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A software developer.


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comment DNS spoofing of linux distribution repositories
Replay Old Metadata: Leading to possible installation of known defective historic version.
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comment DNS spoofing of linux distribution repositories
Only apply security update repository automatically, which reduces the chance of defects. And why dont you schedule your manager to operate during business hours? This allows you to leave your employer with reasonable security and limited risk profiles if they dont have active patch management. You can also send your employer a official warning that these servers require active patch management, and without that they are likely to have stability and security issues, just to cover your liability.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
comment Best practices for notebook anti-theft. Computer tracking
There are common cases where access to the cache files or filenames will be very bad (i.e. your boss/wife seeing your proxy logs / cache files). Essentially any application you use may use an unknown storage mechanism to store information that can cause problems. And we all know how complex applications can get over time. Check your IM client, Email client, browser and your desktop search tool.
Jun
25
comment Best practices for notebook anti-theft. Computer tracking
OK, on linux yeah not too bad a configuration. Depending on what applications you use and where the random files are created (i.e. various caches). Your logs may have some stuff (i.e. wrong password attempts). But some stuff will probably be visible such as document names, mount paths etc.
Jun
24
comment Best practices for notebook anti-theft. Computer tracking
Encryption of only your personal folder is significantly less secure than full disk encryption.
Jun
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
9
revised Can teleworking let my boss to sniff my network traffic? What else could he do?
Added clarity and technical term "route" and using PC as router possibility.
Jun
9
answered How does a GSM triangulation work?
Jun
3
answered Can teleworking let my boss to sniff my network traffic? What else could he do?
May
28
suggested suggested edit on Ethical question regarding accessible sensitive data at school
May
27
answered Ethical question regarding accessible sensitive data at school
May
11
revised Best practices for securing an android device
expanding comments, adding more information
May
11
comment Best practices for securing an android device
The last item can be a pain, I needed to type in about 30 characters of passwords (android + lastpass) yesterday to get at a simple shower doorlock combination on my phone.
May
6
comment Obfuscating JavaScript code
@Pacerier xxxpy is a synonym for bad (code).
Apr
28
comment Is there a value in using portable programs on a USB key?
Yes @Thomas, you need to expect the evidence to be there, but the effort for someone to retrieve the program and data in the virtual memory system might preclude someone searching for it in practice.
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
21
answered Is there a value in using portable programs on a USB key?
Apr
16
reviewed No Action Needed How are two systems able to set up a secure SSH tunnel over a public connection?
Apr
16
comment Go through proxy server to Find an original IP Address
Can you clarify your question please: Please confirm that you are trying to trace the website of the third party. Which service do you use for IP Address Finder? And are you talking about the 'physical' location of the server? i.e. Looking at the Geo IP settings of the website.