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Apr
25
accepted Is it safer to be setup as a user with 'standard' vs 'administrative' privileges in Windows 10?
Apr
15
comment How hard is it to hack into a webmail account with a strong 8 character password?
Relevant... arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/… -- note this is beyond just digits.
Apr
15
revised Is it safer to be setup as a user with 'standard' vs 'administrative' privileges in Windows 10?
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Apr
15
asked Is it safer to be setup as a user with 'standard' vs 'administrative' privileges in Windows 10?
Feb
18
comment Apple's open letter - they can't or won't backdoor iOS?
"They would provide binaries to the FBI. The FBI has physical access to the phone and can flash it." I think this is the issue of contention with Apple. If the FBI has access to the custom firmware, then they can flash any device they want. They would undoubtedly weasel their way to physical access to the phone once Apple flashed it and essentially have a backdoor that would work on all 5C.
Feb
5
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Feb
5
comment Is it unsafe to restore backed up data from Google servers?
yep. tick and plus one for you good sir.
Feb
5
accepted Is it unsafe to restore backed up data from Google servers?
Feb
5
comment Is it unsafe to restore backed up data from Google servers?
I guess my concern is if my device was compromised, there could be malware (system/configuration) files that get backed up and transferred over with the backup restore. I'm assuming the device has a root kit on it and there are X files that have malicious scripts on them. On a PC we advise people to never restore files from a compromised machine. Why is it ok on Android?
Feb
4
comment How trustworthy is Firefox?
Why do you have any more reason to trust Microsoft with all your information (OS/root level access to everything you do on the computer, in addition to possibly video/audio recording of your actions) then you do with Mozilla? Or for that matter your computer manufacturer who can infect your firmware? The fact is, you don't.
Feb
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revised Is it unsafe to restore backed up data from Google servers?
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Feb
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asked Is it unsafe to restore backed up data from Google servers?
Jan
27
comment Why did customer services say using symbols in a password is insecure?
why does every bad password policy question become a hot topic on this site? these are so overdone and the answer is always the same. more entropy, and more randomness = stronger passwords. [Insert XKCD comic here]
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Dec
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Dec
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Dec
11
suggested rejected edit on Can autoplay USB stick spread virus to windows 8 or 10?
Dec
11
answered Can autoplay USB stick spread virus to windows 8 or 10?
Nov
12
comment Sanitize computer after Homeland Security seizure
Save the text of your source code into seperate text files then trash the system.