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I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
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SeattleGriz wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
If you wear a mask, you will be protected. :kisswink:
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Gil Dobie wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:07 pm
SeattleGriz wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
If you wear a mask, you will be protected. :kisswink:
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Fair question.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 am Fair question.
If the question is being asked, the answer is already known. :coffee:



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SeattleGriz wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
Secure in what way? I think it's good enough for what it is, but I doubt Ursus uses anything that would stand up to a DDOS attack or even basic hacking software.


I seem to remember suggesting to Urus to let me hack it once. I never did...perhaps I will today as a white hat. :lol:
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The question becomes would it be an external attack, or would it come from within.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:05 am The question becomes would it be an external attack, or would it come from within.
That's some Sun Tzu philosophy there. :clap: :clap:
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Ibanez wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:55 am
SeattleGriz wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
Secure in what way? I think it's good enough for what it is, but I doubt Ursus uses anything that would stand up to a DDOS attack or even basic hacking software.


I seem to remember suggesting to Urus to let me hack it once. I never did...perhaps I will today as a white hat. :lol:
This is the only forum that I have to be on my VPN or my IP service provider will not let me open the site. Not sure why (I think Cleets had the same issue going on for him).
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Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 am Fair question.
If the question is being asked, the answer is already known. :coffee:



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You are indeed, in many ways.

That nickname might have to stick around.

I’m glad I’m at a point in life where I don’t have to worry too much about being cancelled.

My lawyer told me when going through litigation, just assume that everything you type may one day be read by a judge and/or out loud in a public hearing.

Some of the conversations on here might receive a few chuckles and some head shaking.
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kalm wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:20 am
Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am

If the question is being asked, the answer is already known. :coffee:



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:lol:

You are indeed, in many ways.

That nickname might have to stick.

I’m glad I’m at a point in life where I don’t have to worry too much about being cancelled.

My lawyer told me when going through litigation, just assume that everything you type may one day be read by a judge and/or out loud in a public hearing.

Some of the conversations on here might receive a few chuckles and some head shaking.

Some smart individual came up with it and who am I to argue with a genius. :kisswink: :D


As to the rest, maybe maybe not. Depends on a person's career path and the individual reading/judging the comments.
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Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:27 am
kalm wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:20 am

:lol:

You are indeed, in many ways.

That nickname might have to stick.

Some smart individual came up with it and who am I to argue with a genius. :kisswink: :D
Of course reincarnation might be a bitch. I’m thinking dismembered vole in a wheat field being picked over by seagulls and ravens for your next life.

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kalm wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:30 am
Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:27 am


Some smart individual came up with it and who am I to argue with a genius. :kisswink: :D
Of course reincarnation might be a bitch. I’m thinking dismembered vole in a wheat field being picked over by seagulls and ravens for your next life.

:mrgreen:
Maybe, or I could come back as a mosquito. :D
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Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:17 am
Ibanez wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:55 am

Secure in what way? I think it's good enough for what it is, but I doubt Ursus uses anything that would stand up to a DDOS attack or even basic hacking software.


I seem to remember suggesting to Urus to let me hack it once. I never did...perhaps I will today as a white hat. :lol:
This is the only forum that I have to be on my VPN or my IP service provider will not let me open the site. Not sure why (I think Cleets had the same issue going on for him).
This is a HTTPS site employing SHA-256 encryption. To give you an idea of how secure that is - last year at the bank I managed a project that updated all of our certificates to SHA-256 from SHA-1. The signature algorithm is vulnerable to brute force attacks.

I just did a quick Penetration test (will do a SQL injection test later if Urus allows me). I didn't see anything alarming and there weren't any High risk findings. I won't post the findings or mention them but if you're curious, most of you have my phone number. I'll share this - the quick test uncovered NO server-side vulnerabilities.

I'll be happy to share it with MrT and Ursus to see if it's anything they can easily (cheaply?) resolve.
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Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

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Ibanez wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:38 am
Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:17 am

This is the only forum that I have to be on my VPN or my IP service provider will not let me open the site. Not sure why (I think Cleets had the same issue going on for him).
This is a HTTPS site employing SHA-256 encryption. To give you an idea of how secure that is - last year at the bank I managed a project that updated all of our certificates to SHA-256 from SHA-1. The signature algorithm is vulnerable to brute force attacks.

I just did a quick Penetration test (will do a SQL injection test later if Urus allows me). I didn't see anything alarming and there weren't any High risk findings. I won't post the findings or mention them but if you're curious, most of you have my phone number. I'll share this - the quick test uncovered NO server-side vulnerabilities.

I'll be happy to share it with MrT and Ursus to see if it's anything they can easily (cheaply?) resolve.

i believe it. :thumb:

For me I am curious why my IP provider would all of a sudden say this site is not "trustworthy". Which is why I end up using a VPN all the time.
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∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
See, that's funny right there. :rofl:
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∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
:lol: :clap:

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GannonFan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:51 am
∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
See, that's funny right there. :rofl:
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∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
:rofl: Now I have to clean my screen.
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Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 am Fair question.
If the question is being asked, the answer is already known. :coffee:

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UNI88 wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:39 am
Winterborn wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am

If the question is being asked, the answer is already known. :coffee:

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∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
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Gil Dobie wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:07 pm
SeattleGriz wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm I know multiple people who have left because they didn't feel safe. Gotta say I'm not sure how safe our comments are.
If you wear a mask, you will be protected. :kisswink:
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∞∞∞ wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 am Forum is turning 14 years old soon, so I'd start watching out for JSO.

j/k
Ouch. :lol: :notworthy:
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