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Nov
7
comment What is a stateful firewall and how does it work?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateful_firewall
Aug
6
comment Choose different host part during IPv6 auto configuration
dynamic ipv6 ? ugh !
Aug
6
comment How much battery power does Near Field Communication require from a phone?
feel free to suggest edits as needed.
Aug
6
comment How much battery power does Near Field Communication require from a phone?
the OPs question mentions the equipment in use.
May
5
comment Synchronize two directories on linux pc
+1 for btsync. i also think its ideal for this. Also its ok to necro an old question with a good answer. Particularly an otherwise unanswered one.
May
5
comment VPN with Encryption gives twice the download speed?
indeed. try downloading an iso file. they generally dont compress that well.
Apr
27
comment Identify AC Power Cord with rotated pins
These sockets are very common on say, APC UPS units, due to the extra power load needed.
Apr
27
comment What is the difference between a remote user and a local user on a server?
yes. you're a local user, who'es connecting from a remote location.
Apr
23
comment Switch or Router for LAN party?
Thinking about this from the other angle: if a game is used over the internet it'll use X amount of internet bandwidth for a known number of players, usually not too much (relative to LAN speeds), and X should be far less than any decent switch can handle.
Apr
15
comment resolve a name for internal ip
do you use a squid proxy or similar ?
Apr
14
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
chase was never vulnerable, for what its worth. also i've just seen this posted up: nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/04/12/…
Apr
12
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
Yeah, but reusing passwords is a separate fail really. My point was two factor helps mitigate the severity and longevity of the aftermath, but yes it won't help with actual bug being exploited.
Apr
12
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
@ramhound I mentioned in the comments before the comments got removed, two factor helps because once a site has a new cert issued any passwords an attacker may have had are no longer useful. Because there's no point changing a password until after a new cert is issued (and servers patched) what you gain is instant re-securing of the account from possible credential leakage that may have occurred while the attacker had the private key. Also, twitter and Facebook are important as they can be used as single sign on for many other websites (including this one I believe?)
Apr
10
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
@abstrask in fairness, he also said: "if this turns out to be something like the Y2K bug -- then we are going to face criticisms of crying wolf."
Apr
10
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
I think in this case there's no smoke without fire. someone, somewhere claiming the credentials or secrets obtained were used would be good. I've seen people suggest criminal gangs would have been using this bug. As if suggesting not then actually obtaining any cash or traceable outcome from it. if a criminal ring were using this, it would have been all over the news just from the effects of it. A spy agency is relatively more plausible, but only just.
Apr
9
comment Adding Authenticator PAM to Linux keyring
google authenticator works on linux, too. code.google.com/p/google-authenticator
Apr
8
comment How to make an image of drive directly to a cloud backup using “dd”?
try tarsnap. its backed by amazon S3. tarsnap.com it prolly wont be a dd like bit level backup though, more likely a file level one.
Mar
28
comment Dual monitors - primary monitor rotates 90 degrees counterclockwise (I DON'T WANT IT TO), secondary does not
pretty sure ctrl-alt-arrows does this also. used to do that by mistake all the time being a linux user.
Mar
24
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?
as far as i know, WPA(1) is not much more secure than WEP: (edit) info here: howtogeek.com/167783/…
Mar
21
comment Benefit to purchasing a license for sublime text?
sure. you get to feel warm and fuzzy inside.