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1answer
22 views

Why can`t we treat SSL Certs like Pgp keys instead of trusting CAs?

I am dumb and stupid and I do not know all the technical aspects of SSL and server/client side implications and implementations. However I understand them good enough from user point of view to use ...
0
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1answer
14 views

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 ...
4
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2answers
272 views

Connection to Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc. compromised via all devices on my home network - How?

I'm a very computer savvy guy (although not very networking savvy), and I may still be wrong about this, but I think my home network may be compromised somehow. I'd like to know if it's possible for ...
0
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1answer
79 views

What are the recommended internet security measures to take? [closed]

I have built a special-purpose server, the only purpose of this server is to download some data from a remote(internet) data feeder and then do some data processing. The only internet connection I ...
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1answer
111 views

How to know what program uses which bandwith. [duplicate]

From few days my Internet connection is being used by some application internally by my system. I want to know which application is using it? I used Task Manager to see which resource is using ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Name resolution for the name…timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded

I am getting this message in system event during my PC startup Name resolution for the name website.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded. And another same message ...
2
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3answers
7k views

Blocked because of IPS attack

When I browse to a website it shows me an error message like Blocked because of IPS attack An attack was detected, originating from your system. Please contact the system administrator. The ...
0
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1answer
489 views

Force the use of OpenDNS with an Edimax router

I am using an Edimax router on my home network and have set the default DNS addresses to those of OpenDNS's Family Shield. But now I realise the protection is safe only if I force the use of OpenDNS ...
0
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1answer
296 views

TCPview: Some strange process?

I just install the TCPview to check if there are any abnormalities in my computer connections, and there are something looks strange: There are 2-3 process that show the following status from time to ...
0
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1answer
149 views

getting “This Connection is Untrusted” often. with www.myopenid.com for instance

This seems like a security problem because the sites that it complains about should (I think) be trustworthy. For instance, I got the message trying to authenticate a login to openid. This ...
0
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5answers
566 views

What to do before connecting Ubuntu Server to the internet for the first time?

I just finished installing Ubuntu Server 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC 1000H (to be used as a home server/sandbox) from USB. I installed this software during installation: OpenSSH server LAMP server Samba ...
2
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2answers
86 views

Why is it safe to view pictures in e-mails from a browser but not from a mail client?

Mail clients have an option that is turned on by default to not display pictures in emails for security reasons. However browsers will always automatically display pictures in emails. Why is viewing ...
1
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1answer
164 views

How to use internet anonymously [closed]

Let's say someone has decided to track my internet actively. He knows my email and Skype id. How do I work on internet securely? What kind of software do I need to cover my tracks? Also how to prevent ...
0
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1answer
440 views

How I can view and block specific applications temporarily from accessing Internet?

I don't want to block any application permanently from accessing internet. I just want to block some specific applications for a particular time period to gain speed in running some other. I know ...
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1answer
82 views

How many “drive by” viruses were discovered in the last couple of years? [closed]

I mean those that infect by only viewing a website or clicking a link. Not those that you have to click "Download" in the Windows dialog. I want to know how important are virus definition updates in ...
0
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3answers
131 views

Is there a real possibility of “drive-by” getting malware? [closed]

I know malware can be gotten by downloading and running stuff, but is there a real possibility of just viewing a webpage and getting one? I'm not using IE. Please give some support to your answer. ...
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9answers
5k views

Why is the Internet said to be an untrusted network?

From Wikipedia In computer security, a DMZ (sometimes referred to as a perimeter networking) is a physical or logical subnetwork that contains and exposes an organization's external services ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Which Windows services and startup programs can I disable/modify to optimize performance/security?

For Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7: I use this stand-alone (no LAN) computer at home exclusively to browse the internet, nothing else!.. I have another computer I use for development and testing ...
1
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1answer
764 views

Questions about how proxy servers & VPNs work [closed]

I have a couple of questions that are related to security. Correct me if i'm wrong :) If I want to request something (ex: visiting www.google.com): my computer will request that then it will go ...
0
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0answers
555 views

Disable Protected mode in Internet Explorer Security options

I need a small help to disable the protected mode in IE 8. Here is my scenario. I have admin rights on my machine, but I am not able to disable Protected mode. When I Run IE as Administrator also, I ...
2
votes
3answers
229 views

What is the advantage of using SSL?

