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University professor, but I like to think I know some useful things anyway. :)


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accepted How to factory reset without data loss and undue pain?
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comment Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”
Mmmm. Thanks. Security is so complex sometimes. Still, the bar is now much higher for them. Few sites with reasonable security are going to email them the actual password; instead they will reset it, at which point I will see something is broken. Also, I can see the forwarding rule. I just want to be secure enough that people steal from somewhere else instead of hacking me. It sounds to me like my usage is sufficient to meet that criterion, although I could be wrong.
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comment Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”
Very very interesting. I'd heard of Firesheep but didn't know what it did. But I would imagine that the Firesheep cookies are typically session cookies. Or even if they're not, most sites with some reasonable level of security make saved credentials expire periodically, say in 2 weeks. I'm not really concerned about someone in a coffee shop posting some stupid Facebook status for me. I'm concerned about hackers selling my accounts, which requires transferrable credentials with some level of durability. Or am I missing something?
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