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  1. #1
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    Feb 2003

    Some useful tips

    Greetings. While I was surfing online today, I was inspired to write my first Newsletter for my group members. Since there are new security threats everyday, it is important to consider the following points. Most often, people want to know which firewall is good and where they can get them for free. Here is the link: . There is major security flaw in Zone Alarm's freeware. You can find more
    information about this if you look in Google. For those who don't want to search, here are some more links:,1185848,00.asp

    Recently, Cisco announced that they have a very serious flaw which could disable the whole device until you restart. For more information about this here are the links:,3959,1196606,00.asp

    To fix this problem you can visit:


    I still can't believe people deface web sites. Why? Maybe to test them? If anyone wants to take part in the defacement contest, here is the link:

    More info on the topic can be located at these URLs:,3959,1174323,00.asp,,t278-s2137062,00.html

    Everyone knows what BigBrother is and if you don't, stfw:

    It is important to know what the government is doing to protect your privacy. The US Government took some serious steps to bring those to justice who promise to give you security but don't deliver. For more information visit:

    Internet Security

    This is a very sensitive issue since information flows over the internet and billions of dollars in transactions get completed over the net. I think getting a security certification or degree will help you not only to make your future better but also strenghten security globally. One security Certification you can get is CISSP. This is the most widely recognized security certification. Most information can
    be found at

    GSE(GIAC Certified Security Engineer)

    Certification: SCNA(Security Certified Network Architect)

    Certification: SCNP(Security Certified Network Professional)

    Certification: CISM(Certified Information Security Manager)
    web site:

    Certification: CISA(Certified Information Systems Auditor)
    web site:

    Certification: CCSA(Check Point Certified Security Administrator)
    web site:

    Certification: CCSP(Cisco Certified Security Professional)
    web site:

    Certification: SCSP(Symantec Certified Security Practitioner)
    web site:

    How to protect your box

    Well this is the sum of all fears isn't it? Most computer users just know the basics when it comes to computer security. They think having anti-virus software and a firewall is the end of the story. Well guess what, it is not. Thousands of people get online everyday and they are an open target to those who just wait and watch to strike. There is no way you could be ever 100% safe. But you could decrease the chances of a breach by setting your BIOS password and having your screensaver password protected. It is better if you have an anti virus protection. Use it to scan every file you download from web. Don't just eat what others give to you. Update your anti virus and firewall as much as possible. Always backup your data, and if you are not using the internet, disconnect. Pull the damn plug. Use encryption to encrypt your sesitive files and email messages. PGP is the best encryption tool:

    For more information:

    This is all for today. Until then, keep up the passion of learning.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    That's some pretty good stuff viper. You could've posted that as a tutorial.
    No place like

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    I can't move it to tutorial may be negative can.

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