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How to save browser cookies in ram?

I have a laptop I use in public where I access some sensible information over the browser. I already encrypted it and cookies are automatically deleten when I close the browser. The problem is, if ...
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Does chaining 2 VPN's with VM need extra settings?

Hi I am wondering if chaining 2 different VPNs from 2 different VPN providers through a Virtual Machine needs any extra routing settings or any extra settings in general.. I have searched and I've ...
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Security differences in going online by WiFI vs by Ethernet lan cable

Which relevant differences are there when comparing: going online with a computer via WiFI connection or using a Ethernet port and connect with Lan cable to the computer? 1) Aspects such as: VPNs, ...
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DNS Server is flooded with localhost resolution

I have a public DNS server and can be accessible by anyone. Recently we have been flooded with thousands of DNS queries trying to resolve a "localhost" such as these: Is this supposed to be intended ...
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Where can I find wifi profiles?

Laptop recently got lost. Is there any way to grab the wifi profiles off of that laptop? Microsoft's sync doesn't work as both PC's have to be on a running for it to transmit data. For example I ...
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Motorola MG7700 on XFINITY, mysterious user IDs and passwords

I did a "backup" via the user interface on my Motorla MG7700 modem/router connected to Xfinity. In the dump, I found all IDs and passwords are unencrypted. Motorola acknowledges that much. What ...
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How to show keys in netsh without mentioning the name parameter

Queria saber se no netsh show profiles key=clear,ao invés de colocar o ssid de cada rede para ver o "Conteúdo da chave", poderia mostrar de uma forma geral. Já tentei usar o "*" no name,mas não deu ...
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Is an ongoing RDP connection a threat?

There is much information about how dangerous it is to have RDP open to WAN. But let us ignore all that risks with open port etc. for a moment. Let's consider the case when we have an ongoing RDP ...
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Is an open port on Router a threat if it's forwarded to a host which not exist

Consider we have port 65434 open on router (open for WAN). The port forwarding is done to a host which does not exist. Can a hacker exploit this open port on router which leads nowhere?
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Options to protect open ports

What are the best/common options to protect an open Port? For example for Plex or torrent A few I can think of: change Port number from standard to random unused one to help obfuscate Setup firewall ...
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Can somebody with link can edit exe or APK files on google driver?

If I share an EXE or APK file with the option of editing on Google Drive, can anyone actually change it? I mean the file?
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Secure shared internet connection

I share my internet connection with a neighbor. They connect through wifi. I have computers running Windows and Linux, Android smartphones, Chromecast and TV. Question: how can I prevent my devices ...
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How safe is it to use Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon on Public Wifi or more official Wifi such as Apple Store Wifi?

First of all, somebody could be pretending to be the airport Wifi by setting the Wifi ID to be "Free Airport Wifi", so it might not be the "official Wifi". And either it is "official" or "non-...
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Are these signs that my computer is being monitored or hacked?

I'm using this ACTalk.exe for work. It's an online classroom. Several months ago, whenever I look at Windows Performance Monitor, I can see ACTalk.exe connecting to several IP address which I think is ...
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Can an untrusted VPN client monitor my network activity?

My scenario is: This is my own Windows 10 machine. The client has installed a VPN that connects me to their servers. The VPN is auto-connected when my Windows 10 machine is booted up. If I am not on ...
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How can I add an exception to the Content Security Policy in Firefox 56?

I am using Firefox 56 because it is the last version that still allows me to use my add-ons. Today Twitter has changed something in their coding, so that the videos posted on Twitter stopped playing ...
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Need to stop ex husband from getting into my desktop [closed]

First, I’m VERY sorry if I am in the WRONG place here. I know my way around computers, compared to all of you, probably NOT AT ALL! I am in the middle of a divorce from a VERY abusive man who is ...
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Apache is Adding Javascript in HTML File

Today I got a strange situation where my Apache Server is adding a bit of Javascript code just before closing tag. I tried to find out but could not success what is going here on the server. I ...
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Wifi Security Vs Authentication Vs Encryption

While configuring a TPL Wi-Fi Access Point I found out that there are three similar parameters in it which need to be set to make it work properly. If these parameters are not set correctly then some ...
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Why would password authentication be more secure than token authentication for a Jupyter notebook?

I have an account on a remote compute node, and would like to be able to launch a Jupyter server and share it with an intern, who does not have an account on this particular server. The natural method ...
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Is having all wireless devices (both visitors and home users) use a guest wireless SSID a bad idea?

I'm reluctant to have any wireless devices with visibility into my home LAN systems (PCs / home servers). So I was thinking of having all wireless devices use the guest SSID. Is this a bad idea? I don'...
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Emails are automatically sent to Chinese addresses - scam/spam/virus?

My IT-colleagues have noticed that a (non-IT) user in our work network has some strange things going on in her mailbox. In the user's sent folder we noticed a bunch of emails with all Chinese ...
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Edit Firefox multi container configuration

I have several containers configured on my Firefox and I have been using for a while, so container have information associated. However, sometimes I was not very focused and I used the wrong one for ...
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Remote machines making unauthorized SSH login attempts

I recently configured my external-facing router to forward traffic to port 22 on one machine on my LAN. SSHD is the only service listening on port 22. Immediately I received traffic from IP ...
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NMap Result -A reference meaning

I ran nmap command for ssl enum cipher and got the output something like this (Could not copy paste due to intra network restrictions ) TLS1.0 TLS----SHA256 -A --- Cipher Prefernce -...
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COMODO antivirus : Getting message “Security agent could not be started” after uninstallation

I had COMODO antivirus installed in my Windows 8.1, 64 bit machine. I recently uninstalled it. But whenever I restart my machine it always prompts me this error message. Does it mean the ...
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Are my credentials secure when I browse through a corporate web-proxy?

