Andrey Sapegin
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Is rooting an Android phone to install an anti-virus firewall worth it?
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1. Why does the anti-virus tells you to root your device if it is a security risk Basically, as answered here, rooting allows you to give root permissions (let's say to execute sudo) to some ...

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A destructive force can always leak information through HTTP packets. Should I bother configuring outbound rules on my firewall?
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Stephane is right, it is quite hard to block everything possible. Rather, I would also start with security/risk analysis to identify which data/systems should be protected at which level. And then ...

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How can common users defend against the StageFright vulnerability?
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As many people already wrote in comments, this is not about MMS, but about a bug in the multimedia library, so disabling MMS will only help to avoid your phone being hacked, when you do not use it, ...

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How to mask SEPA (IBAN and BIC) information correctly?
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Without knowing country specifics, I do not see a difference, why credit card numbers are secret and IBAN - not. Knowing any of them (ok, in case of IBAN, you also need a name), one could make ...

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My IP address (with a NAS) is targeted by a hacker. What to do? Should I be worried?
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In my opinion, you should definitely disallow any direct connections to your NAS from Internet (including port forwarding). However, it depends on the data you have there. So there are 2 options: If ...

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Anomaly-based Malware Detection in Web Applications
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I'm currently doing some research in the area of network security, where my topic is anomaly detection for log messages. However, I hope that I will be able to provide some insights for your problem. ...

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Command Prompt Opens and Closes Immediately
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As many people suggested, you probably got a virus or malware. This question was already answered here: Help! My home PC has been infected by a virus! What do I do now? Please just read the ...

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Is a SIM card secure against governments?
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If you still use this SIM card in Russia, a physical access to it is not needed. Since you are using roaming to get SMS, the SMS to your German mobile phone number will be forwarded to one of Russian ...

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Security certification of software products: what about libraries or third-party services?
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The Configuration Management scope (ALC_CMS class), mentioned in the Common Criteria Developers Guide (CC v3.1) describes, what should be included into the configuration list. Starting with EAL2, ...

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