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Securing Outlook with Password

Question: Securing Outlook with Password

Hi
Does anyone know how to make Outlook 98 / 2000 / 2002 prompt for a password when starting up?
Cheers

DomVee

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In order to stop my grandchildren access of My Documents while they are using the internet is there any way I can 'password' these files and folders

Answer:securing my documents with password

You can password protect writings in MSWord and MSExcel by doing the following :-Click File > Save As.In the Save As window click Tools > General Options.Fill in `Password to Open` and `Password to Modify`. QED.

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I want to secure a USB memory stick with a password.I have tried My computer > Protect > Filled in password details and hit ok.It comes up.. ?cannot protect folder?.What am I doing wrong.?.I would appreciate some help please.rondee.

Answer:Password securing a memory stick

It's normally recommended that you place encrypted files on the USB drive rather than have a password on the stick. However, there are programs you can buy which claim to do the job - here's an exampleclick here

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Does anybody know a cool program
that allows you to password protect a folder / folders in windows xp?
it must be simple and easy to use...

thanks
 

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Hi.
I still have a Hotmail account I want to secure better. Right now all I have to do is enter my email address and then approve the login with the authenticator on my phone.
Well jeez.. talking about making it easy to break into my account! If someone knows the code of my phone, all they need to do is look at my iPhone info and they can see my email address. Then, simply enter the email address and approve it and BAM they're in!
At least Gmail asks for a password AND the authenticator code when logging onto an 'unknown' device. Or does it work the same way for Hotmail/Live/Outlook?
I prefer to always log in with my password initially. If I didn't have a password on my PC, they'd very easily be able to log into my Hotmail account, since 'stealing' a phone login code is very, very easy. People will just stand behind you, watch you tap your login and BAM it's game over. Sure, they'd still need to get a hold of my phone, but man, I just hate it that Hotmail switched it around.
You should always have to enter your password first, and an extra code from your phone as an extra.
I'm asking this specifically, because my Gmail has a Hotmail account as backup email address.
Thanks.

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how to change password in outlook 2010

Answer:i wnat to change my outlook password to avoid password theft

To change your password in Outlook 2010: Outlook 2010 Click on File. Select Info. First, select the email account that you want to change the password for. Please click on Change on top tab. In the password field, delete the password already in there (Please DO NOT change the user name). Now, please type the same password that you login to your computers with. Please click on Next. Please click on Finish.And you?re done?!edited by moderator: Deleted Spam

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Hello,
I just changed my Yahoo email password, and signed in via IE and works fine.
Then I went into my Outlook 2007 Yahoo email account and changed the password.
However when I try to send/receive email from outlook on the Yahoo account it pops up requesting the password.
I have removed the account and set it up again but problem is the same.
Any ideas please?
Many thanks imk

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Hello,
I just changed my Yahoo email password, and signed in via IE and works fine.
Then I went into my Outlook 2007 Yahoo email account and changed the password.
However when I try to send/receive email from outlook on the Yahoo account it pops up requesting the password.
I have removed the account and set it up again but problem is the same.
Any ideas please?
Many thanks imk

Answer:2007 Outlook prompts for password after yahoo change password

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Alright, here are the facts:

1. When I start up my machine, the windows login screen tells me that I have (1) message in my Outlook 2007 - I have it set up through google.com, so my Outlook address is a gmail.com address. Yet when I open my Outlook, I don't see anything. Some messages come through, every time I restart, the screen tells me I have a message in there.

2. I had the Outlook 2007 set where when I open it up it asks for a password, and when I send something out, it asks for a password. All of a sudden, it doesn't do this anymore, no matter how many times I restart the computer, or close and open Outlook. I even attempted to use the repair feature in Outlook, but it worked to no avail. What is going on? My business depends on me being to secure my email accounts, and receive important emails - I can't afford to miss a really important one.

3. I also have this software called ComboFix that I've been hearing about which is supposed to be really good, but I didn't run it because I don't have anyone to guide me through any of the results, plus I heard it could possibly mess up my machine. I would like to run it if it will cure my machine and make my life easier.

**My machine is Windows XP.... Please can someone help me? It is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Outlook Is Not Asking for Password; Windows Login Display Ghost Email Message for Outlook

I do not use Outlook so I cannot help youI just want to say if you use Combofix, you are playing with fireYou might end up haveing more than a missing important message to worry aboutIt is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660 running Window 8.1 Pro.

I had been using Outlook 2013 for about a month with no problems, when I got a message saying my OUTLOOK.PST file was approaching maximum size of 2Gb. However, I could not open it to compact it or delete items to bring the size down. I just kept getting the "approaching maximum size" error.

Outlook was NOT asking for a password for my mail server, It's specifically asking for a PW to open OUTLOOK.PST.

So, I opened the OUTLOOK.PST file in Outlook 2007 successfully, did some housekeeping, and reduced the size to about 700Mb. However, when I tried to open the PST in Outlook 2013 again, I was prompted for a password to open the PST. I tried my MS Account PW, and several other PWs, but none worked. I never set a PW for the OUTLOOK.PST in the first place. I was never prompted for a PW before the "max size" error came up.

