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Security expert and experienced Windows programmer


Apr
28
reviewed Approve social-engineering tag wiki excerpt
Apr
28
comment What do you do to protect data on a Macbook in the event of theft/loss of the device?
@atdre, here is not the place for anti-mac rants, fud or otherwise. Please refrain from this here... 'course, you could always pop over to the chatroom to give us an earful ;)
Apr
28
comment iPhone Tracking debacle - risks and countermeasures
There are definitely some good answers here - but I'm going to leave it open for a bit more, to see if it draws any additional perspectives.
Apr
28
revised IP Conflicts / Spoofing
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Apr
27
comment Different MySQL Users Security Benefits
Hi @Mike, this isnt really just about MySQL, right? It seems the question could apply equally to any RDBMS...
Apr
27
revised Different MySQL Users Security Benefits
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Apr
27
comment IPV6 Cryptographically Generated Address implementation
Interesting concept... @Ams, it's not not about programming. I was doubtful, but now it seems to me to be on topic, he's looking for an implementation of a cryptographic protocol. That said, I dont think an answer will be forthcoming, as per @Jeff's comment...
Apr
27
revised IPV6 Cryptographically Generated Address implementation
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Apr
27
comment Biometric authentication in the real world
I was expecting to hear from you "we use it everywhere"... defense/military is actually one area I do see it more.
Apr
27
revised Biometric authentication in the real world
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Apr
27
revised What is your process for wiping a lost Blackberry or similar device?
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Apr
27
reviewed Approve Is strong cryptography legal across the internet?
Apr
27
comment iPhone Tracking debacle - risks and countermeasures
Heh, thats the trouble with hearsay - it always sounds believable, the FUD in this situation case in point. Though from social experiments, it's pretty easy to get completely non-believable rumours started too...
Apr
27
revised Can we still provide confidentiality when cryptography is outlawed?
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Apr
27
comment “Phishing” red flags and countermeasures
Btw phishing over SMS is called "smishing", and over voice call "vishing". True story.
Apr
27
comment “Phishing” red flags and countermeasures
Good question. Do you mean at a syntactical level, like so tools can deal with it? Do you mean, what tools should Alice be using to flag these attempts? Or factors Alice should consider in her risk-analysis decision? Or, all of the above...
Apr
27
revised How do you make sure a pdf is deleted after being viewed in the browser?
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Apr
27
comment iPhone Tracking debacle - risks and countermeasures
do you have any source for that? Because many sources claim the opposite....
Apr
27
comment How do you manage security-related OCD (i.e. paranoia)?
@user1971 - right, and that's where TM comes in: it can point you where to spend the minimal amount of security resources you have, and where/how to spend it most wisely.
Apr
27
comment How do you manage security-related OCD (i.e. paranoia)?
@user1971 oh yes. I wasnt sure at first either, but the kids comments made it clear... also, read some of the comments on Schneier's post.