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how do you secure a christmas lawn ornament to the ground?

How do you secure a Christmas lawn ornament to the ground? I'm talking about the plastic 40 inch high decorations, like the Santa Clauses, and Mrs. Clauses and snowmen. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Dec 7, 2014 - 3 answers

How to securely erase an SDD drive without damaging it?

I have a MacBook Air that I am considering selling. It has an SSD, and I would like to securely wipe it clean before putting it up for sale. I know how to wipe regular hard drives, but I've heard that secure erases of SSD's actually DAMAGE the drive. Is there a secure way to remove data from an SSD hard drive without compromising its lifespan/integrity?
posted by Thanquol180 on Jul 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Themes and hosting for a webcomic

I am looking for a user-friendly theme with an easy-to-set-up CMS as well as secure hosting for a weekly webcomic. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on May 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Collecting data via iPhone - regularly, quickly, securely, non-web-based

We're going to have some folks filling out the same simple form on a regular basis. Is there an app-based solution where they can enter the data and upload it securely to a central repository at the end of the day? A web solution may have been easier, but we're worried connectivity might be an issue during parts of the day. We want users to tap an app and be able to fill out a bunch of forms, then upload them all (securely) at the end of the day. A simple, elegant, fast interface would be a real plus. [more inside]
posted by borborygmi on Apr 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for cloud-based document sharing service for small group

I have a small business of about a dozen which has a massive amount of paperwork to be scanned in, organized, and shared. Boxes and boxes. The shareholders are not all very tech-savvy, so I'm also looking for something easy for them to use. There's sort of a dizzying array of options out there. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jan 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Private Screen Sharing

I would like to work from home and remote in to my work computer without people being able to see what I'm doing on my screen. Right now I am using iCloud's back to Mac screen sharing feature, but that is distracting my students in my computer lab and encouraging them to do mischief. I cannot install Timbuktu or other screen sharing programs at this time due to cost constraints. Is there a way to screen share or remote login wherein the target computer's screen stays off, giving me privacy to work and do what I need to do? Target computer is an iMac. Other suggestions for free but secure programs appreciated.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 9, 2014 - 11 answers

How much more secure are older low tech phones than the more modern ones

Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 4, 2014 - 12 answers

A WebEx is Leaking

How to lock down a teleconference to keep out campers, nosy parkers and miscreants? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Mar 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Will visitors know I've gone from an SSL site to a non-SSL site for HTTP?

SSL, licences, and migrating a website. Old server has an SSL certificate. New one has not. Not using HTTPS. Will visitors see any warnings or otherwise perceive the change? [more inside]
posted by alasdair on Nov 15, 2012 - 13 answers

finding good budget accommodation near art students league

I will travel from Ireland to study at The Art Students League on 57th St. Any recommendation on finding an adjacent good room to rent, or within easy access in a safe secure neighbourhood, as my budget is very tight. I would also be happy to swap accommodation or hospitality/study period. Thanks
posted by helen frances on Aug 1, 2012 - 10 answers

I much like my head. I don't want to see it removed just yet.

Given that the copyright landscape is about to change in Canada, educate me about VPN services and securing my connection like I'm a n00b! [more inside]
posted by liquado on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a secure online filing cabinet application?

Is there a filing cabinet app that is: secure, online, stable, metasearchable, user-friendly, and cross-platform? [more inside]
posted by babbageboole on Jun 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Securely delete files - Android

How can I securely delete files on my Android phone? I want to be sure that deleted files can not be recovered, i.e., photos, email, email attachments, evernote notes, etc. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Locks are changed. Now: is anything missing?

So despite being fairly knowledgeable about these sorts of things, I put on my own little "worst practices in computer security" seminar with my Mac Mini HTPC. And, surprise of surprises, it was compromised. Help me figure out if I've reversed the damage, won't you? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Nov 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Wordpress blogs "Central Command" Solution?

Seeking recommendations for dealing with many Wordpress sites from one central location. I have a number of personal sites, plus work related sites, and would like a secure, central way to deal with them all – plus a wishpony that is probably not even a spark in some stallion's eye... [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

web-based FTP without the danger

We need an FTP Site for our website--a place where we can let users login & upload/download files that are too big for email - CAD, PDF's, movies, etc. Or do we? Obviously, I need the hive's expertise on this one; what solutions do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Aug 10, 2011 - 9 answers

How to storm proof a gazebo.

How do I secure an aluminum/canvas gazebo so it doesn't blow away in the wind? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on May 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Secure and simple way to document accounts for spouse?

Secure and simple way to document accounts for spouse? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Jan 10, 2011 - 17 answers

If you sync files between multiple computers: How do you prevent headaches from forgetting to close files on one computer?

If you sync files between multiple computers: How do you prevent headaches from forgetting to close files on one computer? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Securing a VPS

I have a Linode VPS and two domain names pointing to it. I have taken very few measures to secure it. How did you secure your VPS? [more inside]
posted by attente on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Secure streaming of live video, 24/7, pre-existing camera infrastructure. Can this be done?

Secure streaming of live video, 24/7, pre-existing camera infrastructure. Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Word Press Plugin that lets anyone upload but no one download? Securely (SSL)?

Using Word Press as a CMS, we would like to have an (easy) way for any random client to upload a file. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

How to trust the time?

What's the best solution out there (free is good, easy is good) to securely time stamp blog entries through a trusted 3rd party?
posted by it must be bunnies on Sep 13, 2010 - 5 answers

How to password protect a linked file?

