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Thanks for coming by!

My name is Michael 'TeX' Hex, living in Speyer (Germany), close to France.

I don't think of myself as a software- or system architect, neither as a software artist, but as a Transmogrifier. That's because in IT it's all about transmogrifying data from A to B, no matter what you do.

In case you are interested what I do, visit my homepage or my blog.


Sep
8
awarded  Scholar
Sep
8
accepted Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Sep
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comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Both answers are good, and if possible I would mark both as answer. Since I can't do this, I will mark this question as answer because Polynomial was 6 minutes earlier than @D.W.
Aug
10
comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Thanks for the clarification and no harm done.
Aug
10
comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
@symcbean: Couldn't agree more, but this department is by far not "small" - 35 engineers, 60 application server, 8 database server ;).
Aug
10
comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Thanks, good to hear :). But does your answer mean that we can do it right only be forcing IE to a VM? We currently plan to not rollout any VM solution, we would reconfigure the firewall and the IE/Chrom config on all machines that are in use (~ 5,000 of them).
Aug
10
comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Ah, I see. Well, this procedure would be applied to all our 5k clients, not just one or two. If the proposal is OK, we will change all out client machines.
Aug
10
comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Thank you! But could please explain what you mean with unplug the box from the network? I don't get it right now.
Aug
9
awarded  Student
Aug
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comment Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Good point. Yes, there are but these are mostly customer portals that work fine in any browser. None of them is used by more than 5-10 people. At least, all portals we know of (we give them higher QoS on the GAN lines) are working fine in Firefox we use for testing so this shouldn't be a problem.
Aug
9
asked Is using a “Red” and a “Green” browser to balance LOB requirements and security a good approach?
Feb
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
23
comment Are “man in the middle” attacks extremely rare?
I guess this depends on your point of view. As they see data they are not supposed to, I would qualify this as an attack. But you are right, from the administrators view this is can help ensuring network security and thus is not qualified as an "attack".
Feb
22
awarded  Teacher
Feb
22
answered Are “man in the middle” attacks extremely rare?