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    Is Win 7 more privacy-friendly than win 10?

    Hello, I don't just rely on windows defender so I have Bit Defender 2019 premium + Malware bytes paid version. And I don't open shady sites, no porn sites and nothing. My work is youtube + making sites + heavy browsing (related to work) + editing only. I know win 7 is old but I still see many...
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    Wireless Network for Security Cameras

    I am getting ready to install a number of wireless security cameras to record 24/7 and have a few questions. Will this bog the wireless network down? Should I dedicate a wireless router or AP for the security cameras? What is the best setup to maintain optimal wireless connectivity of all devices?
  3. G

    Looking for Password Manager recommendations?

    Hi, till now I have been keeping all my passwords in notepad and manually copying it where it is needed to sign in. It's kinda difficult and even more difficult in mobile. So, I was looking at Dashlane and LastPass and sometimes ago I heard that LastPass database was hacked so upon googling, I...
  4. P

    Best Buy drops Huawei Phones

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/best-buy-to-stop-selling-huawei-phones-1521725835 Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones Chinese cellular-electronics company has had difficulty securing carrier partnerships after congressional report over security concerns Supposedly this phone brand is having a...
  5. Jaskalas

    Speculative execution security flaw(s)

    Updated 2018-01-05 CNN: Major chip flaws affect billions of devices Cnet: Spectre and Meltdown: Details you need on those big chip flaws Anandtech: Understanding Meltdown & Spectre Arstechnica: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it Testing Windows 10 performance...
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    Looking to get a strong secure password manager and secure my PC

    Hi, I was thinking to get Lastpass but I saw that Lastpass' database has been hacked many times in the past so that's a big NO for me. What should I get that is very secure and provides good privacy? Also, is Bit Defender Total Security 2018 good nowadays? Looking to get a subscription...
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    Is google drive secure and private? Any alternate to Google Drive?

    Hi, I will be using google drive for mostly my work purpose. And I do have two step verification ON and I was just wondering that is google drive secure and private for photos, notes, and other important things? Can anyone or the employees at Google look at my personal photos and files, work...
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    Innovative ideas for secure the operating system

    Hey my lovely community, i am working on my master thesis, which is about secure the operating system. My task is to find new ideas about secure the operating system. Now i ask you, if you got any ideas to secure the operating system? You ideas dont need to be perfectly thoughtful. I just need...
  9. maddogmcgee

    Ex-lease PC's. Fresh wipe, reset or fine?

    Hi all I am starting a small business and have bought 4 ex business lease pc's from an ebay seller. It's possible I will grab a couple more in the future. I will mostly be using these pc's for kids to use tutoring software but may sign in to chrome and video conference with 1 of them, meaning...
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    Opening an RDP connection to the internet.

    Greetings. I have a server opened to one client using a RDP connection. At the moment a firewall ( fortinet ) is making a NAT to this server just allowing the connection from their IP public 1.1.1.1/32 and rejecting the rest The NAT is being applied by a policy and this policy is opened...
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    My OnePlus One heard a video I'm watching

    My android phone was on the desk next to me while I was listening to a calculus lecture on my desktop pc.. Suddenly, the phone screen lit up and displayed google chrome providing a search on "chain rule". I don't feel at all comfortable with my phone now. What is happening?
  12. Kevin Richards

    What is PGP? How can I get one?

    Hi, I am reading about PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and I want pretty good privacy but I don't know much about PGP as it is seems complex to me and how can I get one? how does it works?
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    Trouble with TPM & Bitlocker for secondary fixed data drive

    So I purchased a Lenovo E570 about a month ago, with Windows 10 Home. Yesterday, I upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro so that I could use Bitlocker. Long story short: I'm having trouble encrypting my secondary fixed data drive. Let me explain in detail: I've got an M.2 PCIe NVMe boot drive (from...
  14. Sean Kyle

    Online Security and Privacy Predictions for 2017

    I came across this article a few minutes ago and a few things are really foreseeable. However, I think that there are more things to be added, so wanted the opinions for you guys!
  15. Sean Kyle

    Anyone came across this new Ad Blocker yet? (bad ad johnny)

    I noticed this ad blocker just now on Product Hunt and it seemed quiet witty to me on its social media. Anyway, I tested it out and it is really good (but is only on chrome). What do you guys think about it?
  16. superstition

    Will SME, SEV, and hw SHA be CPU game-changers?

    I guess AMD chose to put AVX-512 and such on the back burner in favor of this. A smart move? So, we have government that gets upset when e-mail isn't private and controlled for it and enterprise (business and government) that gets upset when its data isn't private and controlled. As for the...
  17. Bardock

    Data Breaches - Have I Been Pwned?

    https://haveibeenpwned.com/ You put in your email address and it searches through info on data breaches and shows if you were breached. My email was breached 5 times according to them: Here's the info it had on my specific breaches: -- Breaches you were pwned in A "breach" is an incident...