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Is whois command safe for privacy?

I remember in the past that companies such as Network Solutions will steal your searched domain name when you perform a domain search at their website. I want to know, is the built-in command whois ...
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Prevent wpa_supplicant from joining hidden networks

Is there any way to prevent wpa_supplicant from trying to join hidden networks? If SSID Foo is out of range, wpa_supplicant seems to broadcast "Is Foo available?"-queries. This is not particularly ...
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Monitor outgoing web requests as they’re happening

I want to see a list of all outgoing HTTP requests from my desktop. I think it should be possible to monitor HTTPS hostnames as well for local clients using Server Name Indication (SNI). OS X has a ...
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What information is sent from client to the server when a SSH connection is established?

So let's say I'm on machine A and connect to machine B, and then from there I connect to machine C (with three different usernames). So the SSH connections are: A (john) --> B (eli) --> C(bill) ...
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gdm greeter configuration: Exclude all *except* for one specific user

I have Googled this one and tried so many combinations, with no success. I need the GDM login greeter to display one and only one username. In effect, what I need is something like this in ...
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Auto-delete LUKS Key-slots

After installing Kali with the Nuke feature I'm wondering if there's an easy way to limit failed login attempts by simply erasing the LUKS keys-lots. EDIT: I'm asking with the idea in mind to store ...
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Mount home partition on user login

I got a VPS with a user dedicated to store my files. As i am aware of the current situation with the NSA and many other governments, and my VPS is hosted on a doubtful country i would like to ensure ...
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Is it possible to have a seperate firefox profile for root?

There's a shared office PC that employees can use to surf / look up information on, etc. There are times when it would be convenient for me to use the same PC to check my email / log into secure ...
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Keep track of all files accessed by a specific process?

There has recently been a (publicly unconfirmed) report that Skype is accessing files that it shouldn't be, without user intervention. I have no idea if this is the case with Skype on linux, but it ...
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Prevent `finger` from giving out mail info

To quote from finger's man page Mail status is shown as No Mail.'' if there is no mail at all, Mail last read DDD MMM ## HH:MM YYYY (TZ)'' if the person has looked at their mailbox ...
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Random mac address at startup [closed]

I would like to get a random mac address everytime I turn on my linux machine (debian). Is this possible? If so, how?
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locating somebody on IRC servers over the Internet

Is there a way to locate somebody by his nick or IP address on the internet's IRC servers? I guess the protocol doesn't seem to support it! Still... can it be done? like crawling the web for IRC ...
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Prevent access to files on linux file server

I have a linux system running Debian Wheezy stable on it and am using it as a file repository (not a true file server because I am using BitTorrent sync to move files as I move around the world). Some ...
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Editing Truecrypt Hidden Volume's Outer Volume?

I just created a tor hidden (plausible deniability) volume. I used a 32GB USB flash drive, for the outer volume, and made the inner volume 20GB. Does this mean that I can safely add another ~12GB of ...
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Are remote LUKS volumes mounted locally with sshfs made visible to remote users?

I created an encrypted volume with LUKS and uploaded it to a remote directory on an untrusted host. I can mount it locally though. I first mount the remote directory locally with sshfs and then open ...
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Are commands executed through SSH transparent to a remote host's administrator?

Can administrators know what commands I execute non-interactively through SSH? For example: does echo hello get logged somewhere at remote if I run this? $ ssh me@remote "echo hello" Can remote ...
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What are the key differences between “SSH tunnels” and “Squid reverse IPs” in regards to web page scraping and private browsing?

What are the key differences between "SSH tunnels" and "Squid reverse IPs" in regards to web page scraping and private browsing? Interested to know if there are any differences between using "SSH ...
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Restrict applications to access certain hardware (webcam, microphone…)

If I tell applications like VLC or Audacity to record from my webcam or microphone, they just wake the hardware if sleeping and do their work without my interference. Although this is a good thing, ...
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Do tar archives include user/group name by default?

In tar's man page I stumbled upon two options: --numeric-owner: always use numbers for user/group names --owner=NAME: force NAME as owner for added files This made me wonder: When I tar ...
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SSH using keys in external storage - permissions?

I have a set of SSH keys to login to accounts and servers. However, ever since I moved my main work profile to a USB drive (for sync and ease of use among other reasons) I have been unable to directly ...
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How to remove the “Received: from” from an e-mails source?

I'm using: thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64 on Scientific Linux 6.1 and if I send an e-mail (with Gmail) from my Thunderbird then I can see that the e-mail I sent contains a very-very bad thing: ...
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Outgoing firewall application similar to Little Snitch for Mac

Is there a Linux application similar to Little Snitch? Little Snitch is an outgoing firewall that temporarily blocks outgoing network requests until the user decides whether to allow the connection or ...
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How to clear the last -10 info?

How to clear the last -10 information only for a Linux system? I tried to execute the command > /var/log/wtmp to clear the last info, but it clears the whole login info , but I need to clear only ...
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How to make a folder request root password to view execute?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I want to use my laptop to play music in a party. MY screensaver does not need a password to deactivate. I would like to allow people to use my computer to play the ...
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LoJack protection and recovery for Unix/GNU/Linux running systems?

The LoJack theft protection and recovery system looks very impressive, especially that they will find and return your computer for you, but the software is for Windows and OS X only. Is there an ...
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How do I hide/anonymise/defend a computer when on hostile networks?

I connect to a lot of open networks when I'm pootling around. I'm fairly careful to VPN home for anything important but that's not really my boggle. The laptop runs several services (nfs, dev http ...
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Does truecrypt leave behind temporary files

I've I have some scans of sensitive documents in image format such as jpg png etc. When I open up the folder containing them which is in a truecrypt file, will nautilus create a temporary version of ...
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What are the cons of posting dmidecode output publicly?

I remember somewhere mentioned that posting dmidecode output publicly is risky (security/privacy).