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

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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 ...
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Java security risks [on hold]

I have been reading many articles saying that java is a security risk, but I can't find any info on what the possible attack vectors are. Are the security issues only related to the web browser ...
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Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script

Is it possible to deny the right to copy files? I have a script which should be executable by others. They are also allowed to read the file (though it would not be a problem to forbid reading). But ...
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Have I misconfigured xrdp? My setup has a security hole

I'm using xrdp/Xvnc to connect to a CentOS 6.5 VM. I don't know whether I've got something wrong with my configuration or whether I've stumbled upon a security hole. My xrdp.ini file contains ...
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How to find out why McAfee deems my web site a “security risk”?

I work at a company where we have a web site developed in ASP.NET which works well and our customers are happy with it. Recently, we have been getting some reports from users that McAfee antivirus ...
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Why can`t we treat SSL Certs like Pgp keys instead of trusting CAs?

I am dumb and stupid and I do not know all the technical aspects of SSL and server/client side implications and implementations. However I understand them good enough from user point of view to use ...
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Safety of “Secure File Deletion” in CCleaner

Please mind that I'm a dilettante and tyro about computering and Ccleaner (tendered here). The official https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-ccleaner-settings, says ...
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How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?

I am going to buy a SSD from someone who works in the same company, but even so is a complete stranger to me. Maybe I am a little paranoid, but is there a way to check if it is safe to use? Or is ...
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How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
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After deleting all my cookies I'm still logged in my google account

I'm using firefox in private navigation. I connect into my google account then I delete all my cookies and then I'm still connected into google. Why is this so ? If I delete my cookies and ...
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Why is someone else's PC listed in “Network”?

While looking for some files recently in my laptop, I noticed JOHNDOE-PC listed under "Network". John Doe happens to be a researcher in a university I am involved with, who I used to interact with ...
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Unix Multi-Group Permissions

I am trying to do permissions to a folder for multiple groups, each will have different permissions to the directory. Can you let me know how to do this without editing the ACL's? Group 1 RW Group 2 ...
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Troubleshooting Land Attack - Process monitor

I'm trying to find the real issue behind our Cisco ASA firewall log: Deny IP due to Land Attack from WAN_Web to WAN_Web. We're getting them every 5 or 10 min, so it will be nice to get rid of them. ...
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Small office Secure Setup [closed]

I recently moved to a small office. We have a static IP fiber coming to our office. This fiber is connected to a modem and later connected to a Wifi router. Wifi router distributes the network ...
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How to protect (prank from) an unlocked computer [closed]

I've set myself up as a target at work by being big on security and "encouraging" my co-workers to lock their computers. I've done the usual stuff, changing mouse cursor to loading indicator, their ...
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Ghost typing — has my Mac been hacked?

Got a good fright this evening; desperately need help: On my Mac (OSX Mavericks), I suddenly saw the following text typed into the Chrome address bar: do you like me hey It did not come in all at ...
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PKCS12 key from Winserver2008 cert authority

I have created a standalone cert authority in windows server 2008. I can use certreq (from that same box) to generate a cert with the appropriate CN, etc, and ensure that the private key is ...
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Stop microsoft-ds from responding to hack attempts

I have file sharing and "Client for Microsoft Networks" turned off on my machine (via the Network properties), yet I find that microsoft-ds (directory services) is still listing on ports 445 and 123, ...
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Why does Microsoft Word open Word 6.0 Binary Documents and Templates in Protected View by default? Is there a reason I shouldn't turn that off?

I have a .doc file which, because of the format it's saved in, Word 2013 opens in Protected view. I can't edit, save, or print it: I would like to do at least one of those things with this file. I ...
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Why is 50.22.53.71 hitting my localhost node.js in an attempt to find a php setup

I just created a new app using angular-fullstack yeoman generator, edited it a bit to my liking, and ran it with grunt on my localhost, and immediately upon starting up I get this flood of requests to ...
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Reset Windows 7 Local Security Policy

Is there a way to reset the Local Security Policy on Windows 7? I found how to reset the GPO but not the local. The system is acting weird to where even if you are a Admin you can not uninstall or ...
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Windows / Print Drivers / Security Context Principal

Forgive me if this question seems a little "under the hood", but I think it's important to know from a security point of view. I see SPOOLSV.EXE runs with print driver DLLs (Type 3 - User Mode, I ...
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When you log into MySQL is the password encrypted?

