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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


Oct
28
comment What are the insecure Protocols in terms of PCI DSS
+1 for FTP et.al. If you're using a plaintext service with an insecure, hackable client to access your e-commerce website, you've already lost the battle.
Oct
25
comment How can I use Windows 10 unattended, without getting keylogged and sending everything to Microsoft?
Not necessarily. For example in Internet Explorer, if they want debug dumps back, they'll also want to know the website that caused the issue so they can tell for example if it's a javascript engine issue, a css render, etc. I've already been through this many beta tests ago with Internet Explorer. They're trying to find why it breaks, they need enough information to figure that out. They don't really care what you're viewing, but what breaks their browser is another issue altogether. And they're not interested in login credentials either.
Oct
25
comment How can I use Windows 10 unattended, without getting keylogged and sending everything to Microsoft?
Don't run beta test software if you don't want to participate in making it workable. Else figure out the mothership links and block them in your hosts file.
Oct
25
comment Google Chrome browser warning for goo.gl
Because at this time, it is highly probable that shortened links are malicious. Until these link shortening services start scanning their own product and eliminating malware links proactively, the problem will only get worse.
Oct
25
revised bit.ly is not safe and an attack page?
bit.ly needs to fix their own apple cart.
Oct
25
answered bit.ly is not safe and an attack page?
Oct
25
comment Is bit.ly a malware distributor?
bit.ly is just a good link obfusticator and so therefore like most sites that do link shortening, their service is a magnet for malware distributors that want to disguise links to their infection engines and email phishing schemes that need something to hide behind.
Oct
25
comment Why don't major browsers currently support TLS above version 1.0?
Comment relevant to a point in time.
Oct
24
comment What should be the approach for bypassing the payment for an ebook selling website?
Asking for thiefware? Or trying to prevent thievery?
Oct
18
comment TrueCrypt Data Recovery
Snapshot the hard drive in case the "allergic" tools manage to make the files unrecoverable.
Oct
11
awarded  Custodian
Oct
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on PHP sprintf vulnerability?
Oct
11
revised PHP sprintf vulnerability?
Added information and link to CSI lecture notes
Oct
11
answered PHP sprintf vulnerability?
Oct
11
comment PHP sprintf vulnerability?
@Gerifield - Yep, given that perl and php which is related to it are based on a subset of C conventions, there is an issue of inheritance.
Oct
11
comment PHP sprintf vulnerability?
If you include unfiltered user content as the input, you're enabling XSS. Taint has to be removed.
Oct
8
comment How do I encrypt the source and destination IP address, along with various parts of an email?
Encrypting TCP/IP addresses, heh, how's transport supposed to work? Black felt marker to redact after printing out with headers included, put in sealed envelope and send by registered mail.
Sep
30
comment Passwords in plaintext?
You've basically compromised your own device. Yes, you can see the login credentials, this is what happens when you decrypt SSL traffic. A packet sniff of what went over the wire would show encrypted traffic.
Sep
30
answered Virus/Malware: Force Java Download
Sep
30
comment htaccess hacked
All FTP logins send login credentials as plaintext. Use SCP/SFTP instead. And as the article notes, don't store login credentials in the client, it's just waiting to be scraped.