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

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Quickest, most secure way to clear personal information without total format?

I have a very specific and strange situation - I need to remove as much secure information as possible from a shared computer as quickly as possible without removing almost any of the core ...
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How to make a folder password protected in windows

Could anyone please mention about how to make a folder password protected and hide the folder
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Locate stolen surface tablet

Similar to this older question Does Windows 8 Surface support stolen device tracking?, but I'd like to locate my already stolen tablet, and the reason I have some hope is... When I viewed my ...
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Comparing access control tools on linux [on hold]

If I need to limit someone's access, say by IP, there are a few ways to do it. iptables /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny routing table, ie route add Which way is the best way to do it? Discussion ...
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CentOS 7 vulnerabilities

I installed CentOS 7 and I am requested to update some packages due to some vulnerabilities. I can see there are updates for RedHat, and it looks like I can also use the RedHat Network, but I have no ...
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How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want Windows to show the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I thought it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
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Is it safe to use TOR on windows? [on hold]

I mean, can I be hacked just by browsing regular sites (not the hidden services) with TOR browser bundle running on a Windows system?
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How do I remove a usage restriction from a PDF file?

I have made usage restrictions to a PDF file and protected it with a password. Now I would like to remove the protection to allow my self to do more with the document. Doing a Google search for ...
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After following multiple guides on disabling sslv3 still vulnerable

I have followed many guides on how to disable SSLV3 such as https://scotthelme.co.uk/sslv3-goes-to-the-dogs-poodle-kills-off-protocol/ added the two registry keys for SSLV3 server/client also chrome ...
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What do you do if you are being hacked by something coming from a supposedly legitimate IP address such as from Google?

Earlier today I was prompted to use a CAPTCHA—because of suspicious search activity—when doing a Google search, So I assumed either a PC on my network had a virus or something. After poking around I ...
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What are the risks of creating a gnupg private key with no passphrase?

On a multi-user system (linux), I created a private key with no passphrase. I can now encrypt a file and decrypt it locally without supplyng a passphrase. This is very convenient and appears to be ...
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How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?

I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to send me passwords securely? Maybe even without them needing a login/password? ...
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How do I get Linux to notify me about failed login attempts?

I have seen it before when you log into a Linux box wrong, when you do successfully log on, it notifies you that someone attempted to log on as you and didn't succeed. What do I need to do to make ...
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SSH shared private key: A@box1 & B@box2 connecting to A@box3. SSH Key without passphrase works, with it doesn't. Why?

I have an question about SSH key with vs without a passphrase. I am able to do as follows without a passphrase, but not with: User A@box1 and User B@box2 both share the same private key. Both try to ...
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PDF w/Security - Removing “mark currentfile eexec” trick isn't working when I distill

I'm trying to copy the text from a PDF into Excel. Problem is the PDF is password protected disabling the copy function. The text can easily be copied used Windows XPS viewer, Onenote, and other ...
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Postscript distill error after removing “eexec”

I'm trying to distill a postscript file that I created. After I open the .ps file in notepad and remove "mark currentfile eexec...cleartomark" and use the Adobe distiller, I get the error message: ...
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How to safely store passwords in Irssi?

I use several IRC networks and it's unsafe to store passwords in plain text. On the other hand, typing each password after connection is uncomfortable. How can I store passwords in encrypted file and ...
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Was this a DDoS, a hack attempt, or something else?

I SSH’d into my home server earlier because it was taking strangely long to respond to HTTP requests. I noticed that the shell prompt was also acting slow. So I typed top, and saw several instances of ...
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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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clearing Zombie-cookies

HELP! I'm being eaten alive by Zombie-cookies! I Have been attempting to clear zombie-cookies from all HTML5 storage locations without success. I am using Safari 5.1.10 and System 10.6.8 Reseting ...
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Is Gtalk communication encrypted?

What is the level of security offered by gtalk against eaves-dropping?
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Are Wireless Keyboard Inherently Insecure?

We all know about hardware keyloggers, but it seems to me that the concept of filtering keystrokes at the physical level gets even easier when people use wireless keyboards. To my knowledge, a ...
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Ask for password every time i mount encrypted partition

So I created an encrypted partition on my main hard drive. Mac OS X would ask for its password only when I would start the system. Then I unmount it, then I try to mount it again and OS X wouldn't ...
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'User' folder not opening on external hard drive due to security reasons [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I moved my internal hard drive to an external one and installed a new drive in my laptop. After connecting the external drive to the laptop, it opens the ...
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Are .otf fonts safe to install on Windows?

I've been searching and haven't been able to find anything on this. There are lots of free fonts available online in .otf format. After downloading them, you Right click->Install to install the ...
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Why does this message 'Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened' pop up?

