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1answer
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can a hacked DNS make a fake certificate seem legitimate?

I'm doing some traveling right now, so I've been doing a lot of reading about secure browsing on unprotected public networks. My understanding is that if you're using HTTPS and your browser indicates ...
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0answers
22 views

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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2answers
86 views

Why is it safe to view pictures in e-mails from a browser but not from a mail client?

Mail clients have an option that is turned on by default to not display pictures in emails for security reasons. However browsers will always automatically display pictures in emails. Why is viewing ...
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2answers
1k views

Can VPN or TOR protect me from my ISP [closed]

For connecting to internet I need to open the ISPs website and login. I believe during this my IP address can be tracked. So how will VPN or TOR help here. If not any other solution?
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1answer
164 views

How to use internet anonymously [closed]

Let's say someone has decided to track my internet actively. He knows my email and Skype id. How do I work on internet securely? What kind of software do I need to cover my tracks? Also how to prevent ...
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3answers
109 views

Can malware/intrusion attempt via browser, attack other computers on same local network? (Windows) (no shares setup)? [closed]

Can malware, if running within a plug-in or elsewhere within the browser, or if downloaded and executed, or within a site that attempts intrusion, attack other machines on the local network, even if ...
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1answer
155 views

How does “Same Origin Policy” protect us?

Someone can please explain to me how does the "Same Origin Policy" feature protect us from web attacks (XSS,CSRF, etc)?
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2answers
126 views

Windows/global setting to allow only SSL when on public Wifi?

Rather than going through each of my apps and modifying settings, or tweaking individual browser settings (I use three different browsers) or just being careful not to type non-SSL URLs into the web ...
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7answers
300 views

Security Beyond a Username/Password?

I have a webapp that requires security beyond that of a normal web application. When any user visits the domain name, they are presented with two text fields, a username field, and a password field. ...
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6answers
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What makes LastPass so secure?

I can't simply understand how using LastPass is secure. All an attacker need to do is to compromise the single LastPass account and then he has also compromised all other websites. What's so good ...