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link to recent new alternative-to-password-safe tool?

Google-fu fail. I'm looking for this new open-source sw tool I saw the other day that avoids creating a database, instead computing your needed passwords on the fly based on your username and the web site info in particular. I think. [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Nov 20, 2016 - 4 answers

Tax my stupidity: How do I bet on the Oscars?

I live in the UK, where it's legal to bet on the Academy Awards, and I'd like to have a little flutter this year. Help me lose my money! [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Jan 15, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me do passwords like I should.

So, I was one of many people to have my adobe account information leaked. Though I know I shouldn't, I use that same password on lots of different accounts. I've changed them on the important ones, but how do people possibly keep the dozens of passwords for every different website straight? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Nov 22, 2013 - 37 answers


One of my kinks is being watched by strangers online. How can I make sure this is safe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I start to worry about identity-theft/phishing?

I recently started in a new job and got a used laptop for my desk. I have utilized this with my Chrome/ Google account. Then, after a few weeks, I got a warning in gmail, telling me that a foreign state might be trying to hack my account or computer. My question is, should I start to worry about being tageted by hackers? Or is the alert from google and the phishing attempts a coincidence? [more inside]
posted by Nightly on Feb 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Who the hell added these videos to my favourites folder on YouTube?

I found several "favourited" videos in my YouTube account that were definitely not my or my partner's doing. What could have happened? Was I hacked? [more inside]
posted by peripathetic on Nov 14, 2012 - 3 answers


My very new computer just got zonked with a virus that won't allow me to download anything, such as the $70 worth of Norton Anti-Virus I tried to download. Please help. [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Dec 2, 2011 - 16 answers

How to get rid of phishing software?

Is someone scamming me? [Mac spyware filter] [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Sep 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Is cuevana.tv secure?

Should I worry about having signed up for cuevana.tv? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Aug 29, 2011 - 5 answers

They're totally watching you... right?

I am having a debate with someone about privacy whilst using a work laptop at home, using your own internet connection. Help settle this! [more inside]
posted by smalls on Nov 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Employer's server is unsecure

How do I handle this situation - I have discovered that my employer's computer systems are 100% unsecure [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2007 - 21 answers

Security problems.

Sending many different encrypted strings as URL arguments and want to decode them via a shared public key. How much security is necessary and possible? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce on Sep 29, 2006 - 32 answers

Which security/adblock software blocks what?

Folks with adblocking and internet security software, can you help me out by letting me know 1) if your software blocks a site 2) what software it is 3) why. That why is the tricky part! [more inside]
posted by dabitch on Mar 29, 2006 - 15 answers

Why do I have internet?

I don't have wireless internet in my home, but here I sit in my kitchen reading mefi while my laptop is picking up a signal from... somewhere. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Sep 8, 2005 - 27 answers

Windows XP questions

Windows XP firewall + Zone Alarm = problem?
I've just upgraded to Windows XP and I have three questions (so far...). [more inside]
posted by Termite on Jun 7, 2004 - 8 answers

Stopping Spoofing Spammers

Anyone care to drop some knowledge about stopping spammers from spoofing your address? [more] [more inside]
posted by Hackworth on Jan 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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