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


Nov
5
comment Cryptolocker: can servers be protected?
A few supposed Client Server ERP systems out there that demand full user access to the server data tables and client installation are ripe for Darwinian Removal from the gene pool.
Oct
29
comment Does a flatbed scanner remember any of its previous scans?
Typically, only a worry in MFD systems where it scans to memory and laser prints. Especially if it has an internal hard drive.
Oct
29
comment Can I use tor browser to make myself anonomous?
You can use the TOR browser to attempt to make yourself anonymous, however; most users make mistakes and give themselves away in spite of using it.
Oct
23
comment Can you force your ISP to delete IP address log?
Right to what did you say? Therein lies a long and winding road that may not be what you think it is.
Oct
7
answered Will an IP camera still work if the wifi router breaks or is turned off?
Oct
5
comment Best practices for Tor use, in light of released NSA slides
Use only for political activism... Would be a best practice to lower your threat surface. Don't follow the Silk Road to cause reason for criminal investigation.
Sep
30
comment How did these websites see through the VPN tunnel?
Anonymity is fraught with leaks, always...
Sep
10
comment How to be completely anonymous online?
@Celeritas => NSA - META DATA COLLECTION - NUFF SAID. Analysis of this can link you to activities.
Sep
8
comment Figure out how internet access is being monitored
Freedom of the press belongs to he who owns the press. Get your own internet connection, buy your own equipment, keep your own login information safe and to yourself. Then you can do anything you wish. Works this way whether you're at work or at home. This is the environment under which all adults operate. Only after making this move can your question start to have relevance.
Sep
1
comment How does Tor protect against an attacker just running thousands of nodes?
Too many statements about TOR lately have been faith based. When one of the major creators starts off what should be a statement of fact with "I believe that...", I start to worry a bit about the underlying peer review.
Aug
28
comment PHPMyAdmin vs Remote client restricted by IP address
Most MySQL tools such as NaviCat have SSH tunneling built in so you don't have to expose an unsecured, unencrypted MySQL port to the universe. It connects with SSH and then tunnels to a localhost MySQL connection on the remote server.
Aug
27
comment Is changing default admin URLs an effective security measure?
Probably better to use htaccess to 403 deny the admin url to all but your admin IP address ranges. That way they can't sit there dictionary cracking your admin login.
Aug
23
comment 419 Nigerian scam problem
Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me. Life is full of lessons like that. If you've not come up against a really skilled con man (confidence trickster) before, now you know some of the tactics used. Learn to recognize them and develop your BS filters. It's a life lesson all of us have to learn. PS: They prey on naivety and inexperience, self-education is your most powerful weapon.
Aug
18
comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
In support of your answer and at the peril of causing faith based replies, most of the compromises on the planet are on Linux based servers. The operating system does not confer security on the applications running there-on, so is the operating system an enabler for poor software? The same conclusion can be drawn about all the OS environments out there in that case.
Aug
18
comment Why do some people think Linux is more secure than Windows?
This is one of those questions that often leads to faith based discussion. It's also massively duplicate as this probably is one of the first questions asked in these venues. EXE files are Windows executables and will never run on Linux, but then Linux executables don't run on Windows. Wow, safety by cross platform...
Aug
17
comment How long would it take to brute force the AES encryption?
Badly implemented, fairly quickly. Paying attention to the details, way too long. In your implementation, don't invoke Schneier's law.
Aug
16
comment Is Google spying on all of us?
An email system that scans content, presents ads relevant to that content and then stores an array tag that references what ads were determined to be relevant from your past searches may be an information leak to anyone who uses your computer as to what you search for from that computer. When that is all that is being done, it isn't spying. Spying would be recording what you search and passing it onto other parties. There is a decoupling that occurs here between what the actual content was and the ad content that was determined to be relevant.
Aug
13
comment Preferred access list (WPA2 rogue AP)
Long live CCCP and the Rouge flag!
Aug
12
revised Preferred access list (WPA2 rogue AP)
too many misspellings of rogue (not a red access point)
Aug
12
comment Preferred access list (WPA2 rogue AP)
And Point Number 4 is criminal intent... Needs to be beaten with a Baton Rouge... As opposed to a Baton Rogue.