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Feb
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comment What is the current security status of Diffie-Hellman key exchange?
It might be insecure at some point in the far future, read Post-quantum cryptography
Nov
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Nov
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comment Is it possible to be a hacker without being a criminal?
Hacker is not considered a criminal word for many programmers. Instead, it is considered someone who like to play and poke around systems and tools to understand them better. Within the lingo it would be cracker, someone who breaks into computer with nefarious intentions. White hat hacker and black hat hacker also come to mind reading the question, so maybe you'd like to search them up
Oct
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comment What would be the most efficient way of brute forcing a wifi key
Does brute force potentially involve a wrench?
Jul
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Dec
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comment Is Changing a File Type and Name an Effective Security Solution?
Check this DefCon video to see that no, it doesn't help. Basically, the inner filetype won't match the extension, so your file gets the first in the list of suspicious files.
Nov
20
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Nov
6
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Nov
6
comment How different should my passwords be?
Exactly the same question, over 1 year ago: security.stackexchange.com/q/39300 (I know because it's mine).
Nov
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comment What stops a developer from accessing credit card details and other secret data from a company
I would go with the old story: Locks are on doors only to keep honest people honest. One percent of people will always be honest and never steal. Another 1% will always be dishonest and always try to pick your lock and steal your television; locks won't do much to protect you from the hardened thieves, who can get into your house if they really want to. The purpose of locks, the locksmith said, is to protect you from the 98% of mostly honest people who might be tempted to try your door if it had no lock.
Oct
16
comment How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?
That was basically the question, what method/way do they use to encrypt/decrypt them...
Oct
16
comment How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?
Hotmail needs the popbox login, which you enter only one time, and stores this permanently on its own servers This is exactly what I meant to say. How do they store my credentials securely on its own server? That was my question, I'm sorry for making it confusing
Sep
19
comment Why is it a security problem not to update one's browser?
Because otherwise you can find front-end developers hunting you down with a keyboard for using IE6
Sep
13
comment Is my custom password hashing algorithm insecure?
TL;DR yes, it is insecure. Don't roll your own hashing algorithm
Jul
16
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Jul
16
comment How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?
I'm just saying that there's the possibility that the master passwords is derived from my main password and stored in cookies; so it can be retrieved from cookies OR when I log in.
Jul
15
revised How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?
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Jul
15
asked How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?