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Q: Securing my WiFi

Hi,

I bought this Wi-Fi Security features app by PureVPN. It's working pretty much good, no problems so far, bought it because of their new features network level Antivirus/Antimalware and IDS/IPS technology, now I'm thinking should I keep it working on my device or install it on my router? What are the benefits & drawbacks of installing VPN on router?

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Preferred Solution: Securing my WiFi

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Quoting partially from the Kaspersky newsletter:Kaspersky Lab...has released its most recent report on WiFi network security. The report presents data from the UK, including data collected during InfoSecurity 2006. "The world itself is becoming increasingly mobile, with an enormous range ofcommunication devices available. This is a relatively new phenomenonand, like all innovations, it's of interest both to hackers and toinformation security companies. The situation is complicated by the factthat, like everything new, wireless networks and protocols stillhaven't got over their teething troubles: in the hands ofinexperienced users, they can pose a serious security risk. " saidAlexander Gostev, the report's author.For more info on the new frontier of securing WiFi and how parts of the London business district are leading the way, read the entire article, War-driving in England.

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Can someone tell me how i can stop people from using my wifi? I have a belkin router and when i look at my connections, i see all different kinds of names there that are not mine. Am i correct in assuming that these names come from people using my wifi?
 

A:Securing my WIFI

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Well, the good news is that I get free DSL from my generous neighbor's wireless system. The bad news is that it's an open (unencrypted) access point. That's not going to change, either.

I know that there are lots of people whose only net access is on public systems like this. My previous home DSL wireless system was as secure as modern technology and common sense could possibly make it.

I feel positively naked like this!

What steps can people in this situation take to secure their systems?

Thanks for any advice, links, etc.
 

A:Securing Your System on OPEN WiFi

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Hi,
 
I had a house full of laptops and netbooks that became so infected, I threw them in deep freeze and started over fresh.  Unfortunately, not soon after that, I let my 11 year old buy and download Minecraft.  After that, my PC had GeekBuddy and something called Taplika.  I've tried and tried to clean my system on my own.  Not very successfully.  I set, yet another PC aside.  Recently, I noticed issues with our ios devices and url pages refusing to refresh (there is often a # inserted in the url).  I recall this hasgtag url issue happening to us back in 2013ish, so I dug out our PC - and first things first, want to use it to lock down our wifi etc.
 
Whatsmyip has identified my iPhone 6S ios 9.3.1 as a confirmed Proxy Server, huh?
 
I've done the autorun on my PC Windows 8.1 and found StdLib in my startups (unchecked but would like to remove).
 
I attempted to do a full backup to an external hard drive and couldn't. I'm kind of a noob but I can follow directions, help me please? 
 
Thanks J
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:16-05-2016
Ran by Mom (administrator) on LIVINGROOM-PC (17-05-2016 23:23:05)
Running from C:\Users\Mom\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Mom (Available Profiles: Mom & pix4l_000 & ari & Administrator & Guest & DefaultAppPool)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default... Read more

A:Help securing wifi & with STDLib comodo, norton, others removal

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove this process via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features applet.Minecraft Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-3493290847-1453576955-1801232407-1001\...\Minecraft Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTION===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file. 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

SearchScopes: HKLM -> {2E00D31D-D171-423D-836D-1A4D7EA7F1A9} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> DefaultScope {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxp://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={SEARCHTERMS}&o=APN10506&l=dis&prt=NIS&chn=retail&geo=US&ver=21&locale=en_US&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxp://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={SEARCHTERMS}&o=APN10506&l=dis&prt=NIS&chn=retail&geo=US&ver=21&locale=en_US&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3493290847-1453576955-1801232407-1001 -> {1722C4C8-FCFA-4949-9662-EFF6F7CFE537} URL = hxxp://www.search.ask.com/web?tpid=ORJ-SPE&o=APN11405&pf=V7&p2=%5EBBD%5EOSJ000%5EYY%5EUS&am... Read more

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I was wondering also. Is there a way to secure my DI-624 signal so people who want to use it will have to enter a password? Any help would be awesome.
 

