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Apr
12
comment I am a victim of the Petya ransomware. Is there a solution to decrypt my disk?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft Avoiding standard crypto for performance reasons is rather silly. Unless you have very fast IO, the process will be IO bound. A single core should be able to handle between 1 and 3 GB/s on a modern desktop. More if you reduce the number of rounds.
Feb
21
comment Can the server admin see what I copy via SCP?
Showing information like that about another user like this sounds like a supremely dumb default.
Feb
18
comment Why do some network connections dominate others?
20 millibits per second is pretty low, even for Windows XP. :P
Feb
15
comment Would these magnets be enough to damage a portable HDD?
I'd worry most about the magnet causing a headcrash (especially when exposure happens while the drive is operating). The experiment you cite deliberately positioned the magnets away from the head. (Though the OPs magnets are likely much too weak)
Feb
15
comment Can I detect sniffers in monitor mode on my Wi-Fi?
Unfortunately WPA personal sucks and allows passive interception by anybody knowing the network password.
Feb
11
comment What font is used on Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8?
Related: Determine windows system wide font on stackoverflow.
Feb
5
comment Can software differentiate between a laptop and a desktop?
Are you sure that software even cares the hardware type? "One device for on-site Rapid Check and one device for Full Processing mode." sounds like you can install a crippled version of the software on the second device.
Feb
2
comment Why do later versions of Windows continue to use shortcut files instead of symbolic links?
Symlinks are tricky security wise (confused deputy problem)
Jan
30
comment How to decrease compile time when reading includes over a network?
Why do you have include files hosted on a network? The normal way for distributing source files is version control.
Jan
19
comment Does “Intel® Virtualization Technology” provide advantages for a desktop user?
Having an IOMMU might prevent certain DMA attacks.
Dec
15
comment MS-DOS show a list of excecuted commands
Windows applications use the Windows API to interact with the OS, just like console applications use the API. Most operations will not have a corresponding command line tool. If you want to monitor API calls, there are various API monitor, but I haven't used any of them recently, so I can't recommend a particular one.
Dec
15
comment MS-DOS show a list of excecuted commands
Why is the question tagged with both cmd.exe and ms-dos? cmd.exe is used by the NT series, in which ms-dos isn't used unless you run a DOS application, and even on windows 9x the use of DOS was little more than a compatibility wrapper around DOS drivers.
Dec
11
comment My Notepad is not responding when trying to save
Perhaps a broken shell extension
Oct
30
comment What is the significance of Windows file names that have hex numbers in them like {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}?
@MicroVirus The Shell API does, the lower API does not.
Sep
17
comment Is it safe to mount my Truecrypt container directly from my Dropbox folder?
1) TrueCrypt isn't ideal for storing data on an untrusted host. It has no integrity checks and leaks which 16 byte blocks changed. 2) Since you're running drop-box software on your computer, they could include some kind of backdoor in it.
Sep
6
comment Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt
TrueCrypt has at least two limitations relevant to modern computers: 1) For full-disk-encrytion you need an MBR and not a GPT formated disk and 2) AFAIK it's not compatible with UEFI, so you need to switch to BIOS mode
Jul
8
comment Get creation time of file in milliseconds
@DavidPostill If the clock only increments the time every 10ms, then having a datetime filed that can represent 100ns still has an accuracy of only 10ms. The typical UtcNow APIs (as opposed to high performance counters which are designed for measuring time differences) increment the time every 0.5-16ms on windows, so this answer is quite plausible.
Jul
7
comment How secure is the Windows clipboard?
@CarlosCampderrós I think flash still allows that.
Jul
6
comment Why are there no odd Windows process IDs?
@BlueRaja I think Raymond would tell you that whoever wrote the documentation looked at the world through kernel-colored glasses and thus only referred to kernel handles and not other kinds of handles.
Jun
26
comment Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?
Can't you just mount it and then backup the plaintext volume like any other volume?