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Apr
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comment How does someone become a man in the middle?
Yes, the original compromise can be a remote compromise over TCP/IP if the network device is inadequately protected and has an unpatched or zero-day vulnerability, or has been left with a default login enabled.
Apr
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comment How does someone become a man in the middle?
@user5948022 The only real answer to that is "It depends". There are many different possible scenarios.
Apr
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answered How does someone become a man in the middle?
Apr
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comment Break encryption by applying accidental-overwrite techniques
@forest Your belief is incorrect. Here's a paper from someone who actually tried it: digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2009/01/15/… You've got a decent chance of retrieving a single bit of data, but no more than that.
Apr
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answered Break encryption by applying accidental-overwrite techniques
Mar
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answered How to know if accessing to a VPN service is safe and won't steal my data
Feb
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comment How can someone know technically if antivirus provider tracks him?
Why are you specifically concerned about anti-virus packages and not about all the other software you run on your computer, which is just as likely or unlikely to be tracking you?
Feb
21
comment Why can't apple simply add the backdoor now and then remove it after the FBI is done?
The device doesn't have a secure enclave, but it does have a secure device ID that can't be read, and you can't run the brute-forcing process without the device ID, which is why the only way to do it is to run it on the actual phone.
Feb
20
comment Why is my phone connection secure without a password when WiFi is not even with a password?
@nocomprende If you want a single authenticator for wifi with a key stored in your computer, sign up for a VPN service and make sure to always use it when you connect to a wifi network. That will basically give you what you're asking for.
Jan
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answered How can I prevent data scraping on my website?
Jan
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comment Why use random salts?
While what you say is true, note that salts should be globally unique across all systems in the world, not just within your own system, which is hard to do except by making them random.
Jan
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answered SSL digital certificate process - high level
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Jan
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answered Why do most browsers store browsing history by default?
Jan
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comment 2FA: Difference between Storing Backup Codes & Secret Key
@AlienBoy Yes, it's much safer to store backup codes than secret keys.
Jan
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answered Public Key Encryption instead of passwords
Jan
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answered 2FA: Difference between Storing Backup Codes & Secret Key
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Dec
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comment File encryption on a solid state drive
A cold boot attack is difficult to execute, and full-disk encryption will thus protect you against the vast majority of likely data compromises. It's unlikely to be worth worrying about unless you have good reason to believe that a hostile government is targeting you specifically.