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♪ The autumn leaves keep turning to the colour of your hair. ♫

#MySenseOverIntelliSense

I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true lightness. — Alicia Silverstone


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Nov
7
comment How different should my passwords be?
@PyRulez: He told us in this one example sure. None of us here are attacking him with a password he's not actually using, though.
Nov
6
comment How different should my passwords be?
@Gilles: Alright then
Nov
6
comment How different should my passwords be?
"If the password for site B can be easily inferred from the password for site A, as in the method you suggest, then you fail at the damage containment." But can it? What are the odds that anyone will guess that such a scheme is in use, never mind what the scheme is? Granted, I can see how it's safer not to take the chance at all.
Oct
22
awarded  Critic
Oct
22
comment Is there anything preventing the NSA from becoming a root CA?
@Rory: security.stackexchange.com/editing-help#comment-formatting
Oct
16
comment How to explain to a customer that spamfilters don't catch everything
+1 for that last notion. I'd go back to the client with: "Sorry that one got through, but please bear in mind that 2,567,983 were blocked over the last six weeks; like anything human, spam prevention is imperfect and occasionally a computer cannot reasonably figure out when something is email that you want and when something is spam. Also please note that spam filters on the server are not virus checkers: that is the job of the AV on your computer and, as evidenced, that performed its job as expected. Please let me know if you have any further questions."
Oct
16
comment How to explain to a customer that spamfilters don't catch everything
@HotLicks: I've found my installation of SpamAssassin to be near 100% effective for the last six years or so. In both directions. Perhaps you've misconfigured your tools? Or perhaps your day-to-day emailing activity itself appears spammy in nature. :)
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
25
comment Why is “www.” considered unsafe in this HTTPS URL?
You know nothing.
Aug
13
comment What are the security reasons for disallowing the plus sign in email addresses?
This reminds me of another silly tweet from last year
Aug
13
comment Is it safe to store passwords on Google drive?
@matejkramny: Eh? It's their drive! Of course they have access to it. Whether a frontline support tech has access to the backend servers is an entirely different thing.
Jul
27
comment How to secure a public device against abuse?
and GPS itself can be trivially spoofed with a £10 piece of kit plugged into your cigarette lighter socket
Jul
16
awarded  Commentator
Jul
16
comment This JavaScript code is injected on my hotel Wi-Fi: should I be worried?
That Windows icon reeks of nostalgia <3
Jul
16
comment This JavaScript code is injected on my hotel Wi-Fi: should I be worried?
@ignis: That's ridiculous. Sure, we already know that an untrusted network is untrusted in the general case, but why should that prevent us from being able to ask specifics about a specific network's behaviour?
Jun
30
comment How can I watch porn, safely, and not get a virus? (and not infect corporate data also)
What the actual frak...?!
May
22
comment Is all data sent over SSH encrypted?
@IQAndreas: Your login key is not the same as the server's SSH key. No matter how you login, the SSH session has already been established.
Apr
14
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
@Nick: It's an analogy. Without technical detail. As requested. If you want the technical details then they are available all over the internet.
Apr
13
answered How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
Apr
13
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
Yeah, this is a great explanation of Heartbleed, but not for a layperson.