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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there “secure” languages?
Mar
22
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
11
awarded  Excavator
Mar
11
revised Does “late launch”/“dynamic chain of trust” allow remote attestation?
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Mar
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is Adblock (Plus) a security risk?
Mar
7
comment Should websites be allowed to disable autocomplete on forms or fields?
1. Some computers get stolen on a daisy. These should have adequate passphrase protection. 2. A CEO is not a system admin and breaking into his account should not have any notable security impact for the information system.
Mar
2
comment Is Adblock (Plus) a security risk?
How many people use Adblock* with EasyList and no other filters?
Feb
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How weak is MD5 as a password hashing function ?
Feb
28
comment Is Adblock (Plus) a security risk?
@Superbest "It's not "some random German company"." But ADB is known worldwide (like Google). A scandal involving ADB would be great news for the world.
Feb
28
comment How weak is MD5 as a password hashing function ?
There is no known way to efficiently recover x from MD5(x).
Feb
25
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
Un*x/linux is horrible from a security POV. But Windows is worse. Also, nix has many stupid admins, but Windows usually comes with an inane user who sees himself as a know-it-all because he can do a couple of simple tasks. GNU/linux distros come with lots of software to do many basic tasks. Windows computer often don't. Also, most malware just aren't ported to linux.
Feb
24
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
"For a long time, Microsoft didn't enumerate what extensions made a file executable," True; I bet very few people can enumerate these from the top of their mind (I sure can't). The extension hiding thing is perhaps the most notable misfeature of Windows.
Feb
24
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
"Linux has far better documentation" Linux has terrible documentation. Sometimes semantics are only described in dev mailing list. gcc has issues (see: asm). C has issues (see: aliasing). OTOH, MS sometimes has ambiguous or even contradicting documentation for essential semantic issues (memory consistency issues come to mind).
Feb
24
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
"Linux has a tradition of separating "user" and "administrator" roles" Like NT. The Windows 3 and Windows 95 series did not, but MS killed Windows and only kept the Windows NT system. Many incompetent user/admin (on a personal computer) come from Windows and do not understand the "depth" of security gained by the user/admin separation.
Feb
24
comment How big is the threat of Desktop Linux malware?
"Linux does not have the array of special cases that Windows has" Seriously? From device files to fifos, there are many things that you can open for reading or writing, that will behave differently and block at different times. Symlinks are hard links are special. /dev/tmp like devices are special and their semantic has changed. #! executables are special, they are not first class programs, as don't run directly (the interpreter replaces the script). Running a SETUID program is special; and SETUID programming is very tricking. Really nix semantics are awful from a security point of view!
Feb
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Keep receiving delivery failures for emails im not sending
Dec
24
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment Why don’t SMTP servers just require all senders to be authenticated before accepting mail?
"SMTP" as in smtp.my.isp (which do not implement the real SMTP protocol), or the real SMTP servers, as found in MX records?
Oct
3
comment Where does the WPS Pin fit into the 4-way-handshake?
WPS must come before this stuff, because the STA does not the master secret and so cannot compute a PTK.