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Olives on a plane?

Will US airlines accept fresh produce -- say, 30 pounds of olives -- inside checked baggage on a domestic, inter-state flight? [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Nov 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Not planning to try this, just curious

Has anyone taken ice through airport security? It's a solid, of course, but I wonder (idly) what the reaction would be.
posted by amtho on Nov 21, 2006 - 11 answers

OS X Home Security

Recently my bike and some other trivial stuff has been stolen off my porch. My bike was locked. :( I want to bait this thief with another bike (my broken one) and see who this jerk is. I have a mac and want to use a wireless webcam. Infrared is key since I believe he strikes at night. Is there an app for OS X and a compatible webcam for this situation? Ideally, it would not capture footage unless their is activity. -thanks
posted by bloodniece on Nov 13, 2006 - 14 answers

help me equip my bike with gps

help me equip my bike with gps [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Nov 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Illicit remote access

Mac OS X security question: it may be that one of our employees is illicitly logging in remotely to one of our computers. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on Nov 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Strategies for securing VPN Access?

I'd be interested in hearing strategies for allowing employees' personal computers access to a company VPN. [more inside]
posted by chill on Oct 30, 2006 - 6 answers

only connect: adding a password to my router screws up my signal

I can't figure out how to password-protect my wireless internet connection. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Any wireless routers that are secure by default?

Are there any wireless routers on the market that have security enabled by default? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Secure Wireless Internet

How can I make a wireless internet connection as secure as possible? This question is actually for my father, whose practice is set up in a building that offers free wireless access to its tenants. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Sep 30, 2006 - 12 answers

school network security software

The alumni association wants to buy me some network security software for the students to block "non educational sites," prevent them from downloading related software, and can revert back to a specified login setup. Looking for suggestions inside. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Sep 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Can you suggest me some security software which supports remote management

I have recently started a new job in charge of IT in a small lab <10 people. A while back the lab was badly hacked into and data etc. was lost (there is evidence this was an inside job btw). As part of my remit I am in charge of making sure this doesn't happen again. The company has a site license for anti-virus software so that is not an issue however we currently have no anti-spyware, personal firewall or rootkit / trojan detector etc. What I'm looking for is one or more products which I can install on the user's workstations which are effective in these areas. The most important point apart from actually working of course is that I can centrally administer the software and monitor what is going on - edit firewall rules etc. So what products would you recommend that might satisfy these requirements. Oh yeah all users including myself are running Windows XP so cross platform is not a problem.
posted by empedia on Sep 28, 2006 - 6 answers

I must only use my powers for good.

How can I transfer a large file from a secure Windows XP computer? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 24, 2006 - 21 answers

dub-dub-dub-dot-yourNameHere-dot-com

I'm starting a new website & need advice... and you know, like always, there's [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Sep 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Hijacked Yahoo account?

I was chatting with a friend using Yahoo last night. My yahoo client started initiating a file transfer of a .wmv file without me physically initiating it. Even stranger, it was a file I didn't even have on my hard drive. I cancelled the transfer before it could complete, because by the file name, it was obviously porn (still not mine!). Has anyone had this happen to them or heard of it happening to anyone else?
posted by augustweed on Sep 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Why can't my Keychain.app settings work for both Safari and Camino?

I typically use Safari, and have my preferences set to store all of my passwords and user names in my Keychain.app. However when it starts acting up and giving me the spinning beach ball, I use Camino (v. 1.0.3.) When I try to log in to a website, it asks me for my user name and password - do I really have to fill in ALL those passwords and user names all over again? In other words, is there any way I can get Camino to access the passwords I saved using Safari? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Sep 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Am I At Risk For Identity Theft?

Several days ago, I found an unauthorized charge (a $40 withdrawal from savings) on my bank statement. I called my bank (Bank of America, Seattle customer, FWIW) and they confirmed that the withdrawal was made from an ATM in the area. This strikes me as a Very Bad Thing, because whoever did it must have had an ATM card that was mine (they didn't; I haven't lost my card) or that appeared to be mine, and (s)he also would have had to have my PIN. Now I have a few more questions. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 11, 2006 - 24 answers

Laptop & Encryption: is this safe?

I'm hoping to keep client data on my laptop safe from bad people. By encrypting the info, I think I'm most of the way there. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by powpow on Sep 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Vacation home ordeals

Help my family protect our log cabin. Much [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Aug 29, 2006 - 7 answers

What is the point of using a salt when encrypting passwords in a web application?

What is the point of using a salt when encrypting passwords in a web application? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Aug 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Watch your house over the web?

I am looking for products/services where you can install a camera outside your home (maybe on the porch or back deck) and see what's going on via the web while you're at work or away from home anytime? I guess it would have to be some kind of wireless connection signal transmission thingy?
posted by sandra194 on Aug 25, 2006 - 2 answers

How long are the queues at Gatwick?

How long are the check-in/security queues at Gatwick Airport & Dublin airport now, BAA site seems to be down.... help Mefites? (MI) [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Aug 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Bastard Landlord steals security depsoit (with many twists involved): What to do?

Landlord Filter: So I'm suing my landlord, help me get my gameplan/choice of action together before I meet a lawyer... [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Aug 22, 2006 - 36 answers

Airport security issues

Airport security, transfer in London. Will I have problems? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Aug 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Why a two-step login?

Why are many financial institutions moving to a two-step login process, where you enter your username on one page and then your password on the next? For instance, Vanguard and ING. Their rationale is just that it's "more secure", but that's not much of a reason.
posted by smackfu on Aug 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I keep flying in light of new travel restrictions? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Aug 12, 2006 - 23 answers

"The web is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet."

"I want to come with you to Redmond and learn the ways of the Registry. I want to be Teh Haxorz, like my father before me." [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Why are liquids now banned from flights?

