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Can a tool like Little Snitch can detect all spy software trying to establish outgoing connections?

I've been using Little Snitch for a while now, and I've prevented more than a few suspicious outgoing connections, but I am still wondering if a really good hacker could write a program which ...
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Secure Public Wifi at Apartment with Personal Router?

I recently moved into an apartment and wifi is included in the rent; however, it is a public network for each building and is not secure. I currently own a router but I do not know how to use it to ...
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How is HTTPS browsing history monitored?

I am researching on how to monitor HTTPS browsing history. I am not a network person, so apologies if I sound ignorant in this issue. I googled the following questions below, but nothing substantial ...
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SSL Certificate error in Internet Explorer but not Firefox, Chrome or Edge

I have installed security certificates on 2 websites, which work perfectly in Firefox, Chrome and Edge but when accessing in Internet Explorer (10 and 11), users get the "There is a problem with this ...
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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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Group Policy Setting - Internet Explorer

Internet Options/Security/Trusted Sites/Custom level/Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone The Microsoft documentation on this says it is set to ‘disable’ by ...
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Restricting a program's access to the Windows registry

Is it possible to prevent a certain program from accessing the Windows registry? I know there are ACLs to lock out a user, but what about per-executable control?
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Prove that a user exported data from Quickbooks

An employee leaving the company has exported our entire customer list and a record of all of the individual product sales to each customer from Quickbooks. I know that we should have had access ...
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How to unlock Windows 7 screen using script

I am wondering if there is any way to unlock Windows 7 screen lock using a script. I have administrator permissions on this machine. I know this question have been asked before without a solution, ...
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How to check for OpenSSL Oracle Vulnerability for internal application?

I am trying to test our internal applications(DEV and QA enironments) which are behind the firewall for OpenSSL Oracle Vulnerability. I am able to run Qualys(ssllabs.com) to check for Oracle ...
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Will installing Tor on my VPS allow me to hide its IP address?

I want to hide my VPS's IP from hosts it interacts with across the Internet. It is my understanding that using Tor on a home computer would work to some extent, will it work as well on a VPS?
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How can I stop Windows 10 from nagging me to “restore internet security settings”?

Windows 10 has a new notification system that it uses instead of system tray messages so that users can check back on old notifications they have not yet dismissed. One of the more odious messages ...
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What is the purpose of lights out management for the average consumer?

I recently read this post over on Skeptics which concludes that many consumer computers contain components which can access the internet and perform operations while the computer is powered off. The ...
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How do hackers know what and how to hack a system?

I've been reading through a couple of posts about how to prevent your system from being hacked and I would like to know how a hacker actually knows how to exploit the system? For example, everyone ...
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Is cyberspace at risk of being “militarized”? [on hold]

I have some problem in cyber security . Is cyberspace at risk of being “militarized”? What cyber threat concerns you the most?
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Windows Smart Screen can't be reached in Windows 10?

I keep receiving the Windows Smart Screen can't be reached right now prompt when Installing software.For which I visit the Microsoft Community. But there it's given steps troubleshooting the Internet....
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Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
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Jail user to home directory while still allowing permission to create and delete files/folders

I'm trying to give a client SFTP access to the root directory of their site on my server (Ubuntu 10.10) so they can manager their website themselves. While I have been successful in jailing a user to ...
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Nmap 7.01 in Kali Linux doesn't give me script output

I am trying to run this script smb-vuln-ms08-067.nse and nothing happened. I only get this. Starting Nmap 7.01 ( nmap.org ) at 2016-06-25 22:45 EDT Nmap scan report for host233.181-239-16.telmex.net....
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How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?

I've never quite got this. Just say you write a small program in any language at all which rolls some dice (just using dice as an example). After 600,000 rolls, each number would have been rolled ...
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What makes LastPass so secure?

I can't simply understand how using LastPass is secure. All an attacker need to do is to compromise the single LastPass account and then he has also compromised all other websites. What's so good ...
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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 disable “Download scanning protection” of new Chrome-17?

