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Jun
15
awarded  Commentator
Jun
15
comment Considerations for long-term key storage (paper backup, media for vault storage)?
"up to 100 years" sounds always strange to me. Technically, they guarantee that it will not last longer than 100 years. If it fails after a month, it's still true that it lasted "up to 100 years". Just like the "up to 50% discount" in a store where most discounts are below 10%.
Apr
27
comment How to publish scanned documents anonymously?
@Richard : the problem with OCR and publishing it as plain text is that it would be perceived of having less authenticity (maybe he just made it all up and just typed whatever he wanted). Publishing the officially-looking document itself as an image makes it more credible.
Jan
24
awarded  Student
Nov
24
comment Is there a protocol for securely trading information between possibly uncooperating agents?
I think I've understood it, and I agree with you that it's impossible to make it completely secure. However, there are a lot of problems which don't have an optimal solution, but suboptimal solutions are still used. A standard bicycle lock is no burden at all against a very skilled thief, but it's still being used, not to deter the world's best bicycle thief, but to deter most random passers-by. I was hoping such a service exists, which doesn't guarantee 100% security but can be useful for cases where the information is not that important that people will go out of their way to hack the system
Nov
24
comment Is there a protocol for securely trading information between possibly uncooperating agents?
The links are very interesting, but they are also very theoretical. If I had to implement a system which automatically does this, I could do it without any problems. What I'm searching for is an already existing, practical implementation, this is why I asked the question here and not at crypto.
Nov
24
asked Is there a protocol for securely trading information between possibly uncooperating agents?
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
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?