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

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How to make Windows 7 ask for admin permission for all actions?

For example, Linux will ask permission for each and every action; e.g., for installing software and uninstalling software. Is it possible to configure Windows like that?
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Pentesting a desktop application

I'm not 100% sure if it's pen testing that I'm referring to. Basically there is a server set up at my workplace, where we have installed the latest release of our system. This includes bespoke ...
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What does oiffoFraApp mean when it says its an add on but not available and what is it?

I found this on my computer (windows vista 32 bit) where it has all the listed add on's running without permission and this oiffofraApp is listed and says it cant be removed and doesn't show where ...
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Which is more secure, legacy RDP encryption or SSL?

Windows offers the option of using either RDP encryption or SSL (TLS 1.0) to secure a remote desktop connection. Which option is more secure? Given the recent discoveries, is TLS 1.0 still secure in ...
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How to make sure that repositories added to Linux Mint are safe and secure [on hold]

I’m using the latest version of Linux mint which based on Ubuntu, I have installed many programs by adding a new repository to the list of checked repositories. Now I’m worried of how safe these ...
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Users and permissions on a Raspi which is both a home and an owncloud server

I'm a long time Linux desktop user but a total newbie in servers and security. Now I want to set up a Raspi (running Raspbian) to act as a CUPS print server, an NFS file server and backup storage, an ...
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How can I tell if my NAT Gateway is a Full-Cone NAT (one-to-one) or a Restricted-Cone NAT?

Since a Restricted-Cone NAT blocks incoming packets from sources which I did not sent a packet to first, I feel as if it is more secure, unlike a Full-Cone NAT. However, I am not sure what my NAT ...
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Windows 7 Pro disk or folder encryption since the end of TrueCrypt support [on hold]

Since TrueCrypt is now defunct/retired - what options are there for encrypting a folder or partition in Windows 7 Professional? Edit: (in response to comments) I'm after possible folder or partision ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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Browser chat with client-side encryption [on hold]

Could you advice chat for secure conversation? Would be perfect if it is open-source and no logs saved on server. All that i can find are applications, that need to be installed.
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How does Chrome Remote Desktop manage the remote screen? Can this behaviour be altered?

Does Chrome Remote Desktop keep the remote screen off/locked, or will it show the active remote session? Is there any way this behaviour can be altered?
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Security level of a hard drive password

I’m about to get a new laptop. I’d like to have some basic security to prevent access to my data in case of getting lost or stolen. At some point I will replace the hard drive with a self-encrypting ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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How to find source process of unknown popup in Windows 7

A random popup appears in Windows 7 titled as Information with a progress bar and a clock. The window sometimes says Please wait a moment..., and the progress bar moves very slowly and disappears. ...
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Server Admin has insufficient rights to add SYSTEM DSN. Why?

My Logon ID is in the Administrator Group for a server. Yet, when I run bring up the ODBC Data Source Administrator by launching it as the Administrator and navigate to the SYSTEM Data Source tab, I ...
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How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email?

For WPA, there are calculators to determine the time needed to crack a passphrase, but I have found nothing for OpenPGP. How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email (depending ...
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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What functionality would I lose if I disable browser-based Java?

I am reading that disabling Java—not JavaScript—will make my computer safer form malicious software attacks. All indications are that it will indeed make it safer, but there are no real reasons out ...
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How can using a Tor Hidden service for SSH improve security?

I recently read some blogs posts about how to use Tor Hidden Services to access an SSH server. They argued it can increase security, but I don't understand why this should apply. As far as I ...
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SecurePoint is not allowing https access through OpenVPN, why not?

How can I get https access from Windows through OpenVPN to apps running on a remote CentOS 7 server? I am trying to use the SecurePoint OpenVPN client for Windows, but need some better instructions. ...
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Unknown Contact has full access to folder?

Is anyone able to take any educated guess(es) about what this "Unknown Contact" is, which has access to a few shared folders on my computer? The concerned machine is connected to another via a ...
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How can I save / access credentials in credential manager from a remote machine? [duplicate]

I have to save credentials using a service account onto a remote machine and also should be able to access the credentials from remote machine using the service credentials. I have tried using ...
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Configure Java 8 Exceptions list for all users on a computer?

I need to add several sites to the Java exemption site list in Java 8. The problem is that Java's security settings are done on a per user basis and not on a per system basis. This means that when I ...
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How to stop a DDoS attack using the CSF firewall?

I have a local CentOS server used for web hosting. There are a lot of attacks that come in from many different IP addresses that try to hack into a Joomla 2.5 based website. This causes my Apache ...
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NTFS Security Settings Authenticated Users not in list

Working on securing permissions on network shares in the office and I wanted to use "Authenticated Users" group instead of one I already had called "public fileshare users". They serve me the same ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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Is Windows 8+ Reset the same as performing a clean install from a MSFT .iso or an OEM .iso?