I am able to open the file in Outlook 2007 without being prompted for a PW but every time I try to open it in OL2013, I get the PW prompt.

I have also run the SCANPST.EXE utility on the OUTLOOK.PST file, but that has not changed the PW prompt.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ken

Answer:Outlook 2013 Asks for Password to open OUTLOOK.PST

According to this page you shouldn't have reached the limit of the .pst file size:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/982577/

Info:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/289987/

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I have lost my password. Can anybody tell me please that any free software for windows which can tell me my save password of MS Outlook 2003/2007. Quick response will be highly appreciated for me.

Answer:Outlook password forgotten after updating MS Outlook

Look here:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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Question: Securing a USB

I have a PC and also a MAC. I was wondering how can I add data to my usb and have it secure. Is there a way to make the usb open with only my password? I have tried truecrypt and it has never worked for me. Is there anything else or maybe I am doing something wrong in setting up truecrypt. Thank you
 

Answer:Securing a USB

First thing I would have suggested is Truecrypt but seeing as you have not been able to get it to work for you, I have heard a couple of times that Cryptainer LE is a good program to password protect your USB drive. I looked but did not see it as a MG download. It is a free program. Maybe one of the Majors could give some insight as to why it is not included in their vast collection of software.
 

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Question: securing a PBX

I would like to discuss securing PBX servers I'm mainly speaking from the network side of things. For example, do you guys simply forward sip back to your pbx or do you use some sort of proxy? I would assume that you all create firewall rules that only allow specific ip addresses to connect. Anyway I'm new to all of this so I'm trying to figure out the best way to protect a PBX server.
 

Answer:securing a PBX

It depends on specifically what you are needing to expose to both the internal LAN as well as the internet.
1) Will you be having remote extensions connecting over the public internet?
2) Are you utilizing VOIP trunks to the public PSTN?
3) Access to voicemail website from the public internet?
4) Any other services the PBX will be providing?
 

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Question: Securing Your PC

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 have recently purchased a new PC and it came with AVG Free edition installed and AVG anti spyware trial.I would just like some advice on the best security software to have.Particuarly the anti spyware side of things as I am concious it is only a trial I have.Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Help Securing New PC

I've been using SpywareTerminator click here for a while now since someone on here (GANDALF <|:-)> I think) recommended it. It occasionally picks up a false positive but these can be reported.

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Question: Securing Win 8.1

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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Question: Securing New PC

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
 
 

Answer: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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So I'm a bit confused on what to do here. What I want to do is change the default port for RDP on my machine so it's not the standard 3389. Here's what I THINK I need to do.

Router: D-Link 655
Setup Virtual Server to point to desktop's static IP, CHANGE the port to something I want, such as 62856.

Port forward 3389 on my main desktop's machine.

Done? Or do I have to change the port forwarding to 62856 as well?
 

Answer:Securing my Win 7 RDP

It's secure to begin with, as long as you didn't leave your Administrator password at something like...password. So no need to worry about it, no exploits against it.

But...several ways, can leave your host PC at 3389 and port forward some wonky port like 62856...if your router support port redirection.....so that the router will flip 62856 back to 3389.

Or you can change your host computers listen port to 62856 if your router doesn't support port redirection.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759

And on your remote desktop client, you'd type in "publicipaddress:62856" or "dnsname:62856"
 

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Question: Securing IE6 on NT

Shudder...yes I know what are we still doing running NT. We're about 6 months away from getting off it but we need to install IE 6.

Does anyone know of any good resources for registry hacks for NT to lock down IE? We're already using IEAK6 and that's good for some things. But to prevent downloads or toolbars (particularly google) from getting installed seems more problematic.

Tweaks we've found don't seem to work, probably more geared for 2000/XP. So any light you can shed on this would be great.

thanks
 

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Question: Securing vnc

I've setup a tightvncserver on a remote machine and I'm using an ssh tunnel via the command :


Code:

ssh -f -N -L 5901:localhost:5901 [email protected]

So MY connection to the remote machine is secure, but I don't like the fact that tightvncserver on the remote machine is hosting an open port on 5901 especially since their passwords are limited to 8 characters.

What's the best way for me to secure this? Should I just make the vnc port nonstandard instead of 5901?
 

Answer:Securing vnc

CoW]8(0);1037282960 said:



I've setup a tightvncserver on a remote machine and I'm using an ssh tunnel via the command :


Code:

ssh -f -N -L 5901:localhost:5901 [email protected]

So MY connection to the remote machine is secure, but I don't like the fact that tightvncserver on the remote machine is hosting an open port on 5901 especially since their passwords are limited to 8 characters.

What's the best way for me to secure this? Should I just make the vnc port nonstandard instead of 5901?Click to expand...

thats what i do, is this a external port to the world or internal ?

