I want to put together the ultimate Computer security kit to fix my uncle's ailing computer. Suggestions? [more inside]
How would you grow an effective barrier of annoying vegetation? [more inside]
I have a client who has a Windows 2000 server and a LAN consisting of a whopping 3 other computers. He would like a program that lets him know when employees have logged onto the network...preferably by email notification. He doesn't care for anything as machine-centric or intrusive as Spectorsoft, but would like a small utility that does it's small job well for a small cost. All suggestions are appreciated.
Is the script that powers my contact form spam-safe? [more inside]
I’m working on a PHP/MySQL app and would like to ensure my security is up to scratch – need tips on authentication, globals and input sanitization. [more inside]
In a few months I'm going to have an MA in Science & Security. So where do I look for a job? [more inside]
What do I need to do, practically speaking, after a computer theft? (Several related questions inside.) [more inside]
I need to purchase a new doorbell and/or intercom system and have some questions... [more inside]
I just found out I have Smitfraud-C on my computer. I'm not sure how long it's been there. According to one website it's a keylogger among other things. I just removed it but should I cancel all my credit cards?
Where can I find lockable food &/or drink containers? [more inside]
[Paranoid credit card filter] How safe is my personal information? Can this credit card company come after me? [more inside]
PasswordFilter: Any places to store passwords online? [more inside]
Web site hacking attempts courtesy of "rory". [more inside]
I just got a collections notice from my old apartment complex. What do I do to make it go away? [more inside]
Is there an "industry standard" for password expiration periods? [more inside]
Is it possible for a computer to catch spyware/malware/virus/trojan just by viewing or scrolling a compromised webpage even if no clicking no pressing yes on any popup is involved?
I know that cookies may be automatically and surreptitiously installed on my computer when I arrive at a webpage, but what about spyware/malware/virus ? [more inside]
This happened to me last week at O'Hare - and now, today, in LAX. I opened my laptop in the terminal and checked for wireless networks. I noticed that there was a "computer-to-computer" network called "Free Public Wifi" available. I didn't try to connect, because I know that such networks generally can't provide internet access if there's no other connection available. Does this mean there are folks trying to socially engineer gullible wireless users? What could they gain? Would Windows be more vulnerable than Macs? AND how would a curious samaritan figure out who, amongst the dozen or more folks with open laptops in the vicinity, the culprit is?
I need help with a security system. [more inside]
Is Zone Alarm the last free firewall software? [more inside]
How can I track the source of a file? [more inside]
I went through airport security today, and had to go through a large apparatus that blew bursts of air at me from about 30 little air jets. What was that? What does it do? What were they looking for? [more inside]
Sex toys + airport security/immigration control/customs? [more inside]
What do you or your company do regarding physical destruction of hard drives? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good lock (Kensington-style) for my Apple iMac and new LCD TV? [more inside]
So, a friend of mine who is helping out with tech support at a small business is trying to find a way to recover the password to a computer's EZ Firewall software. Suggestions? [more inside]
Adobe PDFMaker and its attendant Word toolbars only work on an Administrator Account. Is there a way to make it work on a Limited User account? I'm on Windows XP. [more inside]
Is there a way to connect to gmail using pop from behind a firewall that blocks the ports they specify? Ideally over 80? I don't have broadband at home so setting up a tunnel or variation to a pc on the outside isn't an option. Thunderbird on WinXP connected behind a typical corporate firewall.
I'm interested in enacting parental controls on the Mozilla Firefox browser. [more inside]
Is there a reasonably priced Windows backup solution that does SCP, not FTP? [more inside]
How do I make a flash drive more secure? [more inside]
I just got a new laptop...help me care for it so it has a long and happy life. [more inside]
Will I be able to get thru airport security with an internal frame daypack? [more inside]
If you ran a Debian server and one day noticed that telnet and apt-get were segfaulting, how would you proceed? [more inside]
Can you use mail() in PHP without creating an unsecure, open mail relay boon to spammers everywhere? I keep trying to read This Page, and I think I understand it, but I'm not sure. [more inside]
Is it possible to fake someone's caller ID to place a crank call? [more inside]
Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]
WebSecurityFilter: I'm looking for a PHP or CGI script which would redirect a user to their password protected folder when they enter their username and password. [more inside]
Does it bother you to click on Yahoo! links and unexpectedly see your Yahoo! name on the screen because you prefer to store your Yahoo (enough with the exclamation point already) password in a cookie? [more inside]
Miva Merchant 4.0 and security certificates...why don't IE customers see the darned lock? [more inside]
Home Security Camera Filter: I'm looking for a wireless camera that can transmit over my existing 802.11g network. Ideally, it would have motion detection and the ability to record to the web rather than just my hard-drive. Where to look? What to Buy? Personal Experiences? [more inside]
Several laptops and projectors were stolen at my workplace this weekend so I'm looking for a simple security camera that will record on my PC when it detects motion. I have looked at x10.com but that seems much too complex and it seems to only be able to record to VCR. Anyone have experience with a cheap/easy solution?
Protecting home and property options? [more inside]
I owe a great debt of gratitude to all the noobs in my neighbourhood who keep open, unsecured wireless networks. It's because of them that we can blog from the laundromat, blog from the waterfront park, blog from... well, you get the idea. How can I make my network 'open' to others without compromising the security of my computers? [more inside]
My boss is considering opening a network/information security division of the consulting firm he runs, but he can't find a good name for it. [more inside]
I have a couple questions about the security of my wireless network... I'm definitely not a computer newbie, but networking issues have always gone a bit over my head. [more inside]
How secure is Smoothwall Express? Could it be trusted to protect the home network of two psychologists and their work? [more inside]
SystemFilter: As mentioned before, I have a sudoku website, where I host tons of puzzles that I have generated. I am in the midst of writing a system to syndicate these puzzles, so anybody can embed my puzzles and solver in their site by using a bit of JS code (similar to google adsense). I've got a bit of a security problem that I can't quite solve... [more inside]
Can I check a cooler full of food when flying state to state? [more inside]
Computer security question. Is a typical home PC, when it's connected to the net via a cable to a DSL modem, any more or less secure against intrusions than if the same computer were plugged into the network on the campus of a typical, large American university? Say, for example, a UC campus.
Help me better secure my server (and workstations). I sit behind a Firebox X700, with an Exchange server, active directory, etc. Today the external address became blacklisted on the CBL. A machines are on SP2 and everything is up to date patch wise. I'm currently running malware detection on all machines. I'd like an effective antivirus program... [more inside]