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

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Data security during laptop repair

Recently bought a new laptop with an extended warranty. Wondering if when a laptop needs to be sent in to the manufacturer for a repair (specifically a hardware repair), is it ok to remove the hard ...
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Give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall

How can a we give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall? We're having a Windows setup, and using Windows Server 2012 for managing domain group policies.
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Is there a way to track Tor browsing activities?

I'm an admin on a Windows 8.1 computer and I want to know if I can see what another user is doing on Tor. Would I just use Microsoft Family Safety? I know that the government can spy on Tor, but can ...
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Can anyone analyze this “seemingly malicious redirecting” Web Address? [on hold]

A few months ago, I had to suffer from Hacking,Spyware, Viruses, Worms. After a lot of struggle, I cleared it all with MSE, Kaspersky, AVG, MalwareBytes(currently) and improving my browsing habits. ...
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SonicWALL Net Extender, security?

I'm new to SonicWALL. How secure is the SonicWALL Net Extender? It seems to be using PTPP, but calls it SSL VPN, are they different. Am I secure? If its bad, whats better? Thanks
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Why My Game Server Get Blocked From Internet? [on hold]

I have a CS:GO Game Server , And I think it gets Block from the whole internet by data center and it become interanet and it can't connect to steam servers so it become insecure and no one will be ...
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How to view/monitor another WSUS server from an existing WSUS server?

Scenario: I work for an organisation which has an office in the UK and another (smaller) office in Kenya. Our UK office has a WSUS server which sends out updates to every computer on the domain ...
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Is It There Any Way To Prevent Users From Creating God Mode Folders

we were working on a small company where IT policy have been implemented with restrictions like disabling wallpaper changes etc, But recently one of my company employee have just created godmode ...
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Quirky Network Behavior

I have a situation where I have to support several remote sites, and one in particular is giving me fits. Some symptoms are: If I log the user out remotely, I lose connection to the network, even ...
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Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?

I have a tricky question about whole disk encryption and its respective backups ,particularly TrueCrypt, for which I have never found a great answer: What method do you recommend/use for create ...
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Can I use fingerprint reader to login through SonicWall

One of the directors didnt know where to put his head. So he introduced new security measures. Now I have to type login and password every time I login into the office VPN (I work from home so it is ...
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How to completely erase personal data from Mac

I use browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari, personal data such as passwords are stored on them. Passwords are stored in Mac Keychain as well. What is the easiest and reliable way to completely and ...
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Can the TRESOR linux kernel patch (against cold boot attacks) be applied against recent kernels? [closed]

Some time ago, I read about TRESOR; a linux kernel patch, that could prevent cold boot attacks by letting encryption be taken care of by CPU not RAM. I have read the instructions on their homepage, ...
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Audit Policy Windows Server

I am trying to implement a freeware (fullversion) an alternate to audit policy on my windows Server 2012 (VPS). Please suggest a list of freeware available on the same behalf
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Enforcing RC4 cipher and testing enabled ciphers with OpenSSL

I am trying to enable and enforce the RC4 cipher on Apache 2.4. I checked the Apache SSL HOWTO. It says the RC4 cipher can be enabled in the two ways below: SSLCipherSuite ...
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Bypass Windows 10 UAC “This app has been blocked for your protection.”

I ran into this problem when trying to install the USB (MTP) drivers for my Samsung Galaxy S4. Windows will not run the driver installer. It seems the reasoning is the publisher is not trusted. My ...
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Can VPN steal passwords from client?

If I subscribe to a vpn service, then use it and log in to paypal, type my password there and everything... can they see it? if i'm not mistaken the password is sent to the vpn server, and the vpn ...
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where does chrome store credit card data in linux?

Where did chrome store my auto filled credit card data ?As its not encrypted and stored as plain text so I fear my security might be at risk, where does the chrome stores all of my auto fill google ...
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Looking for a Laptop with Particular Hacker-Friendly Features [closed]

I'm hoping to take a shot at some sysadmin and security certs relatively soon-ish. Specifically, I'd like to start with RHCSA, LPIC-2, and the exam portion of a CISSP cert — maybe take a stab at CEH, ...
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Are these Snort rules redundant?

I was looking through the community.rules made available on the Snort web page, and noticed these two rules: Rule @ line 2643: alert udp $HOME_NET any -> any 53 (msg:"BLACKLIST DNS request for ...
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Thunderbird: Error: imap.server.com : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

I'm getting this error when checking my mail, and I can't download my mail. I recently updated Thundirbird yesterday, but it restarted and was working fine for many hours. I saw this question: How to ...
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How can I block my PC from receiving/sending any communication with Russian IPs? [closed]

I recently had a scare when a Russian scammer was able to download a keylogger to my PC when I clicked on a game invite sent to me via steam (they cloned a friends account so it looked genuine). Now ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Prevent chrome from asking admin password while showing stored passwords

How to prevent google chrome from asking admin rights whenever showing stored passwords? Problem : we were group of people whom work at small organization whom always store passwords for some ...
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Effective methods to prevent unauthorized access to my windows system

Problem : I have my windows machine where i used to randomly change password for 15 days,i fear that my friends might hack/misuse my pc with windows password reset tools [normally it would be used ...
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Multi-factor authentication to 2012 RDS farm, preferably client certs?

