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Mar
28
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
@deworde OK, I assumed you trust the people in your appartement. I am certainly not proposing to remember it: my point was that it is often harmful to even try, since then you are bound to use weaker passwords. BTW: my password has 179 bits of entropy, and yours somewhere between 50 and 100, if english is 0.6 to 1.3 bits per letter, as Wikipedia says.
Mar
26
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
@davidgo OK, so for them the password should be more typeable. But I still think that the given guidelines are very good for passwords in general, but not for WiFi passwords. Being rememberable unnecessarily weakens them. Better use BduXboZfiXneLkiWfaWqoQriNvi and write it down somewhere.
Mar
26
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
A WIFI password has no need to be rememberable, short, easily typeable or anything, since you are rarely connecting new devices. So a sensible password can never be bruteforced - sensible being something like g-87:X/oUZaN'F`\x%se5TA#zg+cmGLd&.
Mar
26
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
What would be the point of a easily rememberable wifi password? After all you are very rarely connecting devices. Just use a good long random password - like Lm,-TMzQ7cf\6."owhAnpqC* .
Feb
24
accepted How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
Feb
24
answered How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
Feb
21
comment How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
@DanielB As I said: I do not want to search culprits again and again - I want the PC off after hibernating. Even if I decide to switch USB ports. And currently there is no culprit, but it's still on.
Feb
21
comment How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
@DanielB I did this, and currently there are no wakeup timers nor devices able to wakeup the PC left. But the keyboard lights are still on. I also hope that there is some way to avoid this procedure, since after plugging e.g. a keyboard into another USB port Windows seems to decide that this keyboard should be able to resume, and I need to repeat this. :-(
Feb
21
comment How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
Thank you, but sorry - that's a misunderstanding. I do definitely want to hibernate the PC, not shutdown. But after Windows has written the RAM to disk, the PC has no business running anymore. I've added a clarification to the question.
Feb
21
revised How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows
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Feb
21
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Dec
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Sep
25
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Sep
18
asked Firefox Plugin or proxy for extended caching
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Feb
25
asked How to find out the host for a dubious website?
Jan
30
comment Opposite of tail: all lines except the last n lines
Unfortunately someone removed my mention of Solaris. But I should have mentioned anyway that the version of head does not support that.
Jan
30
revised Opposite of tail: all lines except the last n lines
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