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Jun
27
comment How can I watch porn, safely, and not get a virus? (and not infect corporate data also)
Not even judging, but It makes good for a good background distraction -- how does that even work? Is that kind of like some people have music on in the background, only porn?
Jun
13
comment Web authentication - password vs key file
a password fits in a brain and needs not be written anywhere; the user naturally moves it around with him; passwords don't leak to backup tapes and old disks Right,'cause that holds for all modern pwd managers.
Jun
7
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Jun
7
comment How to store credit card information for repeated transactions and still be PCI compliant?
Shameless plug, related How does Amazon bill me without the CVV -- in short, you only actually need the card number to charge it.
Apr
9
comment Does the heartbleed vulnerability affect clients as severely?
@Sirex There was a post on one of the other SE sites, Ubuntu apparently backported it all the way to 1.0.1, so yeah, people should check their distro's news list or other info for what is safe.
Jun
1
awarded  Famous Question
May
8
awarded  Good Question
Apr
14
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
comment How is an ATM secure?
@MikeBrown You're right on that one. In my country, every now and then a bunch of smartasses pop up & try to haul away the whole ATM with a truck. The most they've done is move it a couple of meters out of place and ruin the building it's built into. I remember news articles stating they weigh a couple of tons.
Feb
25
comment Is it secure to transfer an RSA public key by email?
Nitpicking & not downvoting for it, but since this is security.SE I think SHA would be more appropriate, especially since most *nix'es have them by default now & the cost isn't really relevant for a pubkey file. :)
Jan
20
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
9
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Oct
23
comment Why do we lock our computers?
@Polynomial The funny thing is that most of those are actually way easier to crack than a password. One could get your fingerprints anywhere without you even knowing. A password can only be obtained by physical access to you, a blowtorch and some pliers.
Oct
23
comment What's the impact of disclosing the front-face of a credit or debit card?
@HenningKlevjer I asked that 1st question he linked to, and the guys there explained that all the relevant stuff would be defined in the [Amazon's] merchant agreement, which is obviously not available for general public. Plus, I wouldn't say, e.g., Amazon is a "bad" merchant and they don't ask for the CVV. The same aforementioned question mentions the reason why they can afford not asking for the stuff -- they keep the fraud rates low enough.
Oct
18
comment Whats the probability of a personal computer being hacked?
Since this basically asks for a probability based on partial evidence, I'd say it's a better fit for stats.SE ... :)
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
8
awarded  Scholar
Oct
8
accepted How does Amazon bill me without the CVC / CVV / CVV2?
Oct
5
awarded  Editor
Oct
5
revised How does Amazon bill me without the CVC / CVV / CVV2?
Added other names for CVC to the title mostly for Google