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Apr
24
comment Do telecom operators listen to every phone calls
it's possible that your phone(is it a smartphone?) has some bug and showed a wrong caller number... that being said, there are countries in which telecom operators are obliged by law to store call conversations and keep them for a minimum of 6 months, it doesn't matter if you buy a pre-paid SIM card or you're on contract, the terms of service are considered agreed as soon as you activate the card(after switching the phone with the card in, it hits the nearest tower).
Dec
22
comment Is it possible to steal money directly from the systems of a big bank?
IMHO anything is possible, their systems are built by men, anything built by men will most likely have errors, identify the errors and you're golden. Alternatively, 4 buses, a few RPGs and 20+ people scattered all over a country can drawn quite a few ATM's in a very short amount of time, authorities would be frozen. The beginning of Swordfish(the movie, hacking is pretty lame, but the idea is very good) shows how "easy" some things can be if done "right". NOTE: I don't encourage any of this.
Dec
21
comment Configuration for a server
In addition to Matrix's excellent answer, I'd like to add that you should fill your RAM slots, the more the better and if running VMWare, make sure you disable memory trimming.
Dec
21
comment Why Adobe is recommending McAfee security scan during flash player installation?
oh, but I do worry when it gets down to this, when an AV scans your system, it also creates reports that will be uploaded to their servers, that information can contain sensitive information related to me and/or my client(s).
Dec
20
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Dec
20
comment How can I explain SQL injection without technical jargon?
@DeerHunter that's a very good idea, materialize into an answer and I'll up it!
Dec
20
comment How can I explain SQL injection without technical jargon?
@DeerHunter yes it covers a lot of attacks, but I can't think of anything narrower...
Dec
20
comment Are we concentrating too much on password complexity?
not sure if password strength is the key, I believe the key is to force the user into using passwords that have no relation with their personal preferences or information.
Dec
20
comment Security in the breaking cloud? Storage Wars?
That's like 3 different questions in one, this will make answers feel incomplete. IMHO, I don't think you can protect data without some form of encryption, instances are backed up(by most services). With respect to "who/what validates/guaranees...", you should actually read the TOS and License Agreement.
Dec
20
answered How can I explain SQL injection without technical jargon?
Dec
20
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