Windows 8 and newer versions have a "Windows Reset" feature that reinstalls windows. The question is, does it perform the same kind of clean install that you would achieve with a MSFT .iso, or does it ...
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Password policy using pam_cracklib is not enforced for root in gui

I'm on Red Hat 6.6 now, trying to enforce password policy for root user. My /etc/pam.d/system-auth file contains following lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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bash Segfault by infinite recursion

I just noticed that the bash I'm using (4.2.25(1)) isn't protected against infinite function recursion. In such a case a Segfault happens (and the bash process terminates). To check this on your ...
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Is it possible I would get hacked by using DNS service? [closed]

I heard some people say, it’s possible that some hackers can access PCs while using public DNS service because they’ll be vulnerable to them. However, paid DNS service requires credentials, so it’s ...
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What steps should I take if a new computer got remotely compromised and I am not local to repair?

An elderly friend just purchased an HP Pavilian (Windows 8) 13-A010DX from Best Buy and was setting up his Office 365 account when he received a pop-up (from his browser, I’d presume), which stated ...
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if I turn on VPN, then type a password for LAN shared folder access, will the password be exposed?

I am not sure whether what I typed for the local network username and password would be sent to the VPN and out to the internet as well.
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Why does this program give a Windows 8 SmartScreen warning?

Why does this program http://creativeadept.com/download-spintax-editor/ give me a SmartScreen warning in Windows 8 when a Malwarebytes scan and Windows Defender scan found nothing? What is wrong ...
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How to automatically delete the original files after encrypting with GPG?

I need to use GPG on a folder with a lot of files and subfolders. I can use "find" + "gpg" for that and I can encrypt all the files but my issue is GPG does not delete the original file after ...
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Does marking files as readonly make them secure?

In Windows (or any OS, really), does marking a file as "Readonly" make it less susceptible to malware and unwanted manipulation? Additionally, should I still scan readonly files for viruses and other ...
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password administrator in windows 7

I am in guest user and I don't have any privilege , I don't have even access to a DVD writer and I can't boot system from USB or DVD , I don't access to BIOS . please help me I want to get ...
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protect the known_host file from writing - good or bad idea?

I want to protect the known_host file from writing So I want to perform the following steps on my Linux red-hat server Cp /dev/null /root/.ssh/known_hosts chattr +i /root/.ssh/known_hosts I want ...
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The folder C:\users has suddenly gone

I am using Windows 8. By using the file browser (or command line) I was able to view the list of files under c:\users\. I then tried to change to settings to be able to see hidden files so in the ...
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pfsense for its firewall capabilities on small network

I have a small home network of approximately 3 windows machines and 1 pfsense freeBSD (dell laptop): q1. The cable modem is connected to the NON-internet port of the wireless router. Is this the ...
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Lock down Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 computer here that got infected. The computer is used by a colleague and for home use, but it's owned by the company and for problems he turns to us. He doesn't know much about ...
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How to create hardware kill switch for wireless lan?

Purism laptop should have a hardware kill switch for wireless connections. "Bundling all RF, including Wireless and Bluetooth, into a single kill switch, possibly located near the right side edge ...
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Does Keepass protect passwords from malicious software like viruses?

If a computer got infected with a virus or a trojan and the user interacted with Keepass, is there a chance that the malicious software would be able to get the password database? In other words: ...
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Are Wireless Keyboard Inherently Insecure?

We all know about hardware keyloggers, but it seems to me that the concept of filtering keystrokes at the physical level gets even easier when people use wireless keyboards. To my knowledge, a ...
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Optimal server security configuration [closed]

What would be the optimal security configuration for a production Linux server in terms of user access? Here is my suggestion: ssh authentication: yes password authentication: no root user without ...
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How safe is it to enable WinRM / PSRemoting on an internet-facing machine?

How safe is it to make the Remote Powershell (aka PSRemoting) endpoint of a production server accessible from the internet? We're not a bank or anything, but the server does hold sensitive corporate ...
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Using Startup Repair to gain local admin

I came across this article which describes using "Startup Repair" (which doesn't require credentials like "Repair My Computer" or "System Recovery Options") to gain local administrator privileges. I ...
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HIPS for Linux (ie, interactive SELinux/AppArmor)

Windows has a number of programs (generally referred to as Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems) that offer protection against difficult security threats (such as zero-day exploits) by blocking ...
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How to make xampp secure

I'm planning on using xampp standlone (prototyping development in PHP). However, I've heard a great deal about the security issues with xampp. By default, everything is supposedly opened and ready ...
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how to record all who that login to my linux machines and records them

I installed the package audit on my linux red-hat 6.x machine in order to view the recored of each user that log to my linux machine yum install audit kit installation from: ...
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Does use of SELinux help mitigate buffer/heap-overflow vulnerabilities like glibc/Ghost?

Can using a mandatory access control solution (like SELinux) help to limit the vulnerability of a system to buffer/heap-overflow exploits like the newfound Ghost vulnerability in glibc? (I realize ...