By "my credentials" I mean the username and password that I provide upon log-in in various web sites, such as Google, Microsoft etc. My company is allowing browsing through a web-proxy. What ...
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Entering a random number sequence seed under surveillance [closed]

I'm trying to transmit a continuous sequence of random numbers from my computer over to another country (for validation purpose). This sequence is a series of pseudo random numbers recursively ...
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Software for home routers to block HTTPS website

I have a netgear R7000p and I am looking to block snapchat on the home router. Is there anything that could help me with this. I have tried to use OpenDNS and the website blocking functionality built ...
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Display Chrome for Windows security zone for page

Is it possible to determine in Chrome what security zone it has decided to put a page into in the same way Internet Explorer 11 displays the zone for the current page when you select properties from ...
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How do I find out what this unknown device is on my network?

Backstory: I have a home PC network that is mixed hardwired and wireless, with a wireless access point and hardwired PCs - connected to a dual-WAN capable router, connected to a cable modem, connected ...
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IE11: security level edit bar not even visible

The security level bar is missing in IE11 (it's german, sorry for that): I have read the documentation of some registry keys and modified them to test a few things. But I cannot make it appear. ...
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How to secure a public-facing host?

If I configure my cable modem' built-in router to forward port 80 or port 443 to my upcoming Raspbian host, what else do I need to do to un the router's settings and in the Raspbian settings to keep ...
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Security implications of using screen-capturing software to monitor a user's activity [closed]

Buried deep within the Privacy Policy of a purely cloud-based financial services business (with no software downloaded to the user's device) is the following statement: "We use screen capturing ...
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Intercept traffic in open wifi hotspot to scare family into using VPN [closed]

I recently setup my own VPN and I love it. Now I'm staying at a hotel and there is only a public wifi hotspot that doesn't even require a password. I'm using my VPN, but my family won't listen to me ...
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Developer console activates by itself

Over the last day, whenever a friend opens gmail in any installed browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) on her Win 10 machine, the developer console opens automatically. Why might this be and how to stop ...
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Internet Options to add Trusted Site Greyed Out - SysPreped Windows 10 LTSB

I just deployed an custom Windows 10 ISO I created and I can't set my local file server as a trusted site in internet options. The site button is greyed out. The only change I made in the image was ...
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Does the “authenticity of host can't be established” message in SSH reflect a security risk?

Whenever I connect to a new SSH server from my computer I get this message: The authenticity of host '[censored]:censored ([0.0.0.0]:censored)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:...
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Is SSL needed for a public FTP server?

I'm going to host a public FTP update server (vsftpd on CentOS 7). Devices (dvr recorders) connect to the server with username anonymous and no password to check wether they have the latest firmware. ...
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How to determine if my web browser is safe?

Based on my question here the sole answerer suggests that it is unsafe to use Firefox 48.0.2 on my XP system, and am unable to update further. I am surprised to learn that, why am I easily allowed to ...
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Will the proxy provider know what I'm communicating via HTTPS?

I'm in China and I must use proxies or VPNs to access a wide variety of overseas sites (like Google). My school provides a free proxy for this purpose, and it declares that Your activities will be ...
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AWS SSH publickey authorization does not work from home network only

I am doing my first project for school that uses AWS, so me and my group created some accounts, and everyone could connect to their VMs except me. I spent the next hour following different guides, ...
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Can I be personally identified when I use my mobile device on a WiFi network?

You could say I am technologically challenged but I have a question out of curiosity. If I am using someone else's (or a companies) Wi-Fi via my smartphone, can they personally identify me through the ...
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How to allow login without letting them know password

The auditor of our company wants to view a few of our email accounts and access our income tax page. We what to give him full access without letting him know our passwords. I want something that: ...
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How to change response to Windows Security Alert in Windows 7?

I accidentally selected the public networks option on the Windows Security Alert shown below but for a different application which should not be communicating on a public network! Where can I change ...
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Does Mozilla Thunderbird Portable contain a spyware/adware?

Some time ago I downloaded a portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird email client form http://portableapps.com/ Today I looked at its TCP connections: 23.52.27.27 a23-52-27-27.deploy.static....
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Do light versions of linux compromise security?

I was planning to install some light version of linux (e.g. SliTaz or Puppy) in an old 512 Mb RAM Thinkpad. My question is if the use of any of these light versions, as compared to standard Ubuntu, ...
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Disable Open File Security Warning for specific file types

Windows likes to defend you against running executables that you have pulled from the web, and for some reason scripts like .js are included in that umbrella. As a developer I have long-since swapped ...
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Constant ICMP echo request sequence number - no response

I wrote a program which (in an infinite loop) sends an ICMP echo request packet (the packet consists of IP header and ICMP header only), waits for some time and then receives an ICMP echo reply packet ...
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Is it possible to exploit `-i lo -j ACCEPT` in iptables?

Most of iptable setups contain INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT rule. Without it it's quite difficult to connect to any locally hosted stuff. However what is not entirely clear to me - is locally running process ...