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

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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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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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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 ...
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Block access to a website via http, but not https, via etc/hosts?

I want to block (not redirect) access to a website via http, but not if the user types in https. I am using Windows 7. How can this be done?
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How do I configure privileges for a Standard user account?

How do I limit the features of a Standard user account, without affecting the Admin account?
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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Where can I find a demonstration of a buffer overflow?

Is there a site, or is there a simple way of setting up one, which demonstrates what can happen with a buffer overrun? This is in the context of a web app. (I've already asked this, by the way, on ...
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Looking for a new, free firewall (Sunbelt has a huge hole)

I've been using Sunbelt Personal Firewall v. 4.5 (previously Kerio). I've discovered that blocking Firefox connections in the configuration doesn't stop EXISTING Firefox connections. (See my post ...
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How to enable the Security tab in Explorer folder properties?

I am using Windows XP Professional SP2 and am logging on with an administrator account. When I right click on any folder and choose Properties I am unable to see the "Security" and "Customize" tabs. ...
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Windows 7 Admin Account Login

I recently did a Clean Install of Windows 7 Professional on a new Harddrive. I created one account, calling it Robert, and this account is of Admin type. However, when ever I install software or ...
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Is there a way to check whether LittleSnitch is sending my private data to some bad dude?

I installed LittleSnitch on my Mac to monitor my network activity. But now I'm worried that maybe LittleSnitch itself is sending my data to some bad dude. Is there another program I could install to ...
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RootKit Hunter Warnings on Mac OS X

Just executed rkhunter on my new MBP which runs a freshly installed Mac OS X and I get the following warnings: Checking for passwd file changes [ Warning ] Checking ...
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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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Terrible experience with a proxy server

I have a static IP provided to me by my ISP. I was trying to use this static IP when I'm outside my home to access some restricted areas on my website. So, I decided to setup a proxy server on one of ...
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If someone not in wifi distance has my wifi password, is it a security issue?

Visitors to my house always ask for my wifi password which I give them. Now say they travel to another country, and say they have a smart phone that has an app that uploads wifi related information ...
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How can I take precautionary measures from joining or being joined by a bogus SSID? [closed]

I have noticed this same SSID, FBI SURVEILLANCE in three locations in the greater Southern California area (Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.). Is this one heck of ...
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How to prevent the sethc.exe hack?

There is an exploit that allows users to reset the Administrator password on Windows. It is done by booting from a repair disk, starting command prompt, and replacing C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe ...
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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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“Users” folder shared with everyone

Today I found something strange on my newly installed Windows 7 OS - my "users" folder C:\Users was shared and "Everyone" had full access... I disabled that and now it seems fine, however I'm a bit ...
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Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?

I was just wondering if, due perhaps to different hashing methods, knowing that the password is the same for a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu system would make either system more vulnerable. The OSs are dual ...
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Can't unlock the folders that I locked with 'Folder Lock' program

I use Folder Lock Version 5.2.6 Problem : It asks for new password each time I open it. Bigger Problem : I had locked many folders with this software when it was working fine. But now I can't access ...
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Timeout access with Shell

Hi I have a Debian 6 Webserver to which I can connect with Putty. But if I leave Putty open then even after 2 days I am still logged in. I have got 2 questions: How can I make sure that I will be ...
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Resolving “HttpAdaptor JMXInvokerServlet is accessible to unauthenticated remote users” vulnerability

Recently our security info team has determined there is a vulnerability in one of our systems. Vulnerability description: JBoss HttpAdaptor JMXInvokerServlet is Accessible to Unauthenticated ...
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How can I be sure that browser plugins are secure?

There are plenty of browser add-ons. I want to know how can I know if these add-ons have good reputation in terms of security? How do I know these are not programs that could harm my PC? Most of the ...
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Could local ISP capture my location whenever i launch a VPN to a VPN server?

I am extremely concerned that my ISP collects any information once I am connected to a VPN server. For instance, as far as I know, when I start a connection to a HotSpotShield VPN server, an IP ...
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Proper password safety? [closed]

What's the solution to using safe passwords on numerous logins? Using a dynamic password each time generally means you will need to store them somewhere and wouldn't be able to log into things ...
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Measures to take while being DOS Attacked

I am constantly being attacked each second by an another computer and everytime the attack is from a different IP address. Kaspersky PURE says that is a "Network DoS.Generic.SYNFlood" type attack. 2 ...
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dhcp.lease showing strange entries

lease 172.16.0.174 { starts 2 2011/11/22 10:23:11; ends 3 2011/11/23 10:23:11; binding state active; next binding state free; hardware ethernet 6c:50:4d:0e:c8:c0; uid ...
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Password protect External Hard Disk that works both in Windows and in Ubuntu

I followed "possible duplicates" of my question but none of them cover full criteria that I need. I'm having a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB Ext. Drive, Seagate provided me with a backup and ...
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How to reset an NTFS MFT for no tracks of deleted files names to be found there?

When a file is deleted from the hard drive and the free space it used to occupy is securely overwritten (wiped), recovery tools can still usually find the file was there and show its name. As far as I ...
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What do I need to use to encrypt my USB hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to encrypt an USB stick? I want to encrypt my USB hard disk. And I want to do it with open source software. And I want to use only password for decryption. And I ...
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How to change Firefox's referer header for all http requests

When making a request for (for example) http://example.com/foo/bar.baz, Firefox sends a referer header indicating which page I clicked a link from, or is loading a picture, etc. Eg: Referer: ...
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How can deleted files be recoverd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? Recover data from full format on NTFS partition How are we able to recover our files once deleted from our Recycle bin. If something ...
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Should I be concerned if my Git hosting provider stores passwords in plaintext?

I found a comment on Reddit suggesting that ProjectLocker, a free Git host, stores their passwords in plain text. I don't know (a) if this is true (b) how to verify it or (c) how worried I ...
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Sensible Mac OS X Anti-malware Precautions

Given that complacency probably isn't the best idea what do people believe the right approach to staying safe when using Mac OS X is. Not doing dumb stuff and staying patched are pretty obvious but ...
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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 ...