Security in terms of "computer security", such as protection of information, protection from theft or data destruction.

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PGP - Open Source Self-Decrypting-Archive Executable

I'm trying to find an open-source PGP solution for creating self-decrypting archive executables. What it does is it allows the receiver of an encrypted email to not require decrpyting sotware on their ...
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Google Chrome SQLite cookies contains keywords : drugs, illegal and pornography?

I was just testing some things with cookies in Chrome. I opened Local Storage and its content with SQLite browser. Then I found something weird... ...
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Security Monitoring Using last Command

I am new to linux administration and was looking for a good way to get e-mail alerts when a user logs in. I was thinking this might be useful as a security monitoring tool to allow me to see who is on ...
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Java applets not working in Windows 8

I really want to view the Java applet in this website. I've tried in firefox and IE and neither work. I followed Sun's instructions but they're inacurate: first of all there's no Java Control Pannel, ...
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Windows 7: Not prompting for administrator credential when group policies block removable storage driver installation

I am in the middle of blocking of USBSTOR access for all my standard user, currently I am able to use batch script to block the USBSTOR registry depending-ly, if they belongs to a security group they ...
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TrueCrypt mounted disk accessible by guest account

I noticed this issue. I have personal files on my truecrypt account and if it was mounted and then someone use my guest account, they can access my disk! how to prevent that? is there any option to ...
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followup: why are shebang files not suid-able?

followup question to http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/364/allow-setuid-on-shell-scripts . there is a very good answer by Gilles. alas, I do not understand it. nothing described there seems ...
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Alternative of handyCafe [closed]

Right now I have 15 Computer in my cyber cafe i am using Handycafe which is taught-ally free and meets my requirements Of course free of cost can monitor activity block specific websites block ...
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How to set up limited access remote control to a specific program?

I have a certain program running on a Windows 7 PC and I want a group of people to be able to access it and use the program remotely. However, these remote users shouldn't have any other permissions ...
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Why very few modern motherboards are equipped with TPM? [closed]

I've heard bitlocker will be so common that microsoft will require every computer to have TPM to run windows 9. Yet I just called gigabyte. Gigabyte says that not one of their motherboard is equipped ...
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How to specify SIDs in Security Policy?

After the installation of KB2871997, on Windows Server 2008 R2 on a domain controller, you get a new user group: 'Restricted Users', and as this article mentions, you get two new well known SIDs: ...
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Hacker succeeded in logging on through advapi when I wasn't connected to the web [closed]

I have a hacker that has gotten in to several computers even though i wasnt on the web. Event logger says he comes in through advapi, services and winlogon. I have bought 2 new computers that i took ...
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Run unsigned Java applets

Basiclly the same question as Allowing unsigned Java applications on all sites, but for Java 8, where I get the pleasure of seeing this screen: Unsurprisingly, this breaks things for me. Is there ...
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How secure is hosting a node.js personal app on 127.0.0.1? Can it be accessed anywhere other than my own computer?

I have a node.js app for personal purposes hosted at 127.0.0.1 server.listen(80, '127.0.0.1', function() {... It contains sensitive information. As I understand only me (computer that is currently ...
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HeartBleed and Client certificates

Is it true that a server, setup to require a client certificate, cannot suffer from the Heartbleed vulnerability, if that user does not have a client certificate?
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Concerned about using a public key in a class to decrypt resources

I've created a program which stores decryption key in a file, but when I run it, the key is decrypted and stored in a public class where the program can use it in all instances, but I'm concerned ...
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Security Alert: A secure connection with the site cannot be verified

I've had the same issue a lot of your readers have asked about the Security Alert: A secure connection with the site cannot be verified. Would you like to proceed? The certificate you are viewing ...
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How do security firms find out whether 3rd party software is safe? [closed]

What processes do professional software auditing and security testing companies follow to determine if a software is "safe" to use. Say, someone writes malware that behaves itself 99.999% of the ...
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Limiting the times my wireless network is open and available.

I have an HP PC with a linksys wireless network. My son has a laptop that he uses for gaming and stays up all night gaming on it. Is there anyway I can have my linksys network shut down for certain ...
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Are there downsides to installing node.js with root privileges?

I'm using the following code to install node: cd /usr/local/src/ wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.25/node-v0.10.25.tar.gz tar -xvf node-v0.10.25.tar.gz cd node-v0.10.25 ...
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Read history commands on GNOME 2?

Someone (old employee) deleted the history record and I am wondering if there is any way to read the commands executed by Gnome ? Thanks! FYI: Server: Debian 6.0 Gnome: v2
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Selective USB blocking

I would like to control access to USB ports on our network. We have operational USB devices connected to all PCs on the network, so I am not looking at simply disabling all USB ports functionality. ...
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can an android device be in danger on a malicious site? [migrated]

I accidentally went onto a site via Google images and went off after half a second, (the page had been quarter/half loaded. I accidentally hit the undo button and it opened again, and I closed it ...
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How much dangerous rm -rf is?

