How secure is secure?
Thanks to this group and all the high tech individuals who frequent it I
have learned how to protect my PC from the inside out. But what about
security risks to my info 'before' it gets to my computer? Like my mail
box on the server. Could someone hack into that and thumb through my
If so, how would I ever know?
(The short story)
We have a rogue employee at my work who one day decided to run the web
site, she got in tight with the ISP, got tools to set and delete
passwords on a protected directory on the server. Who knows if she has
telnet access to other things, li...when is secure, secure?
I wrote a custom authentication handler for PureFTPD, using a combination of
authentication methods, for about 4 different types of users.
So far, from testing it, it does look to work properly, and does it's job
pretty well (and fast). I use #!/usr/bin/perl -W as well as use Strict, and
use warnings, and the code returns no errors or warnings when run.
I am right to presume that this basically only really tells me the my syntax
and structure of the application is right? What's a good way to see whether
it is actually SECURE... There is a couple of lines of...security too secure
Summary: security too secure
The security thing won't let me in this sight no matter how I accept,
confirm, get certificate, etc.
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...F-Secure Readies Security Software For Linux
F-Secure Corp. on Tuesday unveiled security software for open-source Samba
file servers and Linux, addressing a need that's growing within the
The Finnish company announced the availability of antivirus software for
Samba that automatically detects and removes viruses from files stored on
the server. The new product is meant to protect all Samba-attached computers
from malicious code that could enter the network from a Windows or Linux
Next month, F-Secure plans to ship a Linux version of F-Secure Policy
Manager, which will extend centrally managed ...Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure
Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure can you compare?
BOB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure can you compare?
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Eric Howe's Privacy and Security Site -
...Software [In]Security: Twitter Security
Making Your Thoughts as Small and Incomplete as Possible
Just for the record, I don't use Twitter. But if this column were a Twitter
entry, it might read something like:
"If U know neither the enemy nor yourself,U will succumb in every battle"
...F-Secure Internet Security 2003 vs NIS 2003
F-Secure Internet Security 2003 vs. NIS 2003 any experienced user can tell
me which one I should install on XP Pro?
BOB wrote in news:email@example.com:
> F-Secure Internet Security 2003 vs. NIS 2003 any experienced user
> can tell me which one I should install on XP Pro?
No, but FWIW I avoid Symantec products like the plague.
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, BOB <email@example.com> writes
>F-Secure Internet Security 2003 vs. NIS 2003 any experienced user can tell
>me which one I should install on XP Pro?
An experienced user might...Security
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I'm a Mac user 10.4.8 of Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 & am wondering how
"Enabling FIPS" will improve my security? I can't seem to find any
explanation of FIPS under Thunderbird help.
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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Tr...Secure connections: how secure are they?
......... both useful and malicious information can be transmitted via network
connections. Standard solutions protect computers against threats present in
standard network connections, but aren't able to counter threats present in
secure connections. Verifying the contents of a secure connection is
impossible by virtue of its secure nature, as demonstrated by the different
types of protection listed above. As a result, malicious data within secure
channels can cause a significant amount of damage, and sometimes more than if
it were to be transmitted via a standard, non-s...Password secure...is it secure?
Yes I just got this baby and I LOVE it! Its great. I have stored all my
passwords inside of it (and yes made a few backups from them in secure
locations) How secure is this program really? It uses blowfish to encrypt
the database but how strong blowfish? 128bits? 256? 448?
Anything else I should think about it? I have putted it and its databases
inside PGPdisk just to play it safe...but then again Im a paranoid. :)
My privacy related homepage and PGP keys:
********...form security against security
i have a form in my website which is to be filled by user and that form stores in database(sql server 2005).
but someone told me that anyone can run script in textboxes in that form and can damage database,
so how to avoid such security lack.
it is common practice to use parameterized sql statements or stored procs to insure you are protected from sql injections attacks.
if you concatenate user input directly into a sql statement, then you are at risk.Mike Banavige~~~~~~~~~~~~Need a site code sample in a different language? Try converting it with: http://converte...How secure is secure enough?
July 28, 2008 (Computerworld) This story originally appeared in
Computerworld's print edition.
If there is a Holy Grail in the information security industry, it surely is
the answer to the question, "How secure is secure enough?"
It's a question that many security managers have either avoided answering
altogether or tried to quickly sidestep by throwing a fistful of mainly
pointless operational metrics at anyone who cared to ask.
"Never d...How secure is AuthenticationTypes.Secure?
I understand that AuthenticationTypes.Secure requests secure authentication using Kerberos or NTLM (??). However, here is a scenario I am trying to understand. Let us say that I am having a regular ASP.NET site - with SSL certificates not installed on the web server. The login sends the request out to an AD server which also does not have certificates installed. However, I have set Secure flag to AuthenticationTypes.Secure. When the username and password data gets transmitted between the application and the LDAP server, how secure are the password and username info? In other words is this in...VPN security vrs Internet Security
I think I'm missing something really obvious and simple, but I can't work
this out, and I can't work out why I don't know. I've been listening to GRC
podcasts (14 & 15) on VPN , very interesting. But I can't grasp a very
You talk about the insecurity of wifi in hotels, cafes etc and suggest a VPN
to your home router as the solution. In the wifi location people could sniff
your passwords to email, ftp account, banking, etc ... but VPN your
connection to home and it's safe from there.
Why is it any safer from your home router ... wh...