Is Zone Alarm the last free firewall software? [more inside]
How can I track the source of a file? [more inside]
I went through airport security today, and had to go through a large apparatus that blew bursts of air at me from about 30 little air jets. What was that? What does it do? What were they looking for? [more inside]
Sex toys + airport security/immigration control/customs? [more inside]
What do you or your company do regarding physical destruction of hard drives? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good lock (Kensington-style) for my Apple iMac and new LCD TV? [more inside]
So, a friend of mine who is helping out with tech support at a small business is trying to find a way to recover the password to a computer's EZ Firewall software. Suggestions? [more inside]
Adobe PDFMaker and its attendant Word toolbars only work on an Administrator Account. Is there a way to make it work on a Limited User account? I'm on Windows XP. [more inside]
Is there a way to connect to gmail using pop from behind a firewall that blocks the ports they specify? Ideally over 80? I don't have broadband at home so setting up a tunnel or variation to a pc on the outside isn't an option. Thunderbird on WinXP connected behind a typical corporate firewall.
I'm interested in enacting parental controls on the Mozilla Firefox browser. [more inside]
Is there a reasonably priced Windows backup solution that does SCP, not FTP? [more inside]
How do I make a flash drive more secure? [more inside]
I just got a new laptop...help me care for it so it has a long and happy life. [more inside]
Will I be able to get thru airport security with an internal frame daypack? [more inside]
If you ran a Debian server and one day noticed that telnet and apt-get were segfaulting, how would you proceed? [more inside]
Can you use mail() in PHP without creating an unsecure, open mail relay boon to spammers everywhere? I keep trying to read This Page
, and I think I understand it, but I'm not sure. [more inside]
Is it possible to fake someone's caller ID to place a crank call? [more inside]
Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]
WebSecurityFilter: I'm looking for a PHP or CGI script which would redirect a user to their password protected folder when they enter their username and password. [more inside]
Does it bother you to click on Yahoo! links and unexpectedly see your Yahoo! name on the screen because you prefer to store your Yahoo (enough with the exclamation point already) password in a cookie? [more inside]
Miva Merchant 4.0 and security certificates...why don't IE customers see the darned lock? [more inside]
Home Security Camera Filter: I'm looking for a wireless camera that can transmit over my existing 802.11g network. Ideally, it would have motion detection and the ability to record to the web rather than just my hard-drive. Where to look? What to Buy? Personal Experiences? [more inside]
Several laptops and projectors were stolen at my workplace this weekend so I'm looking for a simple security camera that will record on my PC when it detects motion. I have looked at x10.com but that seems much too complex and it seems to only be able to record to VCR. Anyone have experience with a cheap/easy solution?
Protecting home and property options? [more inside]
I owe a great debt of gratitude to all the noobs in my neighbourhood who keep open, unsecured wireless networks. It's because of them that we can blog from the laundromat, blog from the waterfront park, blog from... well, you get the idea. How can I make my network 'open' to others without compromising the security of my computers? [more inside]
My boss is considering opening a network/information security division of the consulting firm he runs, but he can't find a good name for it. [more inside]
I have a couple questions about the security of my wireless network... I'm definitely not a computer newbie, but networking issues have always gone a bit over my head. [more inside]
How secure is Smoothwall Express? Could it be trusted to protect the home network of two psychologists and their work? [more inside]
SystemFilter: As mentioned before, I have a sudoku website
, where I host tons of puzzles that I have generated. I am in the midst of writing a system to syndicate these puzzles, so anybody can embed my puzzles and solver in their site by using a bit of JS code (similar to google adsense). I've got a bit of a security problem that I can't quite solve... [more inside]
Can I check a cooler full of food when flying state to state? [more inside]
Computer security question. Is a typical home PC, when it's connected to the net via a cable to a DSL modem, any more or less secure against intrusions than if the same computer were plugged into the network on the campus of a typical, large American university? Say, for example, a UC campus.
Help me better secure my server (and workstations). I sit behind a Firebox X700, with an Exchange server, active directory, etc. Today the external address became blacklisted on the CBL. A machines are on SP2 and everything is up to date patch wise. I'm currently running malware detection on all machines. I'd like an effective antivirus program... [more inside]
What are my options for installing a home security system? [more inside]
Does this device exist, and if not, how can I modify cheap consumer digicams to create it:
A cheap portable digicam that will endlessly record video to some kind of small memory buffer, say enough memory for 1 minute of video, such that I could leave it running for days on the off-chance of it recording something interesting, and when something interesting happened, I just press a "Stop Recording" button, and the last 60 seconds of video are sitting in memory. [more inside]
Anonymous web hosting: I left a cult which I was raised in about a year ago. I would like to set up a page with information as well as a forum for ex-members to locate each other and heal. I would like to do this anonymously because I have family, friends and coworkers who are still inside and I would like to keep my identity private. [more inside]
I'm writing some personal wiki software that I want to make as secure as possible. Think wiki software in the footsteps of Tinfoil Hat Linux
. The software is intended to run as a CGI Perl script though Apache on the local machine, with data stored in encrypted XML files that will be decrypted for display by the Crypt::GPG
module. So the question is, where could plaintext data escape to? More inside... [more inside]
Am I qualified to do this IT job, and/or is it something I could pick up as I go? [more inside]
Need nerd help: Is it better to use a software firewall or a router to protect oneself while connected to the internet? Pardon my igorance, but I really am quite stupid. [more inside]
I am flying to another city soon and would like take my guitar with me. On the plane--not as baggage. I would like to read about the experiences of anyone here who has tried to do the same. My research thus far yields no fixed answer.
UK residents, is it illegal to hide your face from the ubiquitous security cameras? [more inside]
What's the absolute simplest way for two or more people to share encrypted information via email, either in the text body or as a file attachment? [more inside]
Are there any devices able to trigger/trick RFID detectors? [more inside]
Why do I set off certain security alarms at the entrances and exits of some department stores? [more inside]
What can your Social Security Number tell someone about you? [more inside]
Wifilter: Wired + Wireless network architecture: How can I protect my wired machines, but still access them from my wireless devices? [more inside]
I'm looking for a wardriving map of downtown Toronto that was posted online a year or two ago. It had wireless networks marked in three colours: encrypted, unencrypted, and out-of-the-box. I had a copy on my hard drive, but I think I've lost it. Does anyone know where I can find it?
I'd like to get a handle on computer security. Where should I start? I'd like to stress that I am NOT talking about spyware and viruses here, but the more interesting things like authentication and authorization. [more inside]
My computer illiterate family has an HP box running Windows XP Home SP 2.
They are constantly installing random programs from suspicious websites and allowing nefarious Active X controls to run – often leaving a trail of destruction for me to deal with.
Is there an easy way to restrict their ability to install software?
(Also - was I dreaming or did Microsoft just release some kind of policy editing tool that deals with this kind of problem?)
I moved into my new apartment complex two weeks ago and already there's been one car break-in and one apartment burglary. What can I do to secure my apartment and my personal safety? [more inside]
Our car was broken into today for the fourth time in about two years and the stereo was stolen for the third time. The car is getting pretty worn out overall, so we're probably going to sell it and get a newer one once we get the window replaced. What should we consider when shopping for a newer car and associated car audio, to avoid being a target?