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I am a University student, with a focus on Cyber Security. I am also a Linux enthusiast.


[Ubuntu-related Things]

I am affiliated with several different Launchpad projects and groups, listed on my Launchpad User Page.

I am also able to be found on ubuntuforums.org, and this is my user account there.

I am an Ubuntu Member as of November of 2011. Please see my launchpad user page for details.


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Aug
3
comment 2 External IPs to prevent DDoS?
@Rob That's a good point, however without further details we can only guess what they mean by "DDoS". Solely based on the other statements made on the OP's question ("25% of bandwidth", "DDoSed as [threat actors] only see the nighthawk IP", "prevent all bandwidth being used during DDoS"), I'm inclined to believe that the specific attack vector isn't the 'game server' itself, rather that they're afraid of bandwidth saturation attacks in general, such as "bandwidth saturation" strikes which attempt to consume the entire pipe and prevent additional in/out traffic.
Aug
3
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Aug
3
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Aug
3
revised 2 External IPs to prevent DDoS?
Added a lot more detail, and a crudely done diagram.
Aug
2
answered 2 External IPs to prevent DDoS?
Jul
21
awarded  Caucus
Jun
2
comment How to Check if a server is not vulnerable to logjam?
Also note that -cipher "DHE" also works in OpenSSL 1.0.2+ to achieve the same goal. My guess is as "DHE" is known to the world it's now an option you can pass.
May
22
comment Server for School Coding Assignments
@Karalga I think the consideration is standard shells which aren't jailed or sandboxed into their own little niches with no other access...
May
12
comment Finding Audit Reports and Results for Whole Disk Encryption Solutions
@WhiteWinterWolf thanks for the 'related link'. Ultimately I need some kind of audit information or comparison information to present to management. I was just tasked with the research and summarization, I don't make the call of what to use...
May
12
revised Finding Audit Reports and Results for Whole Disk Encryption Solutions
Failure to correctly specify the requirements of software I'm seeking audit reports for.
May
12
revised Finding Audit Reports and Results for Whole Disk Encryption Solutions
edited title
May
12
asked Finding Audit Reports and Results for Whole Disk Encryption Solutions
Apr
21
comment Sites being redirected to adult site in all devices
@Dogeatcatworld I'm less inclined to think their system is affected when every single device on the network is infected. It could be every hosts file is tampered with, but with both phones and computers on multiple operating systems I think it's more likely the router is infected and using a poisoned DNS server instead of a good one.
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Feb
16
comment At Starbucks, is my MAC address sent when I accept the terms of service for free Wifi?
Icann: I'm speculating that it's for the same reason a MAC address is sent over AT&T visitor wifi here at my college campus - to provide a session key/identifier to the backend that permits access beyond the captive portal in such an environment - by IDing the MAC address of the machine, then for however long the session length is (or the expiry for the session length), your connection won't be subjected to re-requesting access.
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
Strange coincidence: I'm taking a Computer Forensics course right now. xD (Forensics tools are expensive >.<)
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
I will give this a couple days for more answers before accepting one, thank you all!
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
Indeed, I'm not taking offense, sorry if it was read as such. This gives me insight towards the non-security community, though, so +1 for pointing out the confusion that some users think
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
Indeed, Matthew, I know compression is not security, but lets do include the answer as if i'm a totally ignorant individual. This answer gets a +1 from me because it adds insight into what the other side of the argument was coming from.
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
General question to all answerers: Assuming we take the answer here as implied, does CRIME/BREACH or compression add any vulnerability? At that point, is encryption alone or is encryption+compression more superior?