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    We are safe for a while

    Oil will be created from existing trees before that happens.
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    I have seen this arrangement go back and forth...

    I have seen this arrangement go back and forth since Rome formed its first legion. IT wants to have IT security because they are afraid (with some justification) that security pukes will interfere...
  3. Poll: I believe we are rather busy right now just...

    I believe we are rather busy right now just trying to understand/mitigate our own vulnerabilities. As I read the papers, the most recent East Coast blackout wasn't caused by hackers, but could have...
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    Technical Harrassment

    Ran across this today on

    http://www.porkpie.demon.co.uk/technica.htm

    Reminds me of several conversations I've had recently.


    Technical Harrassment
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    I have been using ZA, both the free version and...

    I have been using ZA, both the free version and ZA Pro, for a number of years on WIN 98SE, W2K, XP Home and XP Pro, probably on a total of 15-20 machines. I have never had one minute's trouble with...
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    There are many good points and issues raised...

    There are many good points and issues raised here. I think I might be able to structure things a little bit by listing the essential issues that must be addressed:

    1. How "secure" is my...
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    Other critters you might add to your security...

    Other critters you might add to your security force:

    An armed robot?

    http://www.nosc.mil/robots/land/robart/spie96.html (See Fig 7. Multi-barreled Gatling Gun!!)


    A force field?
    ...
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    Could be those extreme folks are trying to...

    Could be those extreme folks are trying to protect the rest of us from some of these costs. This points out the most expensive part of malicious hacking -- the cost to society as a whole in terms of...
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    First, let me say I am glad Micorsoft included an...

    First, let me say I am glad Micorsoft included an enhanced firewall in SP2. As can be seen from various posts on this board, even among those who know enough to value a security-related discussion...
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    Did you provide your real mailbox address as part...

    Did you provide your real mailbox address as part of the signup process when you got the spam mailbox? If so, how sure are you that their data base is 1) secure and 2) not sold or otherwise shared?
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    This whole thread reminds me of the introduction...

    This whole thread reminds me of the introduction of the IBM PC. I was convinced that there were better technical solutions, including Zenith and Mac, but you know what? Business opted for Big Blue...
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    Hate to belabor the obvious, but I guess you have...

    Hate to belabor the obvious, but I guess you have checked all the "minor" settings on the NIC, etc.? When I installed XP SP2 it reset my printer default mode from "black and white" to color. Drove...
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    If you are not running Terminal Services, you can...

    If you are not running Terminal Services, you can disable the TsInternetUser account.
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    Well, of course we are guessing too. But I'll...

    Well, of course we are guessing too. But I'll make a start.

    Does this occur after any specific action on your part, like running ......?
    Do your event logs show any events around that time that...
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    I hate to state the obvious, but this is Windows...

    I hate to state the obvious, but this is Windows ME. That vintage of Windows is notorious for needing to be rebooted often. When I was responsible for a stable of these beasts, I had machines that...
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    We're going to need more specific information to...

    We're going to need more specific information to provide any meaningful comments.
  17. It seems there are two basic thoughts running...

    It seems there are two basic thoughts running through this thread: 1) Should someone try to break everything that's published and 2) where to draw the line in addressing known bugs/vulnerabilities....
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    I have used both in stand-alone machines and on...

    I have used both in stand-alone machines and on small networked environments. For many things, especially home use in stand-alone mode with dial-up connection, I doubt that a person who wasn't used...
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    I am using the Google toolbar (although not the...

    I am using the Google toolbar (although not the advanced functions), mainly for the popup blocker. I notice it keeps a running total of popups blocked but I have not been able to locate any kind of...
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    Way back when, before the beard got gray and the...

    Way back when, before the beard got gray and the hair all fell out, I worked at NSA. We never tried for absolute data security because we knew that it couldn't be achieved in a system that actually...
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    A quick look at standard equipment for your...

    A quick look at standard equipment for your machine indicates 128M of RAM. If that's so, and assuming you've done all the routine clean up stuff, my experience with W2K is that it is very sensitive...
  22. The Symantec link did not work for me. Another...

    The Symantec link did not work for me. Another one is:

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ_REVOP.C
  23. Apparently I lead a charmed life. I did not...

    Apparently I lead a charmed life. I did not experience this.
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    Probably the simplest answer is that physical...

    Probably the simplest answer is that physical security should match and complement your computer software and hardware security effort. Now the hard part of this for most of us is that IDS, etc. is...
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    DShield (http://www.dshield.org) reports lots of...

    DShield (http://www.dshield.org) reports lots of hits on 15024 on 9/11/03, not too much since.
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