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

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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 ...
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Why can something like CheatEngine work?

CheatEngine is a program that can basically read any address in memory and write a different value to it. The reason for its existance is mainly to cheat in video games by altering values like ...
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Deny external access to services on a Linux server when no ssh session has been established

I am trying to configure my Debian based VPS to only allow access to certain services (ports) from a given IP when there is an established ssh session originating from this IP. Is there an easy way of ...
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Can I stop a format disc operation midway?

I'm formating a new HDD (Toshiba 1TB from NTFS to FAT32) to fit it on my old PS3. But it's taking a lifetime to get the thing done... Meanwhile I found on the internet some tutorials using other ways ...
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Is it safe to download DLLs?

From the title, the question you may assume I'm asking is "Can DLLs be malicious?" But I'm really asking if the mere act of downloading a malicious DLL can pose a threat to the security of one's ...
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Creating a personal thumb drive

So the thing I want to do is to create a usb drive that contains my important personal stuff. In essence, I want to be able to have access to everything on a random (safe) linux that I go to. I may ...
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Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?

I recently went through the tiresome process of changing all of my passwords to something more secure. I did as it is generally recommended nowadays — I made it 16 characters long, including symbols, ...
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Using nmap responsibly towards learning and understanding the restrictions to safeguard myself?

I hope this thread doesn't get yanked to fast and if you have any negative feedback for me in asking this question please take it easy on me as I'm just a beginner trying to learn more in the most ...
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How can I stop hackers to hack my server again and again? [closed]

Basically I own a Counter Strike 1.6 Server.We use Plugin Ultimate Bans to ban any hacker trying to hack into the game. Basically it bans IP address of the client hacking into the game. Hackers are ...
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execute script with sudo and check security

I have a script, which I need to execute with sudo. #!/bin/bash cp "$@" /destionation/dir Is it a good script or someone can bypass the restriction destination dir ? Thanks for suggestions.
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How to prevent data from being copied at least within windows

How to prevent data from being copied on windows 7 with password.I saw on a computer store,that when you insert a pen drive and try to copy and paste or cut and paste a file,it prompts for username ...
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What does this hex value mean in source column within NETMON?

I am using NETMON to try and figure out why my local network is running so slow. I think it may be related to a system logged into it, but in order to not draw attention to my task i have been ...
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TCP traffic normalization

BitSquatting is not new but it’s relatively new. This type of attack relies on a random bit that switches from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0 inside a RAM. Because of this even though you try to access domain ...
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Bitlocker and wireless security

I would like to know if my laptop is bitlocker enabled, and I use it to access internet based services through public wireless connections, can a hacker steal cookies from me and pose as me despite ...
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scary adware , all links in websites using google analytics goes to ad page

i had no problem until yesterday but today i noticed when i click any links it redirects me to http://www.ultrafiles.net/7cc02b3a/url/MY-LINK-HERE which looks like this: the picture above i tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't really forget wireless networks

I have recently noticed that wireless networks I have previously connected to and removed from my known wireless list are still being searched by my wireless card. The networks do not appear in ...
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Windows security vs Linux [closed]

Most people argue that Linux are safer because generally you don't log with root privilegesso a virus can't do much damage(or damage at all)Can't the same concept be applied in Windows as well, since ...
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Clear IE10 AppCache Security request

Unsure if this is more suited in StackOverflow. ?? My website is using the AppCache API. When IE users open it the first time a confirmation box pops up saying something like: "Allow this website to ...
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How do I disable trusted browsers check in facebook? [closed]

Recently, I enabled the trusted browsers feature, but now I want to disable it. I went to disable the feature and it doesn't appear to give me that option. How do I turn this feature off, so I won't ...
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Password Protect Recycle Bin

Is there any way to password protect my Recycle Bin so that whatever I delete no body can restore it except me. or any other method by which I can protect my Recycle Bin.
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'net stats server' has password violations

I've been messing with Windows net commands on my personal PC and noticed something. I ran net stats server and the result showed 106 Password Violations. This is quite odd since I logged on to the ...
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Securing my internet accounts: fast multiple logout?

I have 3 devices: A desktop PC, A notebook, A mobile device with Android. My most visited websites (web applications) are: Google, Gmail, Facebook, Assembla, Cloudforge, Flickr, IMDB, ...
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Is it possible for a root user to watch others' shell session secretly in live?

I see a similar question on stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1353253/linux-terminal-how-to-capture-or-watch-other-terminal-session Someone recommends conspy. However, it seems that ...
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Protected from attacks through Skype

I know that people can find your IP through Skype and try to DDOS it and take your Internet down for a couple of minutes or hours. What I would like to know is: How many people need to DDOS you at ...
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Specifying number of hacking attempts performed on home PC

While reading about SSH https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys one thing caught my eye: My computer - a perfectly ordinary desktop PC - had over 4,000 attempts to guess my password and ...
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How to spoof the MAC on a wifi, Linux Mint 17, with NM?

I can't find a reliable way to spoof my mac. If I use the "clone MAC address" on network manager (I use Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon), I can't connect to my wifi. I tried everything, unless I remove the ...
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Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
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IE will not open relative local (offline) files

I have an issue with a client, where their IE (11) is not opening relative CSS/JS content to an offline HTML file. This obviously causes the offline HTML site to not work. I have tested on our own IE ...
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My WD My Book World (blue rings) is not accessable

My drive shows up under the network devices. When I click on it a windows security pop-up shows asking for my network username and password to connect to the drive. I have tried I am running windows ...
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Is this not a security issue to be connected to the internet during the installation of ubuntu?

Is it not a security flaw if you use internet connection while installing ubuntu?
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Is it possible to restrict access to certain URLs for individual programs?

I have a certain use case where I want to whitelist a list of URLs that a certain application can access. In other words, I want to sandbox it, but don't have access to blocking or white listing those ...
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Can 'ping' requests still be used for a DoS attack?

I was reading this question, and couldn't help noticing this part of one of the answers: On the Internet, ping of death is a denial of service (DoS) attack caused by an attacker > deliberately ...
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How can I add an LDAP directory to all Outlook profiles? (SMIME directory)

I need my Windows based Outlook users to be able to look up an SMIME certificate from this LDAP directory How can I automatically (via scripting or policy) modify an Outlook profile to include this? ...
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solution for sending/receiving emails from my own domain

since I am not into mailing yet - I wanted to ask the community. I got domains which are linking on several vServer / dedicated Server. I use those server in general for Webapplications & Hosting ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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Instead of forwarding ports, is there a way to set up SSH on routers so I would have to login to my local network?

Instead of forwarding ports, is there a way to set up SSH on routers so I would have to login to my local network? I've been hacked, I think, and I'm no longer comfortable opening ports. Is there a ...
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Pen Testing a process control system?

I am planning to perform a penetration test on a process control system that is not facing the internet (for a project at work.) I have some ideas on how to perform a basic pen test (port scanning, ...
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Could secured but unencrypted real vnc server been used to hack me?

Someone hacked my ebay / paypal and gmail. In gmail they added a rule to delete notifications from ebay / paypal. Then they proceeded to buy $5k worth of mac book airs over the last week. I just ...
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Multihop SSH connections not showing up in lastlog

We all know that adding the following to your .ssh/config file will allow seamless ssh hopping through a gateway host: Host *.internal.workdomain.com ProxyCommand ssh gateway.workdomain.com nc %h ...
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What is the difference between ATA Secure Erase and Security Erase? How can I ensure they worked?

I'd like to wipe a stack of drives (spinning and SSD) securely. I'm familiar with the ATA Secure Erase (SE) command via hdparm, but I'm not sure if I should use the Security Erase (SE+) command ...
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Failed PCI DSS Compliance [migrated]

I got this from my compliance check results. To me it looks like my router is responding to their test but I'm not sure where to go . ( might be off track completely though) Description: PCI DSS ...
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Restricted logins + almost all ports closed : secure?

Context : I plan to travel. I want to make a little cloud with my personal server. I wish I could d/l some of my files and eventually upload some files which will not be executed and the whole is ...
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How do I fix the CVE-2014-0224 OpenSSL vulnerability?

I just scanned my site with this tool and it said my site was vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224. How do I fix it? Do I need to get a new cert issued? The one I have I purchased from enom. Is it their ...
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Stolen Windows 8 Toshiba P855-5102 - Bitlocker enabled?

One of my users had his laptop stolen last weekend. I am trying to validate that the hard drive was encrypted. Unfortunately, I cannot find the Recovery Key for this particular machine. My ...
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Should TLS be used for email on localhost?

I have an application (written in PHP) which sends email using SMTP and runs on the same system as the email server. Are there any security concerns about using port 25 on localhost rather than port ...
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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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Is KVM Over IP the same as an IPMI?

The reason I ask is because my provider gives me an IP that I go to and I can login and access my server via a web interface on a public IP. Recently, there has been a lot of hacks via exploits to ...
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how to prevent users from listing folders they do not have access to on windows 2012 RDS

I have configured windows 2012 RDS and grant access to differnt users access remotely. I need to find a ways of preventing users from viewing that some folders exisits when they are not allowed to ...
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What would be the role of a Raspberry Pi hooked to a harddisk and a VPN?

I'm trying to troubleshoot the network at the SME of my girlfriend: the previous network admin was more or less trying to blackmail them (for example refusing to give the passwords of the various ...