On several occasion the message that your internet settings prevented one or more file from being opened pops up and I am unable to carry out the tasks further. Why is that ? One of the instance ...
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Are SSL's default snake oil certificates truly snake oil as opposed to being genuine honest-to-good certificates?

SSL generates self-signed "snake oil" certificates by default, for example at /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem. As per Wikipedia, snake oil is a cryptographic method or product that is considered ...
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Remove app from System Preferences/Privacy

In OSX the System Preferences / Security / Privacy lists all apps that have tried to access restricted apps like Calendar. Now I have one app which I completely removed from my machine but it's still ...
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How would I set up an RSA system for login?

I recently managed to get hold of an RSA SecurID chip that I know the keys for. I would like to be able to use this key to log in to my computer. Is there a way I can set up my system to accept RSA ...
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Can a file be maliciously changed in a way that maintains its original SHA-1 Hash?

According to this article, and many others, SHA-1 is not secure. In my case, I am not concerned about passwords or digital certificates. I am concerned about file integrity. Is it reasonably ...
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Robocopy copying files from source to destination in backup mode and with file security permissions intact

I need to utilize robocopy to mirror files and folders from one shared location to another shared location, in restartable backup mode with security permissions. My current command is: robocopy ...
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Github for Mac installs a webserver, “github conduit.” Is that a security risk?

Github for Mac is a helpful app provided for free by the people at Github.com. It’s an Mac OS X GUI for simple operations with git, and works quite well. It turns out that when I visit a repo on ...
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Security warning in Win7 from the Links directory

Every shortcut placed to the Links bar (C:\Users\user_name\Favorites\Links) shows this security warning: Open File - Security Warning Name ... Type: Shortcut ... files from Internet etc. I can ...
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How to send a batch file by email

Trying to send a batch file as an email attachment, I get the following error: mx.google.com rejected your message to the following e-mail addresses: foo@googlemail.com mx.google.com ...
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Fastest way to secure a huge folder [closed]

so I have a big folder with files in it, that is a size of 138GB.I need to secure this folder containing the files with a software(I downloaded Axcrypt--heard it was pretty good).So I want to know ...
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Name resolution for the name…timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded

I am getting this message in system event during my PC startup Name resolution for the name website.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded. And another same message ...
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Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 AutoLogin

I'm having a bit of difficulty with Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 in regards to automatic login. I have to stay connected to a single server all day every day, and it would be super if I didn't have to dig ...
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how to fix if a site is always redirected to another phishing site?

I am running Windows XP SP3. Before I used to do online banking using this computer without problem. But recently, when I will visit my bank to do online banking, https://www.mybdo.com.ph , it gives ...
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How can Greenshot (or Imgur) know my video file name via screenshot?

I took some video from Internet, open it with MPC-HC, then take screenshot with Greenshot, then choose upload to Imgur. It gave me the link http://i.imgur.com/EpDN6ap.png Then I change this to ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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How to get TeamViewer to ask for a password everytime when connecting to a remote machine?

TeamViewer has a convenience feature where it automatically fills in the password from a previous session, so you only have to press the Logon button to connect. I don't like this behavior and is ...
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Windows security log shows mysterious user logins

In troubleshooting an unrelated problem, I noticed that one user's (Jeny) Windows security log showed several logins and logoffs from another user (Holly). Holly confirms that she logged into her ...
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Are many sshd/root processes listed by ps, brute force SSH hack attempt?

When doing a ps -efH I see lots of the following, where 14:24 is basically the current system time. These processes keep popping up every minute. root 6851 1 0 14:24 ? 00:00:00 ...
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How to know which user removes other users files in same group in my CentOS server?

I have found out that there is a anonymous user in my CentOS server that removes some files that they have write and execution permissions for that group, So I am searching for who is performing this ...
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How can I block access to local files from Internet Explorer?

I want to create a kiosk station that will allow web browsing, but won't allow access to local files. How can I go about doing this?
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Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real?

Somebody on Youtube claims to have a keylogger on Ubuntu that was neither executed nor installed as root. The link below shows a demo of it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fZAZTwyPQ ...
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How do I figure out if my wireless network has WEP, WPA or WPA2 security via command prompt on Windows XP?

I understand how to check what security protocol my wireless network connection is currently using by going to the Wireless Network Connection window like in the following example but how does one ...
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Popcorn Time client tries to access FileZilla files

Recently I wanted to check out Popcorn Time. I can't actually use it in my country but I wanted to check out what all the fuss was about, so I got the client from popcorn-time.se (By now I know many ...
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How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
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Can attackers harvest WiFi passwords by spoofing ESSID?

I've recently started using wireless on an (Arch) laptop. My wireless manager (wicd) is set up to automatically associate with any networks with a certain ESSID and attempt to authenticate with them. ...