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


Jan
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
revised An attacker has my IP address;So what?
added paragraph that explains response as answer to question.
Jan
20
answered An attacker has my IP address;So what?
Jan
18
comment Can a malicious Tor exit node perform a HTTPS man-in-the-middle attack to see/modify your HTTPS traffic?
@SteffenUllrich - Pretty much the grain of truth at the heart of it, as long as humans have to interact with encryption, there's always an end run around it.
Jan
6
comment How can Stripe be PCI-compliant?
Newer methods use tokenization tied to your website. The credit card details get validated and stored on the processor's PCI compliant servers (less CVV) and a token tied to the web merchant's server is all that's stored on the website.
Jan
1
comment How to make Reaver crack WPS faster
You're brute-forcing, more and faster processing power? Write your own GPU based Reaver?
Dec
25
comment My internet fingerprint
As with anyone who's experienced identity theft (similar process), it is a full time job and basically, if it really means that much to you, you bite the bullet and start the process for what can be changed and deal with the rest. Get offline, move elsewhere and legally change your real life identity is the most severe tactic.
Dec
25
comment my table is dropped in PDO
bobby drop tables
Dec
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
24
comment Is there any meaning in only allowing port 80 and 443 today?
@Navin - Depends on how the firewall was set up. Most are default allow all outbound for "ease of use" so leakage is pretty embarrassing and revealing. And UDP services are pretty notorious for easy back flow as the current NTP issues are showing. Blocked inbound may not necessarily be doing its job once an outbound connection is made.
Dec
23
comment Is there any meaning in only allowing port 80 and 443 today?
Allowing only necessary ports keeps internal network protocols internal and not publicly accessible. SMB broadcasts, xterminal, etc.
Dec
17
comment How to hide my ip and browsing history from others on my network?
Hiding your IP on the local network is known as either pulling your network jack, turning off your wi-fi or shutting the computer off... No address, no delivery. As long as there aren't persistent arp table entries. Every time this question is asked, much laughter and forehead palming is generated.
Dec
17
answered What can IT see and log?
Dec
17
comment What can IT see and log?
One reason why spear-phishing is so successful on the higher ups in companies... Ahem. Anyway, OpenDNS is advertised as a means protecting companies against malware attack and blocking use of unsavory websites that can lead to harrassment lawsuits (business level). The blocked sites are logged on OpenDNS, so you probably tripped the logging by the advertising that was being blocked on the pages visited.
Dec
14
comment Sticky keys on RDP
maintaining additional persistence in other words, the machine was already hacked at a system level and they're just providing a way back in.
Dec
3
comment How CryptoPHP: Sneaky malware works?
Doing this has been around for a while. Simple php virus in a jpeg
Nov
29
comment Any “cleaned” virus that's been successfully re-released?
True, Code Red is a pretty good indicator for somebody bringing an old NT4 server back online. Nimda is also another infection trace from this happening.
Nov
29
comment Any “cleaned” virus that's been successfully re-released?
In that case, you would need insane operating system and software developers that introduced regression errors into their products. That has occasionally happened, but not so much anymore. You're not depending on the Antivirus software to prevent it, but the OS and software itself to have been battle hardened. So unaltered malware isn't likely to survive.
Nov
29
answered Any “cleaned” virus that's been successfully re-released?
Nov
23
revised What port services can hackers use to break into a server?
spelling on break in question and paragraph structure