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

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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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Is it insecure to use a swap file that multiple systems can read?

I'm setting up a dual-boot system with Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7. Both systems are installed on an SSD, each given around 50GB. However, there is an additional internal HDD with a single ext4 ...
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Make sure command entered is Read Only

I am creating an API that takes in any command (in bash) and executes it at the root. I want to ensure this command is RO and does not write anything. Any ideas of how to go about this? Maybe it can ...
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How to prevent insecure content being loaded in chrome

I know how to allow insecure content to be loaded in Chrome, but if you have already done this how do you subsequently block insecure content from being loaded? Note the shield has disappeared and I ...
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Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
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Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04) security updates don't pop up automatically anymore

Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I ...
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How to make an encrypted Gmail backup on my VPS? [closed]

I'm using offlineimap to backup my Gmail on my VPS, in case Gmail might go down, get hacked or anything else might happen. I want to be able to do the following: Have a recent backup of all my Gmail ...
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How to find the owner of a wifi network [closed]

I live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together - when I click on wifi, I get a long list of available networks. One of those available networks has a name that startled me, something ...
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iptables: Is it dangerous to filter by source port?

I would like to run a stateless firewall setup and I currently have the following rules: #Do not track any packet *raw :PREROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] -A PREROUTING -j NOTRACK COMMIT #Actual firewall rules ...
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Why is the advice to change passwords following a data breach? [closed]

We frequently see news stories about high profile security breaches such as ebay and another at apple. As a developer I know the importance of salting and hashing passwords. Assuming these high ...
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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 ...
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SSH tunnel through a workstation to a remote server

I have a situation that similar to what is posted here but not quite the same. I have access to a remote machine A that I connect to from a machine B using a private key with a passphrase. I'd like ...
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Prevent program from getting stolen with Windows permissions

I'll be sharing a dedicated Windows 2008 R2 server with another person. I will have admin rights and admin an account. The other person will only have a "normal" account and no admin rights. I have a ...
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Can you recommend a way to secure a server with audit trails? [closed]

The company I work for has grown from a small business into a business with a multi-million pound turnover. We have a number of e-commerce sites all built with our bespoke CMS/CRM that has been ...
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How do I ssh-add a protected key to ssh-agent for my Jenkins CI instances?

I manage a Jenkins CI server running on Ubuntu 14.04 with a few requirements: Jobs make use of public/private key authentication for security, so an identity must have been added to ssh-agent prior ...
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Can a virus or malware be bundled with a non executable download? [duplicate]

Can a virus or malware be bundled with a non executable download? For example, when choosing 'save link as' on an .mp3 or a .pdf file, is it possible for the download to include more than just the ...
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Executing an ATA Secure Erase command to SSDs on OS X

Is there a way to securely erase an SSD (I'm working with Crucial M500) from OS X? I'm not interested in zeroing the drive. What I need is the ATA Secure Erase which basically erases all data on the ...
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Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

I was wondering today about ways someone could steal my password and I came up with a few questions. I think it's the best to let them be answered by SuperUsers :) My questions: Is someone emitting ...
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Is it possible to disable TLS1.0 in Chrome?

I use LastPass. In Chrome, I cannot access the website www.lastpass.com. In IE and Firefox, I can access it only if I disable TLS1.0 in those browsers. When heartbleed came out, all of a sudden I ...
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Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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How should I configure my Tor-dedicated firewall for optimum security?

I'm setting up a Tor-based isolating proxy using the 'Anonymizing Middlebox' iptables rules specified here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy i.e. iptables -t nat -A ...
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How can someone get my CLSID?

I just got a call from a guy telling me he was Microsoft IT support. He told me to go to a suspicious website and download an executable there. Totally did not give him the satisfaction and trolled ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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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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How do I limit X access for potentially malicious GUI application?

Application directly accessing Xorg can not just draw some good behaving windows, but also capture input, mask windows something else (e.g. password input), lock X server and so on. How can I give an ...
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Idiot-proof antivirus/security for mac machines [closed]

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't find anything similar. I've got a small office with 8ish mac machines, laptops and the desktops of varying age, running the latest appropriate Mac OS. ...
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How to take a clean backup from a compromised laptop?

