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Apr
14
accepted Can Hydra crack a flash-based login?
Apr
10
comment Can Hydra crack a flash-based login?
So it's like setting up a MITM?
Apr
10
asked Can Hydra crack a flash-based login?
Dec
11
awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
comment How is hibernation supported, on machines with UEFI Secure Boot?
Also, I dont know if this helps: uefi.org/events/UEFI-Plugfest-WindowsBootEnvironment.pdf
Jan
16
comment How is hibernation supported, on machines with UEFI Secure Boot?
Looks like there have been some performance issues: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/…
Jan
16
awarded  Editor
Jan
16
comment Is privacy a part of security? (Bruce Schneier)
Good answer. I just wanted to add Privacy is a part of the "C" in CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability).
Jan
16
revised Suscpicious registry entry
added 4 characters in body
Jan
16
comment Analyzing Network Anomalies for Malicious events
Come from an operational standpoint for a moment. If I work for an IT company, a server rebooting randomly is a big deal. Sure we have redundant systems, but "it just happened" is not an acceptable answer to the IT manager. I (or an escalated group) would need to do a Root Cause Analysis of why this server went down. In my investigation, I may uncover malware, or I may just uncover a memory issue. You are correct, Reboots alone don't always give the full picture, but reboots + system performance may provide an answer.
Jan
16
answered Suscpicious registry entry
Jan
16
comment How get data from password protected rar file?
+1 for xkcd reference. I'd like to add, create a botnet consisting of the entire planets computers...
Jan
16
answered How does UEFI Secure Boot prevent “evil twin” spoofing attacks?
Jan
16
answered Analyzing Network Anomalies for Malicious events
Jan
16
comment Building my own Darkspace
The definition I found says: Darknet - Noun - "A computer network with restricted access that is used chiefly for illegal peer-to-peer file sharing." So, @lynks has the question, what do you want? A P2P network or a network on which to try pen-testing.
Mar
28
comment Is it alright to tell everyone your encryption information?
Bailey is right. It is better to communicate than to be right. Also, +1 on the answer. The best cryptographic functions don't depend on the algorithm being secret; rather the output reversed to input being hard to generate. For further reading, consider looking up pidgeon hole principle.
Mar
27
comment Is it possible to turn a computer into a bomb?
@Graham boo... anyway... what is an explosion? a terrific hardware malfunction complete with smoke and possible fire? or an actual explosion? From my basic chemistry understanding, you need something that would act as a fuel and since computers are no longer gas powered... closest thing you could probably get is a POP from a CRT monitor (if you could tell the monitor to draw too much charge to the capacitor).
Mar
27
comment Is it possible to turn a computer into a bomb?
I was going to post an answer that says, "ya, if you strap c4 to it..." but this one is better. Also heard you can blow up CRT monitors... not sure if true, and also not sure if a real threat today as CRTs are mostly gone.
Mar
16
comment Unknown MAC address connected to router
I would run nmap to see if there is a strange IP that would correspond to the MAC. You could also blacklist it and see what breaks. If a new strange MAC appears, they are probably spoofing.
Feb
17
comment Securing a LAN without Physical Security
Do you have pii stored on the system?