a function you call to lock a resource and pertains to programming e.g. computing.llnl.gov/tutorials/pthreads/#Mutexes
Jan
12
comment How do shared IP addresses work and do they give privacy?
So a shared IP address is always accomplished through NAT?
Jan
11
comment Does password protecting an archived file actually encrypt it?
+1 I was actually thinking about that. So what is used instead of truecrypt now?
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
9
comment Computer hasn't been connected to internet for 2 weeks
@Izam it would be connected through a router doing NAT
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).