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Gilles 'SO- stop being evil'
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What is the difference between authorized_keys and known_hosts file for SSH?

188 votes
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How and when do I use HMAC?

115 votes
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Why is writing zeros (or random data) over a hard drive multiple times better than just doing it once?

115 votes
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How does hashing work?

113 votes

How would a resourceful government block Tor?

103 votes

Old OS memory space protection - was it really that bad?

102 votes
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Why do we still use keys to start cars? why not passwords?

93 votes
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environment variable accessibility in Linux

66 votes
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Why is SUID disabled for shell scripts but not for binaries?

62 votes

Why is it possible to sniff an HTTPS / SSL request?

62 votes
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Why aren't application downloads routinely done over HTTPS?

57 votes
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Do you rather trust a widely adopted algorithm or an underdog if they're cryptoanalytically on a level playingfield?

57 votes
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Is LUKS still an effective option for consumer FDE considering Elcomsoft can break it?

55 votes
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Why is using salt more secure?

54 votes

Is it possible to "fake" being connected to a router?

49 votes
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How secure is NOPASSWD in passwordless sudo mode?

49 votes
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How does Android L achieve strong encryption with a low entropy passphrase?

48 votes

Why Say IP Addresses Are Harmless?

47 votes
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Are there actually any advantages to Android full-disk encryption?

47 votes

Encryption - should I be using RSA or AES?

45 votes
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Pseudorandom vs. True Random

44 votes
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Security Concerns with X11 Forwarding

43 votes
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Is the concept of Authenticated Anonymity possible?

42 votes

What does ENV (“_”) do for anti-debugging?

41 votes
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Java SecureRandom doesn't block? How?

39 votes
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Can a .sh file be malware?

37 votes

SHA & MD5 Collisions for shorter strings

33 votes

Is salting a hash really as secure as common knowledge implies?

32 votes
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Can Android phone running without SIM card be tracked (localized) by police?

31 votes
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Does password protecting an archived file actually encrypt it?

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