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Good Morning how are you, I'm dr jimbob
I'm interested in things.
I'm not a real dr,
But I am a real jim bob.

Have a PhD in Experimental High-Energy Physics, but left academia in mid-2010 to program professionally.

Mostly program/script in python, django, and jquery these days doing mostly web apps.

Also have experience programming in C, C++, java, haskell, php, and (bash) shell more in the past.

Linux as primary OS since 1999, ubuntu user since 2005 (Hoary).


Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is MS Windows more secure than Linux on this aspect?
Aug
10
comment Is MS Windows more secure than Linux on this aspect?
@JimiDini - Well you can switch to the root account with sudo su -, it's just when the password is not set, you can't login to the root account by knowing an unset root password. @Parithian Shot, I agree in the Kirchhoff principle in general, especially for analyzing security of a system. Granted in practice, it often drastically cuts down on crud in your logs if you do simple restrictions (change SSH from port 22, don't have a user named root or other common names).
Aug
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answered Is MS Windows more secure than Linux on this aspect?
Aug
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answered How to convert http site to full https?
Aug
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answered Do DES keys have to be random?
Aug
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Aug
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comment Ip4v Rainbow Table
@Mark - In this case, it is in the common dotted decimal form of 192.168.0.1.
Aug
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answered Ip4v Rainbow Table
Aug
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comment what type of database server is used by fb?
possible duplicate of How can I explain SQL injection without technical jargon?
Aug
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comment what type of database server is used by fb?
@hellruler - SQL injection by definition requires an SQL database (e.g., oracle, postgresql, sqlite, mysql, MSSQL, etc) and a badly designed application. (It doesn't require the microsoft product with the dumb name of "SQL Server", but better known as MSSQL.) Granted SQL injection is only one type of injection attack; you can have injection attacks on NoSQL databases, code injection in bash/shell/php scripts, etc. Anytime a statement is eval (or equivalent) that contains untrusted user input you are vulnerable to an injection attack. It's only SQL injection if its an SQL statement.
Aug
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comment What can a hacker do with a card number without CVV?
It's not exactly a duplicate, but the answer there should clear up the misconception that a credit card # alone is worthless.
Jul
31
comment Can ISP use MITM attack to “break” encrypted traffic?
At the exit node, tor traffic is very susceptible to eavesdropping. See: security.stackexchange.com/questions/34804/… and security.stackexchange.com/questions/31589/…
Jul
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answered Can ISP use MITM attack to “break” encrypted traffic?
Jul
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comment How easy is it to crack this encryption algorithm?
@Gilles - Thanks for the suggestion!
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Jul
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answered How easy is it to crack this encryption algorithm?
Jul
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comment Can I test/determine all decryption types on an unkown filetype. I do have the password
This question is fundamentally unanswerable. A well-encrypted file is indistinguishable from random data without knowledge of the key or existing meta-data (which there appears to be none) that explains how it was encrypted.
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