If it's external, can you maybe use a vpn connection to the router ? then vnc into the machine internally ?
 

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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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Question: Securing a CD

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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Hello guys,

Can any one help me to set the password for the MS outlook. I need it very urgently. I am sharing my windows NT password. I don't want the other person to see my mails, i want to put password to the MS outlook. Is there any way to put password?

Regards
Vadivelu Ravikumar
 

Answer:Password for Outlook

You can't set it individually. You should set up a different account for the other people to use. They will then not need to know your password and will not be able to see your mail (unless you give them Admin privileges
 

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Question: outlook password

hi,I have an outlook password in Outlook 2013, some time ago, I stumbled upon a problem, and I couldn't remember my password. I tried to reset it, but my provider didn't answer me. Is there any method to recover outlook password?

Answer:outlook password

Please check out this video. It might help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpe-TvNCsqQ

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Question: Outlook password

I have Windows XP and I want my email to remember my password, but it will not.  When prompted for the password, the remember password box is checked.  What else can I do?  Is there something I can change in the registry?

Answer:Outlook password

Reset internet explorer back to defaults modeTools/internet options/advanced

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Outlook 2K running on WinXP Pro SP2. It keeps asking for the password even though in the password window, it shows the password encrypted. Of course, I typed in the password and checked the option for Remember Password.The method found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816481/en-us did not work. Anyone know how to fix it?Outlook 2K is installed in Internet Mail Only Mode since we do not have Exchange Server.

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..despite checking the "remember password" box, re-created the accounts several times, Have Microsoft anti spyware, Norton Utilities, tried disabling them still no joy. (had to re-image my machine last week, lost all my stuff and am just about ready to give up and go buy a dozen pencils and a typewritter)
thanks in advance

Steve
 

Answer:Outlook keeps asking for a password

This is the fix for Outlook or OE not remembering passwords........
Caused by a damaged registry key.....
1) Click Start, click Run, and then type regedt32 in the Open box.

2) Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider

3) Right click the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider key, and then Select Permissions.

4) In the Permissions for Protected Storage System Provider dialog box, click the Advanced tab. Make sure that the has Full Control access. Select "Replace permission entries..."

5) Click OK.

6) Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each subkey that is listed under the Protected Storage System Provider registry key; otherwise, you may receive the following error message when you try to delete the Protected Storage System Provider key: Registry editor could not delete the key currently selected. The key or one of its subkeys does not give you delete access. Note: The sub keys under Protected Storage System Provide will look something like this: S-1-5-21-1085031214-1202660629-1708537768-1003

7) At this point, you can delete the Protected Storage System Provider key by clicking Delete on the Edit menu. If you prefer, you can first export a copy of this key, and then delete the key. To export the key, right click the Protected Storage System Provider key, and select Export.

8) When you click Delete, you receive the following message: Registry editor will delete the... Read more

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Question: outlook password

How can I eliminate the need of typing my password for network outlook, everytime I start it?I am using XP as O/S

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is there away i can find out the password as i forgot whether it is free software or whatever...plz help me.



thx

Answer:outlook.pst password

What version of outlook?

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Nobody uses my computer but me. I never use a password when I open Outlook. I just purchased another computer and everytime I have to PassWord It. Where is the option to not ask for it????????????

I wood bee berry grape fool.
Was As A
 

Answer:Get rid of my outlook password

Start->Run-> services.msc

Maximize the Services window
Scroll down (alphabetically) to Protected Storage
Double click on it
Change the Startup Type to: Automatic
Start the service
Close the Services window

Open Outlook and type in the password again
Close Outlook
Re-open Outlook.
It should now be ok

If not. There is also a setting in Outlook ->Tools that states remember password (somewhere!)
 

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Sorry if this is another repeat question, but I have created another e-mail account using Outlook 2003.

However everytime I log on the mail, to send and recieve, a password window pops up asking me to enter a password. Each time I click OK it tends to go into a loop and I am unable to send or recieve mail.

Can anyone help please??
 

Answer:Outlook keeps asking for password

You have the wrong username or server name(s) for this new account. If its with the same ISP check the account that works for the server names and use cut and paste, if its not the same ISP you will have to use your ISP's outgoing (SMTP) server name for the new account as well.
 

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Hi, and thanks for the help -- I hope!I haven't used Outlook for quite some time, but there are some personal letters in it that I would like to protect from prying eyes.Is there a way of password-protecting the entire program so it cannot be opened?

Answer:Password for Outlook X 6

Password protect the entire computer or you will be found out!!!!(And you might even get found out then!)

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Question: outlook password

how to block access to microsoft outlook 2003?  i don't want other users see my email.

Answer:outlook password

Change your password? Or make it where password is not automatically entered?

