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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 09:20:34 am »
Sounds like a cheap ass SSD and yeah, generally SSD read faster than write.

What about the hardware? Are you sure the SSD wasn't using a crap cable or SATA I port while the HDD had a good cable/connection or SATA II/III or other difcerences etc?

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2017, 10:07:05 am »
It's a Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB. Not much of a performance SSD but SSD, in general, should be able to outperform a hard drive both in read and write.

The cable I use is the one bundled from the mobo, Gigabyte A88X blah blah. All drives are in good condition.

Time (in seconds) to transfer a 1.19-GB file:
HDD to RAM: 8
HDD to SSD: 12
SSD to RAM: 3
SSD to HDD: 12
RAM to SSD: 9
RAM to HDD: 7

The results are inaccurate, though. I used a stopwatch to time it.

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2017, 10:50:54 am »
not much of a performance SSD? V300 is one of the worst SSDs in terms of performance.
it doesn't even come close to the more common SSDs now a days.

furthermore it can even get much worse due to these:
SSD nearly full
misaligned formatting
TRIM off
SATAII port
System Partition (OS)

the only thing V300 is good for is that its at least faster and cost less than a thumb drive.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 03:23:31 am by kitamesume »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2017, 12:21:01 am »
Someone connected to my desktop via FTP.
Log:
19/03/2017 18:46 from Netherlands. I was browsing the internet at this time.
19/03/2017 20:41 from a nearby city. I was watching an anime.

March 19 is Sunday and I'm at home all day. I've got no reason to connect to the FTP.

Good thing that guy didn't touch a thing. He connected using user with admin privileges! Plus, how was he able to get my password (+15 characters)? I made it long and hard to crack.

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2017, 12:25:40 am »
Someone connected to my desktop via FTP.
Log:
19/03/2017 18:46 from Netherlands. I was browsing the internet at this time.
19/03/2017 20:41 from a nearby city. I was watching an anime.

March 19 is Sunday and I'm at home all day. I've got no reason to connect to the FTP.

Good thing that guy didn't touch a thing. He connected using user with admin privileges! Plus, how was he able to get my password (+15 characters)? I made it long and hard to crack.

should have used the xkcd method

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2017, 01:42:03 am »
ehh, theres dictionary attacks that makes 4word passwords nearly as vulnerable though.

the best way to make use of words is to use words that aren't in the dictionary but is within your commonly used vocabulary.
e.g. a slang word with no official meaning, mixing different languages, or a portmanteau of two or three uncommon words.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 01:51:20 am by kitamesume »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2017, 01:50:08 am »
I just do something like this:

fuck you google
fuckyougoogle
FuckYouGoogle
FuckY0uG00g13
FuckY0uG00413

No, thats not one of my passwords.

Its easy to remember, but not (too) easy to crack with that exact combination of case and alphanumerical switches
According to:
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
It'll take a mere 158,000 years to crack.

Hilariously, penis is instant and F takes 700 picoseconds

I should put my nuts in this thing
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 02:05:47 am by Krudda »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2017, 04:26:10 am »
Good thing that guy didn't touch a thing. He connected using user with admin privileges! Plus, how was he able to get my password (+15 characters)? I made it long and hard to crack.

A few things come to mind:

- keeping up-to-date on patches
- password too plain
- unlimited attempts on account
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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2017, 10:19:20 am »
ehh, theres dictionary attacks that makes 4word passwords nearly as vulnerable though.

the best way to make use of words is to use words that aren't in the dictionary but is within your commonly used vocabulary.
e.g. a slang word with no official meaning, mixing different languages, or a portmanteau of two or three uncommon words.
It's a combination numbers, letters and symbols and more than 15 characters.

A few things come to mind:

- keeping up-to-date on patches
- password too plain
- unlimited attempts on account
-I don't always update. Too lazy to do a manual update so... :P
-How plain is plain?
-Yeah, probably the reason why.

I closed port 21 this morning. I was running FTP through a common FTP port. Bots must've found it. I'll start changing common WAN ports next weekend.

And since my passwords have been compromised, I'll have to use a password manager now.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 10:22:45 am by ridon428 »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2017, 12:07:12 pm »
ehh, theres dictionary attacks that makes 4word passwords nearly as vulnerable though.

the best way to make use of words is to use words that aren't in the dictionary but is within your commonly used vocabulary.
e.g. a slang word with no official meaning, mixing different languages, or a portmanteau of two or three uncommon words.
It's a combination numbers, letters and symbols and more than 15 characters.
its easier to break letters and numbers by the way, due to having a small pool of letters.
e.g. Case insensitive alphanumeric (A~Z + 0~9) = 36 types, where as the entire english dictionary has over 1million.
although character length does compensate for it.

but for comparison's sake.
36^15 = 221,073,919,720,733,357,899,776
1,000,000^4 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

so yeah, a four word password is already 4times stronger than a 15character letter-number password.
although this excludes special characters and symbols for the letter-number password.
and this also excludes special words, portmanteaus, abbreviations, and undocumented slangs for word password.


but of course, all is lost when your password gets stolen, it doesn't matter how strong it is.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 12:24:05 pm by kitamesume »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2017, 12:24:15 pm »
That logic is flawed as fuck. Using four words, you have only 26 letters available since passwords do not allow the other .99 million characters. Lets assume those four words == 20 characters, 5 each.
You have a 1 in 26 chance of getting the right character.
You need to do it five times and then four more times that whole process.
26^20 = 1.9928149e+28

Whereas if you ADD 0-9 and symbols, suddenly its a lot more than 26 characters.

