When I start a wifi session (at a coffee shop for instance), the bubble will say "additional login may be required" which, when I open a web page, is just an "I accept" disclaimer. BUT, when I have to turn off the computer (reboot for windows update, go to the bathroom, etc) and then try to re-establish contact, it won't work. I can't get connected and I can't get the login screen. I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work but it just seems like I have to come back the next day.
Any tricks to get me back on?
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 22, 2010 -
I have a Linksys WRT110 router. Although it has some access controls, I find them difficult to use and counterintuitive, and I say this as someone who has been using computers since the days of the TRS-80.
Is there a router out there that will let me limit access times by MAC address of different devices, either by a daily quota or a cutoff time? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Oct 22, 2010 -
My Facebook account was apparently compromised. I have regained control of it, but a weird thing is happening and I need help figuring out how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Mr_Zero
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Is there a way to trace down where a script is attempting to start from on Windows XP? I had a bit of a drive-by download happen, and I mostly removed the infestation with some antispyware tools. However I manually deleted one file before getting the tools to do their work, and so some remnant of the startup process is trying to start this 36525.js script [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Help me design a secure method of keeping my passwords both safe and available. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund
on Sep 23, 2010 -
Can a dual citizen (American and Canadian) get a Secret level security clearance in the United States? I'm starting to hear rumors that they'll ask me to give up my Canadian passport
to get the security clearance. And - by giving up my Canadian passport
are they asking me to renounce my Canadian citizenship to get the security clearance?
posted by raising_arizona
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Two separate online email accounts (Hotmail then Gmail) of my wife's have been broken into within six months. Each time the hijacker changes the password, sends a message to the contact list asking for some emergency money, then deletes the contact list. Any idea why my wife would be targeted? And what should she do to protect herself from now on?
posted by markcmyers
on Sep 13, 2010 -
What's the best way to safeguard my backups from the effects of a solar storm? Should I worry about that at all? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Sep 11, 2010 -
Leaving the car in airport parking for a week, is it worth it (security-wise and hassle-free-wise) to park in long-term rather than the economy lot? [more inside]
posted by ms.jones
on Sep 7, 2010 -
What's the "best" standalone security/surveillance DVR? Assume that I want the best mix of value, quality, cool features and durability/longevity. Are there "prosumer" DVR products? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I'm putting together a publicly-available web service/application and have some security questions. [more inside]
posted by syzygy
on Sep 3, 2010 -
In the event of a loss or theft, how safe is the data on a password-protected PC laptop? [more inside]
posted by Clambone
on Aug 24, 2010 -
Windows 7 security: I want to use the same boot for general use and audio production. Can you help me review my plan for decent performance and security? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Aug 24, 2010 -
Can an employer fire you, or threaten to fire you or any other employee, for accessing the Wikileaks site from a personal (non-employer) computer? You are not directly employed by the government or a member of the military, but your employer does contract you and other employees with security clearances to the government. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 13, 2010 -
I'm leaving for Bulgaria tomorrow with a bunch of professional radio/recording gear. Kindly lavish me with advice on getting there and back with all my equipment intact. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Jul 29, 2010 -
At one airport, the scanner always beeps if I pass through without removing my shoes. The same scanner lets my colleague pass without removing shoes.
At another airport, our roles are reversed. The colleague has to remove shoes because the scanner beeps, while I pass through without any problems.
Both scanners (at different airports within Australia) are the gated type, not the enclosed-chamber sorts.
What is going on?
posted by vidur
on Jul 28, 2010 -
I'm about to move house and would like to setup a home automation system for fun, learning and utility! [more inside]
posted by dance
on Jul 28, 2010 -
I have a flight tomorrow morning and just found out that my Driver license is expired. Will this prevent me from getting through the airports. [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt
on Jul 24, 2010 -
A couple of wannabe college students showed up at my door asking if I would be interested in a $1,500 home security system and lifetime service in exchange for posting a security company sign in my front yard. They left me a card to fill out that asked for all my crucial information, including social security number and date of birth, that had boxes to check for accepting, or rejecting, the promotional offer. The card they left didn't have the name of the alarm company on it, a website address, phone number, nada.
What do the guys get out of it? The company pays them $500 toward their tuition for every customer they sign up.
What does the company get out of it? Supposedly, free lawn signeage/advertising.
posted by zagyzebra
on Jul 10, 2010 -
I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Jun 29, 2010 -
I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill.
I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest
on Jun 21, 2010 -
Gmail security: Someone keeps trying to recover, or change, the password for my gmail account. I'd previously set my gmail recovery option to send me an SMS, and I'm getting a lot of SMSes saying, "Your Google Account recovery code is: ... If you did not request this code, you can safely ignore this message". I've already changed my secret question to be really obscure, but what else should I do to protect my account? Every couple of weeks, I get bombarded with SMSes because someone is trying to access my account. Can I temporarily disable the recovery option? I'm just worried that someone might guess the answer to my secret question by brute force or some other means.
posted by surenoproblem
on Jun 17, 2010 -
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy
on Jun 1, 2010 -
I'd like to set up a couple webcams in my house with a couple stipulations. [more inside]
posted by sepsis
on May 24, 2010 -
Can I expect my difficult-to-work-with landlord to use my security deposit as my last month's rent? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker
on May 14, 2010 -
Looking for recommendations of hosting/IT solutions companies specializing in above-average security precautions, especially those who have experience with federal standards compliance and/or who can assist with security policy development and implementations. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer
on May 13, 2010 -
Two prominent, famous or 'important' people talk on the telephone. How does either the caller or recipient know they're actually speaking to the real person ? [more inside]
posted by selton
on May 10, 2010 -
Is the TSA going to be relaxing security at airports? Help settle a disagreement.. [more inside]
posted by loquat
on May 3, 2010 -
What is the best email provider for security and privacy? Requirements and more info inside. [more inside]
posted by Aya
on May 1, 2010 -
Looking for good learning tools for Windows 7 security & policy in a corporate environment [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I've come to possess an antique lie detector. How do I find out how much it might be worth? [more inside]
posted by pcameron
on Apr 27, 2010 -
I have a bunch of old hard drives with personal data in them that I want to dispose of. What's the safest way of doing it? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Apr 25, 2010 -