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I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with Windows XP Media Center. This laptop is the only wireless computer on a home network. The other two computers on the network are wired. The network is controlled by a D-Link DI- 524 wireless router. Neither the WEP or WAP security has been utilized as of yet. The two wired computers are both running Windows XP Home. Both of those computers are setup to use Microsoft Outlook 2002 as the default email program and no problems have been experienced with sending or receiving emails. The problem is with the Dell laptop. It also has Outlook 2002 as the default email but with one major problem. When I try to send or receive emails it keeps asking me for a network password. I have tried all of the fixes that I know of. I tried resetting the username and password but to no avail. I also tried the registry fix pertaining to the Storage System Provider key and still no fix. Why would it work on both of the wired PCs and not the laptop? They are both setup the same way. Any suggestions?

Answer:Outlook keeps asking for password

When that panel that asks for network password appears, doesn't it have a box for "Save this password in your password list"?  Have you tried saving the password by checking that box?If you enter the password, are then able to send and retrieve email?

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when i open outlook 2000, or synch my ipaq with it, it asks me for my password..even when i check on save password on save password list, it still asks me for it the next time outlook is accessed in anyway.

anyway i can stop being asked for my password everytime outlook opens up?
 

Answer:outlook keeps asking for password

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I have bell south, but since I am in Chicago
my out going mail server is giving me problems!
so i changed it to one that has..
outgoing mail server requires authentication,
w/ user name and a password.

So now the Outlook '03 Keeps ask for the password, which it already has in the window
I click the remember password tab, and it keep asking for the password!!!
over and over!!!

WHY???
does anyone know

thx
b
 

Answer:Why does outlook keep asking for my Password?

i just had the same problems...

are you using vista?

have you tried the account on another client...?
 

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Hello all,

I have a wierd issue. The problem is on a 2000 machine with outlook 2000. Every two days it asks for a password change. I change it then a few days later, it does it again! ARGH!!!

How do I stop this???
 

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Hi AllI have a laptop with ms outlook 07 on it and it work fine up untill 2 days ago and now it wont send or recieve email, it keeps asking for a username and password but the one I created doesnt work but it will work on a diffrent computer what can I do to fix this, I dont want to lose all my email and stuff and dont know how to back it all up.

Answer:Help outlook is asking for a password

You need to make sure you're entering the proper account userid and password. Are you getting any errors?

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outlook 2007 keeps asking for password on a new e mail account

Answer:outlook asking for password

What is your Email Provider? Type in your Email address and your Email password.

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Hello all,

I have a wierd issue. The problem is on a 2000 machine with outlook 2000. Every two days it asks for a password change. I change it then a few days later, it does it again! ARGH!!!

How do I stop this???

Answer:Outlook keeps asking for a password!

You already posted this here: Hello all,

All you did was copy and paste the same question. What did you try of what we suggested the first time?

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Question: Outlook Password

Computer locked, would not respond to mouse or keyboard
When I tried to reboot, somehow PW protection came up. Got tech to work on unit, take out PW protection.
Now Outlook wants PW which is not what I thought it was,
How do I open Outlook or change PW?
Danka schoen
Skysarge
 

Answer:Outlook Password

See if this can help.
Mail PassView.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mail_passview.html
 

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Hello,

I am having the same issue. I have tried the fix that you stated along with several other fixes and it still isn't fix. below are the fixes i have applied

- "Always prompt for login password" unchecked
- removed credentials from windows credential manager
- delete outlook profile made new outlook profile
- renames ost file

all seemed to work at first, but after a little bit, the outlook credential thing start popping up again. non-stop.

Answer:Outlook keeps asking for password

Hi,

What version of Office are you using and what sort of server are you connecting to?

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I am changing from Outlook Express to Outlook because I want to be able to use the diary.Having set up pop3 and smtp etc, Outlook loads ok but when I ask it to send/receive it persistently asks for my password twice even when I tick the "remember my passwod" box. I have wasted a lot of time trying to solve this problem but am getting nowhere fast.Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:outlook keeps asking for my password

I should have said Windows Mail, not Outlook Express as I am using Vista, though I suppose that does not affect the problem

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So I am using outlook for my personal mail (dont crucify me, I like the calendar and use too many accounts to easily keep track of mail otherwise), and while it will get mail fine, it often repeatedly asks for an account password. Checking the save PW box does nothing, it just comes up again. It seems to rotate through which account its asking for, always has the correct password in the box and ready, just waits for me to hit enter. WTF is wrong with it?
 

Answer:outlook keeps asking for password

had the same trouble a few times with outlook......switched to thunderbird and haven't had any problems.
 

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Question: Outlook password?

Hi all!

Can you tell me whether it is possible to add an outlook password before allowing anyone to access my emails? Currently, once signed in, whenever outlook is run, it automatically allows access to all my emails. I would prefer it if it asked for a password to gain entry. Does anybody know if this can this be done?
 

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Question: Outlook password

Recently acquired a decent used computer from my place of employment. Problem is a former employee used Outlook to check his personal email from work. He put a password on it, so now of course everytime that Outlook is opened it asks for the password. How can I completely remove any trace of this guy's email from the machine, so that Outlook just opens? Hopefully without having to re-install Outlook.
JustMe2
 

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Question: Outlook Password

I am using XP Pro and Office XP Pro, with Outlook as my email program. Lately, outllook has been asking me for my password. The password is there, and when I click ok, it checks for new mail. I read somewhere there is a key that can be cleared that kind of flushes the memory but I can't remember where I saw that. Any help?
 

