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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What tools does the Google safe browsing service rely on?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can malware be dangerous even when quarantined?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the Java programming language used for penetration testing in practice ? If so, does the same apply to C#?
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May
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revised Syllabus for self-studying information security and Pentesting
Syntax.
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comment Syllabus for self-studying information security and Pentesting
@Mars - you are welcome. You might need some certifications to get your foot at the door; it will usually be a Junior level entry, which is a pretty crap pay. Your proposed time-scales above might be realistic, but only if you are gifted or austere: it will take a few years until you start becoming confident on your skills. Also, if you are not into travelling too much, the life of a pentester can be pretty chaotic: bad hotel food, not much rest and pressure from clients. Pentesters with lots of experience usually manage to work solely from home or under the conditions they choose, though.
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answered Syllabus for self-studying information security and Pentesting
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answered Find out what Linux software is trying to phone home
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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...
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answered How to check the safety of a link?
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comment Can I use elliptic curve DSA in a secure message service?
+1 for the simple breakdown, summary and contrast.
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answered Is a web application firewall necessary if the application is secure?
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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?
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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?