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Oct
22
answered Why do we lock our computers?
Oct
22
comment What does WEP access point show during aircrack-ng attack?
I found that DD-WRT, at least, doesn't seem to notice that WEP cracking takes place. You can maybe see an LED flickering more, if you look at the Access Point front panel, but that's about it.
Oct
22
awarded  Scholar
Oct
22
accepted What does WEP access point show during aircrack-ng attack?
Oct
22
answered How does the Copyright Alert System work? Who has implemented it?
Oct
21
comment How does the Copyright Alert System work? Who has implemented it?
Given that the USA no longer has a central registry of copyrighted material (done away with by the 1976 Copyright Act, which makes any creation auto-copyrighted) the ISPs (or anyone else) cannot decided automatically what's copyrighted and what isn't. This whole thing is clearly the movie studios and record labels trying to externalize the costs of policing the strict copyrights they've lobbied for.
Oct
10
answered If a bank says they do not have my login and password info, is that true?
Oct
7
comment How does duqu delete itself?
What you propose would work on Linux and a lot of Unixes (older, weirder versions wouldn't allow you to delete the executable file of a running process), but would it work under Windows, the Duqu target?
Oct
7
answered PCI Audit: Using “test” cards
Oct
5
comment How does Amazon bill me without the CVC / CVV / CVV2?
I believe that the procedure(s) end up being defined in the merchant's contract with the payment processor (someone like Paymentech or Heartland or BillMatrix).
Oct
5
comment What are the likely effects of increased government spending on “Cyber Weapons” on the software industry?
@Ramhound: See "Farewell Dossier" and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_pipeline_sabotage . By 1988 it was well known that the Soviets were acquiring VAXes, so why wouldn't some TLA do that?
Oct
5
comment What are the likely effects of increased government spending on “Cyber Weapons” on the software industry?
@Ramhound: getting a "Confidential" or even a "Secret" isn't that hard, but what about Q-clearances (the Dept of Energy atom bomb knowledge clearances)? What about the clearances above Top Secret? If "Olympic Games" was for real, it was classified well above Top Secret.
Oct
3
comment What are the likely effects of increased government spending on “Cyber Weapons” on the software industry?
I heard a rumor around 1988 that the NSA (or some TLA) did exactly what you suggest: "They've got big notebooks full of bugs, for every operating system, even VMS!" And that the TLA in question used those bugs (didn't call them vulns back then) to do nefarious things to the commies.
Oct
3
answered What are the likely effects of increased government spending on “Cyber Weapons” on the software industry?
Oct
2
answered How a malware executes remote payload
Sep
28
comment Are anti-virus companies companies regularly committing software piracy?
Good. I upvoted.
Sep
28
comment Are anti-virus companies companies regularly committing software piracy?
We're not discussing detecting malware, we're discussing possession of a huge amount of copies of software, possibly in contravention of international treaties, like ACTA. In the USA since 1976, and elsewhere since the Berne Convention was ratified, any intellectual property is automatically copyrighted by the creator. It strikes me that most of the posters here are arguing good intent, but most copyright law does not allow the consideration of intent or state of mind. Mere possession is illegal.
Sep
28
comment Are anti-virus companies companies regularly committing software piracy?
I personally can go with this, but in the USA fair use is only something that can be discovered through lititgation. You have to go to trial to find out. Without a trial, you're skirting legality at best. Further, fair use is something you plead AFTER YOU ADMIT TO COPYRIGHT VIOLATION. It's not usable up front.
Sep
28
comment Are anti-virus companies companies regularly committing software piracy?
You guys need to look into the "intent" issue. In newer laws in the USA, "intent" (or "mens rea") is often very explicitly LEFT OUT of consideration. Just doing something, copying a file or even possession, is enough to make you guilty. The DMCA does this sort of thing, as do a lot of the more recent copyright laws.
Sep
27
revised Ways to monitor someone's internet traffic
Add note about traffic analysis.