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


Sep
7
comment How can I prevent my E-mail address from being used as the sender for fraudulent/scam messages?
When you find a means of preventing "Joe Jobbing" please let us know.
Sep
1
comment Nowadays, what is the difference between Cyber Security and IT Security?
Cyber Security prevents attack by the Cyber Men... Seriously, it's just one of those phrases that sounds good, invented by a think tank to help sell an idea. Till Cybernetics is fully implemented and we're all wearing implants, it's kind of meaningless.
Aug
21
comment how to wipe RAM in Windows 7
Turn the computer off and wait 15 seconds?
Aug
2
comment Is Linux really that secure, with only root password denying external access?
The root/superuser/administrator password is often the only barrier on a lot of OS's, so...
Jul
31
comment How do hacking groups register domains remaining anonymous?
Step 1. in either. Understand that a large amount of the exit nodes can be compromised at any one time (Jul 2014) and that Russia is looking for several different ways of cracking the system besides providing exit nodes. NSA is only one of many who are honeypotting for your paranoia.
Jun
23
comment Hardware trojan besides network card?
They can be installed in anything with storage ability. And you can communicate with them via any communications you so wish, so having the NIC only stipulation is kind of a red herring.
May
11
comment Can a sysadmin spy on a Wifi connection?
Yes, they probably are able to. Chokepoints and all that. Do they care? Probably not. Depends on if you're at work skiving off and in a jurisdiction that feels the employer paying for the equipment and telecommunications costs is in control of the traffic generated by their employees. If you're at work, you probably need to keep your use to work related content.
Apr
11
comment Why can't we create a new SSL implementation?
+1 on the maintenance. Something along the lines of it's easy to do encryption, getting it right is extremely hard.
Apr
11
comment Why can't we create a new SSL implementation?
One of those Schneier rules. You come up with an amazing, new, efficient encryption standard to replace those 40 others who are showing their age. Congratulations, you now have 41 encryption standards... So the new implementation will just be another one in a list in the end.
Apr
11
answered How can I confirm that my server is protected against HeartBleed?
Apr
10
comment Why wasn't heartbleed fixed before?
Nature of the game, you don't know till you test, and until you start thinking nebulously and hit on it, you don't know it's there. Can't be fixed till you know... No majik to it. Some bugs have been in for decades till someone said to themselves, "what if I ask it to do this?"
Mar
25
comment Does a stolen phone mean losing access to Gmail?
He who owns the phone, owns the account. It's all in the nature of tying authentication to a device. And there is no security if the attacker has physical access to the device, whether it's a server or a smart phone.
Mar
1
comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
@audiFanatic "probably" have the wrong person, check the Marked as Duplicate banner.
Feb
3
comment What is the most secure way for two people to communicate?
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting.
Jan
31
comment Unknown Website Linking to my Local Files?
Normal operations happen when people make stuff publicly accessible without thinking out the repercussions. When you opened ports to allow external network access, your firewall accepted this as being a configuration you wanted.
Jan
30
comment Why is no cloud allowed in this brief?
@iszi - Heh, being baffled shows lack of communications, something I really worry about in bidding. It gets pretty costly.
Jan
30
comment Why is no cloud allowed in this brief?
Because there might be granite hanging out in that cloud. Nobody can guarantee that there's workable terrain avoidance, so the only way to avoid controlled flight into terrain is to avoid flying in clouds. Also avoiding flying into clouds means you automatically avoid strong airframe deforming updrafts and lightning. Not everyone is starry eyed over the cloud.
Dec
26
comment Building a website with MAXIMUM website security
It takes teamwork for maximal security. You hire people with expertise for each aspect and they have their own checklists.
Dec
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
18
comment How to Check if my mail is classified as Spam
Not sure how this is a security question? Unless it's acknowledging a recognized fact that now most spam is a lethal delivery device for targeted machine exploits.