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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Facebook store plain-text passwords?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Debugging and DLL-Injection
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comment Why does DNSSEC have a ridiculous keysigning ceremony?
"...and the system..." - you can also test backups without performing a restore. In theory, it can be ridiculous, but it's the details which always get you.
Mar
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answered Why does DNSSEC have a ridiculous keysigning ceremony?
Feb
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answered What does Windows's built-in encryption do, if I can seemingly always read my encrypted files?
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answered Why are private certificates not trusted?
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Nov
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comment What to do when I found a spyware that my spouse has installed?
You use the illegal keylogger to inform your efforts to collect legal data. E.g, typing "let's meet at the hotel", becomes a reason for the spouse to drive past and "accidentally" see your car parked at the hotel, to drop by at work, or to check for unusual charges on the credit card statements etc.
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Nov
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comment Phone Privacy for Small Business
Thanks for the info on this angle of the problem. Replicant has an interesting discussion on the non-FOSS binary components: trac.osuosl.org/trac/replicant/wiki/HTCDreamProprietaryDrivers Even if components such as these are active in the system, would SELinux be able to protect the data?
Nov
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comment Phone Privacy for Small Business
It sounds like your answer is that a solution which meets the criteria doesn't exist because it's too complex a problem and cost is an unreasonable security concern. The examples of the research are provided to illustrate how large providers fail to meet such basic criteria. These problems were solved 15 years ago in the PC industry and similarly in the PDA market. When cell providers got involved, something seems to have changed. I disagree that the problem is complex. It may be neglected, or... there's something I'm missing in my criteria or understanding of the vendor's models.
Nov
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Nov
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revised Phone Privacy for Small Business
Rephrased to be less technical, more emphasis on traditional security model
Nov
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comment Phone Privacy for Small Business
These are great hacker projects, I really appreciate the answers because I enjoy hacking at this stuff too. But this is really basic stuff and shouldn't be complex. I can see a few downvotes on this question, and I hope it doesn't get closed without any answers short of brewing it myself from Android.
Nov
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comment Phone Privacy for Small Business
Any pointers as to which method you're using? If I have no luck with the iPhone and BB, knowing to hit Cyanogenmod or something and start ripping stuff out would be a good bit of advice to start. The "Practical" part is the business end of things, once you pull out everything and install custom apps, you're supporting everything on the phones for the customers... which, given the expense of the alternatives... is not that bad.
Nov
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comment Phone Privacy for Small Business
Is it practical and reasonable to skip? From this thread it seems like stuff like maps would be unusable: android.stackexchange.com/questions/21149/… .
Nov
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asked Phone Privacy for Small Business
Oct
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comment Is there multi-factor authentication for machines?
Yes, and passwords can be given to other people too. Certificates can't be realistically cracked. You need to have the cert in the first place to copy it.
Jul
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comment Securing an appliance
Are you hearing this concern from customers? I'm trying to get a sense of the recent news and the impact to businesses which operate with the U.S. ... quickest short-term response for your business might be to use a hosting provider in the country of your customer. It would buy you time while you consider what's needed to create an appliance. Their domestic privacy law may be enough to convince them that you can't respond to U.S. requests to intrude on their data, and a statement that you're planning an appliance may address their future concerns.