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Aug
1
answered Using a Public-Key-Encryption browser side to avoid PCI compliance
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment Can I use a single SSL cert on two different servers?
... and the users' browsers all support Subject Alternative Name. Not pre-2003 versions of Firefox (called Phoenix back then), Netscape, Opera or Safari, or Symbian 9.1 and earlier. Unlikely to be much of an issue these days, but it could be.
Jul
8
answered Can I use a single SSL cert on two different servers?
Jun
29
answered Given an IP address can you ssh into /tmp without password?
Jun
23
comment what harm can a malicious ca do?
They can do a man-in-the-middle attack against connections that are using perfect forward secrecy as well. Perfect forward secrecy protects you against a later compromise of the legitimate key, but not against a rogue CA signing an illegitimate key.
May
27
comment How Safe Are Encrypted Websites Really?
It depends how you got to Google. If you went to https://www.google.com/ and verified the SSL certificate was OK, then it's OK. If you just entered www.google.com into your browser and went to http://www.google.com/ then in theory that could have been hijacked and returned an attacker's link instead of the real link.
May
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
22
comment How can I create a password that says “SALT ME!” when hashed?
@corsiKa The accepted answer brute-forced "SaltMe" or "SALTME", not the requested "SALT ME!" The difference between 6 and 8 characters is extremely significant here.
Apr
15
answered Are there “secure” languages?
Apr
4
answered Proving SSL need
Mar
22
comment Prove that you deleted the file
If you show them the file in your Recycle Bin, that's proof that you didn't delete it in any meaningful sense. When you "delete" a file by putting it in your Recycle Bin it's just moved to a different folder, not actually deleted.
Mar
3
comment How much faster would computers be if not for security?
If we're assuming people are perfect, that makes much more difference to the speed of computers than just removing security, because they're designing perfect CPUs and writing perfect code.
Mar
3
comment How much faster would computers be if not for security?
You would still need things like file permissions and separate user accounts to prevent people from doing stuff by mistake instead of deliberately, like accidentally deleting someone else's files by mis-typing a command. So it wouldn't make much difference.
Feb
23
answered What is the correct way to make a password salt?
Feb
2
answered What are some good ways to prevent a malicious visitor from maxing out our customer's API maximum allowed service calls?
Jan
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
2
awarded  Yearling
Dec
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
comment Which Wifi encryption method is secure?
You don't have to use wifi, you can buy a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adaptor.