Password Security for Firefox (Can future version of Firefox pass all 21 security tests?)
Name: HY Tan
Summary: Password Security for Firefox (Can future version of Firefox pass all 21 security tests?)
Above link is not based on 3.1b2 results but hope firefox can pass all
security tests to make it the leading secure browser. Speed is one area
but Security is another key area where it will attract more people to
switch to most secure browsers with the less loopholes :)
Browser De...Password secure...is it secure?
Yes I just got this baby and I LOVE it! Its great. I have stored all my
passwords inside of it (and yes made a few backups from them in secure
locations) How secure is this program really? It uses blowfish to encrypt
the database but how strong blowfish? 128bits? 256? 448?
Anything else I should think about it? I have putted it and its databases
inside PGPdisk just to play it safe...but then again Im a paranoid. :)
My privacy related homepage and PGP keys:
********...when is secure, secure?
I wrote a custom authentication handler for PureFTPD, using a combination of
authentication methods, for about 4 different types of users.
So far, from testing it, it does look to work properly, and does it's job
pretty well (and fast). I use #!/usr/bin/perl -W as well as use Strict, and
use warnings, and the code returns no errors or warnings when run.
I am right to presume that this basically only really tells me the my syntax
and structure of the application is right? What's a good way to see whether
it is actually SECURE... There is a couple of lines of...security too secure
Summary: security too secure
The security thing won't let me in this sight no matter how I accept,
confirm, get certificate, etc.
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...How secure is secure?
Thanks to this group and all the high tech individuals who frequent it I
have learned how to protect my PC from the inside out. But what about
security risks to my info 'before' it gets to my computer? Like my mail
box on the server. Could someone hack into that and thumb through my
If so, how would I ever know?
(The short story)
We have a rogue employee at my work who one day decided to run the web
site, she got in tight with the ISP, got tools to set and delete
passwords on a protected directory on the server. Who knows if she has
telnet access to other things, li..."Show Passwords" security risk
Product: Firefox 2 Beta 2
Summary: "Show Passwords" security risk
In all versions of Firefox including Firefox 2 Beta 2, the Tools > Options > Security (Tools > Options > Privacy in Firefox 1.5), has a button where you can "Show Passwords". If you don't set a Master Password, which most people don't because it's the default and requires you to enter it each time you use Firefox, then someone could simply walk up to your PC and view ALL of your stored passwords on web sites. This is...Are Security Products a Security Risk?
"Approximately 800 vulnerabilities discovered in antivirus products"
My antivirus solution Kaspersky is one of them... Sigh... :(
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 18:05:21 +0800, Ryan Ernest S. Selda said:
> "Approximately 800 vulnerabilities discovered in antivirus products"
> My antivirus solution Kaspersky is one of them... Sigh... :(
This has already appeared here, on 8th July, in a thread entitled
"Approximately 800 vulnerabilities discove...KLASSP Secure Proxy for password security
See link above. Anyone know if this system has actually been implemented
anywhere? I did some googling and didn't find anything.
Appears to be a nice solution to thwart keyloggers on public computers.
Tom C wrote:
> Hi All,
> See link above. Anyone know if this system has actually been implemented
> anywhere? I did some googling and didn't find anything.
Interesting document. A few points that occur to me:...Is security software becoming a security risk?
"Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
problem worse, not better "...
john s. smith wrote:
> "Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
> by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
> problem worse, not better "...
...Password Manager without a password
Name: Peter Thompson
Summary: Password Manager without a password - Possible Security Risk
As someone who uses Firefox a lot, I really love the program but I've
noticed something just recently that I'd call in my opinion a possible
When a user starts saving passwords for sites, by default the password
manager isn't password protected. As a long time user of Firefox, for a
while I did not have the password manager password protected and was
shocked to find that I could reveal every passw...Firefox Password Security...
I have been using the Mozilla Suite and have decided to give Firefox and
Thunderbird a try. Although I don't use it all the time, I did make use
of the Password Manager to store info for sites I frequented on a
regular basis. The first thing I noticed is that I am able to encrypt
the password and forms data files, but I did not see a similar option in
Please excuse my stupidity, but is this option available in Firefox or
is it automatically done? I keep hearing how Firefox is suppose to be
more secure, but this apparent difference concerns me.
I have tried t...How to secure database password? (was Re: Perl/DBI newbie: password storage / security question)
Many thanks to R. Joseph Newton, Motherofperls, essential quint and Chuck Fox for answering my questions, however it is still not what I was asking about. My previous posts were long and maybe unclear so I'll try to get straight to the point this time, adding more details at the bottom of my post.
It is actually an extremely common situation: There is a CGI script written in Perl. It is a frontend to an SQL database.
The script has to connect to the database so it has to send a password. I need that password to be secure. I am not interested in security through obscurity. T...Increase in password security threats, Trojan stealing Firefox Passwords.
Name: Jamie Takurua
Summary: Increase in password security threats, Trojan stealing Firefox Passwords.
Backdoor trojan using Mozilla Firefox Components to steal passwords in
iamfamous.dll inserts itself into components folder. Very hard to find
and remove, not all AV programs or malware removers can find it yet.
Password security may need to be updated QUICKLY.
I hope you can prevent future versions of this type of trojan.
Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) G...Security Risks of using built-in security controls?
Hi,Our IT team have a policy whereby a database Server is not allowed on any of our web servers, for security reasons. With the onset of the in-built security controls, the SQL server is automatically created and placed in the App_Data folder which resides on the web site.Could anybody point me to literature that would inform us whether having the SQL server on the web site will compromise the security of our web server, together with any ads or disadvantages of using this system.Also, if SQL server is not allowed on the Web server, is it possible to use&...