Why are liquids now banned from flights? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Aug 10, 2006 - 36 answers

Help teh SSH nub...

I want to setup an SSH tunnel on OSX, but... [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Let me go home already!

If an employer puts in place new security measures which can cause up to 5 minute delays on entering and leaving the building - should staff be paid for that time? [more inside]
posted by Leud on Aug 3, 2006 - 34 answers

Internet controllable webcams for Macs.

Is there an internet controllable webcam or robot arm available for OS X? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jul 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

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 - 18 answers

I don't think they want to help me

network management filter: I'm working for a local government education department. My team is meant to be maintaining/improving several large websites. The IT support people refuse to install a web browser that isn't IE 6, citing network security as the reason.... are their fears reasonable? [more inside]
posted by Tixylix on Jul 10, 2006 - 23 answers

Full disk encryption: Is there a holy grail?

Encryptionfilter: I'm looking for a full disk encryption solution for desktop and laptop use. [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Jul 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me help myself

I'm dropping my laptop off for service--what do I need to do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by divka on Jul 8, 2006 - 10 answers

eye spy

Video security for gated first level parking garage (condos are above the garage). How can I do this easily and cheaply? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jul 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Dealing with store security

On the coattails of the thread Ridiculousness at the Grocery Store, what's the smart way to handle being approached by store security in the United States? Assuming that you absolutely did not intentionally shoplift, and either (A) you have no goods at all or (B) you have some trivial item you forgot to pay for? Also please cite the state if you're talking about specific laws where you're at.
posted by chef_boyardee on Jul 1, 2006 - 17 answers

Can I get in trouble for reporting security issues to my bank?

Can I get in trouble for reporting security issues with my banks' online interface? [more inside]
posted by floam on Jun 27, 2006 - 43 answers

Rocover forgotten windows xp pro admin password

I cannot remember my windows XP Pro password. I am an administrator. Need to install software and change to a dynamic ip address. [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Jun 21, 2006 - 9 answers

House Broken Into - Looking for Advice on a Security System

Our house got broken into today. We're thinking the seemingly inevitable thoughts about getting a home security sytstem. So, a couple questions: 1. Are we just overreacting (aka, is getting a security system a bad idea). 2. For anyone who has an experience - any thoughts on which is best and what to avoid? The previous owners of our house had a system by Edison Security, so in particular any experience there would be helpful. I guess we're thinking, at this point, (maybe cooler heads will prevail in the morning) about an electronic style system with an alarm that is sent out if it is tripped. And maybe a dog? Thanks.
posted by krudiger on Jun 8, 2006 - 30 answers

Is it possible to bypass a bios password without me knowing? How safe is my data?

I have a desktop that is located in a semi-public place. I have a bios password and a windows password on it. Sometimes I leave it logged out of windows so that I can leave in the middle of a project without restarting everything again. I was wondering how hard it would be to get my data? Short of stealing the actual hardware, is there a way to get past a bios password and access my data without me knowing? (From what I understand, resetting the cmos would clear the password so I would know if someone got in.) Also, is it possible to get in if I leave it logged out of windows with a password? How safe is my data?
posted by D Wiz on Jun 5, 2006 - 28 answers

How do a password secure an app in OS X?

How do I password protect a specific app in OS X? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on May 24, 2006 - 12 answers

To hire a email host or go with corporate

Should we attempt to hire out for a mailserver or let the seemingly incompetent corporate IT department run our mail, with all the restrictions they want to impose? [more inside]
posted by anonpeon on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

How much can the person I'm borrowing wireless from see?

Okay, so I often use free wireless connections...whether they be in coffee shops or occasionally my neighbor's open network. My question is, how much of what I post online/what sites I visit can be seen? Sometimes I post things I don't want to share with my neighbors, also I check email. If other open wireless network users CAN see what I'm looking at, how do I prevent it? The network I use is belkin 54g. This shouldn't be a problem soon, as I am getting my own connection. When I had my own, I left it open so others could share. I assume my neighbor is doing the same thing? But for now, I would like to know that my neighbors can't see the pix I send my long-distance boyfriend and/or what I post on our shared journal. Is this unrealistic? Thank you for your help.
posted by urania on May 23, 2006 - 50 answers

Legal implications of a university cataloging all student email?

What are the legal implications of a university monitoring, storing, and cataloging all incoming and outgoing email into a searchable database? What if I have first hand knowledge of a university doing this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2006 - 15 answers

Unexpected and Uncofingured Port Forwarding from Netgear Switch/Router

On my XP system, the recently installed Norton anti-worm app told me that my Netgear RP614v2 NAT-enabled router attempted to udp connect to my port number 2061 from its port 12024. However, there is no port fowarding or triggering enabled, nor is there a DMZ address configured at all. [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh on May 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Setting Up Mom's XP Computer

I am a Mac Geek and will be setting up a Windows XP Pro computer for my computer novice mother, but I am concerned about XP security. [more inside]
posted by DuckFOO on May 14, 2006 - 19 answers

Robot Planes!!!

Flying Robot Planes? The analysts seem to think there is no good way to stop these things. Why isn't the government interested in using the wisdom of crowds to prevent terrorist attacks? [more inside]
posted by tweak on May 10, 2006 - 14 answers

What is the probability that google will loose my data (mails and calendars) ?

What is the probability that google will loose my data (mails and calendars) ?
posted by vincentm on May 9, 2006 - 10 answers

When can I leave a car with the top down?

Car theft: I'm looking into buying a convertible, and would like a feel for when you would leave the vehicle with the top down. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on May 8, 2006 - 19 answers

Clips on door of empty apartment?

What are the slightly creepy metal clips on the door of this (empty?) apartment? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on May 8, 2006 - 6 answers

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