Web developer, mortgage agent, sports fan (Van. Canucks, BC Lions, Denver Broncos), husband, father, dog & cat owner, Christ follwer, computer addict, musician.
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Before you say anything, no, I know not to leave my computer sitting out logged in to all my accounts. I have it set up so after a few minutes of inactivity it automatically switches to my brother's.
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thebassman
1704 days ago
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Too funny, yet so true.
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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agcornejo
1686 days ago
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Lol
Snellville, Georgia
redknightalex
1693 days ago
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Or one could practice physical security as well as digital security. Around this time of year, every student's laptop is stolen.
Northeastern US
waxis
1700 days ago
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Let's hear it for sandboxing!
Arizona
oliverzip
1701 days ago
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Sigh. And I felt so secure.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
beslayed
1703 days ago
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//
ktgeek
1703 days ago
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Once again, xkcd gives me a great comic for security presentations...
Bartlett, IL
expatpaul
1704 days ago
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Heh
Belgium
bogorad
1704 days ago
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+acda: please do enlighten me how one's gonna hijack my active SSL-session that's on a laptop that auto-locks when my face is not visible through its webcam? :)
Moscow, Russia
gmuslera
1704 days ago
Someone sends you a PDF exploiting an acrobat vulnerability (to put an example of making someone's else code run as your user), that takes out your browser cookies/sessions/whatever (or just install a keylogger), and sent them to someones else email. Not being admin/root don't enable them to modify the system in ways that your plain user can't, but can do everything else.
bogorad
1704 days ago
I don't use adobe's PDF software ;)
GrimMeeper
1703 days ago
so maybe I get a picture of you?
acksed
1703 days ago
They don't. They call your bank after cracking the weak password on your email account for the details, reading your FB page for your birthdate, phone number, relatives and location/address, then authorise a bank transfer.
tedder
1704 days ago
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my brother sent this to me this morning.
Uranus
shamgar_bn
1704 days ago
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love this...
Wake Forest, North Carolina
jobiasrkd
1704 days ago
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But video card drivers are serious business!
Edmonton, Canada
deezil
1704 days ago
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Ha!
Louisville, Kentucky
norb
1704 days ago
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hahaha
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dianaschnuth
1704 days ago
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Ain't that the truth.
Toledo OH
sfringer
1704 days ago
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Always a great viewpoint on serious topics!
North Carolina USA
adamgurri
1704 days ago
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welp
New York, NY
acdha
1704 days ago
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Lovely example of why so much security advice is rearranging the proverbial deck chairs. The model for the future is privilege separation within an account – a la Apple's sand boxing – but even that is woefully inadequate until, say, compromising your browser on your favorite l0lcat site doesn't let an attacker reuse your banking credentials.
Washington, DC
petrilli
1704 days ago
The problem is that at some point, everything depends on a single lynchpin of security. For example, I use approximately 5,000 different passwords, but they're all stored in a single repository that's protected with a very long pass phrase. But, compromise the phrase, or the encryption protocol itself, and BOOM, all for not. Unfortunately, diffuse security risks are difficult to achieve in practice if your goal is ease-of-use. There's a freaking Nobel prize in there somewhere.
skarlso
1699 days ago
@petrilli the problem is that you are storing them in one place :-) either distribute to multiple location or store them in you head. I have a powerful mnemonic to store my 100+ passwords in my head. Hopefuly that can't be cracked. Yet.
manuelp
1704 days ago
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Clever as usual :D
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Dowser
1704 days ago
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Huvudet på spiken, igen.
Trosa, Sweden
stavrosg
1704 days ago
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...
Rodos, Greece
bobdvb
1704 days ago
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One I think Linus would sympathise with I think!
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popular
1704 days ago
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One I think Linus would sympathise with I think!
growler
1704 days ago
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eggzactly
bogorad
1704 days ago
truecrypt + auto-lock should be mandatory
acdha
1704 days ago
bogorad: I'm trying to tell whether you missed the point or are joking. TrueCrypt, FileVault, etc. are good ideas for physical security but they don't help when an active session is compromised, which is by far the dominant threat these days.

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The way out is to use the marker you have to add a box that says 'get a marker' to the line between you and 'start', then add a 'no' line from the trap box to 'end'.
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thebassman
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cloudtamer
1715 days ago
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LOL
Troy, MO
Putty
1715 days ago
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Yep...
oliverzip
1715 days ago
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It's a trap!
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
Door
1716 days ago
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My kingdom for an Admiral Ackbar gif.
Vienna, VA, USA
teh_g
1716 days ago
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ITS A TARP
Folsom, CA
adamgurri
1716 days ago
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it's a trap!
New York, NY
gcapell
1716 days ago
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My first shared post.
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tachfine
1716 days ago
interesting
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