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Secure cross-platform instant messaging software

What is secure - as in confidentiality of message contents - instant messaging software with at least following features: No need to setup (and maintain) my own server Support for Windows, OS X and ...
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Portable encryption for USB flash drives

I believe this is a more specific question than Alternatives to TrueCrypt? with different answers. I have USB flash drives which I carry around and use on various computers at work and at home. I ...
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Android app to control what other apps are actually allowed to do

I have Android 4.4.4 Cyanogenmod 11. By its very nature, it is already rooted. Is there an integrated application that would allow me to set privileges per application? For example: If an application ...
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Windows tool to set voice as password

I am looking for a program to authenticate my Windows operating system based on my voice and the words I speak. Requirements: Text password should be replaced with voice password Recognise voice ...
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Software for SSL certificates management

For my company I have to find a way to simplify the SSL certificates management. Right now we have an excel file with all SSL certificates and their attributes. I would like to improve the process ...
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Tool to find hard-coded passwords in source code

One of requirements I have in my work is that passwords cannot be hardcoded in source code, database dumps, scripts, etc. However, scanning all this stuff manually and repeatedly gets tedious. Is ...
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Tool to find malware/adware by comparison with a “normal” Windows system

HijackThis is free and open-source tool for Microsoft Windows that tries to detect malware/adware by comparing a Windows system with a list of files that are normally found on a uninfected Windows ...
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What should I put on a Nexus 7 to make it safer for my children?

I wish to encourage my children (aged 12 & 10) to use their Nexus 7 tablet (Android KitKat) as widely as possible. However, I would prefer them not to misuse the privilege. I wish to block ...
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Firefox add-on / userscript to force by default an attempt at HTTPS on every domain?

I use HTTPS Everywhere in Firefox, but it only enforces HTTPS for a very limited set of very well-known sites (by default). I use a wide variety of much smaller sites which do have HTTPS versions, ...
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WordPress plugin to make it more CMS-like by securing content

I'm trying to mold WordPress into a CMS. The main problem I'm currently facing is that I want to secure entire pages: most of the website won't be publicly available. I'm looking for a plugin (and ...
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Demonstrate what could happen after a fake Microsoft call

In Germany, people are getting phone calls like this: Hi, my name is XYZ, I'm from Microsoft. We're receiving many errors and problem reports from your PC. I'm now here to help you fixing ...
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User friendly firewall for Windows 10 to filter/block outgoing traffic?

I'm looking for a simple, user friendly firewall for Windows 10 that enables the user to explicitly allow or block outgoing traffic per application. Or in some cases, only allow an application to ...
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Online password storage with roles and permissions?

I would like to provide a team of developers a way to share passwords to collectively used services. Software requirements: Since the team is distributed, the passwords should be accessible via web....
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Application based firewalls for Linux

Linux has IPtables firewalls like GUFW which can block ports and IPs. But what I need is an application based firewall like Zone Alarm and Comodo in Windows that blocks internet access to particular ...
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Alert if a remote computer tries to connect on a given port

I am looking for a Windows 7 program that can give an alert if a remote computer tries to connect on a given port, and gives the option to accept or refuse. I don't want any warning regarding other ...
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IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Radar

I'm frequently finding myself managing (and troubleshooting) an increasing number of networks that are (more or less) overrun with scores of 2.4GHz; 802.11; Wireless Access Points; and (for the most ...
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Software to maintain public PC (Internet cafe/game club/library) with Windows hosts?

My brother helps to maintain PCs for classes in children's public libraries in a pure/developed country. The PCs are mostly low memory/CPU capable running Windows XP or later. There are nearly 10 ...
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A tool for finding third party vulnerabilities

Does anyone know of a .dll scanner that searches for known vulnerabilities? At work, we have a project which uses Nuget packages, and other .dll dependencies. I know there are databases of known ...
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Free anti-theft software for Windows

I'm looking for some anti-theft software similar to LoJack, but free. I would like the software to meet these requirements, Gratis Compatiable with Windows 10 Provides GeoLocation on device Provides ...
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Malware scanner for websites code?

I have multiple Linux CentOS servers that are scanned with the Google Webmaster Tools and when it finds some malicious code on my servers (shared/dedicated), the ranking of those site drops. What I ...
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Bootable linux like distro to sanitize USB flash drives and hard drives

I have some usb pen drives that I'm not using because I'm unsure of their content. This drives traveled among some university friends and photo copy shops (you know.. shops with win xp, no security ...
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Looking for an x509 certificate generator

For development and local intranet purposes I am trying to find a decent and free x509 certificate generator. I know there is makecert.exe which is available with the .NET Fx SDK, but I have tried ...
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Run a program as a service?

I'm a regular on ServerFault and I've seen several references over the years to products that'll allow an interactive program designed to be run under an active, interactive windows profile to be ...
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Alternative for Windows firewall

My system runs on Windows 8. I am not satisfied with the performance of Windows firewall. So I need an alternative for it. It should be light, fast and free. Which is a good one ?
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Are there any tools to check for 'untrustworthy' certificates?