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I use Microsoft Outlook (Office 365 2016) for email and for the past several months, it's been asking for the password for various of my email accounts.

After awhile it will accept the password, and everything will be fine until something breaks again and the process starts all over.

I'm not sure, but it may have something to do with my VPN. Until yesterday, I used VPN Unlimited, but it just wouldn't stay connected, and I thought that may be Outlook's problem.

So I changed to Windscribe VPN, but I'm getting the same old same old; now I'm getting emails about suspicious activity from a long way away from me (which makes me suspect a VPN).

I'm about to go crazy with this; every few days, Outlook refuses to accept my legitimate password on a particular account.

For some odd reason, my @ Live and @ Hotmail accounts don't seem to be affected; only my @ Outlook.com.

Anybody have any idea what's going on?

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Hey,Ive forgotten my password to my email account. I know i have it stored in Microsoft Outlook. When you load Microsoft Outlook it asks you for your email address and password. I have it so its already stored. Is there any way i can get my password off it?Hope to hear a response soon

Answer:Getting password off Outlook?

click here System Information for Windows (SIW) Look under "Secrets" in the left hand pane.

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is there a way or program that can protect outlook? so that other ppl can't read your email? password protect, to open/view the emails at your computer?
i heard from somewhere it's possible, to lock outlook so that it require password to open.
if anyone know could u give me a buzz thx.
 

Answer:how to put password on OUTLOOK?

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Question: Outlook Password

I want to create a program that can change a users Email Password, in the internet setting of there account (not the pst file) but the setting in outlook for the internet e-mail. I have users that have domain passwords, email passwords, and other apps that require password. I want to create a program that will change the password for that users in each app. We use outlook 98 and 2000.
thanx,
Brian
 

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Hello, I'm trying to open up a web business and i need some help securing my server against hackers. I've already done security scans and I know the flaws.
Is there any service out there that I can hire to secure my server?

I couldn't find any services (everyone seems to want to sell me security scans... i already have that, i want a company that can FIX IT) so I figured i'd ask here.
Thanks
 

Answer:Securing my webserver

Easy:

1) Get a hardware firewall in front of your webserver, and deny all traffic to your box except which is absolutely neccessary (TCP/80, TCP/443 if you are using SSL).

2) Keep up-to-date with vendor patches.


Congrats, you are now safe from 99% of the attacks on the internet.
 

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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

Answer:Securing a zip file

7-zip should do the job.

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

How to encrypt ZIP files securely using 7Zip

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Question: Securing ntp.conf

I'm trying to secure the ntp.conf file on a server.

currently the /etc/ntp.conf file looks like following (except with real ips/networks):


Code:

server x.x.x.x

driftfile /etc/ntp.drift

restrict default nomodify notrap nopeer
restrict x.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 nomodify notrap nopeer
restrict 127.0.0.1

tinker panic 0



the problem is the stupid implementation of the 'default' keyword. basically i want the x.0.0.0 network to be able to query the server to set their own time, but i want EVERYONE ELSE to be ignored.

the 'restrict default ignore' statement will ignore EVERYONE, regardless of whether there is a more specific rule or not AND regardless of the order it is in the file.

is what i want possible or do i have it restricted as much as i can?


**
server is running solaris 8 and ntp 4.2.0
 

Answer:Securing ntp.conf

We're all using the Win32 Time Service built into Active Directory.
 

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Hi all hope someone can help I have two computers on my network the main one has a linksys wifi router connected to it I tried to follow these instructions to secure my network with my laptop both running win XP the main or lets say server will get online but I can't get connected on the laptop I get a message limited of no conductivity any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
Phil

.Access the router?s web-based setup page. use 192.168.1.1
2.When the router?s web-based setup page appears, click the Wireless tab and select the Wireless Security tab.
3.Select WEP under Security Mode.
4.Select any number on the Default Transmit Key field to determine which key you?ll be using.
5.Select 64 bits on WEP Encryption.
6.Type a wireless network password of your choice such as ?MySecretKey,? then click Generate. NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 16 characters.
7.The result will be a string of random characters. Copy the resulting string since this will be the key to your wireless network.
save settings

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Answer:Help securing network

so you typed the wep key in the laptop when you were prompted for it and you get nothing? try rebooting the laptop and doing it again. your wireless access point SSID should appear in the wireless networks area as always, given you have it set to broadcast the SSID. click your access point and a window should pop up asking for your wep key. copy and paste it or type it in and you should get connected.
 

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I have the Belkin F5D7230-4 router with a pc hard wired into it and a laptop with wireless. Im not sure how to secure it properly. Right now I have to leave the router with security off cause the laptop cant find the router with it on. When its on the laptop can access it once but once the laptop goes off and back on it doesnt see the router in the list. Whats the best setting I should use and/or what are my other options for securing?


