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Dec
6
comment Is there any asymmetrically encrypted file system?
Just fyi, any data structures involved in crypto must be prohibited from swapping using mlock, Ninefingers. And the kernel could unload a crypto module whenever it wished. linux.die.net/man/2/mlock
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awarded  Commentator
Dec
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comment Do any cloud storage system offer an append-only mode for buckets, directories, etc.?
Amusingly FTP provides this solution because it respects unix file permissions, including the sticky bit. lol I'd envisioned something both cryptographically secure and more cloud oriented though, like append-caps for Tahoe-LAFS.
Dec
6
comment Is there any asymmetrically encrypted file system?
Are you sure? I've never found a write-only or append-only mode in Amazon's S3. I even asked a question about that once : security.stackexchange.com/questions/9190/…
Dec
5
accepted How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Dec
5
comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Another argument for f-droid.org I suppose. lol
Dec
5
comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Alright, I find that odd considering they claim to vet the stuff though.
Dec
5
comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
There are various build environment issues that might present themselves, but I suppose the compiler version and library version are at least document in the compiled app.
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asked How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted How does one make password easily forgettable?
Dec
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comment How does one make password easily forgettable?
I hadn't seen that post, no, just independent curiosity, but thanks for the link.
Dec
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asked How does one make password easily forgettable?
Dec
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comment Is it legal to log passwords from failed logins?
Isn't there some risk you could be prosecuted for a lesser "attempted" variant of computer intrusion (hacking), or some anti-phishing statute, if the prosecutor argued that you intended to use the information maliciously?
Dec
2
comment Is Facebook allowed to sell/give your information away to anyone willing to buy it?
Yes, the question is tagged legal, but scurity.SE is firstly a technical Q&A site, and this provides an immediate partial solution. <shurg> Also, webbug blocking plugins like Ghostery do not currently block webbugs that add functionality, like Facebook chat, for obvious reasons. This probably needs to change.
Dec
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answered Is Facebook allowed to sell/give your information away to anyone willing to buy it?
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
25
answered How can I use a VPN to protect my privacy
Nov
25
answered Does OpenID, SAML pose a threat to Tor's anonymity? How can I protect from a compromised .exit node?
Nov
25
answered Private Tor networks: what are the benefits, and how would it be accomplished?