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bio website randomsoftware.tumblr.com
location United States
age 32
visits member for 4 years
seen Sep 13 at 14:52

My thoughts
Me on launchpad PPA
Evidently one of my mini-apps was useful enough to make it on to Webupd8
Do you use/like that app? Maybe you want to help fund a cryptogram game

Hit my daily rep cap for the first time Nov 22 2010
Just made it to page 3 ons SU on dec 31 in users ranked by rep..
yay....first gold badge. unsung hero

I use various linux distros as my primary OSes of choice(tending to stay away from rpm based).

Moving into using FreeBSD as my primary OS.

--Resume--

Degrees
BS:IT focus Network Security
MS:ISA

Certifications
G2700
Certified Ethical Hacker, CHFI, EDRP
CCNA, CCNA Security, CCIE Candidate(CCIE written now expired, the others are current)
MCITP Enterprise administrator server 2k8/Vista
Network+, Security+, Project+(all lifetime)
CIW Associate, Professional, Javascript, Database
CNSS 4011 recognition

Accomplishments
1st in the state, 6th in the nation networking concepts Phi Beta Lambda leadership conferences (it's like the college version of FBLA)
On the national science olympiad team from my high school
Kenpo - black belt

Experience
7 yrs in small business IT services (varied)
--/Resume--

Favourite quotations:
"A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part" --Unknown
"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in" --Edsger Dijkstra


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awarded  Quorum
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
It doesn't. The limitations on the blobs in the keyspace make it vastly different than bruteforcing AES
Jul
15
comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
Good luck. I hope you prove it wrong intead :)
Jul
15
comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
If you made a separate answer with math that went to the same place, I would upvote yours and delete mine. It was just something that needed saying.
Jul
15
comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
Then you run the numbers. When you find out I'm right, come back and remove the downvote :)
Jul
15
comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
How about - While a datacenter grinding Windows bitlocker credentials would be exponentially more likely to succeed than a datacenter grinding BSD FDE solution credentials. The scope of datacenter and reasonable timeline are both inspecific, but comparatively one is clearly superior to the other. Given something like an NSA datacenter, CPU-years on current hardware are no longer valid given parallel programming acceleration through a given GPU or a GPU farm.
Jul
15
comment How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?
The math is that each "word" in the keyspace is limited in and of itself. I can't find the research paper that expresses that, but I'm sure I read it. Mathematically limiting each word exponentially reduces the keyspace when you stack one after another. Conversely, if you don't have the key, in the BSD keysystem, you don't even know if you're testing against accurate key material. Percentages aren't necessarily required once you grasp those two concepts.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
comment How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?
I shared your question in the Ubuntu room since it is more correct. The only thing I might add is that libvirtd is not a default group for a clean install. The rest are.
Aug
25
awarded  Altruist
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awarded  Investor
Aug
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comment How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?
You might want to add that if you're doing this on desktop, current LTS also puts the initial admin user in some other groups as well. adm, cdrom, sudo, dip, plugdev, lpadmin, and sambashare on a clean install with cat /etc/group | grep testing | cut -f 1 -d :
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Custodian
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows XP Pro. When I pick XP from grub the keyboard and mouse no longer work