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How can I enable anonymous access to a Samba share under ADS security mode?

I'm trying to enable anonymous access to a single service in my Samba config. Authorized user access is working perfectly, but when I attempt a no-password connection, I get this message: Anonymous ...
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Is there no way to disable the storage of flash videos (FLV) in your temp folder?

I found out that even if you delete Flash cookies, the FLV files of all videos you watch are stored in a temp folder, typically C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Temp. They are deleted when you close ...
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How does Google Chrome know my Firefox history if I never imported it?

I have Firefox and Google Chrome installed in the same machine (Linux). It happens when I type something in Chrome Omnibox it suggests pages I have already visited in Firefox. I have never connected ...
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Open links as another chrome user profile?

I'm getting really tired of Google logging me in to their websites using my full name and secretly changing privacy settings so that it's very difficult to tell what's being published under my name ...
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Skype Chat History: Adding person to current chat sees previous history?

I had a private conversation with someone over IM and then added a third person to the group for a call. Is the third person able to see the history of my previous conversation? Or they only can see ...
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How to disable modified time-stamp in windows?

Disabling Accessed time-stamp of files/folders in Windows is pretty easy. However, when you save a file, Windows updates its Modified time-stamp, and along with that the Accessed time-stamp also gets ...
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Why is my true IP location revealed *inside* my VPS host?

I'm using VPS hosting based on Windows Server 2008. The machine is physically located in the US and I'm connecting via RDP using mRemoteNG from my home in Europe. It's easy to Google many "IP ...
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Prevent Chrome/Chromium from wiping userscript settings when you clear cookies

When you clear cookies/localstorage in Chrom* your userscript settings get wiped. Is there a way to preserve this in some way? I'd like to not have to reconfigure them every time I delete my browsing ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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How to customize screen resolution reported to a JavaScript application by a web browser?

window.screen.availHeight and window.screen.availWidth values let web applications to know my actual screen resolution while I don't always want them to know it. Can I set my own values for these ...
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How to allow an application in Mountain Lion in the “Security and Privacy” settings?

Every time I was trying to use an Alfred workflow written in Applescript, I got the error "No user interaction allowed". In Mavericks there is an "Accessibility" option in the "Security and Privacy" ...
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How can I use the proxy settings on Epic privacy browser to log on to Facebook?

I love the Epic privacy browser because it is built from the ground up to enhance privacy. It's built on Chromium but because it has stripped out all code that tracks users across the Internet, pages ...
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Spotlight Privacy List

On my Macbook Pro, I am booting from the internal drive for personal stuff and from an external disk for work. Both run Snow Leopard. When I boot from the external/work drive, I want to exclude my ...
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Hide Facebook Photos on Windows 8 tile

I have many albums on my Facebook with privacy level set as "only me, so that albums that only I can see. I do not want them automatically appearing on my Windows 8 Photos Tile as anyone who uses my ...
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Strategies in protecting your SSH keys in case of laptop theft

Is there any cool tool that encrypts your ssh keys and locks it down when you shutdown or put your computer to sleep? So in case someone steals your laptop, they can't get into your servers etc.?
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Is mumble safe (privacy wise)?

When chatting on IRC, it is possible to leak data like OS, CPU type if the IRC client happens to leak it in VERSION string. Anybody doing /CTCP VERSION can see it. Same about timezone (/CTCP TIME). ...
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incognito livecd (gentoo based) won't recognize my hard drive?

How do i mount my hd? I looked into /etc/fstab and there's only firmware and portage there so i guess mounting won't work, i need to add my hd to fstab first?
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Private Photos on Surface Pro

So when you take a picture with surface pro it adds it to the livetile slideshow, which I think I can disable all together (but not per photo), and I think my photos are automatically shared by ...
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How do I setup a VPN behind Tor in Tails?

I would like the following setup: Tails -> Tor -> VPN. My limited knowledge on the matter tells me that this would render me "anonymous" to the VPN and provide me with some privacy with regards to ...
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How do I allow commenting in Youtube (through Google+) if I have third-party cookies disabled?

Ever since YouTube required Google+ to comment, I had been unable to comment and vote on comments on YouTube videos using my Firefox browser, even though I have a Google+ account linked to my YouTube ...
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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DNS connections to my ISP during TOR?

With Little Snitch on my mac, I noticed that during TOR/TorButton use (latest version), little snitch says there's still an occasional DNS connection to my ISP. What's the purpose of this, is it a ...
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Protect from undeletable cookies via cache

Recently, there were discussion about many sites which are tracking the user via browser ETags/cache poisoning. Is there a way that the casual user can protect himself from such attacks?
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How safe is the IP address configured through DHCP?

I'm using internet through USB Dongle having GSM based 3G connection, it is using DHCP to configure IP address, I'm having a small HTML page in my computer that uses Google Maps and Browser's ...
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Preventing apps to access info from wifi device?