I just a got a shiny new Windows laptop and in light of events like Lenovo's Superfish catastrophe last year I am wondering if there are any tools that can verify the veracity of the certificates on ...
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How to emulate a ddos attack (a new IP for every new request) for testing purposes?

My website has been under extensive ddos attack for about a month now. I haven't paid much attention to it as it wasn't important but some other websites on the server started experiencing the same ...
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Virtualization/sandbox software for Windows specifically designed to safely install software that may be bundled with PUPs

I'm looking for an extremely lightweight VM or virtualization tool for Windows that can be used to safely open installers that may be bundled with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). (For an ...
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PixelBlock alternative for Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 57. I'm looking for software that blocks the 1x1 pixels that cause the HTTP{S} fetches that are used to track users. The product I used in the past is called PixelBlock. I searched ...
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Random, truly memorable password generator

I'm looking for a password generator that: Generates secure, truly memorable passwords such as: week826]Welcome Stick+heavy:359 Red6.32inch.Who Simple9983$front;Has niece57]Double%his88 ...
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Undetectable hypervisor for malware analysis

I am looking for a hypervisor that can be "hidden" from the guest OS such that they believe that they are running on real hardware, instead of being virtualized. Microsoft-VM's report the motherboard ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

I have a folder of sensitive pictures. Viewed in any of File Explorer's icon views, the contents of this folder are previewed to the user before the folder has been opened. I'm looking for Windows 7 ...
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Open-source file transfer over internet

I'm looking for an open-source program to transfer a large file over the internet, from my friends' computer to my own. Only needs to work between two computers. Should be encrypted. (With privacy, ...
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Online IM secure chat - one time chatter

I’m looking for an online based solution to have a secure chat. My objective is to send a secure message to someone (single message or a continuous discussion "chat"). My requirements: No history ...
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Language/Library to use for unsafe/untrusted code hosted by python

I'm looking for a python3 library (or project) that can allow me to run "unsafe" code (input from the internet, or similar) without compromising security. If such a library doesn't exist, a ...
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OS for key ceremony

Right now I'm assembling parts and plans for a key ceremony, i.e. a procedure to generate cryptographic keys in a high security environment. In particular I want to take a laptop with coreboot (...
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Real-time Registry Monitoring

Does anyone have a good tool for silent, real-time, system-wide registry monitoring? All of the tools I've seen have one of two problems: They poll for changes, instead of get events in real-time ...
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Offline passphrase generator for Linux

There are many password generators around, but since uniformly randomly generated passphrases are preferable in many instances, I'm specifically looking for a generator of random and secure ...
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Photo capture / screen shot with mouse click

I am looking for software that will take a photo via webcam and screen shot when someone clicks the mouse anywhere on the screen. The software should run on Windows-7 64bit. It will be used for a ...
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Free Windows Firewall Control Alternative

(Working on Windows 7 64 bit) Looking for a free alternative to Windows Firewall Control where I can block all outgoing connections AND the program alerts whenever there is an outgoing connection ...
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Simple, fast, secure KDE Linux distribution

I'm new to Linux, still learning how Linux in general works, but before that I need some smart opinion from a person who knows this stuff already, so my question is very simple, what is the most basic ...
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Asymmetric encryption software for Windows

I am looking for a desktop application that is easy to use and can run without Administrator privileges for Windows 10/8/7/Visa/XP etc. I should be able to encrypt files using a public key and then ...
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Alert if a process has uploaded more than X bytes over the last Y seconds

I am looking for a Windows program that can give a process has uploaded more than X bytes over the last Y seconds. E.g., if the running Oracle server has uploaded more than 1 GB over the last hour, ...
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Tools to help determine if a web site / web app is compromised?

This is about a (currently fictional) case where a very small group of one or more individuals is running a custom web site / web application. The site would be a typical server-side PHP/client side ...
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Two-factor authentication for Windows, trackable key linked to ActiveDirectory (alternative to AuthLite)

Does anyone know of a good alternative to AuthLite as a two-factor authentication for PCs and laptops? Requirements: Reliable, i.e. works 98% or more of the time Works with some sort of trackable ...
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Firefox extension to block IndexedDB access from specific sites

I am looking for a firefox extension that allows the user to block IndexedDB reads/writes from user-defined sites. IndexedDB is a form of locally stored data that websites can create on your computer....
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Visualisation Software red/green

I'm looking for a display to monitor a few machines I have set up to create a sort of capture the flagged network for a few of my friends to practice and have some fun on I'm hoping to get something ...
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Distributed updates over LAN for Windows

Does software exist that would make it easy to distribute software updates for a variety of programs over LAN? My job involves supporting numerous low-bandwidth offices with very expensive internet ...
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Software to password protect hard disk

I've just bought a 4T 2.5 inch Seagate external hard disk. Can anyone recommend which software is good to password protect the disk and encrypt data? I am looking for a free software. I use both ...
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Biometric keepass

I use KeePass to store my passwords, but it still concerns me a little bit that now all my passwords are guarded behind a single password. It would be nice if it could do 2-of-3 authentication (not ...
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard)

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...