Thanks
 

Answer:Need help securing router

I'd make sure the firmware is up to date on the router, latest drivers and windows updates for the laptop..give WPA a shot. What wireless NIC are you using? Maybe it's an old B type?
 

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Hi,

In IE6 when you click Page Setup there is a box labelled "Printer...". This allows a user to browse for shared printers.

Does anyone know how to grey out that box so it's not accessable? We need to use shares so I can't just turn off the browsing feature.

thanks
 

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Question: M.2 securing screw

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.  

Answer: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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Question: Securing a network

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
 

Answer:Securing a network

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Ok, I'm going to give you all my secrets for locking down a wireless router.
I cannot make any guarantees. There are too many people making simple to use
tools that are designed to defeat security measures.

That said, let's try to make the best of what we have available.

1. Disable SSID broadcast. Once you've got all your computers and devices
up and running, which is easier to do with SSID enabled, disable SSID broadcast.

2. Choose a unique SSID. With broadcast disabled, your SSID becomes like an
additional pseudo password needed to gain entry.

3. Limit wireless access by MAC.

4. Use WPA2 and AES whenever possible. Upgrade clients if they don't support these,
as they will be a weak link in your network otherwise if they have to fall back to older
standards. This also means ideally, you want your router to operate strictly in WPA2/AES
mode, *not* mixed mode.

5. Set a short rekey time. Hacking tools need time to hack your connection. If you rekey
before the hacking is complete, the hacker may need to start all over again.

6. Change your passphrase (and SSID) periodically.

7. Lower your transmission power. (ie DD-WRT)

8. Set-up a decoy router, open or with obsolete security, that doesn't go anywhere.

9. Run some LAN cable.

While I cannot guarantee you will always be secured if you follow this advice, I can
say you will make your router a harder target than most, and the hacker may be inclined
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Answer:Securing your wireless

I would add that you not make the SSID identifiable. IE: "123JamesSt". Also, as secure as it may be, it's probably over the top to recommend periodically changing the SSID.
 

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Hello,
I've got a web server with a very basic design. Basically it hosts company data like audio files. Right now anyone that get a hold of the ip address can access all these audio files. I need to be able to secure it. I know one way of doing this is by allowing certain IP addresses access the server but i want to make it really secure.

Can anyone suggest for other ways i can secure the server? I'm thinking of adding a username/password but i don't think that can stop anyone wanting to access the files.
Thanks
 

Answer:Securing a web server

You can use iptables to only allow access from certain ip addresses. You can also have an .htaccess file make users enter a user/password for the audio directory.
 

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My trading group wants to setup a test pc at our clearing firm, most likely in a office or even closest that we'll end up renting out if everything works out. One of the concerns is that no one will be around to watch over the pc. We we be accessing the computer by remote, either vnc or RDC. I need to find out if there is a way to lock down the pc from on site access (blocking all access to keyboard/mouse and even the use of the monitor) while still allowing access by remote access? What are my options? Thanks
 

Answer:Securing a public pc?

Well, you could remove the keyboard, mouse and monitor entirely and disable the USB ports. If it has PS/2 ports, disable those as well. That way no one can plug something into it as an input device. If that's not enough you can put it into kiosk mode so that even if someone was able to get on, it would be locked down (you can use policies or something like MS Steady State). As long as you allow remote connections and have the ID you login with bypass the lock down, that should work.

An even better idea is to use better physical security. I would put it in a locked server rack, like what they would use in a datacenter, or something along those lines. Your absolute best best is to limit physical access to the system.
 

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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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Is there a guid or a list of things people do to secure their webservers, other than having them behind a good firewall and doing windows updates when they come out. ?

My servers being pounded on everyday, thought I would doubble check see if there are any recomendations etc etc.


Webserver is 2008R2 with IIS all updates are done etc etc.

Firewall is Sonicwall TZ210 updates every 15 min for protection.

Must have received a few dozen or so emails lastnight of people attempting to get in.


 

Answer:Securing WebServers.

Disable any features you do not require or plan to use.

IIS function
php function and addons ect...
 

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So i need to secure a restaurant that has been having trouble with credit card breaches. Any suggestions on some free solutions for network vulnerability scanning? Anything other than avira/ avast that i should run on all the computers? I know all of them are up to date on microsoft updates and all terminals run windows xp.

Any suggestions? I'm also looking at installing a firewall which i believe they have but only the one that is through the isp's modem/router. Any suggestions on that? Thanks.
 

Answer:Securing a restaurant?

What CC processor are they using? The company that provides that may have some insight. I know for a restaurant I have worked with, they supplied a CC processing server and kept it secure.
 

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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!
 

Answer: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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Any quick tips for securing an FTP server. I just got one up and running. Anonymous access is disabled. Is there anything else I really need to look out for?
 