Wonder if anybody can give me a steer on this. We use RDS quite heavily but I would like to enhance the security of it, VPN is an option but I would prefer to avoid if possible. Ideally what I'd ...
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How do I open tox.db for clients for the secure Tox network?

I made an issue in one of the Githubs for Tox, but I don't know whether the developers have time to deal with it. https://github.com/notsecure/uTox/issues/1091 There's this file called tox.db that ...
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Unusual files in temp folder UBUNTU SERVER 14.04

I have unusual files in ubuntu tmp folder. Can any one shed some light on it and what could be my prevention steps. In temp folder there are 2 file named Script and URL When I nano script file: ...
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How to eliminate background network activity on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 . I want to configure my machine so that the only network activity that happens on my machine is the activity that I explicitly trigger (e.g. web requests made with a ...
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Is it true that Microsoft doesn't allow more than 16 characters in their Hotmail password? [migrated]

I'm trying to change my Hotmail password after a breach in LastPass but it doesn't seem to work. So I'm curious if Microsoft has a limit of 16 characters for a password? If so, this is very insecure ...
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What is the name of Windows service which makes the drive unbootable when moved to the other computer? [closed]

My notebook might break anytime soon. I know that there is or at least was a Windows service(not BitLocker, it starts with an 'E') that disables possibility of simply moving hard drive to another ...
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Server being compromised CentOS 7

I recently got a VPS with OVH, it was only Two pounds so I thought why not, when I started to play with it I noticed that I was getting alot of failed login reports, about 5 thousand a day... now when ...
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How to disable the security policy of check point VPN-1 endpoint security on Mac OS X?

To connect to company network via IPSec VPN there is a software called Endpoint Security from Check Point. I use Release E80.60 The version under windows has the option to disable the client firewall ...
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Forwarded port 4433 to my PC's IP

On my router ASUS RT-N18U is port 4433 forwared to my PC's IP address. I've not done this and I don't know what does is mean. Should I be worried? EDIT: And also ports 60868 and 46153
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How can I detect activity in a certain hour on Windows 7?

Is there a way on Windows 7 to detect if there was any human activity in a certain hour? My question is not if the computer was in sleep mode - I know it was awake since it was running a torrent ...
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Configure Port security in access interface and vlan interface

I have data vlan and voice vlan in the same port in all of the ports on my cisco switch. I want to configure port security in the swith. Here is my question, do I have to configure port security in ...
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Mirror Raid to Single Harddisk ACPI BIOS in the system is not fully compliant with the ACPI

My server used to be setup as a Mirror which means the 2nd harddisk would take the image of 1st harddisk. In anycase 1st harddisk is dead, 2nd harddisk would take over. It wasn't setup by me & ...
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Prevent processes from reading userspace

I was trying to read and write values from a process with a program (ceserver, part of the CheatEngine project) which both ran in user-space (without root). I didn't expect it to work, however ...
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Website security certificate page not shown

I access an https:// blackberry website for administration with two different pc, on pc1 appear the security certificate webpage where i can choose to close the webpage or continue (not recommended); ...
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Application isolation on windows

Primary question: Is there a way for full unattended read/write application isolation for Windows? I'd like to run untrusted applications like I open untrusted web pages in browser and prevent them ...
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Encryption and Wake-on-LAN [closed]

What I want: I have a storage server that can be turned on remotely via WoL. Now I want to encrypt the data stored on the server without losing the ability to turn the server on remotely While I do ...
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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
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OSX - Custom lockscreen incorrect password script

As you probably know, in Mac OS X you can enable a lock screen when waking from sleep, where the user enters their password. I am looking for a way of running an Automator.app workflow when an ...
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How do I secure the network of an outside the house IP-camera

I have 3 IP-Camera's outside my house, they are all connected via network(RJ45) to my 8 port POE switch (D-LINK XXXX). The POE switch is connected to a 18 port switch (D-LINK XXXX), and finally that ...
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how to find IP address in Nat configured Vm using bridged network vm?

Here i have question is Bridged network vm is Kali linux Nat network vm is linux version os installed. Please let me know one thing how to find Nat configured machine IP using Kali linux vm's ...
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rogue process? sourceforge.net in processes :S

Weird, I found this in activity monitor, seems strange... any thoughts?
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How do malicious/scam websites match your obscure search entries on Google?

I was just checking out a piece of Python code when I searched for "from turtle import right, left, forward, speed, exitonclick, hideturtle" on Google Without looking further I just clicked on the ...
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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how can I secure my nexxt wireless router with a password so that nobody but myself can have accessto the router [duplicate]

How can I secure my Nexxt wireless router by installing a password so that only myself can connect to the router. I am not very computer literate and would like the simplest way to do this.