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I just got win8.  I removed all its default bloatware (including some crappy mcafee) and I'm wondering what I should to do keep it secure.  I put mbam on it and activated the trial with live protection.  I also put on superantispyware and I'm considering adding avast.  What do people recommend?
 
I ran tdsskiller just to check it out and to my surprise it crashed  
 
do you think this is a concern?  I ran it again and it worked (didn't find anything) but it seems kinda strange that it crashed to me.  also superantispyware which I'm running for the first time is going really really slow.  It quarantined a bunch of stuff and its taking foreverrr to delete stuff.  It's been going about 5 solid minutes and it still hasn't finished.  Any ideas why this would be?  
 
I kinda want to put comodo firewall on but I don't want to screw my os up or anything but it would be nice to have a powerful firewall which I could lock down if wanted.  What would you guys recommend?  What would you do to secure a new pc?  Just curious to other peoples ideas  cheers
 
 

A:Securing New PC

Hello nexus666,
 
Before I make any suggestions, please understand that my recommendations are based on my needs alone and may not apply to yours. So, with that said, the first thing I would consider is your own surfing habits. Now, for my purposes, I consider myself to be a safe-surfer. Please understand that even I get caught at times but my current configuration of using Avast 8 + the Windows 8 inherent firewall has served me well. However, if you consider yourself to be a risky surfer, then you might need a bit more protection and this could come in the form of some combination of programs to lessen your risk. Now, because I do not place myself in the risky category, I cannot address the risks associated with same so I will leave that for other forum members to address as needed. Good luck.

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I would like to know if anyone can point me to any guides I can look over to secure my windows 8.1 laptop. I don't need it a kiosk, but I wanted it similar to something you'd find on a Linux distribution, if that's possible. Does anyone know of any good guides, or have personal experience with said guides?

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please suggest me a free software that would secure a compact disc or dvd with a password. OS is windows 7. but application should be completely free.
 

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This is from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. Most of if you probably know but might help the novice.

http://www.cert.org/homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity/
 

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I just posted a problem I had and everything seems to be OK.

I was just curious about what I should have to maintain a clean computer.

I have AVG, spybot and ad aware. The latter two I see I don't use enough. I also have CC which I don't fully understand.

Wihout being redundant, should I have some other programs installed? Or do you recommend others over what I have?

Thanks
 

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You have enough.You may & probably will get other recommendations for anti spyware but you could keep changing & adding.You have to decide when to stop.You have what I used to have except for the CC thing,never had one of those
Now I just use one anti virus anti spyware,firewall,program,I highly recommend it because I get in one program what what it used to take three or more to do.
http://www.eeye.com/html/products/blink/index.html
 

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Hi all.
I wan't to secure my internet connection because I use it for important stuff.
I update my virus def. and scan for spyware.
I don't know if thats enough to protect myself from hackers.
How can I protect myself from hackers?
Hard. or soft firewall?
Any recomendations would be appreciated.
 

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Win XP p4

I always had a problem with scratching my CD's, so in 1998 I started making backups of all my music on my computer. Worked great until a few years ago when I got a decent stereo for my computer.

I keep everything Music\Artist\Album\ and I'm having problems because people are moving one folder into another one. And I just noticed today that I'm completely missing a Zeppelin CD that I remember getting as a gift when I was 19 (NOT COOL).

I've been looking around online all day for a solution and I can't seem to find anything. There are a ton of file security programs that will hide everything, but that won't do me any good. I need to somehow make these files read only. And I mean really read only, not the BS checkbox in windows that lets you do whatever you like to the file(altho if I could get that box to make them unchangeable it would be the perfect solution). I want to be able to play them, but I don't want to be able to delete them change their locations, or modify them in any sense. Closest I've come is File Guard by superhero software, and all it does is make a log of the modification/deletion so I don't spend an hour trying to figure out what happened to it like I did today.

I posted to the media forum, but I think this may be a better place. Scorpion suggested I set up a series of shortcuts, but as this would be harder to organize and play I don't think it will work out for me. Like I said, I've been m... Read more

A:Securing my own media in XP

Please don't double post, as it makes it hard for when people reply. You can get a post closed or moved by a moderator by using the little red triangle at the top of your post.

