Fedora Security :: Programs To Protect My Computer On Internet?

Apr 29, 2009

are there any programs that will protect my computer on the Internet. Just started using fed 10 from windows so i am not sure what i need to do. I am using an acer aspire 5630 laptop.

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Fedora Security :: Why Gvfsd-computer Accessing The Internet Without Requesting Such An Action?

Aug 9, 2009

Today I noticed my sdl modem flashing away when I had no internet access programs active as far as I was aware. I did a 'ps ax' to see what was running. I saw nothing that warranted internet access. I didn't recognize the gvfsd-computer process and tried finding documentation about it on my system. I began to feel uncomfortable when I couldn't find anything showing what it was. Finally, I killed the process and the internet access immediately stopped. Research on the net showed that gvfsd-computer is a file browser. I find this very disturbing. Why was a file browser accessing my disk drive (the light was flashing) and why was it accessing the internet without my requesting such an action?

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Fedora Security :: Trying To Password Protect Directory

Apr 1, 2010

I create music and usually gets sold world wide. I have some distributors that have been able to access a private server and get the new tunes I make to download via ftp. Well that server is getting full and I was trying to create another directory on my website itself.I created the directory. made the ".htaccess" file. Then I tried to make the htpasswd file but my server just keeps saying no command by that name.

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Fedora Security :: Password Protect File Folders?

Oct 12, 2009

I was wondering how to password protect certain file folders?

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Fedora Security :: Configure See To Protect The Contents Of A Folder?

Jul 28, 2011

im currently trying to configure SE Linux policy for a folder so that only my user with root privileges can access it and not just root but i don't know the commend to run on the folder to change its permissions

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Ubuntu Security :: Best Solution To Protect Server From Security Threats?

Jul 22, 2011

I've recently been running a game server from my desktop, as well as a web page to accompany it.I use the ports 80/8123(HTTP)/5900(VNC)/50500(GAME)/5839(ADMINISTRATION).What's the best solution to protect my server from security threats? On a side note, I plan on adding a MySQL server later, but I want to keep it local only.

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Fedora Security :: Anti-Virus Used To Protect Fedora From Spyware And Virus?

Aug 22, 2009

if there is any free software there used to protect Fedora from spyware and virus?

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Ubuntu Security :: Gnome Nanny - Choose The Times When The Computer Can Be Used And Limit The Internet ?

Jan 3, 2011

I installed Gnome Nanny. I can choose the times when the computer can be used and limit the internet. However, these times are not being enforced. Is there some other settings that are used to enforce these settings?

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Security :: HOW TO Protect From VPN Attacks

Jun 1, 2011

I would like to know how to protect networks against VPN attacks? How does big industries do it? What does the government tend to use? Are any tools open source that I may get?

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Ubuntu Security :: Does Firestarter Protect Out Of Box?

Sep 15, 2010

I was wondering if firestarter (software firewall) works out of the box or does it need some kind of configuration in order for it to provide protection? Is firestarter even needed with ubuntu?

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Security :: Protect Server From Url Injection?

May 20, 2010

I am facing problem on my Linux server, those runing php sites, most of the time hacker upload file in my website and take the control, and hack the sites, shoot the thousands of mail etc

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General :: Anti-virus - Windows Partition McAfee Protect The Entire Computer?

Jan 13, 2010

My Ubuntu 9.10 is intalled on a partition on my computer HDD. The other partition OS is Windows XP. My Windows uses McAfee as the antiviral program. Granted that linux is at a much less risk for viruses, some still apparently can slide through on incoming emails from Windows computers.

1) Will my Windows partition McAfee protect the entire computer?
2) If not, suggestions for an anti-viral program?

