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Apr
16
answered Find out what Linux software is trying to phone home
Apr
16
comment How can I verify if a website revoked its old SSL certificate keys?
I saw myself listening to the same Security Now! podcast scratching my head thinking the same thing. +1 for pre-empting my doubts, subject relevance, research and formatting of the question. Also would like to know the reasons behind downvoting...
Mar
26
answered How to check the safety of a link?
Mar
24
comment Can I use elliptic curve DSA in a secure message service?
+1 for the simple breakdown, summary and contrast.
Mar
21
answered Is a web application firewall necessary if the application is secure?
Mar
19
comment Should generating gpg keys ever result in an identical key to an older key?
@user12588 - have you tried using your new private as the old private key? In other words, can you use the new private key with your old public key? Have you done a 'diff' on the new and old public keys to make sure they are really the same?
Feb
27
accepted WAF Process Creation for Integration of IT and Business
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
30
comment Setting up a Secure Home Proxy for VPN Service Providers
thanks for your answer. Yes, they seem reasonable solutions. I kinda like the idea of the two NICs to start with; my concern is bridging the NICs, do you think this would impose any security concerns?
Dec
30
comment Setting up a Secure Home Proxy for VPN Service Providers
@GosBilgon - (apologies for delay: holidays). Well, it could be any other, but I had thought of ProXPN initially, just as a try and error. My security concern is about bridging the traffic from one NIC to another.
Dec
22
asked Setting up a Secure Home Proxy for VPN Service Providers
Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
9
answered Is my computer trying to download something malicious from Dropbox?
Dec
6
accepted Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
Dec
6
comment Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
+1 for the explanation on the rainbow colours. I found it very easy to understand your answer: the reason why I am selecting this answer is because of what you said: "Then, another candidate plaintext password is pulled out of that hash, and so on, creating a long chain". This reads to me as if the main reason for choosing the six number is because if you are trying to guess a six-character numeric-only password, the reduction offers a quick candidate at hand. Thanks so much.
Dec
6
comment Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
@Stephane - thanks so much, it has helped filling in the gaps.
Dec
5
asked Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
Dec
5
comment Why is my Mac trying to connect to an http://akamai.com server
@JamesAndino - I would say that for a confident and reliable report on that, you could either have a box acting as a SIEM (Security Information Event Management) system such as Splunk or AlienVault on your network. If you don't want to install it and go through this hassle, you can enable logging on your perimeter router/firewall if you have blocked the IP from coming into your network.
Dec
4
comment Why is my Mac trying to connect to an http://akamai.com server
@danielAzuelos - Thanks so much for your feedback: I am not very Mac-literate. If the traffic is not so huge, your approach of using Mac's own features might do. The advantage of blocking at the perimeter level if the traffic is too high, is that by doing that, you don't waste the computer's resources.