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Dec
5
reviewed Reject Since I can set the source IP address to anything using raw sockets, does this mean I am untraceable?
Dec
5
comment Since I can set the source IP address to anything using raw sockets, does this mean I am untraceable?
@Kevin - it isn't that large of a number of routers normally. It may travel through 10 to 15, but generally, at least 1/3 of those are on the ISP's network and another 1/3 or so on the recipient's ISP's network. The ones in between tend to be backbone networks, but they still care about entry and exit points on their network for traffic for billing and peering negotiations. They may or may not log every packet, but if they start noticing a weird pattern, they are likely to make note of it.
Dec
5
comment Does it matter which key is considered private and which public?
Can we add more clarification here about if this is talking specifically about RSA or about asymmetric crypto in general? It makes a huge and potentially catastrophic difference.
Dec
5
answered Since I can set the source IP address to anything using raw sockets, does this mean I am untraceable?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Which forward secrecy cipher suites are supported for TLS1.0 protocols?
Dec
4
reviewed Close Automated tools to manage or monitor authorized_keys?
Dec
3
reviewed Close Is there a Plug and Play demonstration kit for various types of attacks?
Dec
2
reviewed Leave Open Encrypt files on FTP server
Dec
2
reviewed Leave Open Do I have to hash users' IP addresses when I log them?
Dec
2
comment Do I have to hash users' IP addresses when I log them?
I would also add that storing the IPs in a "non-reversible" manner is counter productive as it prevents you from being able to track security threats against your site. If you don't have an accessible IP address in the log file, then you can't report relevant information in the case of an attack on your systems.
Dec
1
answered MITM faking certificates
Nov
26
comment Are photographs of fingerprints a security risk?
@Josef - that's an interesting area of research, but it is still making some approximation guesses which could potentially throw off getting an accurate finger print reading. It would also have perspective issues to correct for and shaping issues in order to get a consistent finger print out of the video. It might be possible at some point in the future, but I'm still not particularly convinced that the state of the art could extract a usable print, at least for finger print systems with a low false positive rate. Other methods are certainly far easier to obtain prints.
Nov
25
answered Are photographs of fingerprints a security risk?
Nov
25
reviewed Close Weird characters from contact page
Nov
24
reviewed Close TLS Authentication/OpenVPN/MITM Attacks on Public Wifi
Nov
24
reviewed Close How to identify which storage USB device is BadUSB-free at store?
Nov
24
reviewed Close Using salt or secret for Hmac
Nov
24
reviewed Close How do I view a list of known unpatched windows xp arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities?
Nov
24
comment Can a botnet be used to effectively break encryption keys?
@k1DBLITZ - when the times to crack are several orders of magnitude past the heat death of the universe, it doesn't practically matter. Every additional bit DOUBLES the time to crack, assuming there aren't flaws in the algorithm.
Nov
24
comment Are 2FA soft-tokens flawed if the user can log into the website from the same mobile device?
@nowen - fair enough.