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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2011, 04:40    Post subject:  

Quote:
15 minutes time limit
on being su


Yep that is about as long as I can stand being dictated to by Ubuntu . . .
If I want someone else to control my computer, I would be using the
life style choice of a Mac Smug Mug or the 'We have no choice' herd of Microsot drones . . .

I suggest you start a new thread, 'quaking behind the sofa for Noobs'
However how are you going to start a new thread - will you be safe
using your computer? Laughing

. . . and if you want a bit of terror for Halloween try the film 'Pulse'
all about what happens to those somewhere in the vicinity of a computer

You have been warned. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2011, 07:27    Post subject:  

This has a few too many adverts, and focuses a lot on the impact on Micro$oft, but Steve Gibson gives the details on many security problems, particularly web/browser exploits

http://twit.tv/sn

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2011, 09:13    Post subject:  

Aitch thanks for that link. Steve I have known about since
him started almost Smile

What is this he talks about? I can not listen to spoken English
my brain too slow. I need to read things. Has he written about this?

Quote:
Kindle Fire and the Silk browser

Kindle Fire is the ordinary pad from Amazon not an E-ink computer
just a surf pad with Android most likely.

the Silk browser I have not read about. Ah read this one and many like it!

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=308874

wow them are at it again Smile

Quote Privacy experts "roast" Kindle Fire for "watching you" online – worse than Google OR Facebook/quote

That is bad behavior indeed.

Quote:
"All web connections from your tablet will connect directly to Amazon, rather than the destination web page,’ wrote Wisniewski, ‘Hopefully you can start to see the problem here. All of your web surfing habits will transit Amazon’s cloud."

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2011, 05:00    Post subject:  

For those of you who have survived Windows, the Internet and your own viral imagination
DPUP5520 has a security/encrypt Pup that may allay some of your fears:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=569506#569506

Probably works better than my technique of eating pickled garlic and breathing out into the computer case occasionally Embarassed

and certainly cheaper than the Batman option
http://www.silentbat.com/

Here is a catalogue of what is out to get info on you etc
http://projects.wsj.com/surveillance-catalog/#/

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 02:39    Post subject:  

Don't think you quivering paranoids have been neglected . . . Shocked

Just now I found a directory full of a mysterious collection of files with numbers and a hashtag at the front. Some of the files I know and moved to appropriate directories.
The rest I could not move and was denied the ability to change permissions (in order to delete)
Wot? My computer is rebelling against me? New hackers from dimension x or crackers from Puppy hacking school? Shocked
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppySchoolProgramming

or more likely it is residue from testing early slacko or racy when we had some problem with the filing system that was documented but was too geeky to go investigate . . .
I suppose I should try changing permission from the command line?
What would you do? Cool

I recently had a WSOD (white screen of death) only had black so far in Puppy. About the same time, my computer slowed down (internet slowed) AND this happened with a Window connected laptop.
This was happened in Slacko but I have a feeling it was flash or javascript in the browser. How do I replicate and provide a similar experience for the confirmed paranoid?

Sadly I have updated to Beta Slacko 5.3.3, which has cured it . . .
Ah well - conspiracy theories welcome to the usual encoded address . . . Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 02:51    Post subject:  

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Just now I found a directory full of a mysterious collection of files with numbers and a hashtag at the front.


any name or description so I can find them too?
I have used Slacko so why should I not have the same?

So care for giving more details hopefully Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 03:01    Post subject:  

Oh that nooby he sure does like to find problems . . . Rolling Eyes
he was on the case in seconds . . . Laughing
the files appeared in my home directory under lost and found

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2012, 09:33    Post subject:  

I was watching the excellent Click (you may need to pretend you are in the UK to watch)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01c12nz/Click_04_02_2012/
and they mentioned the brilliant (in a twisted, evil, sith like way) malwarian Zeus (trojan horse) Twisted Evil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus_%28trojan_horse%29
Sadly for the terminally paranoid it only work on Windows:
Quote:
The botnet does not work on Mac OS X, Linux, or any other operating system.
Embarassed

. . . oh well . . . moving right along . . .
the German Govt endorses Chrome as most secure Smile
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223957/German_gov_t_endorses_Chrome_as_most_secure_browser

Opera browser may have to franchise the bulo-bulo viral removal system to compete . . .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16871785

Nobody found anything to scare themselves with lately? Wink
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2012, 14:50    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
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the German Govt endorses Chrome as most secure Smile
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223957/German_gov_t_endorses_Chrome_as_most_secure_browser


www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223957 wrote:

...
Chrome was the best browser
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 04:48    Post subject:  

lost+found is a special directory used by fdisk when correcting errors on your hard disk, so need to worry about those files -Lobster should know this by now?
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 05:36    Post subject:  

yep I should have known
or remembered . . . it was indeed fdisk Smile

Info over paranoia - wins every time . . . Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 14:59    Post subject:  

Look Who’s Following You on the Internet
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/03/02/look-whos-following-you-on-the-internet/#more-35478

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 15:24    Post subject:  

Firefox add-on Collusion cited in above post by Lobster

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/

Installed...interesting

ebay is a bit scary, but to be expected, doubleclick dominates other adclick sites as a hub - both puppy forums clean Very Happy

sounds can be turned on to warn of trackers...

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar 2012, 03:39    Post subject:  

I'll have to remember to add that whenever I get my lazy ass to update Puppy Crypt.
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar 2012, 06:36    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
and certainly cheaper than the Batman option
http://www.silentbat.com/

What a cheek: selling Puppy Linux + Tor (both free) for 79 bucks !,
They can stick it where the sun don’t shine, (conveniently it's suppository-shaped)



BTW encryption is required when using tor ... http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2007/09/embassy_hacks
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