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

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Can I use fingerprint reader to login through SonicWall

One of the directors didnt know where to put his head. So he introduced new security measures. Now I have to type login and password every time I login into the office VPN (I work from home so it is ...
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How to completely erase personal data from Mac

I use browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari, personal data such as passwords are stored on them. Passwords are stored in Mac Keychain as well. What is the easiest and reliable way to completely and ...
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Enforcing RC4 cipher and testing enabled ciphers with OpenSSL

I am trying to enable and enforce the RC4 cipher on Apache 2.4. I checked the Apache SSL HOWTO. It says the RC4 cipher can be enabled in the two ways below: SSLCipherSuite ...
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Bypass Windows 10 UAC “This app has been blocked for your protection.”

I ran into this problem when trying to install the USB (MTP) drivers for my Samsung Galaxy S4. Windows will not run the driver installer. It seems the reasoning is the publisher is not trusted. My ...
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Can VPN steal passwords from client?

If I subscribe to a vpn service, then use it and log in to paypal, type my password there and everything... can they see it? if i'm not mistaken the password is sent to the vpn server, and the vpn ...
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Are these Snort rules redundant?

I was looking through the community.rules made available on the Snort web page, and noticed these two rules: Rule @ line 2643: alert udp $HOME_NET any -> any 53 (msg:"BLACKLIST DNS request for ...
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Thunderbird: Error: imap.server.com : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

I'm getting this error when checking my mail, and I can't download my mail. I recently updated Thundirbird yesterday, but it restarted and was working fine for many hours. I saw this question: How to ...
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How can I block my PC from receiving/sending any communication with Russian IPs? [closed]

I recently had a scare when a Russian scammer was able to download a keylogger to my PC when I clicked on a game invite sent to me via steam (they cloned a friends account so it looked genuine). Now ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Prevent chrome from asking admin password while showing stored passwords

How to prevent google chrome from asking admin rights whenever showing stored passwords? Problem : we were group of people whom work at small organization whom always store passwords for some ...
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Effective methods to prevent unauthorized access to my windows system

Problem : I have my windows machine where i used to randomly change password for 15 days,i fear that my friends might hack/misuse my pc with windows password reset tools [normally it would be used ...
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Multi-factor authentication to 2012 RDS farm, preferably client certs?

Wonder if anybody can give me a steer on this. We use RDS quite heavily but I would like to enhance the security of it, VPN is an option but I would prefer to avoid if possible. Ideally what I'd ...
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How do I open tox.db for clients for the secure Tox network?

I made an issue in one of the Githubs for Tox, but I don't know whether the developers have time to deal with it. https://github.com/notsecure/uTox/issues/1091 There's this file called tox.db that ...
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Unusual files in temp folder UBUNTU SERVER 14.04

I have unusual files in ubuntu tmp folder. Can any one shed some light on it and what could be my prevention steps. In temp folder there are 2 file named Script and URL When I nano script file: ...
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How to eliminate background network activity on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 . I want to configure my machine so that the only network activity that happens on my machine is the activity that I explicitly trigger (e.g. web requests made with a ...
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What is the name of Windows service which makes the drive unbootable when moved to the other computer? [closed]

My notebook might break anytime soon. I know that there is or at least was a Windows service(not BitLocker, it starts with an 'E') that disables possibility of simply moving hard drive to another ...
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How to disable the security policy of check point VPN-1 endpoint security on Mac OS X?

To connect to company network via IPSec VPN there is a software called Endpoint Security from Check Point. I use Release E80.60 The version under windows has the option to disable the client firewall ...
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Forwarded port 4433 to my PC's IP

On my router ASUS RT-N18U is port 4433 forwared to my PC's IP address. I've not done this and I don't know what does is mean. Should I be worried? EDIT: And also ports 60868 and 46153
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How can I detect activity in a certain hour on Windows 7?

Is there a way on Windows 7 to detect if there was any human activity in a certain hour? My question is not if the computer was in sleep mode - I know it was awake since it was running a torrent ...
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Mirror Raid to Single Harddisk ACPI BIOS in the system is not fully compliant with the ACPI

My server used to be setup as a Mirror which means the 2nd harddisk would take the image of 1st harddisk. In anycase 1st harddisk is dead, 2nd harddisk would take over. It wasn't setup by me & ...
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Prevent processes from reading userspace

I was trying to read and write values from a process with a program (ceserver, part of the CheatEngine project) which both ran in user-space (without root). I didn't expect it to work, however ...
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Website security certificate page not shown

I access an https:// blackberry website for administration with two different pc, on pc1 appear the security certificate webpage where i can choose to close the webpage or continue (not recommended); ...
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Encryption and Wake-on-LAN [closed]