Answer:Securing an FTP Server

First off, make sure that you're running the latest version. This will lessen the risk of known exploits being used against your server. Many FTP daemons have holes in them that allows an attacker to crash the system. The good news is that most of these are patched rapidly, and you can protect yourself with the latest version.

Another major technique you can use to protect the integrity of your system is by changing the user that the server either runs as or saves files as. Avoid running it as root/administrator if the software permits it.

Since every user has their own account, turn on access logging in full detail. This will allow you to spot suspicious activity, as well as investigate any comprimise of security that takes place under a logged in account. Since accounts are regulated by the administrator, this will dramatically decrease the risk of anonymous attacks, now that a valid account is required. Also, users will be discouraged from attempting to exploit a hole or exceed their authority, since the action will be logged.

If on *nix, make sure to chroot the user to their home directory. If not, look for a similar option. Disabling a user from leaving their home directory will prevent a hole in FS permissions elsewhere from being accessed and exploited.

Make sure you disable server-to-server transfers, unless you have a highly trusted base of users. Othewise, a user can clog your bandwidth by transferring large files to another server on a backbone, at rates f... Read more

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My girlfriend's cousin is in need of a secure network that will do the following:

- Allow her to connect from her home office to an office in another state, over the Internet.
- Allow her to transfer files securely (financial information).

Her end is broadband; the out-of-state office is dial-up, and I'm unsure if there is the capability for broadband. Satellite might be an option, but I don't know of providers (can anyone suggest any in the Corbin, Kentucky, area, of any broadband type?).

What I need to know is the best way to do this. I was thinking a VPN router, say one of the nice ones from Linksys/Cisco, but the dial-up bit puts a wrench into things.

Anyone have any thoughts?
 

Answer:Securing access with a VPN: How to?

We use a Pix 515E with the Cisco VPN client for remote access at work. Works fine over dialup albeit a touch slow. It looks like your GF needs to go from broadband to dialup though which would require someone on the far end to establish the VPN connection. Might want to look into setting up a modem on the far end and use RAS to connect to the network/remote computer to xfr files. That would alleviate far end interaction, but there would be long distance charges to deal with....
Spec
 

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I have a 160Gb hard drive with several partitions. Is it possible to deny other users access to an individual partition and, if so, how? Also, is it possible to prevent other users access to my favourites on IE.Thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:securing a HD partition

if you use Win2K or WinXP, you can encrypt any folders and partition. But, very careful with this method becuase you need to backup encryption key. If you lost the key, no way and noone can recover files.Another way is to use Steganos Safe click here

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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!!!!
 

Answer:Securing my computer

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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
 

Answer: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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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
 

Answer:Securing certain programs

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Question: securing machine

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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Question: Securing my comp.

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.
 

Answer:Securing my comp.

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Question: Securing a Surface

I'm a little concerned about the lack of a Kensington type lock on the Surface models, are there any decent solutions, short of plastering a huge lock on the back of it?
https://www.maclocks.com/microsoft-surface-tablet-lock.html
Thanks

Answer:Securing a Surface

Maybe you can find a case with a Kensington lock on it?
or using it in a secure room that only you (and maybe Tom Cruise if he goes all Mission Impossible) may enter?

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Question: Securing intranet

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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Question: Securing files

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

Answer:Securing files

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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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?
 

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

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Question: Securing Data

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
 

Answer:Securing Data

You can encrypt them with PGP
 

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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

Answer: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 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
 

Answer: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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Question: Securing Folder

I have created a program using HTML and PHP to access a mySQL database using Apache. This site is secure from unauthorised access from the internet or intranet, however the PC it is run from is not secure as it is used by many different people; some will use the software on the machine it is installed on. This means they are able to go into the htdocs file and can edit the PHP files. Does any one know how I can prevent access to the htdocs folder in the Apache directory but still allow access via the web browser?

Answer:Securing Folder

If your using Win XP Pro get the administrator to allow limted access to that folder for read only.

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Well I was downloading some local free content off of UTorrent "Hero's" and my ISP found these files and said that they needed to be deleted off of my HD or my account could be suspended or banned.

Does anyone know of a way to secure UTorrent and/or my files so that this doesn't happen?
 

Answer:Securing BitTorrent

Phoenix Labs' Peer Gaurdian 2 should help keep them out. You could also encrypt said files with something like TrueCrypt.

http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
 

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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.
 

Answer:securing my network

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Question: Securing My Data

Hey folks!

I'm usually a good googler, but I'm just not sure what to search for in this case. I'm wondering if anyone has any decent writeups on how to properly structure a PC in terms of keeping data safe.

For example, I want to store all my "my document" type folders on my second hard drive. I also want to ensure that everything is backed up properly on a schedule, and looking for the best way to do that.

I just got a new computer and before I start saving things left and right and getting it all messy I'm just looking for a good methodology to set it up correctly.

There must be someone out there who's super OCD about these things and has shared how they set it up
 

Answer:Securing My Data

Now, do you mean securing data, as in putting it in a password locked folder, or just making backups? Also, how many users are on this PC?

