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comment Why doesn't Facebook use HSTS
I'm going to wedge this question back open. The historical reasons for a major site to have issues can be the present issues for much of the world. They can also provide a lesson that people can effectively learn from as we steer towards using HTTPS as a default over HTTP.
May
19
comment Can someone hack my iphone, then watch and hear and talk to me through other devices like tv's and radios?
In case there's any grounding at all to this question: a cell phone has effectively zero relation to television and radio spectrum transmissions. It would be shockingly impressive to alter a phone via remote software to somehow affect those devices.
May
11
awarded  Favorite Question
May
8
awarded  Announcer
Apr
16
comment Deobfuscated Malicious PHP Code Comprehensively
I think that the real correct answer here is to use a debugger and set a breakpoint on the eval() line. Then you can see the exact string that is going to be eval()'d. This is probably going to be a meta discussion about getting a canonical answer to this.
Apr
16
comment Deobfuscated Malicious PHP Code Comprehensively
If you truncate the code then how can we we possibly answer?
Mar
30
reviewed Close Tracing stolen android tablet via MAC address
Mar
14
comment Getting password cracking time and byte storage from bruteforce?
Please oh please don't post an image of a block of text out of your textbook. It's just rude.
Mar
14
comment Getting password cracking time and byte storage from bruteforce?
000A would be two bytes. Aside from that, if you had 4 bytes worth of files (4 billion files), you'd need the 4 billion directory entries to store them. There is no free space to be gained there.
Mar
13
comment Is it possible to construct a passively self-destructing message?
And that's why the very first sentence says "give up on protecting against copying." As soon as somebody has access all the pieces they can all be copied.
Mar
12
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
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12
awarded  Good Answer
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Mar
12
answered Is sending passwords through cellphone text messages secure?
Mar
10
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
10
answered Is there any point in using two step authentication if you have strong passwords?
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10
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
10
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Mar
9
answered How to prevent network administrators from accessing USB drive