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

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Restricting access to MS Office files based on user credentials

The organization i work for is looking for a solution wherein the access to certain documents is restricted. These documents will be of Microsoft Office formats(xls, doc etc). The users are very ...
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Share sshd_config publicly?

I have an sshd_config file that I use for my Raspberry Pi, and I think it's pretty well locked down, but I'm curious is it's a bad idea for me to share it publicly like this, and if there is objective ...
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Linux file folder Permission issue (Owned by group)

I have created three users: - media, media1 and media2 I have added these users to group called Media. than using chgrp i have modified group on two existing folders "Archive" and "Media". Media ...
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Control who connect to my server and access the file

I have installed NAS sever which is accessible from Internet by SFTP with certificate authentication. but I have a challenge: I want to control who is using my server but If I send a ...
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Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account ...
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Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
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Enable/Disable OS X Screensaver Password Prompt

I am trying to speed up my enabling and disabling of the security/password feature on OS X. Specifically in this case Mountain Lion 10.8.4. I currently have a hot corner (Plus the shortcut ctrl + ...
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Remote Desktop mapped drive security

I've a question that I haven't been able to find information online yet regarding the security of Remote Desktop server. I have found the ways of securing the connection made to a Remote Desktop ...
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How to protect PC against RF emanations?

I'm looking for protection against RF emanations. Jamming is not an option in my case that is why i'm looking for any case or another way to protect PC against RF. Is there any good solution in ...
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How can I lock my Firefox passwords and bookmarks?

How can I lock my Firefox? I want to secure my passwords and bookmarks, so that nobody can access them in my absence.
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Can we have a user with the same powers/priviliges as root?

I am confused on the following in linux. Can I have a user to have the same permissions as the root. In Windows any user can be the administrator but I am not clear exactly about this on Linux. It ...
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Why is there an external IP on my home LAN network?

I am detecting an unknown IP address on my home LAN network. Can someone explain to me why might this be?
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Hardware Security Token

Is it possible to implement a Hardware Security Token into the authentication process to log in to Windows 7? I want the computer to reject the correct log in information (Username/Password) unless ...
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What happens to my data in RAM after my app closes?

"Consider the following scenario: User launches MyApp. User closes MyApp. User launches SomeOtherApp. My question: If SomeOtherApp also dynamically allocates memory is it possible that one of the ...
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Remote shell account security

With a shell account like one of these http://shells.red-pill.eu, I would like to schedule chron jobs to backup from Google Drive to SugarSync. How secure are those servers? Can some obscure admin ...
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gpg decrypting multiple files in one stream

I would like to decrypt several gpg encrypted files in one single stream to be piped to another command without any temporary file. $ cat foo1.txt.gpg foo2.txt.gpg | gpg -d | wc -l will count only the ...
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How to disable HP client security setup autostart?

Every time I start my new HP ProBook 420g0 laptop the HP client security setup application pops up asking me to set up a password, "SpareKey", fingerprints etc (see the screenshot below). But I don't ...
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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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VNC Locking Up After Authentication Failures

I have VNC server set up on a Mint machine and need to have 1 or 2 users access a program on the server. It's all working except that the port is getting NUMEROUS attempts to login to VNC from all ...
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remote wipe windows computer

Is there a way to wipe the hard drives of a windows machine remotely? like the remote wipe function that's built into iOS. I can still use remote desktop to access (with admin rights) the machine, so ...
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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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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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How to hide a code from myself until a specified time?

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
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Disable auto-lock on inactivity [duplicate]

How can I disable the automatic locking on idle mechanism in Windows 8? I have tried: Disabling screen saver and screen saver "lock on resume" --> done Disable lock on wake in power options --> done ...
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Cannot Connect to Windows Server Using a Particular IP

We have a Windows server 2008 running as web server. The Server has two IP's (A and B) added to it. We were able to use both the IP's for remote desktop connections and FTP connections. All of a ...
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Port 80 not accessible Amazon ec2

I have started a Amazon EC2 instance (Linux Redhat)... And Apache as well. But when i try: http://MyPublicHostName I get no response. I have ensured that my Security Group allows access to port ...
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Using a Secure CMS to output static content [closed]

I'm looking specifically for CMS's that work by outputting static HTML. Content management systems are in regular based on scripting languages and databases, like PHP and MySQL. This has some ...
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Preventing copying from hard drive

Is there any cross-platform solution for preventing the computer's hard drives from copying to external media? I'd like to secure work machines so that data can't be transferred anywhere else (or at ...
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Security of a dial-up connection

If you have two machines with Windows XP, you can setup a "dial-up" connection between the two using a standard land phone line. I imagine the same can be done on Windows 7, and most other Operating ...
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How do I remove a usage restriction from a PDF file?

