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

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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware ...
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Do .AppleDouble files on web server pose a security threat?

I already had the AFP server set up my Ubuntu Server machine when I decided to also use it as an Apache web server. I got it set up, then started editing sites over AFP from my Mac. It's been up for a ...
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Linux Security (plugging gaping holes in old systems) [closed]

I have recently started a new position in a relatively small company and taken lead position on the Linux/UNIX side of things (and windows server/AD etc, but that is beside the point) in our company ...
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How to encrypt Google Drive on local machine

I'm a Google Apps customer and one of the things I'm using is the Google drive service to sync my files from my work PC to my home. This works fantastic but I have a concern about theft of the machine ...
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Drag and Drop vs. Copy and Paste in Windows Explorer

Is there a difference between dragging and dropping a file vs. copying and pasting in Windows Explorer? I read on a forum that dragging is more reliable than copying. Is this true? Can copying ...
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Configure OSX Firewall to Allow SSH Server?

If I turn on my OSX firewall, ssh is disallowed. If I turn it off, ssh can connect just fine. These are the settings from the ssh host: while I don't know what I'm doing, I figured that giving ...
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How to get browsing history for PC in same network [closed]

I have made a ticket booking recently without creating an account from my office network. After few days, I receive an email saying that my ticket has been cancelled. When I contacted the flight, they ...
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Not able to stream video from my Defender SN500-4CH security system [closed]

I have a Defender SN500-4CH v1.0 security system. For some reason I am not able to see the broadcast on it when I connect it to the world. It would ask me to login, so I put the correct user name and ...
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What is the risk of my personal computer being monitored at work?

Recently I began to bring my laptop to work for covenience because I have to move a lot. I know they can track what I do while using my desktop. But can they track my laptop as well? I am connected my ...
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Accounts hijacked after open wifi network. What now?

So I have been informed that I am sending spam email from my gmail account. I'm currently abroad and I have connected to several insecure connections. What should I do now to restore security to my ...
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What ports do I need to open for offshore to access our SQL Server db?

When using SSMS, for example, for connect to a SQL Server, I would specify the server name to which a wanted to connect as well as the Authentication method, in this case, Windows Authentication. If ...
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Network Security - Potential issue [closed]

I have to send a program over to China which accesses a server inside our network. This program updates SQL records and stores large amounts of data on the status of products beings tested, on this ...
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Send packet (frame) with different 'Sender's MAC'?

I was just studying the Network+ book where it explains the contents of a Frame using blocks to represent a set of bits. Moving onward, it states that the first 'block' is the Recipient's MAC address. ...
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How does Chrome Remote Desktop manage the remote screen? Can this behaviour be altered?

Does Chrome Remote Desktop keep the remote screen off/locked, or will it show the active remote session? Is there any way this behaviour can be altered?
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Weird test.txt files always popping up in dev folders

In literally thousands of folders and subfolders, I have files called "test.txt", which are always exactly 48 bytes, looking like this: 2 NUL 8 T 2 DLE 0 B 2 NUL 8 H 2 NUL 0 P Or in hex: ...
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What is a TLS Lenovo Home automation controller?

I went to install a printer on my laptop and spotted the following: I have an HP laptop and am in the office and don't have anything Lenovo related hooked up to my machine, so what could this be?
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Filezilla can't connect with TLS on one domain name

I've two websites: one hosting by OVH, and I have no problems with connection with Filezilla (I can use FTP connexion with TLS) one another not hosting by OVH, and when I'm trying to connect with ...
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Is my router secure from remote hackers if it uses NAT and has its built-in firewall enabled? [closed]

My router uses NAT, so it blocks unsolicited packets if I did not send a packet to the source of unsolicited packet first or my port is not forwarded. I understand that this is not meant to be a ...
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In light of the discovered vulnerabilities in SSL/TLS, is legacy RDP encryption or SSL more secure? [duplicate]

Windows offers the option of using either RDP encryption or SSL (TLS 1.0) to secure a remote desktop connection. Which option is more secure? Given the recent discoveries, is TLS 1.0 still secure in ...
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How to make Windows 7 ask for admin permission for all actions?

For example, Linux will ask permission for each and every action; e.g., for installing software and uninstalling software. Is it possible to configure Windows like that?
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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How to disable “Download scanning protection” of new Chrome-17?

In recent update of Google Chrome internet browser (in stable channel), there is a new security/privacy option: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2012/02/faster-browsing-safer-downloading.html In ...
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How to make sure that repositories added to Linux Mint are safe and secure [closed]

I’m using the latest version of Linux mint which based on Ubuntu, I have installed many programs by adding a new repository to the list of checked repositories. Now I’m worried of how safe these ...
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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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If you're running a web-app on port 8080 and don't want external users to see the app, how do you block it in Windows Firewall?