Your other identical post is here http://forums.techguy.org/t411453.html

I'll ask a mod to close one or the other.

Scorp.
 

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Hi, I'm currently taking a Windows Vista class at my college. I'm working on an assignment right now and have gotten stuck:

They want me to create a folder in C: and "Secure the folder only allowing the user account (user name here) to access it".

I've created the folder, right-clicked to view its properties, selected the Security tab... and don't really know what to do from there.

Any help would be great.

A:Securing Folders

Once you have right clicked the folder and selected the security tab you should see a box with the title group and user names, underneath that box it should say Edit click that button

a new window should open up with a list of group or user names

Its here where you can select who has access and how much acess

Select the user from the top box and tick the relevant check boxs in the bottom box

once done click apply and ok

you should now have locked the folder so that only one person may have access to it

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Hello,I recently had a horrible virus take control of my computer.. It shut off my firewall and antivirus as well as opened many ports on my system and set itself up as a server.I'm extremely paranoid now as I didn't make a windows disc or a backup..I formatted using the windows recovery with a fresh factory install.. I'm kind of paranoid that the recovery drive may have been altered as well so that I could be re-infected upon formatting. Is this possible? How can I be sure I'm not infected?I've been trying to close net share as well but no luck. It's sharing all drives and remote options when I go to cmd and type net share.. I've turned off discovery service and stopped server and workstation and set them to manual in services. How can I turn that off permanently? Every time I restart the computer it's open again. Thank you for your time! JayBlitzer(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

A:Need Help Securing Windows 7

I formatted using the windows recovery with a fresh factory install..How can I be sure I'm not infected?Hi JayBlitzer -If this has been reformatted back to "factory settings" then this is the time to create your own Recovery DVDs.Set up any decent Antivirus, I always use a free version, currently Microsoft Security Essentials as it is basically a "set and forget" system.Also ensure that at a minimum you have Windows Firewall activated, however if you have a 3rd party program installed, then use that.Without knowing the make / model it is hard to give an exact point to create the DVDs from (usually takes 3 DVDs).My Toshiba has a built in Recovery Media Creator program to do this. Check your system to see if you have a similar setup.Post back if you want any more specific information that we may be able to help with.Regards -

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Hi folks,Great site! Been real helpful so far.I just bought a used Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Intel Dual Core 2 ghz, 3gig ram (for $280 USD (Feb 2011), which I hope was a good deal) running Windows XP sp2.The purchase did not include any OS disks, no reinstall, no restore, no nothing. But, the former owner sold it freshly wiped with XP Home sp2. I do not currently own any OS disks, Windows XP or otherwise.MY QUESTION: Can I ever be sure the former owner didn't leave behind some password grabbing, bank-account hacking malware?These are the steps I have taken so far: Changed Admin passwordDownloaded and ran: Avira anti virus, free home use--all OKDownloaded and ran: Malwarebytes' anti-malware--all OKDownloaded and ran: CCleaner--checked the startup programs--all OK, registry cleaned OKDownloaded and ran: WinPatrol--all OKUpdated Windows: licensed confirmed, fully updated to XP Pro sp3Went to blackviper.com: tweaked services per his recommendations including turning off all remote access, terminal services, telnet, etc.Downloaded and ran: TCPView--less certain here, but everything seems OKI think the computer is now as safe as possible, as safe as randomly clicking on any unknown website.Can I start using my computer now?Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.Edit: Moved topic from Am I hacked? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Securing--Used Computer New to Me

Ahhh...what forum did you move it to?

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Hi folks,

I'd like to set up an intranet in our office. I'll have an xp box as the server running apache with php and mysql installed. There will be a database with sensitive data so I want to make sure it is secure.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to secure my intranet server? I'm very new at this.

Perhaps I should add a few more details. This will be used to run a php app with access to a mysql database. It will be tiny, just the server and about 4-5 clients.

And I should also add, I don't know how to setup an intranet, much less a secure one.

Thanks.
 

