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Someone faxed me a bunch of black paper

I work for this telemarketing company, and when I went to work this morning all my fax machines' outputs were jammed with black paper with the faded words "fuck you" transcribed on each of them. I ...
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Capability-based security vs protection rings: in what sense are they diametrically opposite?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability-based_security Capability-based security is to be contrasted with an approach that uses hierarchical protection domains. From ...
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How to secure an Excel file?

How can an Excel .xls file be secured without compiling so that the file will still be opened in Excel. We have tried the VBA password and found that that is ridiculously easy to find. We have ...
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Setting up NAT with firewall for RDP connection

I have a vendor who needs to connect remotely to one of our servers. What I thought I would do is setup a NAT rule in our firewall. I have a public IP address that I will have translated to the local ...
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Security implication of exporting private key

I have a key pair stored in GPG Keyring. If I export it to an ASCII Armored format, am I removing any layers of security as long as the exported key stays on the same server as the key ring itself? My ...
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Attacking a server on port 80 while only port 22 is open on the firewall

There is a question bugging me a after reading on network security. Theoretical situation: there is a packet-filtering firewall, which only accepts tcp/ip communication with destination port 22 on a ...
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Unique request from client, dealing with credit card data that is not charged directly

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask. I have a client who is a reseller for vacation packages. For years they've had a payment form on their site where the end user would fill out their ...
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connecting a secure computer directly to the internet without a router

If you have a fairly secure computer how dangerous is it to connect to a modem directly without a router in between. Let's say the computer is running Debian as a host and Whonix in VirtualBox, a VPN ...
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Where can I find a collection of tried and true Security Protocols?

Just as it's a good idea not to invent your own encryption standard (unless you are an expert), I'm assuming that it's also not a good idea to invent your own security protocol. Since I'm probably ...
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An Efficient and Secure Dynamic Auditing Protocol for Data Storage in Cloud Computing

I am doing research on this topic and have to submit research paper in my college. I've googled many times for relevant material but didn't find anything suitable. Here are some key features : ...
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How can a Facebook page be hacked? [closed]

I've seen a lot of "hacked" facebook pages and I want to know (just for educational purposes, I'm just curious, I don't want to do anything like that!) how's that possible? It seems like the attacker ...