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Oct
20
answered What is the state of the Windows Update certificate after Flame?
Oct
19
reviewed Approve My company policy states I must put all passwords in a password safe shared with management. Is this secure?
Oct
19
accepted How can you judge the physical security of a padlock?
Oct
19
comment What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
They don't even have to be "apparently legitimate". A huge number of obviously malicious UDP packets being sent to the server is a DDoS, as it exhausts the server pipe's bandwidth.
Oct
19
reviewed Approve What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
Oct
19
comment What are methods for preventing browser hooking / drive-by downloads?
@Null It's somewhat on that side of it, yes, but planning on failure is absolutely mandatory, especially in corporate networks.
Oct
18
comment Whats the probability of a personal computer being hacked?
@OtisBoxcar Even then, that's open to interpretation. What if your smartphone gets owned remotely (sadly relatively easy to do these days) and you later plug it into your machine via USB to charge or copy files? It's internet-borne-by-proxy.
Oct
18
revised What are methods for preventing browser hooking / drive-by downloads?
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Oct
18
comment What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
I guess it's also important to note that a DDoS can be unintentional - a large influx of users to a site can cause it to exhaust its resources and become unavailable. An example of this is from a few months back when President Obama did an AMA thread on Reddit, and the whole site died.
Oct
18
revised What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
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Oct
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comment What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
Good point. I'll add that to the list!
Oct
18
answered What are methods for preventing browser hooking / drive-by downloads?
Oct
18
comment Whats the probability of a personal computer being hacked?
That's a backwards argument. Open source software does not make it any more or less secure, and this has been repeatedly proven. In some cases you get a slight benefit, because it's been looked at by thousands of people. TC has been vetted by a large number of professional cryptographers, including Bruce Schneier. It's had a lot more analysis than BitLocker.
Oct
18
answered What is a DoS Attack and how does it differ from a DDoS attack?
Oct
18
answered How to exploit DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2012-003
Oct
18
revised How to exploit DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2012-003
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Oct
18
comment Whats the probability of a personal computer being hacked?
Maybe. Malware is more likely to target BitLocker because it's on every machine, and TC has more proven security against some more exotic attacks. You're better off speaking to Thomas Pornin (our resident cryptographer) about the ins and outs of various disk encryption systems.
Oct
18
comment Can malware on my computer infect my phone?
Haha, that's nuts. I knew there was a valid reason why I don't put anything of importance on my phone...
Oct
18
answered Whats the probability of a personal computer being hacked?
Oct
18
comment Can malware on my computer infect my phone?
It somewhat has happened, but not with malware. There's a site that remotely jailbreaks iPhones via a kernel remote code execution vulnerability. Just a one-click process and it does the whole thing over the net. Part of the process involves uploading new binaries, so it could certainly be considered a close analogue of a real attack. Considering we can also do this via tethering, as you mentioned, it's pretty much a done deal.