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Privacy

Forum discussion tagged with Privacy.
  1. C

    Question Security breached and data compromised

    I work at an independent repair shop and a woman came in yesterday with a HP Probook 445 saying she had a "Jerry Spring esq" security problem. She than described to me a situation where an ex husband who 'works in IT' has been stalking her digitally. It seems he had access to most of her...
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    Question Does downloading from OneDrive give the uploader my name?

    I went into a link of someone who shared his file on OneDrive and I saw my username and all at the top corner. Does it give him my username when I download his file?
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    Question Virtual Cards Privacy card app

    I'm wondering how these virtual cards work in depth. Privacy Card is one of companies that offer virtual cards that give you randomly numbered debit cards. 1) Are the randomly assigned virtual cards created within the app, and somehow these cards are approved by the bank to make transaction...
  4. System32_76

    Question Which Policies Are Safe To Enable & Disable? Group Policy Editor

    Hello everyone. I found out recently about the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Pro. I was looking through it and found out that there are a lot of policies that can be enabled and disabled in order for the user to increase the privacy and security on their computer. The question is, which...
  5. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How Many Times Needed to Securely Erase An HDD?

    The title explains itself. I'm using Darik's Boot and Nuke to securely erase an HDD. I'm using the RCMP option, which involves 8 passes, and it seems good enough for that. I also saw an option called Gutmann Wipe, which involves 35 passes, but it seems overkill.
  6. K

    Question Computer is super slow after suspected virus - Malwarebytes found 8 cases

    My computer has been really really slow and at times I cannot control it at all, cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL, move mouse (it actually disappears), or type. At times I get the error - the sign in process couldn't display security and sign in options. I got McAfee and ran scans, it found no viruses...
  7. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Stop Windows Photo from storing Pics?

    So I had a friend over and mistakenly clicked on the photo app and on my 55" screen pops up Windows Photo App which has apparently been saving every photo I open in its own library... good thing it was only a bunch of naked photos of my girlfriend!!! I cannot find a way or any suggestion as to...
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    Question Windows blocks microphone in certain program

    In Windows 10, my microphone works fine with some apps like Skype. I've installed Teamviewer and the microphone is blocked, so the other side doesn't hear me. I suppose it is blocked by Windows. I opened Settings > Privacy > Microphone with the intent to allow Teamviewer to use the...
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    Question oracle vm freezes/ unresponsive right after turning it on (not the guest os just the actual program)

    as the title states ive got a problem with oracle vm, ive scoured the entire internet to no avail, my problem seems to be different from other peoples, instead of the guest OS freezing (being unresponsive) the ACTUAL program i.e the main thing you see when you double click the oracle vm icon...
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    Question what psu/ how many watts?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GrgjFt I plan on overclocking the 1080 and r5 as best as i can and i’m not sure what kind of psu to get. Would 600 watts do or like 550 maybe i have no clue so any suggestions?
  11. K

    [SOLVED] Would it work to only upgrade my GPU?

    I got i5-4690k 3,5 ghz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 atm. If I want to play 1440p 144hz on high/ultra (on newer AAA-games etc.) or even 4k resolution, is it possible to only upgrade my gpu to a rtx 2070 or 2080 and keep my current 4690k CPU? And how future proof would that be? Here is more detail...
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    Question M.2 SSD not showing up in bios

    Hello! Very recently I bought a Crucial P1 500GB SSD that I installed on my Z170A PC Mate Motherboard. I asked on a PC building subreddit before I bought the SSD if it would be compatible with my motherboard, and everybody told me it was. After installing the m.2 the way every video and the...
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    Question HyperX DDR4 3200 Fury or Predator?

    I have been suggested to buy some DDR4 3200 to go with the new MODO/CPU i am going to buy: asus strix Z390+I9-9900K Online many people talk about the g.skill tridentZ, but I currently have some hyperX DDR3 that I found really good, so i wanted to go for the same brand: But now i am unsure if...
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    Question Threadripper 2950x ridiculous temp readings

    I built a machine a while back with a TR2950x with the ASROCK X399 phantom gaming 6 motherboard (Firmware P1.10) and enermax liqtech tr4 360 cooler running ubuntu server 18.04. It has been very unstable. The temperature in the bios reads 70C instantly on boot after being powered off for a...
  15. Spirals

    Question Is it a good idea to pair the i5 8400 with the RX 570? (4gb)

    Yeah so, I've been thinking of upgrading my PC, I have a i3 8100 here, but I just want to change the CPU, is it a good idea tho'? the i5 8400 with the 570
  16. <3HeoXinh

    Question Can CMOS die???

    I have a problem with turn on my Sony Vaio SVF143A1YW. I tried adding one more RAM for my laptop, It has already worked well for 2 months. Now when I push the power button my laptop has noise fan spin but the screen does not start up, I wait about 30 minutes then everything fine the screen on...
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    Question Overclocking Xeon x3440 increasing BCLK

    My spec: Processor: Xeon X3440 Mobo: Asrock P55m pro RAM: Kingstone Hyperx 2x4gb 1866mhz I don't have much knowledge on Overclocking. I heard increasing BCLK will increase bus speed for all the components and can cause damage to RAM, SSD As my CPU don't have unlocked multiplier, is it...
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    [SOLVED] Could someone please recommend what motherboard would be best to use?

    I am new at this situation. What I have basically been thinking is that I would use: 4GB DDR3 RAM 250Gb or 500GB HDD Intel Core i5 - 4th gen upwards About 3 USB 3.0 Ports It is an outline of what I want to do. The pc is for a starting up retail store that wants 3 pcs. A recommendation for the...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for New PSU

    Hi all! So my current PSU is an EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00H33SFJU/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I was talking with some else on this forum, and he suggest I get a new PSU for my system. I have had this PSU for basically 3 years, and since...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] Corsair LL140 RGB lightning without Lightning Node Pro or Commander Pro

    Do I need a Lightning Node Pro or Commander Pro, to light up / control the RGB light on my 3x LL140 fans or am I able to control it from my ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E motherboard in the Phanteks Evolv X case?