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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #160 on: July 30, 2004, 06:37:22 PM »
The patch has to do with hackers remotely accessing your computer through compromised web sites.  
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2004, 08:10:22 PM »
Heh, all the Windows Update critical fixes say it prevents against hackers from accessing your computer.  ::)

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #162 on: July 30, 2004, 08:33:12 PM »
I happened to come across some more fun happy links today:

Internet Explorer. Quick, call security!

CERT recommends anything but IE

US-CERT: Beware of IE

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #163 on: July 31, 2004, 01:58:56 AM »
Well I am now trying out FireFox.
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #165 on: September 15, 2004, 04:28:05 PM »
"Windows XP Service Pack 2, which is still being distributed to many customers' computers, is not vulnerable to the flaw."  

Now that's something you don't hear everyday. ;-D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #166 on: September 15, 2004, 04:35:40 PM »
Let's just hope everyone knows to upgrade and can upgrade without any problems. :P

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« Reply #167 on: September 15, 2004, 07:43:29 PM »
Update without any problems -- now in the case of Windows that is iffy at best   :P   ::)
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2004, 08:07:18 PM »
If anyone wants to see a world free from microsoft, goto south korea.   ;)    8)

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« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2004, 08:12:34 PM »
If anyone wants to see a world free from microsoft, goto south korea.   ;)    8)

Is there truth in that statment?

If there is, a link with more info would be nice.

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #170 on: September 16, 2004, 01:26:30 AM »
As if problems were not bad enough . . .

http://eeye.com/html/research/upcoming/index.html

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #171 on: September 17, 2004, 06:50:01 AM »
I use zone alarm free version for the firewall. For spyware i use Ad-aware, spysweeper, spybot, xblock, and spyware blaster just to name a few. Im using AVG antivirus until i get Pc-ciliin 2004 soon  8).

im running XP pro which is alright  :-\

p.s. SP2 SUXs >:(

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #172 on: September 17, 2004, 06:54:40 AM »
i dont know if this has been mention previously in this thread, since i didnt read it all. Well, if your getting lots of spyware and popups, its probably because of Microsofts weak and vulnerable internet explorer. Give mozilla a try since its open source, its free.

http://www.mozilla.org

p.s. been using mozilla for 3 months and got my first popup 6 days ago  :o

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« Reply #173 on: September 17, 2004, 08:19:49 AM »
I've been lauding Opera and Mozilla over IE every chance I get. It's good to have some help. ;D

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« Reply #174 on: September 17, 2004, 03:52:10 PM »
I use FireFox as my primary browser now.  IE is a backup and used for updates.  I have seen that Microsoft's share of the browser market is slowly going down because of IE security issues.   :suffer:   8)
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #175 on: September 18, 2004, 01:42:09 AM »
Well i use Mozilla and IE only exists on my computer because a few programs need it to be installed for them to run :-\

Im also going to try Firefox :D

BTW does anyone know a really good firewall ???, because im sick of ZoneAlarm :P
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« Reply #176 on: September 18, 2004, 04:12:16 AM »
Ok well i have been using Firefox 1.0PR for about an hour now and i love it :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #177 on: September 18, 2004, 09:48:02 AM »
1.0 is out!? :o

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« Reply #178 on: September 18, 2004, 10:23:25 AM »
Yeah and IMO its better than the last version :P
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #179 on: September 18, 2004, 10:24:39 PM »
Well i use Mozilla and IE only exists on my computer because a few programs need it to be installed for them to run :-\

Im also going to try Firefox :D

BTW does anyone know a really good firewall ???, because im sick of ZoneAlarm :P



I love zonealarm 8). makes the net run alot faster.  :P.