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Clear IE10 AppCache Security request

Unsure if this is more suited in StackOverflow. ?? My website is using the AppCache API. When IE users open it the first time a confirmation box pops up saying something like: "Allow this website to ...
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1answer
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Could secured but unencrypted real vnc server been used to hack me?

Someone hacked my ebay / paypal and gmail. In gmail they added a rule to delete notifications from ebay / paypal. Then they proceeded to buy $5k worth of mac book airs over the last week. I just ...
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Connection to Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc. compromised via all devices on my home network - How?

I'm a very computer savvy guy (although not very networking savvy), and I may still be wrong about this, but I think my home network may be compromised somehow. I'd like to know if it's possible for ...
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3answers
76 views

Can a virus or malware be bundled with a non executable download? [duplicate]

Can a virus or malware be bundled with a non executable download? For example, when choosing 'save link as' on an .mp3 or a .pdf file, is it possible for the download to include more than just the ...
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7answers
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How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?

There are many websites who are not currently vulnerable, but I have no idea if they were vulnerable a few days ago. For example: twitter.com: Not vulnerable right now, but the certificate is from ...
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1answer
2k views

How does Google Chrome's Sandbox work?

I was reading some articles regarding Google Chrome's sandbox and watched a video but I don't have quite a full understanding of it. I read somewhere that it depends on Windows for its security so ...
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1answer
67 views

Public Wi-Fi and software updates

According to Microsoft, "Never update your software on a public Internet connection." So I have some questions. 1. What if a public Wi-Fi hotspot is the only Internet available, ever? Never update ...
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Public WiFi access - block router IP to guests

A local private club have recently gotten WiFi installed however they are doing it by just using a normal BT service that you or I would use at home.... My question is how can it be set up to stop ...
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1answer
78 views

What does Windows Firewall do if I don't add a specific firewall rule?

Suppose I have a program which needs to connect to the Internet in order to work. Let's also say that I only want this program to communicate on private networks, so I add a firewall rule allowing it ...
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1answer
127 views

Is HTTPS connection hijacking possible?

This really bothers me a long time, because.. to encrypt / decrypt data you first need to send a encryption key / decryption key (on an unencrypted connection) to the computer you are comunicating ...
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1answer
8k views

Why does this message 'Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened' pop up?

On several occasion the message that your internet settings prevented one or more file from being opened pops up and I am unable to carry out the tasks further. Why is that ? One of the instance ...
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Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?

With so many websites with unique login systems, is there a way for me to track, and improve the quality of my login credentials on various accounts while limiting the risk of someone gaining access ...
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is Windows Vista x64 Ultimate secure with replaced shell explorer.exe? [closed]

I've replaced explorer.exe as the default shell with steam.exe using a program called instant sheller. I don't want to run the stock firewall, and want to invoke the firewall and antivirus from the ...
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1answer
190 views

How to find key loggers or such kind of softwares in my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I usually try different kind of software which are available on net those can be trial versions or ...
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1answer
496 views

Is it easy to hack a weak passworded linux pc from the Internet?

My question may seem very amateurish or even incorrect, but do please take in account that I'm a complete noob in computer and network security. I'm just trying to find out some information here. ...
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112 views

Security of accessing my home PC with dynamic DNS

I want to access my home PC when I am outside. I know this can be done using dynamic DNS (ex. DynDNS), but my question is around the security of doing so. If I was to set this up today, I will have ...
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2answers
390 views

Weird hits on port 2703

I'm getting these periodical console messages on my Mac: 7/22/11 8:01:03.925 AM Firewall: Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP 10.0.0.1:2703 from 91.143.232.133:15881 7/22/11 8:01:05.885 AM ...
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1answer
267 views

Securing an Ubuntu Lucid web server

I have an Ubuntu Lucid server that is public facing. I haven't really configured much on it except installing SSH (sshd) and Apache (httpd); I don't have a firewall or anything. Are there some common ...
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259 views

Steps to securing a new windows 7 pc and making it internet ready?

What are the major steps to take when securing a newly purchased windows 7 pc to make it internet ready? Here's what I've done so far: Check the antivirus. (it's a free trial for 57 days of norton ...
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How secure is an SSH tunnel or connection?

I have often advised people to use an SSH tunnel to secure their browsing on open WIFIs or in other insecure situations. I was recently asked by a friend how secure a SSH tunnel is after I had ...
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Grandma's Computer - Can a user that belongs only to the “Users” group in Windows XP install malware, virus or IE addons?

I am trying to figure out if having a user in the "Users" group will be enough to prevent her from install unwanted software. The things that I don't want the user to be able to install are: virus ...
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Wireless network connection: Security Type: Unsecure

For some wireless network connections, Windows 7's connection choice menu shows a warning sign with text: information sent over this network might be visible to others. What does this mean? How risky ...
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Why not open a PDF file in the browser but first save it to the harddisk?

Question Is it correct that saving a PDF to the hard disk first, and then opening it from there with some PDF reader (not the browser) is safer than opening it directly with the browser plugin? My ...