If I connect using a DSL line, what advantage do I have in using SSL (for "minor" activities (like banking, to exclude espionage, top-secret-business plans)) ? I assume that most people will not ...
0
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2answers
562 views

Internet Blackouts - Random Timeouts in Intervals

Currently we are having random time outs on our internet connection. I can confirm this by pinging google.com/yahoo.com and other sites and I see the connection work for about 10 - 12 requests, then ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Downloaded archive's contents blocked if uncompressed from the shell, but unblocked if uncompressed from the command line [closed]

Let's say we have a hello.zip archive containing a hello.ps1 file. My question isn't specific to PowerShell, I'm merely using a PowerShell script as an example. Upload hello.zip to a server. ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Prevent all scripts, images and file downloads on unsafe sites

Is there any way that I can disable all scripts, images, and file downloads on websites that Web of Trust marks as unsafe (according to my settings)? I am using Firefox 8 (64-bit) on Windows 7.
20
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4answers
27k views

How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer?

I've read that they can see what sites your viewing or even access your computer if you're connected on the same WIFI connection but how exactly?
3
votes
3answers
77 views

Is there diminished security with having both non-encrypted and encrypted webpages open simultaneously?

Context: I typically have multiple tabs/instances of Firefox running at the same time; most of these are over plain unencrypted webpages. Often, however, I remember I need to purchase an item, or do ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
3
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3answers
691 views

Risks of using WiFi instead of Cable Internet

I want to know what are the risks of using the WiFi internet instead of the cable. why the cable is more secure ? why the the WiFi is more vulnurable ?
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4answers
2k views

My son recently bought Pogoplug, are there any known security risk?

So far any search for Pogoplug security risk does not bring up anything alarming. Just wondering if anyone else has run across any mention of security issues with this device.
2
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4answers
967 views

How much data can packet sniffer steal?

I know a packet sniffer is really powerful. It can sniff out password and images and so on. Can it sniff URL too? Meaning, if I put my authentication in URL instead of a cookie, will sniffer be able ...
4
votes
4answers
300 views

How can I prevent filesharing in an internet cafe?

Hey, I'm in a youth facility that has a small open internet cafe (12 PCs with Windows XP). They got a lawsuit after someone downloaded copyrighted content. We are now searching for solutions to ...
1
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3answers
357 views

Looking for a new, free firewall (Sunbelt has a huge hole)

I've been using Sunbelt Personal Firewall v. 4.5 (previously Kerio). I've discovered that blocking Firefox connections in the configuration doesn't stop EXISTING Firefox connections. (See my post ...
6
votes
6answers
2k views

Is it safe to put a Mac directly on the internet?

In the past I have always run a NAT router between my Windows PC's and the internet. I'm wondering if I still need this or whether the OSX firewall is good enough to let me put a Mac directly on the ...
0
votes
4answers
242 views

Do not Save Ip Address in ISP

I want Use a way to do not Save My Ip Address in ISp.I want Use a Secure Connection with No Spy. Edit: Hide IP Software Can Help me? Last Edit: VPN Connection Can Help me? Web Based Proxy ...
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1answer
38 views

Wireless Internet Security Guidline

I Have a Wireless Internet in Windows 7. I want use a Secure Connection. What Security tips i can Use to have a secure Connection.
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3answers
306 views

Can a net-savvy forum member hack into another user's computer? when

you never had any direct correspondence you have PM'ed the person (not email) I suppose they can hack into the forum itself and then from there get your IP and hack into your computer?
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3answers
173 views

Wireless Hotspot Vulnerabilities on BBC Watchdog

I watched a program on the BBC last night that highlighted the risks of using any public wireless hotspot. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/29/wifi-watchdog-hotspot-security-vulnerable ...
3
votes
6answers
423 views

How safe is this computer from intrusion? [closed]

Single computer with dynamic IP assigned by ISP, running on Ubuntu 9.04 Live CD, using Firefox, all ports in stealth mode, does not repond to pinging. How safe is this machine from intrusion when ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to split two networks for one Internet connection

I have a single Internet connection and I'd like to create two networks to access it. Network #1: WiFi accessible Network #2: Wired, not accessible from Network #1, but can still get to the Internet ...
10
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7answers
282 views

How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc? Update: For my work, I use Internet Explorer on Windows and ...