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Mar
12
comment Download mirror security
This also means that even if the packages are distributed over HTTP a MITM attack would be fruitless
Feb
10
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Feb
9
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
12
revised Are online hash calculators dangerous?
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Oct
16
accepted On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
Oct
16
answered On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
Sep
28
comment On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
The strange this is that I was typing https://google.com in to the browser and it was occurring. However - I can't say for sure that that's what I did first, so maybe chrome had cached the redirect?
Sep
28
comment On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
@Rock I was using Chrome
Sep
28
comment On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
@CodesInChaos After posting this actually went from happening every time to becoming an intermittent issue. I was just using google normally (type search in to chrome bar) and google themselves showed a little box notifying me that I wasn't using SSL - I looked and I wasn't. But now I'm thinking this may be a different issue.
Sep
28
comment On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
@CodesInChaos Exactly, that's what I was thinking. I'm now unsure, because my https connections are occasionally going through. So perhaps it's not the network being sneaky but some issue with my browser/google/something else
Sep
28
comment On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
How would that work? Do you have an example of software that does this?
Sep
28
asked On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?
Sep
19
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
28
comment What is zero day?
Isn't this a grey area - we know buffer overflows exist but that doesn't discount every new buffer overflow because "oh, we know about buffer overflows already". So therefore should we be discounting a new SQL vulnerability in Jon's Cat Blog? It seems odd to refer to that as an 0day, however.
Mar
18
comment How would one crack a weak but unknown encryption protocol?
I'm possibly being a bit pedantic here but isn't it "as good as nothing" rather than being "worse than nothing"?
Mar
8
comment What are the disadvantages of Tor?
So you're proposing limiting SSH login to only allow it from Tor? I'm not quite sure how you'd implement that but even if it is possible what's the point? It would be far better/simpler to limit SSH login to your I.P address(es). Also, as anyone can use Tor you're not really restricting people from accessing it - just obscuring it a little
Feb
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
21
comment How unlikely is it that a Google Doc link is guessed?
And not forgetting the link hanging around in someone's browser history
Jan
15
comment How can I tell whether this computer is part of a botnet?
If it's a virus it's a very poorly written one! Is it possible that someone has installed some legitimate software that has these as dependencies? It sounds like unxutils.sourceforge.net. It's possible there are some programs out there that needs these installed
Jan
10
comment Why do some antivirus programs find infections that others miss?
@illsecure don't do this! VirusTotal is a great tool but anti-virus tools do more than just scan executables (such as use of heuristics). See prevx.com/blog/106/… for more information.