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

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Unlock External HD after locker has been deleted

I used lockMyDrive software in order to lock my external hard drive. The software locates the interface, where the user should insert the password, in the external hard drive itself. Everything was ...
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Does Outlook prevent unauthorized Windows users from accessing a .PST file?

If one creates a .PST file in Microsoft Outlook and does not specify a password during creation does Outlook automatically prevent other users from accessing the data in the .PST file? If not, is ...
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Windows 8/8.1 UEFI Secure Boot custom keys

Is there the ability to run the OS Windows 8/8.1 with custom keys? I created my certificate with "makekert" utility, then i use signtool to sign files "memtest.efi", "bootmgfw.efi", "bootmg.efi", ...
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Should I be worry after opening suspicious Email attachment?

Yesterday, I have received this following suspicious email Normally, I would not click on any of the email attachments if I am not sure about the origin of it. But yesterday, I accidentally opened ...
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Google Drive - restrict access to an e-mail domain, but allow open access within that domain

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet and I would like to allow anyone with a @foo.com email to edit it, but prevent anyone else from seeing it. Is that possible directly within Google Drive? If not, is ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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Dangers of Authenticity to host can't be established?

I am trying to connect to a server. I connect to it and add a file or two then disconnect. I just got this message when connecting on a new machine: The authenticity of host 'mytestingserver.com ...
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Automate Interactive method of authentication for file transfer

Interactive method of authentication There is a server A and Server B Server A is the File Transfer server It has the files stored in it and we issue command scp admin@IP of REMOTE ...
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Unable to reinstall MSE or Forefront Protection on Windows 7 x86_64

One of the administrators in our company has recently had a trojan (Upatre.A), they managed to detect this with Microsoft Security Essentials and it told us it was removed. She continued to report her ...
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How to stop Internet Explorer from blocking ActiveX controls on local files

Often, when I open HTML files on my C drive with Internet Explorer, I get a message saying that IE has blocked some ActiveX controls in the page. I then have to click a button to see the page. How can ...
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TeamViewer wants a password for the Options dialog

I can login to my TeamViewer account but when I try to add a computer to the "Computers & Contacts" dialog I get a login prompt. This doesn't accept my account password. What other password is ...
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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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Access denied on a directory (my own): So locked down that everything fails from icacls to takeown

On my Windows 8.1 system, I have a folder called "D:\Benutzer\Alle\Musik" (I'm german, this is like Users/All/Music) which was linked to the Music library folder in windows. I decided to add my music ...
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Unable to read an email protected by Rights Management Service

My colleague received an email from H company. This email is protected by Microsoft Rights Management Service. His email client is Outlook Express, and he use POP3 to received it to local disk (the ...
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How come one user can delete another user's 755 files?

I have a backup upload script that scp’s files to another server using the user upload. Another script on the target server then chown’s these to another user and sets the file mode to 755. If I then ...
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Secure PHP in user directories

I'm a sysadmin for a small server at my university, which is used by students to experiment and run long jobs at their will. I enabled PHP in user directories so they could experiment with websites ...
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Block traffic to server based on known bad hosts list

there used to be a project like denyhosts that would block bad ips from reaching your server but as far as i understand that is now dead? ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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How do I report vulnerabilities in Windows?

I have been looking for vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and would like to report them to Microsoft. Some are extremely important including one that compromises the user's key store ...
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How to apply only security updates on CentOS?

Ive tried what this article describes: yum install yum-security Next step is yum list-security but the result of this is: Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.anl.gov * ...
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How to determine what is running in DLLHOST.EXE that's missing /ProcessID switch?

I have multiple dllhost.exe processes running on my computer: Every one of these image's command line is missing (what I am thinking is) the requisite ...
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unable to change the security properties on PDF file to password protect it

I have PDF file I scanned. I am unable to change the security setting to add password it it. Here is link how to password protect it and also the screenshot for the gray'ed out security propety. I ...
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How to make Pixaria work without ini_set()?

I am working on a server which has Pixaria installed. After wasting (yes, completely wasted) hours trying to find out why it showed a blank page, I finally decided to try to enable ini_set() in ...
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How to remove error “Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons”, *without* enabling ini_set?

I don't want to turn on ini_set() for security reasons. So per CSF's recommendation, I did add it to be unset. However, a drupal site gives this error, but I want to remove the error (or hide it) ...
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Why is allowing root login via FTP( on cPanel) a considerable security risk?

I find it very convenient to administer my whole server by logging in as root. However, CSF tells me that it is a "considerable risk" to allow login to FTP via root, and other websites I googled ...
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How to hide Gnupg passwords when doing back ups with Duplicity?

