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Aug
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comment Password entropy in layman's terms
Well, when you want to explain some complex concept to a kid, you have to use something (s)he is familiar with. At that time, I couldn't think of any better example. But anyway, it was that or Shannon... I took my chances with cleaning the room.
Aug
29
answered In what ways do some banks inadequately advise their customers on online security?
Aug
29
answered Password entropy in layman's terms
Aug
29
answered What would one need to do in order to hijack a satellite?
Aug
28
accepted Google hacking - why “numrange” is so dangerous?
Aug
22
answered Google hacking - why “numrange” is so dangerous?
Aug
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asked Google hacking - why “numrange” is so dangerous?
Aug
21
accepted Could Stock Exchange be shut down by HFT attack vector?
Aug
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accepted How do you estimate the costs of a security breach?
Aug
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asked Could Stock Exchange be shut down by HFT attack vector?
Aug
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accepted Why do we even use passwords / passphrases next to biometrics?
Aug
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Aug
18
comment Why do we even use passwords / passphrases next to biometrics?
Why would I have to go to Palo Alto? If I have scanner, I would use it in registration form (for the sake of conversation, let say this is an option when registrating to FB) like I'm using passwords now. If I wanted to log in with fingerprint, I would have scanner locally, like I'm having keyboard right now.
Aug
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answered What are common/official methods of reporting spam/phishing/nasty-grams to organizations?
Aug
18
comment Why do we even use passwords / passphrases next to biometrics?
Well, even if you do permenatly damage your hand, you will have unique scars. Also, there is not likely to injure your palms badly enough to wipe your epiderms (with mehanicals injuries). However, with fire or acid you could do it. Anyway, you actually remind me of something - hand-foot syndrom - people with this syndrom don't have fingerprints at all. There is also problem with poor scanning - can scanner penetrate deep enough into skin (some people might have altered upper layer, let say if they work with lime). All in all, at least to me, so far the best answer :)
Aug
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asked Why do we even use passwords / passphrases next to biometrics?
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awarded  Suffrage
Aug
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accepted Encryption on mobile phone - myth?