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

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How to use GetFileSecurity to check if the current user has write access to a directory in nsis?

Nsis installer needs to check the folder write access permission before proceeding with the installation, How to achieve this? I read online about GetFileSecurity, Could anyone please let me know how ...
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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 ...
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Security settings to harden Windows 7 Ultimate for occasional 3rd party access?

I have a Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate box which is my main machine / "server". I also have an 'accountant' account (of type: standard user) which is for my accountant to RDP into the machine to check up on ...
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USB mouse doesn't work after I installed Kaspersky

I have a problem with my USB mouse: it doesn't work. This happened after I installed Kaspersky. Do you know any possibility to activate again my mouse? I don't want to reinstall my XP system. Thank ...
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Revocation information not available for certificate?

I'm trying to download SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition from MSDNAA on my Windows 7 laptop. When I attempted to start the download, I was shown the following prompt: Revocation Information ...
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Alias network adapter in Windows XP

I use a VPN channel for an online banking client. This channel is implemented as an NDIS filter installed on the outbound network interface which gets activated when you insert the smart card. When ...
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How to audit “all file failures” on a system partition from command line

Directly from the source: Open Windows Explorer and use the file and folder properties function to verify that the audit settings on each partition/drive is configured to audit all "failures" ...
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How to track the user activities in Linux?

I would like to have something to monitor the user usage of the computer, for example, what application they had opened, what website they go to. Any software for doing this? Thank you.
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Mac Book Pro locks screen and then won't accept proper password to unlock

I have a MBP 6.2 running mac os x 10.6.8 and I've just recently starting seeing this problem. When I go away from my Mac, I always lock the screen. When I come back and put in my password, the mac ...
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Macro security disabled in Outlook 2007

All radio buttons under "Macro Security" in Outlook 2007 are greyed out. I am the admin in that Win 7 system and I have not been able to figure how to enable them. Because of the macro security, I ...
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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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Are SD flash memory cards “secure”?

Regarding SD flash memory cards, SD stands for Secure Digital. Do SD cards or any of its variants (SDHC, SDXC) have any particular security features compared to other types of flash memory cards such ...
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Print with lpr to userid protected network printer

How can I print from the command line (e.g., with << lpr >>) to a network printer that requires a user id? When I use the printer from an application, a dialog box requests my user id and a ...
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How to I make a Windows certificate exportable?

I'm looking for a tool or solution that would allow me make a certificate that is marked as non-exportable to be exportable. I am aware about Jailbreak tool but because the tool does not fully ...
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Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time

I asked this on the apple stack exchange site, but since the tumble weeds couldn't answer my question I will ask it here. I tried using pwpolicy to set this up. I was able to set up ...
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Windows Server 2003, file downloads

I'm having problems downloading a file to a Windows Server 2003 machine. The file is of type .msi. When visiting the page I get the following message: Internet Explorer cannot download ...
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Which Windows flavors have a UI for editing a file's DACL?

I noticed that some flavors of Windows (XP Home, etc ...) doesn't allow the user to edit a file's DACL. I'm wondering if there is a list or something somewhere that states which flavors have it and ...
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Debian SSH two step auth

How can I setup two step auth like two passwords ? On Debian 7 with latest SSH. And without using Google auth or something simillar.
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Make Chrome automatically load insecure content for specific pages/websites

Is it possible to have Chrome load content for specific web pages? I have this page that I go to all the time and I am tired of clicking on the shield each time(to load anyway). I don't want to have ...
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Blocking a trusted certificate in Google Chrome

Is it possible to somehow block a certain certificate that is currently trusted by my browser? The reason is the recently discovered Heartbleed-attack which I also found out to affect my netbanking ...
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How to keep truecrypt from making a .truecrypt folder (ubuntu)

So I extracted the tar that the installer gave me and it all works except whenever I run truecrypt it puts a .truecrypt folder in my home witch I do not want to happen. So how do i stop it?
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Erase all data after X incorrect screen-unlock attempts on Android 4.2.2

I haven't Business, Education, and Government Google Apps account. I looking for setting up my Android 4.2.2 to erase all data after X wrong screen-unlock patterns. Maybe alternative ways, exclude ...
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Are Firefox addons a security risk and if so, how can I block Firefox addons for certain websites?

For example I don’t want any addons being active when I do online banking. Is there an option in Firefox or an addon which allows for deactivating addons for a list of websites?
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How can I import a security template in Windows 7 using command line?

I would like to remotely deploy some specific change in Security Policies to several computers via remote console (SSH). This is my just exported security template .inf file, extracted according ...
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When WinXP support ends on 2014-04-08 will MS continue to make security updates for Premier customers? Will those the update be available to others?

