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comment How do I check if a gmail/gtalk SSL certificate is valid?
I still get the SSL Certificate Verification dialog, even when setting Connect server: to talk.google.com. As you suggest, I think it is confused because it connected to talk.google.com but got the gmail cert.
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comment Is obfuscation worth it
We should probably take this to Information Security Chat if we want to take this further @JamesRyan. (Other comments tidied up)
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accepted What are the risks of making ether-wake available to all users?
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comment What are the risks of making ether-wake available to all users?
If you wanted to isolate infected machines, wouldn't you just manage this at the network level, shifting them into an isolated network by MAC address, rather than powering them down? Just powering them down wouldn't stop the user pressing the power button on the machine when they got to their desk. Anyway, it sounds like the way to go is to create a database of who is allowed to power on what, and run ether-wake from a wrapper script which only allows a user to remote power up machines that they have personal responsibility for. This would give you the benefits, while mitigating the risks.
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accepted Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?