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bio website TheNubbyAdmin.com
location Scottsdale, AZ
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Apr 8 at 19:36

Hire Me!

As of December 2013, I am looking to depart from my self-owned consultancy and go to work at an exciting, growing business that has truckloads of fun problems to solve.

Learn About Me!

I'm a generalist Systems Administrator. I design and implement systems that rely on Linux and Windows servers, wired and wireless networks, storage of all types, and insert_buzzword(); I like Chef and Ruby, but long walks on the beach get sand in my shoes and that's not okay.

Contact Me!

Gmail / GTalk: Nonapeptide@gmail.com.
Twitter: @Nonapeptide

Other

My Gravatar is from Troy Snow's photography. Check him out at his Flickr page and tell him I sent you: http://www.flickr.com/photos/troysnow/ . Even though we tend to use the same goofy kitten face as an avatar, we are not the same person and have no affiliation. Other than good taste in avatars, anyway.

@nonapeptide


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accepted What questions should I ask a vendor that provides hosted encrypted email?
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comment Is it still unsafe to email credit card number nowadays?
+1 for the sent items folder. An attacker can easily perform a search for numbers that resemble CC conventions.
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asked What questions should I ask a vendor that provides hosted encrypted email?
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answered Is it ever appropriate to fight back?
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comment How do researchers “gain control of an attacking PC” and not themselves be considered attackers / criminals?
Also, as a result of the merge, there was a bit of comment confusion. I thought gowenfawr and zedman9091's answers were directly made to mine - which they're not. My question is generic in nature and not specific to the McAfee incident. I was interested in a general sense how security professionals can gain access to an attacking machine.
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comment How do researchers “gain control of an attacking PC” and not themselves be considered attackers / criminals?
@Augusto My questions aren't specific to McAfee. They're generic. I just used the McAfee scenario as a real life example to kick the generic questions off.
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accepted How do researchers “gain control of an attacking PC” and not themselves be considered attackers / criminals?
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comment How do researchers “gain control of an attacking PC” and not themselves be considered attackers / criminals?
Excellent answer! That explains a lot.