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Apr
30
answered How can I detect unencrypted self-executing code in JPEG images?
Apr
23
comment Sharing a common public and private SSH keys for a cluster of machines
Why does the load balancer balance all ports? It could only balance those actually supplying the balanced service, not SSH too. Or it might be feasible to dedicate a port range and, within that range, one port for every machine in the cluster. 2201 -> alice-1, 2202 -> alice-2 and so on.
Apr
13
revised How to remove meta and sensitive data from PDF file?
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Apr
13
answered How to remove meta and sensitive data from PDF file?
Mar
30
answered Getting started with biometric locks?
Mar
30
comment Will gmail close my well intentioned botnet account?
@Typo: I would stress that increased reliability and maintainability (and reduced time to deployment) is by far worth the expense. Just think about checking the logs between GMail (where you cannot) and doing the same on an Amazon EC2 you own. No contest. And you will very probably have to do this every time one of those 1000 PC's hiccups and you need to investigate what happened. Saving time now at the expense of more time down the road, when "now" is 1% of total, is illogical.
Mar
29
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Mar
29
revised Is VPN the best solution against man-in-the-middle attack?
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Mar
22
answered Splitting data between wifi networks for security
Mar
13
comment This facebook page looks different - phishing attempt?
That looks like a different Facebook page - not yours, but of some "CityLife" group or entity, organized in a different layout from yours. If you can remember the URL you could try and see whether it matches when loaded from a safe connection. Was the wifi by any chance provided by someone related with this CityLife? If so, there are ways to redirect the initial connection to one's own page, as a sort of advertisement. Maybe that's all that has happened. Of course you still definitely do not want to trust any kindly stranger's wifi.
Feb
18
comment How to hack a device if i have thier MAC address
Use a proper WiFi protection protocol (WPA2), change your passphrase and use a non-guessable one, and maybe change the SSID of the network to something like "HONEYPOT" :-). Additionally, you can turn on MAC filtering if available. Not great protection, but it's on top of the rest, and it's free.
Feb
18
revised Besides MBR & BIOS, is it possible for a rootkit to stay persistant after a format of the harddrive?
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Feb
15
answered How to evaluate the overall safety of a web offering?
Feb
9
comment Understanding SOP in multiple tabs
Same tab, yes. As for it not being visible... that depends on the browser architecture. Whether its Javascript engine allows access to a windows array. Chances are that it would.
Feb
8
answered Understanding SOP in multiple tabs
Feb
8
comment Default Encryption - A Panacea or Placebo
BTW, it had no place in my answer, but I still found very interesting your view of the AoE and perception thereof. Pity I can't upvote on LinkedIn :-)
Feb
8
answered Default Encryption - A Panacea or Placebo
Jan
31
comment Should I take over a compromised website from another hacker?
@kasperd, yes, you could for example "tarpit" its connections. Depending on the scanning method and system, this could even bring down the attacker's machine due to resource exhaustion.
Jan
28
answered Do webcams generates logs on operating system?
Jan
28
revised Besides MBR & BIOS, is it possible for a rootkit to stay persistant after a format of the harddrive?
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