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    Lightbulb Staying in touch with security news

    Hello Everyone…

    I thought I’d post a tip on staying in touch with security issues…

    I know like myself…almost everyone here is busy and it can be hard to keep up to date on the newest exploits and virii. So I’m going to share a tip that I use everyday to keep informed about security news.

    I created a HTML page that uses frames, the page is divided into sections and each section loads headlines from several sites. For example, my page is divided into three columns; the first column loads the latest news, tools and advisories from Security Focus, and the latest files from Packet Storm. The middle column loads the latest vulnerability information from Security Tracker, and the latest website defacement information from Alldus. The last column loads the latest virus information from Trend Micro.

    The page allows me to view most of latest security information at a glance, and prevents me from having to go to each site and find the information.

    Another thing I do to keep up on Security Information is subscribe to mailing lists… Three of the more notable are BugTraq, Vuln-Dev, and Alldas. Between the three I can keep track of newly discovered vulnerabilities and watch for defacement trends. I usually make it a habit to save the emails for later inspection…I even created a little program that lists all the saved emails with links to the text files.

    Just a little tip I thought someone might find useful
    Simon Templer

    \"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. \"
    -The Buddha
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    what a great idea. if i had the time i'd do it.

    seriously, i've cut and pasted your post into my todo list.

    thanks
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
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    Here ya go

    Thanks I'm glad you find it useful...

    To save you the time of doing it yourself...here's the setup I use

    ------Start index.html ------

    <html>
    <frameset cols="225,*,175">
    <frameset rows="60%,40%">
    <frame src="http://www.securityfocus.com/topnews?nentries=20&width=100&content=all" name="sfocus">

    <frame src="http://packetstorm.decepticons.org/backend/sidebar20.html" name="pstorm">

    </frameset>

    <frameset rows="50%,50%">
    <frame src="security.html" name="swatcher">
    <frame src="http://defaced.alldas.de/backend/last15def.html" name="alldus">
    </frameset>

    <frame src="trend.html" name="tmicro">
    </frameset>
    </html>

    --------End index.html -----------

    Then I have a file that has the security watcher page

    --------Start security.html ----------

    <HTML>
    <BODY>
    <CENTER>
    <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=3>
    <TR VALIGN=TOP>
    <TD>
    <FONT FACE="Arial,Helvetica">
    <script LANGUAGE="JavaScript" SRC="http://news.securitytracker.com/server/affiliate?756CA6E7326E8003"></script>
    </FONT></TD>
    </TR>
    </TABLE>
    </CENTER>
    </BODY>
    </HTML>

    -------End security.html ---------

    And last the Trend Micro page trend.html

    --------Start trend.html----------
    <HTML>
    <BODY>
    <CENTER>

    <script language="JavaScript">
    <!--
    // *********************************
    // WEBMASTERS: YOU MAY CHANGE THE FOLLOWING VALUES TO CUSTOMIZE
    // THE APPEARANCE OF TREND MICRO VIRUS INFO FEED ON YOUR SITE
    var showAlert='automatic' // 'automatic' OR 'never'
    var topCount=5 // NUMBER (0 to 10)
    var advisoryCount=5 // NUMBER (0 to 20)
    var showRisk=false
    var showUpdated=false
    var showPattern=false
    var showPatternLink=false
    var showEngineLink=false
    var showFreeScanLink=true
    var showFreeAlertsLink=true
    var showHoaxesLink=true
    var showMapLink=false
    var showSearch=false
    var bgColor='white' // COLOR NAME OR HEX VALUE (i.e., '#ffffff')
    var textColor='black'
    var linkColor='blue'
    var fontSize=1
    var fontName='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif'
    var linkTarget='_blank'
    // YOU MAY TRANSLATE THE FOLLOWING LABELS TO YOUR OWN LANGUAGE
    var saStr='SECURITYALERT'
    var mrStr='MEDIUM RISK'
    var hrStr='HIGH RISK'
    var tvStr='Top Viruses'
    var vaStr='Virus Advisories'
    var rlStr='Related Links'
    var fvStr='FREE virus scan'
    var faStr='FREE email alerts'
    var hoStr='Hoaxes'
    var rtStr='Real-time virus map'
    var vsStr='VirusSearch'
    var goStr='go'
    // *********************************


