Anyone noticing a conundrum in this post.. lol.
Interesting! Confusing! and Free!
thinking.. Jedi vs Seth ~ Cloud vs BotNET, lol…
Panda Could Antivirus, an interesting, a bit confusing free antivirus solution, Would have been nice if i dint have to UNINSTALL EXISTING ANTIVIRUS TO INSTALL PANDA CLOUD!!! I hate it when AV’s do that!!! so try only if you have time and patience to… Uninstall – Reboot – Install – Possibly a reboot - Reinstall - Definitely a reboot – Done… or are you ? Any major OS updates resets the AV into reinstalling it, this may drive you crazy or you may just wanna try it on a VPC would be great if your VPC is slow. I would consider this an experimental build or a beta at best! and hence wouldn’t want this alone on my pc. but true to its word it does have a very low memory footprint 2MB!!! wow!!! and panda is a good AV, but Cloud obviously needs to be connected to work better and this is bad!!! Remember worms do block websites so that they cannot be cleaned!!! Not too bad it only asked to be connected sometimes in random, Panda: “aah... well i dont let you get infected in the first place and if u do i have a command line scanner too but no no other antivirus allowed !!!“ bad panda! lol…
First Impressions: the look is pretty dumb there is nothing, absolutely nothing to configure! You wouldn’t even know if it can scan archives, it doesn’t; if its workin and it does work!! Other than assuming the user to be dumb, well what else to assume with a dumb looking UI, no documentation to make sense how it works rather than what it is! Searching forums help here! Think its an ok solution but a lot of scope for improvement and a has a great potential to be, Need to Evolve More lol.. May be this is how we can get rid of all the junk (bots, worms, trojans, viruses; well they are toxic waste of the cyberspace). Think of the collective finds!!! Well atleast panda’s gonna have a huge collection of sure shot signatures as a rain/result from this cloud! Anyways Avira’s back (installed it after installation of panda lol…) and both are running pretty good, not much load at all! Avira and Panda keeping watch together, Panda holding an Umbrella lol…
Thought: Was it a Cloud or a botNET that SKYNET spreads into… let me know when t1000 arrives!!!
If you don’t already have these two set them up at once!
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We are the Borg! You will be Assimilated! Resistance is futile!
Is your PC
BORG BOT ? Just the Same!!! Just the Evil!!!
Btw, OpenDNS lets you know if you are botted:
BotNET’s are growing more and more they are considered a more lucrative business in underground communities, not that difficult to imagine why? There’s no direct link between the worm bot and the creator nor it would directly be causing menace no fear of a bounty on their heads no easy way to trace b’caz they are not profited directly, (not sure but i don’t think the bot will be silent if you are typing a 15,16 digit code (your cc number)) you are sold as a hive (millions of infected pc ~ a borg collective?) to do their bidding for just a few thousand dollars! implies each bot pc (well its no more your pc) is cheaper than a penny check out how spam works when Click Online acquires a botNET:
They even have a user interface to be controlled from (complete control over your the hive ~borg queen~) Spam, Keylog (send whatever you type), Bring down a website (DDOS) Attacks (thousands of bots hit a website making it inaccessible to anybody real), other yuck, yuck, etc…
Now if the question is what the Antivirus companies are doing well they are at work a few of the BEST can detect bots using heuristic methods but mostly antivirus depends on signatures of the viruses the way they detect them in simple terms antivirus (wbc) need signatures (antibodies) to kill them, cant get simpler than that lol.. now its practically impossible for the antivirus companies to recognise all the virus in the world especially when these bots can not only AutoUpdate bypass firewall and fool your antivirus but also use you (your pc) as a medium to spread more to your network your mailing list and so on!!! sounds scary isn’t it it is and the worst is most of them reside at ignorant Institutions and Organizations which should be the most secure! Follow these Guidelines for a safer computing!!!
PS: A Pulse Modulating Phazer kills the Borg!
Welcome to Defense against the Dark Arts.. lol!
Most of the security essentials are enabled by default in your operating system to prevent infections just download the rest or update/upgrade them to better..
Bottom line! (quite literally lol..)
Follow these to prevent infections i dont want any executables downloaded into my temp folder and run no matter who what, how they browse! do you ???
I came across K9 Web Protection from Blue Coat Systems in one of my researches and was very impressed by its simplicity, its has a strong online community that not only reports hacks and methods that bypass the filter but also helps update its filters and categories. you can easily configure to block the selected categories or simply monitor the system. I love the feature where you can set the search engines to result safe searches only!
Its Clean has a neat administration interface via browser (http://127.0.0.1:2372) and easy to configure filters, Best of its Free has both Windows and Mac versions !!!
I tested the system and its simplicity gave it away lol.., it not that difficult to bypass if you understand how it works ;) To be fair its wasn’t a flaw in the software that let me do this but the operating systems transparency. Anyways set it up with a limited account and should work great!
Great software for parents to keep their children safe!
The Question ! New PC How to Secure ? Here’s the Answer some must have security solutions that don't have any performance drag and memory use even when all of them are running at the same time oh and did i mention they are all free. Remember Security for PC is to give you good computing experience, being paranoid and installing many security solutions just causes system drag doesn't help!
Top Rated AntiVirus, over 30 million users, Free for Personal Use.
Fills in the gap where conventional AntiVirus fails! Ideal protection against 0-day attacks
Kool Antispyware from Microsoft Free (Preinstalled in Vista)
Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Previously known as Kerio Personal Firewall)
Just like Windows Firewall this too doesn't slow your connection or speed but gives more features and options.
Comodo Memory Firewall
Buffer Overflow Protection for all the programs running on your Memory.
Sandboxie (Run in a Sandbox) or BufferZone Free Protection (Run in a Virtualized Environment)
Run Isolated to System, Restrict Access to System Processes and Environment or Run in a virtual Environment good where Sandboxing fails if the application requires System Services or if you think the sandbox is slowing the operations.
Happy & Safe Computing..
Is this Good or Bad ??? much to debate and surprise, think this would be a good thing. Yep! good thing for everyone who own's a website that's pretty much everyone i know, lol.. "how can this be a good thing ?" use this tool to audit your websites and fix stuff before that information is used to bring the site down.
Released by CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc), one of the world's largest hacker group, Goolag Scanner is a web auditing tool. Goolag Scanner enables everyone to audit his or her own website via Google. The scanner technology is based on "Google hacking," a form of vulnerability research developed by Johnny I Hack Stuff. You will be surprised what all could be found about a website via google.
Google Hacking Database [ http://johnny.ihackstuff.com/ghdb.php ]
Goolag Scanner [ http://www.goolag.org/download.html ]
This database has long helped Admin's to better secure their websites. similar books from publishers resulted in best sellers, hoping this scanner would run on similar tracks helping even the end user with little knowledge to better manage their websites.
Review: First off an interesting installation voice supported, I scanned a few of my Websites and found no problems, Yappy!! (All those installations and customizations and tweaks did help lol..) The scanner scans for over a 1400 issues including starting from vulnerabilities, installations to error message listings, be warned if you select to run all the tests at once the extensive use of google can result google detecting your activity as that of a bot, not much of a problem you just need to prove Google that you are not a bot enter a few letters from a pic to unblock and continue but at the end of all this you rest assured that your website is safe from almost 1400+ hacks methods and vulnerabilities. or you know what to fix atleast. funny i expected this tool to have an update feature still in beta may be in future versions.