Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

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Is MD5 considered insecure?

After all these articles circulating online about md5 exploits, I am considering switching to another hash algorithm. As far as I know it's always been the algorithm of choice among numerous DBAs. Is ...
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How do I find vulnerabilities in software? [closed]

I read an answer here which talked about becoming a PenTester. The answer said that you have to learn to break software. I posted a comment on the answer asking where do I start learning to break ...
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Which Secure Development Lifecycle model to choose? [closed]

We are going to secure our software development life cycle and have been researching for a good model to start with. I have found 3 major models (methodologies?) which are : Cigital SDLC (7 touch ...
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how can an attacker use a fake temp file to compromise a program?

I am taking a security class. The class notes say that an attacker can observe a pattern in temp file names and then make their own temp file to compromise a program. They say that if a temp file is ...
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Is there a way to use VirusTotal.com offline?

I live at a place where we don't always always have internet. I wonder if there is something like VirusTotal but that could work without internet connection and sync when I have some wifi to update ...
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Why is Steam so insistent on security?

Is there any particular reason why the Steam application attempts to be so secure? It seems to force you to take more security measures (two-factor authentication, emails confirming all trades, etc) ...
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Is it safer to use less heard of software than popular software?

Is it good policy to use non-mainstream applications, or does it depend? For example is it better to use a less popular browser, media player or operating system as it is less likely a target for ...
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Does there exist software that will scan a filesystem for possible files containing PHI?

I don't need a list of software (I know shopping questions are off topic), but my google-fu is failing me at this. Basically looking for software that will scan a filesystem looking for files that may ...
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Considerations for security release notes

I need help with understanding how to manage security release notes for our product. We create major release of our product about each half years and security or maintenance releases each month. What ...