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Jan
25
reviewed Close Most secure way to print on local printer while in remote sessioin
Jan
25
comment why don't OSes offer secure file erase/wipe
Various of the answers there say why it isn't offered as part of the OS, but is available for all OS's.
Jan
25
comment why don't OSes offer secure file erase/wipe
This feels exactly like a duplicate, as that other question asks why OS's don't do it. Closing as dupe.
Jan
23
reviewed Close Is reading from prod to dev a security concern?
Jan
23
comment Is Jericho Comms TRNG reliable?
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Jan
22
comment Is the BBC’s advice on choosing a password sensible?
For many years I used to tell people I based my passwords on words from songs I had written and not ever published. Which does add a layer of obscurity. But still suffers from low entropy unless you have a good long password.
Jan
22
reviewed Looks OK Any non alert() based non malicious XSS payloads?
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open Deleted files with numbered names and extension
Jan
22
comment Can my computer get infected if I hover the mouse to check the thumbnail of an e-mail attachment?
Globlee - this isn't a useful answer, as the first paragraph has no evidence, or in fact any convincing statement of truth, and the second paragraph is just plain wrong. Have a look at other posts here and have a read of How to Answer to get a better idea of what we need in answer posts.
Jan
22
comment Why didn't OSes securely delete files right from the beginning? And why do they still not do this?
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Jan
21
comment Is the BBC’s advice on choosing a password sensible?
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Jan
20
revised encryption alert 21
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Jan
20
reviewed Close How to secure (encrypt, password protect) external hard drive used with Windows 7 and 10?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Calculate SHA1 sum of file with GnuPG on OS X
Jan
20
comment DDoS Mitigation - Whitelist or Blacklist Incoming Ports?
80 and 443 are your incoming ports. Not sure what you are trying to say here. You can't block the attacker's source ports as they could be anything.
Jan
20
comment How should I securely type a password in front of a lot of people?
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Jan
20
comment What kind of encryption or obfuscation is this?
And that question is off topic here, sorry.
Jan
20
comment What kind of encryption or obfuscation is this?
You already know what the exploit does, and your only query is around identifying the type of encryption, and that is off topic here. As well as there not actually being any encryption here...
Jan
19
comment What malicious things can happen when clicking on links in email?
Of course it has that possibility.
Jan
19
comment Why is it harder to brute force an iphone than a zip-file?
Why do you think there is a way to copy the encrypted iphone's data? This doesn't match your question headline at all.