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


Dec
16
comment Getting rid of trojans on Windows XP - the basic toolkit
Quicker to nuke and reload. Let them feel the pain of running down all their programs and reloading those. Experience shows me that humans only learn through pain and suffering.
Dec
15
comment Open VPN has DNS leak
Networking configuration error and an assumption as to what a VPN is, not sure what it has to do with security.
Nov
20
comment Is there a fool-proof method to remove spyware from android smartphone?
Hammer and a new one for most people.
Nov
19
awarded  Informed
Nov
14
comment Is using Git for deploying a bad practice?
Wouldn't standard practice have your git repository exist one level up from your htdoc folder so accidentally serving it out wouldn't happen?
Nov
8
comment Why don't banks get hacked?
They don't? That's news to me... Citation please.
Nov
7
comment Antivirus keeps blocking connection from a file I don't recognize
I don't know what it is + How can I keep my antivirus from detecting it = ¡pwned!
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.