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

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Linux File Protection

How can I protect my linux box from any physical access to my files and folders. When you protect your linux, a user can use LiveDVD or mount to another bootable PC and access to all content of your ...
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Debian 7.4 - Home PC security

After looking around on the Internet for a while, I've only come up with ways to help secure Debian when it comes to production servers, not home PCs. (Aside from this, anyway. I do everything the ...
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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
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what program would make this http request? have I been hacked?

I have a small digital ocean instance running a personal blog. I recently set up apache logging and noticed people are making requests trying to hack wordpress (I'm not running wordpress). I also ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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In Keepass is there any plugin or way to have a login form submitted?

In Keepass 2 is there any way to have it automatically log you into a website that it has been setup to do so? The only reason I use lastpass over Keepass is because it save me a great deal of time ...
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Password procedures

tldr; How do people manage their myriad passwords safely and easily? Personally I have about 4 different accounts to supercomputers that are 'high security', 3 different e-mail accounts with ...
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Can not access any site with Chrome but Chromium does access any site well at the same time

I'm in for trouble with Chrome on my Mac after I backed to my home. The problem is I can not access the site such https://www.google.com with error code "ERR_ACCESS_DENIED". Even It's not restricted ...
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Making a tunnel VM with centos 6.5

I been thinking about this and I would like to hear from other superusers and SA... At my new job I have to access a number of servers over 20 lets say to make it easy.. I setup VirtualBox on my ...
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My ISP is rewriting google.com's DNS entry. how can I circumvent?

I am in Thailand, and my ISP is ToT, and I am using Windows. When I do a nslookup for google.com, I get the following: C:\Windows\System32>nslookup DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 ...
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Is it bad to have a stand alone firewall that disables the native system firewall?

I've heard claims that firewalls such as the one that comes with Avast are better than others that disable the system firewall. Is it correct that it could lead to problems disabling a firewall built ...
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USB drive data transfer control?

I want to allow only authorized USB drives to transfer data from my computers. How can this be achieved? My computers have win 8/win 7 installed.
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What details would you view in a certificate to check if it is trustworthy?

I have a question need help: What details would you view in a certificate to check if it is a trustworthy website?
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Windows 8.1 multiple passwords needed to sign in

I've been having some security issues lately so i was wondering if there was any possible way to have multiple passwords needed to sign into one user on windows 8.1
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Perfmon and trustedinstaller working on boot on Win7, small 16 pixel window?

I booted up my Windows 7 system, which is a nearly fresh install. I've only installed Chrome and Citrix reciever on there. However, it seemed to be going very slowly for about 5 or 10 minutes, and ...
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Why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow

Why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow I would like to know why the indicator for https condition at left side of URL bar alerted in yellow even when I just ...
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Secure web proxy using squid

I Recently installed squid as a web proxy, it works fine. But the problem is that connection to the proxy server is not encrypted, so it's visible to any mans in the middle by DPI (Deep Packet ...
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Why don't you have to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to logon anymore in Windows 8?

In previous versions of Windows, you had to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to logon, or to unlock a locked workstation. This was because this key sequence was recognized directly by the BIOS, and thus ...
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is it possible to turn off screen lock in Mac OSX after 6pm?

I would like to turn off lock screen security when I finish work. Is it possible to do it on a scheduled basis?
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How does this SMS Passcode screen work? [closed]

While doing a particular login using my mobile phone number, a SMS Passcode is sent, and then displayed like this on my iPhone: How does it work? Is it an SMS generated with some metadata that the ...
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How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want that Windows shows the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I tough it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
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Should I run my small website in port 80, 8080, or 81?

I am running a small website using nginx. Since there's (probably) not going to be a lot of traffic in my server's lifespan and to avoid random DoS attacks, I am considering setting the web server to ...
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“Cannot connect to the real Gmail.com”

Dunno what happened, but suddenly I cannot connect to Gmail from Chrome on this computer: Under "more" it says: What does this mean? gmail.com normally uses encryption (SSL) to protect ...
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ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
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What is the best way to share SMIME keys across all my devices?

I have many devices that I would like to use SMIME with IOS (iPad mini) Windows (Work PC) OSX (Home PC) Android (Cell phone) Web Browser (at my girlfriends) Since a SMIME message can only be sent ...
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Unable to add secure Java site

I need to add a secure site to allow Java apps to be run in my web browser. I use Windows 7 and the latest Java build, Java 7 update 17 build 1.7.0_17-b02. However, in the Security tab of the Java ...
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How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data?

