More security/privacy freeware...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Notok, Mar 30, 2005.

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  1. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

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    STM Desktop - Freeware - http://www.ossecurity.ca/product_page.php?ProdCode=stmd
    Scans for Internet Explorer "proxy" DLLs - that is, DLLs that malware uses to transmit data through IE to bypass your firewall.

    Exe Vaccine - Freeware - http://www.horizondatasys.com/product_page.html?page_id=4
    Execution protection like in PG, but it also prevents executables from gaining system privledges. It looks like it ONLY stops .exe files, however.

    System Spyware Interrogator - Freeware - http://www.spywaredata.com/
    This one is kind of interesting. It seems to try to be something like Hijack this that omits known good software and alerts you to known spyware. It posts the resutls to a website that allows you to post the URL to the forum for assistance - like posting a HJT log, but posting is somewhat automated. I'm sure this would be great for those in need of that kind of service.

    PINs (http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/pins.html) & Whisper 32 (http://www.ivory.org/whisper.html) - Freeware
    Full featured password managers. I have not found a free password manager that has as much as these. PINs has collapsable groups, plenty of room for notes, and easy backup. Whisper 32 doesn't have groups but has a leaner interface if you don't want groups, and automatic backups.
     
  2. blabhead

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    I don't have a password manager,so maybe i will get one,thanks
    what is your opinion on which one is harder to crack?
    from my unexpert eye it looks like PINs might be stronger
     
  3. memory dude

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    Whisper32 shouldn't even have been mentioned. Even the author says he hasn't updated it in a long time and doesn't plan to. It uses an insecure algorithm and again, the author says it's "not very secure."

    Password Safe is free and VERY secure.

    Even better, go the open-source route and check out Keepass at Sourceforge. It has a superb interface and allows you to choose between AES or Twofish. Very good.
    http://keepass.sourceforge.net
     
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    Thanks :)
     
  5. blabhead

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    thank you memory dude
     
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