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Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
answered 419 Nigerian scam problem
May
11
awarded  Critic
Apr
10
comment How can I protect my internet-connected devices from discovery by Shodan?
If we're at it, we could also add some System Shock references. Now I can't take "L-L-L-Look at you, h-h-hacker..." out of my mind.
Mar
20
comment How is an ATM secure?
It does not violate any principles. Physical access in case of a PC means that you can easily boot your own operating system and run your own programs with full rights, because the PC has the interface for it (CD drive, USB port, etc.)
Feb
7
comment Why are vulnerabilities and lack of security possible in computers?
wait, how could Neumann be Dutch? I thought he was Hungarian who later emigrated to the USA.
Nov
14
awarded  Editor
Nov
14
revised Is a simple, but very long password a good password?
added 17 characters in body
Nov
14
awarded  Teacher
Nov
14
answered Is a simple, but very long password a good password?
Nov
5
comment How do you log in from an unsecured computer?
If the login is not something crucial (e.g. bank login which you should not do at all from an unsecured computer), and I suspect a keylogger, I usually enter my password in the wrong character order, aided by the mouse. Not a perfect solution, but might throw off most of the beginner kiddies.
Aug
21
awarded  Quorum
Aug
20
comment Is there a reason to protect SIM with PIN?
This is only valid if a phone is lost or stolen while switched off. I usually have entire months or even years when I don't have to enter the PIN because my phone is never turned off. I think most people don't carry phones around while they are switched off or have empty batteries.
Aug
15
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