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#61 Nothing Here

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 23:32

Entropy is randomness, move your mouse around the screen like you're bored, and try to repeat the EXACT same movement again - you can't. Basically what it does is track where you move the mouse and uses that to make the encryption more 'random', because real random number generation on PCs is slow and psuedo-random number generation is pants.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 23:54

I hate chrome with a passion, it creates many copies of itself in task manager, at one stage when I tried it out there were 40 instances of the browser running in task manager, that is not acceptable.

Chrome splits up tabs and plug-ins into multiple processes. You can see this by opening up the Task Manager in Chrome (right click tab bar -> Task Manager).

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There are a few reasons for this:

Stability - If a tab or plugin crashes, it doesn't take down the entire browser. Instead, you'll simply get a notification that a specific tab or plugin crashed, gives you the option to reload and you can continue as if nothing happened.

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Responsiveness - If a single process is stuck doing something, such as a tab running a script on a webpage, most of the time it won't freeze the entire browser. Furthermore, the multi-process nature of Chrome allows it to utilize multi-core processors, since each tab and plug-in can run on a separate core.

Security - A large part of the reason why Chrome is so secure is because it utilizes sandboxing. Besides for Chrome's own sandboxing technologies, running individual processes also allows it to leverage security facilities available in the host OS as well. This prevents each process from interacting with others and accessing resources it's not allowed to. So if malware infects the browser, it's isolated to a single process, so the sandbox and OS greatly limits the damage that the malware can do. I'm only aware of a couple of attacks that successfully bypassed all of the protections of Chrome.

Memory Leaks - One benefit that isn't mentioned so often, memory leaks are much less of an issue in Chrome. Why? Because once you close a tab, it kills that process thereby freeing up all of the RAM that process was using. The only way to get the same effect in Firefox is to restart the entire browser. While it's not an issue in the latest version, older versions of Firefox had large problems with memory leaks which could cause it to consume large amounts of RAM after running for a few hours or days (it largely depended on the extensions you had installed and how you used the browser).

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:20

Thanks for the replies on chrome, sadly all those processes were still running even when I had closed chrome down, so for me that is enough to avoid it. If I close an application down it should close every other instance of itself that it created.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:25

Thanks for the replies on chrome, sadly all those processes were still running even when I had closed chrome down, so for me that is enough to avoid it. If I close an application down it should close every other instance of itself that it created.


In Chrome advanced settings, check that the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" is unchecked - maybe that will help.

#65 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:54

The secure version of the link seems to work fine:

https://mega.co.nz/

Although I haven't managed to actually upload a file to this "file host" yet.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:00



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:22

The secure version of the link seems to work fine:

https://mega.co.nz/

Although I haven't managed to actually upload a file to this "file host" yet.


Page cannot be displayed for me. Plus, the site has been down since I tried a half an hour ago.

#68 tiagosilva29

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:22



#69 The Poet

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 13:29

If I have a monthly bandwidth of 4 TB, is it the total volume of data that I can download or that others can download from my account?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 13:38

I like the sound of this encryption set up I would like to know more about it

#71 pes2013

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 13:50

Completely down. I can ping it at least.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 14:31

Completely down. I can ping it at least.


im having no trouble

#73 medhunter

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 14:42

registered afew hours ago . But waiting for email conf.

#74 ShMaunder

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 15:36

Tried to upload something using Chromium (not Chrome), still pending after an hour :/

Anybody managed to upload using Chromium or is this service related issues?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 15:44

Down for me too