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

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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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Did my computer unlock itself?

I woke up around noon to find my computer unlocked, despite having remembered locking it the previous night and not using it since. I checked the security log, and saw a "logon" event from 11:16 AM. ...
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How to get TeamViewer to ask for a password everytime when connecting to a remote machine?

TeamViewer has a convenience feature where it automatically fills in the password from a previous session, so you only have to press the Logon button to connect. I don't like this behavior and is ...
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Secure Apache PHP installation: Using the right user:group

i want to "perfectly" protect my apache PHP installation on a linux server. In the history, i had problems with script-virues / exploids, so it needs to be a "secure" solution. My current solution: ...
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Using minimal LXC containers as an advanced and secure chroot to isolate services

First of all I'm not a security expert, and I never used LXC before. I'm trying to harden as much as possible a Gentoo hardened server. To do so, I'm thinking to use LXC, maybe combined with KVM, to ...
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Strip Linux for a fixed-hardware system [duplicate]

Apologies if this is not the appropriate place to post! I am designing a minimal Linux system to test on an industrial PC. The ultimate goal is security. The hardware of the PC is known and will not ...
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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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Chome Incognito session cookie location?

What is the location of Chromes Incognito cookies while Incognito is active? We know the location for regular cookies in Chrome for Windows 7 is at: c:\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\user ...
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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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Security concerns of displaying ssh private key

I've made I huge mistake, or at least I think it is: I've "catted" my private SSH key cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa I'm now afraid that I've created a security hole, allowing other users to see my private key ...
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Once opened, isn't a volume encrypted using cryptsetup readable by all users?

A volume is encrypted using cryptsetup. Once cryptsetup open ... has been executed, isn't the mapped device then readable by all users on the host? If they know the file system, they can trivially ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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Windows 7 copy User folder

I damaged the hard drive in my laptop and had to replace it with a new one. I purchased a device that allows me to connect my damaged hard-drive with a USB port just like an external hard-drive. I can ...
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Is it possible to have low level encryption on the disks of a Synology Disk Station DS213J (NAS)?

I know I can encrypt shared folders, but unfortunately not the home/homes folder. All I want is that if my NAS is stolen than all data is unusable. I don't need to have different encryption for each ...
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Can data be accessed between two PCs connected to the same TV through a VGA and a HDMI cable?

Can data be accessed between two PCs connected to the same TV through a VGA and a HDMI cable? I have a laptop connected through HDMI to a 1080p smart TV (no antenna) and a desktop (no networking) ...
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Routing traffic over Vpn without NAT?

I want to tunnel traffic through my vpn but I just realized that my kernel does not have nat enabled ;( iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.20.0.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE iptables v1.4.14: can't ...
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PXE disk wipe utility?

I know that DBAN is easily used if you have a CD/DVD/USB drive. However, if you have a situation where one is unable to have physical access a network bootable situation is needed. So is there an ...
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passwordless ssh using id_dsa.pub or id_rsa.pub or identity.pub not working

I have a solaris 8 box and im trying to authenticate using no password the user george onto a solaris 11. versions of ssh: solaris8: OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090607f ...
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(captcha) What is the meaning of 'second 3'? [closed]

I am trying to register a technical forum as a member. As usual, we need to answer some captcha as this is a common security question to prevent spam. And here is their security question: Of the ...
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How to find application running by HWND?

I have a password keeper app which states that a certain other application is monitoring my clipboard. The password app only states the following as the application it is warning about: HWND: 855900 ...
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How to respond to Windows Security Alert in Windows 7?

I got a "Windows Security Alert" in Windows 7. This is because a program (Spotify) on my computer wants to use the Internet connection. But I'm not sure what these options mean. Windows Firewall ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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Automatically lock screen on lid close in Windows 7

I'm a longtime Linux user, and I just recently got a laptop that runs Windows 7. I recently stepped away from my workstation for a few minutes, and returned to find, to my horror, someone else sitting ...
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How to forbid IE to browse a https site if the cert is not trusted?

