Two separate online email accounts (Hotmail then Gmail) of my wife's have been broken into within six months. Each time the hijacker changes the password, sends a message to the contact list asking for some emergency money, then deletes the contact list. Any idea why my wife would be targeted? And what should she do to protect herself from now on?
What's the best way to safeguard my backups from the effects of a solar storm? Should I worry about that at all? [more inside]
Leaving the car in airport parking for a week, is it worth it (security-wise and hassle-free-wise) to park in long-term rather than the economy lot? [more inside]
What's the "best" standalone security/surveillance DVR? Assume that I want the best mix of value, quality, cool features and durability/longevity. Are there "prosumer" DVR products? [more inside]
I'm putting together a publicly-available web service/application and have some security questions. [more inside]
How do rich people safeguard their money from theft? [more inside]
In the event of a loss or theft, how safe is the data on a password-protected PC laptop? [more inside]
Windows 7 security: I want to use the same boot for general use and audio production. Can you help me review my plan for decent performance and security? [more inside]
How safe are my passwords? [more inside]
Can an employer fire you, or threaten to fire you or any other employee, for accessing the Wikileaks site from a personal (non-employer) computer? You are not directly employed by the government or a member of the military, but your employer does contract you and other employees with security clearances to the government. [more inside]
Security clearance with a past DUI, how to handle it with bosses. [more inside]
Why does it take so long for Windows UAC to come up? [more inside]
I'm leaving for Bulgaria tomorrow with a bunch of professional radio/recording gear. Kindly lavish me with advice on getting there and back with all my equipment intact. [more inside]
At one airport, the scanner always beeps if I pass through without removing my shoes. The same scanner lets my colleague pass without removing shoes.
At another airport, our roles are reversed. The colleague has to remove shoes because the scanner beeps, while I pass through without any problems.
Both scanners (at different airports within Australia) are the gated type, not the enclosed-chamber sorts.
What is going on?
I'm about to move house and would like to setup a home automation system for fun, learning and utility! [more inside]
I have a flight tomorrow morning and just found out that my Driver license is expired. Will this prevent me from getting through the airports. [more inside]
Why would my router reset itself to factory default? [more inside]
Looking for best practices/ideas for securing my laptop in a hotel room while travelling. [more inside]
A couple of wannabe college students showed up at my door asking if I would be interested in a $1,500 home security system and lifetime service in exchange for posting a security company sign in my front yard. They left me a card to fill out that asked for all my crucial information, including social security number and date of birth, that had boxes to check for accepting, or rejecting, the promotional offer. The card they left didn't have the name of the alarm company on it, a website address, phone number, nada.
What do the guys get out of it? The company pays them $500 toward their tuition for every customer they sign up.
What does the company get out of it? Supposedly, free lawn signeage/advertising.
I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
How safe and secure is my wireless network's WPA2-PSK key? [more inside]
I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill.
I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
Was someone tagging my bike for theft later? [more inside]
Gmail security: Someone keeps trying to recover, or change, the password for my gmail account. I'd previously set my gmail recovery option to send me an SMS, and I'm getting a lot of SMSes saying, "Your Google Account recovery code is: ... If you did not request this code, you can safely ignore this message". I've already changed my secret question to be really obscure, but what else should I do to protect my account? Every couple of weeks, I get bombarded with SMSes because someone is trying to access my account. Can I temporarily disable the recovery option? I'm just worried that someone might guess the answer to my secret question by brute force or some other means.
What can I do about the dubious security questions of Everbank's online banking service? [more inside]
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
What would be the best wireless outdoor security camera for my needs? [more inside]
I'd like to set up a couple webcams in my house with a couple stipulations. [more inside]
Can I expect my difficult-to-work-with landlord to use my security deposit as my last month's rent? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations of hosting/IT solutions companies specializing in above-average security precautions, especially those who have experience with federal standards compliance and/or who can assist with security policy development and implementations. [more inside]
Please recommend Home Security companies for burglary monitoring [more inside]
Please explain Ticketmaster ticket policies for me, re:I have a ticket to sell. [more inside]
Two prominent, famous or 'important' people talk on the telephone. How does either the caller or recipient know they're actually speaking to the real person ? [more inside]
Where can I buy pepper spray online in Canada? [more inside]
Is the TSA going to be relaxing security at airports? Help settle a disagreement.. [more inside]
What is the best email provider for security and privacy? Requirements and more info inside. [more inside]
Looking for good learning tools for Windows 7 security & policy in a corporate environment [more inside]
How do I dissociate my Spam/private email address from my public Facebook account? [more inside]
I've come to possess an antique lie detector. How do I find out how much it might be worth? [more inside]
I have a bunch of old hard drives with personal data in them that I want to dispose of. What's the safest way of doing it? [more inside]
SSHFilter: I'm trying to disable authentication by password for SSH users accessing a server from a remote location. By everything I've read it seems like I've done exactly that, but I can still log in from a remote machine using a password only. Help me get that to stop. [more inside]
What are the legal implications of subpoenaing or obtaining a warrant for digital papers (such as a Gmail or Google Apps account) and finding a password? Could the prosecutor use the password to obtain more information from another digital source, such as another email account or a Facebook account? [more inside]
Someone suspicious was taking pictures of our house. Should we do anything about it? [more inside]
What are the main differences between anti-spyware and anti-virus? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect home surveillance gear that I can install myself. I'm looking for hardware recommendations, installation and usage tips and tricks. [more inside]
Why can't I reverse-engineer MD5 checksums to the file that they're from?
Managing Wordpress - Security, Anti-Spam, Themes, Plugins. [more inside]
Looking to set up a fairly simple home surveillance system. I’m looking for some basic advice on equipment, programs for view and recording feeds as well as any other insights you might have. [more inside]
Is there a twitter hack going on right now? [more inside]
My roommate died. Who do I make the security deposit check out to? [more inside]