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comment What to do when I found a spyware that my spouse has installed?
Best remove the keylogger before changing those passwords. :-)
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comment Is Google spying on all of us?
I asked a related question to this on the User Experience Stack Exchange a while ago, can be seen here if anyone is interested: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/23247/…
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asked How do hard-wired backdoors work?
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comment Why does my bank use this verification method?
If you can determine a cards pin and you have the card itself, you can withdraw money at cash points, of course there's a point...
May
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comment Why does my bank use this verification method?
Thanks for the answer, it makes a lot of sense. To address your last sentence. Is it not fairly easy to decipher a cards PIN number? Given that you can read the magnetic strips on cards easily with a USB reader, couldn't you benchmark with your own cards (that you know the PIN of) until you come up with a solution of decrypting the information?
May
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comment Why does my bank use this verification method?
@TerryChia - That must be how the card reader works. It must just be a keygen in effect that generates numbers for one-time use. I'm sure it cannot make a connection itself, so there must just be an algorithm in their online backend that verifies the number then marks it as 'used'. What still concerns me is that the software to generate these numbers and verify PIN entry must all be on the card reader itself. Surely that is dangerous?
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revised Why does my bank use this verification method?
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asked Why does my bank use this verification method?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Would our company system be more secure using a VPN?
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comment Global Networks - Are there any other than the Internet?
@GrahamHill - Also true, forgot this was the security SE.
May
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comment Global Networks - Are there any other than the Internet?
Interesting question..
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asked Would our company system be more secure using a VPN?
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comment Recover Word file password
Hey there, I was asking myself the same question earlier today and stumbled across this, which solved my problem: superuser.com/questions/96242/unprotect-a-word-document