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bio website sulfura3@gmail.com
location Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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seen Oct 29 '12 at 7:22
currently employed by EducDesign S.A.

Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment Is it a bad idea for a firewall to block ICMP?
small detail: While ICMP is optional in IPv4, it is required by IPv6 to operate normally. The role of ICMP has changed a lot. Lightweight read about it: blogs.cisco.com/security/icmp-and-security-in-ipv6
Aug
11
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
comment Why don't G+, Facebook and Twitter use text editors to share? Why would someone receive each separately?
Basically, the majority of the people would never, for instance, post pictures if you had to upload them somewhere else and include those images later via an <img> tag or image link button on the WYSIWYG editor, hence why I guessed that it's a usability concern and not a security concern.
Jul
13
awarded  Commentator
Jul
13
comment Why don't G+, Facebook and Twitter use text editors to share? Why would someone receive each separately?
Those services make their money (or keep their users if you prefer) by making it more attractive to them. Having a simple and clean interface helps focusing on the actual content (which is what people are interested in) instead of layout (bold, italic, alignment). Also, uploading files guarantees that the files will always be available. If you ever encountered old forum posts with dead links, you can see where the advantage is. Using a simple and clean interface again helps and encourages users to actually use those functions.
Jul
12
answered Why don't G+, Facebook and Twitter use text editors to share? Why would someone receive each separately?
Jul
12
comment Why don't G+, Facebook and Twitter use text editors to share? Why would someone receive each separately?
My guess would be ease of use and not necessarily security concerns. Those sites generally live from the content itself and not from how it is presented. In that sense, letting the App decide how it should present it to the user is more straightforward for both the user to actually use and the site to display it in a consistent manner.
Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
comment What security risks exist in cell phone apps' data transfer?
As an addendum: A data stream protected by the A5/1 encryption standard that is most used in GSM of the western world can be intercepted, decrypted and listened to live within 30 seconds with a regular laptop using rainbow tables. I guess that's what 'news of the world' has been doing since it is the easiest way to do it but cannot confirm it. Here is another link that goes into more detail: gizmodo.com/5719940/breaking-gsm-security-with-a-15-phone
Jul
11
answered Can .htaccess and .htpasswd really protect me?
Jul
7
comment How to protect ftp account information in the source code of a program
@Shadur That's actually a great idea!
Jul
7
comment How to protect ftp account information in the source code of a program
@Rats, if it has to be online storage, SFTP or ssh+ftp are more secure ways of getting content. However, I would refrain from using ssh+ftp if your credentials are not safe inside the software.
Jul
6
answered What security risks exist in cell phone apps' data transfer?
Mar
29
awarded  Scholar
Mar
29
accepted Wireless auto-join on laptops
Mar
28
awarded  Student
Mar
28
asked Wireless auto-join on laptops
Feb
10
answered SQL injection for a username/password form?