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

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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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How to encrypt rsync communication? (rsyncd + stunnel, vs rsync over SSH, etc)

I don't know much about the specifics of rsync, SSH, stunnel, etc, but I'm looking for a way to make rsync backups, but the transfer of data over the network must be encrypted (the credentials, and ...
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ESD considerations of an open-air/wood and plexiglas case

I am going to build a computer soon, and instead of buying a pre-built case I am planning to build my own case; either closed and built with wood and plexiglas, or open and built with just wood. My ...
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How can sensitive data written in a custom Outlook Form be protected?

We have an outlook form that is installed on some users machines, for use with their Exchange email account. All the emails sent using that form go to an internal functional/shared mailbox that is ...
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Host hacks when no access to hosts file

I would like to test website where public DNS name is not changed yet. In order to to do that I need to change hosts file on the workstation but the domain security policy prevents me to do so. Is ...
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How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
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Bogus Chrome Installer?

Just a few days ago I tried to download Chrome (using IE 11) to a new Windows 7 system. I examined the certificate for the Chrome installer (clicking on the highlighted Google Inc. next to ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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BSOD - “replacing invalid security ID with default security ID” - Cannot boot to windows, black screen

I was working away on my computer when it suddenly blue screened. It's maybe done that once many months ago. Upon Reboot it began running checkdisk, moving orphaned files and then it got to this ...
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How to configure tripwire to ignore certain files?

I run tripwire daily, I wish to make tripwire --check ignore certain files and directories. How can I do it?
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Belarc BenchmarkSummary Error

Installed Belarc but when it is opened it does not display the report. It shows: unknown error BenchmarkSummary((Galceran-PC)).html Uninstalled and downloaded again from another source. Same Error. ...
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Security Warning on scripts, but only on desktop

Somehow over the weekend, my Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) computer at work seems to have developed an odd problem. I went to load a management console file (.msc) that I've had on my desktop for ...
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How to remove Ahnlab policy agent?

Anybody know how to remove the Ahnlab Policy agent? I was forced to install it so that I could connect to the campus network when I visited Korea. Now that I'm home, I would like to remove it. ...
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Right way of installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu with encrypted file system

Here is problem. for which I am looking for solution My Current Installation on laptop and HDD Partition is as follows. 500 GB HDD -- C: 35 GB [Windows 8 Consumer Preview] -- D: 195 GB -- E: 195 GB ...
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John the ripper - not showing cracked passwords

I am using jtr to perform an audit on our admin passwords. It's cracked a few which showed on the screen, however when I try and get them to show again with the --show command, it says it hasn't done ...
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How does an Update Server verify that the request sent was the intended application?

If you have an update service that's running on a server listening for connections on some random port, how could one verify that any requests coming into that port are from the specific application ...
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Commandline to set perms on SQL's backup folder

I'm trying to get my webhost to grant me permissions to the daily backup folder used by sql server. I'd like to use FTP to access all files in that folder. i'd like to give the host a nice easy ...
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Securing my internet accounts: fast multiple logout?

I have 3 devices: A desktop PC, A notebook, A mobile device with Android. My most visited websites (web applications) are: Google, Gmail, Facebook, Assembla, Cloudforge, Flickr, IMDB, ...
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Is it possible to restrict access to certain URLs for individual programs?

I have a certain use case where I want to whitelist a list of URLs that a certain application can access. In other words, I want to sandbox it, but don't have access to blocking or white listing those ...
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How to manage SSH keys securely in Windows?

I currently have an SSH key I use to access both Bitbucket and my home server from my Windows laptop. The most convenient way I found to deal with the use of the private key was to just have pageant ...
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How do I limit X access for potentially malicious GUI application?

Application directly accessing Xorg can not just draw some good behaving windows, but also capture input, mask windows something else (e.g. password input), lock X server and so on. How can I give an ...
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New modem is not connecting to other devices

After installing a new modem, my older devices (Old phones and older computers) don't seem to detect my home internet at all? I believe the problem has something to do with the security options (or ...
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How to remove Microsoft Account?

I have an account that I don't use anymore. I would like to remove it in order to test some Microsoft Azure coding features. The problem is that I can't remove the account. I navigate to the account ...
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Make Chrome automatically load insecure content for specific pages/websites

Is it possible to have Chrome load content for specific web pages? I have this page that I go to all the time and I am tired of clicking on the shield each time(to load anyway). I don't want to have ...
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“Trusted zone” in ESET Smart Security still works even with “ESET Service” stopped?

