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Just a guy with some linux experience.


1d
comment -bash: -sudo: command not found
More to the point, does your distribution have apt-get ?
2d
comment Why do some websites and programs restrict password characteristics?
There are good reasons to encourage or even enforce strong passwords, but I think nine times out of ten what happens is people invent a strong password, and then write it down on a post-it. A weaker password that they then memorized would arguable be more secure.
Apr
14
comment If DNSSEC is so questionable, why is it ahead of DNSCurve in adoption?
@damon Unfortunately at this point the vast majority of the people who've had to deal with him have pretty much decided that it doesn't matter how good his software is if the price for using it is dealing with DJB. And perhaps that's for the best -- if his code's that unmaintainable for anyone who isn't him, what'll happen when he stops maintaining it?
Apr
10
comment What is HeartBleed?
If you're already using GoDaddy it's not as if heartbleed could make your security situation all that much worse, but still...
Apr
9
awarded  Pundit
Apr
9
comment Would the Heartbleed bug have been prevented if OpenSSL was written in Go/D/Vala?
@Doval It's equally disingenuous to suggest or imply (as the question does) that if only those poor ignorant people had seen the light and written openSSL in a "proper" language this problem wouldn't have existed. To use the metaphor, I'm not saying seatbelts are useless, I'm saying that the asker is erroneously implying that wearing one protects you from all possible accidents.
Apr
9
comment Would the Heartbleed bug have been prevented if OpenSSL was written in Go/D/Vala?
Bugs happen. The moment you start assuming that using a particular programming language will protect you from bugs, they will happen more and it'll be all the worse when (not if) they happen because you never assumed they could.
Apr
8
comment What was so dangerous about PGP that its creator was charged in court for it?
@WarrenDew It took politicians a long time to stop being stupid about the internet. Arguably they still haven't stopped completely, for that matter...
Mar
26
awarded  Custodian
Mar
26
reviewed No Action Needed How can I detect if someone is sniffing network packets on the LAN?
Mar
26
comment Router eavesdropping on SSH tunnel?
@user2675345 is probably correct.
Mar
26
reviewed Reviewed Router eavesdropping on SSH tunnel?
Mar
26
comment Is Google overreaching by forcing me to use TLS?
Is the government overreaching you for requiring you to wear a seatbelt while driving?
Mar
24
comment Malicious code in image. Harmful?
That's an impressive bit of code but your answer would be a lot more useful if you also explained where you got it and how it pertains to the question. Just because it's obvious to you doesn't mean it's obvious to everyone.
Mar
20
comment Company computer use from home - how much can they see on the desktop?
Assume "everything" and don't use it for anything you wouldn't want your company to know about.
Mar
18
comment What is a good algorithm for memorizing a password in a few minutes?
I'm more and more starting to favor the battery staple method, myself.
Mar
10
answered DOS safe alternative to delay response to an attacker with sleep()?
Feb
7
comment Bad practice to have a “god” password?
There is already a way to do that. It's called sudo on any decent multi-user operating system.
Feb
6
comment What can an attacker do if he knew my database credentials?
Also, if you have reason to suspect your database credentials have been compromised, CHANGE YOUR CREDENTIALS.
Feb
6
comment Sharing passwords through email can be considered insecure?
"can be considered insecure" ? Email's about as secure as writing on the back of a postcard.