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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

Smoky D. Bear Untangle (238 comments)

Look at www,untangle.com to get a good idea of what other options there are. Runs on a variety of hardware and they give some scoping info to figure out how much power you need.

about 5 months ago

Mathematicians Are Chronically Lost and Confused

Smoky D. Bear Mathematician or politician? (114 comments)

I think the "lost and confused" applies to both...

about a year ago

How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?

Smoky D. Bear Changed my mind. (472 comments)

I originally selected "cold dead hands", but after seeing two idiots sandwich an unsuspecting driver this morning, I want to change my vote to "not fast enough".

about a year ago

Hacker Bypasses Windows 7/8 Address Space Layout Randomization

Smoky D. Bear Re:the only thing Microsoft and others can do is.. (208 comments)

The isolated OS for a web browser works. All of my web browsing is done through VMs with persistent disks. Even on my Linux machines.

about 2 years ago

Hacker Bypasses Windows 7/8 Address Space Layout Randomization

Smoky D. Bear And it's already caught. (208 comments)

"Please note that Windows Defender detects the Win8 PoC as being an exploit and blocks execution." 'nuf said.

about 2 years ago

Your Online Education Experience?

Smoky D. Bear SANS (428 comments)

Although I prefer the classroom courses, SANS security course are very practical. They will help you both with your job and in getting a job. http://www.sans.org/vlive/

more than 4 years ago

If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

Smoky D. Bear How to Parent! (1142 comments)

Bringing a kid into this word is one of the most dangerous things you can do but one of the few you don't need to take a test for!

more than 4 years ago

What's Holding Back Encryption?

Smoky D. Bear Lack of time. (660 comments)

A lack of time to implement it/management changing priorities... again. I would love to and I had thought that I had convinced management why we needed to (Nothing fancy, just ssl on parts of our web page). Then something blew up. Then something else blew up... and it just wasn't that important to management any more.

about 5 years ago

From an Unrelated Career To IT/Programming?

Smoky D. Bear Look at your experience that isn't coding. (374 comments)

Understanding the business, understanding what the code needs to accomplish and being able to communicate with the users can be just as valuable as coding experience. This does depend on the company. Highlight these areas. It will tend to look you look a bit more than a manager than a programmer, but you will get your foot in the door.

more than 5 years ago

Black Screens For Unauthorized Copies of Windows

Smoky D. Bear Re:Help Vista or Linux? (762 comments)

I'm pretty sure I'll never have this problem with Ubuntu!

more than 6 years ago


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