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Pass the password app, please

How does our small company need to manage our passwords? [more inside]
posted by dawkins_7 on Jun 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me?

Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 11 answers

How do online banking trojans work?

How do online banking trojans work? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jun 3, 2012 - 5 answers

How does remotely accessing somebody else's computer even work, anyway?

I just visited Facebook and it showed me the login screen with the email address of the guy I'm dating as the username. I was using FB earlier today, puttering around, sending messages and whatnot, and I haven't logged out of FB or restarted my Mac since. What's going on here? Am I paranoid to think that he (or someone else) could have remotely accessed my computer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 19 answers

You want to see my what?

I have contacted the designer of my WordPress theme for support and they are asking for log-in info. This seems like a "stop right there" kinda thing. Am I being to cautious? [more inside]
posted by humboldt32 on May 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Does this registration security procedure for my website make any sense?

Does this registration security procedure for my website make any sense? [more inside]
posted by postergeist on May 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Challenge all assumptions

Where's the profit in DDOS'ing IRC servers? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Assess this: how can I better judge whether or not to go?

I need to find a source for travel and security advisories for locations around the world. Our organisation is too small to employ a security advisor and I don't always trust the locals. What publicly available resources do you use to prepare for travel? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Movin' on up and out

Moving out of my apartment and I have a few questions on how to handle the last month of rent and the security deposit. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on May 21, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I make sure that my information is removed before taking my old eletronics for recycling?

What steps do I need to take before recycling my old computers? [more inside]
posted by asnider on May 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Slow Jam the Secret Service method for me.

Can the president of the U.S. make a truly surprise appearance? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Apr 26, 2012 - 21 answers

If I had a Tardis, this wouldn't be a problem...

On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "very safe" and with going-to-11 being "the most crazy," how insane is it to try to get into London from Heathrow to do some light sightseeing on my way back home to the US. (I've read the previous questions, but needed some clarification about some of the issues!) [more inside]
posted by jph on Apr 16, 2012 - 39 answers

How do I persuade old guards to learn new tricks?

My new boss is totally different from my old boss. Help me persuade my colleagues not to hate him. [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Apr 11, 2012 - 9 answers

A run of ID thefts

Help me fend off the cyber brigands (and persuade my family that they need help)! [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 6, 2012 - 7 answers

The 7-11. You take a penny from the tray, right? Well those are whole pennies, right? I'm just talking about fractions of a penny here. But we do it from a much bigger tray and we do it a couple a million times.

What are the risks of online banking? Has anyone developed best practices for consumers and bankers regarding security? [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Apr 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Using office computers as security cameras

I have an open-plan office full of computers, about 75% Macs. We're considering putting in security cameras with a DVR. It seems to me that with all these computers (and a bunch of spares, at that) we could do this with what we have instead of paying a security company for dedicated hardware. What can I use to coordinate multiple webcams and do security-DVR-type stuff with them?
posted by mendel on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Can my employer see DropBox files on my work computer?

I currently use Google Docs for cloud storage for documents I wanted to work on at home and at lunch, but I've heard good things about DropBox's usability and would like to give it a try. However, I'm concerned about my employer being able to log what I do in DropBox if it's installed on an office computer. Will my employer be able to access my DropBox the same way they can access the rest of my work machine?
posted by Roz McClure on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

SSH with telnet -e as a ForceCommand: secure?

I want a secure way for people to log into a server on my Windows machine from the internet. I have an idea; is it good? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Password management: syncing some passwords but not all

Please help me find the password management solution I'm hoping exists: the ability to automatically, dynamically sync a specific folder of passwords between accounts w/o involving Dropbox. [more inside]
posted by pavane on Mar 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Judah will be needing to pee at some point...

Any of you have any experience with high-tech dog doors? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Wordpress Hack Prevention

I am running a Wordpress installation on my own domain. It was hacked. For an admin fee, my web host is restoring prior to the hack. What are my best practices going forward to prevent this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Mar 15, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I secure my moped so it's accessible AND theft-proof?

I have a moped I would like to use on a regular basis to commute to and from school. My issue is storage. Right now it is stored inside in the back of my (first floor) apartment and it is difficult to lug outside and back in. Ideally I'd put it outside, but I live in an area where I'm extremely concerned about the possibility of it being stolen. What to do? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Mar 2, 2012 - 17 answers

How do we use our apartments coded-entry system?

a question about secure/code-entry apartment buildings. [more inside]
posted by austere on Feb 27, 2012 - 10 answers

MacBook possessed by mystery entity

So...I'm thinking my Mac has a virus. I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8. I keep running out of hard drive space and deleting files constantly, so I got Disk Inventory X to see where my space is. Turns out there is 20 GB of 130,000 text files on my computer in a hidden file marked "private". I can't see this "private" folder from the file manager...only from Disk Inventory X. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by HylandErickson on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Block browser access to files on server

How can I block browser access to MP3 files, yet allow streaming? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Alert the next of kin. And Netflix.

