Forum discussion tagged with security.
  1. krelidas_34

    [SOLVED] What are some good Linux distros for surfing the Deep Web?

    From what I know, Tails OS is a good system. Unfortunately, the operating system does not directly boot on hard drives or SSDs- you need a USB. But I wonder if there's any secure Linux distro that directly boots from HDD/SDD drives. I know one OS called Qube OS. Anything other than that, I don't...
  2. TheFlash1300

    How to check the BCRYPT, SCRYPT, and Argon 2 values of an .iso file?

    Hello. Can someone tell me how to check the BCRYPT, SCRYPT, and Argon 2 values of an .iso file? In my case, I want to check the values of the .iso files of some Windows disc images. Do Windows disc image files support those values? To check the integrity and authenticity of the file, I usually...
  3. E

    Question Router trigger ports ?

    Dear all If I only want to open ports for a game that, for example, requires: TCP: 1000, 1100 UDP: 1000, 1100 And I want to do it in the trigger port function. 1. What info shall I then insert? Trigger port 0 ~ 0 Target port 0 ~ 0 For TCP, UDP or BOTH? 2. I have tried to experiment a bit...
  4. D

    Question I want to control my sister's phone

    Hey guys, my sis is 10th grade and her school friends are alcoholic and weirdos, so i wanna protect her from these dangerous kids. I don't know how but 'can i download any apps or programs to see inside her phone on my computer? Can i even do that if there are tutorials about that would u drop...
  5. TheFlash1300

    Question How to activate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

    Hello. I heard that Windows Defender has an option called "Microsoft Defender for Endpoint", which can scan the UEFI for viruses. Can someone tell me how to activate this option, because i want to scan my UEFI for viruses? I heard that i need to open a menu, called "Configuration Manager", but...
  6. TheFlash1300

    Question How to check if there is malicious activity on a Wi-Fi network?

    Hello. There is a person who freely shares his internet connection (he consciously chose to not put a password on his Wi-Fi network). When i asked him if i can connect, the person said yes, he also said he intentionally has no password, so people, who don't have Wi-Fi networks, can use his...
  7. Unique Turtle

    Question iPhone will connect to WiFi extender but not to the router itself ?

    The title explains the problem, iPhone 11, internet on it was working fine, then suddenly, when I go to settings to see whats happening, the actual router has the loading icon next to it. However, I can connect to the extender of the router on my phone, I've troubleshooted to the max I believe...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question What software does "Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry" collect information about?

    Does Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry collect information only about the files related to Windows 10, or about all files and applications that exist on the SSD or the HDD? I have privacy concerns. I have some sensitive information recorded in .txt files, and I'm afraid that Microsoft can steal...
  9. TheFlash1300

    Question Can the main system get infected, if the OS on virtual machine or on the USB flash drive gets infected?

    Hi. So, if i install Linux Mint on a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive to my Windows 10 laptop, start surfing dangerous websites and Linux Mint gets infected with a virus, could Linux pass the virus to Windows through the USB port? If yes, what component will get infected, the BIOS or...
  10. TheFlash1300

    Question Security with absolute certainty ?

    I have very important files on my laptop , and I want to keep them safe from viruses and ransomware that can encrypt them and steal them from me. I have several back-ups, but I'm still paranoid. My question, is how to have absolute certainty that my laptop definitely doesn't have viruses? As...
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    Question Enterprise Enrollment Removal on Dell Chromebook 3100

    I'm a technology teacher at a Catholic school and my principal was given 30 old Dell laptops(3100 model) by another school that closed. The laptops have Enterprise Enrollment and the company that installed that is no longer in business, developer mode is also disabled. He wants me to wipe them...
  12. Boris_yo

    Question Can Wireless Keyboard be Hacked and Keylogged?

    Hi, I was thinking of buying RF-based audio listening system for TV until I read that IR-based device despite its short and direct range is safer for health and has no delay compared to RF-based devices. Before that I read that people who use Bluetooth connection report longer delays than when...
  13. P

    Question Need for Windows 10 permissions utility

    I use a program called FileMaker. It stores some stuff in a directory called Container Cache. This directory seems to get cleaned for maintenance. This directory is helpful to me because it allows server-like access to web pages. Using this directory for my files works exceptionally well. The...
  14. R

    Question A sophisticated hacker or dedicated stalker?

