Open source software is considered trustworthy because anyone can validate the source code and hold the developer accountable. Usually developers will also make compiled binaries available for convenience. How can we know that these binaries are compiled from the same
source code the developer published, and not a malicious variant of it? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis
on Feb 26, 2013 -
How secure is Time Machine backups?
I'm worried about security of the data stored by Time Machine. [more inside]
posted by Leech
on Mar 30, 2009 -
How worried should I be about the recent rash of stories in the mainstream media about P2P software being used to commit identity theft? [more inside]
posted by The Ardship of Cambry
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Help me with some free, easy to use software for elderly people to use on a computer. Specifically: hands-off, self-maintaining security, and a good replacement for Windows Explorer. [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Jul 2, 2008 -
Maybe obvious backup question: I want to achieve: an external hard drive with an exact copy of my main drive's contents that can, in the event of my main internal drive's failure, be swapped into the machine for instant everything-as-it-was. I also want incremental backup, so that I can keep this drive constantly up to date with a daily backup process. This is a Windows XP ThinkPad laptop; I've got the external backup drive in its little case already. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Aug 20, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend secure blog software for a collaborative project?
I am setting up a web site for a task force to use, in order to post news and collaborate - just to converse with each other, basically. I want to use a blog for this purpose. But.. can I? More on requirements to follow.. [more inside]
posted by citron
on Jun 8, 2007 -
Is there an application for my mac (OS 10.4) that would enable me to have a folder that would "self destruct" if the contents in that folder are not accessed for a user set ammount of time? [more inside]
posted by superdeluxe
on Feb 5, 2007 -
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano
on Jul 19, 2006 -
Im too good to pay for a remote desktop application so I searched for the best/most secure and found Back Oriface 2k. The problem is that now Mcafee shits it self and deletes it! Is there anyway to get McAfee to ignore or it am i going to have to uninstall Mcafee?
or - second question: Is there a better one out there that doesn't have the unfortunate reputation as being a script kiddie tool?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Virus Question: I have something nasty. It closes any type of anti-virus application I install, closes regedit if I try to get in there, prevents access to anti-virus websites, and yes, there's [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Apr 28, 2004 -
As embarrassing as it is to confess, I am not very sophisticated with computers and technology. Recently my computer has become the eager droid of "purityscan," which (to my never ending frustration and dismay) opens a few hundred pop-ups per hour. I Googled for the best spy/pop up removal software, but I am unable to tell the good guys from the bad guys. I downloaded and ran "adaware" but now that they have identified "368 spyware components" on my computer they want $30.00 to remove them. I have no problem paying to end this problem, but I do not want to pay for dreck or pay evil extortionists who create the problem and then sell the solution. So: Which software is best, from an honest company, to fix this loathsome problem?
posted by limitedpie
on Mar 5, 2004 -