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Nov
29

Cyber Security is Evil! F-Secure is Evil!

Oct
27

*still waiting for my advisory to be approved.. will post some links soon*

Hahaha.. Dont get me wrong.. I didn’t mean the companies are bad.. Its the rogue security software 😉

Rogue security software is a form of computer malware that deceives or misleads users into paying for the fake or simulated removal of malware. Rogue security software, in recent years, has become a growing and serious security threat in desktop computing

[source: wikipedia]

Lets see some screeny:


Yo! Cyber Security in da haus!


Google search lead to rogueware


Captain Obvious to the rescue! I’m in Linux and don’t have Windows installed 😉

Moral of the story:

  • do not simply trust free stuffs
  • keep your AV up to date
  • it is worth it to have antispyware installed (Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware is not bad)
  • find anything suspicious? keep a copy of it.. share the sample with me 😛

*still waiting for my advisory to be approved.. will post some links soon*

Microsoft Security Essentials is Finally Released

Oct
02

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

(Microsoft, 2009)

To me, it is a “better have than not” security product.. I thing that attract me is the browser (only IE) exploitation shield.

Download and install now

For more info, click HERE

*Update*

“MS Security Essentials test shows 98% detection rate for 545k malware samples” (ZDNet)

Track Down Your Stolen Laptop

Sep
28

Prey is a lightweight application that will help you track and find your laptop if it ever gets stolen. It works in all operating systems and not only is it Open Source but also completely free.

Prey helps you locate your missing laptop by sending timed reports with a bunch of information of its whereabouts. This includes the general status of the computer, a list of running programs and active connections, fully-detailed network and wifi information, a screenshot of the running desktop and — in case your laptop has an integrated webcam — a picture of the thief.

Prey uses a remote activation system which means the program sits silently in your computer until you actually want it to run. If so, it gathers all the information and sends it to your Prey web control panel or directly to your mailbox. The thief will never know his movements are being watched.

[Read more: HERE]

Synchronize Thunderbird Calendar With Google Calendar + FREE SMS Notification

Jul
21

It is good to have organizer but having several organizers might cause you headache if they are not sync each other. From now on, lets sync or Thunderbird calendar with your Google calendar.. plus.. you will get free SMS notification/reminder for each event (depends on your setting) you have in your calendar.

These are what you need:

  1. Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Lightning add-on [32bit OS] [64bit OS]
  3. Provider for Google Calendar add-on [download the modified version that allows you to receive SMS notification/reminder HERE]

The howto is as below:

  1. Download and install Mozilla Thunderbird if you don’t have one
  2. Download Lightning add-on (in .xpi file), Open up Thunderbird: Tools > Add-ons > Install… > browse to you .xpi file
  3. Restart your Thunderbird
  4. Download Provider for Google Calendar add-on, Open up Thunderbird: Tools > Add-ons > Install… > browse to you .xpi file (in order to allow you to receive SMS notification/reminder, you need to use the modified version of Provider for Google Calendar)
  5. Restart your Thunderbird
  6. Go to Google Calendar and click on “Settings” on your top right conner
  7. Choose “Calendars” and click on your account name
  8. Right click and Copy Link Location on the XLM icon at the Private Address
  9. Now go to Mobile Setup (in Settings menu) and fill in your mobile details (FREE)
  10. Open up Thunderbird: File > New > Calendar > On the Network > Google Calendar > paste your copied link URL
  11. Now wallaaa!~ Your Thunderbird  and Google calendar is sync.. Plus.. For every (default setting) event you create from Thunderbird that sync to Google Calendar, you’ll be getting SMS notification/reminder for FREE

Gud luck and have fun 😉

[image source: xaedalus]