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Information Security Expert

In depth experience in banking / retail transaction technology, with focus on devices, multi-tier architecture, and security (PCI, ISO stds).

Long term software designer, with periodic stints in systems administration (Solaris, Linux) and infrastructure troubleshooting (Windows, Solaris, Linux).

Specialties:

Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Change Management, IT Governance/Audit, Product Development, Infrastructure Hardening

Long term research:

  • Information Security policy: staff use, compliance, governance, legislation, privacy, and disclosure
  • trend analysis: IT corporate, office productivity software, mobility, encryption, and biometrics.
  • Mozilla Firefox (browser): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (email), Mozilla Lightning (calendar): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux); libical / calsify library code; RFC 5545 (iCalendar) and RFC 5546 (iTIP) standards
  • Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice, Open Document Format (ODF): development, end-user support, testing, and cross platform (Windows, Linux)

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comment What can do with my Windows license?
Avoid using any (untrusted) third-party software to 'find' your Windows 8.1 product key. Simply use Ubuntu command line: sudo hexdump -s 56 -e '/29 "%s\n"' /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
Dec
13
comment If a program is compatible with Ubuntu, will it be compatible with Ubuntu Touch?
Wine is Windows XP/7 emulation, under Linux. Do NOT expect this to run on a tablet very well.
Dec
13
comment If a program is compatible with Ubuntu, will it be compatible with Ubuntu Touch?
Very short answer: Ubuntu Touch will eventually be the same as Ubuntu, and run the same software. However tablets and smartphones lack the processing power and storage of a 'fat client' (a PC), so emphasis is being placed on 'web apps' and other lightweight applications. These will also be able to run on Ubuntu (desktop). There is plenty of information / discussions on this. Do more research ..
Dec
12
comment Compiler is not available to compile modules, aborting…ubuntu 14.10
Try sudo apt-get install build-essential to start with. There could be several dependencies still missing.
Dec
11
revised How to activate Bluetooth on HP 15 notebook, using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
corrected spelling, including in title
Dec
11
revised Wacom Tablet settings missing
added and removed tags, for clarity
Dec
9
comment Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted
Before you reset your password your encrypted home-directory was automatically opened (unencrypted) each time you logged in. The only broke when you reset the password.
Dec
5
comment Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted
Yes, Ubuntu does auto-assign the lengthy pass phrase used for encryption. However, it is NOT the default option during install, and must be selected.
Dec
5
comment Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted
Someone with physical access can reset the password (as you have tried). The purpose of an encrypted home drive is to protect its contents regardless. If this could be easily circumvented, what would be the point?
Dec
5
revised HP 7 Plus with Android 4.2.2 not detected on Ubuntu 14.04.1
corrected spelling in title, added tags
Dec
3
answered does hp deskjet ink advantage 1515 all in one scanner works with ubuntu 12.04
Dec
1
comment No route to host
That does not appear to be a current project. Check out: github.com/honeynet?query=
Dec
1
comment How do you install Virtualbox?
What additional help, or instruction, are you going to need to use VirtualBox?
Dec
1
revised How do you install Virtualbox?
added additional tag for clarity, removed ALL CAPITALS in title, body.
Dec
1
comment How do you install Virtualbox?
Use of ALL CAPITALS should only be used for STRONG EMPHASIS; or when it is VERY IMPORTANT.
Nov
30
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
27
comment Cannot scale frequency of a Core i7 2720QM
Updated link: launchpad.net/jupiter-project OR homepage: jupiter.sourceforge.net But it appears to be defunct.
Nov
26
comment Unable to install Mkahawa (14.10): dependency is not satisfiable - libccls
Sorry, I will do more research and post a more complete answer. Time zone and work commitments prevent any further participation at this time.
Nov
26
comment Unable to install Mkahawa (14.10): dependency is not satisfiable - libccls
Try downloading the missing library (.deb) from SourceForge. Follow link 'Browse All Files' (sourceforge.net/projects/mkahawa/files).