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bio website iki.fi/xtl
location Finland
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Feb 6 at 15:57

Engineer, electronics design and testing (embedded systems).


Oct
2
awarded  Commentator
Oct
2
comment Is sshfs+encfs stable?
But rdiff over ssh skips entirely one, possibly the most, important step: backing up to untrusted (remote) space.
Mar
20
awarded  Editor
Mar
20
revised What's the best ThinkPad regarding Linux support?
added 21 characters in body
Mar
20
awarded  Suffrage
Mar
20
comment Noisy server rooms
They should also be pretty chilly and sparsely furnished. And you can't bring foodstuffs in. Further discouragement for squatters :)
Mar
20
comment Engineers are using explosives to remove hard rock outside our office building. What countermeasures should we take?
Drawbridge up, snipers on the walls.
Mar
20
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
Backup of dead data and install procedure for executables from pristine sources. Also, backups of a backdoor are evidence.
Mar
20
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
Wipe should be something that has been prepared for. There should be pristine sources of clear data and install procedures for software (and hw) in place. Ideally, a "reboot" should be downright trivial (pick a bootmenu item, get a clean system with everything in place).
Mar
20
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
If there's a rootkit, it could be listening in on passwd changes.
Mar
20
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
If you have backups of a rooted system, then you have evidence.
Mar
20
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
Did any computer (excepting BASIC tutorials for home micro) system ever have serious passwords and store them in plaintext?
Mar
20
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
This sounds more like setting up incendiary devices around the restaurant and giving the auditor remote triggers to them and promising to keep them up to date.
Mar
2
awarded  Teacher
Mar
2
answered Can I manually compress file when logrotate with delaycompress is active
Mar
2
awarded  Analytical
Jan
1
answered What's the best ThinkPad regarding Linux support?
Mar
15
comment How do I clone an lvm ext3 partition to a smaller drive?
I prefer to mkfifo /tmp/tarpipe and then use a pair of tar processes, one archiving into it from the source fs and one extracting on the destination.
Mar
15
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
15
awarded  Supporter