In recent update of Google Chrome internet browser (in stable channel), there is a new security/privacy option: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2012/02/faster-browsing-safer-downloading.html In ...
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HDPARM Keeps giving Input/Output Error

I've been trying to set the password on my Seagate drive: sudo hdparm --user-master m --security-set-pass pwd /dev/sda I get Issuing SECURITY_SET_Pass command, password="pwd", user=master, mode=...
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Why did iOS have an encrypted kernel? [closed]

It was recently reported that the upcoming version of iOS has stopped storing the kernel encrypted on the device storage. The piece suggests that this might be a mistake, because it weakens the ...
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from "...
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Don't want Logged in user to change any files

We have a PC that we are setting up for a client, and the client wants us to lock down the PC as much as possible. I have a user called UserA that is the user that AutoLogs into the system. This ...
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How safe are proxies if your IP could be cross-referenced?

Let's say you're the NSA. And let's say you have "backdoor" access (for the sake of this discussion we'll assume that includes at a minimum the mapping of an IP address to a logged-in user) to Google. ...
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UDP Short packet

My mychine is probably under some kind of DoS attack, my syslog is full of: kernel: [5618300.661196] UDP: short packet: From 119.37.12.102:53 4103/1480 to x.9.158.119:3604 kernel: [5618300.663014] ...
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Privacy solution for Browser-Sync [closed]

I want to sync my browser bookmarks all over my devices. Now Im thinking about security/privacy topics. There are a lot of articles out there which explains which browser using which method to sync ...
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The requested security information is either unavailable or cannot be displayed

Something or someone had recently deleted 90% of the files on the network. The recovery was done by copying backup files from a Linux based NAS (Baffalo Terastation Pro) back into the win2k8 servers. ...
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How to discover hosts on your ISP network [closed]

I can use nmap to find hosts on my home subnet, but is there a way to look "beyond" and get a bigger picture at a level of your ISP provider? Having said that, I'm interested to know If my own ...
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How to make a self-signed certificate trusted?

I've created a self signed certificate on my Windows 10 PC and would like to see it trusted by the web browsers on the same machine. To do this, I've added the certificate to the 'Trusted Root ...
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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How safe is it to host an HTTP Apache server at home?

I have an old server with Ubuntu server and Apache2 installed. I am using it to run a small one page site. I am using 'freenoms' for the free domain 'musicmash.tk' which is connecting to my public IP. ...
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Is Google's 2-step verification less secure with application-specific passwords?

When using Google's 2-step verification with services that can't use it, such as mail clients on smartphones and desktops, the solution is to create application-specific passwords for those services. ...
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Why netstat/TCPView/CurrPorts lists processes as unknown?

I'm trying to record data of all the processes that establish connections from my PC for security issues, I tried to do netstat -bn 1 > stats.txt, also tried to make a log file with CurrPorts, TCPView ...
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Windows 7 resource manager shows TCP sockets without a process, what is in the background?

Recently I've found some suspicious network activity from my computer, and I was curious, what process my Win7 does this. This is what I've found in the resource manager: As you can see, there are ...
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Security of TeamViewer

I am considering using TeamViewer to monitor and provide support to a relatively small group of computers. I am a little concerned with installing any sort of program that would open op our network to ...
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my mac is asking me if I want to allow it to access information on an *unknown* iPhone … why?

When I came into my office this morning, my Mac Pro had an iTunes popup (#1):
 
 Do you want to allow this computer to access information on "John Doe's iPhone"? If you don't allow access, ...
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Can Email Services download files on your computer without your permission/knowledge?

The company I work for is involved in security clearance work, and thus all company computers are monitored (files, screenshots, etc). However, the following questions involve personal computers, not ...
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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Can I build a VPN on top of Tor?

If I understand correctly, the Tor client works as a combination of a proxy server and application plugins (such as the Firefox Torbutton) that enable use of the proxy and contain additional ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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EFS and encrypting new files automatically

I have an issue where files are not always being encrypted. I did a right-click and set the folder to encrypt all sub-folders and files when they are dropped in. As of right now, new files are not ...
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Stop Windows 10 search from running commands

We disable the run box on our network through a GPO which for anything upto 10 stopped you browsing to UNC paths or running commands of any kind. In 10 it has the same effect UNLESS you use the search ...
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Our company claims that the DLP system can even monitor the contents of HTTPS traffic, how is this possible?

There is software installed on all client machines for DLP (Data Loss Prevention) and HIPAA compliance. Supposedly it can read HTTPS data clearly. I always thought that between the browser and the ...
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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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How to disable password reset in Windows 10?

On the windows 10 lock screen, after entering a password incorrectly, there's an option to reset it (using a local, non-MS account). I'd like to disable this option (if I forget my password, I'm ...