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I am an experienced software developer for both technical and business software, mainly in C#/.NET.


Sep
19
revised How to prevent ddos and brute-force attack by restricting IP's on Wordpress website
clarified title
Sep
19
comment Privacy implications of big data for the average user
While interesting, your question seems to be very broad. Even with a restriction to news sites, and blogs, what would you gather? Just content? Traffic? Logs?
Sep
19
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Sep
17
comment My IP (with a NAS) is targeted by a hacker. What to do? Should I be worried?
@Alice How should it? That's a parameter of the server, unknown to the legitimate user/online attacker. It would be necessary to know how long the hash, produced by the NAS, is.
Sep
17
answered Security of a Random Password
Sep
16
comment Suspicious phone call claiming MS Office not updated lately
You may want to read this article from ars technica: arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/…
Sep
16
comment Suspicious phone call claiming MS Office not updated lately
In the variant I know, they do not initially install something themselves, they instruct the called person to download some "cleanup" (or whatever) utility, which allows them access in return.
Sep
16
comment My IP (with a NAS) is targeted by a hacker. What to do? Should I be worried?
You may want to use an online tool like grc.com/haystack.htm to get an estimate on how long a brute force attack may take.
Sep
16
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Sep
16
revised My IP (with a NAS) is targeted by a hacker. What to do? Should I be worried?
Better punctuation of the title
Sep
16
comment What happens if my ISP gives me an IP address that's already being used
-1, because returning IP packets are not routed according to their source (the website) but the destination IP, which in this case still would be ambiguous. Your Answer is wrong.
Sep
16
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Sep
5
comment Is my developer's home-brew password security right or wrong, and why?
Allow him to listen to the "security now" podcast by Steve Gibson on twit: twit.tv/sn, for example show #444 grc.com/sn/sn-444.htm where they talk about "Telegram"'s implementation (about half time into the show)
Jul
31
comment Trust Issues Relative to Open Source
You did choose a wise example with TrueCrypt.
Jun
6
comment Can my company see what HTTPS sites I went to?
You can use this service grc.com/fingerprints.htm to compare the fingerprint you received inside your company and the public fingerprint of a site.
Apr
17
comment What makes it illegal to use the information learned by exploiting a bug?
IANAL too, but applies to Switzerland's jurisdiction.
Mar
27
comment How to simulate DDoS attacks from the Internet?
Just to remember, in case the ISP chokes traffic, the (D)DOS attack is sucessful in the sense, that it rendered your server unreachable, even if it WOULD HAVE handled the additional traffic.
Mar
25
comment Making a bitcoin-like secure mail protocol, how to tackle public keys?
It seems from their webpage that they can use a helping hand, and there is also room for improvement according to the podcast. So, you may offer your thought to them.
Mar
25
comment Making a bitcoin-like secure mail protocol, how to tackle public keys?
Here is a Podcast about bitmessage by Steve Gibson from GRC: grc.com/sn/sn-420.pdf