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Hi.


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).
Dec
5
comment Is data-remanence a concern in RAM?
Your second paragraph I find a bit hard to follow. I segmentation fault will occur if a process tries to read memory not belonging to it, the memory management unit would see to that. Are you saying sometimes there can be a bug and a fault doesn't occur and it can be read?
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok thanks that clears things up
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
So in a really short nutshell, since the routers and servers the packets pass through are owned by people you don't know they could have been setup in a way to read your packets?
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
A huge pet peeve of mine is using metaphors to explain things. They should only be used in the most complex of examples. For instance, in the article it says using WEP to secure wifi is like speaking in pig latin. This basically says nothing.
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok so if you pay AT&T for your internet connection, it may pass through telecommunication devices not owned by them? In that sense what difference does your ISP make, if you're paying them and using equipment they don't even own?
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
@Ulkoma why do you find it necessary to use the word "third"? For example, if I were to replace all the times you say "third ISP" with just "ISP" what difference would it make?
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
"They belong to a third ISP" how do you count third? alpha has an ISP, beta has an ISP (though it may be the same as alpha), and now you're saying yet another ISP owns the public routers?
Nov
25
comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
@Ulkoma ok. So are they public routers they pass through between the home router and the ISP? Who owns them, for example are they technically property of the ISP and are just lacking security so anyone can eavesdrop on them?