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox can use my wifi device to get information about the surrounded APs and pin point my physical location using Google Location Services, I know these browser always ask ...
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UAC for accessing private key

I like that Windows (Vista and later versions) asks me for a confirmation (UAC) before executing any new application. Can I somehow configure UAC to ask for my confirmation EVERYTIME an application is ...
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How can I get Google Hangouts chat to work via Tor browser?

My friend's company is blocking Gmail access. I directed her to the Tor browser bundle. She was able to login to her Gmail account successfully (via https://www.gmail.com/ URL). However, the Google ...
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Absolute anonymous/secure hosting management using TOR

I need to manage a hosting in a private way... and this includes FTP transfers. I want to do it running TAILS (Linux distro based on TOR and Debian), and I have the following problems: First: Tails ...
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How do effective FULL removal of TOR from Ubuntu 12.04

After installing TOR, privoxy & anonproxy on my system, I found out that some functions on my browser had become unavailable and I didn't found the way to solve all the issues there, so I decided ...
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validating / sanitizing google results for posting online

i sometimes want to link to a search result page of Google services. but the address bar URL is "dirty" ...
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Convert flattr buttons to privacy friendly ones on the fly using Firefox

I know how to block flattr buttons using Adblock Plus but I'd like to use Flattr so blocking isn't a solution. However, Im concerned about the button sending a query to the flattr server even before I ...
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SymmetricNAT error when using I2P on Windows 8

I'm trying to use I2P, an anonymizing network layer that's written in Java. I've installed the service on Windows 8, but it reports a SymmetricNAT error. I have authorized the Java executables on my ...
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Can I get personalized web content if I use AdBlock?

I use AdBlock in Chrome and I'm subscribed to the following lists: Fanboy tracking list, Fanboy annoyance list, Easylist privacy, the main Fanboy list, the main Easylist. Am I still able to receive ...
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Is Abine TACO comparable to NoScript addon in Firefox?

As someone who is trying to be security conscious on the web, I've setup Firefox to use the Tor network and NoScript, among other plugins. However, I've found NoScript to be such a pain since I have ...
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Tor config to ignore LAN hosts

Anyone has any tips on how to configure Tor software to ignore specified host names that are on my LAN? I'm guessing there is an option in torrc file, but I was not able to find anything in the ...
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Can we get a “Forget About this site” like feature in Chrome as in Firefox?

FF has a "Forget About this site" in History, which only clears cache, cookies etc.. for the selected domain. Where is the equivalent feature/setting in Chrome or is there any extension for it?
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How to remove own rating for Windows 8 Apps

I have rated apps in Windows 8 and these ratings are publicly visible with my real name. Now I want to remove some of them, but it seems that this is not possible. I can only update the ratings, but ...
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Protect my privacy in TeamSpeak

I want to protect my privacy (hide my IP etc.) when I use TeamSpeak. Is there a way to do it?
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Can Juniper's Network Connect SSL VPN software access information on a Windows client PC?

Looking for some help with the questions below. 1) Can the Juniper Network Connect VPN client be used to gather information on the client PC? 2) Does the Juniper Network Connect VPN client support ...
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Can the MAC address of the USB stick broadband connection be traced together with the IP address?

Can the MAC address of the USB stick broadband connection be traced together with the IP address? Also, the mac address of the broadband stick used, computer or network card inside the laptop, etc.?
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How can I force Windows to use the Internet connection of a virtual network adapter?

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I have VPN Gate installed on this machine. This VPN software creates a virtual network adapter and configures it with an interface metric value of 1. I ...
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Is there a way to really “hide” a workspace?

sometimes when I am working with my fedora, people tend to peek in my screen and wonder what I am doing. So, I started using multiple workspaces, but then these friends started checking all my ...
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Directory used for FTP server (vsftp) anonymous user access

What will be the directory automatically generated for FTP anonymous access on the ftp server (Ubuntu linux vsftp )machine ? i.e. where is it located ?
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Blocking cross-domain requests to Google form other sites

Is there some kind of Firefox addon which allows blocking cross-domain requests to a website? I want to universally block all requests to *.google.* from any other website unless I explicitly visit ...
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Screen privacy filter that blocks from a distance?

I have a 3M privacy-filter on my screen that blocks viewing angles other than a few degrees of center from of my screen. Are there other types of privacy filters? For example, something that would ...
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Google Chrome history

There's a bug, I think, in the way Chrome manages its history. When I clear the history with CCleaner, I can open Chrome and see that History is blank. However, as soon as I start browsing the web a ...
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Exim: sending mail through an SSH tunnel or SOCKS proxy

I am setting up Exim on a Debian box. The box is connected to the internet through a consumer DSL line with a dynamic IP address, so not suitable for sending messages directly. For privacy reasons I ...
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Rsync - privacy of excluded files

My question: Will any information about excluded files (in the example below, the contents of the private directories) be transferred between the rsync client and daemon? I am using Rsync to sync work ...
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Will running parallel sessions of firefox and tor compromise anonymity?

I am using Tor browser bundle for anonymity. I have to login into cyberoam with my credentials first to use internet. If I use firefox for login to start using internet and then start tor, will it ...