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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.


IRC:
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TheLordOfTime @ irc.freenode.net


(This user is a self-proclaimed Brony)


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?
Feb
16
comment Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
I see you do end up discussing TLS and such - but the idea is OpenPGP based encryption with some compression of files, while TLS is describing file encryption over the network, does this impact encryption at the system itself (WITHOUT network transmission)?
Feb
16
asked Which is more effective and 'secure': Compression+Encryption, or only Encryption?
Jan
8
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Feb
27
accepted programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
Feb
27
comment programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
@Rory this was satisfactory for my boss, and we used these suggested high-level reviews to check Firefox. My boss then gave the order to deploy Firefox to all systems, so thanks for some high-level pointers!
Feb
26
comment programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
That link works. :)
Feb
26
comment programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
your sums link for ffox 404s.
Feb
26
comment programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
@valentinas yeah, that was my thought re: Firefox. I was told to get it reviewed, but I'm fairly certain it can be deployed without any real security concerns.
Feb
26
comment programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
@valentinas the sys admin got canned and we're on our own, and a lot of our required utilities depend on the latest Firefox. the sys admin was the only one who knew the security review stuff. we're kinda stuck until a new person comes in. :/
Feb
26
asked programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security
Dec
6
awarded  Notable Question