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Phone number promises fix to my Trojan

Microsoft Security Essentials keeps finding a Trojan and software bundlers. My machine is now hijacked with redirects, popups and dozens of programs have been installed. A phone number comes up that ...
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Kaspersky keeps messaging about URL goldenticket.disconnect.me every time I open Chrome. What is it and how to get rid of it?

This is the Kaspersky message that appears every time I start a session in Chrome I press the green button "Disconnect" (don't mistake this with the problematic URL, disconnect.me) and the message ...
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Network internet temporary used with account for each customer

I am IT technical support in a school We have internet shared over WIFI we have 2 essid ,1 used for employees and managment to share folders on network and 2nd ine used for teachers and employees to ...
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Running peer block lowers the CPU usage - Am I being hacked?

Why is it when I start peer block my CPU usage goes down 20%? I've been using peer block not because IO'm file sharing but because I just want to better secure my computer. I use its default p2p ...
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Spam email coming from name of person I know, but with wrong email address

I recently received a spam email as follows: From: Friend's name <dglee222@knu.ac.kr> Subject: Fwd: healthy belly fat loss without starvation To: Me <myemail@optonline.net>` it's just ...
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Is the data sent from web server to browser is really more secured in https than http?

I was just reading about the differences between http and https briefly. And what I have not understood is the following possible scenario: Everyone has SSL public key right? So, anyone can get the ...
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Can Powerpoints link to information online without user consent?

I recently read a superuser question here regarding whether or not PDF files could access the internet when someone opens them in Acrobat. This led me to wonder, when I open a powerpoint file, can it ...
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Windows 10 Internet connection security problems

I recently bought a stationary PC with Windows 8.1 pre installed and instantly upgraded to Windows 10. The installation was error free and all apps works fine but the internet connection seems to be ...
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It it possible for a MitM attacker to know when a browser has gone into incognito mode?

This may be better suited to security, but since it's about a specific feature of software, I thought I'd ask here. Lets say that I am viewing a website, and I open a tab in incognito mode (unless ...
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Is an openVPN with ipv6 more secure than PPTP VPN with ipv4?

I have heard that using ipv6 in combination with a PPTP vpn can expose your true ip address, so I have been using a PPTP VPN with ipv4 for the past few months. I am considering switching to an openVPN ...
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What type of information does HTTPs make private from an ISP? [duplicate]

How private is HTTPs to an ISP? For example, Can my ISP know the entire URL (Not only the domain) while connecting to a website with HTTPs? Can my ISP see images loaded through a website connected to ...
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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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Problems starting Suricata on Mac OS X

I am trying to start Suricata 2.0.7 on Mac OS X but am having issues. Any idea what’s wrong and how to fix it? Here are the errors I am seeing: $ sudo suricata -c /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml -i en2 ...
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How to freeze chrome browser settings?

Some weeks ago my mom's computer got Rts.dsrlte.com Browser Hijacker problem. I wasn't at home and only today I got to fix it after changing the browser settings. I don't know how that malware got ...
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found a bunch of DO_NOT_TRUST_FiddlerRoot personal certificates installed on my system

I was looking at my personal certificates in Google Chrome and found a bunch of DO_NOT_TRUST_FiddlerRoot certs there. I don't know how these got there. Should I be concerned?
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Can one still be infected by just replying an email nowadays?

Here—in item number 5 in the list—is a recommendation not to reply to anonymous emails because of the possibility of being infected. I know that once upon a time that was possible because of ...
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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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iptables TCP flags

I'm beginner with iptables and networking so please excuse me for such dump questions. I found in Internet part of filtering malformed packets: /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/iptables -A tcpchk -p tcp ...
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How to disable SSLv3 for POODLE attack

I want to Disable SSLv3 to restrict the POODLE attack on my website My website is hosted on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 System I am using Apache Tomcat as an application server with thee version ...
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Can a website know about my browsing history?