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Protect From Untrusted Files

Oct 8, 2010

I want to start using videos/music files downloaded from untrusted sources (BT,Sharing Forums, etc.). Haven't made this a habit b4 because of the security risks. I want to take steps to reduce the risk & protect my computer from anything malicious. What are some good choices for this? The biggest step I took so far is using Ubuntu since it's very virus resistant, but other threats do exist out there (rootkits, malicious scripts, etc.). When downloading files from untrusted sources, who knows what may be hidden inside.Some options I'm thinking about:

1) Using a VM (with Ubuntu installed inside) & playing the files inside the VM. If anything malicious happen, it would be trapped inside & I could easily revert to a clean snapshot.

2) Using AppArmor to restrict what the files or program used to play the files can/can't do. AA seems very complicated though.

Are the above overkill? Would it be sufficient enough to just open these files on a non-admin user account since no access to root or sudo?

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Security :: Centos 5.5 Server - How To Protect From Outside Attack

Dec 21, 2010

I have just configured Centos 5.5 LocalMailServer with fetchmail and sendmail , Proxy with Squid and FileServer with samba. Now my concern is security.. How can i protect my server with outside attack. Will I need to block some ports or I need special tools or script so no one from outside can attack my machine. My machine is working on intranet with local ip only.. No web server or static ip exists. Machine is connected with ADSL router to access internet.

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Security :: Some Precaution Should Take To Protect Notebook From Intruders?

Jun 3, 2010

I am planning a trip for a few days and I will be staying at an inn with Wifi access. All the guests are allowed to use it. A friend of mine has been there, he told me there are several other private spots around the house, i.e. lots of other people using Wifi. My friend told me the inn uses WEP, so who knows how many times their access point has been hacked and accessed without permission...

My concern is that I will be there for a few days with my notebook, I will have to work once in a while, connected to the Internet. Is there some precaution I should take to protect my notebook from intruders? Is it advisable to install a firewall in my notebook (iptables?) or am I just overreacting? Is it possible for one of the guests or neighbors to break into my notebook?

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Ubuntu Security :: Password Protect Evolution (or Other Executable)?

Jan 4, 2010

I want to password protect evolution. How would I do that? I want to allow anyone to access all my other software, but my business email needs to be privateMy current solution seems to be to setup another account. But all the user switching and other what not seems a little much for one program.

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Protect The Whole GRUB2 Boot Menu

Mar 7, 2011

I've already read and tested the various guides for pasword portecting the menu items. What I need is a little bit different. I need to protect the whole boot menu so normal users cannot select any entry at all and only let the default entry boot.

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Security :: How To Password Protect Folder So Can Open It On Windose

Oct 5, 2010

I would usually just root the permissions to 000 but I need to password protect a folder on a usb drive and then open it on windows.

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Security :: Protect Samba Server For Limiting Access To Certain Domains?

Nov 24, 2010

I was looking for a way to protect my samba server for limiting access to certain domains.Can I use the parameterhosts allow = example.comor something like that or is there another way to do the job for domains

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Fedora Networking :: Determine Which Programs Access Internet

Mar 16, 2009

I see from the netspeed applet that my computer is downloading stuff almost constantly. Not a whole lot, 8b - 700b per second while apparently doing nothing. Some of this is just responding to broadcasts from the router, but surely not all. I would like to be able to determine which programs are accessing the internet over that wireless card, with a view to cutting down on my bandwidth usage. Is there a program that can tell me which ones are doing what at a given time?

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Ubuntu Security :: AppArmor Protect Devices And Limit Their Access To The File System?

Nov 9, 2010

This might sound really stupid, so you'll all have to excuse my lacking knowledge. I read that USB attacks get more and more common, like putting in an USB stick with a malicious autorun script on it, and it's game over. Can AppArmor protect devices and limit their access to the file system?

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Fedora Security :: How To Tell If Computer Is Being Attacked

May 16, 2010

[URL] This web page says: "The team set up weak security on four Linux computers with Internet access, then recorded what happened as the individual machines were attacked. They discovered the vast majority of attacks came from relatively unsophisticated hackers using "dictionary scripts," a type of software that runs through lists of common usernames and passwords attempting to break into a computer."

