Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин
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Is Facebook allowed to sell/give your information away to anyone willing to buy it?
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There is a classic phrase: "If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold" In case of companies' liquidation, they openly sell their user databases on ...

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YouTube channel gone crazy!
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This question was marked as answered wehen I was notified about it. But after pondering for a few days, I decided to add my $.02 It is very convenient to subscribe to other sites with common ...

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Hiding user account names from unauthenticated RDP sessions
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As it was already answered before the username is coming from client side of previous RDP connection. So it does not reveal anything from unknown remote desktop system itself Update: but permits to ...

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How to inject executable, malicious code into PDF, JPEG, MP3, etc.?
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I disagree with the answer "There must be some security hole in the application" It is generally incorrect. Most breaches arise from accessing files (not just providing/having them) and alluding ...

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What risks should I be aware of before allowing advertisements being placed on my website?
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I think it is worth to check: How to inject executable, malicious code into PDF, JPEG, MP3, etc.? And the main risk is that spammers are now provide attractive "free" antispam protection spamming ...

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What is the corrupted image vulnerability? How does it work?
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From comments to question I understood that one might be interested to get into details of executable images (oops, "image" collides with a copy of a disk, let say, pictures that are excutable/...

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How can someone go off-web, and anonymise themselves after a life online?
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It is not possible because most services do not permit removal at all and, even if some do, it is just a declaration most of them do not really delete but just hide that data. This is too big ...

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Why do law-abiding citizens need strong security?
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I would reply that it is the same (fallacy) reasoning as: "You do not have anything to hide, do you?" that is used by police to trick from you your own consent of police illegal actions against ...

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Which graphic image formats contain revision history? Does the image editing software being used matter?
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Any graphic image format can and is used to contain any info. Check wiki's article on steganography There were a lot of reports of robberies, blackmailing, stalking after people did put on the ...

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Is there a true alternative to using CAPTCHA images?
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Huh, I failed even to find any question. The CAPTCHA is not synonym to antispam protection and there are NO spam-bots without human spammers behind. Spam is created by humans, sometimes bot ...

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Gmail account hack prevention and recovery
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A year ago I easily recovered my stolen GMail account, where password, recovery options were reset (changed by a hacker). Depending on how you signed in and used your GMail account, there are data, ...

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Why aren't applications sandboxed in Windows?
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There are various criticisms of sandboxing: it lures users into a false and complacent sense of security while it doesn't stop malware distribution (using exploits or social engineering) it ...

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What are the consequences for deceptive practices against stated privacy policy
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IMO, it is senseless to ask about deceptive practices against STATED privacy policy. At which moment of deception according to which policy at what time? when the policies of online service are being ...

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Can I reclaim ex employee gmail account?
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The answer lies in "who created a gmail account". Were your company created the account (for use by employer), then, IMO, it would have owned it as well as had all the data permitting to identify ...

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How do I secure my advertisement space against ad overlay browser attachments?
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Legally you can't control what a user does with your ads because it is illegal to enforce your or any advertising. It is vice versa. To be legally correct you should: you should have received ...

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Am I required to hash passwords
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There is nothing in the laws on hashing passwords. The only requirement is retention of passwords or data permitting to check or change them. Update: Hashing is an implementation detail (of ...

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