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Date Signed Up:10/03/2010
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#50 - true, but saying it looks delicious as **** is just a gross ov…  [+] (2 replies) 06/08/2015 on Wife material +3
#51 - dzimo (06/08/2015) [-]
post pic what does look tasty to you. i am genuinely interested
#53 - fragman (06/08/2015) [-]
quick random search ignoring all the obviously staged photos gave me this as an example.
imo this isn't perfect but looks like an interesting and tasty home meal
#51 - You are confusing clever with innovative. Ransomware, just lik…  [+] (1 reply) 06/07/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. 0
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#52 - cabbagemayhem (06/07/2015) [-]
clever - Quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent:

There is nothing clever about it to anyone who understands the concept of public key encryption. Compared to other recent, clever innovations in the field of cryptography, that's rather uninteresting. It's not downplaying, it's giving credit where credit is due, and not giving criminals undue praise.
#42 - the infrastrucute obviously isn't, since it's pretty much a co…  [+] (3 replies) 06/06/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. 0
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#43 - cabbagemayhem (06/06/2015) [-]
False, it's successful because data is very important and people need it. The idea behind it is extremely simple and just reuses existing file encryption tech that others have developed for good purposes over many years. Now, what's innovating is virtual currency. That's a complete rethink of the use of cryptography. But, that was developed for free for everyone's benefit. Nothing about ransomware is that clever.
#51 - fragman (06/07/2015) [-]
You are confusing clever with innovative. Ransomware, just like things such as spear phishing are clever because they work so well. If attackers were as simple-minded as the average user, they wouldn't make any money from it.
One thing I've learned working in IT security is never underestimate or downplay how smart your opponents are. It makes your defense weak as hell.
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#52 - cabbagemayhem (06/07/2015) [-]
clever - Quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent:

There is nothing clever about it to anyone who understands the concept of public key encryption. Compared to other recent, clever innovations in the field of cryptography, that's rather uninteresting. It's not downplaying, it's giving credit where credit is due, and not giving criminals undue praise.
#22 - you get that **** the same way you get other viruses. fishy do…  [+] (2 replies) 06/06/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. +3
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#23 - pancakeluchadore (06/06/2015) [-]
I think it would be awesome if you could make a guide, I'm certain a lot of people could use it!
#21 - From a "being a dick and wanting to make money off people…  [+] (5 replies) 06/06/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. 0
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#41 - cabbagemayhem (06/06/2015) [-]
Are you kidding me? Nothing is special about the infrastructure. It's pretty standard for any money-driven market, and I've even seen better infrastructure developed for free open-source projects. This is nothing but a cheap way to rip people off because "they're not as smart as me". Don't encourage such things.
#42 - fragman (06/06/2015) [-]
the infrastrucute obviously isn't, since it's pretty much a control server and key storage. the concept behind it however is smart, otherwise it wouldn't be so successful.
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#43 - cabbagemayhem (06/06/2015) [-]
False, it's successful because data is very important and people need it. The idea behind it is extremely simple and just reuses existing file encryption tech that others have developed for good purposes over many years. Now, what's innovating is virtual currency. That's a complete rethink of the use of cryptography. But, that was developed for free for everyone's benefit. Nothing about ransomware is that clever.
#51 - fragman (06/07/2015) [-]
You are confusing clever with innovative. Ransomware, just like things such as spear phishing are clever because they work so well. If attackers were as simple-minded as the average user, they wouldn't make any money from it.
One thing I've learned working in IT security is never underestimate or downplay how smart your opponents are. It makes your defense weak as hell.
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#52 - cabbagemayhem (06/07/2015) [-]
clever - Quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent:

There is nothing clever about it to anyone who understands the concept of public key encryption. Compared to other recent, clever innovations in the field of cryptography, that's rather uninteresting. It's not downplaying, it's giving credit where credit is due, and not giving criminals undue praise.
#8 - "RSA 2048 means it has 2048-bit key, which in turn means …  [+] (1 reply) 06/06/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. +3
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#9 - securityexplain (06/06/2015) [-]
I'm somewhat familiar with with the topic, but I prefer not to take possible future happenings in account, at least not as far as laymen discussion are concerned.
#7 - future advice after you did what the others already told you: …  [+] (9 replies) 06/06/2015 on Best teacher. EVER. +12
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#14 - Leonidus (06/06/2015) [-]
whats a cryptolocker? I'm too scared to google it o.O
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#16 - ninjaroo (06/06/2015) [-]
All googling does is get you to the wikipedia page.

Since I looked it up for you, it's something called a ransomware trojan. It encrypts your files so you can't use them, then offers to decrypt it using a private key if you pay by a certain date. If you don't pay, the key gets deleted and your files become nearly impossible to retrieve.
#19 - Monopolus (06/06/2015) [-]
Oh my god, reading your comment made my blood boil. What kind of greedy fuckhead thinks these things up?
#21 - fragman (06/06/2015) [-]
From a "being a dick and wanting to make money off people who don't know anything on how to be safe online, yet spend hours on end on the internet anway" point of view, it's actually quite smart.

You can even rent a cryptolocker infrastructura as a service. You'll get access to your victim's key pairs etc. as well as a carefully compiled list on prize suggestions based on country (they basically calculate the max profit by weighing how much you can make per person while still keeping the probability of people paying as high as possible) meaning that a Ukrainian victim will probably have to pay like 100$, a German victim on the other hand around 350$.

Even though it's completely despicable, it's actually quite damn impressive.
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#41 - cabbagemayhem (06/06/2015) [-]
Are you kidding me? Nothing is special about the infrastructure. It's pretty standard for any money-driven market, and I've even seen better infrastructure developed for free open-source projects. This is nothing but a cheap way to rip people off because "they're not as smart as me". Don't encourage such things.
#42 - fragman (06/06/2015) [-]
the infrastrucute obviously isn't, since it's pretty much a control server and key storage. the concept behind it however is smart, otherwise it wouldn't be so successful.
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#43 - cabbagemayhem (06/06/2015) [-]
False, it's successful because data is very important and people need it. The idea behind it is extremely simple and just reuses existing file encryption tech that others have developed for good purposes over many years. Now, what's innovating is virtual currency. That's a complete rethink of the use of cryptography. But, that was developed for free for everyone's benefit. Nothing about ransomware is that clever.
#51 - fragman (06/07/2015) [-]
You are confusing clever with innovative. Ransomware, just like things such as spear phishing are clever because they work so well. If attackers were as simple-minded as the average user, they wouldn't make any money from it.
One thing I've learned working in IT security is never underestimate or downplay how smart your opponents are. It makes your defense weak as hell.
User avatar
#52 - cabbagemayhem (06/07/2015) [-]
clever - Quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent:

There is nothing clever about it to anyone who understands the concept of public key encryption. Compared to other recent, clever innovations in the field of cryptography, that's rather uninteresting. It's not downplaying, it's giving credit where credit is due, and not giving criminals undue praise.