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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?