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Software Engineering student. Also interested in computer networking and security. For contact info, see lucb1e.com/!about


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comment Booting into Live USB Linux
@oshirowanen Your normal computer might have a virus to alter the USB stick's contents, that's why. Usually not the case I guess, but again, if you're talking about "usually" then much of the advice in my post can be disregarded.
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revised Booting into Live USB Linux
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answered Booting into Live USB Linux
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What makes it illegal to use the information learned by exploiting a bug?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you identify a website's form-type?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is OATH TOTP and / or Google Authenticator vulnerable if an attacker has (N) previous codes?
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to identify and analyze malware that checks for security tools before running?
Apr
11
comment Is Apache serving over HTTP vulnerable to Heartbleed?
@David Hmm, I'm not sure heartbleed+ssl/tls is better than no ssl/tls at all... I have first hand experience exploiting both and you're right that they're both awful, but the impact of http is usually much lower. Of course in different situations things might be different, but generally I think you're much better off disabling https altogether if the alternative is to leave it vulnerable.
Apr
11
comment API to change passwords?
@SteveS because then you rely on a central authority that is a single point of failure in availability and can also impersonate you. And as for multifactor: well you're down to one factor if your password leaks. Perhaps the second protects you for a while, but it was two factor for a reason.
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Heartbleed - Read only the next 64k and hyping the threat
Apr
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How exactly does the OpenSSL TLS heartbeat (Heartbleed) exploit work?
Apr
11
comment Is Apache serving over HTTP vulnerable to Heartbleed?
@David, Actually, I think your comment is flawed :P. What you're saying is: "even with this bug, an attacker needs to be savvy enough to exploit it, whereas http can always be read in plaintext". There is a huge distinction here: with this bug you can read anyone's data from the RAM if you get a bit lucky, even the server's (i.e. its private key). With http you can only read the data from whomever's network traffic you can see. If http was equal to the heartbleed bug, we'd have banned plain http a long, long time ago (though, for different reasons, we should, and are in http v2.0).
Apr
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revised Exploiting HTTP content in HTTPS page
Updated and clarified
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
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answered Is Apache serving over HTTP vulnerable to Heartbleed?
Apr
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comment Are there any known Heartbleed attacks?
Nice try, FBI. No but seriously, I don't think the kind of people that go around trying to exploit the internet are going to visit this site and tell you about it.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there any known Heartbleed attacks?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What methods can be used to prevent mistyped usernames?
Apr
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comment Why are apps for mobile devices more restrictive than for desktop?
First thought: Because they were designed far more recently with more modern needs in mind, and desktop OSes have yet to catch up.