• Passwords stored in memory: Is it safe?

    I recently realized when you save a password in a variable, it's actually stored as plain text in the memory.I know the OS does a good job by forbidding processes from accessing other allocated memory. But isn't it still bypassable? Is there a safer way to store passwords to make sure processess...

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  • I’m looking for a stronger authentication method for web services

    I deployed a two-factor-authentication solution in order to strength logon to our web applications. The majority of our users who have new tokens are also pop3/imap users (this is from a long time ago). However, I noticed web applications are well protected by 2FA , but mail applications is an easy...

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  • Generating strong, unique and memorable passwords

    Can someone help me with good strategies for generating personal passwords that are unique and strong, but easy to remember?

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  • how can i configurate my nokia 620 to be accessible to network

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  • Does a Firewall that allows ICMP pose a security risk?

    What are the security implications for a firewall that allows ICMP? Are there times where it should be turned off?

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  • Intercepting two-factor authentication (SMS)

    I'm trying to learn more about "IT Security" and I've come across two-factor authentication. I understand two-factor authentication mechanisms use SMS to deliver single-use passphrase to the user. But how secure is it? Is it hard to intercept the SMS message containing the passphrase? Do mobile...

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  • Testing stateful firewall with TCP/IPv6

    This may seem as a general question but I'm wondering how experienced users actually test "stateful firewall" with TCP/IPv6. I would include these two tests:Echo reply without requestTCP ack without synIs there anything else other than this? Especially that pertains to IPv6?

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  • Email security on registration form: Is it safe?

    A member of our team has been making updates to one of our sites and he implemented a feature (on the registration form) that checks if an email address is still available for use. But he's nervous if it's secure to show a user if an email address is already taken.Could it be a security risk for...

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  • Do spaces in paraphrashes add more security?

    When using paraphrases I often see extra spaces added to the sentences. Does this provide more security than a single line of attached character text?

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  • My program is being blocked by my antivirus software (AVG)

    I recently created a program that I've been working on that downloads files. It's been working fine until a user is using AVG. It seems that in order to fix the issue, AVG's "Email Protection" must be disabled. I've already tried adding either my program or the JRE to an exceptions list. It doesn't...

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  • Skipped Items

    Why when I run a full scan, there is a large number of, "skipped items"? Does this mean that these items are not being evaluated for possible viruses?

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  • How do I make sure someone isn’t stealing my password?

    I travel a lot for my company and have been doing some work in third-world countries lately. I've been using the Internet at different Internet cafes and I'm worried about if anyone could have stolen my password or listen to my keystrokes. I've heard one way to get around that would be to write...

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  • Trying to figure out if my email will be routed securely

    I'm trying to connect to my email server via SSL (SMTP/SSL) and I know the recipient also only checks his email via SSL (web/https or IMAP/SSL). Does anyone know if this increases the security for the message content in any way? What I mean is will the communication between my providers email...

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  • Why does my organization make us change our password every 90 days?

    The company I work for makes us change my password every 90 days. I know this is commonplace for many organizations but I'm trying to find out if there is a specific vulnerability that it's designed to counter. Or is it just good practice to be done?I know it's a general security question but it's...

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  • Password error

    please help me solve my wifes answering book turbo pascal. I'm not expert to this field but I'm trying to study it myself. i cant solve this one. here it is: Write a program that have a password, and if the password enter 3 times is failed, it will appear 'error'. I would greatly appreciate those...

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  • Edge Router Firewall Question

    Is there a reason why I should run VPNs and Reflexive ACLs on a firewall with NAT + routing functions on the router, if the router alone can take care of it?

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  • Is there a way to detect antivirus program using C#?

    I might have a virus problem with one of my machines so I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to detect an antivirus software inside of it using C#. I understand that the Security Center detects software but is there a way using C#? Thanks for all the help!

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  • My software is being detected as a virus

    I've recently created a program but after a few hundred downloads, my Nod32 antivirus is detecting it as a Win32/Agent.NFIWJLP trojan. Can someone help me before my program doesn't get deleted by the antivirus software? My program mimics the user's interactions with the PC at a scheduled time....

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  • Why is this suspicious VMware connection bypassing my firewall?

    I'm currently using VMware 5 and I've noticed recently 2 connections are appearing when I start it up. TCP 10.100.100.161:55555->as-40816.engx.vmware.com:https (ESTABLISHED) TCP 10.100.100.161:55556->a184-85-99-51.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com:https (ESTABLISHED) But the problem is...

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  • Are older viruses removed from virus definition files?

    I already know that anti-virus software receives updates from virus definition files (which contains patterns used to identify viruses). But with the size of updates growing frequently each time, I'm wondering in order to limit the size of the updates, do AV companies remove older viruses from...

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