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

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How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get corrupted download with http? I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the ...
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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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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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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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How does the smart lock feature on Android define a trusted device? [migrated]

The smart lock feature on Android allows someone to set a Bluetooth device as "trusted" which makes it easy to unlock. See for example: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6093922?hl=en I tried ...
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How to check if logstash receiving/parsing data from suricata to elasticsearch?

Trying to configure suricata v2.0.8 with ElasticSearch(v1.5.2)-Logstash(v1.4.2)-Kibana(v4.0.2) on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite. suricata.yaml: # Extensible Event Format (nicknamed EVE) event log in ...
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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 do I manage trust exceptions in Firefox?

Through the course of using Firefox over the years, I've had to manually trust certificates for a number of HTTPS sites for various reasons. I'm trying to find a way to view the list of these sites, ...
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SSH Private Key Authentication Failing

I'm kind of stuck here.. I am trying to disable all SSH login capabilities of root. No password login. No key-based login. Nothing. I have a user "andrew" that should only be able to SSH into my ...
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How can I run an EXE from a Network Share?

I have the network share \server\me mounted as H: There are executable in directories there. I try to run them in cmd.exe H:\somedir>program Access is denied. I've read that it is possibly ...
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Is there a way to bypass HSTS protocol?

Is there a way to bypass the HTTP Strict Transfer Protocol (HSTS) which has been used nowadays by many sites like Google services,banking Services, etc.? I know that HSTS protocol forces a web client ...
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How to disable non-exe extensions from running?

I want to make my system unable to launch .scr .pif (and all executable windows formats here) as a executable program. How do I disable them an make .exe files only runnable as programs (and .msi ...
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Iframe on bottom of every page

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, however I can't think of any other place where I can find answer to this. I have noticed, this weird iframe on bottom of quite a few ...
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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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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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Bitdefender license [on hold]

I have bought Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and it is shipped with a license to install it on 3 PCs. I only have 2 PCs: A laptop and a desktop computer, so my question is: Can I give away the 3rd ...
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Can I use same suricata instance for both IDS (for L3,4) and IPS (for L3,L4,L7)? [migrated]

I have a interface where traffic is flowing from internet to NGNIX server to application server. I want to monitor (IDS) the traffic flowing between Internet and NGNIX at L3,4 and IPS the traffic ...
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Is it possible to encrypt home folder on windows 7?

Ubuntu and MaxOS has an ability to encrypt home folder in case laptop is stolen. Is it possible to do same thing on Windows 7? I need to encrypt home folder so it will be encrypted and decrypted ...
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Why don't you have to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to logon anymore in Windows 8?

In previous versions of Windows, you had to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to logon, or to unlock a locked workstation. This was because this key sequence was recognized only by the OS and thus other ...
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Secuirity concerns from Windows 8 login screen

I'm trying to create a secure setup on my new Windows 8 laptop to help keep a serious thief away from my data. An SSD with 256-bit hardware encryption provides a solid security foundation. But if a ...
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How can I easily block applications from invasively scanning my computer [closed]

It is probably common knowledge by now that a whole host of applications scan our computers on a regular basis and without our real and informed consent. The standard excuses are usually piracy ...
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Securing Remote Desktop Connections With SSL Certificate From a Trusted Certificate Authority

Currently I'm using a desktop machine running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Also have configured it to enable remote connections using MS Remote Desktop Services (RDS); however, since the machine issues its ...
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Getting lots of Audit Failures in Event Viewer > Security on Windows Server 2008 R2

Over the past few days we have been getting loads of audit failures on the event viewer > security. I suspect they hackers trying to gain access to the server, but they fall into 2 types: One where ...
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RADIUS with MS-CHAPv2 Explaination

Can't find any flowcharts on how communication works between peers. I know how it works in Radius with PAP enabled, but it appears that with MS-Chapv2 there's a whole lot of work to be developed. I'm ...
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How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

