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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

inkrypted Encryption (445 comments)

I have so many I use a master password list written in a simple text document that is in two places. My main machine and a flash drive both protected by Truecrypt. The flash drive actually has a small binary on it so the computer I use it on does not have to have Truecrypt installed on it for me to use it. It supports Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. http://www.truecrypt.org/

about 2 months ago

Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks

inkrypted The problem is lack of information and misinformat (264 comments)

It does not matter what kind of hardware or software you have or use without knowing what the best security practices are you will be vulnerable. People just want something easy to use. A good example is UPnP. used improperly it can open up the network to all kinds of vulnerabilities but people are willing to sacrifice their security because they don't want to take the time to learn about proper port forwarding. So the problem will continue until people take security seriously. Having said that their is nothing wrong with OpenWRT, DD-WRT, or Tomato firmwares but without knowing how to set them up securely it's still a huge problem. Lack of and misunderstanding of information does not help either alot of these communities associated with these firmwares have very poor documentation.

about 2 months ago

What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

inkrypted Show it some strangelove (143 comments)

Put Slim Pickens on it and make sure he shouts Yeeeeeehaaaaaaaaawww! Each time it is fired.

about 2 months ago

Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

inkrypted Don't trust the numbers. (444 comments)

I stopped trusting Seagate after they bought and rebranded Conner. I have to say the numbers reported in the article make the whole thing wildly inaccurate. "There are over 12,000 drives each from Seagate and Hitachi, and close to 3,000 from Western Digital". Of course WD is going to fail less with numbers like that. Personally I use and Trust WD but I base it off my own experiences not a report like this.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Your Privacy These Days? Or Do You?

inkrypted This is relative. (319 comments)

I use a very customized m0n0wall running on some older hardware I had laying around. Multiple VPN connections and the biggest factor of all I am not on Facebook blabbing about the mondane details of my everyday life.

about 4 months ago

Protect Your Android Phone By Killing All Its Crapware

inkrypted S4 (201 comments)

This is what annoyed me about the Samsung Galaxy S4 all the cool features only seem to work with their crapware like the Air View in browser (very original name Samsung) but not in Dolphin. I am so glad I root my phones and run custom roms and kernels on them. If a company had a my phone my way plan I would so be a customer.

about 6 months ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

inkrypted Re:I only go... (415 comments)

I could not have said it better myself.

about 6 months ago

Are You a Geek or a Nerd?

inkrypted A Combination (267 comments)

Well I read Slashdot and I shop alot at Geeks so I guess a little of both.

about 10 months ago

In terms of general neatness, I am ...

inkrypted I have problems. (181 comments)

I consider myself a very organized person but my wife will tell you I have OCD.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

inkrypted Share (550 comments)

I have no idea I have been trying for a couple of decades but if you find the answer let me know.

about a year ago

School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

inkrypted Stop it! (1168 comments)

This has nothing to do with video games. The kid was mentally unstable and his mother trained him in the use of firearms. If that is not a recipie for disaster I don't know what is so stop blaming video games. Maybe not teaching a mentally challenged individual how to use firearms is the message to take away from this tradegy.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Cell Phone Carrier In the US?

inkrypted Customer Service (375 comments)

One other thing to consider is customer service. I switched to Sprint from Verizon and love it. No dropped calls for me and customer service is top notch. Got their home phone service for $20 bucks a month to keep from going over minites cause alot of my family still have landlines. Mobile to mobile is free night and weekends. (7PM) are free. I truely have unlimited data even if I am roaming. So I highly recommend Sprint.

about a year and a half ago

Shuttleworth: Trust Us, We're Trying to Make Shopping Better

inkrypted openSUSE (255 comments)

This is why I stick with openSUSE.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus?

inkrypted Best Freebies (515 comments)

Avast! and Malwarebytes or use one of the many Linux flavors out there. I myself use openSUSE Linux.

about a year ago

What Is Your Beverage of Choice In the Morning?

inkrypted Healthy (209 comments)

Being diabetic my choice is actually water with a splash of MIO. I prefer the fruit punch.

about 2 years ago

To me, lotteries represent ...

inkrypted Re:Good beer for $1 (301 comments)

Wish It Want It Do It.......Stop taking advice from Stewie.

about 2 years ago

Your Privacy Is a Sci-Fi Fantasy

inkrypted Re:Beware what you share. (195 comments)

I tend to think there is a bit exhabitionist in all of us especially when our judgment is impared. The real problem i see is how quickly you have access to these services. Smart phones are the worst thing to happen to privacy since retail stores started using video cameras. Now not olny can you do something stupid while drunk but it winds up on Facebook in minites.

about 2 years ago

Your Privacy Is a Sci-Fi Fantasy

inkrypted Re:Beware what you share. (195 comments)

Exactly. I use a VPN service along with custom router firmware to circumvent hocus pokus but my best strategic defence is simple I am very careful about what I share.

about 2 years ago

Your Privacy Is a Sci-Fi Fantasy

inkrypted Beware what you share. (195 comments)

If you put your telephone number or address on Facebook, Twitter, Or Google + your not concerned with privacy. If later you decide that this was a bad decision and decide your privacy has been invaded your an idiot for sharing that much in the first place. Think long and hard (Giggity) about what you decide to share with any of these services because it can come back to bite you.

about 2 years ago


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