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(La)TeX is user-friendly. It's just that it choses its friends with care.


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awarded  Analytical
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Jan
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comment How many authentication factors are there?
@logicalscope: Maybe you should post that question. It is an interesting security question and of great importance nowadays.
Jan
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accepted User Account Notification under Windows useful at all?
Jan
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comment User Account Notification under Windows useful at all?
I totally agree that 'user training and education is going to be the best defense' and 'a lot of users will instantly click yes and not even think about it'. I feel UAC is more of a nuisance, since inexperienced users will simply panic and on top of that antivirus/antimalware programs usually catch and obliterate malicious software anyway. Of course this is not always possible and you shouldn't let a suspicious program into your system in the first place. I still feel it's more like a cure for the symptom, not the cause... Any thoughts on that?
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asked User Account Notification under Windows useful at all?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Proxy vs. Firewall
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accepted What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
Dec
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asked Proxy vs. Firewall
Dec
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comment What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
So I thought... In another forum I got the suggestinon to use a Cray supercomputer. If I were Barack Obama, maybe I could put my hands on one. :) Is there a special name for the kind of dictionary-based attack (with mild brute force flavor) you just suggested?
Dec
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awarded  Student
Dec
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comment What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately scanning the HDD is out of question... I migrated to another machine and the HDD of old one has been formatted and is used by someone else, so probably everything was overwritten a few times... Beyond recovery I guess. On the bright side I have an idea of what was part of the password (no accurate recollection, though), but I think I could shrink the number of unknown characters to half... So there seems to be a dim glow at the end of the tunnel... :)
Dec
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comment What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
Well then I have no choice than move to another planet outside the solar system, watch our system getting devoured and wait... Any idea how much popcorn I could eat in the meantime? Just to have enough put away... :D
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asked What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
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awarded  Teacher
Dec
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answered What risk does Carrier IQ pose, exactly?
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