My laptop has been infected by malware. How should I take a clean backup from my files on the other drives than C: (OS) to prepare for a clean reinstall?
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Use of ephemeral port for server

In general ephemeral ports are used by clients when establishing connection with the server. For example: Server listens on port 80 A client (browser, FTP client, bittorent client) send a request ...
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Is it a good idea to store in my email confirmation emails for internet accounts? [closed]

Currently all the emails I get when signing up for internet accounts I keep in a folder called "Accounts". Anytime I forget a username, or whether or not I have an account, I just search my emails. ...
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Windows - service account default certificate store

I am writing a web app that connects to external web services. The external web services serve an intermediate certificate signed by Thawte SGC CA - G2. When I setup IIS to run the web app using ...
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How can I take precautionary measures from joining or being joined by a bogus SSID? [closed]

I have noticed this same SSID, FBI SURVEILLANCE in three locations in the greater Southern California area (Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.). Is this one heck of ...
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Change User-Agent as a security measurement

Imagine the following situation. I'm a Mac user, if I open a web site with some kind of malware(Platform specific). This site/malware will use my user agent to detect what system I am using. So, if I ...
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Should I add keystore files to version control?

Is there any reason to not store keystore files in version control? Is there a security risk to doing so?
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How can I have a secure domain login without a complex password?

I have recently gone on a security binge, using a password manager to ensure I have different complex passwords on every service I use. However, there's one hole in this system: the domain login. I ...
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Laptop electrical protection overseas

I will be carrying my laptop on holiday overseas to India soon. The place I will be living at may not have earthing in all of their power sockets. Is this something I should be worried about? Should I ...
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Is there a way to make sure that my keystrokes are not being tracked? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make sure that my keystrokes (for passwords) are not being tracked? I need to change my passwords and was wondering if there is a way to make it so that my keystrokes are not being ...
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Windows 7 Security Auditing being turned off - By what?

This has been driving me nuts. I've searched high and low for a solution but have found nothing. I did find this question which I thought held the solution through auditpol.exe. No dice. I can set my ...
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Lost password of sata disk

a customer of me lost his password of a secured sata disk (Seagate). I read that SATA has a security extension which disables the disk by the controller after some wrong attempts. I also read that ...
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
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How to prevent non-domain computers to redirect local resources in a RDP sessions

I'd like to prevent users using a non-domain computer from using the 'Redirect local resources' function of Remote Desktop Connection, while they attempt to connect our RD SH server in the domain. ...
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Am I safe from MS Advisory 2963983 by using a different application to host the MSIE rendering engine?

Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: April 26, 2014 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft ...
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Windows 8 drive somehow keyed to a computer?

Having an odd issue wherein I am working on a Windows 8 laptop and cannot access the hard drive after extraction and placement into an external enclosure that works. I removed the drive to pull some ...
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list of all external devices ever connected to my laptop?

where can i find the list of all external devices(pen drives,other laptop,hdd etc) ever connected to my laptop? where in windows can i find the modem logs nd all modem connectivity and Usage activity ...
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Run Firefox as a separate limited user

Each year up to 100 new local and remote code execution vulnerabilities in Firefox are found. This is not browser specific, each browser is potentially vulnerable. Running it under your own user ...
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Bully for WPS wireless auditing: is it possible to continue an interrupted --bruteforce PIN test?

Bully is a neat program for wireless auditing: it allows to test WPS PINs against my router or access point so I can know if it is secure enough. Example: $ sudo bully mon0 --bssid 11:22:33:44:55:66 ...
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Why does email allow sender impersonation?

Anyone who's used a bit of PHP to send an email knows that we can use whatever name we want as the sender of an email. To the secretary of a specific business, I can send a message requesting very ...
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New modem is not connecting to other devices

After installing a new modem, my older devices (Old phones and older computers) don't seem to detect my home internet at all? I believe the problem has something to do with the security options (or ...
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I received notices of multiple IPs blocked by SSH, should I be concerned?

I recently opened a Wordpress public page from my Synology NAS. Shortly after, I received two notices that different IP addresses (both from China) has been blocked by SSH. Should I be concerned?
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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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Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...