Microsoft is wrapping up extended support for Windows XP next month (2014-04-08), which officially means the end up security updates. But this answer to an old question implies that some heavy-hitting ...
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VMware Player security through port forwarding

I am currently looking at a security solution for a series of VMs on an Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 host. At present I have bridged networking setup with each VM having their own IP and port forwarding ...
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Windows 8: should I install programs to «secure location» (path)? What kind of programs? What happens if I do not

Extracted from the "Release Notes" of RealVNC Server v5.1.0 : «FIXED: Key combinations such as Alt+Tab are now supported for connections to Windows 8 computers. Note VNC Server must be installed ...
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Debian 7.4 - Home PC security

After looking around on the Internet for a while, I've only come up with ways to help secure Debian when it comes to production servers, not home PCs. (Aside from this, anyway. I do everything the ...
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what program would make this http request? have I been hacked?

I have a small digital ocean instance running a personal blog. I recently set up apache logging and noticed people are making requests trying to hack wordpress (I'm not running wordpress). I also ...
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Making a tunnel VM with centos 6.5

I been thinking about this and I would like to hear from other superusers and SA... At my new job I have to access a number of servers over 20 lets say to make it easy.. I setup VirtualBox on my ...
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Windows 8.1 multiple passwords needed to sign in

I've been having some security issues lately so i was wondering if there was any possible way to have multiple passwords needed to sign into one user on windows 8.1
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Why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow

Why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow I would like to know why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow even when I just ...
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What is the best way to share SMIME keys across all my devices?

I have many devices that I would like to use SMIME with IOS (iPad mini) Windows (Work PC) OSX (Home PC) Android (Cell phone) Web Browser (at my girlfriends) Since a SMIME message can only be sent ...
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Window folder sharing and security setting on subfolder

How could I set my sharing and permission setting so that the user can access a sub folder but cant not access the folder itself? Currently on my share drive I have a folder "A". With in the folder ...
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Internet connection dies after some time

Hi, I am using a HP ProBook 4440. I am using the Internet using WiFi connections using the university WiFi but for the last few days I can't get a continuous Internet connection. Whenever I connect ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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Is it possible to have a folder that only certain programs can write to?

I have an application which generates some data files and exports them to a folder. It is very important that no-one can then edit these files - they should be able to read them but not update ...
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“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Raspberry Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking ...
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Can I run a VPN server with certificates only, and no password/pre-shared keys?

I've seen several writeups around discussing VPN server configuration. In all of them, there are 2 or 3 pre-shared keys / passwords used at various levels of the tunnel -- one for IPSec, one for ...
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How can I confirm if a process is being blocked from communicating on a network?

I have a user system with a third-party vendor product that needs to communicate with the network. We're noticing symptoms that suggests that the program/process is being blocked from communicating ...
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Network Security Compromised (Need Advice) VPN, VNC, XP

I'm running a small LAN with no WiFi. 2 XP machines, 1 Vista, 2 printers, and a DVR for security cameras. Last week I set up RealVNC (the personal version, with no encryption) so that I could Remote ...
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How do I run a VM within a VM with separate IPs accessible on a local network?

First off, I know my question sounds confusing. Brief background information: I am an instructor for a network security penetration test course. I help create scenarios with complex networks via ...
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How to locate unknown user being created in windows 8?

How to identify unknown user being created in windows 8 machine? I found it in System Properties/Advanced/User Profiles/Settings as Account Unknown. It is not present in c:\Users nor in ...
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How to apply created by mmc .msc file

In widnows 7 Professional, I just have created new .msc file using mmc for specifying user (hiding drives in my computer and disabling Ctrl+alt+del as it was written here: How to hide drive for ...
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Windows 7 Error Applying Security

Hi I have discovered that other people are able to view my files on my Win 7 Pro under the C:\Users\ directory. I want to rectify this for myself and other users. I am the Admin so my login belongs ...
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Give rights to a sub map on my domain?

Is it possible to safely give other people FTP rights to one or more sub-maps within my domain? I want people that know how to work with FTP clients directly upload to my domain instead of using my ...
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Meaning of sshd's disconnection log messages

I got a series of messages like below in /var/log/secure and I'm curious about the numbers and the messages. Received disconnect from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: 11: Bye Bye Received disconnect from ...
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Mount encrypted volume before / during login

To reduce impact of possible computer theft, I would like to have my user profile protected using a robust encryption, so that even if someone can get a physical access to my computer, he will not be ...