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Oct
26
answered Parabolic Denial Of Service — Would it work?
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22
awarded  Nice Answer
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?