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Software Engineer/Programmer/Developer and all that applies ;-)


Jun
21
accepted Practical advantage of requiring VPN for SSH
Jun
21
comment Practical advantage of requiring VPN for SSH
VPS in the cloud hosting some type of public service. Connection to other VPS servers is done through VPN but to developers only through ssh. I wanted to protect against unauthorized access.
Jun
20
asked Practical advantage of requiring VPN for SSH
Dec
22
awarded  Scholar
Dec
22
awarded  Supporter
Dec
22
accepted How bad is exposing valid user names?
Dec
20
comment How bad is exposing valid user names?
Now considering OpenID logins, it seems that in any case, I learned a far more useful thing about security with this question!
Dec
20
comment How bad is exposing valid user names?
ouch! my bad! but most forums are not as great as StackOverflow
Dec
20
comment How bad is exposing valid user names?
Look at my update on my question. I value security layers, however when it comes to valid user names, I wonder if it makes sense preventing one leak (valid user names) when there are easier and more efficient mechanisms to achieve the same goal.
Dec
20
comment How bad is exposing valid user names?
@KenWhite I am aware of the extra security of "it's one or the other". Just added an update to my question.
Dec
20
comment How bad is exposing valid user names?
That is what I normally do, just wondering if it is security by superstition or practical security.
Dec
20
asked How bad is exposing valid user names?
Aug
1
awarded  Editor
Aug
1
revised How effective is changing the MAC address?
added 233 characters in body
Aug
1
comment How effective is changing the MAC address?
@ZetaTwo, I think that even a bigger crime are Bonjour related packages, that way you can immediately spot an Apple device. However if I take care of those other details... I still wonder how dangerous it can be having my MAC address screaming the operative system I am running.
Aug
1
awarded  Student
Aug
1
asked How effective is changing the MAC address?
Aug
1
awarded  Autobiographer