Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:103000 passwords per second. So? (Score 0) 215

True, a simple brute force will take nearly forever. However, if you have a good large wordlist with say the top 10 million passwords, then you should be able to "recover" most passwords in much less than a day. Furthermore, if you wish to do a bruteforce method, I would suggest John the Ripper. It will pump out wordlists using frequency tables. Thus your more common passwords alphanumeric passwords will be tested before say *()3s3Ag+%&c. Useful since most induhviduals don't like to memorize random passwords.

And I didn't RTFA, but this slashvertisement sounds strikingly similar to say pyrit/aircrack-ng/jtr available on Backtrack.

Comment Re:Example of competition gone wrong (Score 2, Informative) 191

1) Antivirus solutions do not co-exist - and not just the resident portion. I'd love to run a second or 3rd scanner like I can for spyware but Antivirus vendors have created a market that is use to the worst kind of lock in. Why can't I run 3 different products side by side and decide which one's resident scanner I want switched on? I'm sure there are technical issue but I'm also sure they're not insurmountable.

I decided on one paranoid night to try to do just that. I found that for the most popular free solutions (AVG, Avast, Avira) you can install them side-by-side and narrowed it down to just one resident scanner running. You either have to find the hidden option in the menus, disable the start-up entries, or just opt not to install them during setup. I was able to safely ignore the warnings about having other AV products installed during the various setups.

An easy solution for individual files is VirusTotal. You can upload the file (less than 20MB) and have it scan it with ~39 different antivirus programs.

The most important thing to remember is that security is a process, and not a product. (If I remember that saying right... and I don't mean explorer.exe)

Comment Extinct? (Score 0) 102

We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.

A long time in the future, from a George Carlin far, far away on the planet Liked-Their-Coffee-Way-Too-Much

Comment Re:Jumping ship from IE? (Score 0) 235

I'm pretty sure that some induhviduals who go to "The Google" might notice the Google ad in the upper-right corner stating "A faster way to browse the web" with an installation button. Granted they might not know that Google Chrome is an alternate web browser to Internet Explorer, but these are the same people who click on all the pop-up ads and think they actually are the one millionth visitor. As far as they are concerned, it still brings them to the same Internet.

Slashdot Top Deals

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz