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0answers
33 views

Protect a workstation from viruses without 3rd party software

I have a Windows 7 audiostation that I want to keep uncluttered from unnecessary software. However I need an active internet connection. Anti-virus software will bring its performance down, so I ...
2
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1answer
442 views

Was this a DoS, a hack attempt, or something else?

I ssh'd into my home server earlier because it was taking strangely long to respond to HTTP requests. I noticed that the shell prompt was also acting slow. So I typed top, and saw several instances of ...
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1answer
188 views

Can anyone on my network see a URL (for dynamic DNS updates) I'm accessing?

I'm using a dynamic DNS service provider that gives me a URL to access, and based on the IP address accessing that URL my dynamic hostname gets updated with that IP address. This is being run from a ...
3
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6answers
535 views

How do I firewall a machine against the local (wireless) network while still allowing the machine to route internet traffic?

I have a shared DSL connection, and I know that some of the users constantly get their computers infected, so I worry about network security. My computer is the only one wired to the modem (which is ...
2
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4answers
355 views

how to add remotely controllable machine to home network, without sacrificing network security?

The following setup: I would like to add a machine (running windows server 2008 r2) to our home network, such that this machine has access to the internet, and such that it can be accessed (with full ...
2
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1answer
540 views

Secure alternatives to VPN?

I need a way to access my home network (well, specifically just one server on the network) from anywhere. Usually I would use Himachi (free VPN client, made things very easy) but it has since become ...
2
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2answers
581 views

Home Network, VPN & Security

At the moment, my home network is comprised of 5 computers (3 laptops and 2 desktops), one of which is running Windows Server 2008 and works as a home repository for some of our files. We access the ...
2
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1answer
667 views

Best Practices Security Guide For Desktop/Home Network

I'm trying to find, a 'Unified Theory' on desktop security. Over the last few years, I've run into a bunch of really common problems. My little sister's laptop got infected with malware. My e-mail ...
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1answer
219 views

How to print routing table?

I am sharing ADSL with other people, and do not have access to the router. Is there a way that I can print the routing table from the router without credentials to access the router? ...because I ...
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4answers
1k views

How to properly secure a wireless home network

I'm soon going to be setting up a wireless network for me and some buddies and (hopefully) making it secure. I have some questions and concerns regarding this and figured someone here could give me a ...
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6answers
563 views

Protecting kids online [duplicate]

My eldest child is at the age where she will start using the web for school work and general interest. What can I do to protect her from encountering inappropriate content, while browsing the web ...
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2answers
6k views

How to limit internet traffic in some computers of my home network?

I'm sharing my home wireless network, using a DIR-655 Wireless Router with 3 other people (2 using windows machines and one use mac laptop, I also use a mac laptop). I need to know how can I limit ...
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3answers
579 views

Safe access to my home network subversion repository

I have a subversion server setup on my home network (windows). I'd like to open a port in my router/firewall and allow access to it from the net. What do I need to do to make sure I don't put both ...