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Are there any known cases of antivirus software intentionally sending false alarms?
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I have not seen false alarms, but I have seen an excessive amount of warnings/notifications, with Avast, for example. You could receive warnings about how vulnerable you 'might' be, and how you could ...

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Securing a rest API with one client
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From personal experience it might be simpler to implement a keystone with a key that you only issue to the one user, vs. using the username/password authentication method, other than that I'm not sure ...

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Is showing CAPTCHA after n failed attempts less secure?
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If brute forcing is your main worry you can just have it show up after 5 attempts or maybe even 10. If someone tried 5 variations of their password it sounds pretty reasonable to have a captcha pull ...

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A neighbor is using a WEP encrypted router, should I inform them of the security risk?
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To be honest, I find that most people don't / won't care. Unless they are running a business or similar functionality over the network I wouldn't bother explaining the difference between WEP and ...

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How to determine IP address of target device or network
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If the target is a known company you might be able to see if there are vulnerabilities on it's website, and you can use that to get some public facing IP's, but you'd have to make sure it's not a ...

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Understanding the strength of mobile two-factor and alternatives to this
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What particularly about a mobile phone makes it more secure? Nothing, at least as I am aware of. The reason some of the current Two Step Factor Methods are based on phones and locally stored secrets ...

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Amazon AWS Kali - Metasploit
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AWS has very specific rules in place to help prevent their boxes from being abused. Running Kali or streaming to an ec2 instance is very restricted if not impossible. I don't know exactly how they are ...

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Lost in a field of Degrees and certifications
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I am in a similar Situation, about to get my first cert, and doing an internship right now. If you'd like to take online classes related to Cyber Security I can recommend Dakota State University. I ...

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Strange activity on my computer, possibly hacking?
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Not sure what this means regarding the activity of your computer, but what you are seeing are Google searches done with the help of Google Advanced Operators. CTRL+F "-site" for the related entry :) ...

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