Does rm -rf dir/ erase filesystems mounted below dir/ (say in dir/a)?
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How to block spambots and questions about security on a VPS

Is it normal to have many many lines in /var/log/kern.log about UFW block? For example: Aug 29 22:13:13 myvps kernel: [1980808.931708] [UFW BLOCK] IN=venet0 OUT= MAC= SRC=60.173.8.240 DST=me ...
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Linksys' incoming log…do i have an intruder?

My Linksys administration tab where logs are located shows a total of 12 incoming connection entries. Some of these addresses say they're in china when i google them which exponentially increased my ...
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Gemalto Smartcard change Admin Key

We are using Gemalto IDPrime smartcards for Windows Logon. The user can change their PIN number but using the Gemalto Mini-Driver Manager anyone can change the users PIN by logging in with the ...
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What's the responsibility of an IPv6 owner?

Living behind a consumer-grade router for the memorable past, I guess I took the side-effect of NAT for granted, in that I had the burden of forwarding ports when I needed to, instead of have to ...
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Locking and Terminating User Sessions via Group Policy settings

To conform with some new security requirements, my company is implementing Group Policy solutions to existing security vulnerabilities. My current assignment is to find and implement Group Policy ...
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Filtering who can connect to me via ssh

I want to access my home pc from my laptop. This will make working on projects while in university much easier (and a whole bunch of other things) I've successfully installed ssh and ssh-server. I ...
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Can I trust password manager software?

I'm considering downloading a password manager so that I don't keep forgetting my passwords. The problem is, how do I know that the password manager itself is both hackproof and trustworthy, i.e. no ...
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Where 'SYSKEY' password store? and what kind of algorithm it use to encrypt the passord?

As far as I know Windows store user-acconts passwords in SAM file under Windows\System32 and it use NTLM algorithm to encrypt it! As you know we can set another password for windows (not for ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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Removing Java Security Prompt

I installed the software Action(s) on my Windows 8 machine but the annoying Java security prompt Window will not stop showing up when I launch the application: The Java Control Panel also resets my ...
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if I use https, can someone (who monitors my wifi) see what I am doing? [closed]

I use a public wifi. I wonder if someone would be able to see what I am doing over the internet when I use https. And for plain http? What could I do to be safer? Using tor? But what about the other ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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Security in a Word with password

How secure is a word document if I put a password to open it? I suppose is more save to put information in a note of Apple Keychain or 1Password, is that correct?
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Possible to use IRM server with a live Powerpoint demonstration?

I have a presentation where I'd like to live-stream the contents (like Microsoft Powerpoint online presentation services) however I also don't want people to do screen captures (like IRM server) I'm ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware ...
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How to merge several detached signatures from different people into one?

A group of people wants to publish a file and they all want to digitally sign the file as different recipients of the file will have different chains of trust. For simplicity, it's desired that there ...
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Can an application with a digital signature be forged?

We recently inherited a legacy application however the installation file seems dubious however having checked it's digital signature, validating it against the Virus Total database, it appears to be ...
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Local Network Addresses Visible to ISP

While I was on a support call with my ISP, their network engineer started listing IP addresses that were visible to him on my local network. He was right on the money as far as IPs that were up. I'd ...
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Do I have to export public GnuPG keys as well when exporting the private ones?

I created my GnuPG keys. They show up in my keys repository. Now I want to export my secret key and import it into another computer so I could use it on that computer (for example my laptop). Do I ...
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OpenVPN security, authentication

I would like to know if this config can be enhanced, in particular i wanted to ask if OVPN certificate-auth can be considered somewhat secure'ish ... ? For example : would any client be able to ...
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Resolving “JBoss Web Console is Accessible to Unauthenticated Remote Users” vulnerability

Our security team has determined there is a vulnerability in one of our systems. We are using version JBoss 5.1.0GA on RHEL 5.10. Vulnerability description: JBoss Web Console is Accessible to ...
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401 unauthorized page displays server info. Is this a security issue?

I have password protected my /administrator directory but when I press cancel the site displays a 401 Unauthorized page Unauthorized This server could not verify that you are authorized to access ...
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Is UEFI more or less vulnerable than Legacy BIOS?

Is UEFI more secure than BIOS on a Windows 8.1 machine? Is UEFI vulnerable to malware in ways that Legacy BIOS is not? Is it correct that UEFI can connect to the internet before the OS (or ...
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Where Does One Find Logs of Pentesting Tools on Windows

I'm scanning my Windows 8 machine with Nmap and OpenVAS (from a different machine on my LAN and another one over WAN) and I'm looking for logs for the occurrence of such events in the Event Viewer but ...
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Terrible experience with a proxy server

I have a static IP provided to me by my ISP. I was trying to use this static IP when I'm outside my home to access some restricted areas on my website. So, I decided to setup a proxy server on one of ...
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If someone not in wifi distance has my wifi password, is it a security issue?

Visitors to my house always ask for my wifi password which I give them. Now say they travel to another country, and say they have a smart phone that has an app that uploads wifi related information ...