    var ct='http://www.antivirus.com/syndication/vinfo/click.asp?go='
    var veURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com'
    veURL+='/pc-cillin/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName='
    var moreURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/vinfo/default.asp?advis=more'
    var ptnURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/download/pattern.asp'
    var engURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/download/pattern.asp'
    var hcURL=ct+'http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/'
    var subURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/vinfo/subscription.asp'
    var hxURL=ct+'http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp'
    var wtcURL=ct+'http://wtc.trendmicro.com/wtc/pcc_wmap.html'
    r1=showHoaxesLink;r2=showFreeScanLink;r3=showFreeAlertsLink
    r4=showMapLink;r5=showPatternLink;r6=showEngineLink
    lt=' target="'+linkTarget+'"'
    var lti=' title="go to www.antivirus.com"'
    var ft='<font face="'+fontName+'" size="'+fontSize+'" '
    ft+='color="'+textColor+'">'
    var lft='<font face="'+fontName+'" size="'+fontSize+'" '
    lft+='color="'+linkColor+'">'

    function mainTable() {
    // INITIALIZE
    p+='<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="'+(fontSize-1)+'">'

    // start ALERTS
    if (showAlert == 'automatic' && alertLevel == 'medium') {
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'" bgcolor="#FFFF00">'
    p+='<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="100%">'
    p+='<tr><td align="center">'
    p+='<font face="'+fontName+'" size="'+(fontSize-1)+'" color="#000000">'
    p+='**'+saStr+'**
    '
    p+='<font size="'+(fontSize+1)+'">'
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+VName+'"'+lti+lt+'>'
    p+='<font color="blue"><u>'+VName+'</u></font></a></font>
    '
    p+='<font size="'+fontSize+'">'+virusDescription+'</font>
    '
    p+='**'+mrStr+'**
    </font></td></tr></table></td>'
    p+='</tr><tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+'</font></td></tr>'
    }
    if (showAlert == 'automatic' && alertLevel == 'high') {
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'" bgcolor="#CC0000">'
    p+='<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="100%"><tr>'
    p+='<td align="center">'
    p+='<font face="'+fontName+'" size="'+(fontSize-1)+'" color="#FFFFFF">'
    p+='**'+saStr+'**
    '
    p+='<font size="'+(fontSize+1)+'">'
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+VName+'"'+lti+lt+'>'
    p+='<font color="white"><u>'+VName+'</u></font></a></font>
    '
    p+='<font size="'+fontSize+'">'+virusDescription+'</font>
    '
    p+='**'+hrStr+'**
    </font></td></tr></table></td>'
    p+='</tr><tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+'</font></td></tr>'
    }
    // end ALERTS

    // start TOP 10
    if (topCount > 0 && topCountOK) {
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+''+tvStr+'</font></td></tr>'
    if (showUpdated || showPattern) {
    wide=true
    }else{
    wide=false
    }
    if (topCount == 10 && advisoryCount > 0 && showRisk && wide) {
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'
    p+='<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">'
    for (var i=0; i < 5; i++) {
    p+='<tr><td align="right">'+ft+(i+1)+'.</td><td nowrap>'+ft
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+top10[i]+'"'+lti+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+top10[i]+'</font></a></font></td>'
    p+='<td align="right">'+ft+''+(i+6)+'.</td>'
    p+='<td nowrap>'+ft
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+top10[i+5]+'"'+lti+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+top10[i+5]+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    p+='</table></td></tr>'
    } else {
    if (topCount>0 && topCount<11) {
    for (var i=0;i<topCount;i++) {
    p+='<tr><td align="right">'+ft+(i+1)+'.</td>'
    p+='<td colspan="'+(rowCount-1)+'" nowrap>'+ft
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+top10[i]+'"'+lti+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+top10[i]+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    }
    }
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+'</td></tr>'
    }
    // end TOP 10

