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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


Jul
4
awarded  Critic
Jul
4
awarded  Commentator
Jul
4
comment Securing a Windows PC
“mainly for family” — so what. My dad knows nothing about computers, I put Debian Gnu+Linux on his machine. He uses it without problem. The only problems he has come to me with has been a broken monitor, and a web site, creating a windows XP popup, claiming that he had a virus, and telling him to click to install a “fix”. He came to me because he could not get it to run. (execute bit not set, but don't tell him that).
Jul
4
asked find passphrase on encrypted ssh private key
Jul
4
comment Is a passphrase-protected SSH private key susceptible to a dictionary attack?
What about using a grey counter (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_code)?
Jan
21
revised secure credit card transactions on the internet
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Jan
21
comment secure credit card transactions on the internet
+1 for Emue. Emue looks interesting, but next to zero info on the site. They also go on about, and are proud off, there “proprietary code”, this suggests that it may not be secure, and is a closed (non standards based) system.
Jan
15
comment secure credit card transactions on the internet
@FeralOink Can chip and pin be used over the internet, specifically to make purchases on web sites?
Jan
14
comment secure credit card transactions on the internet
+1 for coming up with an alternative. Have added this alternative to question.
Jan
14
awarded  Editor
Jan
14
revised secure credit card transactions on the internet
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Jan
14
awarded  Student
Jan
14
asked secure credit card transactions on the internet
Jan
14
comment Secure one-time-use credit cards
I just read the articles you link to, in the second one the suggestion that the price of the software is correlated to how good the security is, is bogus.
May
23
awarded  Supporter
Feb
23
comment Definitely safest password storage scheme?
In Europe we do not recognise patents on mathematical algorithms.
Feb
23
comment How does the encryption of FPGA works?
Does the FPGA read data from external device on boot. If so this data can be read. If fpga has a private key, then its public key can be used to encrypt the data. Then not even you can read it, only the fpga, Altera (they will hava a copy if the private key) and some one with an electron microscope can read it. [This is all speculation as to how this fpga works]