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Hi all,

i have an office with a vpn connection to my house
my server is in the office and i run a backup using server 2008 backup (Does backup for server2008 allow you to put passwords on the backups?)
all i backup is my important data over the vpn
my accounting database and custom management database is backed up over the vpn

my worry is this:

if somebody hacks the server, they can easily navigate the network drive and delete the data on the server as well as on the other side of the vpn.

So how would i secure this?
is there a way?

i do realize that my strongest defense is to have a good firewall on each end, which i hope there is as i use a netgear vpn/firewall, but you can never be sure.

i found a nice article on toms hardware

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/the-web-is-my-castle-secure-backup-over-the-internet,1384.html

which im busy reading, just wondered what your guys professional opinion was, on what you have tried...and what really works...

any info appreciated
 

A:securing VPN backups

There is no substitute for backups if deleting is your main concern. Fires, floods, lightning, and all kinds of other things could make securing the data moot if you have no backups elsewhere.
 

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Hello I was wondering if i could have some assistance of course fustration has led me here. I am running Windows Vista home edition on a fairly new laptop. Its a 64bit 4 Gb . I have recently taken measures to make my computer more secure. I am i would say a novice computer user with a fairly good grasp. I'd like to say i was more savy but hence i am here. I recently downloaded Avast Home/ antivirus. I still have a subscription of TrendMicro which i am on the fence about. sometimes i run them concurrently, Ive some other programs also like Spyware Doctor, Registry PC, My FasterPC, But i don't know where to turn as it is a more increasing marketing tactic to say "Were the Best" I do run a Firewall via window stock installed, I know not to run 2 firewalls at once. I tried to download Comodo i hear that this is suppose to be pretty good. But having issues now that all the programs seem to conflict and autoshut down. when i ever i run programs for spyware, etc each on finds something different. I worry about fixing somethings due to phantom registerys etc. Is there such thing as too clean? ive heard that sometimes this can leaves skips across the harddrive thereby making what you wanted to optimize slower.
I also have Identity patrol loaded...by now i am sure i sound paranoid but for good reason have had webemail account hacked etc.. I know this because the person printed a copy of one of my emails. : If that is not proof i am not sure what is. have had avast say h... Read more

A:help securing my computer

I know not to run 2 firewalls at once.The same goes for anti-virus programs

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hi there i really need to completely secure my machine as much as possable and was wondering if anyone could tell me how i could do this.
what ports need to be blocked and how to block them and basically how i can secure my machine properly..if i need programs what programs would i need..i have a firewall and av..i use zonealarm pro and AVG anti virus...thanx
 

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I have CA Anti Firewall and my Spyware won't secure for real-time protection. I've tried to scan and then go to open advanced settings to hit the secure button, and it won't secure. Any suggestions???

A:Spyware not securing

Boise I own a computer service company, and once upon a time was curious to try CA products, they are the WORST!! OMG, I was contacted by a rep wanting me to sell the product, so I thought I would personally give it a try before putting it on client computers.

I found a REALLY old virus on a thumb drive and it took the system DOWN!!

CA Support had to "look" into the problem and get back to me....

My suggestion GET RID of CA on your system.

I have had great results by using

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Avast Anti-Virus Free Edition

MalwareBytes is a free product, but the paid edition is SO much better, you get real time protection and scheduled updates and scans

Good Luck!

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Ok my PCs are wirelessly networked, now my pcs were both relatively free of viruses and spyware...then about last week my AOL was phished, spyware and adaware checks were returning 20+ and 700+ returns respectively consisting of eZula, DyFuCa, istbar, e2give, and many other programs

now BOTH PCs are running reallll slow and are highly infected, I figured it might be that my network managed to spread all these infections back and forth, am I right or do the computers just separately have bad luck, and finally what should i do?
 

A:Securing my Network...Do I need to?

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Hello,

I was curious if anyone had knowledge about not just programs to use ( As I've tried almost all of them on PC World Download Center and otherwise ); but any tips or basic non-program actions someone would take to clean and secure their PC to the upmost.

