Downloaders Of Porno & Hacking Tools - Beware

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  1. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    "The internet is a very perfect place where users can find and download almost everything they want, including suspicious tools which later will be used in an attack. In this place CyberSight from Cryptic Software comes in.

    The software, through and agent, is designed to sit on all computers in the enterprise and identify illicit files - pornography, trojans, hacking tools - at the time of their creation. Information which was collected is reported back to the server where further action can be taken. "

    The new agent is a combination of heuristic analysis and a threats database. According to Cryptic Software, the database currently holds about 500,000 different file signatures, but is expanding all the time. If the software has to cope with threats that do not have a signature, a special engine - Shape Engine - is being used for heuristic analysis.

    CyberSight has been coded with a optimisation in mind. User won't be aware of this background processing, and it can hide itself for protection. The control of the software is done through a central management console and an event server.

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  2. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    hmm I've got a question about this too

    I know I'm fulla questions but no answers... at least I'm entertaining.. right? err ok anyway

    Is this a software that a company installs on their network to watch over it.. or something else?
     
  3. Paul Wilders

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    Detox,

    That's what these forums are all about: questions and answers   ;)

    as for:

    "company-installed" - as you put it.

    regards.

    paul
     
  4. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    geez always answers under 3 minutes! Anyway thanks ;-) My understanding is getting furthered every day in here... My ignorance may soon be fighting a losing battle!
     
  5. Technodrome

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    Well, Here is the link to CyberSigh  Professional ... You question should be answered fully…  :cool:

    http://www.cryptic.co.uk/pages/cybersight/solutions/professional/product_overview.php

    Technodrome
     
  6. Detox

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    hehe another already!  :D

    well what do you guys make of this

    "Unique proactive approach, enabling you to detect and protect your systems against known and, as yet, unknown threats"

    I mean, is this really possible? Sounds like a proggie that would learn... Artificial Intelligence or something.. or does this only mean that it'll basically scan inside everything to look for any malicious code and whatnot?
     
  7. Technodrome

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    It might be possible some day...When Malicious code writers became lame!!!!! :D
     
  8. javacool

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    It's always possible that a program with heuristics scanning can also have some sort of database that, based on some sort of checklist of potential "identifying factors" and then based on tracking of program use, could "learn" so to speak.

    Of course, it may be much easier for the company to just put out frequent updates.

    Enjoy!  :D
     
  9. Detox

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    Yeah I figure updates are the sure-fire way to go but they sure try to make it sound like their proggie can figure out malware that's never been seen before all on it's own. I might not know the most about sofware and all these other-wares... but that part kinda sounds like BS to me.. although it sure looks like a good proggie.
     
  10. spy1

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    CyberSight Guardian is for home use.

    As such, it seems to offer multitudinous spying abilities. Pete
     
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