Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Nov 30, 2004.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    It's true...!!!

    Some of my friends, in the past, just install the Windows, connect to the Internet and catch virus, spywares, etc. in a few moments...
    An I still see a lot of others persons doing the same, and starting to saying that the computers are very slow and think that they have a slow PC...
     
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    Well, I suppose that the good news is that XP SP2 is safe enough.

    Good news also that linux is a bit more secure in this area :)

    But as I said, good news for SP2 owners. Pity it took so many years for Microsoft to deliver the goods. Even more pity for the non SP2 users :doubt:
     
  4. nadirah

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    Yes, lucky I've got a firewall on my computer right from the day I bought it, with a firewall I've been extremely safe from wild trojans attempting to break-in. I can tell you that since I'm using a cable broadband internet connection, from the moment I turn on my computer I'm already under attack. Lucky my firewall is blocking them.

    My message to those people who never installed a firewall to protect their systems: Install a firewall immediately right now, or else be prepared to have your computer compromised by hackers and trojans.
     
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    Test results underscored the value of keeping up to date with security patches and using a firewall. Computer security experts say firewalls, which restrict online access to the guts of the PC operating system, represent a crucial first line of defense against cyberintruders. Yet, an estimated 67% of consumers do not use a firewall, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance.

    That's an astonishing figure...ouch!
     
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