    Hello, back in 2017, I used to play an online MMORPG game, and I was a part of that community for nearly two years before quitting in 2018-2019. After I quit that game, someone from that game began stalking me online. This person was able to find all of my social media accounts, including reddit...
  15. DrBoo1Ghost

    Home Security Camera Recommendations?

    Looking to add some outdoor cameras to my home. Ideally, I'd like a cost-effective system that's easy to maintain (so no replacing/charging batteries in the cameras), works at night (either IR or spotlights, though IR is preferred as I frequently use a telescope in my backyard), and doesn't...
  16. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Is it secure to use a Bluetooth controller (DS5) in public with my laptop?

    I have never really used bluetooth devices so I am unfamiliar with the in's and out's, but the DS5 pairing directly with my laptop is nice for mobile gaming. If I am playing in a public place with wifi disabled and bluetooth on undiscoverable is there any risk of being hacked through it? This...
  17. H

    Question Visited an infected website, more info in thread.

    I visited local restaurant's website and clicked on contact tab to get their phone number, then i got redirected to a website named (don't remember exactly the link as i don't have access to logs anymore) robotcaptcha or something like that, closed that tab immediately. Then when i switched to...
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    Question Spam emails to my wife with my name and address?

    Hi! This is a bit of a random question and I don't know if this is the right place. My wife has gotten a couple of emails pretending to be energy surveys or electricity rebates for me at my old address with my first and last name and old physical address on them. Normally I'd just mark them as...
  19. L

    [SOLVED] RP-SMA to wifi amplifier or range extender

    Hello. I have a Night Owl WNIP2 wifi dvr and 4 wifi cameras around my property with a couple just almost out of range. In my head I imagine hooking cables up to the 2 rp-sma connectors on the drv then into some kind of amplifier and suddenly I get super-great connections to the cameras. I've...
  20. P

    Question Windows Defender gone

    I just realised that Windows Defender is turned off for some reason. I don't know when it turned off because when I installed Windows 11 it was working fine. Windows Security is blank: The service for it is also stopped and cannot be started. View: Also this is...
  21. M

    [SOLVED] Remotely reset a disconnected static SIM connection at property using a backup SIM connection?

    What equipment to use? How to do it? I have an unreliable static mobile internet connection (functions through a SIM card in a router) which I use to monitor my home through a Wi-Fi security camera. There are no other options other than the mobile network for a way to connect to the internet...
  22. julebrus4life

    Question Security measure for login

    When logging in to my bank-account they are asking for authentication through mobile phone or a code-calculator. Is there a method for checking the safety measures for these methods upon the more usual username and password login?
  23. Mattprendo

    [SOLVED] 2FA question

    Hi, New member, trying to get a better understanding of 2FA. So Google sends me a "yes" or "no" to my phone to see if its me so I can log on. Other websites will send me a 6 digit code to manually enter so then I can log on. What is the difference? I understand very basic 2FA protocols and I...
  24. Z

    [SOLVED] Protecting Older PC's on a Network

    Hey, definitely not a network or network security expert by any stretch, but I've been tasked with looking at protecting older computers on my network at work; as a means to protect those machines and the rest of the network. To give you guys some idea of the setup, all computers are wired in to...
  25. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] How is using Steam's "steamguard" the most secure?

    I recently read an article about "bloodystealer" and got to thinking I should better secure my Steam account. It seems the universal answer (short of not downloading cracked games or using questionable links) is to use Steam Guard, with the 2FA using an app on your phone. I have an iPhone11...
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    [SOLVED] WiFi Repeaters - Internet Snooping?

    I recently bought a WiFi repeater to cover a dead area in my house, and it works so well, I am a little concerned. All I had to do, was connect it to my WiFi network with the password, and now it seemlessly repeats my Internet signal. My devices don't seem to know they are communicating via the...
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    [SOLVED] Computer virus is active, but can't find it.

