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Can Juniper's Network Connect SSL VPN software access information on a Windows client PC?

Looking for some help with the questions below. 1) Can the Juniper Network Connect VPN client be used to gather information on the client PC? 2) Does the Juniper Network Connect VPN client support ...
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I'm using Chrome and Chrome Sync; does Google have access to my passwords?

I've been using Chrome (and Chrome Sync) for many years now. Does that mean Google, the owner of Chrome, knows all my passwords? I ask because I realized that Google owns Chrome, and also, it is a ...
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1answer
77 views

Adding a startup password to a browser

In my work computer, I like to stay logged into my email accounts, Facebook etc. However, I am concerned that someone might get into my computer when I am away (e.g. an administrator can log into my ...
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37 views

Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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My ISP is rewriting google.com's DNS entry. how can I circumvent?

I am in Thailand, and my ISP is ToT, and I am using Windows. When I do a nslookup for google.com, I get the following: C:\Windows\System32>nslookup DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 ...
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364 views

If I'm downloading through a proxy on a virtual machine is my anonymity being jeopardized?

I run a win7 VM on OS X. I am running it with vmare fusion.I have utorrent on my VM and it use a socks5 proxy (setup in the utorrent connection settings) for everything it downloads. Thats all I use, ...
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353 views

How do I know If my traffic is getting logged in VPN

My corporate uses Juniper VPN connection. How could I know if they are tracking all my network activities. If I use vpn I can asses almost all sites, unlike in office. Thanks a lot.
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1answer
193 views

How can I know if an application reads my hardware fingerprint?

I would like to know (for security and privacy reasons) if a certain Windows 7 desktop program actually reads my hardware fingerprint including hard drive serial number, CPU serial number, or any ...
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120 views

How to be anonymous & secure in our new online world

Assuming these steps are done, what else can be done to get a maximum of anonymity Use a VPN like ZenMates chrome plugin so your public IP is obfuscated Use an alternative DNS server so official ...
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751 views

Secure PC-to-PC voice call without going through a server [closed]

I want to voice-chat to a friend over the Internet. (Video would be a nice bonus.) I want the conversation to be private and I do not trust Skype, Google, etc., so I want it encrypted end-to-end. ...
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1answer
583 views

Should I encrypt a hardware RAID5 on my homeserver? How? [closed]

For my homeserver, I am planning on getting a RAID 5 with four 3TB drives (9 TB usable space). Now I am wondering whether I should encrypt this RAID. The danger of someone getting physical access to ...
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199 views

What anti-keylogging programs can you use when using public PCs

Are there anti-keylogging programs that can keep you safe while you are using a public PC terminal? Do they exist and what are these? I like to know that I am safe when entering data on a public PC ...
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259 views

Will running parallel sessions of firefox and tor compromise anonymity?

I am using Tor browser bundle for anonymity. I have to login into cyberoam with my credentials first to use internet. If I use firefox for login to start using internet and then start tor, will it ...
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8answers
566 views

Hiding my personal documents from the IT department [closed]

I have a laptop from my job, a large corporation, and I would like to use it for my personal needs and documents as well. The laptop goes with me everywhere and it's comfortable. However, I am not ...
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How do effective FULL removal of TOR from Ubuntu 12.04

After installing TOR, privoxy & anonproxy on my system, I found out that some functions on my browser had become unavailable and I didn't found the way to solve all the issues there, so I decided ...
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What do these shared folder settings mean?

I just got a new pc from work and when I check the shared folders from computer management section I see that there are 4 share names: Admin$ C:\Windows, type windows with the description remote ...
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1answer
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Are images viewed on my screen while using Tor/Firefox combo saved somewhere on my computer?

If an image is not saved while viewing it in Tor, what happens to it when the Tor browser is shut down? Is there a copy/thumbnail saved somewhere, or a reference to it on the hard drive? Does a ...
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279 views

Is there a Windows utility to delete contents of RAM left by an application? [closed]

Ideally, this utility would know where in physical RAM an application was and completely clear its contents when it's closed. Does anyone know of such a utility?
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2answers
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How do I make my folders inaccessible by other administrator accounts on Windows 8?

I want to make my folders private, so that they can only be accessed after logging in with my own account, but be inaccessible by other local accounts, even the administrator accounts. I have a PC ...
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1answer
110 views

Strategies in protecting your SSH keys in case of laptop theft

Is there any cool tool that encrypts your ssh keys and locks it down when you shutdown or put your computer to sleep? So in case someone steals your laptop, they can't get into your servers etc.?
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374 views

How Do Online Virus Scanners Work? [closed]

I have seen a lot on free online virus scanners available online lately. I was considering trying one of them out, but I have a question. If I have company word documents, excel spreadsheets, etc on ...
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1answer
128 views

How to wipe a specific region of a hard drive partition?

I need to wipe (securely erase) a specific part (the last third) of a partition, wiping the whole partition free space is not an option (as other regions contain deleted data that must stay ...
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2answers
220 views

How to make sure nothing is shared from Windows 8?