    // start ADVISORIES
    if (advisoryCount > 0) {
    p+='<tr><td colspan="2">'+ft+''+vaStr+'</font></td>'
    if (advisoryCountOK) {
    if (showRisk) {
    p+='<td align="center" nowrap>'
    p+='<font size="1" face="'+fontName+'" color="'+textColor+'">'
    p+='-risk-</font></td>'
    }
    if (showUpdated) {
    p+='<td nowrap align="center">'
    p+='<font size="1" face="'+fontName+'" color="'+textColor+'">'
    p+='-updated on-</font></td>'
    }
    if (showPattern) {
    p+='<td nowrap align="center">'
    p+='<font size="1" face="'+fontName+'" color="'+textColor+'">'
    p+='-pattern-</font></td>'
    }
    p+='</tr>'
    if (advisories.length < advisoryCount) {
    tempCount=advisories.length
    } else {
    tempCount=advisoryCount
    }
    for (var i=0; i < tempCount; i++) {
    if (advisories[i].risk == "low") {
    riskBgColor=''; riskColor=textColor; riskStr='low';
    riskBullet='<font face="Arial">•</font>'
    }
    if (advisories[i].risk == "medium") {
    riskBgColor=' bgcolor="#FFFF00"'; riskColor='#000000';
    riskStr='medium';
    riskBullet='<font face="Verdana">!</font>'
    }
    if (advisories[i].risk == "high") {
    riskBgColor=' bgcolor="#CC0000"'; riskColor='#FFFFFF';
    riskStr='high'
    riskBullet='<font face="Verdana">!</font>'
    }
    p+='<tr><td align="right" valign="bottom" '+riskBgColor+'>'
    p+='<font face="'+fontName+'" size="'+fontSize+'" '
    p+=' color="'+riskColor+'">'+riskBullet+'</font></td>'
    p+='<td valign="bottom">'+ft
    p+='<a href="'+veURL+advisories[i].name+'" title="'+advisories[i].risk
    p+=' risk, updated '+advisories[i].updated+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+advisories[i].name+'</font></a></td>'
    if (showRisk) {
    p+='<td align="center" '+riskBgColor+'><font face="'+fontName+'"'
    p+=' size="'+fontSize+'" color="'+riskColor+'">'+riskStr+''
    p+='</font></td>'
    }
    if (showUpdated) {
    p+='<td align="right" nowrap>'+ft+''+advisories[i].updated
    p+='</font></td>'
    }
    if (showPattern) {
    p+='<td align="center" nowrap>'+ft+'<a '
    p+='href="'+ptnURL+'"'+lt
    p+='style="text-decoration:none;"'+lti+'>'
    p+=lft+'<font color="'+textColor+'">'+advisories[i].pattern
    p+='</font></font></a></td>'
    }
    p+='</tr>'
    }
    p+='<tr><td align="right">'+ft
    p+='<font face="Arial">•</font></td><td '
    p+='colspan="'+(rowCount-1)+'">'+ft+'<a href="'+moreURL+'"'+lt
    p+='title="go to www.antivirus.com">'+lft+'more...'
    p+='</font></a></font></td></tr><tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft
    p+='</font></td></tr>'
    }
    }
    // end ADVISORIES

    // start RELATED LINKS
    if (r1||r2||r3||r4||r5||r6) {
    tmp1='<tr><td align="right" valign="top">'+ft+'<font face="Arial">'
    tmp1+='•</font></td><td colspan="'+(rowCount-1)+'">'+ft
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+''+rlStr+'</font></td></tr>'
    if(r1){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+hxURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+hoStr+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    if(r2){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+hcURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+fvStr+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    if(r3){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+subURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+faStr+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    if(r4){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+wtcURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+rtStr+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    if(r5){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+ptnURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+'Pattern '+strCurPtn+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    if(r6){
    p+=tmp1+'<a href="'+engURL+'"'+lt+'>'
    p+=lft+'Scan engine '+strCurEng+'</font></a></font></td></tr>'
    }
    p+='<tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'+ft+'</font></td></tr>'
    }
    // end RELATED LINKS

    // start SEARCH
    if (showSearch) {
    p+='<form'+lt+' action="'
    p+='http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/BuildClauseCgi.asp" '
    p+='method="post" name="VirusEncyclo03"><tr><td colspan="'+rowCount+'">'
    p+=ft+''+vsStr+' </font>'
    p+='<input name="hidOK" type="hidden" value="0">'
    p+='<input name="hidChoice" type="hidden" value="3">'
    p+='<input type="text" name="keyword" size="12">'
    p+='<input type="submit" value="'+goStr+'"></td></tr></form>'
    }
    // end SEARCH

    p+='</table>'
    }
    // --></script>
    <script language="JavaScript1.1"
    SRC="http://www.antivirus.com/syndication/vinfo/vinfo_data_js2.asp"></SCRIPT>



    </CENTER>
    </BODY>
    </HTML>

    --------------End trend.html ----------

    Copy and paste that code into the appropiate files and you'll be set...

    If you need any additional help with it..let me know
    Simon Templer

    \"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. \"
    -The Buddha
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    Thumbs up

    Thank you.
    you are very thoughtful to go out of your way to make someone elses life easier
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    That is an excellent idea, I did a similar page sometime ago at school but it was divided into two sections. I like your layout better, peace
    [shadow]Prepare ship for ludicrous speed![/shadow]
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