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What means do I have to catch a Hacker that cracked in one of my computers? [closed]

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (90 Day Trial Version) I put my computer into a DMZ so that I could host a server for a little while. (Port Forwarding was not working in my version of DD-WRT that I ...
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Is there an exhaustive list of what Windows logs or can log?

I know that there is the event log, but that's not where it stops. There are logs for MSI executables, device logs, setup and installation, performance logs, and so on. It's probably quite a long ...
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Keeping websites from knowing where I live

This questions is related to issues and practicality, not security. I live in Brazil and, apparently, every single website I visit knows about it. Usually that's okay. But there are quite a few ...
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Removing all Facebook evidence from a PC

My wife currently accesses her Facebook account from two computers, her PC and my laptop. During the course of her Facebook activities she has gradually accumulated a number of 'link-ins' from various ...
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How can I stop sites from being able to tell when they're visible? AKA How do I disable Page Visibility API?

So there's this relatively new facility provided by most browsers called the Page Visibility API, wherein pages can tell when they're actually visible. Lots of sites have taken advantage of this not ...
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Tracking my home IP from anywhere on the internet?

I have an ISP that serves semi-permanent IPv4 addresses. They can't promise fixed IP addresses, but unexpected changes are quite rare. This begs me to ask however: what would be the easiest/most ...
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How to track if email was read

I want to track if clients read my emails. I need to track it on a single email level, i.e. not just receiving general statistics such as: 25 users opened the newsletter, but to know that ...
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How to remove tracking cookies

I am looking for a tool that will be able to (ideally) proactively block tracking cookies in a browser as I don't really like to see the relevant ad from the sites I visited on other web sites. After ...
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How can I figure out where this tracking stuff is coming from?

I noticed an SE page was communicating with a load of tracking sites, as in, a load. I did some experiments. I am using Chrome, latest, on Windows 7. I have been using Ghostery and adblock since ...
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How does a mobile site get to know which mobile operator I'm using?

I was browsing internet from my mobile, and I noticed that mobile site were showing ads specific to the mobile operator that I was using. I switched the sim card of a different mobile operator and ...
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How does “Do not track” in Google Chrome work?

I have recently found a do not track checkbox in my chrome options. Nevertheless it is pretty obvious what it is going to do, I have a question regarding how it is going to do this and what is the ...
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Open-source cross-platform (or MacOSX) tracking software

I'm searching for some software (or some simple scripts or even only code snippets) which: is Open Source runs in the background collects some information most importantly location information ...
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Google Analytics Opt Out for mobile devices? [closed]

The Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-ons are very useful way to shield our browsing from contributing to our clients analytics data. The link does not work for mobile devices. Are there any ...
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Is there any online/desktop tool to keep up with blogs?

Is there any tool that can help to keep up with 10 blogs? I want to be able to check from one place which blog has a new post. Instead of manualy check them one be one. Operating System: Windows 7
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Laptop Tracking System

Is there any software / hardware to track a laptop? Could you put something in your laptop that would identify it's location if a thief turned it on and connected to the internet?
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Is there any way to view which applications are accessing the Internet on Mac OS X?

I think I remember a command line utility that did this, but I can't remember what it's called and a few Google searches turn up nothing.
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How to track what my neighbors want to do over my wifi? [closed]

When I see through the logs of my secured wifi, I see plenty of failed logins, often from the same MAC adress. I reckon that some of my neighbors try to use my wifi. I am too curious, what they want ...
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How can I disable email tracking in Outlook?

I found out that someone can actually track if I deleted an email they sent to me in Outlook or not. Are there are any ways to disable this feature?
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How does the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature work?

What is so special about the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature? What does this have to do with W3C compliance and HTML5? Isn't this just a browser feature? As I understand it, it is a normal blocklist ...
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Monitor hard drive changes to files

Several months ago I saw someone using an application that showed him files on the computer being modified in real time. Basically there was an application that wasn't working correctly, so he ...
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Is there a method or application that will enable me to track how long I actively interact with particular applications and/or files on OSX?

I'd like to track how much time I spend interacting with various applications and files on OS X. I found SLife in my search, but it is a web / subscription service. Is there any other OS X ...
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Where can you see the data that's been recorded by a tracking cookie?

I've always read that cookies can, and do, store sensitive information such as OTHER websites that you've visited outside the one to which the cookie belongs. I've started to read up about it and can ...
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Track my lost laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prepare your PC or laptop for theft Today I was searching for some software which can track my lost laptop. There, I found a software for Windows XP and Vista which ...
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This Google cookie is indestructable

I don't use any Google services directly and have Google's safebrowsing support disabled. Yet, this PREF cookie for °.google.com which appears to have a unique identifier is unremovable. It restores ...
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How do I suppress google tracking when blocking javascript is not enough?

For this case I'm referring specifically to the website: http://www.golem.de/ I'm connecting to this website using Firefox with javascript disabled: about:config > javascript.enabled > no This ...
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How can I access Chrome's user metrics?

