Friday, October 28, 2005

What's a Root Kit and How Hackers Are Getting Into Your Computer With It

By Ken Savage

A root kit is a set of tools used by an intruder after cracking a computer system. These tools can help the attacker maintain his or her access to the system and use it for malicious purposes. Root kits exist for a variety of operating systems such as...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Protecting Yourself Against Spyware

By David Heffelfinger

Spyware is a category of malicious software that secretly obtains information about a computer user's and sends it to a third party without the user's consent. For example, a piece of spyware running on an infected computer can obtain the user's bank account number when online banking, user's username and password when online trading or the user's credit card number when shopping online...

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Spyware From Hell, Part 3

By John Crawford

In parts 1 and 2 I discussed the programs to use to remove spyware. But, the first thing you should do when attempting to remove spyware is to look at all the processes that are running. You can look at the task manager, if you see funky named processes in there like fgthdz or kwsbrl, it's a good bet spyware has taken over your computer. More than likely attempting to stop those processes will fail. If you're using Windows XP, ME, or 98, you can run the msconfig utility from the command line and see what is in the startup folder. Be careful what you uncheck, such as your antivirus software. Once you deselect the bad processes, restart the computer. Hopefully, some of the bad stuff will not start, and free up needed resources. You may even find that some applications or devices may suddenly start to work.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Spyware From Hell, Part 2

By John Crawford

Ok, my buddy at work wasn't happy with me cause I dis'd the Yankees in my last post. I'm a long time Orioles fan, there hasn't been much to cheer about for a few years. My buddy's from NYC, so I can't really hold it against him for being a Yankees fan. In spite of that flaw, he's a good friend and a great bowler. By all accounts you would think we really hate the very companies that make the products we spend all day fixing. It's frustrating, for sure. In the end, if the big guys started making perfect products, I'd have to take a greeters job at Wal-Mart. I don't think that's likely to happen anytime soon. Unless Microsoft builds a brand new operating system, from the ground up, with a new core, a write protected registry, and a browser that is stable and doesn't leak, chances are I'll have a job well past retirement.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Spyware From Hell

By John Crawford

Hello fellow bloggers. Keeping up with this is sometimes more work than fun. With work and family commitments, looking for something unique to write about on a regular basis can be trying. But let's see, what's interesting that happened recently? Last week was pretty good, the Yankees got eliminated, and the Redskins lost. I've been working on some friends computers, trying to remove spyware and such. What a mess! The conventional tools and methods are just not working. Apparently there is a new wave spyware on the horizon, and once it gets on your machine you won't be able to remove it short of reloading the operating system. Two of the sites I frequent for spyware removal help are and, these guys have seen it all.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Ford Parts Dealer Stays Attuned To Ford's Superior Standards

By Jay Stevens

Ford vehicles have always been loved for their technologically advanced powertrain and suspension components, sturdy body parts, solid construction, superb design and high quality interior auto parts. In the truck and SUV segment, Ford has particularly established a highly respectable name through its top-notch vehicles such as the Ford Escape, the best-selling small SUV; Ford F-150, the best-selling pickup truck for 28 years now; Ford Ranger, America's best-selling compact pickup; and Ford Escape Hybrid, the first full hybrid SUV in the world.

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Beware of The Jury Duty Scam

By: Gary Gresham

The jury duty scam is the newest type of identity theft scammers are using to get your personal information. This is a new twist on identity theft, and you should be aware of it so you can avoid becoming a new victim.

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Protect your Computer and Internet Privacy

By: Alex Marias

It's a known fact that every time you open a browser to view a web page, order something online, or read your email in a web based viewer that information is stored on your computer for later use. Whether you are viewing the weather online, reading sports, catching up on the latest world news or viewing something a little more private, all that information is stored in your computer. Windows operating systems store all this material in what are called Temporary Internet Files or cache. Web pages may store bits of information about who you are when you visit web sites in files called cookies on your computer. Your web browser will store a list of web sites you've visited and places you've gone in a history file in your computer. Even if you are not online, programs will store histories of the files you've opened, played, or viewed.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Myths And Magic Of Ebay Drop-Shipping Vendors

By Kirsten Hawkins

If you’ve never heard of drop shipping, then prepare to be impressed – it sounds like every eBay seller’s dream. With drop shipping, you don’t have to keep any stock at all. You simply list auctions for what your drop shipper sells, without actually seeing it yourself.

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