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

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Secure setup of home wireless network

How to configure home wireless network to ensure that it is sufficiently secured and at the same time its usability is not restricted. EDIT Just to clarify by "usability is not restricted" I meant ...
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How can I prevent file copy in my usb stick?

I want to prevent other users of copying my files from my usb stick. Is there any method to do that?
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I want to make Macintosh Security Settings Location-Aware and Automatic

I have a Macbook Pro that I take from home to work to coffee shops to hotels. When I am at home, I want it to not require a password except after 4 hours of inactivity. When I am traveling, I want it ...
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Can 'Switch User' in Windows 7 work with Active Directory?

In Windows 7 you can 'Switch User' to anyone who's been configured locally on the machine. Can this be extended to allow someone to switch to a user defined in Active Directory (the same directory ...
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How Wifis and wifi security work?

I see tons of videos dealing with WEP cracking, but actaully none of them teach about how Wifis work. They are just a bunch of commands thrown at the screen. Where can I learn about the inner ...
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Run unsigned Java applets

Basiclly the same question as Allowing unsigned Java applications on all sites, but for Java 8, where I get the pleasure of seeing this screen: Unsurprisingly, this breaks things for me. Is there ...
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How to hide a code from myself until a specified time?

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
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Is it possible/good practice to use same private key for two servers for passwordless login from the same workstation/localserver?

I have two websites. One website is a clone of the other website. When I checked the sshd_config file in both the sites they are exactly similar, except one uses authorized_keys as the identification ...
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Are WiFi transmissions over an open network encrypted?

By "open" I mean the router does not require a password to connect.
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Standalone firewall + antivirus or combined security tools?

For years I'm using some antivirus software and different firewall. Now every antiviruses have got some firewall features and there are complete "internet security" complexes... and every firewall get ...
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How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux

My question is similar to this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/228534/linux-default-file-permission but there is no scp/ftp client involved and that question looks abandoned. Simply put: I want ...
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Password management at an organization [closed]

In my company we have a largish number of secure logins, currently all stored in a single KeePass database which some of us share the keys to. We'd like to have a more fine-grained, identity-based ...
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How to store passwords [closed]

I want to know what the best way is to store secret information (like passwords, passcodes, and ssh keys). Should it be stored on the computer or written down for a home/office use? What is the best ...
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Copy-proof flash drive

I'm looking for a solution that make it possible to make a flash drive which protects the data from being copied so that the data is data could be "played" only The main aim for the flash drive is to ...
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My Mac trying to connect to a possible intruder's machine, that is not in the network anymore

I just asked a question I think someone else has access to my wireless network. What next?. I have changed wireless security to WPA2, changed the password, disabled file sharing etc as =suggested in ...
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Can I stop windows from “Blocking” zip files

When downloading a zip file from the internet, Windows "blocks" it. By that I mean I have to right click>Properties>and click unblock. Is there a way to stop windows from doing this?
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How to properly secure a wireless home network

I'm soon going to be setting up a wireless network for me and some buddies and (hopefully) making it secure. I have some questions and concerns regarding this and figured someone here could give me a ...
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Is it possible to change the background behind the OS X login box screen saver unlock?

I have my Mac configured to require a password when it goes to sleep or when the screen saver comes on. When I wake it up I'm presented with a login box and the screen behind it is flat black. I would ...
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Does web browser uses previously saved cache in private browsing?

All the current versions of top five web browsers support private browsing mode, where they don't save anything as history or cache or cookies. But do they use cache saved from previous normal ...
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Encrypting a user's directory in Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 Professional. Is there any way to make a user's directory (anything under C:\Users\Foo) encrypted? I'm looking for something like Apple's FileVault feature. When I login as an ...
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Removing previously type commands at a remote server

I am ssh'ing into a remote server and then su'ing to root. The problem is that sometimes, I have not paid enough attention to the console message, and I have accidentally typed in the root password ...
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How to split two networks for one Internet connection

I have a single Internet connection and I'd like to create two networks to access it. Network #1: WiFi accessible Network #2: Wired, not accessible from Network #1, but can still get to the Internet ...
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Is there a reason why people don't secure public hotspots? [closed]

It seems like a network is considered to be secure by OS(or at least Windows) when the network has a password. By secure, it seems to mean the data gets encrypted. Can't public places just put WPA2 ...
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
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Secure alternatives to VPN?

