The protection of computer systems and information from threats such as theft or data destruction.

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How could you protect from Zero-day vulnerabilities

Have you heard about Zero-day vulnerabilities? How could it attack our system? Last day I have found out a blog, how to protect yourself from the Malware, Virus, and Ransomware https://nci.ca/what-...
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child application cannot read parent web.config

In IIS I have an important application (named treasure), with a child application (named blog). From security point of view, I decided to run both applications under their own application pools, and ...
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NTFS - allow a user to read, write and save an .xlsx file but not delete it or create new files and folders

I would like to allow a user to work with an already created Excel workbook -say A.xlsx- in a folder. It would be able to open, modify it and save it. It can not rename /delete it or other files nor ...
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Disabled “Run all administrators in admin approval mode” And now can't open any app

I disabled "Run all administrators in admin approval mode" in "Local security policy" to get rid of blue/yellow shields appearing on some icons and to get rid of prompts when I try to change something ...
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How to get notified when new clients are connected on my LAN?

Is there any solution which can allow me to store MAC's and IP's of my clients and notify me via email whenever a new one is connected? (Preferably for Windows) I know I can script it myself but ...
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Does BIOS logs event such as power on/off?

I would like to know if someone opened my notebook. Note: I can't use Windows Event Viewer because someone can just insert a Live CD Linux to boot the PC bypassing windows. So does the BIOS save any ...
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What cannot have redundancy\high availability\failover in a server?

I know some big companies such as IBM, Amazon, and governments require a high degree for availability and data retention with their servers. To achieve this they use redundancy. My question is, what ...
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AppArmor Profile audit [on hold]

Can someone audit my apparmor qbitorrent profile? I'm sorta new to apparmor and don't want to give away more permissions than necessary. Using Xubuntu 15.10. #include <tunables/global> /usr/...
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Are there tcp connections malicious?if yes how to stop them

TCP 127.0.0.1:62756 Rajat_Gupta:62757 ESTABLISHED TCP 127.0.0.1:62757 Rajat_Gupta:62756 ESTABLISHED TCP 192.168.1.35:59446 mistletoe:http CLOSE_WAIT TCP ...
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Network folder access control on shared machines with the same login

Let me start by saying I know this is a weird situation that I've inherited. So, thank you for trying to problem-solve this with me, and feel free to say, "You need to burn it all to the ground and ...
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What should she do (Security Advice)

I have a friend I speak to over IRC. Let her name be X. X is quite security conscious, but not tech-oriented. Her email password would have taken 4 quadrillion years to crack according to https://...
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Is it safe to edit the global PATH environment variable?

I just recently found out that I couldn't run mysql without typing out the whole path or being in the correct directory--unless I added the path to the PATH environment variable. I managed to do so ...
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What should I do after a suspected compromisation of my system? [duplicate]

I run a Debian Stretch box. I had mistakenly forgot to delete a guest account I opened for a, well, guest of mine, and I suspect my system may have been compromised using that account. I'm not ...
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Knowing when a key becomes compromised

I am trying to determine best practices for identifying a compromised key. I have had very little luck finding any material on this however was hoping there was some kind of service which would notify ...
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which Firefox plugin blocks comments on mmnews.de: Error 403 Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

I use Firefox 47.0.1 (latest) with those plugins: When I go to URL mmnews I receive error message Error 403 Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. ...
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Need to secure WiFi with a router

I am a 70 year old living in a condo and I am concerned that my Bell modem /router can be seen by many and my WiFi can be vulnerable for use by the public. I have read some answers to what seemed like ...
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How can I encrypt/decrypt an Autohotkey ( .ahk ) file on the fly?

I use autohotkey to put different password combinations into different apps or devices I access. I also have an RSA token for additional authentication. Using an .ahk file is not very safe security ...
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How to disable shield icon in windows 10? [duplicate]

Just installed windows 10 and I get these annoying shield icons whenever I create shortcuts to a desktop. What is causing it and how can I disable it for all icons? Edit: after suggested methods ...
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Why do i get alter message “Your connection is not private” very often

what does this error mean and am i supposed to be concerned bout it. How it can be fixed
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Switching Users without inputing passwords in windows 10

I have set up 2 users both as administrators. It is a home computer and we do not require password protection. I am the normal user and have managed to set up so that I login without having to enter ...
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Night owl security system

I have a night owl wired security system that has a DVR located in my shop/garage that is separate from my house. The internet modem is located inside the house building. Can I use a wireless router ...
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Can you run more than one Firefox profile instance at the same time? [duplicate]

I was thinking it would be a good idea to run administrative functions in a browser that isn't in the same firefox profile as the one I use for regular browsing. Is it possible to run more than one ...
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Adding mapped Sharepoint as a “Trusted Location” in Office 2016 for macro enabled files

Overview I'm trying to add a mapped Sharepoint Library to Trusted Location in Office for macro enabled files so end users don't have to select "Enable Macros" every time they launch the file. ...
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Questions about Microsoft Passport‏, Windows Hello and Passwords in Windows 10 [closed]

I have some questions regarding Microsoft Passport, specifically about how it is even possible to just not have any passwords, I'm not planning on using this technology, but I'm just curious and even ...
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SSD encryption the proper way

When encrypting devices it is always recommended to fill it with random data first, or it would become evident that the drive is encrypted and how much encrypted data there is. I've read that on an ...
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Is using Chrome extention safe?

is using Google Chrome browser extension plugin safe in terms of online shopping ,banking,privacy and security. i am an online shopper and excess to banking accounts regularly what i want to know is ...
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Any reasons not to upload / import gmail contacts into Twitter? [closed]

If I did give my Twitter account access to my my gmail contacts will I be able to control what happens with my information? I ask because I'm a bit worried Twitter might just automatically email ...
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Is 7Zip encryption as secure as AxCrypt?

