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revised Why do PCs still require a CMOS battery?
Address comments about how "even though PCs run on electricity" seems confusing.
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Apr
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comment Shut down computer using ssh
This might depend on the platform. At least on Fedora 21 (with systemd), --poweroff is the default, so shutdown now will shut down the machine even without the -h flag. I haven't checked any other distribution or version of Fedora. Have you checked whether that answer is still valid on modern Linux distros?
Apr
29
comment Shut down computer using ssh
This might depend on the platform. At least on Fedora 21 (with systemd), --poweroff is the default, so shutdown now will shut down the machine even without the -h flag. I haven't checked any other distribution or version of Fedora. Have you checked what distros this applies to?
Apr
29
comment Shut down computer using ssh
What distribution and version of Linux are you using? What messages are showing on the Plymouth shutdown screen? Can you edit your question to post a screenshot? Have you looked at the log files (e.g., /var/log/messages)? Can you edit your question to include the relevant part of the log file from when you began the shutdown to when it got stuck? If you want a good diagnosis you should provide more information.
Mar
10
comment Found new malware not detected by antivirus. How to evaluate the threat?
What exactly did Kaspersky say about the suspicious processes? Can you copy-paste the message from Kaspersky? Did it provide the name of the threat? Often anti-virus software will list a name (e.g., EvilThingy.A), which you can then research to learn more about it. What did it say about the threat? You haven't provided us much information to help you -- please provide all available information, you'll be much more likely to receive useful answers that way.
Feb
22
comment What functionality would I lose if I disable browser-based Java?
"Java will not one to blame if something “bad” happends" - This is totally wrong. If your machine gets compromised due to a zero-day vulnerability in Java, of course Java will be the one to blame. There have been a number of such vulnerabilities in the past. That's why many security experts recommend disabling Java: it removes one attack vector.
Dec
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Dec
22
revised Why does Google call Thunderbird “less secure”?
Try to make this a more objective, useful question. Remove the rant-y bits and focus on the question that the aut. Also remove the incorrect statements (contrary to prior draft, Google never said that Thunderbird is less secure; it just said that it does not support the latest security standards.)
Dec
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Sep
20
answered Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?
Sep
20
comment Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?
This answer is full of wishful thinking. There's no basis for claiming "you should be fine". Malware could totally bypass this defense, either by tampering with the file before you marked it as read-only, or by tampering with what is written to the CD, or in any number of other ways. To readers: if you're doing anything security-critical, don't rely on this answer. It's bad practice.
Sep
20
comment Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?
This answer contains personal speculation, with no evidence. Me, I wouldn't rate it as improbable or far-fetched at all. Remember those floppy viruses back in the day? That's exactly what they did, except with floppies instead of CDs. Bottom line: if your machine is infected with malware, you can't know what it might do, but I can tell you one thing: you have no basis for trust in the contents of that CD. Trusting that CD is bad practice, and if you are doing anything security-critical, it's a really bad idea.
Sep
10
comment How can you disable the auto startup of iTunes when connecting an iPhone?
possible duplicate of Prevent iTunes from starting when iPhone is plugged in on Mac
Jul
23
comment Grep a destination IP in Netstat results in realtime - windows 7
@barlop, sorry about that. The question was originally on security.stackexchange, and I closed-voted it there as off-topic (meaning it is not suitable on security.stackexchange). It's since been migrated over to SU, triggering your confusion.