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awarded  Nice Question
Jul
9
comment Making it harder to scan on-screen QR-code from a distance
If there were a market a software solution could completely cover the code with an obscuring window and convert the value to text for you. Assuming the code relates to value like Bitcoin consider not using the QR but the value instead. QR by design is meant to be read by all who can see it thus a better method of access to the value it contains might be your fix.
Jul
8
comment Issues with format of Logs generated by Auditd
your post was updated and I see the name arugment commented out and name_format listed- answer below should still work fine
Jul
8
answered Issues with format of Logs generated by Auditd
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
2
comment How do you stop a hacker when their IP address is 0.0.0.0?
Seems you are not alone - ditted24.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=12949233&item=666
May
21
comment Do software systems become more secure every year?
It might be helpful to go beyond the human users are getting dumber and the human attackers are getting better. Systems of systems growing in both complexity and ubiquity may suggest the OP's proposition that the systems are more secure may be fundamentally flawed and incorrect. Seems we in the InfoSec business should look hard at this aspect as it may suggest our train user and patch, rinse, patch methodology might not keep up with the leaks in the boat. EBay today, Target five months ago, yada yada. InfoSec as a business seems to need some fundamental systems level changes to status quo.
May
7
comment Writing to drive with full drive encryption without decrypting
Have you considered dislocker's impact? hacker10.com/other-computing/…
May
7
comment Writing to drive with full drive encryption without decrypting
Would accidentally reformatting the drive fall into your focus?
May
1
comment Can I isolate a specific computer on my network?
As BadSkilz suggests isolate him with a router between the rest of your internal network and him.
Apr
27
awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
comment Is it bad to put a certificate as CA in Firefox?
PKI is about trust so you have to trust the signer of the self-signed cert and control that private key used to sign same.
Mar
27
comment Public keys without the certificates
Thin Clients on the same server? Thin Clients tend to be X windows with the actual processing running on the server. Architecturally where are A and B processing and what other users are colocated?
Mar
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
comment Why are PSTN lines not encrypted?
@AJ Yes your logic is sound but economically maximizing profits on existing racks of relays depended on managing expectations of privacy which were nil for telephones at the time. Those expectations and the revenue scheme are so changed today that it is hard for folks to understand legacy design decisions that got us here.
Feb
19
comment Why are PSTN lines not encrypted?
Plus through the 1960s multiple homes were hocked into a single party line with only the notification ring differing between parties. This popular option was the most common implementation and relied on shared 'evesdropping' ability.
Feb
4
comment BIOS spyware query
Is this hypothetical or do you have cause for concern? If so perhaps you could relate those details. All things are possible given enough time and money. "Is is likely" might be a better focus...
Jan
30
comment Industry standards for threat names
Please pass a couple of examples of the names.
Jan
27
comment How did the spammers get this address?
Keeping it very simple have you considered the actual email sent and received. Was it controlled or perhaps did it including responding to web advertisements etc?
Jan
15
answered Contents retrieved from a not protected url from content owner's server. Legal?