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

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HTTPS in public wireless network: is it ok

When I am using public WiFi to go to a secured site that uses HTTPS, is my data encrypted? Is it a lot more risky than when I am on a secured network ?
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network: secure traffic between servers [closed]

I am trying to secure communication between serverA to serverB on port 2020 For this purpose I have separate network interface which I want to use and set up secure communication using SSL. Please ...
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Multiple instances of conhost.exe

My desktop has two instances of conhost.exe running in the background at all times. Some googling brought up a few articles, like this one, but they don't explain why I have multiple instances of ...
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Is there any option in firefox to not load non-SSL elements in a SSL-page?

When I have mixed content (SSL and non-SSL on a https:// page), I would rather have a broken page than an insecure page. Is there any way to disable the loading of non-SSL elements while on an https ...
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Does any browser or plugin have a 1 click means to surf securely?

I don't mean anonymously so much as I mean turn off JavaScript, Flash, and anything else that potentially has a virus. I recognize the UX goes way down, but that's one reason this has to be easy. ...
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How can I find the source of connections coming from private IPs?

I'm an amateur home network administrator and I'm trying to ensure that the network is as secure as I can make it. We have a cable connection going through a Linksys router (WRT320) with the dd-wrt ...
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wifi cracking WEP with macbook vmware and backtrack 5r1 [closed]

Im trying to crack the WEP on my personal router. I have a macbook with osx lion airport extreme that has backtrack 5 in a VM. I have heard of kismac but currently it doesn't work well with lion. What ...
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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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Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
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Transparent screensaver for linux?

I want to have a few console windows running tail -f on logs. Unfortunately this means that anyone with access to the computer can press Ctrl+c and have shell access. So I want to lock the screen ...
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sourceforge checksums: Where are they? [closed]

I've been particular about checksumming all downloaded software. Today, trying to download from Sourceforge, I could not find any checksums for the projects. Am I just missing them or are they not ...
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From browser how to browse a link which needs priviledged IP address

From my local machine from home, I can not access this site. But I can ssh to my work machine and from there ssh to this machine hosting this site. Is there a way to do this ssh hopping to change IP ...
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what does 'cumulative' mean in regard to IE8 updates?

For example if I apply this update - do this mean that it is not needed to apply any other update for IE8 with date earlier than 8/8/2011?
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Windows XP Pro 'Connect to' logon box greyed out with Guest

Have a machine i've just nuked and paved to be used in a public enviroment, yet still connected to a Workgroup. Would like it to prompt for a logon when accessing any of the network shares as ...
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Is it safe to run a LiveCD if the host operating system is infected?

If the host operating system is Windows 7 and we suspect it being infected is it safe to run a LiveCD? Is it possible for the session in which the LiveCD runs to be come infected i.e. by trojans, ...
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dhcp.lease showing strange entries

lease 172.16.0.174 { starts 2 2011/11/22 10:23:11; ends 3 2011/11/23 10:23:11; binding state active; next binding state free; hardware ethernet 6c:50:4d:0e:c8:c0; uid ...
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Can I keep my RSA keys when I reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to keep my current RSA keys?
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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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iCal “Security Risk” in Outlook 2007

My IT department have disabled the opening of iCal/ics/web calendars in Outlook 2007, citing "Security Risks" as the reason, but I've not found anyone who's willing to let me know what those security ...
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On my Mac, under the 'Shared' folder it shows another computer in my house, am I hacked?

I didnt' setup any connection to another computer in my house (its a PC), and I just noticed under my 'Shared' folder in the file explorer on my Mac laptop I see the name of the PC. How could this ...
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How to encrypt my remote machine? (Which I access via RDP.)

I've got a small server, mainly for backup purpose. I store sensitive data there, so I'd like to apply some kind of data encryption. Truecrypt's system encryption would be perfect, except I can't even ...
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Protecting a SVN server

For various reasons we are finding it increasingly difficult to work with remote workers. We are a very small developer shop and it's becoming impractical to do manual merges on a daily basis. So ...
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How to restrict shared folders coming from a Windows XP computer throughout the LAN?

My friend has a problem. He wants to share certain folders only with certain people through LAN. We already tried using the Security tab on the folder to allow only X user from Y computer to access it ...
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DD-WRT mini: How to disable remote access?

I would like to completely disable remote access to the router from the Internet and Wi-Fi. I want it to be configurable only over LAN. What is the simplest way to do that? The router is running ...
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Is there a way to secure a powerpoint presentation against edits?

I have a few powerpoint slideshows I need to distribute, but I would like the receivers to not be able to edit them. They still need to be able to launch embedded links though. It seems like this is ...
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I would like to know of some resources that relate Identity theft and computers [closed]

This is for an english project, which is how identity fraud and computers are related. I need a few sources by Thursday, and I can only have one internet source (not wikipedia, online encyclopedias ...
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Is it possible to store arbitrary data in an image file?

