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

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How to make computer (or user) trust signed software

I have an application, which I sign and timestamp using a code-signing certificate issued by thawte, with intermediate authority Thawte code signing CA - G2. The signature is OK (as it shows in file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Pixaria work without ini_set()?

I am working on a server which has Pixaria installed. After wasting (yes, completely wasted) hours trying to find out why it showed a blank page, I finally decided to try to enable ini_set() in ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Deny acess to file-shares (SMB)?

There are security policies like: Deny logon locally Deny logon on through Remote Desktop Services Deny access this computer from network Is there any policy to deny specific users/groups to ...
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How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
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Java blocks applet on whitelisted site

On the webpage http://smbus.org/faq/crc8Applet.htm there is an applet for demonstrating the calculation of an 8-bit cyclic redundancy check. Java in Chrome and IE on MSWin7 will not allow this to run. ...
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Why was my computer try to to access the internet after I had placed it into hibernation?

From 21:30 on the 11/10/2014, my Computer was in hibernation. It started to come out of this mode and connected to the internet and with this address: https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl at ...
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Locate files relating to MS Security Essentials scan result

I just ran a MS Security Essentials scan on my computer. The results show two entries under "Allowed". I don't remember allowing any such items to run on my computer. How can I locate the files ...
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DisableCAD local security policy on standalone Windows 7 machine reverts to Enable after reboot or logging out

I have been struggling for days trying to resolve this issue. We are required to have our users press ctrl+alt+delete to login to our systems. The local security policy has the "Interactive logon: Do ...
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Trying to find out if chromebook Supervised User hacked device

One of the kids has a chromebook, acer c720. I set him up as a supervised user on 9/5/2014, and was able to view browsing history on supervised user dashboard. However the history stopped on ...
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Separation of work, personal, and private , for all things tech?

Increasingly I'm finding it's very difficult to separate anything on my computers and devices. Everything syncs everywhere, I need to do work from my home computer, I need to do personal things from ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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After deleting all my cookies I'm still logged in my google account

I'm using firefox in private navigation. I connect into my google account then I delete all my cookies and then I'm still connected into google. Why is this so ? If I delete my cookies and ...
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How to prevent data from being copied at least within windows

How to prevent data from being copied on windows 7 with password.I saw on a computer store,that when you insert a pen drive and try to copy and paste or cut and paste a file,it prompts for username ...
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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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How can I import a security template in Windows 7 using command line?

I would like to remotely deploy some specific change in Security Policies to several computers via remote console (SSH). This is my just exported security template .inf file, extracted according ...
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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 ...