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Jan
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comment Why are chips safer than magnetic stripes?
So someone can still steal the physical card and get the PIN from the POS system? There's no security to stop that scenario? For instance, if a cashier runs the card for you, and "forgets" to give it back, and has a way to read the memory of the POS?
Nov
26
comment Are there any reasons to be concerned about the security of “Coin”?
RubberDuck: For some people I think it might be one plastic card instead of 15. I was in that ball park many years ago, but now I'm down to one credit card, one debit/ATM card, one insurance card, a work ID (which I doubt this can replace) a Driver's License (which I'm sure this can't legally replace), and a AAA membership card. If I used this I'd add all those infuriatingly annoying "reward" cards that every stupid store makes you use to get their sale prices.
Nov
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asked Are there any reasons to be concerned about the security of “Coin”?
Jan
18
comment Is the use of DSA keys a security risk?
Sounds to me (forgive the extreme metaphor!) like saying "but Ford Pintos can be made safe". It's undoubtedly true, but it's much easier to just avoid them. I'm not losing anything by not driving a Pinto, so why bother. Again I know this is extreme, but it should make my point clear.
Jan
18
comment Is the use of DSA keys a security risk?
It says "just using it on a system with a flawed pRNG". Given that RSA does not have this problem, shouldn't this be taken seriously as a downside of DSA?
Jan
18
asked Is the use of DSA keys a security risk?
Oct
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Oct
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accepted I just discovered that my sysadmin created a loophole that gives me root access. What should I do?
Oct
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revised I just discovered that my sysadmin created a loophole that gives me root access. What should I do?
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Oct
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comment I just discovered that my sysadmin created a loophole that gives me root access. What should I do?
I have no reason at all to suspect he would put it there intentionally.
Oct
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asked I just discovered that my sysadmin created a loophole that gives me root access. What should I do?
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Jul
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comment Is there any risk in allowing ping packets *out* through a firewall
I asked, and the reply seemed to me to be a polite way of saying "I don't have the time and you wouldn't understand anyway." I didn't press the issue, though. I'm pretty sure they follow a "default deny" policy. There are a lot of credit card transactions that go through our network, which sounds to me like quite possibly a mistake (why have credit transactions from retail stores on the same network that Corporate HQ uses for everything else?).
Jul
6
comment Is there any risk in allowing ping packets *out* through a firewall
@symcbean: I realize of course you can't tell me why they think it's important. That's why I asked the more generic question: "Is there really [any] legitimate reason...?"
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Jul
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revised Is there any risk in allowing ping packets *out* through a firewall
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asked Is there any risk in allowing ping packets *out* through a firewall