How do I make my passwords available to loved ones if I die suddenly, but keep them secure while I'm alive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 - 25 answers

Seriously Wrong Number.

Got a call from someone who said he got my number from someone else I don't remember meeting. Should I pursue more info or let it drop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 20 answers

Guidance regarding a tween's internet usage

I am seeking ideas on guidelines for internet usage and privacy for a 12-year-old girl. She is pretty internet-savvy but not publicly sharing info yet (just email), and I'd like to guide her well as she begins to do so. [more inside]
posted by marble on Feb 11, 2012 - 13 answers

When uploading my files to the cloud, are they automatically encrypted before they leave my computer?

When uploading my files to major cloud services (Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Docs and Google Picasaweb), are they automatically encrypted before they leave my computer? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Feb 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Am I active? Am I clear?

Hey, so, turns out I was granted a U.S. secret security clearance! ...that I'm not using. I understand that the approval/eligibility is good for two years, but beyond that I have a few questions. (For one: can I apply for jobs truthfully claiming I have an "active clearance"?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Internet security and privacy blogs

What are some good internet security forums / blogs to follow? [more inside]
posted by Arbitrage1 on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

What's a good way to share passwords with a team?

What's a good way to share passwords among members of a team? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I move this database online?

What's the easiest, most secure way to move this SQL database and its browser-based front end online? [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz on Jan 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me solve a wifi mystery

Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark on Jan 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Landlord does not return security deposit. help needed

I live in the state of pennsylvania in montgomery county.I rented apartment from craigslist on a verbal monthly lease with $650 security deposit. After 8 months I gave the landlord moving out notice of 30 days to find a new tenant. its been almost 11 months and she has not given me $300 of the initial security deposit back. I cleaned the house and she had no issues. Is there any way i can get the money back. I have tried to contact the person multiple times through email and phone but no reply.
posted by radsqd on Jan 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Can't live without the KitchenAid!

Is it ok to put a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer in my checked luggage on a flight from JFK to Heathrow? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jan 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Expired credit card number leaked. Problem?

How much should I worry about an expired credit card number being leaked in the Stratfor Lulzxmas event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Is Riseup.net a good secure service for lefty activists?

Security Nerds: What do you think of using Riseup.net for secure online communications for leftist movements? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Jan 7, 2012 - 12 answers

I still don't want to be Mark Zuckerberg's friend

I've just noticed that Facebook is geotagging status updates. How the hell do I turn it off? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Spying on the cheap

Need a battery operated security (nannycam) camera recommendation. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Dec 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for a web based camera DVR

I have just installed a few foscam cameras in my business but no dvr to record the feed. Does a wise soul in the hive know of any web based dvr that can record the feed for later viewing. Something I can access online with out having to install a DVR.
posted by citybuddha on Dec 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics

I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
posted by westerly on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Laptop theft prevention

How secure is this Spyder laptop lockdown device? [more inside]
posted by etc. on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

How to keep my computer safe.

What do I *really* need to do in order to keep my computer reasonably save from malware and intrusions? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Dec 10, 2011 - 23 answers

How did someone break into my home?

How did someone break into my house? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 40 answers

They need treatment - they don't want to lose their job

An aquaintance of mine works for a defense contractor company as has a fairly high security clearance. They also have a serious drinking problem and have admitted that they are an alcoholic. However, they are afraid to go for treatment because they are concerned that they will lose their security clearance as a result. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 - 25 answers

Scan it, scan it real good.

Airport body scans -- male and female buttons. How do they work? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 answers

I found someone's employee badge. Help me get it back to them ASAP!

On the way home from work today I found an employee badge that someone appeared to have dropped and lost (it was right next to the bus stop I usually wait at). The badge's owner was nowhere in sight (it was a photo ID) and I don't know anyone who works for the company identified on the badge. What's the best / quickest way to get it back to its owner, especially given tomorrow is a (US) holiday? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Nov 23, 2011 - 21 answers

engineered hardwood floor

Security Deposit & Home Improve Filter: We moved into a brand new house and when we moved out, there were some damages on the floor. Turns out these “engineered” hardwood floor that requires a removal of an entire area for a few inches of damage. 1) Is this actually required to fix engineered hardwood floors? 2) Is this legal to charge us for an entire section of undamaged area for inches of damage? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by vocpanda on Nov 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Password security

Password security strength question. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Nov 22, 2011 - 8 answers

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