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Feb
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answered Obtaining the IP address of a virtual machine to use Metasploit
Feb
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answered Cracking CISCO ASA Passwords
Feb
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answered Threat model for huge warnings on untrusted SSL certificates and no warnings for plain HTTP connections?
Feb
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Feb
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revised What can a hacker do with an IP address?
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Feb
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answered What can a hacker do with an IP address?
Feb
25
answered Antivirus Engine based MD5 or SHA1 hash?
Feb
25
answered How can I protect my domain names without exposing too much personal information?
Feb
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answered Can URLs be sniffed when using SSL?
Feb
22
answered Should a penetration tester have training in ISO 27001/ITIL etc?
Feb
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answered How to prevent attacks against client side validations?
Feb
21
comment Ethernet security
@Terry True, however adding a Wifi hotspot component is a horrible idea if security is your primary goal. Plug it in via usb!
Feb
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comment Ethernet security
Highly recommend against the Wifi component if you're after security but yes, you're right in that it's convinent for light use - the type the OP describes. Only downside is a little added expense, but if you're looking for a decent VPN anyway....
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Feb
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comment How genuine are password entropy calculations?
Excellent response and I think it addresses what I was getting at. To rephrase my question with my new understanding it was along the lines of "Why do discussions surrounding password entropy seemingly ignore the likelihood of the password generation process being selected?" My answer would now probably be we can only evaluate the knowns in the equation, and that's the password generation processes itself. The selection of that generation process adds its own entropy but as with most security we just base it off the assumption they know and evaluate the strength of the remaining section.
Feb
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accepted How genuine are password entropy calculations?
Feb
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answered How can I tunnel through an SSH server for HTTP(s) requests?
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comment Ethernet security
For what you're referring to you have speed as in latency, and speed as in bandwidth. It terms of latency your ping times will typically increase a little, because instead of going directly to a requested IP you go via your VPN provider, wherever their gateway is located. This could be the other side of the country, or the other side of the world (useful for bypassing geo IP restrictions). In terms of bandwidth it depends on your provider. They typically you'll still be able to watch youtube etc fine, chat with the wife, but you might not get as fast downloads.