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6:34 AM
Good morning everyone
I'd like to know, how do you handle questions like that one? The author seems to ask it with some malicious intents (or at least in the scenario given), while the real question behind this (how does LFI works?) seems fine to me.
 
7:08 AM
I'm not a reference here, but from what I've seen so far, the official policy is not to be judgemental. So no question about the intents. That does not mean that all agree to that.
 
7:40 AM
@bilbo_pingouin to be more specific: the official policy is not judgemental - but you are allowed to be as judgemental as you wish (and choose not to answer it).
@Yuriko however, the problem with the question is not that it is malicious (btw to me it doesnt read as malicious, but as homework), it is that it is otherwise a bad question anyway.
@bilbo_pingouin that said, we do have a limit to this policy of non-judgementalness: we have a custom offtopic close reason for certain type of cases.
> Questions asking us to break the security of a specific system for you are off-topic unless they demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved and clearly identify a specific problem.
tho this is more to prevent the far-too-common type of "giv meh teh hax" questions.
 
yeah there is a limit... but it is essentially, as you say, to prevent script kiddies to hack their high-school data base
the "unless" part shows that if you're serious in it, you'll get help here :)
 
7:57 AM
exactly. its the 101-level, toddler-with-a-shotgun that we are trying to avoid
 
Thanks! and yeah, I was referring to that rule when judging it as malicious (perhaps not the most suitable word)
 
8:18 AM
"Are you Shor you want to try this?" oh god, the horrible pun
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11:13 AM
@CodesInChaos Oh, by the Great Bear, that's terrible
 
11:51 AM
I've just got a new Win10 PC with McAffee pre-installed. What should I install instead of it, or should I keep McAffee?
 
@JanDvorak that depends on what you're looking for. There are plenty of available malwares and other RATs, many are better than Mcafee. What is it you want it to do?
 
It's a workstation + youtube player, I will be visiting no porn sites (unless someone tricks me in a SO chat). I want to avoid gaping holes in basic security.
 
Trend Micro. One of the best
(Not serious)
 
...oh
The previous workstation had Avast, but it seem a bit adware-y (Enable our web shield! but before that, buy the full version, duh)
 
@JanDvorak reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3e16h7/… is worth a read
 
12:05 PM
@JanDvorak I'm confused. You say you want to avoid gaping security holes? So why do you have Mcaffee on the machine?
 
@AviD It was preinstalled by the laptop distributor
 
Ah. rookie mistake.
 
@JanDvorak take note: When the service is free, you are the product.
 
How about MSE?
 
always wipe the machine, to clear out all the crapware, bloatware, spyware, and other malware (like Mcafee) that they install by default.
 
12:07 PM
Anti viruses make little to no sense in 2016, in an age where malware is distributed online
Stay safe, don't install browser plugins, don't install browser extensions which are not open source, don't click on questionable ads, you'll be fine without a bloaty AV.
 
I don't have the OS installer :-( does Windows 10 have a magic "remove all bloatware (and everything else)" button?
 
Use MSE.
 
@JanDvorak Yeah, it's at the bottom of your laptop
(Not really)
 
Unlike what Madara says, you need an AV plus all the things he mentions
 
I've already installed uBlock origin and greasemonkey
 
12:08 PM
@JanDvorak :Both of which are open source.
 
You can't avoid questionable ads and think you are safe. Many reputable sites have been compromised in such a way a sensible user will still be compromised without AV
 
@RoryAlsop That's why I block all ads.
From the hosts file.
But that's me.
uBlock Origin also does a very good job at that.
The real dangers are from Flash and Java
 
Concerning Android, I guess the best antivirus is no antivirus?
 
@RoryAlsop I have yet to see a statistic that determines that people who have an antivirus installed on their computer are less prone to ransomware (for example, which is a relatively new type of attack) than those who do not.
 
Your best bet is to treat ransomware as a disk failure.
MSE it is then. Thanks.
 
12:17 PM
@JanDvorak For Android, the best antivirus is "not Android".
 
iOS is too expensive and Windows mobile is too weird :-/
 
12:30 PM
@AviD Words to live by…
 
12:40 PM
@JanDvorak youre too weird !
 
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1:19 PM
@JanDvorak The best anti-virus for Android is not downloading crap from unofficial app stores. Or crap from the Play store, for that matter. Or browsing the web. Or using a non-Nexus device that doesn't get regular updates. But really, you're reasonably safe if you just don't download crap from unofficial app stores.
 
@Xander Thanks. Some things are only available through unofficial play stores though.
 
@JanDvorak Then, you take your chances.
AV probably isn't going to help you.
 
Thanks.
 
2:21 PM
Anyone have any idea if Kali nethunter is compatible with the ChamelonMini?
 
2:44 PM
Isn't it only available on nexus devices atm?
 
Yeah I meant, is the ChameleonMini compatible with nethunter installed on a nexus device.
 
Oh. Then I don't know what a ChameleonMini is
I was supposing it's a phone
 
Nah, it's an NFC/RFID emulator, for sniffing, replaying, cloning, etc. Like a proxmark3 but allegedly better since it doesn't need a peripheral antenna
 

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