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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 07:57    Post subject:  

Cross OS java botnet is not the only one that'll catch a lot of people out

Skype for MAC is the latest, and the nasties 'could' transfer to any connected user, or online contact!

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10992

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 11:40    Post subject:  

Doesn't some Dev program need java? Maybe it was the Android dev program in Wine that needed java or was it some music program. I do remember somebody told me I needed java? Not sure though.-
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 14:20    Post subject:  

I only use it because I'm on ebay a lot Wink

However, I do find it helps rendering speeds with some sites - other than that....can't say I use it for anything else that I'm aware of...

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 23:03    Post subject:  

Just tried this as suggested by szzindian
http://ip-check.info/?lang=en

My tin foil hat is not gonna save me Crying or Very sad

this might be a solution? Smile
http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 04:04    Post subject:  

Lobster/others

If you're a FF user also try these https addons

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Quote:
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duck-duck-go-ssl-search-plugin/

Quote:
DuckDuckGo now operates a Tor exit enclave


http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/2010/08/duckduckgo-now-operates-a-tor-exit-enclave.html

Else try Sandfox

http://igurublog.wordpress.com/downloads/script-sandfox/

Quote:
Sandfox runs programs within sandboxes which limit the programs’ access to only the folders you specify. Programs and their child processes, like Firefox plugins, Flash, and Java, are only able to access files within the sandbox. Sandfox supports the use of custom profiles which determine what folders and files are included in each program’s sandbox, and includes default profiles for Firefox, Skype, and Google-Earth. Sandfox can create separate sandboxes for each program, or can run multiple programs in one sandbox. Programs are run in a chroot jail as a normal user, providing a substantial level of security. Sandfox is designed to be very easy to use. It handles the details for you while still giving you the ability to construct custom sandboxes easily.


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PostPosted: Fri 13 May 2011, 17:08    Post subject: Simple No-Download Test for Java  

1. Open a scientific calculator, such as Galculator, in decimal (base 10) numeric notation mode
2. Using numeral keys, ten-key pad or mouse, enter 12648430 in the calculator window
3. Change the calculator to hexadecimal (base 16) numeric notation mode
4. A coherent hexadecimal number in the display will indicate the good kind of Java Cool
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2011, 00:23    Post subject:  

HTTPS Everywhere
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2011, 08:27    Post subject:  

echo.... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 06:05    Post subject:  

Whilst Google are busy doing no evil, some wikid people
are searching for all kinds of things

http://www.smdepot.net/news/computer-tutorials/updated-using-googles-full-capabilities/

. . . not my sort of thing but some might be able to scare themselves silly about what is available . . . Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 17:35    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
HTTPS Everywhere
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere


But have you used it?
I want a review. Wink

What is that you say?

My wanting it and 5 dollars will get me a cup of coffee?
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 21:09    Post subject:  

Hi all

Just a quick message to say thanks to lobster and aitch for the great links to help with the checking of web security.
also thanks to playdayz for his great tor pet for lucid which is working great with spup100 (especially the baby version without the evil flashplayer, I am also running from a multisession dvd in ram so no saved records Wink )

Keep up the good work and dont remove the bacofoil headware (even though it wont save you from a thermal imaging camera)

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 21:37    Post subject:  

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But have you used it?

No Embarassed
Just offering info on how to be secure/paranoid. Smile
Not really cyber-going anywhere I need to keep secure or secret.

I am transparently a fake paranoid Embarassed
Maybe if I go to these sites I can scare myself silly?
http://www.pearltrees.com/#/N-q=linux%20security
http://condofire.com/2011/04/03/john-cleese-is-still-really-funny-alerts-to-threats-in-2011-europe/
m m m . . . not working Rolling Eyes

OK how about Google (and their spook comrades - See AI)
and BlockHead-Martin (defense contractor) having access to the first ten million dollar prototype Quantum computing device?
http://www.crazyengineers.com/lockheed-martin-buys-quantum-computer-from-d-wave-systems-for-10-million-429/

Even though these devices have remarkable code cracking capabilities
they will also have potential for benign use.
Trying to feel uneasy . . . nope Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jun 2011, 19:26    Post subject:  

Hi all

My internet router just disconected itself and reset itself some 20 minutes later (had to enter my username and password). Has someone decided to monitor my internet traffic? and if so is there any way to tell?

cheers

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jun 2011, 19:30    Post subject:  

Quote:
My internet router just disconected itself and reset itself some 20 minutes later (had to enter my username and password). Has someone decided to monitor my internet traffic? and if so is there any way to tell?

cheers

stripe


Nope..all is lost..all is lost..Eric

PS..it's from the movie "Men in Black"..all is lost

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jun 2011, 19:36    Post subject:  

Nice one Eric, it made me laugh
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