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answered What is a typical defense mechanism/setup against flooding back-end sql calls?
Aug
24
revised BitLocker : Update Volume Master Key and meaning of “keyed” vs “re-keyed”
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Aug
24
comment BitLocker : Update Volume Master Key and meaning of “keyed” vs “re-keyed”
My bad - I somehow misread that entirely. I'll edit that in.
Aug
24
answered BitLocker : Update Volume Master Key and meaning of “keyed” vs “re-keyed”
Aug
21
comment What is the argument for the fairly prevalent “No more than n repeating characters” password rule?
I think the line of thinking is that "Aaaaaaaa9" is a bad password, and preventing repeated characters should stop them from being used. I agree that it's a bad way to go about it though.
Aug
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Aug
20
comment Is Linux spying on its users?
Of course they could. They created the distro.
Aug
20
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Aug
20
comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
@Ulkoma Sure, but it's inconvenient to fiddle with a combination lock if you're trying to open your car. A key is just insert and twist. It can be done in the dark. It can be done with one hand. It can be done if your fine motor control isn't good.
Aug
20
comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Then you've got much bigger problems than getting into your car's unlock app. Arguably you shouldn't be driving at all if you're suffering from retrograde amnesia.
Aug
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answered Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Aug
20
comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Usually poor protocol (vulnerable to sniffing or replay), poor RNG, poor crypto, poor implementation on the car side (e.g. not enforcing correct state machine) or anything in between.
Aug
20
comment Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?
Because every time a solution like this comes out, it's horribly broken, people's cars get stolen, and manufacturers have to do huge recalls.
Aug
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