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Any good free SSL proxy on windows? [closed]

I'm looking for SSL proxy capable of dumping requests. I want to test custom browser against SSL-MITM attacks. I'm able to re-route all traffic ongoing from browser to machine with proxy. ...
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Protecting an IIS web site hosted at home

My case is I just registered at to get a domain for a website I am staging on my home computer (I know it's not considered good to do so). But the website is not big, and I don't expect to ...
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A firewall without any extra features [closed]

I have Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) installed on my system. I always keep it disabled, yet using a few practices, I kept my system virus free for years: I disabled autorun using these tricks; I ...
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Are Windows security updates audited?

An IT guy said that in his company, the Windows updates (small security updates that are downloaded automatically by the Windows autoupdate) are checked by the auditor. ie: the auditor checks if every ...
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What criteria do you use for evaluating Client-Side / Endpoint security products?

What features are important to you in client-side AV and Firewall products? Who benefits from these features? Managment, the end user, helpdesk. Are there features that are being 'sold' by the ...
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What security requirements do you have for Domain Administrators?

With regard to managing a Windows network, what security polices and processes do you use? For example Do you require/support Smart Card Authentication? Restrict logins from a particular workstation? ...
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What features do you look for in an Enterprise Log Management solution?

This question is for IT Pros, and people who manage a company's infrastructure. Developers should see this related answer for tools geared for them. What are your requirements for such a Event Log ...
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Strategy against browser exploits on Windows?

On a friend's computer is some kind of spam bot installed. It sends messages like Hello: I received my apple iPad 32GB ordered on an online shop ( ) today. So exciting , ...
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How is UAC a security improvement?

What does User Account Control on Windows offer in terms of security? It's just an extra click to potentially run a virus.
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Is it secure to connect to a remote Windows Server using Remote Desktop only?

I have a Windows Server that I login to from my home. I only use the pre-installed Remote Desktop. Is this a secure way to remote login or should I improve it in some way? If I should improve it, ...
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