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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 my network infrastructure visible outside of my wireless router?

I have a wireless router which connects to the Internet. Do external sites and services know that I'm using a router and it is not a final PC? For that matter can external services (and perhaps my ...
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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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can in-browser flash be stopped from interacting with the network, either via configuration or through firewall (on Windows)?

suppose I want to allow loading of SWF files (like ads, simple games etc) but I don't want to allow them transmit info back to the server. How do I go about doing this on Windows? Is there such ...
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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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My gmail password hacked in Firefox?

While writing a message using Firefox suddenly my gmail login details, including password, were pasted into the body of my message at the current cursor position and in the browser's find field (whole ...
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How to set up IIS on Windows 7 for security?

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC I use as a server. I have IIS running and would like to expose it to the internet for personal use. I have no idea where to start doing that without letting the world ...
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How can I find out who is trying to hack my computer?

I'm using Windows XP. I have heard that other users (or hackers) can access my computer's data when I'm online. So how can I know who is accessing my computer? I would like to create a log of these ...
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How to disable internet connection only for some standard user accounts in Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are many users in my machine with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Some of them are standard user accounts that have no administrative access to the computer. I want them to be unable to connect to ...
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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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Security with Email and Bank Accounts [closed]

I emailed a pdf of a bank statement to a small number of board members of a small volunteer organization. The account has additional security measures on it which include requiring two signatories on ...
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How to protect myself against an email identity scam?

I'm using Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail. Yesterday some spam email was sent from my computer to all of my contacts! How do I stop this? Is there any way to do a security prompt before email send ...
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How do I block access to my local storage

How do I Block access to my local storage (no cookies/ no storage/ no databases). Mac OS X 10.7.2 Safari 5.1.1
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Firefox: Any way to allow javascript to disable or replace the context menu only to specific domains?

This is something that's commonly abused, so I almost always want it to be off, except when I'm using a handful of large webapps that use the feature properly, such as Google Docs. I know there's a ...
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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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Chat Roulette-like web site sniffed my HTTP traffic [closed]

I was on a random webchat site, similar to Chat Roulette. I had a couple of different browsers - IE and Firefox - open. I was talking to a person in one of them, and then they identified the URL of ...
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Why inputting 'nul' in windows cmd gives a certain error-message

Whenever I type 'nul' into the command prompt (whichever directory Im currently in) I get a "Windows Security"-popup saying this: Windows Security Your Internet Security settings prevented ...
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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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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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How to utilize username/password GET return from NoScript ABE

First, apologies for the cryptic title - let me explain: I'm at an airport that offers free wifi after you watch an advertisement. I did so in Firefox 4 running NoScript. I allowed scripts globally to ...
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How to prevent some users in Windows 7 from accessing sites other than a set of certain sites?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate with some user credentials on a single computer. I want to prevent some users from accessing sites other than *.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com. How to do this ...
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Networking packet sniffer for Linux that captures the application names?

I tried Wireshark. It shows the source and destination IP address, port number, and packet contents, but nothing about which application is using the packets. Apparently tcpdump is similar; network ...
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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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Understanding phishing/basic internet security guide, for teens? [closed]

I just helped a 13 year-old relative set up a new Windows 7 desktop, making it as secure as I can remember knowing how to. I has been an hour, and he just came to me saying "I seem to have a virus.". ...
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How to write a `.bat` script to change folder security automatically?

Currently I'm trying to deploy BugNET application on my machine following their official document. One of those steps is to change the security property of the published folder proceeded as below ...
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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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Looking for a replacement to current Antivirus Software [closed]

About 4 years ago, I found Kaspersky and have been using the most current version since. Most people try and argue the use of AVG or Avast to me, and there are some very solid reasons I do not want ...
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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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How to remove mDNSresponder from a Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I got a message from WOW platform saying my machine was generating suspicious activity. I run AED4 and MacAffee last versions with 0 threats results. Then I turned to the Activity Monitor and checked ...
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Stop spamming activities coming from my emailaddress

I have had emails sent to all my contacts with spam like: viagra, medhealth, etc as if I sent it. How can I stop this?
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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 ...
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I need Internet Security software with following properties

I want to own an Internet Security software , but I prefer that it has following properties : Not a heavy one that killing the machine (Like Norton) . Delete the viruses , and don't keep it after ...
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How new AV companies deal with signature database?

How a new Internet-Security/Anti-Virus startup prepares its malware database? I have seen some new products that are able to detect viruses that were on the wild 10-15 years back.
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Remove Internet Security 2010 virus?

My system is infected with Internet Security 2010. I can't even go to task manager or boot in safe mode. I also can't even run any antivirus programs. Are there any solutions?