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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.
Mar
20
comment Why does the light on the bottom of an optical mouse light up brighter when clicking or scrolling?
its very hard to click a mouse without moving it at all. Which is why many FPS gamers have the fire button on the keyboard.
Feb
28
comment Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an “a” or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?
...Unless you physically replace it.
Feb
28
comment Laptop Powers On Only When the Frame is Tweaked
... how did you find out this solution ?! its awesome ;-)
Feb
27
comment What is the default password of screen?
using a phrase-less ssh key (bad idea btw, look into ssh-agent) isn't the same as having no password. screen will want whatever the users password is on the remote system in /etc/shadow
Feb
24
comment Is there a program that converts IPA to audio?
for a minute i thought this was about beer. disappointed :(
Feb
16
comment Make linux spin up all disks at once
FWIW: You'll lose more money in broken disks due to wear and tear from spindown than you'll save in energy
Jan
22
comment Can I set up a RAID 5 with a bunch of drives of different sizes?
sure. I probably should have mentioned it being a terrible idea, 'twas more to illustrate a flaw in the math.
Jan
5
comment Acer aspire battey pin diagram
do you have access to a multimeter ? Messing about with battery pins without one sounds kinda, exciting.
Dec
21
comment how to move cursor directly to the next new line?
ah, yeah - if this is what's being asked by luofeiyu, hitting the 'end' key will also do it.
Dec
21
comment how to move cursor directly to the next new line?
For what it's worth; (I notice from editing some of your previous questions also), commas come before the space.
Dec
8
comment Long beeps and PC died
My bet is badly seated ram. I've had that myself quite a few times