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


Nov
21
suggested approved edit on Is storing CVV compliant with PCI standards?
Nov
21
comment Has 100+USD, accidentally
If you use it to "purchase" anything, then, yes.
Nov
20
comment Is storing CVV compliant with PCI standards?
There is no need to store the CVV or anything else if you're using a proper payment gateway. Century Business Solutions issues a token that can be accessed for future card charges by your company for the account with which it is associated. NO customer card data is stored.
Nov
18
comment Why protect files with sensative information with .htacces?
a malicious user may still end up correctly guessing the name of this secret key file Heh, web logs are full of these guesses against security by obscurity and it must work quite well otherwise they wouldn't be so persistent. If it's blocked by .htaccess deny then it explicitly isn't available for guessing.
Nov
15
comment Truly deniable encryption
First law in forensics is to make a read-only clone so multiple tries may be attempted. Upon finding the LUKS header trashed, they'd be smart enough to put 2 and 2 together to look 4 more answers from you. They've seen enough Wile E Coyotes out there who always are trying to out-trick themselves.
Nov
7
comment Why should I have secure passwords for sites that I pay bills on?
Misery starts with Identity Theft and can linger for years afterwards with all sorts of results from basic embarrassment to hellish background checks that deny quality of life. Enabling identity theft is as simple as using garbage universal passwords.
Nov
6
comment Modifying credit cards to increase security
As a vendor, if I see a defaced card, I immediately think "Counterfeit" and would decline to accept it. You can wipe the magstripe quite easily though.
Nov
3
comment Is blocking a country's access to a website a good measure to avoid hackers from that country?
As long as they're not smart enough to use VPN and proxies. Often as effective as the Maginot Line was at keeping the Germans out of France in WWII. There's always a way around.
Nov
2
comment Continued Use of Kerberos
Can verify that. At one time Kerberos authentication over VPN to Windows Server 2003 would die if the packet size was too large due to VPN overhead causing packet fragmentation.
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 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
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 PHP sprintf vulnerability?
Oct
11
revised PHP sprintf vulnerability?
Added information and link to CSI lecture notes
Oct
11
answered PHP sprintf vulnerability?