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    Conficker worm

    here is the latest on conficker and when its gonna happen.

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5183751/giz-exp...pcs-on-april-1

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    It's going to be one ironic April's fools if what they are saying happens..

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    Yeah.. its power when you have then million or so computers just waiting for your instruction's..

    Whoohoo !


    Ofcourse the number of machines would be low if people would just "patch" .. :x (Cant help those who use pirated version..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByTeWrangler View Post
    Ofcourse the number of machines would be low if people would just "patch" .. :x (Cant help those who use pirated version..)

    So this version i'm using is not up to date?
    Version 5.1
    (build 2600.xpsp.sp3.gdr - - - -numbers - - -service pack 3)
    Jack Sparrow sold it to me.

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    So this version I’m using is not up to date?
    Version 5.1
    (build 2600.xpsp.sp3.gdr - - - -numbers - - -service pack 3)
    Jack Sparrow sold it to me.
    That wouldn’t say anything about your patches post SP3.

    There are 2 ways to find if your OS is patched:

    Do a scan at Microsoft update (custom / express)..

    Or use PSI by secunia.com..

    Using pirated / cracked version of AV / OS gives you no protection at all.. It is actually the stupidest thing to do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByTeWrangler View Post

    Using pirated / cracked version of AV / OS gives you no protection at all.. It is actually the stupidest thing to do..
    What if you have used nlite etc to strip down a windows OS, applied all the updates etc and installed it?

    And i used a authentic XP install disc.

    am i not protected?

    On a laptop that is used around the house here, it is running that XP Gamer.iso

    does that mean i'm not protected? even if i used a legit firewall and AV? and have a authentic license key and have all the available updates from ms installed?

    Am just curious..

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    The source of your software (any) matters a lot.. Having authentic key or a cracked one doesn't matter..

    On a laptop that is used around the house here, it is running that XP Gamer.iso
    I went through the site.. I'm really not impressed with it.. I wouldn’t use it.. Not on a machine where i do transaction's or access personal information..

    And I used a authentic XP install disc.
    This is where - do you trust the source comes in.. When you say authentic was it out of a box CD or a copy of original..

    For the last part of the question I'm sure you know the answer.. AV is effective only as good as the signatures and options (real time, compressed file scanning) etc is set by you..

    Firewall is much more then just out of the box install and "allow".. Your rule set defines how good your firewall is besides if there are any vulnerabilities that may exist in the code itself.
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    There are 2 ways to find if your OS is patched:

    Do a scan at Microsoft update (custom / express)..

    Or use PSI by secunia.com......





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    Have got all latest updates from Microsoft that is possible for what i have.

    Now i feel so much better.
    Just as secure as i can be and still not spending a cent since 1999.

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