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Forum discussion tagged with security.
  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...
  2. RyzenNoob

    Question How do I get my windows to display a message before it logs out?

    I have set my Windows install to log out if there is a 10 minute inactivity, but I would like it to display a message before it logouts How do I do it through group policy editor?
  3. C

    Question How to be sure that a device on the local area network is not accessible over internet?

    How can I check that a device connected to my local area network (LAN and WAN) is not accessible from outside over internet? I use a router and its firewall seems enabled but I want to be sure that it actually works.
  4. kingston97bg

    Question remove password, netplwiz doesnt work anymore on new version?

    Hello. Simply question how can i remove my startup password for login into my PC without netplwiz Reason > picture > https://prikachi.net/image/dPj5M
  5. Wolfie9182

    Question Security Camera Recommendations?

    I'm looking for a couple of security cameras to watch a couple of doorways. I don't want anything cloud-based. I want to be able to just go to my room and check the footage on my PC. What does everyone recommend?
  6. 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...
  7. louietien

    Question Is Vanguard Safe?

    Hey guys, I must admit I haven't really been doing much research on the subject, and haven't exactly traced it back to Valorant. But I just need an expert opinion. My friend notified me recently that he did a malware scan and had a bunch of backdoors, trojans and bitcoin miners on his computer...
  8. T

    Question What AV is everyone using these days?

    Hello everyone, As the title states, I am looking for information on what AV software everyone is using and how they like it. I am in the market for AV software and am willing to pay for it. I have looked around and it seems like a lot are going either Kaspersky, BitDefender, or Norton for paid...
  9. W

    Question Website security

    Hello! I am creating my first websites in WordPress. They are going to be local business pages. I estimate about 200 visitors per month and do not know up to which extent I should worry about security. Please, any suggestions?
  10. J

    Question How dangerous are kernel-access (ring 0 privilege) softwares to our security?

    All I know about rootkits and kernel-access processes comes from this link only, which I wish to ask about here, regarding how vulnerable such softwares, like a kernel-access anti-cheat program, can actually make us in case of a cyberattack...
  11. clancefergie_

    Question suspicious things in Task Manager

    Recently I looked into my Task Manager to find two applications called "YourPhone.exe" and some program named "腾讯手游助手" I know its a virus or something so I don't want to touch the two programs at all. What exactly are these things and how do I remove them? I don't want to fiddle with it at all...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. J

    Question Trojan Virus

    I suspected about some virus and checked it with BullGuard security. It found this file I went to the path and opened .dat as a text file and it had random letters in it, nothing intelligible. Is it wrong to open this folder or what kind of Trojan is it, i couldnt find much info about it on the...
  15. G

    Question Samsung Note 8 from Sprint Locked Screen (NO Google/Samsung account, stock software)

    A customer of mine has a Samsung Note 8 from Sprint that has a screen lock. Apparently, the customer has never had a password or security of any type (fingerprint, pattern, etc) on the device, and they have no idea how it got on there. I had them call Samsung/Google/etc to try and resolve the...
  16. I

    Question Unsecured WiFi but web login required

    Want to know if this type of WiFi network is secured: The SSID / initial connection when u choose the WiFi to connect to from the laptop does not require a password (Does not use WPA2/WEP/WPA or anything at all), but after connecting, a webpage will pop up automatically and requires u to...
  17. Dcopymope

    Question So I scanned all devices using my Modem

    :unsure: And I used the 'Nmap' tool in the command prompt so I can see who is who, just to make sure I don't have any ninja's lurking about. All IP addresses looked good except one. I pasted the mac address in the website linked below to try and get some information yet all I got was an 'alert'...
  18. Question Compromised PC? High RAM usage at idle, Windows Defender Gone?

    Hi, I'm having some trouble with my PC here. Any help is appreciated. I've been having high RAM usage for a week now, and just today I've noticed that Windows Defender is gone. Here, I'll show you. Here is the RAM usage. Note only Chrome is using around 1GB... which is weird? Here is...
  19. Dcopymope

    Question Question about the firewall that comes with your modem

    Can the firewalls on the modems provided to us by the various service providers perform deep packet inspection or can it only do stateful packet inspections? :unsure:
  20. C

    [SOLVED] Daisy Chain 2nd Wireless Router for I.o.T. Security

    WHAT I WANT TO DO: My wife has started purchasing "smart" devices and I can no longer just say no. So, I'd like to separate my Smart / Internet of Things (IoT) devices from all of the other devices on my home network by creating an entirely different network through my single home internet...