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

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Syskey USB Mounting

The problem: Windows no longer mounts the USB Startup Key disk I created. As a result, I cannot log into Windows. Not even if I manually modify SecureBoot in the registry (from linux). Is there ...
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Is it possible to use USB token as file storage

Is it possible to store and retrieve files other than certificate in USB etoken? I would like to use it as read-only USB flash disk.
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Post-Infection Analysis of Suspected Keylogger

I've recently downloaded and ran a file, which I now suspect might be a keylogger. I am wondering how can I tell if this file is a keylogger? I can provide a link to the file if anyone would be able ...
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How to warn developers of an unknown server type (only have version #) that it's leaking their client's credentials all over Google? [on hold]

This popular, but unknown server is leaking the admin login/pw all over Google, and I was wondering how to go about notifying the developer when all I have to go on is the information below. Server ...
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Limit Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 to given WAN IPs

I have a Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 router, and have SSH, HTTP, and several other ports forwarded to a server. It is not for public use, and will only be accessed by me. I've recently had 60,000 hits ...
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Are new OS's secure? [on hold]

I am not actually sure where to put this, so I will also be posting this to Stack Overflow and it will probably get kicked off one or the other. So I was messing around looking at different ways to ...
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Is it safe to run WindowsXP as a Virtual Machine?

I know XP should not be used on a normal internet-facing PC. But if you run it within a sand-boxed VM that can't access the main PC, is that OK? My use-case is I run a VPN within a VM, to RDP into a ...
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For a layman, how safe/secure are tokenized URLs? [closed]

Many web apps these days will allow you to post content that will be "unlisted" (I presume, not searchable via Google or their own search engine) and only shared via a URL. Some examples off the type ...
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New updates started to show up in fall 2014

Since WinXP support ended in April 2014, my Automatic Update client went quiet. But, about two months ago, updates started to show up in it again! Naturally, I was suspicious that M$ might be trying ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Is there a way to encript WLAN traffic?

I will be staying under an hotel network for a while and I don't like the idea of someone wiresharking me. Is there any VPM software allowing me to encript WLAN traffic? Something similar to TOR ...
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in Private Network System Can be Traced [on hold]

in a Private Netowrk (in Company) if somebody using public DNS IP and Accesssing some Sites which are blocked, That System which he/she is using that can be traced? if that can be traced. how?
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how to prevent access of hard disc from guest user in window 7 ?

i want to restrict guest user from access the hard disc data, so how it could be, i goes through this way gpcedit.mc, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows ...
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Splitting a file provides some sort of encryption?

I was wondering if splitting a file with tools like HJsplit provides some sort of encryption. Imagine I split an image or a pdf in various parts, if someone manage to get just 1 or more parts, could ...
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Prevent file from being uploaded(windows)

Say you have some file on your windows system. Is there a simple way or tool which can mark this file as not uploadable to some other machine over the internet? All applications on the system can ...
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logging in via Google not working under firefox - security error [migrated]

I've tried to log in to this site via Google since I've been doing so for other StackExchange sites for a while now. However, it isn't working. When I click the "Log in using Google" link, it doesn't ...
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Securing and protecting a shared computer

I allow friends and relatives to use my home computer, but I'd like to secure it as much as possible, and so I have a few questions: How can I require an admin password (that only I know) for any ...
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Least-Privilege BUILTIN\Administrator Failure Configuring Application Control Policies with AppLocker

I'm configuring execution control on a computer running Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate with one hard drive with a single partition. With AppLocker comes the option to create "default rules". In the case of ...
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How can we know the software is safe or not [closed]

some time we install software how to do undrstand background run software ? how can i know any thing upload by application on mobile (monitor data )? Does the software that you were investigating ...
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How do I configure my system to trust a CA for a specific subset of domains?

The company I work for has a number of internal web services accessible over HTTPS. These services use SSL/TLS certificates signed by an internal certificate authority which is only trusted by ...
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Deny acess to file-shares (SMB)?

There are security policies like: Deny logon locally Deny logon on through Remote Desktop Services Deny access this computer from network Is there any policy to deny specific users/groups to ...
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How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
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Is there a way to blacklist programs so that they can't be installed?

I again found on my sister's Windows PC the infamous Ask toolbar, probably installed along with some software. It is easy for bloatware to slip through. That is just one example. I'm aware that ...
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How do I properly SSH into a server behind a NAT while maintaining the tightest possible security?

I have a VPC in Amazon AWS. There's a NAT Server running in a Public Subnet that connects to an Internet Gateway. I have a bunch of servers running in various private subnets within the VPC. I'd like ...
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Database showing a list of current vulnerabilities?

I have been recently building my own firewall, but I was wondering is there a website or database which lists majority of the known vulnerabilities so I could obviously update my firewall based on the ...
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oscap audit on RHEL7

I'm new to OpenScap and I'm having trouble putting all the pieces together to evaluate a RHEL7 system. I've got the following RPMs installed: scap-security-guide-0.1.5-4.el7.noarch ...
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Is the confidence about Linux's security against viruses make it even more vulnerable? [closed]

Every once in a while, a computer user, regardless of whether they're a developer or common user, just feels like watching an episode of a favorite classic tv show real quick and doesn't feel like ...
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Representing web app users as OS users - bad idea?

