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

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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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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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UAC settings are automatically disabled at least once a day

I have a weird security risk that I have submitted to our IT Operations without any luck; at least once a day, our machines running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 has the UAC settings disabled, and we discover ...
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Multi-factor authentication to 2012 RDS farm, preferably client certs?

Wonder if anybody can give me a steer on this. We use RDS quite heavily but I would like to enhance the security of it, VPN is an option but I would prefer to avoid if possible. Ideally what I'd ...
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OSX - Custom lockscreen incorrect password script

As you probably know, in Mac OS X you can enable a lock screen when waking from sleep, where the user enters their password. I am looking for a way of running an Automator.app workflow when an ...
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How could an unscrupulous company benefit from knowing my hard drive serial number?

I have recently run into some malware on my computer that has gathered up my computer's make and hard drive make and serial number, along with probably many other things. The malware installed itself ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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Does Keepass protect passwords from malicious software like viruses?

If a computer got infected with a virus or a trojan and the user interacted with Keepass, is there a chance that the malicious software would be able to get the password database? In other words: ...
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HIPS for Linux (ie, interactive SELinux/AppArmor)

Windows has a number of programs (generally referred to as Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems) that offer protection against difficult security threats (such as zero-day exploits) by blocking ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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Convenient way to check AUR PKGBUILD against malicious code?

As is well known, one should take care when installing packages from the AUR, because the PKGBUILD may not do what you expect and may be malicious. For this reason, my workflow for installing and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do there exist any published security audits of FreeOTFE?

I see that http://www.freeotfe.org offers FOSS encryption software for Windows. This software also has a Wikipedia article devoted to it. However, it appears to have received less scrutiny than its ...
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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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OpenSSL listen and decrypt automatically

I want to design an application to connect my server using OpenSSL and send encrypted data (encrypted with server public key) to specified port on server like 4433. All client using server public key ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps asking for Office365 password

Here is my problem: I have Outlook 2013 (with SP1) on a Windows 8.1. I configured a user@domain.onmicrosoft.com Office365 account on it and it works—mails are sent and received and the status shown is ...
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Print Preview with PuTTY

PuTTY is a very good application, but it doesn't have printing options, or maybe I don't know them. Can anyone help me? It's really necessary to preview what we are going to print. Another option is ...
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Use EMV-enabled Credit Card (chip card) for Windows Smart Card log-in?

I have a USB Smart Card Reader and a Credit Card with Smart Chip (EMV) on it. So I was wondering if I can associate this card to my Windows Administrator profile (local user account) and use it as a ...
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PuTTY 0.64 to OpenSSH 6.2 Connection Failure

I am having a problem connecting a PuTTY 0.64 client to an OpenSSH 6.2 server. The only two clues I have are the following, from the session log: We believe remote version has SSH-2 channel request ...
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Unlock Windows 10 with bluetooth proximity?

There used to be an application or two which would cause Windows to lock and unlock based on the proximity of a paired Bluetooth device. These apps don't seem to exist anymore, and I'm surprised this ...
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Route only HTTPS Connections through TOR

I want to create an tor router on my network using an extra computer I have (2011 Mac Mini). Since the exit node can read/modify traffic that is not end-to-end encrypted, I would only like to route ...
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Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
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Can I rely on TRIM to destruct data after file deletion?

I have a broken laptop that I want to return and I have some passwords already stored for it in the browser. I can delete the (Firefox) files that contain this data. Can I rely on TRIM to destroy the ...
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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Prevent computer from connecting to outside LAN networks

I'm looking for a solution like Restrict Computer from Connecting to Outside Wireless Networks that would also work with wired connections. We have a consultant in our company that sometimes works ...
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What is a TLS Lenovo Home automation controller?

I went to install a printer on my laptop and spotted the following: I have an HP laptop and am in the office and don't have anything Lenovo related hooked up to my machine, so what could this be?
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Is Windows 8+ Reset the same as performing a clean install from a MSFT .iso or an OEM .iso?

Windows 8 and newer versions have a "Windows Reset" feature that reinstalls windows. The question is, does it perform the same kind of clean install that you would achieve with a MSFT .iso, or does it ...
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bash Segfault by infinite recursion

I just noticed that the bash I'm using (4.2.25(1)) isn't protected against infinite function recursion. In such a case a Segfault happens (and the bash process terminates). To check this on your ...
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How to make xampp secure

I'm planning on using xampp standlone (prototyping development in PHP). However, I've heard a great deal about the security issues with xampp. By default, everything is supposedly opened and ready ...
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how to record all who that login to my linux machines and records them

I installed the package audit on my linux red-hat 6.x machine in order to view the recored of each user that log to my linux machine yum install audit kit installation from: ...
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Why is my bitlocker data drive unlocked for a few seconds after boot?

To specify: why is the data on my bitlocker encrypted drive available for a few seconds after logging in? After a few seconds the system 'notices' the drives are bitlocker encrypted and need to be ...
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Nginx Modsecurity Apache Include Equivalent

I just switched from apache to nginx and so far I've been pretty happy. However, I've been having some issues with modsecurity. Back when I used apache I could use the following to add every rule I ...
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ssh-add: how to automatically insert private key passphrase?

I'm using ssh-add to add a private key in order to call lftp after that. It happens that my private key contains a passphrase and I need to automatically fill it when required. I'm able to overcome ...
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Windows Server 2012 WAP + ADFS 3 + SP 2013

We are looking to expose a SharePoint Portal over internet using Web Application Proxy secured with ADFS pre-authentication. The permissions to the Portal are provided through Claims based on certain ...
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Lock a folder so that user can't access but software can

i have a situation here i need to lock a folder (password protect) so that user can't access it without password application/software can access that folder.. :) What i can now: i know i can lock the ...