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Software developer at TimeTell BV, The Netherlands


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comment Security of a Random Password
@Curious I get the impression that you have asked this answer only to get confirmation for your assumption (that a 15-char random PW is good enough) instead of really understanding the comments and answers. NO, there are circumstances where it's not good enough. 'In case of database breach' depends very much on how well that DB stored the PWs. Actually, there are so many different scenarios that your question could be seen as 'too broad'.
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revised Security of a Random Password
threads -> threats
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Sep
14
comment Tiny USB sticks
Why not fill an ordinary USB stick with plain text files that cannot be infected, leaving only a kilobyte? It's highly unlikely that a virus will make room for itself by deleting files. Maybe that leaves the possibility of a boot sector infection, I dunno (does a USB stick have one?)
Sep
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answered How to decide whether to password protect key files in addition to full disk encryption
Aug
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comment Brute force alphanumeric password using JohnTheRipper
I remember doing this yeeeeeaaaars ago with a very simple Turbo Pascal program I wrote that called unzip with each possible password. Maybe that's an option, just add some logging and the next morning you have your hit.
Aug
17
comment Why do we use such a redundant language (English) for network communication?
This question comes from an incorrect viewpoint. You are talking as if the encryption algoritm has a preference for English (or any natural language for that matter). It does not, we do. So we compress English. To put it another way: your question text "we use English for network communications" is incorrect.
Aug
11
comment Sophos virus protection continuously blocking codegv.ru
It is indeed a suspect site. According to ScanUrl.net the site codegv.ru has a negative reputation at Web of Trust(WOT). And McAfee SiteAdvisor reports it as a spam URL. And there are reports about hacked Ukrainian sites having scripts linking to codegv.ru
Aug
11
comment Why must every OTP be unique
'Per user' I assume? Your post does not say so explicitly.
Aug
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answered Why after a website password reset am I asked to login again?
Aug
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revised Appropriate response to 2014 Russian Security Breach (CyberVor)
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Aug
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comment Appropriate response to 2014 Russian Security Breach (CyberVor)
Not much hard data in there, just generic statements. Looks like they assembled a database.
Aug
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Aug
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revised Securing fingerprint templates stored on web authentication server
flow -> flaw ;-) and general cleanup
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Aug
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comment Antivirus settings: delete or quarantine the file?
@Jay No. You have no advantage removing them immediately. They don't do any harm in quarantine. And you still have the optional disadvantage I described. 'Home user' is too broad a definition. There are e.g. utilities you may want to download that trigger the AV. Not often, but I had them.
Aug
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revised Antivirus settings: delete or quarantine the file?
Changed title to better reflect the question
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Aug
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answered Antivirus settings: delete or quarantine the file?
Jul
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answered Is there a secret-sharing public-key-encryption-based service?