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

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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 ...
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How do I specify the key exchange method in OpenSSH?

I'm trying to understand how OpenSSH decides what key exchange method to use. What I don't see is how to specify the method. In addition, I know every ssh server/client is required to support at least ...
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Is SSD safer than hard drive in terms of data not been stolen?

With hard drives, even after you delete its content permanently (not just moving it into trash), there is a specific magnetic techinique that can be used to recover data. From the point of view of ...
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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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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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Wildcard CNAME record complications?

So we're using Route53 and I wanted to set up a wildcard CNAME record to redirect any unmatched subdomains to our main domain. I tried it out and everything looks like it worked okay, but when I told ...
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How to remove Microsoft Account?

I have an account that I don't use anymore. I would like to remove it in order to test some Microsoft Azure coding features. The problem is that I can't remove the account. I navigate to the account ...
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Web browser | Disabling the download of arbitrary scripts

I use firefox. Is there an addon or setting to stop my browser from downloading all the scripts that are linked on a webpage? I would like to only follow links which are at domains in my whitelist. I ...
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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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Is there a way to encrypt the files on an SSD that needs to boot unattended?

My company is developing a product that is basically a Linux PC with custom software in a fancy box. Since it uses a commercial SSD for the filesystem, I'm worried that an unscrupulous customer ...
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How to protect dropbox folder [duplicate]

Hi i saw some procedures to protect drop box folder, but i don't like those procedures. My requirement is, if any one click the dropbox folder on start -> my computer -> dropbox folder at left side, ...
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If man-in-the-middle attacks are rare, is Heartbleed as serious as suggested? [closed]

I connect to the internet on a secured wireless connection. I'm pretty sure nobody has MITM'd me on my LAN. How else could someone using Heartbleed to steal private keys access my data? I understand ...
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How do I know if a site is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug?

So, I was thinking I should probably start changing my passwords after hearing all the talk about the Heartbleed bug. However, I then started thinking, what is the point of changing my password at a ...
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How to identify what permissions are needed to access a server share

Using Windows Exploer, I enter the following UNC path in the address line and hit ENTER: \TestServer I see a share folder, MyShareFolder. I right mouse click on the folder name and clicl ...
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Heartbleed threat: Do I need to change password for websites that I rarely logon?

I've a dozen email accounts, probably a hundred websites and forum accounts and I don't want to go about changing all the passwords. Do I need to change the password of websites that I seldom logon - ...
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Determine Effective Security Version when faced with Backpatching?

The Heartbleed bug has a lot of people asking how to check the version of an installed package. I'm included since I have not discovered a way. Unfortunately, backpatching has made version checking ...
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“Trusted zone” in ESET Smart Security still works even with “ESET Service” stopped?

I have ESET Smart Security installed on computer A, and I usually connect from PC B to A using RDP. I have to add the IP of B to "trusted zone" on A so that B is not blocked, like in this tutorial. ...
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How do I distinguish between these two certificate situations?

Situation 1 (safe): Website was vulnerable to heartbleed and using a certificate not valid before 2012-10-21 Website upgraded to an unvulnerable version of OpenSSL Website re-keyed and got a their ...
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Tool/Procedure to Evaluate Whether Each Site in a Password Manager (e.g., KeePass, LastPass, Dashlane) is ready for a new password (post Heartbleed)?

Sites need to be remediated for the Heartbleed exploit before a password is updated. Some sites will be remediated immediately but others may not be updated for months. Lots of us have many dozens ...
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Website Lock for Windows

Is there a way/hack/software to lock a domain (not just the main page but the whole domain. e.g. Not just superuser.com but also superuser.com/questions/ask and everything else.) in Windows 8 with a ...
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Why is it bad for me if my computer is infected, if I don't notice? [closed]

The situation I face is a family member whose position is the following: I don't want to update something that works, updates may break something. Look at our old computer that runs Windows 98, ...
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How do I reset the password on a Dedicated Micros DVR?

I have an ECO 9 Dedicated Micros DVR unit. This specific one has 9 analog video cards. Some guides suggest the username is dm and the password is web, other guides say the username is username and the ...
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Benefits of using a VPN for personal Internet browsing [closed]

I can understand a VPN is good in this scenarios: For a company network, to allow encrypted connection among company computers and with the comany server. If you are connected to a public Wi-Fi, ...
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Is keeping a directory with all password a bad habit? [closed]

I use a mac (though this is not critical to the question, it has some relevance) Every time I have to choose a password, I make a plain text with name of the website, username, and password in it. ...
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Does Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL affect ALL SSL certs

Does the Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL affect ALL SSL certs, regardless of where I purchased or if I self-cert? For example, if I bought an SSL certificate from GoDaddy and set this up on my server ...
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Is Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller secure?

Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller, which is an extension for Chrome browser really seems a nice product. But, on the security side, "it can access your data on all websites", this is the official ...
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How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?

There are many websites who are not currently vulnerable, but I have no idea if they were vulnerable a few days ago. For example: twitter.com: Not vulnerable right now, but the certificate is from ...
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Windows method to detect ARP Poisoning in my local network (LAN)?

(This question comes from this thread, and is intended to remain as a reference question/answer pair for more generic ARP network detection not limited to WiFi, or without the need of the specific ...
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Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?

I see in the news about the “Heartbleed” security bug. As an end user, do I need to do anything about it?
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What are the potential security issues when I keep using Windows XP? [closed]

Microsoft stopped updating Windows XP and the media warns us of security leaks. I actually just read that continuing to use Windows XP is "extremely" dangerous. Why exactly is this such a danger? I ...
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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 ...