How bad an idea is to have a web app that represents its users through OS users rather then storing them in a data base? And assuming their privileges are properly set up, to handle their http ...
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Java blocks applet on whitelisted site

On the webpage http://smbus.org/faq/crc8Applet.htm there is an applet for demonstrating the calculation of an 8-bit cyclic redundancy check. Java in Chrome and IE on MSWin7 will not allow this to run. ...
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Block site if browser not in incognito - Chrome

I want to block sites like internet banking and accounting systems if browser not in incognito mode (for security reasons, because browser has several plugins). Is it possible to block opening web ...
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Why was my computer try to to access the internet after I had placed it into hibernation?

From 21:30 on the 11/10/2014, my Computer was in hibernation. It started to come out of this mode and connected to the internet and with this address: https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl at ...
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How to patch a dormant windows 7 vm

I run windows 7 as a guest VM on an ubuntu Linux host. However I only start the VM rarely so there is a risk that Windows will have security holes until it is patched. Is it possible to patch the VM ...
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Firefox sometimes reporting insecure items on page with https

I have just installed a self-signed cert for usage on a test server and I added an exception in Firefox to trust it. When I load the page normally it shows the lock and all is fine; however if I ...
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How to secure a compromised virtual machine

I would like to run Windows in a virtual machine on my linux box. However, there is some concern from others on the same physical network that if the Windows box is compromised then they will ...
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Prevent unauthorized network connection

Can another computer (connected to Network B) gain access to my computer (connected to Network A through wifi) via any means? How can I protect myself from such unauthorized connections? I have the ...
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ActiveDirectory Update a user getting UnauthorizedAccessException

I have a script that updates user pictures. It works perfectly fine on my machine as I'm a Domain Admin. I want to schedule it to run on my SQL Server, but the account that is running the Agent ...
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Locate files relating to MS Security Essentials scan result

I just ran a MS Security Essentials scan on my computer. The results show two entries under "Allowed". I don't remember allowing any such items to run on my computer. How can I locate the files ...
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icacls on windows 7 not working, Permission denied when saving an image file

I have been trying to solve this for 2 hours, on linux this is very easy. Please kindly help me. I keep getting this error : file_put_contents(C:\xampp\htdocs\skripsi\images): failed to open stream: ...
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Strong and easy to remember password : Nonsense sentence or random chars? [closed]

I’ve been searching the web to have a secure and trust answer to that question: How can I know if my password is secure since I know a lot of websites do checks but none of them show the same result? ...
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DisableCAD local security policy on standalone Windows 7 machine reverts to Enable after reboot or logging out

I have been struggling for days trying to resolve this issue. We are required to have our users press ctrl+alt+delete to login to our systems. The local security policy has the "Interactive logon: Do ...
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How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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What is Same Origin Policy?

I was experimenting with the Cross Site Flashing Vulnerabilities in a web application. From there i heard this term for the first time. Can Someone Explain me the term Same-Origin Policy? If the topic ...
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How do I wipe a USB drive using dd on cygwin on Windows?

I am trying to use dd to wipe a usb drive using Cygwin on Windows. What should I use for the of argument? dd if=/dev/null of=?
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Cannot reconnect to mapped drives

Under Windows 7, I have mapped 4 drives, all of them pointing to my Synology 213j. Everything works fine, but when I restart, the system complaints that it cannot reconnect to mapped drives and I ...
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Actually erase browsing data. (Ok so I'm paranoid) [on hold]

While I'm not really worried about the law kicking my door in and siezing all my electronic devices, I do make it a regular habit to wipe my free space and browsing history. I currently use Piriform ...
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Is encrypting the password legal? Not using any hash methods [on hold]

I tried to login to my college social network site but I forgot my password so I clicked the "Forgot Password" link then an email has been sent. It stated in that email my username and the super duper ...
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BitLocker vs. Encrypting File System (EFS) on Windows 7

So BitLocker encrypts the entire hard drive, while EFS encrypts individual files. Is there any difference in the way that they implement the encryption? Do they both use your user account password as ...
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Has my outlook.com account been compromised? [migrated]

When I log in to my outlook.com email account I get this message: Clicking No..., because I did't request a security info change, shows this message: The last two digits match and old number of ...
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How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?

Scenario: After working with a confidential file (e.g. PDF a bank statement), you typed: rm my-confidential-file (or the famous Shift-Delete action in a GUI-based file browser such as nautilus) ...
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Is webinternetsecurity a threat to a network and how to remove completely?

I am in IT and one of our computer was detected to have a trojan virus. It was detected as Artemis!294D8BF17879. It turns out to be an application called WebInternetSecurity that appears to create ...