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Dec
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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
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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
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accepted Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
Dec
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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
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comment Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
@Stephane - thanks so much, it has helped filling in the gaps.
Dec
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asked Rainbow Tables: What is the Reduction Used for?
Dec
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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.
Dec
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revised Why is my Mac trying to connect to an http://akamai.com server
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Dec
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answered Why is my Mac trying to connect to an http://akamai.com server
Dec
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comment How is DDoS different from DRDoS?
@Ebenezar - Just to be a bit more pedantic, I would add to your phrase "DDOS is is making the server unavailable or denying the service to the users for a particular time [with requests coming from multiple sources, as opposed to a DoS, which usually means one source of attack]."
Dec
3
comment Token based authentication under http
any specific reason as to why not use SSL throughout the whole application? That would the best 'best-practice' in this scenario. Also make sure the cookie has the HttpOnly flag set and if you do go for SSL across the whole application, make sure you also use the 'secure' flag.
Nov
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revised What to do when I found a spyware that my spouse has installed?
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Nov
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revised What to do when I found a spyware that my spouse has installed?
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answered What to do when I found a spyware that my spouse has installed?
Nov
26
comment Pentesting Cleanup
@tuson You are welcome. I guess that's when social skills supersede technical skills; the deal is to make it look like you are there to help them avoid the worst in future. When people that have years experience in service delivery, and someone with less experience in that particular subject, but well versed in security comes along, that does tend to cause make their ego very sensitive. Just be friendly and reassure them of those main things: 1) explain why it is important to know if the file was theirs or a genuine breach; and 2) make them feel that you are not there to jeopardize their jobs.
Nov
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revised Pentesting Cleanup
I could not confirm; so deleted the sentence.