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Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Why do security experts like Snowden use email services like Lavabit and Hushmail rather than self-hosted email?
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Jul
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answered Why do security experts like Snowden use email services like Lavabit and Hushmail rather than self-hosted email?
Jun
27
revised How critical is it to keep your password length secret?
adding further explanation.
Jun
27
comment How critical is it to keep your password length secret?
-1. I suppose you mean the other way round. In shorter passwords it makes a difference. Longer passwords (17 characters) can be quite safe still.
Jun
27
answered How critical is it to keep your password length secret?
Jun
27
comment Is possible to get infected by only staying connected to the Internet (nothing else)?
-1. This is clearly wrong.
Apr
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awarded  Promoter
Feb
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asked Does domain privacy make a domain less secure?
Nov
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asked Risk when attacker has only physical access to a computer's USB port
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment Are clients blocking all incoming connections secure?
@RoryAlsop no, there's a difference between outgoing and incoming connections. I only disallow incoming connections. The firewall knows the difference from NEW / ESTABLISHED as explained here. So once a connection is established (i.e., to this very server serving this page) the firewall knows the incoming traffic is connected to my outgoing request. TCP is a connection-based protocol, as opposed to UDP.
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
30
answered Phones broadcast the SSIDs of all networks they have ever connected to. How can these be obtained by an attacker?
Jun
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comment How to know if firmware is stealing my information?
I don't believe a router can easily steal your information if yon are connecting securely (for example, through https).
Jun
8
revised For a computer client, is physical security the most important measure?
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Jun
8
asked For a computer client, is physical security the most important measure?
May
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awarded  Critic
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment Encryption in Linux: covenience and security
What about explaining the -1?