• dumbest ideas

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sun Apr 25 09:25:00 2021
    Hello All?

    http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/

    Don't bother going to the home domain. This guy might be a
    security expert and milling enthusiast, but he's a lowsy/dumb
    website designer.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Sun Apr 25 22:49:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Sunday 25.04.21 - 16:23, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/


    Actually, the site uses a captcha service that requires javascript to
    beat, which means I am nto even bothering. Thanks for the warning though.

    But were you able to read the /dumb page? The material is
    actually quite good.

    It's the home page www.ranum.com that looks totally out of place
    and is the one to avoid.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Mon Apr 26 10:02:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 26.04.21 - 04:50, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/

    Actually, the site uses a captcha service that requires javascript..

    The whole site is captcha blocked, included the /dumb folder. So no dice.


    Hmmm... I didn't have to enter a captcha. But I just have an
    adblocker enabled. Maybe that did the trick?

    I'll try to get the content out to you. It's a good read!

    BTW.. Is your system with our original pgp credentials working
    yet? It seems that you were able to decrypt the ProtonMail
    version of my messages using your key.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Mon Apr 26 10:18:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 26.04.21 - 04:50, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    It's the home page www.ranum.com that looks totally out of place
    and is the one to avoid.

    The whole site is captcha blocked, included the /dumb folder. So no dice.


    This copy:

    http://kolico.ca/files/The-Six-Dumbest-Ideas-in-Computer-
    Security.htm


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Wed Apr 28 17:53:04 2021
    Re: dumbest ideas
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Mon Apr 26 2021 10:02 am

    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 26.04.21 - 04:50, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/

    Actually, the site uses a captcha service that requires javascript..

    The whole site is captcha blocked, included the /dumb folder. So no dice.


    Hmmm... I didn't have to enter a captcha. But I just have an
    adblocker enabled. Maybe that did the trick?

    I'll try to get the content out to you. It's a good read!

    BTW.. Is your system with our original pgp credentials working
    yet? It seems that you were able to decrypt the ProtonMail
    version of my messages using your key.

    Yeah, my mailing system is in working order once again :-)

    Taking it back was a bit of an adventure. It involved some computer suffering spontaneous combustion and needed some spare parts.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Wed Apr 28 18:07:19 2021
    Re: dumbest ideas
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Mon Apr 26 2021 10:18 am

    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 26.04.21 - 04:50, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    It's the home page www.ranum.com that looks totally out of place
    and is the one to avoid.

    The whole site is captcha blocked, included the /dumb folder. So no dice.


    This copy:

    http://kolico.ca/files/The-Six-Dumbest-Ideas-in-Computer-
    Security.htm

    Thank you very much.

    Point 1 reminded me immediately of OpenBSD's pledge() and unveil() syscalls, which are
    explicitly designed to prevent trustworthy programs from doing unexpected things.
    Linux has been advancing in that field too with seccompand such, letting programs drop
    privileges so they are less abusable.

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