I'm using an insecure wireless network (because the secure network is currently down). I wanted to know: When you log into MySQL, does the client program encrypt the password before sending it? ...
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How to make computer (or user) trust signed software

I have an application, which I sign and timestamp using a code-signing certificate issued by thawte, with intermediate authority Thawte code signing CA - G2. The signature is OK (as it shows in file ...
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suggestions for practical networking [closed]

Can I get some suggestions for learning practical networking including security, routing, NAT, virtual nets, etc, for wired as well as wireless devices (servers, routers, access points, etc. and hosts ...
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Security Login in Windows 7

I want to know if exists some way to login in Windows with a Security pendrive...without the use of a password... I heard about the Security Card... How it works? Any relative ideas are welcome... I ...
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Java and white listing

Is there a way with Java 7 to whitelist all local IP subnets to allow execution of Apps? Traveling around accessing control panels and I do not want to have to whitelist every single IP I want to ...
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IP address discovered

I signed up for Google plus and didn't realize it was downloading my Pictures automatically, I was taking screenshots to send to someone to show them what my computer was saying in order to let them ...
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Outlook 2010/2013 open other mailbox from multiple accounts

I have Outlook 2013 and I have added 2 different accounts from the same domain. My first account: (Rob) has access to 3 other mailboxes which I have added and they are visible in Outlook. My second ...
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clearing Zombie-cookies

HELP! I'm being eaten alive by Zombie-cookies! I Have been attempting to clear zombie-cookies from all HTML5 storage locations without success. I am using Safari 5.1.10 and System 10.6.8 Reseting ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Installation Replacing Windows 8 2TB Hard Drive

As a point of reference and documenting for the Greater Good, I thought I'd post something I've discovered. After searching forums for days, I haven't come across this specific tip that might be of ...
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Secure ffmpeg streaming connection?

I've googled & "stackoverflow-ed" but have not found any article about securing the ffmpeg streaming. I want to stream my webcam/ desktop screen to the lan/internet but the first thing in my mind ...
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Writing a secure login script

I'm trying to write a secure login script to allow a user to have limited access to a server and change particular options. My method for doing so is via a python script executed by the users ...
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How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Joining Active Directory from OS X

We have added a Mac (OS X 10.9) to Active Directory and mapped a uid of 10000 for a user called "Administrator", along with the gid of 80, to allow it to be a member of the administrator's group. ...
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DNS records: redundancy, and auxiliary servers

I have a domain, this domain points to a front end server. I have two front end servers, one ddos protected intreppid, with 20 GB/ps, other protected with secured servers from 2 to 10 GB/ps. So a DDOS ...
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Preventing malware from sniffing the sudo password

I often hear people citing sudo as one of the main barriers to malware infecting a Linux computer. The most commen argument seems to go along the lines of: Root privileges are required to modify ...
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SSH Alias prompts passcode authentication but direct SSH works

I'm trying to SSH into a server on which I have sshd running (let's call it me@server). I set up ssh keys by using ssh-keygen -t rsa to create the key and then I ran cat ~/.rsa/id_rsa.pub | ssh ...
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gpedit Remote Desktop Session Host security option missing

i am trying to configure a secure remote connection to a pc though a guide, and when i tried to find the Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote ...
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Is it possible to read sensitive data from a stick that was removed from the PC?

I have sensitive data on my personal pen drive, but the pen drive is read from a shared computer. Could anyone read my sensitive data on the drive after it's been removed from the computer? Are there ...
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Using Google Remove Update to remove name in google searches [duplicate]

How do I remove my name in google search. Has anyone used google Remove Update and if so can you forward some basic instructions. I have Microsoft 7
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Chrome won't trust DigiCert SSL. I have to trust it manually.

I have been having this problem for a while. I have found this thread which exactly my problem but it didn't solve my problem. Why won't OS X trust GitHub's SSL certificate? I also tried ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Do Chrome extensions for one User have any access to other users?

I am trying to isolate any installed Google Chrome / Chromium extensions from my more private web browsing activity. My thought was to have two Chrome "Users", with more private browsing done in one, ...
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How to prevent hacked emails from sending out spam

I am new to this whole server admin thing ... I work for a small company, in which I am the web developer & server admin (a job I was thrown into). Please note, before taking this job I did not ...
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Sign in with Mongo shell without having password shown?

How can I sign into the Mongo shell without showing my password? Everything says to either use mongo -u user -p password -authenticationDatabase admin or mongo > use admin; > db.auth('user', ...
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XP in Win7 virtual PC Security considerations

I have a Windows 7 PC but occasionally have the need to run old software that won't run on Windows 7 but would run on XP. I have XP installed inside Windows Virtual PC and inside that XP networking ...