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answered How can I find the process that is trying to use smtp to send email?
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comment Most secure data storage?
I want to +1 for the vicious dogs, but then you have to figure out how to store all that dog food...
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comment Does the method of Internet connection affect the security of your the network?
Similar to: security.stackexchange.com/q/9008/2980
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comment Best way to test my home network from the outside
@TateHansen: Good point. That is why I recommended the step in the third paragraph: open a port on your home router and verify that you can see the port as open so that you know it was filtered by the router and not somewhere between the scanner and the router.
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comment Best way to test my home network from the outside
@snowape: I don't know for sure, but FWIW I've heard that Amazon doesn't permit scans from their VPS. Check the TOS.
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comment Best way to test my home network from the outside
@snowape: Sorry for the ambiguity: "ISP" is providing the pipe to your home, "VPS" is providing a cloud server. Two different, but related, issues. (1) Check the TOS on your VPS. When I checked, Linode didn't care about running scans -- though I'm pretty sure they'd care if they started getting abuse complaints. (2) Check with your home ISP to see if a scan is going to generate an abuse complaint. Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to ask and it can avoid getting hit with a complaint at your VPS account. I've never had a problem with infrequent scans even without notification on either side.
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comment Best way to test my home network from the outside
@lszi: That would work, but I generally prefer to avoid disturbing the SUT so that I don't introduce a change that invalidates the test. Setting up dhcpd to hand out a single IP address isn't that hard.
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comment Protecting emails in your database
Are you asking about customer email addresses or the actual content of email messages?