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

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How to make computer (or user) trust signed software

I have an application, which I sign and timestamp using a code-signing certificate issued by thawte, with intermediate authority Thawte code signing CA - G2. The signature is OK (as it shows in file ...
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Security Login in Windows 7

I want to know if exists some way to login in Windows with a Security pendrive...without the use of a password... I heard about the Security Card... How it works? Any relative ideas are welcome... I ...
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Java and white listing

Is there a way with Java 7 to whitelist all local IP subnets to allow execution of Apps? Traveling around accessing control panels and I do not want to have to whitelist every single IP I want to ...
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IP address discovered

I signed up for Google plus and didn't realize it was downloading my Pictures automatically, I was taking screenshots to send to someone to show them what my computer was saying in order to let them ...
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Outlook 2010/2013 open other mailbox from multiple accounts

I have Outlook 2013 and I have added 2 different accounts from the same domain. My first account: (Rob) has access to 3 other mailboxes which I have added and they are visible in Outlook. My second ...
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clearing Zombie-cookies

HELP! I'm being eaten alive by Zombie-cookies! I Have been attempting to clear zombie-cookies from all HTML5 storage locations without success. I am using Safari 5.1.10 and System 10.6.8 Reseting ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Installation Replacing Windows 8 2TB Hard Drive

As a point of reference and documenting for the Greater Good, I thought I'd post something I've discovered. After searching forums for days, I haven't come across this specific tip that might be of ...
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Secure ffmpeg streaming connection?

I've googled & "stackoverflow-ed" but have not found any article about securing the ffmpeg streaming. I want to stream my webcam/ desktop screen to the lan/internet but the first thing in my mind ...
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Writing a secure login script

I'm trying to write a secure login script to allow a user to have limited access to a server and change particular options. My method for doing so is via a python script executed by the users ...
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How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Joining Active Directory from OS X

We have added a Mac (OS X 10.9) to Active Directory and mapped a uid of 10000 for a user called "Administrator", along with the gid of 80, to allow it to be a member of the administrator's group. ...
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DNS records: redundancy, and auxiliary servers

I have a domain, this domain points to a front end server. I have two front end servers, one ddos protected intreppid, with 20 GB/ps, other protected with secured servers from 2 to 10 GB/ps. So a DDOS ...
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Preventing malware from sniffing the sudo password

I often hear people citing sudo as one of the main barriers to malware infecting a Linux computer. The most commen argument seems to go along the lines of: Root privileges are required to modify ...
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SSH Alias prompts passcode authentication but direct SSH works

I'm trying to SSH into a server on which I have sshd running (let's call it me@server). I set up ssh keys by using ssh-keygen -t rsa to create the key and then I ran cat ~/.rsa/id_rsa.pub | ssh ...
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gpedit Remote Desktop Session Host security option missing

i am trying to configure a secure remote connection to a pc though a guide, and when i tried to find the Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote ...
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Is it possible to read sensitive data from a stick that was removed from the PC?

I have sensitive data on my personal pen drive, but the pen drive is read from a shared computer. Could anyone read my sensitive data on the drive after it's been removed from the computer? Are there ...
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Using Google Remove Update to remove name in google searches [duplicate]

How do I remove my name in google search. Has anyone used google Remove Update and if so can you forward some basic instructions. I have Microsoft 7
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Chrome won't trust DigiCert SSL. I have to trust it manually.

I have been having this problem for a while. I have found this thread which exactly my problem but it didn't solve my problem. Why won't OS X trust GitHub's SSL certificate? I also tried ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Do Chrome extensions for one User have any access to other users?

I am trying to isolate any installed Google Chrome / Chromium extensions from my more private web browsing activity. My thought was to have two Chrome "Users", with more private browsing done in one, ...
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How to prevent hacked emails from sending out spam

I am new to this whole server admin thing ... I work for a small company, in which I am the web developer & server admin (a job I was thrown into). Please note, before taking this job I did not ...
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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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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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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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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 (using a Software) 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 [closed]

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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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 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? ...