I have been following some tutorials for Duplicity back ups. It is all fine except that everyone seems to be putting their Gnupg passwords in scripts or plain text files which sounds crazy stupid ...
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“DoS attack: Smurf” in router logs - should i worry?

Here is 2 day filtered log from my Netgear 6300 Router. It seems that I am constantly having SMURF attacks. Based on my router settings it seems that I am being protected. I have "Disable Port Scan ...
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how to verify linux server security vulnerability?

I'd just install RHEL7, how do i certify that my server is free from vulnerability, virus or malware?, is the any tools or script that i can use to verify it? tq regards adabi
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Reversing AppArmor log line to rule

I am looking for a way to easily reverse a single line from /var/log/syslog reported by AppArmor for a profile in complain mode. I have seen that using aa-genprof that it uses what is reported to the ...
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Workaround for Mavericks OSX for Java security

Is it possible to run a version of Java on OSX Mavericks that allows for "medium" security settings? This setting is required for my business' web-based remote access portal. Any suggestions/tips ...
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Where is the Windows Security Button or what does it look like? [duplicate]

Log in says Press CTRL + Alt + Delete or use the Windows Security button to unlock this computer. Nothing happens when I press CTRL Alt Delete. So, where is the Windows Security Button?
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How can I get my company proxy's root certificate (with Firefox)?

I'm facing a similar problem as in Firefox: This connection is untrusted + Behind corporate firewall that is, I'm getting "this connecting is untrusted" whenever I try to connect via https, as ...
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Syskey USB Mounting

The problem: Windows no longer mounts the USB Startup Key disk I created. As a result, I cannot log into Windows. Not even if I manually modify SecureBoot in the registry (from linux). Is there ...
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Is it possible to use USB token as file storage

Is it possible to store and retrieve files other than certificate in USB etoken? I would like to use it as read-only USB flash disk.
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Post-Infection Analysis of Suspected Keylogger

I've recently downloaded and ran a file, which I now suspect might be a keylogger. I am wondering how can I tell if this file is a keylogger? I can provide a link to the file if anyone would be able ...
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How to warn developers of an unknown server type (only have version #) that it's leaking their client's credentials all over Google? [closed]

This popular, but unknown server is leaking the admin login/pw all over Google, and I was wondering how to go about notifying the developer when all I have to go on is the information below. Server ...
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Limit Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 to given WAN IPs

I have a Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 router, and have SSH, HTTP, and several other ports forwarded to a server. It is not for public use, and will only be accessed by me. I've recently had 60,000 hits ...
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Is it safe to run WindowsXP as a Virtual Machine?

I know XP should not be used on a normal internet-facing PC. But if you run it within a sand-boxed VM that can't access the main PC, is that OK? My use-case is I run a VPN within a VM, to RDP into a ...
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New updates started to show up in fall 2014

Since WinXP support ended in April 2014, my Automatic Update client went quiet. But, about two months ago, updates started to show up in it again! Naturally, I was suspicious that M$ might be trying ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Is there a way to encrypt my traffic in foreign networks?

I will be staying in a hotel network for a while and I don't like the idea of someone wiresharking me. Is there any VPN software allowing me to encrypt my traffic? Something similar to TOR browser, ...
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how to prevent access of hard disc from guest user in window 7 ?

i want to restrict guest user from access the hard disc data, so how it could be, i goes through this way gpcedit.mc, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows ...
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Splitting a file provides some sort of encryption?

I was wondering if splitting a file with tools like HJsplit provides some sort of encryption. Imagine I split an image or a pdf in various parts, if someone manage to get just 1 or more parts, could ...
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Prevent file from being uploaded(windows)

Say you have some file on your windows system. Is there a simple way or tool which can mark this file as not uploadable to some other machine over the internet? All applications on the system can ...
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Securing and protecting a shared computer

I allow friends and relatives to use my home computer, but I'd like to secure it as much as possible, and so I have a few questions: How can I require an admin password (that only I know) for any ...
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Least-Privilege BUILTIN\Administrator Failure Configuring Application Control Policies with AppLocker

I'm configuring execution control on a computer running Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate with one hard drive with a single partition. With AppLocker comes the option to create "default rules". In the case of ...
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How do I configure my system to trust a CA for a specific subset of domains?

The company I work for has a number of internal web services accessible over HTTPS. These services use SSL/TLS certificates signed by an internal certificate authority which is only trusted by ...
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Deny acess to file-shares (SMB)?

There are security policies like: Deny logon locally Deny logon on through Remote Desktop Services Deny access this computer from network Is there any policy to deny specific users/groups to ...
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How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
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Is there a way to blacklist programs so that they can't be installed?

I again found on my sister's Windows PC the infamous Ask toolbar, probably installed along with some software. It is easy for bloatware to slip through. That is just one example. I'm aware that ...