The WINDOWS and system folders have alot of files that are obviously related to core function in Windows, but some are related to games, old files, etc. A program that can depict what is what would be awesome, as freeing and cleaning up space their would be nice.

Also, a "better" defrag program would be quite helpful aswell. Been having problems with the Windows Defrag not rearranging everything it says it will, etc.

Thanks! Email me if you have any info.

- Zach Hooper
 

A:Cleaning and Securing my PC

Read here on How to tighten your computer's security settings: http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html

Security Help Tools: http://forums.techguy.org/security/110854-security-help-tools.html
 

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What do you suggest as free mobile antivirus?
I received strange SMS from never asked premium services: first from SLELX and second from MUSIC-BOX.
Months ago I received a "code number" for use in IMO - a service like whatsapp/telegram.
But it wasn't asking money, at least
Honestly, I don't know if it is a malware or if someone used my phone number to register there. They say to send an SMS to X number to stop the service, but actually I guess it's a double scam: if you send an sms, you are activated to their service; if you don't, you "only" are in a phishing list.
Funny fact: in the message is linked also a WAP site/service. In 2017!
Luckily, I don't use any credit card on phone.
Nougat 7.1.1 / unrooted phone (xperia compact).
Phone works normally. No slowdowns, no ads seen.

Any tip is welcome. I didn't remove anything yet to do this in the better way
 

A:Securing phone?

i get random phishing texts here and there too
i dont worry about it, they are probably just going thru all possible number combinations via server not physically typing in every text/phone #
ex, 204-280-0001, 204-280-0002,....etc...
as long as you dont reply OR click any links in the messages, you are safe
AND...i wouldn't even open them in my SMS app (in case theres some new exploits out there like stagefright etc ) that give you trouble even if you only open the sms and read it...just ignore and delete

I found a zemana mobile giveaway in the giveaways forum here, so i installed that
i think i read a later post by someone in one of the threads that it still worked recently...maybe search for that and try the code too

i'm looking for a good adblocker, if you use firefox mobile you can use ublock origin but it doesnt work for chrome on android sounds like. Not in the play store have to go to dev's site to download it.
Adguard keeps getting recommended by people on reddit
adaway or something like that if you will root your phone
xda forums are good place to look for good android apps (and find threads about them like if they are any good etc) that may not be on play store since google doesn't seem to like having adblockers in the play store...seen some reports that google takes down some adblock apps from play store...maybe if they work on chrome mobile....since i've seen adblockers for samsung browser in play store. But be careful and research ... Read more

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Hi,
We have a small, unsecured, office network. Five comps connected through a wired Linksys router. No problems for last five years. Recently, in order to access the internet with our laptops, we added a Netgear Wireless Access Point, connected to wired router. As this opens our network to anyone in our area, we would like to secure it with a password. Now that is the problem! I'm not sure how to do it!! Searches have not been much help, but I know you guys will be able to provide a simple answer. BTW. I have tried to access both the Linksys and Netgear, using the suggested IP's, but neither work. I don't which one would need the password. All PC's are using XP, laptops are running Vista. All help appreciated.
 

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My wireless internet works on and off and I think it may be because its not secure. Its a gateway wireless router and I can't login to it to make it secure. Please help
 

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Hey everyone hope that all of you guys had a good weekend. I was wondering does anyone know a good site or have a good tutorial on securing a server 2000, plus administrating the server? Like what steps do you take on a fresh installation of a server 2000? The server will be installed at home. I have router that I share my connection to it.
The server will be used for testing. I plane on installing SQL & Exchange. So any kind of help would be good.

Louie
 

A:Securing w2k server

Try this as a starting point, http://www.microsoft.com/windows200...ws2000/en/server/help/sag_termsrv_topnode.htm
 

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Help! I'm about to pull all the hair out of my head!

I have a Siemens 2624 DSL/Cable Router. I'm trying to encrypt my wireless network. I got into the router settings. The only encryption choice within is WEP 64 or 128 bit. There is no WPA or WPA2 or anything other than that. The other choices within for these particular settings are: automatic, open or shared.