Chrome records certain user actions, for example (see here for full source): content::RecordAction(UserMetricsAction("NewIncognitoWindow")); Is there a way I can access my Chrome user metrics?
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Show if I have visited a website before

Looking for an app or extension that would tell me if I have visited a website before. I am not looking for a historical website tracker in a searchable form like you would use to track where your ...
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Vertical mouse tracking reversed in OS X Lion at EFI Login Window

I am using a Razer Deathadder 3500dpi mouse and in 10.7, the vertical tracking is inverted at the EFI login window. I have FileVault enabled, so this is the password entry screen immediately after ...
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Do Google and Facebook keep track of the sites I browse outside of their own sites?

I've noticed that on a lot of news sites and stuff, there is that icon that says "Share with Facebook" and sometimes even information about friends that have commented on the particular news article. ...
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How can I track and log CPU and memory usage on a Mac?

I know I can use Activity Monitor (as well as a slew of 3rd party applications) to monitor the usage of RAM and CPU on my Mac. However, I want to capture a log over an amount of time so that I can ...
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tracking the e-mail sender

Recently one of my friend facing a problem form an unknown person who is sending false and insulting e-mails to the office staff of my friend. Who ever that person might be some one who is in the ...
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Whose permissions are being used?

Regarding "Permissions" in Windows, is it possible to trace or determine "who" is actually changing something? (i.e., determine what user is modifying something with their respective permissions) For ...
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Is it possible to track a mobile phone (cell phone) without Internet/GPS? [closed]

Is it possible to track the current location of a Mobile user without using internet and GPS? Is there any way of locating the user by only using the network provider info, signal reception and ...
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How to track what setup.exe has installed

Is there a way to track what the setup file has installed? Everything - Registry, files. Is there a way to track down what kind of files software creates? Cookies & all other files it creates on ...
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How I can remove all Google data from Youtube video downloads?

Just now I am reading one question here that Google is tracking all Youtube video's. In video files I am seeing this- Same file 2 times General Complete name : Video1.flv Format : Flash Video ...
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Determining the way the IPv6 interface identifier was created

In IPv6 the 64bit interface identifier of an IPv6 address can be determined in one of 3 ways: Stateless Address Autoconfiguration: put in the MAC address of the NIC (+ FF:FE and flip a bit). ...
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url shortener with IP tracking [closed]

Is there any url shortener with IP tracking? I have tried bit.ly but it only tracks ip country. Any other redirect service with IP tracking?
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how to track files in vsftpd on fedora

I installed vsftpd server on fedora. many users are uploading files. I want to track files, that means, who has uploaded the files, and I want to know the IP address of the system.
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Is there any online web application for daily activity logs [closed]

I am looking for daily calendar-like apps, but ones that have some text editor attached for every day. All I want to do is that when I open that page, it should open the text editor for that day and ...
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How can I track time on a website from multiple IPs

I was wondering if there is a way to track time on a certain web site from my local computers / devices here. I wanna track from iPods, iPhones, laptops, desktops, etc to lets say facebook.com or ...
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Internet Explorer 9: do not track: enable and disable

I tried googling for a how-to on how to enable and disable "do not track" in Internet Explorer 9 but could not find anything. I could only find "press releases". Please let me know the step-by-step ...
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How can I check if an old email I sent has been opened by the recipient?

I sent an email a few months ago. I still have a copy of the email I sent, but there was no tracker or read receipt. Can I still find out if this email was opened?
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How mail tracking works?

whoreadme is the web site that helps to track mail reader's location as well as it acknowledges when reader opens mail. What is the concept of detection behind this?
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Ghostery shows “chango” trackers on sites that shouldn't have trackers at all

If I visit pages which should not have trackers like www.google.com, my Ghostery addon signals that "chango" is blocked. I asked a colleague to install Ghostery and check if he sees the tracker too, ...
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Preboot AntiTheft [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Theft protection system that can survive a fomatting? I am looking for a piece of software which wil let me track my laptop in the event its stolen, before windows ...
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Is there a Windows Media Player plugin to send music info to a webpage?

I'm looking for a way to track my music playing on my website and am trying to find a way to post the music information, such as all the music file details (i.e. title, album, year, etc), when the ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is very easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is ...
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Is there an application that allows me to track changes to the operating system when installing software?

For example I need to know the files created by the installation, the registry key entries, system changes, etc. It would be ideal if I could revert the installation. The solution should not be ...
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How can I log which sites an iPhone app uses?

Is there a Proxy server app for mac that allows me to setup a local proxy server so I can log/track which sites an iPhone app visits? Thank you in advance!
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Tracing adware - Mysterious ads being opened in Chrome

[EDIT] I found the piece of adware - turns out it was made in some automation software and was designed too simply to be detected by Spybot et al. I'll mark the best answer below, but it didn't ...