I've been Googled for a while, and didn't find any easy way to do this. Basically, I want to make sure the IE users in my network cannot browse possibly phishing site, or those are compromised with a ...
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What's the best way to copy data without leaving a trace? [closed]

I was wondering if uploading data from system disk onto a file sharing online service, but it seems like the system logs these and they could be traced by the cookies of that website. Is it the same ...
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What is the difference between Linux's root privilege system vs Windows' administrator privilege system? [closed]

People say Linux is safe because system changes can only be made having root access and therefore blocks viruses or other malware from being executed. But doesn't windows administrator user system ...
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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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How do I audit where security groups are applied in my domain? [closed]

I've been asked to find out how and where specific security groups are being used in my organizations AD domain. I know what the groups are and where to find them in the directory, but I don't know ...
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Java Security Settings do not stay changed

I have an applet that requires the java security setting to be on medium. I go into the control panel and change the setting. I hit apply. Then exit the Java control panel. To check if the ...
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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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Virtualbox - Route a VM through a secure proxy

I have Virtualbox 4.3.6 running on Windows 7 Pro. I have various Linux VMs, I'd like to know if there is any way I can configure virtualbox not to use the default internet access the laptop has (work ...
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How to back up large amounts of data? [duplicate]

I have a lot of high res pictures, a lot meaning i have about at least 100gb/month that needs backing up. I wrote blu-rays until now when some of them started failing. I also need to have quick acces ...
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Windows XP PRO SP3- stop changes to security software registry key(s) set by unknown program

I have searched the site and the web for an answer to my problem without any luck. Not sure if this is possible but an unknown, hidden program/script/malware/rootkit keeps adding \??\ to the image ...
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Encrypt file using PGP/GPG having multiple recipients [duplicate]

I have used GPG for some time and know a little about the inner workings. For example I know how to encrypt a file with your public key so only you can open it with your private key, neat. But ...
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SQL Server Database Encryption [closed]

Let's say two programmers are working on a website for a store. They've created a small database for an online store. Users would have to register and provide a username(e-mail address) password,home ...
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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 ...
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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Are SSL's default snake oil certificates truly snake oil as opposed to being genuine honest-to-good certificates?

SSL generates self-signed "snake oil" certificates by default, for example at /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem. As per Wikipedia, snake oil is a cryptographic method or product that is considered ...
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Is giving myself write permission on my Python `site-packages` directory a way to avoid `sudo pip` risks?

I understand that there are security risks involved in installing pip under sudo, but for various reasons I would like to continue installing my packages in site-packages (on OSX 10.9), which ...
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what is the purpose of UEFI SecureBoot?

I heard that new computers will have a "secureboot" feature built in, and that it's supposed to keep "unsigned code" from booting. I haven't seen any issue with a possibility to boot the wrong OS,as ...
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Why can't SSH tunneling be used for SIP VOIP encryption?

On http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/index.php?page_id=2716 it says "Note that SSH tunneling is not a viable method for VoIP media path encryption." Why can't SSH tunneling (as opposed to a VPN) be used ...
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Is SFTP without keys still better than FTP?

I have a question regarding SFTP and security. Is using SFTP without keys, still more secure (eg. encrypted) than plain FTP?
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What does this name in my shell prompt mean? [duplicate]

When I opened the terminal today on my MacOS laptop I got a last logged on message and on my line where I can type it says JohnBatasiPhone:~ AlbertRenshaw$ I don't know anyone named "John Batas"... ...
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I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off

GOAL: I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008R2 domain ACTIONS SO FAR: I have enabled Account Auditing via: start -> ...
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How to delete detected virus in Memory card via ESET [duplicate]

I am using ESET ENDPOINT ANTIVIRUS 5.0.2113.0. in my Windows 7 SONY VAIO. After i scan a memory card, it detected 22 viruses in it. and there is no option to delete that. somebody told me ESET will ...
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Is smearing on an LCD monitor possibly a sign of having a splice on the monitor cable?

I'm travelling in China, staying at backpacker hostels and cheap hotels. Many cheap hotels don't have Wi-Fi but have a desktop computer in the room with Internet access. The hotel I'm staying at now ...
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Windows NTFS : How to reset security easily?

(My English can be strange ..) I have one external HDD formated by NTFS. I use this HDD as my data storage. When I reinstall windows, external HDD's security settings seem to remain, so I must have ...
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How can file permissions be different for 2 files downloaded from the Internet?

Have downloaded 2 .ZIP files but both have different permissions for reasons I don't understand. These 2 files among other files were in public directory of source laptop through which I wanted to ...
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How is a Twitter account hacked? [closed]

This is something I've thought about a while and have not found any articles or blog posts about. There are articles for users on how to protect themselves, but that is not what I want to know about. ...