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Nov
3
asked Specific Dangers in Joining a Linux Botnet?
Aug
4
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
3
revised How do you know a computer is not compromised when you first get it?
Change "intellectual privacy" to "intellectual property", which is what I meant.
Aug
3
comment Is Linux really that secure, with only root password denying external access?
@SPRBRN - you don't need root access. It's certainly possible to set up a particular linux installation so that doing "sudo pacman -S spork" is what you would do. I believe Ubuntu and maybe Debian do things that way - no root user, just temporary permissions. But an installer is a pretty intimate piece of software - if you can get someone to install kinked software, the system can be corrupted, ACLs, root users or sudo or some other mechanism.
Aug
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
2
answered Is Linux really that secure, with only root password denying external access?
May
21
comment What attack requests “wp-admin” URLs without login cookies?
see updated question for extra information. My site has only ever run a honey pot that resembles WordPress. The requests appear isolated - not preceded by requests for wp-login.php, or followed by requests for anything else.
May
21
revised What attack requests “wp-admin” URLs without login cookies?
Add extra info as requested by an "answer".
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
@curiousguy - great. Write your own explanation of why Linux has so much more malware than Windows. Oh, wait...
Feb
24
answered How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
Feb
24
asked What attack requests “wp-admin” URLs without login cookies?
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
22
comment Are Linux vendor-supplied security updates enough for PCI Compliance?
Don't confuse "PCI DSS compliance" with "security".
Jun
14
comment Why is blog spam always written so badly?
+1 for mentioning the Herley paper. All of the explanations above assume huge amounts about spammers that can't often all be true.
May
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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
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answered Is it ok to cut some digits from the front-face of a credit/debit card?
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
18
comment Concrete figures on password cracking in the wild
Why leak the password DB if you're not going to crack the passwords - I don't think you can safely try to guess motives on that sort of thing any more. We've seen enough Anonymous and just plain random things (like the leaked credit reports last week) for me to believe that imputing a motive makes sense.