Is it possible to store arbitrary data such as documents or a program in the form of an image file, such as a PNG image? My concern is that someone could encode data for use by malware into an image ...
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Suggestions for a Computer Security presentation? [closed]

We have to do a presentation for my computer security class. It can be a demo or just a normal PowerPoint presentation. One of the kids in class is doing on cracking WEP. He is going to demonstrate to ...
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Is it safe to rely on network connection icons at the notification area?

Is it possible for malicious software to hide the real notification icons, putting fake icons that indicate there is no data data transmission occuring when in fact there is data transmission occuring ...
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How can I issue client certificates from a Certificate Authority?

If I wanted clients to identify themselves how can I issue them client certificates? Does it matter whether they are using Windows or Linux or whether it is a mobile device? What information do I need ...
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Permissions for apps in Windows 7

Fresh Windows 7 installation. I gave "everyone" "full control" to drive D:. When I print from Firefox to a PDF document on D: everything is peachy. If I try to do the same thing from IE9 I get a ...
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Why does a site suddenly thinks my network is compromised?

I am on Debian 6 with all updates installed. I was trying to open a link from archtecturelab.net, when up pops this warning page (see below). What's going on? I don't have any windows machines on my ...
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Mounting old home directory from Windows 7 Image

I used dd to create an entire image of my hard drive before I reformatted. Windows 7 was installed. I've mounted that image using OSFMount (which, by the way, works great!). The problem I'm ...
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Why do some browsers ask for confirmation before following any HTTPS link?

I've seen many browsers, both mobile and desktop, show a warning dialog when I click on an HTTPS link. Just warning of the fact that this is an HTTPS link. For example, my Nokia E75 asks "Opening a ...
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Why might a browser sometimes ask for confirmation when going to an HTTPS page?

When I click on a link to an HTTPS link, the browser will sometimes ask for confirmation or channel me though a form before it will allow me to se the page. Why would it do this? (This question ...
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How do I check if some one is accessing my computer from somewhere?

Here is a snap shot of my processes running on Windows XP Is there anything suspicious? How will you know if some one is accessing your computer remotely?
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TrueCrypt: NTFS or FAT?

The default file system for a TrueCrypt volume is FAT. Isn't NTFS more robust? What are the pros and cons of creating a TrueCrypt NTFS vs. FAT volume?
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How do I open a BioExcess vmdf file in Ubuntu?

I am using Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 11.10 with a Lenovo B560. In windows I have BioExcess software which is provided with the operation system. BioExcess provides the facility of keeping all ...
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What is the difference between client side and server side certificates?

I am having a hard time understanding client side and server side certificates, where they are used, what they do, etc. I would appreciate some real world examples of where each of them are used.
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Automatically login and lock

I want to configure Windows 7 to login automatically after the computer is switched on. That's not because I'm lazy and don't like typing passwords. That's because I want programs that are configured ...
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How to add esapi to ColdFusion 8

On https://github.com/damonmiller/esapi4cf there is a description of how to add the esapi jars to ColdFusion 9, but I'd like to know how to add them to ColdFusion 8. I but the esapi-2.0.1.jar in a ...
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New dyndns server at home needs more security

I have just setup an Ubuntu web server to use at home as a backup and development server for a website I have. I am using dyndns so my colleges can access this also and test new code. This works well ...
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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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Does using Tor prevent my ISP/sysadmin from seeing what sites I visit?

Does using The Onion Router prevent my Internet Service Provider or system administrator from seeing what websites I visit?
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Wireless security password impossible to hack? [closed]

I am going to be installing openvpn on a router at home running ddwrt. The other end of the tunnel is a vps running openvpn as a server. The thing is, this means that anyone connected to my wireless ...
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Windows 7: how to prevent connecting an USB-memory stick, but allow USB keyboard+mouse

We don't want a user plug-in USB-memory sticks into a Windows-7 notebook to prevent copying data. But of course, she should be able to use USB keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to tell Windows to ...
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Do intermediate certificates get cached in Firefox?

If someone visits site A which has a certificate issues by GoDaddy which also supplied a intermediate certificate between GoDaddy and their CA, would Firefox cache the intermediate certificate and use ...
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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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Another user in my network is using my IP and MAC address - what can I do?

These days I had problem with my internet connection. I have a static IP connection, but some time ago I couldn't access the internet. A friend helped me and we found out that the IP and MAC-address ...
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Sending sensitive information, like FTP/SFTP logins, via email

When I work with some bigger clients that have large IT departments, they always send me my login details via email. If my email was being watched by a nefarious type, they could easily gain access to ...