When I visit a website it sometimes puts cookies on my browser. Usually cookies keep track of browsing info from that particular site. If I don't delete those cookies and browse other websites, will ...
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Wifi tethering using PC not working

I have a WiFi adapter(TP Link TL-WN721 N), I have enabled the SoftAP mode and connect my tablet to it. I am giving the details of the connection which I got from the tab(runs on Android Jellybean): ...
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Two-factor authentication without a smartphone or peripheral device? [closed]

Believe it or not, but I don't have a smartphone. Or, maybe I do, but I don't want to have to whip it out just to log in to every site I use if I trust my home computer (or personal portable laptop) ...
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Avast Blocks Internet Sharing over wifi

I have a WiFi wireless adapter(TP-Link TL-WN 721N). I use it's SoftAP mode to share internet over wifi to my tab though the tab can connect to the network, it cannot access internet. if I disable my ...
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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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Do Mac OS Yosemite users need internet security?

Just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I upgraded to the latest OS Yosemite, which impressively encrypts your data by default (like several other new released os, i.e. Android 5.0) I was wondering whether ...
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Download cipher-suite pack in Windows

Is it possible to download and install a cipher-suite pack in Windows, in the same manner as I would for a font suite? Or am I asking too much? Gordon.
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Registering a domain with domain privacy (whois): safe and secure way? [closed]

I need to register a domain to sell an apartment. I hope to host the Ad online. The Ad will have photographs of the locality, but no worthwhile personal info barring an e-mail address. It'll be ...
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igfxsrvc accessing the internet?

Why is igfxsrvc.exe (Intel Common User Interface) suddenly trying to access the internet? Is it trying to update and why is it not using the Windows Update service to do so or something else is going ...
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What alternatives to Barracuda Web Filter for small business? [closed]

We purchased and used a Barracuda Web Filter 210 about 5 years ago and it worked well for us at the time. I let the Energize updates lapse and the cost to bring them current is greater than the cost ...
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PC Security and Cyber Bullying [duplicate]

A friend of mine is accessing my pc without my knowings. Even he got webcam acceess. No malware is detected. Antivirus are up to date. He told me that he is using my mac address to accesd my pc. How ...
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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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What is the difference between ftps and sftp? [duplicate]

Trying to set up a system for my 4 remote employees to transfer files. It has to be secure. Is SFTP better than FTPS? What is the difference?
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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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Using internet for ubuntu installation

There is an option to connect to the internet while installing ubuntu. is it not dangerous to use public wifi for that purpose? Is it secure to do so?
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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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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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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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Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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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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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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Security of domain bought through Google apps

I have recently heard of many security flaws in go daddy accounts. I have bought a domain through Google Apps but they use go daddy as their registrar. I was wondering whether this means I have an ...
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What's the difference between a public, private, or work WiFi network, and what risks are there with each?

In Windows, you get asked if you are connected to a trusted or not trusted network. It gives you the option of deciding whether it is public, work or home. Why doesn't Linux ask me anything like ...
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Does a subdomain to my home server increase hacker risk

I am thinking of adding a subdomain to my regular domain but having it go to my office network instead of my website. Will this make it more likely (if even a little bit) that a hacker can find my ...
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I don't use antivirus software (just MSE). Am I insane? [closed]

I know my way around computers, yet I feel safe using only MS Security Essentials. I feel that Norton (et al.) are bloated software suites, that aren't that useful and suffer from massive feature ...
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Recover from phishing and being a good citizen

There is a mail floating around which claims that someone you know wants to share a document with you and once you follow the link in the mail you get to a site that asks your google (or others) ...
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Wifi password VS MACs filtering - in terms of speed vs security

Background First I need to say that I know about how better it is to secure the wifi network even with WEP , than to not secure it at all, and I know there is a thread asking a similar question like ...
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Is Windows Firewall active on OpenVPN connection?

(This applies to "private" Internet browsing through a VPN such as privateinternetaccess.com) If I connect to a VPN using OpenVPN client on my Windows 7 box, will the Windows firewall be active ...
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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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Trusted Site displaying as Unknown Zone (Mixed)

We have an application that must run in IE and the client insists the application runs as a Trusted Site. When we set the url as a trusted site in IE settings the login page loads fine and IE says ...
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How much information can websites get about your browser/PC?

I am trying to determine if the information shown on www.whatsmyip.org is the absolute maximum amount of information that a webserver can obtain from a web visitor. Are there other sites that will be ...