I'm trying to setup password-less SSH on an Ubuntu server with ssh-copy-id myuser@myserver, but I'm getting the error: Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'myserver' differs from the key for the IP ...
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Unauthorised Bluetooth device keeps connecting to Mac

Recently I started experiencing frequent random lags with a Bluetooth mouse I have connected to my iMac: the tracking speed would suddenly drop for a few seconds before returning back to normal. One ...
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Clear sensitive information from vdi

I'm able to obtain file names and their contents from vdi image using grep despite the files were deleted. Example output: MICROS~3.DLLans0��1FR�b��?,|�R��?,|�R��?,|�R�� ...
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Starting Suricata with launchctl on Mac OS X

Using Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I'm trying to make Suricata start in daemon mode on boot with launchctl. Here is my /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.suricata.Suricata.plist: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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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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dont know how to install grsecurity [closed]

So I verified the grsecurity and kernel I did the first part from this http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Grsecurity/Configuring_and_Installing_grsecurity But now i have a folder linux-3.14.42 and i dont ...
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USB Drive access denied in Windows 7

I have this new flash drive in my office Win 7 machine where I am unable to copy files/folders. takeown /F E:\ says Access is denied and when I try to change/add users in the Properties> Security > ...
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Requirements for continuous changes of wifi stations' names

Assume you change the name of a wifi station continuously in all your devices when your serves says so: here every week for simplicity and the same name in all devices for simplicity. You have a list ...
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Admin Account Keeps Getting Locked Out

Ever since I changed the admin password on my work domain, the admin account keeps getting locked out in the morning when users start logging on to their computers. I am not sure why a user logging on ...
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Can the light at the bottom of an optical mouse damage your eyes?

Because I am using one as a christmas tree decoration and people look straight into it every day.
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Permission to make symbolic links in Windows 7?

How can I grant a particular user the permission to create symlinks in Windows 7? I've searched through "Group Policy" and Google, but haven't found anything. On a side note, is there a way to ...
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How to block insecure images on HTTPS pages in Chromium on Linux?

I'm trying to figure out a way to stop Chromium from loading insecure (i.e. non-HTTPS) images on pages served over HTTPS (i.e. basically the exact opposite of this question). Alas, all the ...
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Hide public ip and location with openvpn on raspberry pi

I am trying to set up a way to mask/hide my public ip and location so I can surf the Internet anonymously and even use it to potentially show me in another country so I can access other country ...
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best practice procedure for browser use on unsecured WiFi

At this posted question is the advice you need to always check that the SSL connection shows up green in your address bar and/or manually double-check that the certificate is valid when using ...
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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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What are these hex codes and how can they be decoded/encoded?

I have some interest if finding out a bit more about an exploit that was published that creates a root user in a linux machine; however, before I run the code, I want to make sure I understand all of ...
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Prevent admin users from reading my files

My surface tablet is shared with a friend. She uses a separate account, with admin rights. Being an admin, she is able to gain access to all my files. Even my OneDrive files. I guess I could follow ...
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Headless install of Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength?

Is there a way to install Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength jars without having to download them manually and accept the terms and conditions? I would like to set this up on my ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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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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Will it work: RDP Security Layer on Win08 R2, connected from Win7?

First some [very brief] background. Supposedly TLS 1.0 is no longer PCI compliant and thus I have to shut it off on our Win08R2 server. Last time I shut it off, it stopped my ability to RDP into the ...
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Setting Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files for multiple versions of Java

I need to install the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files into the folder /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_45.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/security/ ...
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Are there any security or performance implications of changing the user-agent in a browser?

I am working on a production issue which only occurs in IE10 and not in chrome/Firefox. If I change the IE10's user-agent (F12) to Mozilla Firefox it works. I need to debug the app. layer to find ...
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Does connecting to a VPN always provide a secure environment over unencrypted WiFI connections?

Sometimes I have to use public WiFi connections. I always connect to a VPN thinking it will provide the security of encryption. However, I don't know any details about how the VPN I use is ...
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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?