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I do research and design for a small engineering firm in Northern Virginia. I also enjoy expanding my amateur's knowledge of cryptography and security. I coach girls' volleyball with a club in Northern Virginia.


Jul
31
revised Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
Clarified question based on OP's comments
Jul
31
suggested suggested edit on Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
Jul
31
revised Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
Clarified question based on OP's comments
Jul
31
suggested suggested edit on Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
Jul
31
comment Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
I'll do that. You might edit your question to make it explicitly clear that you're asking about a human-readable bookmarks file, rather than the location of the bookmarks file generally. (That was the source of my confusion in the first place.) Actually, I'll take a crack at it myself.
Jul
31
comment Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere?
Mmph. Fair enough. I'm not sure whether it's possible to enable such a thing without an export, but for sure it doesn't exist by default.
Jul
30
comment Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
That's an excellent point about choosing known words, @Arjan. I suppose I'll start looking for a paper titled "Distribution of Vocabulary Sizes Across a Uniformly Regular Populace", or something like that.
Jul
28
revised Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
Expanded on why the XKCD scheme doesn't scale.
Jul
28
revised Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
Added a note about the origins of the XKCD scheme
Jul
28
comment Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
@DaveRook or anyone: I could use a good cite for "humans are bad at random". That's a key point in this whole subject, but it's not something I could come up with in two minutes of searching. It's stated in one of the Sec.SE answers, but without a citation.
Jul
28
comment Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
I'm not really sure about whether this is appropriate as an answer on its own, given that a large part of it is drawn from other peoples' work. If the community thinks it would be better I'll flag it for conversion to CW, but I didn't think about it until right after I hit the "submit" button...
Jul
28
answered Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
Jul
28
comment Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?
There is no such thing as cross-site duplication, but this has been comprehensively discussed at Security.SE. You may find better information there.
Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Not able to SUPER HIDE a folder in my laptop
Jun
11
reviewed No Action Needed Excel functions showing wrong results
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed Recovering data from failing hard-drive using ddrescue
May
2
awarded  Constituent
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Mar
23
reviewed No Action Needed Windows 7 Wireless unable to detect network after windows update
Mar
11
reviewed No Action Needed How to copy Time Machine volume to another disk using rsync while preserving ACLs?