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Will only answer questions with incorrect, suboptimal, or missing answers. All my posts are necromancers, with 25% of them badged as such.


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Mar
22
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
21
comment Is there a hash algorithm that can identify similar files or strings?
@John "Fuzzy Hashing, can match inputs that have homologies..............."
Mar
19
comment How do software keygens work?
@AndréDaniel, Windows updates are often done offline on servers isn't it?
Mar
19
comment How do software keygens work?
@AndréDaniel, So do you mean that besides the bugging prompts, we can even make the appearance look exactly as though they are verified?
Mar
17
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
15
comment Convenient cross-platform help on checking secure hashes like SHA-256
@nealmcb, Maybe they want you to pipe the output to another function.
Mar
13
comment How to write an email regarding IT Security that will be read, and not ignored by the end user?
@gowenfawr, I'm saying your results are skewed due to confirmation bias.
Mar
11
comment How to write an email regarding IT Security that will be read, and not ignored by the end user?
@gowenfawr, I think it's indicative that we are looking at a case of confirmation bias.
Mar
5
comment Is $_SERVER[ ] a safe source of data in PHP?
Data you write using tools you trust can be considered a safe source of data if they are read using tools you trust and if no one else has permission to touch them. If that isn't safe, then you have a bigger problem.
Mar
5
comment Is $_SERVER[ ] a safe source of data in PHP?
@Ladadadada, TCP can be spoofed. Just harder.
Feb
23
comment Securing Laptop's Wireless
@Iszi, Of course question focusing on privacy issues. It's tagged as such and quote "The accuracy might be off, but you'd know that I've traveled to Starbucks at least once".
Feb
22
comment Are there security or privacy concerns in using YaCy as a substitute for Google or Duckduckgo?
No, I mean if the clients do verification, a botnet couldn't cause search poisoning unless he controls a large percentage of nodes in the entire decentralized network.
Feb
22
comment Securing Laptop's Wireless
@Iszi, Even if it's not an open network, it's still a privacy issue. Mark has answered that, When you connect to a company network it's not an open network but still a privacy risk.
Feb
17
comment Can any CA sign any domain?
@DavidHoude, The weakest CA wouldn't be weak if there's only one CA in the world, since it's also the strongest CA.
Feb
17
comment How to write an email regarding IT Security that will be read, and not ignored by the end user?
@gowenfawr, How did you arrive at "better hit rates"? Are they measured?
Feb
17
revised Is it good practice to ban an IP address if too many login attempts are made from it?
added 11 characters in body
Feb
17
comment How secure is TeamViewer for simple remote support?
@mgibsonbr, Hmm, there should be a setting that can stop these silent disabling of encryption.
Feb
17
comment Are there security or privacy concerns in using YaCy as a substitute for Google or Duckduckgo?
Bitcoin's communication (getting a search result) with untrusted peers is also exactly what we are doing here.
Feb
16
comment Security risks of disabling SSID Broadcast
@JohnDeters, Doesn't answer the question. Yes we all know "the secure approach is to require credentials on your access points", but the whole point of this question is Does having broadcasting on increase the security of our setup? What about having it off? You stated that it makes no difference but didn't cite any reason to support that stand. Your conclusion (para 2 sentence 2) does not follow from the first half of your answer.
Feb
16
comment If I use a VPN, who will resolve my DNS requests?
@Mark, Regarding "Your OS must support this", Doesn't all OS support that? How could it be achievable?