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    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:
    http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm . 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:
    http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/326371
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/31481.html
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2...,1185848,00.asp
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles...xploit_hoax.php

    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:
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,1196606,00.asp
    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-1026518.html
    http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/31142.html
    http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/030718/1313000600_1.html

    To fix this problem you can visit:
    http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/70...7-blocked.shtml


    Defacement

    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:

    http://www.defacers-challenge.com/

    More info on the topic can be located at these URLs:

    http://www.zone-h.org/en/news/read/id=3005/
    http://www.zone-h.org/en/news/read/id=2986/
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,1174323,00.asp
    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t278-s2137062,00.html
    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1142169

    BigBrother
    Everyone knows what BigBrother is and if you don't, stfw:
    http://www.google.com/intl/xx-hacker/

    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:

    http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/171


    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
    http://www.isc2.com
    http://www.contingencyplanning.com/P.../mar2003/3.cfm
    http://www.isse.gmu.edu/~csis/semina...csis_cissp.pdf
    http://www.cissp.com

    GSE(GIAC Certified Security Engineer)

    http://www.giac.org

    Certification: SCNA(Security Certified Network Architect)
    http://www.securitycertified.net

    Certification: SCNP(Security Certified Network Professional)
    http://www.securitycertified.net

    Certification: CISM(Certified Information Security Manager)
    web site: http://www.isaca.org

    Certification: CISA(Certified Information Systems Auditor)
    web site: http://www.isaca.org

    Certification: CCSA(Check Point Certified Security Administrator)
    web site: http://www.checkpoint.com

    Certification: CCSP(Cisco Certified Security Professional)
    web site: http://www.cisco.com

    Certification: SCSP(Symantec Certified Security Practitioner)
    web site: http://www.symantec.com

    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:
    http://www.pgpi.org

    For more information:

    http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/home_networks.html
    http://www.computeractive.co.uk/Features/1138957

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

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    That's some pretty good stuff viper. You could've posted that as a tutorial.
    No place like 127.0.0.1

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    I can't move it to tutorial may be negative can.

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