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XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?

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How does SSL/TLS work?

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23 answers
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How does changing your password every 90 days increase security?

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I found that the company I work for is putting a backdoor into mobile phones

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11 answers
81k views

Why shouldn't we roll our own?

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How exactly does the OpenSSL TLS heartbeat (Heartbleed) exploit work?

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7 answers
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Can someone take down Wi-Fi signal?

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14 answers
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What "hacking" competitions/challenges exist? [closed]

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127 votes
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How do ASLR and DEP work?

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5 answers
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How much can I trust Tor?

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Why is it difficult to catch "Anonymous" or "Lulzsec" (groups)?

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Why is blog spam always written so badly?

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7 answers
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How does hacking work?

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7 answers
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Why would an attacker ever want to sit on a zero-day exploit?

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Stack Overflows - Defeating Canaries, ASLR, DEP, NX

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What are the career paths in the computer security field?

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9 answers
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Hardening Linux Server

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What security resources should a white-hat *developer* follow these days? [closed]

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Lessons learned and misconceptions regarding encryption and cryptology

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8 answers
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What are the career paths in the (illegal) computer security field?

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5 answers
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Servers for penetration testing

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4 answers
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What cryptographic flaw was exploited by Flame, to get its code signed by Microsoft?

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8 answers
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What methods are available for securing SSH? [closed]

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Books about Penetration Testing

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Vulnerable OS's?

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What are the toughest SSH daemon settings in terms of encryption, handshake, or other cryptographic settings? [duplicate]

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What are the pros and cons of a VPN for privacy

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6 answers
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Is there a guide of general/common IT vulnerabilities? [closed]

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7 answers
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What stops a developer from accessing credit card details and other secret data from a company

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2 answers
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Is there a way to verify a binary against the sources?

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