Is it as secure to use 7Zip encryption to encrypt a file as it is AxCrypt? It's more convenient for me to use 7Zip, and I was wondering if I would be sacrificing any security that way.
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Firefox 47.0.1 - Allow insecure contents to be loaded from localhost

For my personal testing environment, I need to allow firefox to allow insecure content (in my specific case, allow a request to a non-https website). It is working from any website, but not from my ...
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Command to check IPV6=yes in ufw is in effect

We can set IPV6=yes by editing /etc/default/ufw to support monitoring of ipv6 packet transfer. But it will take effect only after ufw is disabled and enabled or reloaded. The question is Is there a ...
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Can I have Norton Security and Windows Defender running together on Windows 10? or should I deactivate Defender? (I am subscribed to Norton)

I have Norton Security running in my laptop with Windows 10, and Windows Defender keeps on telling me that I am not protected, and that I should activate and configure Defender. Since I have Norton (I ...
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What does “unified” windows 10 mean for malware/vulnerabilities?

If I understand the new windows 10 "unified" approach correctly, Microsoft is trying to use the same underlying layer for all windows 10 versions (desktop, tablet, phone, ...) so that the app store ...
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What is the correct folder permission to allow users to upload a file

What is the correct folder permission to allow users to upload a file in it ? As the example, it a normal user, press upload button on a website and i upload it on backend through a normal php-script. ...
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Allow only webcam on specific USB port

I am installing small webcam as CCTV outside of my house. It connects with USB, however the cable is not long enough. If I would buy extension cable then it will have USB female outside of my house, ...
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How to find type of device with mac address?

Recently, I find out that somebody uses my network traffic. I found his MAC address and now I wanna find full details of his device. I tried: http://www.macvendors.com/ and such this, but the response ...
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Provide an individual user with access to a specific web-site for windows-base IT [closed]

At work, I need access to youtube to watch some training material. My request to IT was denied on the grounds that it is not suitable for business use, however when I questioned them about this I got ...
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When Foxit PDF Cloud is unwanted: How can I disable “ConnectedPDF” at a Windows Terminal Server?

Abstract Since Version 8 the Foxit Reader every user gets this Starupscreen and is urged to connect to the PDF Cloud. This feature is unwanted on our customers terminal servers (and, as I suspect, ...
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Practical solution to not expose name of recipient of mail

There are some e-mails where I do not just want to hide the content I am writing, but also the information, whom I write with. I want to identify these people whose names I do not want to expose on my ...
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Encrypted Virtualbox VM in a Veracrypt Volume

If I want to secure the data in my Virtualbox VM... is it significantly more secure to set this as an encrypted VM (via Virtualbox's AES disk image encryption) AND place the VM image in a Veracrypt ...
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openVAS distributed architecture setup issues

Really hoping you can help as a college and I have spent over 2 days trying to work this out! We have a Ubuntu server with openVAS install using the guide on the ppa site. That works great. But I'd ...
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Do you have to care about ipv6 for security?

I currently have 2 IP : one ipv4 and one ipv6 meaning that both protocols can be used. I'm wondering whether it is dangerous from a security standpoint : If I make a set of rules for iptables (v4) ...
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TL-R860 v5 can't ignor or forbid ping packets

Although I checked both "Ignore Ping Packet From WAN Port" and "Forbid Ping Packet From LAN Port" and rebooted the router, my TL-R860 v5 (Firmware Version: 4.8.3 Build 120308 Rel.37973n) still replies ...
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can router factory reset be compromised? [closed]

Just wondering since all the topics mention that if you believe your router is infected you should do a reset after all other methods. But I wonder if the firmware is compromised, does upgrade the ...
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block all internet traffic and only allow manual added executables (Norton)

I would like to default block all my internet traffic. Therefore I have created within Norton a new data traffic regulation setting (ger.: Datenverkehrsregel) which blocks every income and outcome ...
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Is it worth to block inbound packets from a security standpoint?

If I block all the outgoing packets with iptables then in theory my system is safe since incoming packets won't be able to trigger data stealing. However those incoming packets can still exploit some ...
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Elementary OS calling home?

I was having a bit of a problem with the power that feeds my modem here. So, while I was solving the problem it disconnected the internet access. And the following screen popped up on the screen: ...
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Can i use a gethttpsforfree to create a valid certificate for locahost or intranet domain?

I have a webapp running in a public domain using a ssl certitifcate provided by https://gethttpsforfree.com/ It works like a charm. The problem is that sometimes i need to install this webapp ...
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Secure Public Wifi at Apartment with Personal Router?

I recently moved into an apartment and wifi is included in the rent; however, it is a public network for each building and is not secure. I currently own a router but I do not know how to use it to ...
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How is HTTPS browsing history monitored?

I am researching on how to monitor HTTPS browsing history. I am not a network person, so apologies if I sound ignorant in this issue. I googled the following questions below, but nothing substantial ...
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SSL Certificate error in Internet Explorer but not Firefox, Chrome or Edge

I have installed security certificates on 2 websites, which work perfectly in Firefox, Chrome and Edge but when accessing in Internet Explorer (10 and 11), users get the "There is a problem with this ...