I need to send an MP3 music file to a number of email addresses. I want to do this by directing people to a download on a web link, rather than emailing the (large) file direct. I also want to be able to password-protect the file in that link (either the file or the link), so the music doesn't get passed around beyond the list of recipients. Does anyone know of any good resources for this? Thanks, oh wise ones.
posted by Conductor71 on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Anyone have a free program to unsecure pdf files?

Anyone have a free program to unsecure pdf files? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Feb 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Are login boxes on http:// pages secure?

Some major websites--such as Facebook, Vox and others (but not Metafilter!)--have users enter username & password on an http page rather than an https page. Is this as secure as logging in via https:// and if so, why?
posted by mono blanco on Dec 1, 2009 - 18 answers

How secure is online backup?

How secure is online backup? I'm looking at Jungle Disk for offsite backup of some important personal files. How secure are sites like this? Is my data more or less secure than, say, my credit card info stored at Amazon.com? [more inside]
posted by griseus on Aug 11, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I keep a Weber grill from being stolen?

I'd like to get my dad a shiny new Weber grill. I'd like to keep it from "walking away", however. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Feed me bites

How do I share images securely through an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Need a store that's quick and cheap

Me, being the family resident techie, has been asked to build an online shopping site for an in-law. EASY and FAST is the name of the game...what should I use? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Apr 28, 2009 - 21 answers

Automatic encrypted offsite backup

I've two debian machines, one is onsite and one is offsite on a residential connection. I need to backup incrementally to this offsite server over SSH (or something just as secure) on a regular basis, this should require no manual intervention. I would however like a regular email to inform me of the status. The offsite machine isn't secured from burglary etc and therefore the backups need to be fully encrypted. The onsite machine is secure and thus can store encryption keys if need be. [more inside]
posted by Whoop on Nov 30, 2008 - 16 answers

How to secure a purse strap?

What would be the best way for me to secure the strap on a purse/bag? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Nov 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Is up/dowload to online storage secure?

For secure online storage, is the upload/download also secure? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Aug 3, 2008 - 8 answers

secure, HIPAA-compliant e-mail service

I need a recommendation for a secure, HIPAA-compliant, e-mail server for a small law firm. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Aug 1, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me mail my stuff securely!

I need to mail a passport and possibly other important, hard-to-replace legal documents from one Canadian address to another. Deadline is within the coming week. What is the most secure way to do this? If you have personal experience with this, please describe how long it took, cost, risks, etc. [more inside]
posted by catburger on Apr 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Windows Update borked my Vista laptop

Vista hangs while switching to/from Secure Desktop after Windows Update installed a new sound driver. Please help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Mar 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Secure Political Donations?

Best secure service to receive political donations via campaign website? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Help Me Secure My External Drive

Is there a way to make my external hard drive only accessible to me without too seriously decreasing the ease of use when I am using it? [more inside]
posted by ecab on Feb 17, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I use Google Maps on a secure page?

How can I include a Google Map on a secure page? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

A Simple, Secure App for filesharing on my online Server?

Is there a simple, secure (open source preferably) application I can set-up on my server (dreamhost) to allow my parents a simple password protected webpage they can download (simple right click) the pictures and kids' films I make? [more inside]
posted by thedoctorpants on May 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Lock beamed documents?

If I beam to you a document or spreadsheet from my pocket computer, is there a way for me to secure the file to prevent you from sharing it by beaming it to others?
posted by Shalerman on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

What is the easiest/best way create a secure tunnel or VPN connection back to my home network to act as a relay for private interneting?

What is the easiest/best way create a secure tunnel or VPN connection back to my home network to act as a relay for private interneting? Is it possible to do this using just a router that would be on anyway so I don't have to have a computer running all the time just to act as a relay? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Mar 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Secure my documents abroad.

I am taking a surf trip to costa rica. Because of the nature of the trip, I will not be able to keep important documents on my person for large chunks of time. Where can I put them so that they are secure? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Dec 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Info TV

Old hardware, open source (free) software, JPG's and slide show [more inside]
posted by raildr on Nov 2, 2006 - 4 answers

I only want my programs to access the VPN, how would I configure this?

How would I deny access to a my local network for applications, but allow them to access a VPN? I am thinking zone alarm / kerio / black ice would work, but I can't figure out how to configure them to do this. Any hints would be appreciated.
posted by the giant pill on Sep 19, 2006 - 1 answer

safe computer access of bank account

How would you go about accessing, via the web, your bank accounts and bill paying services while away from home and trusted computers for months at a time? Does anyone have experience with Stealth Surfer and Roboform? Have you been able to use usb drives at public library's and/or internet cafes? (Bonus question: how about downloading mp3s at a library or internet cafe?)
posted by flummox on Jun 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Good Online Credit Card

Good credit card for internet purchases [more inside]
posted by plinth on Mar 17, 2006 - 9 answers

anonymize email

How do I keep my IP address anonymous when sending email through Outlook or Thunderbird?
posted by saffron on Jan 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Secure Apache for local-only use!

ApacheFilter: I want to run Apache on my PC for testing purposes. I would like to be able to be connected to the internet when I do this, safe in the knowledge that I'm not leaving myself exposed. I only want myself to be able to access my stuff, from the local machine. How do I configure Apache to do this? I'm on WinXP Pro, running Apache 2.0.55. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 31, 2005 - 9 answers

What's the cheapest way to get an SSL certificate?

What's the cheapest way to get an SSL certificate (for serving HTTPS connections)? Obviously I'd want the company selling these certs to be listed in most browsers as a trusted authority.
posted by LukeyBoy on Dec 23, 2004 - 12 answers

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