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2017, 12:32:51 pm »
That logic is flawed as fuck. Using four words, you have only 26 letters available since passwords do not allow the other .99 million characters. Lets assume those four words == 20 characters, 5 each.
You have a 1 in 26 chance of getting the right character.
You need to do it five times and then four more times that whole process.
26^20 = 1.9928149e+28

Whereas if you ADD 0-9 and symbols, suddenly its a lot more than 26 characters.

thats if the words used has an average length of 5.
"password" for example is 8letters, but this one is too common to be used.

so 36^15 is still shorter than 26^24 (4word password with average of 6letters).


https://xkcd.com/936/
the one example used on xkcd is 26characters in length, 4words still.

edit: this also points to the part that words by themselves are more vulnerable to dictionary attacks as i've mentioned before.
since if you look at it from comparing 26^26 vs 1,000,000^4, bruteforce by dictionary attack is shorter by a factor of over 6trillion.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 12:43:27 pm by kitamesume »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2017, 12:37:23 pm »
According to the site I linked earlier, "password" would be guessed instantly, while "p_a_s_s_w_o_r_d" would take a million years.

Only thing added was underscores. Still just one word, 15 characters long with no case sensitivity or any other substitution.
Contrastingly, asdfghjklzxcvbn, only takes a thousand years.

Naturally, if you use four words you will likely uave more than 15 characters (remember spaces are illegal in passwords)
So to be equal, limit your four words to 15 characters. For example, 'fredatehiscats'
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 12:45:34 pm by Krudda »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2017, 12:51:38 pm »
Naturally, if you use four words you will likely uave more than 15 characters (remember spaces are illegal in passwords)
So to be equal, limit your four words to 15 characters. For example, 'fredatehiscats'

of course, thats why i mentioned the latter edit post.

"fredlikekittens" took 1thousand years to crack.
"fredhas9kittens" took 175thousand years to crack.
"fr3dh4s9k1tt3ns" took 175thousand years to crack.
"fredhaskittens!" took 1million years to crack.
"[email protected]!ttens!" took 1million years to crack.
"fredhas9kitten!" took 33million years to crack.
"[email protected]!tten!" took 33million years to crack.
"FredHas9Kittens" took 609million years to crack.
"FredHasKittens!" took 2billion years to crack.
"FredHas9Kitten!" took 16billion years to crack.

edit: i took note of something, theres no difference between forming a phrase or using random words (strictly 15characters), they all take 1thousand years.
adding a single number somewhere increases the strength to 175thousand years, adding anymore numbers doesn't make it better.
adding a single ascii instead of number somewhere increases the strength to 1million years, adding anymore doesn't make it better.
adding both a single number and ascii somewhere increases the strength to 33million years, adding anymore doesn't make it better.
mixing in upper-case letters further increases the password's strength, only applicable if the password is case-sensitive though.

on the other hand, simply using a plain long 4word password is really effective.
"mypasswordispassword" (20characters 4words) took 16billion years to crack.
"usesecurepasswordeffectively" (28characters 4words) took 7sextillion years to crack.

i guess their way of testing password strength is somewhat flawed.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 01:32:03 pm by kitamesume »

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2017, 10:14:59 pm »
I used to get anxiety quite a bit. I still kind of do. So yeah my last freak out was the other day.

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2017, 12:39:28 am »
I used to get anxiety quite a bit. I still kind of do. So yeah my last freak out was the other day.

If you don't take anything for it now and you're amenable to the idea, consider talking to your doctor about getting a prescription for an anti-depressant.  The right one can make a world of difference.  I started taking Lexapro this past December; I wish I had started on it or something else 15 years ago.
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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2017, 02:06:06 am »
Don't anti-depressants have all kinds of side effects?
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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2017, 03:09:59 am »
Don't drugs in general have bad effects on your overal health - even caffeine.

Dependancy and tolerance build-up (the more you use it, the more you need to achieve the same effect) are pretty harsh.

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2017, 03:24:53 am »
technically anything that goes into your body is bad in excessive quantities, even plain water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

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Re: Your last "Freak out" moment
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2017, 04:30:28 am »
I meant with typical use, and actually caffeine is typically pretty benign.
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