853 reputation
615
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen 7 hours ago

6h
revised What needs to happen for email encryption to go mainstream?
fix technical glitch that doesn't affect the main argument.
6h
suggested suggested edit on What needs to happen for email encryption to go mainstream?
Feb
28
awarded  Yearling
Feb
6
comment Sharing passwords through email can be considered insecure?
plaintextoffenders.com/about says "sending the password via email ... is bad." That seems to directly contradict "For most webs and services it is ok to send you a clear password ... to your e-mail." Did you maybe intend to put a "not" somewhere in that sentence?
Feb
6
comment Sharing passwords through email can be considered insecure?
Have you heard of plaintextoffenders.com/about ?
Feb
3
comment Does server RAM count as storage for PCI Compliance?
+1 agree. Maybe it would be better if the credit card data went directly from the customer to a PCI-compliant server directly to the payment processor (as with Stripe, Square, Chargify, etc.), rather than making a detour through some other server.
Jan
24
comment Where is the salt on the OpenSSL AES encryption?
related: "Is there a standard for OpenSSL-interoperable AES encryption?"
Jan
13
comment Increase the security of an already stored password hash
related: Convert old and busted password encryption to something sensible
Nov
23
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
30
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
5
comment Is using a public-key for logging in to SSH any better than saving a password?
If "not using a passphrase isn't smart", then why does the OpenSSL documentation specifically say that "it may be a good thing to avoid protecting it with a password" ? (Should I ask this as an independent question?)
Jun
18
revised public key distribution from a central server
edited tags
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Question
May
13
answered Computing entropy for a passphrase ( minimal word length … )
May
13
comment how safe is the 256 bit encryption used in bank transactions
@GuySirton: While many people would be surprised if it turns out that factoring is NP-hard, is there any proof that factoring is definitely not NP-hard?
May
13
awarded  Organizer
May
13
revised How can I block an IP, if I'm getting many http requests in a second?
capitalize "IP", etc.
May
13
suggested suggested edit on How can I block an IP, if I'm getting many http requests in a second?
Mar
20
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
16
awarded  Good Question