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on: Sep 12, 2005, 06:13 PM


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Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2005, 08:21 PM
thanks for the update...


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Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2005, 05:18 PM
hello firefox users, i have a problem with downloading anything from the browser may it be critical update or plugins, nakakadownload lang ako kapag sinave ko manually tpos open ko program and run it. you guys know what i did wrong?


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Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2005, 04:02 PM
Got this from one of the blogsite I read.  Remenber that it's an IMAGE exploit.  Even if your using FIREFOX, please check if your using a version higher than 1.0.4

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   Surfing just got more dangerous..
    Windows image file exploit W32/PFV-Exploit
    http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/arch…5.html#00000752

    Those using IE or any browser using IE engine like Avant or Maxthon to surf might wanna consider switching to Firefox or Opera.

    Those with Firefox 1.0.4 and below, you might wanna upgrade to a higher release.

    If you have not done so, best to also uncheck the “Allow websites to install software” and “Enable Java” in FF whenever you surf.
    Tools -> Options -> Web Features

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    excerpt…

    Note that you can get infected if you visit a web site that has an image file containing the exploit. Internet Explorer users might automatically get infected. Firefox users can get infected if they decide to run or download the image file.

    In our tests (under XP SP2) older versions of Firefox (1.0.4) defaulted to open WMF files with “Windows Picture and Fax Viewer”, which is vulnerable. Newer versions (1.5) defaulted to open them with Windows Media Player, which is not vulnerable…but then again, Windows Media Player is not able to show WMF files at all so this might be a bug in Firefox. Opera 8.51 defaults to open WMF files with “Windows Picture and Fax Viewer” too. However, all versions of Firefox and Opera prompt the user first.

Switch to Firefox(Latest version is 1.5) today. Especially for those people who’s into 12 DailyPro and other autosurfs. You can check out the button on the bottom right on our sidebar. It’s free & integrates with Google toolbar, nifty.


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Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2005, 07:43 PM
That's waht they call BUFFER OVERRUN.
sa Windows family of OS sobrang dami yan kaya dapat lagi update windows. :)


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Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2006, 07:48 PM
I got this from AutoSurf Alert

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~ASA~ Warning Alert


PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by
Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered
yesterday afternoon by McAfee. This virus simply destroys Sector
Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning
are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:

"A Card for You".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes
so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset
button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently
destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused
panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.

So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You."
As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people
like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

Best Regards,

Brian


careful folks:)


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Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2006, 09:13 PM
Found this... :D

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/virtualcard.html

Pero better be careful na rin :D


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Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2006, 09:56 PM
matagal nang hoax ito :)


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Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2006, 01:13 AM
kuha ko lang sa http://www.thehyipforum.com/message8646-.html

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I came across this and I thought it might help someone on this forum. anything I can do to protect myself from hackers I want to know about. I know alot of people here use MSN and Yahoo messanger and other programs like that. anyhow hope it helps.

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Dear Members,

I found out some information very recently that could makes it easy for hackers/keyloggers to get access to 12DailyPro member accounts (including payment processors).

I will narrate it as it happened to a friend of mine very recently. It goes thus:


He (my friend) was chatting with somebody he met in a yahoo messenger chat room for the first time. As the conversation progressed, the person he was chatting with told my friend his Username and Password (i.e my friend's user name and password).

My friend was in a state of shock. He now asked this "Hacker" how he got hold of his account details since that were at opposite end's of the earth. Fortunately the hacker decided to reveal how.

He (Hacker) said anytime anybody logs on to any of the instant messengers (Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Skype,PalTalk etc) and Creates a communication path with any body (as in the moment he starts chatting with any body) e.g. clicking on a member from his yahoo list or going into general chat rooms, a VOICE PORT is automatically opened.

It is thru this voice port that hackers take advantage and are able to get user names and passwords of any account open at that point in time and not just that of messaging software.

So this implies that if your 12dailypro/egold etc accounts are open while your messenger is on , then you are prone to attacks from hackers cause your voice port is open.

In that regard, make sure you are through (close all investment accounts) with all your surfing /investments accounts before you open any messaging software.

And vice versa, before you open any of your surfing/egold accounts, make sure you are not logged on to your instant messenger.


For those who do not know, Windows XP, Windows 2000and Windows 2003 have their own in built messenger for communicating with other nodes on the network which has a port (port 135) which may be open. If it is, go and close it using your firewall. If you cannot block it for some reason, disable it using the instructions below:


For Windows 2000 and XP

* Go to start and click Run
* Type services.msc
* Double-click on Messenger.
* In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.
* Click OK.

For Windows 95, 98, and ME

* Under Control Panel, select Add/Remove.
* Select Windows Setup.
* Select System Tools.
* Click Details.
* Uncheck WinPopUp.
* Click OK.



At the end of the conversation, my friend then asked the hacker how he was able to know about all this. He (Hacker) replied his father works for a security agency and therefore put him through some of these hacking techniques. He (Hacker) claims that he does not take advantage of these loophole inherent in messaging software.

Well 12DailyPro members that is a penny for your thought.


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Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2006, 05:14 AM
The only time na i-se-send mo yung username and password mo for login systems like 12dp is during the login procedure itself. After that, an encrypted sessionID na lang ang pina-pass ng browser mo sa 12dp site so you are stayed login.

HTTP is a stateless protocol, meaning walang permanent connection between web server and client browser. So walang constant stream of data na pwedeng ma-intercept.


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Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 2006, 09:51 AM
Ang sa akin lang, use firefox browser or other mozilla based browser like netscape. Dump IE! :D

Sa totoo lang, everytime I use IE my spyware scanner always got these "tracking cookies". Saka noong IE pa talaga gamit ko, my PC was prone to viruses and spywares that make my PC crashed constantly.

Using firefox, I don't have that problem, even I'm chatting using any messenger. ewan ko lng sa inyo ha. :D

Pero ika nga ng mga experts, "There's nothing secure when you're online!"
« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2006, 09:55 AM by aapuntar »


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Reply #11 on: Feb 10, 2006, 10:05 AM
yuor password on your email is the same as with the messenger.

data from your browsers can be intercepted by some patched application on your browser since they may be able to access any data coming from your browser. They could be, your toolbars! :D

and Firefox is not exempted.


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Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2006, 12:19 AM
Avoid updating your McAfee virus definition files from un-updated download sites until further notice. A specific update is currently causing havoc in computer systems everywhere. McAfee has already issued a fix for the faulty DAT files but it may take some time before third party download sites can make the necessary updates.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=181503325
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2006, 12:19 AM by chimeron »


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Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2006, 12:43 AM
ngeeeehh, kabibili klang namin ng McAfee iyong all-in package nila...with antivirus, firewall, personal privacy service, adware...3 weeks ago lang.

haven't checked if meron ngang affected files...

thanks for the tip chimeron


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Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2006, 08:17 AM
Thanks for the update, chimeron.

I used McAffee before, but have now transferred to Panda Antivirus
integrated with Anti-spyware with Firewall.

:cool:


 


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