How did they "record what happened as the individual machines were attacked"? How did they figure out that "the vast majority of attacks came from relatively unsophisticated hackers using 'dictionary scripts'"? What I am really getting at is that I've searched the net and found lots of advice on how to detect if your computer has been hacked but I haven't found ways to know if your computer is being attacked. Obviously, this group did that.

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Fedora Networking :: Connecting To The Internet On Any Computer In The LAN?

Mar 4, 2009

I recently set up a network of computers via Ethernet, all of which use Fedora 10. I would like to be able to get any computer on the network to hook up to the internet.(I think the solution is now figured out - see below, on page 2, "problem solved")

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Fedora :: Text Of Computer And Internet Is Very Small.

Mar 2, 2010

1. Text of the computer and Internet is very small. I merely see it. How may I increase it? I have Fedora 12 in my computer.

2. Evolutin don't work. It don't send letters and don't receive them.

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Fedora Installation :: Computer Won't Boot After Security Update

Jul 21, 2010

Just finished a security update, (Fedora 12) and it said I had to restart the computer to have it take effect. When I restarted, all I got was the "Compaq" logo....forever. No Grub2 (it's a three system set up), no bios, just the brand name of the box. Even worse, when I tried going at it with a live cd, the same thing; the bios never loads, so no live cd fix.

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Fedora Networking :: Computer Behind 2 Routers Can't Connect To Internet?

Mar 6, 2011

I have so many _wired_ devices that I can't get by with just 4 eth cable outlets anymore, so I thought I'd hook up an older router that I don't use as a way to get extra places to plug devices into.

Now it looks like:

then cable modem
then router1/wifi + (1 eth NAT storage)
then router2 + 4 eth0 computers:
(legacy FC5 box)
(legacy F11 box)
(updated F13 box)

All of the computers EXCEPT the FC5 box are fine (my def of "fine" is I can ssh to and from the other computers and to outside computers, and browse the web).

The FC5 box, however, can ssh to and from computers inside the network just fine, but can't get any kind of web browsing. Nor can it ping to the outside. I get a "Network is unreachable" error. I'm not using a proxy, not knowingly, and my firewall settings haven't changed...it certainly hasn't been blocking port 80 before.

what's the best way to go about adding more ethernet when you need about 7 cables. I'm not really excited to buy a router with 8 ports or anything like that, especially when this seems to _almost_ be working just fine.

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Ubuntu :: Computer Keeps Freezing Trying To Run More Then Few Programs

Jul 6, 2010

I'm new too ubuntu so I don't know much. What I do know is, my computer keeps freezing when I try running more then a few programs. I ran a df -h test.


what I should do next, or any thought on what the problem might be. BTW I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.

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Fedora Security :: SElinux Is Blocking My Internet Connection

Mar 15, 2009

SElinux is blocking my internet connection and every time when I connect t the internet (pppoe connection) I ge message.

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Fedora Security :: 2 Nics Internet Connection Sharing ?

Feb 2, 2010

I have several Proxy severs set up at our business. I always do the same basic config, except for my version of Fedora (I always grab the newest).

I put 2 nics in a machine Load Squid, Dansguardian and Firestarter. I use Firestarter to direct the surfing traffic from my LAN out a cable modem that I have for each store. This lessons the bandwidth on the T1.

Easy enough. My problem is Firestarter has always been a little flaky. But as of F11 the gui wont stay up for more than a few minutes at a time. It still functions, but you have to be quick if your going to use it because it will inevitable crash.

So I suppose it's time to start doing this the correct way and using IP Tables. Does anybody have a resource they can point me to that will help me understand how to do this? It looks like this might be as simple as setting it up with the GUI Firewall tool that comes with F12 but I'm still not exactly sure how.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Computer Sees Creative Zen Player But Programs Do Not

Jan 4, 2010

I'm trying to get my Creative Zen V Plus working. Ubuntu sees it when I plug it in, and suggests programs to open it with. Also, it shows up under "$lsusb", but when I tried using gnomad2 and kzenexplorer, they couldn't find any jukeboxes. Also, rhythmbox doesn't show any players.

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