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


Aug
20
revised Is proper documentation on .xef files available anywhere?
added 245 characters in body
Aug
19
asked Is proper documentation on .xef files available anywhere?
Feb
4
awarded  Analytical
Jan
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
7
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
6
accepted User Account Notification under Windows useful at all?
Jan
6
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?
Jan
6
asked User Account Notification under Windows useful at all?
Dec
14
awarded  Scholar
Dec
14
accepted Proxy vs. Firewall
Dec
14
accepted What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
Dec
5
asked Proxy vs. Firewall
Dec
3
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
3
awarded  Student
Dec
3
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
3
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
Dec
3
asked What are the odds of brute-forcing an archive with 256-bit encryption?
Dec
3
awarded  Teacher
Dec
3
answered What risk does Carrier IQ pose, exactly?
Dec
2
awarded  Supporter