My laptop has an Intel Pro 3945 wireless card that has other choices besides WEP. It works fine without the security settings. No problem at all. When I tried to set it up for security either I cannot connect. It is asking for a network security key which I got by running set up a wireless network on my big PC, which has the router attached. This code is a lot of numbers and letters. I've tried all kinds of settings. I know it must be something really simple I am not getting.

In addition, I'd like to update my router's firmware (maybe that would give me more security options).

I just want a secure network. I hope someone can help.

Thanks!
 

A:Securing my network

Yes, a router firmware upgrade may give you WPA-PSK capability.

Disable encryption on the router and connect your PC. Then re-enable encryption and reconnect.

If you have to use WEP be sure to use a HEX key, not an ascii passcode that can be translated differently by different devices.
 

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Hi all what i want to do is format & use Ntfs on my Ipod now this i know i can do & then i can use it as a standard removable Hd but once i have files and such on there how can i secure them so that only i can access them - something simple like creating a folder in there with a password that only i can use - Is this possible >?

Any help much appreciated

Damon
 

A:Securing Data

You can encrypt them with PGP
 

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I don't know much about this stuff, so i hope this makes sense. I have an ethernet cable running from my laptop top to a small box, which i am quite sure is not a router, it only takes my ethernet cable in one end and connects me to the antenna on the roof on the other. so only two inputs on it. my isp provides my connection through a LAN. My laptop does have wi-fi but i don't think i am using that currently since i'm connected to that antenna? Am i at risk from possible intrusion from some kind of drive-by hacker or some such (this could include neighbours i guess)? Is it possible? Because i don't like the idea of someone sitting across the road in a van watching what i'm doing and making notes etc. for whatever reason. Any replies much appreciated
 

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I'd like to allow individuals to view images but not copy and paste them or print them. Can you share images this way? If so, how do you go about it? FTP? My own website?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Miggie
 

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How should I go about getting the screw from HP on page 35.  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05219344 It was not included with the motherboard.  I put in my own m.2 ssd.  

A:M.2 securing screw

Hi: If I were you, I would go to my local PC repair shop, and ask them if they would sell you the size screw (Phillips M2.02.7) you need, according to the manual. No doubt most PC repair shops have a ton of spare notebook screws. HP only sells an entire screw kit (Chapter 3, page 22) for $45.60.

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I have an insecure network connection. Is there any easy way to make it secure? I've played around on my computer for awhile and can't seem to figure it out. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I need to send, via email, some tax related files to my accountant ( doc, xls, pdf etc)

I thought the easiest way to do this, with some level of secrity/deterrent , would be to zip them and apply some security/encryption.

I currently have no zip software other than native Win 7 (send to compressed folder). Is there any recommended software that can get the job done easily with making the process to complicated. I am open to any commercial software as well.

I downloaded 7-zip Ver 9.2 but could not see any security.

Is WinZip still a good choice? I downloaded Winziip V16 64-bit ( but not WinZip courier just yet). So far I hate it. It doesnt remeber where my files are ( always need to drill down) and I cannot figure out yet how to password protect the zip files. Ver 4, circa 1990, was so much easier

A:Securing a zip file

7-zip should do the job.

Using 7-Zip to Compress and Encrypt Your Files and Folders | Windows7hacker

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I want to secure my documents however the tab for making my files private is not able to be checked, what to do?
 

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Some clue as to what operating system would be essential, but for XP the process of enabling/disabling file sharing is here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
 

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Is there a way to place your bookmark folder under password protection on FF 2..6? UTFSE with no luck
 

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At church, we have a computer in the saunctuary running Win XP that we use for presentations during services. Up until now, we have all used the same login account, but now we need to create a guest account for about 6 weeks for some other users that are doing a special project during the week. They will be unmonitored and limited on their computer skills, so I have some issues that I need to address.

I created a "limited" account, gave it a password... so far so good! They cannot get in to our "main" account "My Documents" folder which is good.

Here's my question: is there a way to lock them out of certain programs, like Internet Explorer for sure.

Here's the scenario... they need to use PowerPoint and Photo Impact 7 only. We do not want them using the internet or messing around in the other programs, or worst yet, getting into some system file or erasing files.