I have ESET Smart Security installed on computer A, and I usually connect from PC B to A using RDP. I have to add the IP of B to "trusted zone" on A so that B is not blocked, like in this tutorial. ...
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How to keep truecrypt from making a .truecrypt folder (ubuntu)

So I extracted the tar that the installer gave me and it all works except whenever I run truecrypt it puts a .truecrypt folder in my home witch I do not want to happen. So how do i stop it?
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Can not access any site with Chrome but Chromium does access any site well at the same time

I'm in for trouble with Chrome on my Mac after I backed to my home. The problem is I can not access the site such https://www.google.com with error code "ERR_ACCESS_DENIED". Even It's not restricted ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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Virtualbox - Route a VM through a secure proxy

I have Virtualbox 4.3.6 running on Windows 7 Pro. I have various Linux VMs, I'd like to know if there is any way I can configure virtualbox not to use the default internet access the laptop has (work ...
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I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off

GOAL: I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008R2 domain ACTIONS SO FAR: I have enabled Account Auditing via: start -> ...
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Apache configured for HSTS, but SSLLabs/Chrome not acknowledging

I'm setting up a webserver and I've been checking it against SSLLabs and Chrome 31 to make sure the security is up to snuff. However neither Chrome nor SSLLabs seems to believe that strict transport ...
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Security Issues when mounting WebDAV on windows

When ever I try to access files/folders in my WebDAV that I have set up, It throws an error saying that My internet security settings suggest this file may be harmful. Where can I change this setting? ...
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Disable harddrives to limit what space the OS can access as a security measure

I have a laptop with 2 internal harddrives. One of them with an operating system (OS). This setup is what I use mostly. I have an external harddrive also with Windows 7/8 that I boot from sometimes. ...
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Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
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What To Make Of Encoded URLs in Log Files

I have been getting URL requests in my Web server log files for sometime, but I don't quite understand what they are. For instance: GET ...
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I want to make my MacBook Pro's security settings location-aware and automatic

I travel back and forth, using the same macbook pro at the office as I do at home. How can I get my MacBook Pro to recognize when it's at home and doesn't need to keep bringing up the password screen ...
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How to recover bricked installation due to “netsh rpc add x.x.x.x” cmd?

I broke my windows 2008 r2 installation by running netsh rpc add x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is my LANs subnet. Using F8 to boot in Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration either blue screens or hangs ...
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IE 10 won't load with Protected Mode enabled

I discovered recently that I could not open IE. The window would open, appear for a few seconds, then disappear. I run Webroot security, but installed Ad-aware and ran a scan. I also ran HiJackThis ...
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What steps can I take so that my AWS bill can never go too high in case of hacking?

Last night I received an AWS email because of the alarm I had created if my bill exceeds 50$. My month has just started and when I checked the console I saw that 600GB of data was downloaded, as my ...
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Disable Java Security Warning popup and fix lag

I've searched for a solution for this online and on superuser, but nothing seems to work. Every time Java is being used on a site I am on, a security warning appears with the text "Do you want to run ...
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Information about a given DSA Key

Reading the answer http://superuser.com/a/13189/246855 to the question What is better for GPG keys - RSA or DSA?, I decided to examine the 2048 bit DSA key I use to figure out which secure hash ...
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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, ...
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Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account ...
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How to Lock Hard Disk drive and USB Slots?

Is it possible to lock the Hard Disk and USB slots in Windows XP without any software? Thanks
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Multiple system calls from PID 0 in Windows

Recently, one of my old PC at home lags at times. I open the Process Monitor (from sysinternals.com) and find multiple system calls from a process with PID 0, including CreateFile operation. I thought ...
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How to close suspicious port 999 garcon, is it malware?

On Mac OSX, I ran the command nmap localhost and I found I have this suspicious open port: 999/tcp open garcon Then I tried to see if there is an associated process, but nothing shows up with ...
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How to upgrade an offline computer's OS and software?

I have a Linux computer that is kept offline for extra security. How do I keep it up to date without putting it online? It's running Fedora 17, but I don't mind changing to another distribution if ...
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Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?

I recently started messing around with encryption software, and TrueCrypt was my first choice. I however found out it has an inconvenient problem: it requires the files to be actually moved to the ...
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Proxy inside SOCKS 5 proxy

There's a secure LAN with a computer in it. This computer is configured with automatic proxy settings. A .pac file is used for this. With this automatic proxy configuration the computer can reach all ...
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Is it possible to start all programs with admin privileges?

These days I'm having problems with "Run as Administrator" for most of my executables like Visual Studio, Command Prompt and sometimes even Notepad. It started with Visual Studio having problems ...