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Moderator♦ pro tempore on French Language, Computer Science and Software Recommendations. I'm also a unix amateur, and a developer on embedded systems with a computer science background and security leanings by trade.

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reviewed Looks OK Need some docs that say we shouldn't upper the string when saving it as a password
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reviewed Looks OK Need some docs that say we shouldn't upper the string when saving it as a password
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reviewed Leave Open Hide the fact of e-mail communication
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reviewed Looks OK Using TOR secure
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comment Using TOR secure
This forces the use of HTTPS on sites that do support it, but it doesn't do anything for sites that don't support HTTPS, which is what the question is about.
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reviewed Looks OK How can I explain SQL injection without technical jargon?
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comment difference between public key and host key and security of host key
@prasun Yes, you need to know the private key to make a signature. You can verify the signature with the public key.
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comment difference between public key and host key and security of host key
An attacker could prove the ownership of the public key, but that's useless. The protocol requires that the server proves ownership of the private key. The “host key” is in fact a key pair: there is a host public key and host private key.
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revised difference between public key and host key and security of host key
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answered difference between public key and host key and security of host key
Mar
27
reviewed Reopen Find the installer of a Rootkit and reason for attack on a Linux OS?
Mar
25
comment What is Satisfiability Modulo Theories
Satisfiability modulo is a CS concept which has nothing to do with 0-days or anything else in security. Z3 is a sat solver which includes some support for modulo theories @schroeder .
Mar
24
reviewed Close encrypting chip data and accessing from other platforms
Mar
23
comment What does “random” mean in the context of password creation?
@SantiBailors Don't assume that the attacker doesn't know what dictionary you're using. And even if the attacker doesn't know yet, a password from an obscure language is still a lot weaker than a random password.
Mar
23
answered What does “random” mean in the context of password creation?
Mar
22
reviewed Close What are the Wifi security problems that a normal user can experience which will make the user unable to connect to the Internet?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open Splitting data between wifi networks for security
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open Server Files Got Exposed, What Security Steps Should I Take?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Use appstore using trusted certificate
Mar
21
reviewed Close Do you really have to go to the extremes this guide says?