Any help would be great,

Thanks, Jimmy
 

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OK, I'm just a blonde girl that spends time on the computer playing games and chatting. I dunno much about all the techie stuff but.......

I'm separated and getting divorced, some way my ex gets information that he shouldn't be able to get from my computer. He did have access to it before we were separated and after we reconciled a few times.

Is there anyway for me to find out if he is logging into my computer somehow? Or is that even possible?

A lot of times I have to reboot my computer and again while I'm not a techie person, I bought a top of the line computer about 1 year ago. When I reboot it tells me that other people are logged into my computer and shutting it down will cause them to lose information.

Ive been told over an over Christy just go in an delete all the stuff you don't know what it is and don't need. Problem is I dunno what any of it is and/or if I need it.

Please help me if you can........

Hugz

P.S. I have learned a lot just by reading all the stuff other people have asked and your answers. I have no clue how I got so lucky and wound up here. But...........go me!!!!
 

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So I have a linksys wireless router and it works fine. I never secured it though. I thought I should get around to doing it. What is the first step? Do I change the settings on the main computer first? Or the one that is routered wirelessly?

What type of security type should I use? There is shared, wpa personal, wpa2 personal, wpa enterprise, 802.1 etc... Also, what encryption type would you suggest? thanks.

Do I have to shut the router off while doing this?
 

A:Quick help securing my network.

No!

Router has to stay on and you should be using wired connection directly to the wireless router. Never, never configure the wireless over the wireless on the first time.

WEP-128 everyone uses because it was stable and easy to use.
WPA versions is more securied though. It's a matter of taste. I like the WEP-128. I also use it with MAC and IP address filtering for added protection. Each router will be different and might not have MAC and IP address filtering.

Standard Wired
10/100 (LAN)
10/100 (WAN)

GiG Wired or GiG Wireless
10/100/1000 (LAN)
10/100/1000 (WAN)

wireless
802.11g is mostly used now will give you on average 54mbps (roughly 20-30mbps)
802.11n is newer not standardized yet, but you can get 300mbps (roughly 240mbs)

802.11g = 2.4GHz some routers have it max out at 2.5GHz
802.11n = 2.4GHz and some new models have dual and offer 5.8GHz for N

Depending on what router you have you should use what your laptop or desktop can handle. If you got a 802.11g laptop use only G mode and don't use mix G/N mode. Wired desktop set it to 100 Full duplex, don't use Auto or 10/100 mode. If you have Gig Router then use 1000 Full duplex.

Take your time to step the router, Best to use the Wizard if the router has that feature.

Make a list of all network devices MAC address and add that info to the router as extra protection. You want to be the only one accessing your network. You don't want A or B getting into your wireless network.
 

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Got a new Omen laptop with an SSD and a HDD. Not sure if this is the place to ask this but don't where is.I am not a gamer but do have a lot of Word and Excel files and millions of pictures. I would like to put all my user files on the HDD, but the HDD comes completely blank and apparently not set up from the factory to save your files there. I would like to organize it like my old Win 7 pc basically, and have Public Documents, Public Pictures, and User1 Documents, User1 Pictures, User2 Documents etc. so the Public Doc's are available to everyone, and the Users Doc's are only available to the individual user, like Win 7 was when you password protected your account. Can anyone help or send me to the place to get my answers? I'm not a complete computer novice, but neither am I an expert, so I don't want too much technical stuff, just a simple answer if there is one.Thanks,Mark

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I am hoping that someone can help me decipher the links below. My home network has been compromised and hacked, laptop, and two smart phones. In fact I was able to see a fourth device accessing my network, through Norton's security center. They actually changed my password for Norton's and I couldn't control the settings. The next thing I know is my c drive is inaccessible, and I couldn't download anything and I couldn't delete anything, change settings, or change users. I have changed the password to my wireless network several times now and they keep getting back on. My wife's phone is such that even when AT&T did factory reset, apps and downloads that aren't supposed to be there just reloaded. My computer is being wiped clean, but how do I protect my two phones?(one is an android, and a windows phone.) My wife's Facebook was accessed by the following IP 166.147.88.48 Its a proxy so don't know if there is anything I can do. Also when I ran the IP address my phone is supposedly using it was different than the IP address in my phone settings and my network settings. In reading here I started looking at my browser window and looked through my history. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

m.facebook.com/login.php?next=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fdelete.php%3Ffbid%3D10151693243933765%26pid%3D109297228764%26stype%3D22%26sid%3D109297228764&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fdelete.php&_rdr