I have made usage restrictions to a PDF file and protected it with a password. Now I would like to remove the protection to allow my self to do more with the document. Doing a Google search for ...
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Setting User Password Policy as per their group Linux?

I wanted to set a password restriction policy , like minlen , maxage , minage etc . I know the way to do it system wide , Can we do it for a particular group of users . I mean only users under ...
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Webcam automatically takes picture when the computer wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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How secure are VPN providers? [closed]

Im thinking of buying a VPN service. But I Wonder how secure are these VPN services, for instance http://www.secure-vpn.com/? My Whole "internetlife" would og thru them, I dont want them to abuse my ...
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How to lock Windows screen on startup?

I like to go get coffee while the computer starts. However we have a policy that says the screen must be locked when away. How can I make sure that the screen locks immediately after logging in?
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Locking down a Windows 7 PC to just a browser

I have been tasked with building several PCs to act as secure kiosks that allow users to view and use an intranet site at my company. Our LP staff will cover physical security, so that is not a ...
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Command line (cmd.exe): how to extract folder's security settings

I'd like to know whether it exist a command to show security settings (group names / level of access not necessary needed) of the folder. I tried to google but no success :D Thank You all in advance. ...
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Warning popups that direct to 3rd party sites

Lately, I've been getting warning popups on my browser (latest version of Chromium) that notify me that my Java version of the current browser is outdated and needs to be updated. What's alarming to ...
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How to migrate my old PGP key to a more secure algorithm?

I have an old PGP using old GnuPG algorithm defaults. According to Best encryption and signing algorithm for GnuPG: RSA/RSA or DSA/Elgamal?, those algorithm settings are no longer sufficient, so I ...
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Windows: View “all” permissions of a specific user or group

For a Windows domain, is there a way to see for a certain user or group, where the user/group has permissions? Primarily: List which files / folders the user can access on a certain network share. ...
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Configuring port forwarding for SSH - no response outside LAN

I recently moved, and at the same time purchased a new router (Linksys E1200). Prior to the move, I had my old router set up to forward a port for SSH to servers on my LAN, and I was using DynDNS to ...
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How can I completely and surgically block any communication between adobe.com and my computer? [duplicate]

I'm not much of a networking guru, but I'm needing to conduct an experiment to see why some RSLs are not loading on some client computers when they try to load a swf off of their intranet's server. ...
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Windows 8.1 and fingerprint readers

Is there any build in UI for that kind of hardware like it exist in Modern UI for WiFi, Bluetooth, Broadband mobile and other common settings or I'm forced to use separate software (besides the ...
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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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What folders to encrypt with EFS on Windows 7 laptop? [closed]

Since I've been using my laptop more as a laptop recently (carrying it around) I am now evaluating my strategy to protect confidential information in case it is stolen. Keep in mind that my laptop is ...
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SFTP access without hassle

I'm trying to provide access to a local folder for someone over the internet. After googling around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that SFTP is the safest thing to expose through the firewall to ...
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How to Lock Hard Disk drive and USB Slots?

Is it possible to lock the Hard Disk and USB slots in Windows XP without any software? Thanks
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Public Wi-Fi and software updates

According to Microsoft, "Never update your software on a public Internet connection." So I have some questions. 1. What if a public Wi-Fi hotspot is the only Internet available, ever? Never update ...
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Wipe free space on LVM-LUKS (dm-crypt) Volume

My three partitions for my system are created with LVM on a LUKS partition (dm-crypt). These are /home, / and swap. The filesystem is ext4. They are encrypted, because they are on my laptop and I ...
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Adobe Reader Wants Sensitive Email Details

When I run Adobe Reader, it tells me: Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default ...
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Malicious website stopped: But is the infection diverted?

I was searching for wallpaper images on Google Images and I stumbled upon what appears to be a malicious website. I saw an interesting image in the search results and I clicked on the Visit Page link ...