I need a way to access my home network (well, specifically just one server on the network) from anywhere. Usually I would use Himachi (free VPN client, made things very easy) but it has since become ...
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How do you do examine a Google Chrome extension before installing it?

I found what appears to be a very cool extension for Google Chrome - a Dropbox addin that lets you compare versions of files in your Dropbox by using a diff tool. Like most Chrome extensions, this ...
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If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data?

Does Chrome OS encrypts everything under my account? Does it save unencrypted data to the disk?
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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How easy is it to recover a password stored in an application?

For the sake of easy use, I let the application to store my passwords. Several important passwords related to my hosting accounts are stored in Opera, Putty and Filezilla. I guess this might be an ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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Does compression on a TrueCrypt drive compromise the security?

I choose “Compress drive to save disc space” under drive properties.
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Safety precautions to take while shifting your computer

What are the different safety precautions to be taken when shifting your assembled or disassembled computer. Do I need safety precautions if the computer is to be shifted over a small distance ?
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How to add an account when Thunderbird warns “potentially vulnerable to CVE-2009-3555”?

I just updated to Thunderbird 3.1 and now when I attempt to add in a new email account for one of my domains I get mail.server.example potentially vulnerable to CVE-2009-3555. Now reading up on it ...
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BitLocker vs. Encrypting File System (EFS) on Windows 7

So BitLocker encrypts the entire hard drive, while EFS encrypts individual files. Is there any difference in the way that they implement the encryption? Do they both use your user account password as ...
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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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Is there a limit to the number of IP addresses for a Windows Firewall rule's Scope?

I've got a Powershell script that adds IP addresses trying to run brute force attacks on my server to a firewall rule that blocks them from accessing it. Recently it stopped working, and started ...
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How can you let mutt encrypt mails in the sent-mail folder?

When i sent an encrypted mail, i was surprised that the copy in sent-mail was not encrypted. Checking with a testmail, the mail is sent encrypted, but the copy in the sent-mail folder is plain text, ...
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Can BitLocker in Windows 7 or 8 notify a server or administrator of password-failures?

There seems to be no significant security consequences to failing login-attempts with BitLocker other than brute-force prevention. Is there a way to have a deployment notify a server or remote user ...
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Neutralize fork-bomb through ssh

I have access to a server through SSH (namely, it's our informatics server :) ) and ran a fork-bomb there (the bash one). Is there a way to neutralize it remotely? Just using ssh name@server does just ...
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How to fully uninstall Adobe Flash?

Unfortunately a game bundled Adobe Flash in its installer, thus it clawed its way onto my PC. I haven't been using Windows for a while (Used it for a long time but took a hiatus with another OS) so I ...
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How to give an application limited permissions on windows 7

Let's say I want to run an installer on windows 7 on my limited user account. A dialog pops up asking for super user password for the full privileges. Is there a way to limit the permissions I grant ...
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Public WiFi Security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH from public network? How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer? HTTPS in public wireless network: is it ok I have heard and read about ...
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Why can't we turn off firewall And file sharing?

I was under the impression that turning off file sharing "makes it more secure". Especially when I like to have my firewall switched off, turning off file sharing becomes more important to me. But ...
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How to disable disclosing a computer name to a network?

I don't use (I've disabled it by normal means and blocked the ports with personal a firewall) Windows Networking (CIFS aka NetBIOS aka SMB etc), but my PC has a name as it seems to be mandatory in ...
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Disable UAC prompt for certain executables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 Is it possible on Windows 7 to run a certain executable as Aministrator without UAC prompt and without ...
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Security Considerations when Storing Documents with TrueCrypt in Dropbox

I am considering moving my default documents folder to Dropbox. These also contain scanned letters and important information relating to contracts, bills, and so on. I will encrypt those with True ...
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How do I remotely destroy parts of my Macbook hard drive?

I would like to connect to my Macbook through a reverse shell to be able to delete data remotely. It will have an internet connection through WLAN The hard drive will not be removed from the computer ...
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Secure email sending with Thunderbird?

In the Thunderbird 3 SMTP configuration dialog, there's a security section: If I want to send email without naughty hackers intercepting it, what should I choose? The "Connection security" options ...
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How to run Firefox jailed without serious performance loss?

My Firefox configuration is tricky: Firefox runs at separate restricted user account which cannot connect to main X server. Firefox uses Xvfb (virtual "headless" X server) as X server. x11vnc is ...