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I am a professional programmer and web application tester. I'm sort of a jack of all trades because I work with almost every technology under the sun as a hobby, so most of the questions that appear on StackExchange sites are intensely interesting to me, and many of the answers that I come up with will prove useful to me in my pursuits in the future.

I have professional and serious hobby experience with system administration (client and server), desktop applications and web programming (mostly in higher level languages), audio processing and encoding, functional validation, and application security testing. My degree is in Computer Science but my interests are much broader than most of my peers.

Chances are, if you've got a question related to technology, I'm right there with you -- either I have the same question or have had it at some point in the past. I'll try my best to impart my own personal experience in the hopes that it is useful, but be wary that I sometimes jump the gun and post experiences that may not represent actual fact. I encourage everyone to verify the information they read on the internet before making important decisions based upon it, and my answers are no exception.

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Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
11
comment Is saving passwords in Chrome as safe as using LastPass if you leave it signed in?
From a practical perspective, the most common way to exfiltrate data for a malicious client-side program running with user trust is to (1) capture keystrokes, and (2) send them to a remote server. Both LastPass and Chrome (and any other system involving passwords whatsoever) are wholly and completely vulnerable to this technique. You type your password and you're owned.
Apr
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revised Is saving passwords in Chrome as safe as using LastPass if you leave it signed in?
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Apr
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answered Is saving passwords in Chrome as safe as using LastPass if you leave it signed in?
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Yearling
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revised What are the major security concerns for smartphones?
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24
comment What are the major security concerns for smartphones?
Looks like you beat me by 1 minute talking about root stuff :) FGITW!
Jan
24
answered What are the major security concerns for smartphones?
Jan
23
comment Apparently PayPal-affiliated site with very suspect security
Is it normal for two different EV certificates (for two different domains on .com) to have the same serial number but a different OU and O? How would this be possible? Maybe they have some kind of special agreement with Verisign only available to the largest of corporations (PayPal certainly qualifies as large)?
Jan
22
comment Apparently PayPal-affiliated site with very suspect security
I just made a new In-Private Tab in Firefox (thus, not using any of my main browser's cookies) and still was able to get in without entering a valid email. Not sure why you are seeing something different. Might be the restrictive proxy I'm using for web access, but in that case, the question becomes, why would a restrictive proxy allow you through, unless it's doing client-side validation :P
Jan
22
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Jan
22
revised Apparently PayPal-affiliated site with very suspect security
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22
asked Apparently PayPal-affiliated site with very suspect security
Jan
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
15
answered Is it possible for a third party to sniff data off the line to an ISP and determine what the user is doing?
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comment Citation Needed for FIPS Anecdote Regarding MD5 and RC4
The document you linked is very informative. I will be able to extract the info I need from it, thanks to your help, to make an educated argument to my superiors that we have a problem. Thank you!!