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awarded  Critic
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comment How to encrypt entire HDD without any password prompts?
I'll be quite happy to store the key on the system drive, which isn't encrypted. My use case is apparently the top answer to "what are good use cases of disk encryption" - so how do they do it? I agree it seems unusual, but this use case was the top answer there...
Apr
10
comment How to encrypt entire HDD without any password prompts?
The broken drive is too broken. Click of death. Doesn't mount. The data I don't care about; it was a full mirror of another drive. The manufacturer explicitly recommends I wipe any data I don't want leaked before I send it for warranty replacement.
Apr
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asked How to encrypt entire HDD without any password prompts?
Apr
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comment Why wasn't heartbleed fixed before?
Keep in mind that there exist programming environments in which this type of bug (unsafe & unchecked memory access) is essentially impossible, although they suffer a performance penalty (of various significance) as a result.
Jan
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comment Should websites be allowed to disable autocomplete on forms or fields?
Nice to have someone I might call an "insider" here. Suppose Firefox were to unilaterally throw away this option "by popular user demand", ignoring the opinions of banks. Do you reckon Firefox risks being outright blocked by banks in this case based on, say, UserAgent? (obviously circumventable, but not by non-tech users).
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awarded  Editor
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awarded  Scholar
Apr
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accepted What prevents people getting charged over NFC in crowded places?
Apr
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revised Are secret URLs secure over HTTPS?
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Apr
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comment Are secret URLs secure over HTTPS?
Do any known browsers send HTTPS URLs to third parties, ever? For example, Firefox crash reporter, or Chrome search-as-you-type, or IE's malware protection service?
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment Are secret URLs secure over HTTPS?
@Timwi nor is there anything in the HTTPS protocol preventing Chrome hosting a remote desktop server and uploading all your passwords to a third party; that's not the point :)
Apr
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comment Are secret URLs secure over HTTPS?
Related: Can URLs be sniffed when using SSL - but different; that question is about the data contained in the request, not whether the browser leaks it through other channels.
Apr
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asked Are secret URLs secure over HTTPS?
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What are the security implications of people downloading addons, wrongly thinking that they are safe?
@Piskvor Yeah, those UAE prompts totally train users to ignore them. Where's the "I trust this particular program; don't warn me again unless it changes" button?...
Jul
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comment Is this phishing or the real PayPal?
I've also seen paypal.com redirect me to paypal-business.co.uk, which gave me quite a shock a few times. It's like they're trying to look like a fake...
Jul
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asked Is this phishing or the real PayPal?
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awarded  Nice Question