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Rory McCune
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151 votes

When choosing a numeric PIN, does it help or hurt to make each digit unique?

147 votes
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Is it acceptable that a skilled professional pentester deletes or modifies sensitive data in production unintentionally during a pentest?

129 votes
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I can't access websites that use HTTPS, instead getting the message "your connection is not private"!

107 votes

How hard should I try to prevent a user from XSSing themselves?

95 votes

How to securely hash passwords?

87 votes
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How can mom monitor my internet history from a distance?

86 votes

What stops Google from saving all the information on my computer through Google Chrome?

78 votes

Sequential identifying string that can't be reverse engineered (the "invoice number" problem)

71 votes
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Why block outgoing network traffic with a firewall?

68 votes
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Is it good practice to ban an IP address if too many login attempts are made from it?

60 votes

VP of IT claims he unhashed 100% of all 16k employees' PWs. Is he lying to us?

60 votes
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My bank support just asked me for my online banking credentials

60 votes
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Is it possible to escalate privileges and escaping from a Docker container?

59 votes

What security features are important when buying a smartphone?

55 votes

Can a webpage read another page's cookies?

44 votes
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Have computer criminals been known to exploit easily-edited websites like Wikipedia to embed malicious scripts?

43 votes
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The valid role of obscurity

43 votes
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Pentesting against own web service hosted on 3rd party platform

40 votes

Are there technical differences which make Linux less vulnerable to virus than Windows?

39 votes
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Is it safe to trust a Docker container?

39 votes

If a Windows laptop with an encrypted hard disk is stolen, can the contents be accessed by a professional hacker?

39 votes
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How to recover a lost zip file password?

34 votes

Why do people tell me not to use VLANs for security?

34 votes

What are the implications of NSA surveillance on the average internet user?

34 votes
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How to know when a pen test is complete?

33 votes
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How secure is TeamViewer for simple remote support?

33 votes

Is using SHA-512 for storing passwords tolerable?

31 votes
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How do some sites (e.g. online banks) only ask for specific characters from a password without storing it as plaintext?

31 votes
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Advantages to killing sessions after 5 minutes?

30 votes

How can I reliably erase all information on a hard drive?

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