What I want: I have a storage server that can be turned on remotely via WoL. Now I want to encrypt the data stored on the server without losing the ability to turn the server on remotely While I do ...
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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
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OSX - Custom lockscreen incorrect password script

As you probably know, in Mac OS X you can enable a lock screen when waking from sleep, where the user enters their password. I am looking for a way of running an Automator.app workflow when an ...
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How do I secure the network of an outside the house IP-camera

I have 3 IP-Camera's outside my house, they are all connected via network(RJ45) to my 8 port POE switch (D-LINK XXXX). The POE switch is connected to a 18 port switch (D-LINK XXXX), and finally that ...
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how to find IP address in Nat configured Vm using bridged network vm?

Here i have question is Bridged network vm is Kali linux Nat network vm is linux version os installed. Please let me know one thing how to find Nat configured machine IP using Kali linux vm's ...
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rogue process? sourceforge.net in processes :S

Weird, I found this in activity monitor, seems strange... any thoughts?
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How do malicious/scam websites match your obscure search entries on Google?

I was just checking out a piece of Python code when I searched for "from turtle import right, left, forward, speed, exitonclick, hideturtle" on Google Without looking further I just clicked on the ...
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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Generating SSH and GnuPG keys on a remote server. Key management best practices

I'm asking about best practices relating to key generation, use, and management. On a few occasions, and for various reasons, I've created SSH and GnuPG keys while logged in over SSH to a remote ...
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How to mount a public windows 8.1 share in linux

I have a folder shared on a windows 8.1 machine. It is shared with "Everyone" and "Everyone" has "read/write" access. In the security tab of the properties dialog of the folder, again "Everyone" has ...
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Denying an application rights to write to the Windows Registry

In Windows 7 or later, is there a way to deny a program rights to write anywhere in the registry? Please specify to which version of Windows your answer applies.
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Advantages of Enabling Firmware Password Protection

What security advantages, if any, would be gained by enabling Firmware Password Protection on a mac that already has filevault encryption for the disk?
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What stops anybody from copying their ssh public key onto my server?

I am setting up my first ever home server and want to make it ssh-able from the internet so i can access it anywhere. I am following this guide and I understand it so far up until where it says ...
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Draytek Vigor 2925 outgoing connection

I have a Draytek Vigor 2925 at home. I use it for my home network an especially the VLAN option is nice, because I need to have multiple "seperate" networks. I have a strange problem, I'm not able to ...
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is it a good idea to add administrative users in ubuntu's adm group?

The main motivation is to allow reading most log files (rsyslog) without sudo, provided that the have mode 640... Are there security drawbacks to doing this ? By "administrative users" I mean the ...
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Why isn't it possible to Encrypt and Compress a Folder on Windows?

I read this blog which explains why this isn't possible but I can't seem to figure out the reason. I find the blog a little difficult to understand. Can someone please explain why it's not possible ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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File delete audit, Windows 8

I have a shared folder (folderA) and our users must copy some files everyday and after they finish working they have to delete files and when they delete files there must be a record.(for security ...
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How could an unscrupulous company benefit from knowing my hard drive serial number?

I have recently run into some malware on my computer that has gathered up my computer's make and hard drive make and serial number, along with probably many other things. The malware installed itself ...
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How to remove the gpg signature from a signed file without creating a new file on disk?

If I have a 100 MB signed binary file that I download over the internet, I need 200 MB of disk space to open it. The file is just signed, not encrypted. When disk space is low, It is not possible to ...
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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Is “curl -u username:password http://example.com” secure?

Is curl -u username:password http://example.com secure? If not, can you give a brief explanation of how someone could obtain your password?
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How to check if logstash receiving/parsing data from suricata to elasticsearch?

Trying to configure suricata v2.0.8 with ElasticSearch(v1.5.2)-Logstash(v1.4.2)-Kibana(v4.0.2) on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite. suricata.yaml: # Extensible Event Format (nicknamed EVE) event log in ...
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How do I manage trust exceptions in Firefox?

Through the course of using Firefox over the years, I've had to manually trust certificates for a number of HTTPS sites for various reasons. I'm trying to find a way to view the list of these sites, ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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SSH Private Key Authentication Failing

I'm kind of stuck here.. I am trying to disable all SSH login capabilities of root. No password login. No key-based login. Nothing. I have a user "andrew" that should only be able to SSH into my ...
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How to disable non-exe extensions from running?

I want to make my system unable to launch .scr .pif (and all executable windows formats here) as a executable program. How do I disable them an make .exe files only runnable as programs (and .msi ...