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farrier



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http://grc.com/securitynow.htm

Contains a series of podcasts concerning Windows and Internet security, between Steve Gibson and Leo LaPorte. I have learned quite a lot. A new episode comes out every week.

The latest episode, 22, discusses Steve Gibsons' research into the recently exposed WMF flaw. The bottom line... he believes this was a backdoor planted by MicroSoft to enable them to execute code/fixes, bypassing firewall, AV, and spyware precautions.

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Post 14 Jan 2006, 18:32
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Dex4u



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Anyone who has any knowledge of PC's, knows there has to be a back-doors etc.
How do you think they get the Script kiddies, in the backstreets of third World country's, but not other wanted people ?.
Also think, why do they let people with XP copy's, carry on using them.
Who was the big BOSS mane customer in the beginning ?
Why is there a differant identification number hidden in one of the chips, of every PC ?.
Post 14 Jan 2006, 21:43
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RedGhost



Joined: 18 May 2005
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eh, well microsoft constantly lies and lets me down, but for some reason i love and trust microsoft Smile

i even tried to switch to linux but i couldnt let go of it, sure i still use linux for certain things, but i cant imagine ever stopping being a windows user!

if Steve Gibsons' research and theory is infact true, i dont really condone what microsoft has in windows, but i can see why it may be needed
Post 15 Jan 2006, 05:03
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decard



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Dex4u wrote:
How do you think they get the Script kiddies, in the backstreets of third World country's, but not other wanted people ?.

?? could you explain this because I don't understand it at all.
Post 15 Jan 2006, 13:52
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Dex4u



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Here is a example http://news.com.com/2009-1001-240194.html
How can they track people like this down, but not spam senders etc.
Post 15 Jan 2006, 18:18
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Borsuc



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Post 15 Jan 2006, 20:17
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rob.rice



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Dex4u wrote:
Here is a example http://news.com.com/2009-1001-240194.html
How can they track people like this down, but not spam senders etc.


because the email header is to easy to spoof and can be made to contane any info one wants to put into it
and once email is sent the only info about where it came from is in the header
Post 17 Feb 2006, 17:46
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calpol2004



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Windows would be such a good operating system if they were more efficient and paid more attention to security .etc the GUI is awesome although the actual system is rather badly done. hopefully we'll be able to see if microsoft have learnt from there mistakes in the soon to be Windows Vista (i doubt it, but i can hope Very Happy).
Post 17 Feb 2006, 17:58
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rob.rice



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first and formost windows was made for people who don't want to learn much and
Windows was done for Money all thay need to do is ship womething that is just good enought
and thay for the most part are the only game in town so thay can afford to ship what ever
even if ti only half works unless your willing to edcuate yourself as to how to use a unix like system
your stuck with what ever M$ wants to put out and pay what ever thay want to charg

yes you can download and install a number of unix like O/Ss for free and do just about any thing you want with it there is still a price that has to be paid you have to learn how to use it
Post 20 Feb 2006, 01:55
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Borsuc



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rob.rice wrote:
do just about any thing you want with it there is still a price that has to be paid you have to learn how to use it

Wow, you mean people are born with the knowledge of how Windows works? it may be easier to learn, but easier usually means less functionality (and I mean really low-level functionality). notice i say usually
Post 22 Feb 2006, 17:39
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Hicel



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I don't know if you can say Windows has less security than Linux..
I also thought that always but when I came over this report I changed
my opinion. I can't say it is true that Linux has more holes at all but
It just looks like it is true..

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB2005.html
Post 25 Feb 2006, 11:16
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f0dder



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I'd say that NT has more security than linux, really... ACLs sure beat the traditional nix "user:group uog RWX" permissions. Sure, ACLs have been retrofitted to some linux and bsd distros, but they were implemented from the start in NT.

Too bad that XP ships with the default user accounts having administrative privileges, and that there's a lot of flawed components from the non-kernel programmers... then again, look to the unix world and see the number of exploits for BIND and other common default software... eek Smile

PS: Steve Gibson is a not-very-talented attention whore.
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