When I'm working on my app in a coffee shop, I want to make sure no one can see the app, which runs on localhost:8080. How do you configure Windows Firewall to block external connections to 8080 but ...
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What functionality would I lose if I disable browser-based Java?

I am reading that disabling Java—not JavaScript—will make my computer safer form malicious software attacks. All indications are that it will indeed make it safer, but there are no real reasons out ...
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How can I tell if my NAT Gateway is a Full-Cone NAT (one-to-one) or a Restricted-Cone NAT?

Since a Restricted-Cone NAT blocks incoming packets from sources which I did not sent a packet to first, I feel as if it is more secure, unlike a Full-Cone NAT. However, I am not sure what my NAT ...
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BSOD - “replacing invalid security ID with default security ID” - Cannot boot to windows, black screen

I was working away on my computer when it suddenly blue screened. It's maybe done that once many months ago. Upon Reboot it began running checkdisk, moving orphaned files and then it got to this ...
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NTFS Security Settings Authenticated Users not in list

Working on securing permissions on network shares in the office and I wanted to use "Authenticated Users" group instead of one I already had called "public fileshare users". They serve me the same ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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Security level of a hard drive password

I’m about to get a new laptop. I’d like to have some basic security to prevent access to my data in case of getting lost or stolen. At some point I will replace the hard drive with a self-encrypting ...
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How can I edit banknote images in Photoshop CS?

While designing some personal stuff, I encountered troubles copy-pasting a banknote image into Photoshop CS2. I saved a Dollar bill from the web to my desktop, but trying to open it, even ...
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How to find source process of unknown popup in Windows 7

A random popup appears in Windows 7 titled as Information with a progress bar and a clock. The window sometimes says Please wait a moment..., and the progress bar moves very slowly and disappears. ...
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How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email?

For WPA, there are calculators to determine the time needed to crack a passphrase, but I have found nothing for OpenPGP. How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email (depending ...
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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How can using a Tor Hidden service for SSH improve security?

I recently read some blogs posts about how to use Tor Hidden Services to access an SSH server. They argued it can increase security, but I don't understand why this should apply. As far as I ...
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Unknown Contact has full access to folder?

Is anyone able to take any educated guess(es) about what this "Unknown Contact" is, which has access to a few shared folders on my computer? The concerned machine is connected to another via a ...
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SecurePoint is not allowing https access through OpenVPN, why not?

How can I get https access from Windows through OpenVPN to apps running on a remote CentOS 7 server? I am trying to use the SecurePoint OpenVPN client for Windows, but need some better instructions. ...
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How to unblock chm files - unblock button is missing

I downloaded a CHM file. When I double click it it prompts me to open / save / cancel. Whether I open or save a new copy, the 'new' version will prompt the same open / save / cancel popup ad ...
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How can I save / access credentials in credential manager from a remote machine? [duplicate]

I have to save credentials using a service account onto a remote machine and also should be able to access the credentials from remote machine using the service credentials. I have tried using ...
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Configure Java 8 Exceptions list for all users on a computer?

I need to add several sites to the Java exemption site list in Java 8. The problem is that Java's security settings are done on a per user basis and not on a per system basis. This means that when I ...
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Mac Terminal Foreign Host-Name

When I was recently connected to a coffee shop wireless network using Terminal for some coding I saw a foreign "preface" (if that is the right word) before my username. Rather than Normal_Name:~ ...
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How to stop a DDoS attack using the CSF firewall?

I have a local CentOS server used for web hosting. There are a lot of attacks that come in from many different IP addresses that try to hack into a Joomla 2.5 based website. This causes my Apache ...
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Windows 7 never remembers my password credential

Every time I need to connect to something in my company I get a dialog like this So I type in my password(this can popup when I am in IE 9 or outlook or whatever.) and check the box. Say I am in IE ...
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Password policy using pam_cracklib is not enforced for root in gui

I'm on Red Hat 6.6 now, trying to enforce password policy for root user. My /etc/pam.d/system-auth file contains following lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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Is Windows 8+ Reset the same as performing a clean install from a MSFT .iso or an OEM .iso?

Windows 8 and newer versions have a "Windows Reset" feature that reinstalls windows. The question is, does it perform the same kind of clean install that you would achieve with a MSFT .iso, or does it ...
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bash Segfault by infinite recursion

I just noticed that the bash I'm using (4.2.25(1)) isn't protected against infinite function recursion. In such a case a Segfault happens (and the bash process terminates). To check this on your ...
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Is it possible I would get hacked by using DNS service? [closed]

I heard some people say, it’s possible that some hackers can access PCs while using public DNS service because they’ll be vulnerable to them. However, paid DNS service requires credentials, so it’s ...
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What steps should I take if a new computer got remotely compromised and I am not local to repair?

An elderly friend just purchased an HP Pavilian (Windows 8) 13-A010DX from Best Buy and was setting up his Office 365 account when he received a pop-up (from his browser, I’d presume), which stated ...