If you want to store your User folder items on a second drive there is an easy way to do that. I'll tell you how I do it. First, go to the second hard drive and create a folder and name it. Then inside that create the folders that you want to be on this drive, i.e., Documents, Music, Downloads, Videos etc. After that, go to your c:\Users\Username and find the corresponding folder. Right click, go to Properties, then the Location tab. Click move and navigate to the new location to the matching folder on the 2nd drive. It should prompt you to copy files over. Now those folders will be on the second drive but you will still be able to access them as normal through Libraries.

At this point, you can either just copy that user folder off of the 2nd hard drive to an external to make a backup, or use a program like Allway Sync n Go to keep it synced with an external hard drive. They make a version just for externals and it's free. You install that version to the drive you want to back up to then when you're ready to sync, power it on and run it right from that drive.
 

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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
 

Answer:Securing my computer

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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Question: Securing a Video

I've got a DVD with a copyrighted video (VOB format) that I am trying to get permission to put on our compan server so employees can all view (24/7 operation) at their convenience. The owner wants insurances that the video isn't copied or placed out on the internet. I know that it isn't possible to do it with absolute certainty but I'm looking for some ideas on what is feasible and inexpensive.

We use Windows XP. The video players are VLC or WMP. I'd be willing to convert the VOB to AVI or FLV if I thought it would help.

Would streaming it to the employees limit abilities to copy or save? I know Firefox has addons that will capture streaming video. I don't have the first clue how to stream a video and would need assistance with that as well.

Any ideas?
 

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Hey, I found this on another website and I figured I'd post it since I don't see it on here already.

The average user installs antivirus and firewall software and then call their computer secure... Reality is: your computer is still not secure. Most viruses, trojans, -wares, etc. can easily disable any protection. I would say that my computer is more secure than the average user. Up to now, I never had any viruses, -wares, etc. on my computer. It is also recommended to have the professional version of XP and the latest updates.

Here are my security tips (See end for additional notes):
- Reformat and reinstall to remove all viruses, -wares, etc.
- Get antivirus, firewall, privacy, and spam protection from reliable and reputable vendors (ex. mcafee, trendmicro, symantec, etc.)
- For wireless networks: Use the WPA or WPA2 security protocol on your wifi devices
- Create two accounts: Administrator and User
- Password protect all accounts
- Set group policy settings using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
- Use the windows classic logon style instead of the windows welcome
- Turn on DEP (Data Execution Prevention) for ALL programs

Additional Notes:
*The Administrator of the computer has full control of the system. Most computer users have one or two accounts that have administrator rights. This means that anything/body can change or disable security settings. It is recommended that you create and use an account THAT IS part of the USERS group at ALL times (Run lus... Read more

Answer:Securing your computer

That topic is also 5 years old and doesnt take into account anything that Vista or Win7 have to offer by default when it comes to security such as UAC and the fact that the accounts created are not full blown Admin accounts unlike XP where they were.

This doesnt take into account what email programs are being used or the fact that Spam Detectors over the last 5 years have gotten much better and more spam is stopped at the Server than ever before.

Reliable Vendors such as McAfee, Symantec? That alone shows ill words as McAfee didnt pass the last test of independent tests.

It says to use WPA or WPA2. There is no or involved. It is WPA2 all the way. No using WPA.

Yeah i could go on but i think you get the point. This article may have been good, in its day. But now it does nothing more than show you how far Windows has truly come to know that you dont need to take such steps to secure yourself.

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First of all I'm new to wireless and I've been researching and asking the "so-called pc experts" on my problem with trying to secure my WAP(Wireless Access Point),if it is even possible ? I have a Linksys (model NR041)4 port hard wired router from my cable modem,I have a SMC (model 2655W) wireless access point hooked into my router,the IBM Thinkpad Laptop I use has a D-Link Air Card(model DWL-650).My company supplied me with the WAP so I can use the laptop wireless,I have no software for the SMC WAP,it broadcast 800' from my house, Is there any way I can set up the router to make the WAP secure,anyone within a block of my house can access my network.I talked to a guy that said I'd have to buy a wireless router and scrap my current set-up or uplug the WAP when not in use(I'd rather not do that!),I have also sent a few e-mails to support at Linksys and SMC and still haven't heard a response,I can't find any info on this in the forums or the archives,so I'm hoping the experts here in the Tech-Forum.Net Community can help me out-any and all replies will deeply be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: question:

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I have just bought a flash drive(1 GB)from U3 Smart. It allows me to password protect the drive to prevent access no matter what computer I plug it into. The security is achieved by partitioning a part of the drive which (presumably) holds the relevant security information. Is it possible for me to protect an external USB drive (250GB) with the same options - i.e. that it can be transferred to any machine and be readable only with the password? If the answer is yes, Where can I get the software to achieve this, please?

Answer:Securing USB drives

This claims to do exactly what you want click hereIf you google for ... password protect external drive ... you will find other software, and may find a free version.

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