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Can somebody please help me secure my wireless connection. I have 1 pc wired in, a laptop and a 2nd pc which are using a wireless connection. I have noticed my connection is not as quick as it use to be and want to secure it incase someone else is using my wireless connection.

Thanks
 

A:Securing a wireless network

John:Wireless security is generally set up on the wireless router serving your local network.Assuming you are using a router,you will need to log onto the routers admin page(your user's manual should guide you through that process) You will then have to get into the wireless security section and set up encryption.Your choices will probably be WEP/WPA,etc.WPA is superior to WEP,if your attached pc's support it.An encryption code of #'s and alpha would be good.Just remember to write it down somewhere,because to use your pc's wirelessly,you will probably have to enter that code to access the internet through your router.

Good Luck
 

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My wireless connection is unsecured, which makes me nervous. The manual tells me that i could change the default password which are 4 characters in configuring it. So when i get to the area to enter new password, there are shown 3 entry boxes...the top one already shows 14 characters of which i know nothing about, and the two below are empty...one is to enter the new pw and the second to confirm it. So I do enter a new one and etc. and after applying the change, the old default entry appears...with no instructions, so i assumed it wants me to enter the new password, which i do, and then my network info along with all the nearby entrys in my neighborhood is shown as secured, but the word 'automatic' is shown above it but its not getting full strength. I high lite it and click on the connect button...it goes on and on but does nothing and am booted out of the internet. I have XP SP3 and the router is attached to my cable modem and its generic..no model number and etc..but i do have the cd for it, that instructed me how to do that.
 

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So I'll be bringing my XP notebook to college this year and accessing their wi-fi network. I'd like to know what I should be doing to ensure I'm safe from my malevolent and destructive classmates, who will surely steal all my information and print porn to my printer to waste ink if they get the chance.

The notebook's been set up to share files and printers with my family's desktop computer. I know I need to turn off sharing for all the file folders. And I need to get SP2. Is there anything else I need to do?
 

A:Securing my notebook for college

dividertabs said:

So I'll be bringing my XP notebook to college this year and accessing their wi-fi network. I'd like to know what I should be doing to ensure I'm safe from my malevolent and destructive classmates, who will surely steal all my information and print porn to my printer to waste ink if they get the chance.

The notebook's been set up to share files and printers with my family's desktop computer. I know I need to turn off sharing for all the file folders. And I need to get SP2. Is there anything else I need to do?Click to expand...
SP2
 

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Hi

I am setting up a small network of 5-8 computers within a shared office environment. My network/internet connection will be a self contained unit and I want to prevent anyone else from accessing the network, or the Internet connection, within the office.

Here's what I am thinking of doing. Getting an ADSL modem (a Dlink DSL-502T if it's relevant), and having that connect to a gateway machine, probably with a Linux installation like E-Smith. Then I will restrict access to the network, or from using the internet connection, by restricting access to the gateway by limiting access to specific MAC addresses. Then the gateway will connect to a switch.

Is this the best way to do this?

I don't have to use Linux, I could use any MS product like Small Business Server, it's just that I have used E-Smith before and it served as a gateway well then, but that was 5 years ago.

It would be great if I could get a modem/router that would act as a gateway only allowing access to specific computers, but I haven't been able to find one. Anyone aware of something that can do that?

Thanks in advance!
 

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kellyr24

ok, i m guilty, need help securing my wireless network. linksys router & modem, toshiba m45-s331, broadband isp. thanx in advance! nice thred btw
 

A:Need help securing my wireless network

I have moved your post to it`s own thread in our Storage and Networking forum.

Regards Howard
 

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