    Recently my computer got infected with a virus, which encrypted all my files with a .zzla extension and demanded a payment to get them back. Since all my valuable data was backed up, i decided that i would just reset windows entirely and it would kill the virus. I reset it from the settings...
  28. P

    [SOLVED] How does Chrome know which passwords have been compromised?

    Wasn't sure which board to post this question. Majority of my passwords are unique for each site, so if something is breached it can't cascade to other accounts. When I log into one particular site using Chrome, I get an alert telling me my password was found in a data breach and should be...
  29. Siegant

    Question ftmp attestation not ready ?

    Hello, i have a ryzen 7 2700 cpu and asrock b450m pro4 mainboard. In the bios settings i enabled ftmp. On windows security there shows that the storage is ready, but the attestation is not ready. I already tried to clear tmp. But it doesn't help. Can anyone help me?
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Security concerns with switch

    Hello, I recently purchased a used Dell PowerConnect 6248 switch for use in LAN parties with my friends (I'm aware it's quite overkill), but I have absolutely zero experience with managed switches or anything network related. I am motivated to learn more about operating and configuring this...
  31. E

    [SOLVED] Port trigger - how to setup

    Dear all 1. What is best security wise, Port forward or port trigger? 2. What ports shall I put in "Port target" and "Port trigger"? 3. CSGO use for example 27000-27031 UDP, so it opens up for 31 ports? Thank you for replying Best regards
  32. editor1

    Question setting up security cameras and other stuff ?

    Hi All I'm wanting to setup my camping/traveling gear with outside cook station and a freezer chest. I don't have any gear yet. Only a bunch of old off brand smart phone's and a few raspberry pi's SBC's. I want to have live access to cameras. I'm thinking loud bear horn and lights would keep...
  33. editor1

    [SOLVED] Dell latitude e6400 BIOS security question's

    Hi all How important is it to have the newest BIOS/motherboards for security on my home network ? Throw away laptop or look into custom flash for security fixes if is needed ?
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    [SOLVED] Router remote access settings?

    Dear all I was looking through my Router settings, and this one confused me: 1. Does it mean remote acccess to my network, or only remote access to the router? 2. The setting below, does it mean, that now everyone can get access to my network or router, from the...
  35. E

    [SOLVED] Risk of system getting hacked through the internet or Wi-fi?

    Dear everyone I am not a high profile person or anything like that. I just dislike the idea, that someone with bad intentions could access my personal files, documents, photos etc. (personal diary, baby pictures of my children etc.) I am not worried about anyone getting a look at my internet...
  36. JustGarryA.

    [SOLVED] Can a virus leak without scanning

    Hello,my friend give me one external disk and me plug in this in my computer ( Dont scan yet ).Im use Avast free.If this external disk have a any malware can infected my computer?I'm talking about scanning before.Can malicious files leak into my computer before I scan, or can Avast block...
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    Question Android Unix query

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping for some Unix experts to sort this cafuffle. Recently, I was looking through documents on my phone and discovered a txt file named project.txt in the folder. Unfamiliar, I opened it in Docs and all it showed was: Unix Can someone tell me exactly: why...
  38. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Xfinity Gateway Login auto opened and tabs crashed with a security error

    Woke up to my brave browser having randomly opened a tab for Xfinity's Gateway Login. Two other tabs had crashed and showed this error message: "Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more...
  39. M

    [SOLVED] Opening a bank account online

    Hi, I have 0 knowledge in these stuff, so bear with me please. I want to open a bank account in Europe (France), but I cannot travel so I found that I can open it online and then transfer money from my local bank. However I'm afraid that my pc is hacked or contains a virus that may steal my...
  40. Eggz

    Question Security - Employer IP Phone at Home

    Hi All, I know about hardware but I have a major blind spot when it comes to data security in networking, so I need some guru advice and hope you can help. With Covid, I've been working from home for almost a year now. Just today, my job said we need to connect an IP phone to our home...