I just checked my retirement account. Last year, I lost about 7% of the total after ten years of contributions. Is this happening to everybody? [more inside]
I'm trying to find window security bars that can be opened from the inside in the case of fire but can't seem to find a way to buy them. [more inside]
Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server!
Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server! I am building a low-ish power home file server, which will likely run Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 (possibly server edition), and I should be able to set up a basic samba share easily enough. But I would also like to use the same computer to serve a few basic webpages, and I would like to provide ssh and ideally VNC or RDP-like access from outside the LAN. I can probably get the basic software set up, but I'm a n00b when it comes to NAT stuff, firewalls, and security issues generally. I would also appreciate help with setting up dynamic DNS. [more inside]
Securing my insecure storage unit... [more inside]
Does this website error message indicate that my financial institution is using a version of Apache built in 2006 on their secure server? Should I be concerned about that? If so, what should I do about it? [more inside]
Laptop lock question. Yes I know you people hate locks, but please bear with me! [more inside]
Have you ever reported anyone for Social Security or other entitlement benefit fraud? What came of it? [more inside]
My spouse is tracking my computer usage. How can I prevent them from seeing what websites I visit and which chat programs I use? [more inside]
I am attempting to play a video file that has come from a security camera, under Ubuntu. I think it's a codec problem, but I'm not sure of the solution. [more inside]
Love, security and freedom: we love each other deeply and passionately but also want and need different things... and now we have a baby on the way.
Love, security and freedom: we love each other deeply and passionately but also want and need different things... and now we have a baby on the way. [more inside]
Should I worry about having signed up for cuevana.tv? [more inside]
If I wanted banks or companies like LastPass to hire me to be on their security team to make systems safer and to block out hackers, what websites/books/resources should I dive into to go from n00b to pr0 ?? [more inside]
OSX security question from a total noob, involving uncertainty about interpreting messages from Little Snitch. [more inside]
How do I figure out what the size of this password's keyspace is? [more inside]
I have Prey installed on my MacBook Pro to assist with tracking my laptop if it's ever stolen. My question is... should I still have a password? If I want the best chance of finding the laptop, wouldn't I want the thief to USE it and log onto a WiFi network to assist with locating it? [more inside]
Multi-part questions about the security of the roof-top luggage box I just installed on my car. [more inside]
Please help, computer techies. Asus Eee PC wireless connection problem with Windows 7. [more inside]
A friend of mine has become convinced that Facebook is using her cell phone number to steal her contacts off her cell phone. My question - given the limitations listed in the more inside, how could this happen? Could it? [more inside]
Is Randall Munroe right about passwords in today's xkcd? Are very long (all lower case) plain text passwords more secure than short ones using a mix of numerals and upper/lower case text? [more inside]
Is there any windows program that allows to see the desktop or allow programs to be seen and password protect if any modification is needed.
When transferring between connecting flights in Canada, do you need to go through security screening again? [more inside]
Expert googler help needed! [more inside]
My management company refuses to do anything about the (lackluster) security of my building. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas on ways to setup an informal neighborhood CCTV /cam enabled security system. Something like a flikr pool with wifi connected cameras taking snapshots/continuous street view. Ideally some kind of low cost DIY package that could be informally setup by a group of neighbors. [more inside]
Need some guidance on message-digest based password generation algorithms. [more inside]
How can I cover my filesharing tracks? [more inside]
I want to access my personal diary from anywhere - and keep it as secure as possible at the same time. Here's my idea on how to do this...what do you think? [more inside]
What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT?
What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT? [more inside]
How careful do I need to be in disposing of the credit card offers that come in the mail? [more inside]
I am flying on frontier airlines to Indianapolis in July. I won't be checking anything, just bringing a carry on bag. I was hoping to bring some vacuum sealed packs of jerky from this store with me on my carry on bag. Is this a problem? Are they going to make me open up my packages of jerky in security? I am going for a long visit and need my stuff to stay fresh so I don't want to unseal it. So basically, can I bring sealed packages of beef jerky/nuts/berries on an airplane?
Can I trust apps on my computer or phone with email login information? [more inside]
A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.
I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
What are the legalities (in the United States) of browsing the contents of an "open folder" on a public website? [more inside]
I got a new Windows machine. It's been a while since I used Windows (never Windows 7). What do I, as someone paranoid about viruses and malware, need to download and set up in order to be 99.99% sure that nothing untoward happens to my machine? [more inside]
Listening to NPR I heard them saying, a little too casually, that "Generation Y is preparing for a future without any Social Security benefits". REALLY?? I did _NOT_ get that memo. [more inside]
I am subletting a room in a four bedroom apartment from a person I met on craigslist. This person moved out/I moved in in March. He's still on the lease and I am also on the lease. Please help me understand how my landlord is handling our security deposits. [more inside]
How do I create a public wifi network that is separate from our corporate network while using the same internet connection? [more inside]
What measures can I take to prevent retail store thieves from getting away in their unmarked vehicles (i.e., temporarily moved license plates). [more inside]
Best security software for my new Win7 laptop? Any other advice to ensure my computer's life gets off to a good start? [more inside]
Looking for advice for a home safe (and places to sell that safe to me). [more inside]
What simple, secure, portable password and secure data management systems do you use? [more inside]
I have a challenge in our computer repair storefront. We recently had an issue wherein someone tried to scam us on an iPhone repair. [more inside]
How to record something digitally in a way that verifies it has not been 'shopped [more inside]
What do I do about someone squirting glue into the locks of my house? [more inside]
I got a spam email from my friend who has a hotmail account. It looks like the spam has been sent to everyone in his hotmail distribution list. My question is, how did the hackers do this? Did they need his password in order to get access to his distribution list? As far as I know he is still able to use his account which puzzles me. Wouldn't a hacker (if he had the password) quickly change the password so that they could keep sending spam out on that account?
A while ago, my Gmail account notified me of suspicious activity. The IP that accessed my account seems to be from Microsoft. [more inside]
Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive? [more inside]
I'm having trouble disassembling an old desktop PC to get to the hard drive before I can destroy it and throw everything out. Is there a quick and easy way to destroy the drive in situ, using everyday household objects? [more inside]
Is it possible to get an extended history (perhaps several months) of "last account activity" records for a gmail account?