I'm not a an expert in cryptography, but I've read the project's faqs. How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data? To me, this seems like hanging a door key on the door ...
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What's the best and 'fastest' way to secure data on an external HDD?

I have a transcend 1 TB HDD that has some sensitive data in it. I want no one to be able to access that drive. I know that there's an option to encrypt the whole drive but I think it will be ...
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Is it possible to compile together OS and web server/server apps into a single executable?

I was discussing with a friend the idea of a "single application compiled server", in which the server is compiled together only with the its dependencies into a single executable. Nothing else is on ...
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Why can linux users see each others files?

I would have thought that basic security principles would mean that users can't see files in the home directory of other users. Many many years ago I worked on Novell servers and I seem to recall ...
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Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

So I am trying to make my main desktop be able to reboot right into the desktop without asking for a password, but I still want to be secure when I'm accessing it remotely. No one is ever going to ...
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Red fonts in bing search

When I search using Bing, some results are returned in red fonts. Please help me understand what is this indicating? Below is the snapshot illustrating it. Thanks
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Infected, back-doored Windows 7, is it safe to keep it using after Kaspersky Anti-Virus clean up? [duplicate]

So I got this computer from my cousin. As far as I can tell, it has LOTS of back-doors, trojans etc. installed. You can see the installed programs as below w/ lots of activeX: I fear these ...
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IPS attack message error when I visit a website

I'm on debian wheezy, I have visited a website but this one show me an error that I'm blocked because of IPS attack, the error is: Blocked because of IPS attack, An attack was detected, originating ...
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If I'm downloading through a proxy on a virtual machine is my anonymity being jeopardized?

I run a win7 VM on OS X. I am running it with vmare fusion.I have utorrent on my VM and it use a socks5 proxy (setup in the utorrent connection settings) for everything it downloads. Thats all I use, ...
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Window folder sharing and security setting on subfolder

How could I set my sharing and permission setting so that the user can access a sub folder but cant not access the folder itself? Currently on my share drive I have a folder "A". With in the folder ...
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Why did the command prompt open after I opened the Flash Player setup? [closed]

I opened the setup and alongside the setup window, the command prompt opened. What does this mean? The command prompt window is titled c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\nsyf.tmp\ump.exe
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Can a home user behind a firewall be targetted by a DDoS attack?

I've read about an attack that targets simple home computer users who are playing online poker: Players A and B join a real money 1 on 1 tournament. You cannot unregister from this tournament and if ...
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Internet connection dies after some time

Hi, I am using a HP ProBook 4440. I am using the Internet using WiFi connections using the university WiFi but for the last few days I can't get a continuous Internet connection. Whenever I connect ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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What does the NTFS encryption protect against?

I have encrypted a folder from the (Properties>Advanced>Encrypt contents to secure data). However when I change my user profile to another one which is also an administrator the folder seems to be ...
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Is it possible to have a folder that only certain programs can write to?

I have an application which generates some data files and exports them to a folder. It is very important that no-one can then edit these files - they should be able to read them but not update ...
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Should fwknop be listening to a port?

I am trying to install fwknop on a VirtualBox Debian 7 machine. It installs with no error (apt-get install fwknop-server -y), i made the modification in /etc/default/fwknop-server file so daemon ...
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Can applications be installed remotely on OS X?

I would like to know how to install Mac applications remotely. Could you tell me about it? Reason: My concern is that my home network is sometimes hacked and my DHCP server goes down, so I wonder ...
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I've ported my website locally installed to Internet. Is it secure?

Sorry about that ugly title, but I've managed to share my Wordpress installed locally (using WAMP server) to internet, just porting my 80 port to the public 1234 port in my router configuration. So, ...
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What are the security implications of having submitted password in username field?

Let's say I typed my password into the username textbox of a frequently-visited website (https of course) and hit enter before I noticed what I was doing. Is my password now sitting in plaintext in a ...
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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Whats the link between security and processors

So I have been on the web for a while today and came across the intel xeon processors. In the feature list, it mentions security. I remember in many other places, I've seen security somehow linked ...
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“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...