One of much praised features as I read in Windows 8 is sharing. I do not use any social networking and I don't want to share (however I use SkyDrive to keep some of my files accessible from different ...
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2answers
1k views

Can VPN or TOR protect me from my ISP [closed]

For connecting to internet I need to open the ISPs website and login. I believe during this my IP address can be tracked. So how will VPN or TOR help here. If not any other solution?
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1answer
162 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 ...
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1answer
1k views

Can javascript be used to extract ones IP if they're using a VPN?

If you're using a vpn, is it possible for a 3rd party website to use javascript or any other means to extract your real IP address? Or is there no way for them to know your real IP as long as you're ...
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2answers
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How do you block referrer logging in Google Chrome?

I've searched though all the settings I can find in Chrome but can't determine how to disable referrer logging for both HTTP and HTTPS requests. How can I do this?
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2answers
261 views

Security and encryption with OpenVPN

The UK government is trying to implement man-in-the-middle attack systems in order to capture header data in all packets. They are also equipping the "black boxes" they will use with technology to see ...
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1answer
209 views

Does javascript have access to my bookmarks and history?

I'm using RefControl addon for firefox, to avoid sending the referer in the headers. But now I'm wondering if the previous page or even my full history can be viewed by websites with javascript. And ...
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3k views

How to hide Browser Plugin Details in firefox for more privacy?

I'm trying to trick the results in this page to have more privacy/anonymity: https://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes So far the best I could do is change the user agent, with the ...
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2answers
250 views

Why does Tor disable all plugins?

Why should I care about plugins? Isn't it possible to tunnel all the browser traffic through the Tor VPN? I read somewhere that Flash and Javascript can 'phone home' and reveal my real IP, and ...
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2answers
2k views

Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
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1answer
8k views

How to disable “Download scanning protection” of new Chrome-17?

In recent update of Google Chrome internet browser (in stable channel), there is a new security/privacy option: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2012/02/faster-browsing-safer-downloading.html In ...
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3answers
14k views

Does using Tor prevent my ISP/sysadmin from seeing what sites I visit?

Does using The Onion Router prevent my Internet Service Provider or system administrator from seeing what websites I visit?
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4answers
239 views

What to do with 6.7GB of logs from a http proxy used by someone to initiate attacks?

Background: I had experimented with nginx's proxy caching mechanisms one night to see if I could speed up a very slow website for a friend of mine -- this experiment went on late into the night, ...
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4answers
761 views

How can I prevent Google Street View from tracking my location?

Since a Google Street View car has passed by my neighborhood, it has associated my wireless router's MAC address to its geographical address. The problem is that my address can be easily obtained by ...
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10k views

Destroy a hard drive without proper equipment [closed]

I need to make two hard drives unreadable. Unfortunately, I have some constraints which make this harder than usual (in particular, they rule out the answers to other questions): I don’t have a ...
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1answer
507 views

Spoof email platform/user agent in Thunderbird for privacy?

In Firefox 6, I use the Proxy Tool add on to spoof my user agent and platform strings as part of my effort to improve privacy. Is there an equivalent for emails sent from Thunderbird 6? If so, how do ...
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246 views

Is Abine TACO comparable to NoScript addon in Firefox?

As someone who is trying to be security conscious on the web, I've setup Firefox to use the Tor network and NoScript, among other plugins. However, I've found NoScript to be such a pain since I have ...
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4k views

Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?

I wouldn't trust Dropbox with my bank details and such (because there are lots of people looking for that kind of information), but is it safe to keep things which might be valuable to a small number ...
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2answers
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Disable device name broadcasting

How can I disable my PC or any device attached to a network from broadcasting or revealing its name? For example, if you are connected to a router and look at the list of attached devices, it will ...
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How to get the real IP address of someone using a proxy?

I was researching digital goods and security when I stumbled upon this company. One of the services they provide is "Real IP". They claim to be able to get the real IP address of users even when ...
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How to hide (remove) 'Owner' and 'Computer' information on PDF file?

I would like to share a PDF file on a forum anonymously. When I right click on file and go to 'Details' tab, it shows my computer name and owner name. How do I remove (hide) this information?
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3answers
371 views

How to protect my security/privacy on a (linux) computer where I am not the administrator?

I have to sometimes work on linux computers in my college lab, and I am not the administrator there. So what steps would you recommend to protect my privacy/security on these computers? (I am mainly ...
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2answers
3k views

How does Darik's Boot and Nuke work?

How does oft-recommended hard drive scrubber Darik's Boot and Nuke actually work?
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2answers
178 views

I cleared all browsing data in Chrome, but right clicking on the tab in the toolbar shows past websites

I think this is a big bug, if I delete ALL browser data in chrome (CTRL-Shift-Delete and make sure everything is selected and the dropdown is everything), it deletes everything. BUT, if I go to the ...
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3answers
670 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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2k views

How to change Firefox's referer header for all http requests

When making a request for (for example) http://example.com/foo/bar.baz, Firefox sends a referer header indicating which page I clicked a link from, or is loading a picture, etc. Eg: Referer: ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I disable location services system wide?

Google has an API which can determine someone's location based on the wifi router names which a user's computer can see. You will see this if you go to google maps and your browser may ask if you ...
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1answer
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Can I build a VPN on top of Tor?

If I understand correctly, the Tor client works as a combination of a proxy server and application plugins (such as the Firefox Torbutton) that enable use of the proxy and contain additional ...