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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 06:46:42 AM »
whats that S in the pic u posted seems to be iobit remove it if u have it its a thief! >:(
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 02:13:41 PM »
whats that S in the pic u posted seems to be iobit remove it if u have it its a thief! >:(

If you had read the posts in relation with the image, it would have given you a clue (talking about firefox add-ons); had you looked closer at the image it is in the firefox window, add-on bar (not windows, notification area), instead of jumping to conclusions. It is for NoScript, what he was talking about.
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2012, 02:18:04 PM »
whats that S in the pic u posted seems to be iobit remove it if u have it its a thief! >:(
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2012, 05:51:20 PM »
When using an 'unsecure' wireless network, and all security programs and Windows OS(XP)are up to date; How does a Hacker get control of your OS ???

If you are using an 'Unsecured Network'. You need to use a VPN service.

You need to make sure that you have 'Https Everywhere addon' installed.

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

If you aren't using Firefox,

When you are using social networks like Facebook.

Log into https://www.facebook.com instead of http://www.facebook.com

When you are using Google,

Log into https://www.google.com instead of http://www.google.com

Otherwise, the person who is providing the Free Wireless can read your Google searches and even get your ids and passwords.

Most often, the Free Networks are provided by people with an intend to hack people who use them.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 05:56:59 PM by Chris Thomas »

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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 03:16:35 PM »
whats that S in the pic u posted seems to be iobit remove it if u have it its a thief! >:(

That's NoScript in the Add-on Bar. ::)
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 03:36:16 PM »
When using an 'unsecure' wireless network, and all security programs and Windows OS(XP)are up to date; How does a Hacker get control of your OS ???

If you are using an 'Unsecured Network'. You need to use a VPN service.

You need to make sure that you have 'Https Everywhere addon' installed.

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

If you aren't using Firefox,

When you are using social networks like Facebook.

Log into https://www.facebook.com instead of http://www.facebook.com

When you are using Google,

Log into https://www.google.com instead of http://www.google.com

Otherwise, the person who is providing the Free Wireless can read your Google searches and even get your ids and passwords.

Most often, the Free Networks are provided by people with an intend to hack people who use them.


Thanks Chris and everyone, some great information coming up in this Topic! ;D
"you need to use a VPN service" ??? Not sure about this service??

Edit: Is there a 'Free' VPN service one could recommend?
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 03:45:30 PM by schmidthouse »
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 05:07:52 PM »
When using an 'unsecure' wireless network, and all security programs and Windows OS(XP)are up to date; How does a Hacker get control of your OS ???

If you are using an 'Unsecured Network'. You need to use a VPN service.

You need to make sure that you have 'Https Everywhere addon' installed.

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

If you aren't using Firefox,

When you are using social networks like Facebook.

Log into https://www.facebook.com instead of http://www.facebook.com

When you are using Google,

Log into https://www.google.com instead of http://www.google.com

Otherwise, the person who is providing the Free Wireless can read your Google searches and even get your ids and passwords.

Most often, the Free Networks are provided by people with an intend to hack people who use them.


Thanks Chris and everyone, some great information coming up in this Topic! ;D
"you need to use a VPN service" ??? Not sure about this service??

Edit: Is there a 'Free' VPN service one could recommend?

Yes,

Use Hotspot Shield

http://hotspotshield.com/

But they show ads,

There is a way around it :D

Add 127.0.0.1 box.anchorfree.net to the Hosts File.

During Install, click Custom Install, and un-check all the check boxes as well. Also, un-check the Toolbar install thing in the main install window.

You can use as much bandwidth or traffic/month as you want to with Hotspot Shield.

I have uploaded them to a blog :

http://www.unblocker.co.nr

Actually, here, most websites that offer Hotspot Shield to download are blocked by the Government so I put them up in a blog so that my friends can download it.

OR

CyberGhost

Their Free Service offer only 1 GB of traffic/month and bandwidth is limited to 2 Mbps.

But its worth it I say if you have need for only 1GB.

https://cyberghostvpn.com/en/product/purchase.html
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 05:12:06 PM by Chris Thomas »

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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 06:02:25 PM »
Well there are so many ways to do this. Most attempts are being performed automatically and you have to analyze your logfiles to see what was tried against your PC or against your server.
Recently I posted this in the virus and worms: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=91393.0 where the abuse was performed without the victim having any influence.
So the software has a weak spot or hole/bug. When it has been found up and reported the software should have been patched against malicious abuse. When a black hacker is sitting on that particular backdoor knowledge or it is not generally known to exist any updating and patching won't help, script blocking and firewalling might thward the hack attempts off. Another question why they should attack your systems. Wellthese two things mainly: data and money or while data are worth money, well both,

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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 06:05:12 PM »
Hackers would choose Sony over the home user. :P
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 06:07:13 PM »
Thanks Chris, I initially chose HotSpot Shield, :)
My problem is I can't "save" the addition of (Add 127.0.0.1 box.anchorfree.net) to the Hosts File. :-\
I have attached a ScreenShot of the message Box displayed.
I tried to enter this addition before Installation, in other words, I haven't installed HSS yet,I went to Hosts first to enter the addition, No Go ???
What am I missing,
Thanks ;)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 06:10:29 PM by schmidthouse »
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2012, 06:33:09 PM »
I believe it is because of the lack of a file type (which the HOSTS file doesn't have, so a in a save as choose the Save as type: 'All Files' that should allow you to save it without a file type.

I don't know if it may be UAC related, but with all of those other entries in the hosts file, presumably you have done this before ?
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2012, 06:40:38 PM »
I believe it is because of the lack of a file type (which the HOSTS file doesn't have, so a in a save as choose the Save as type: 'All Files' that should allow you to save it without a file type.

I don't know if it may be UAC related, but with all of those other entries in the hosts file, presumably you have done this before ?

Thanks DavidR. I'll try the 'All Files' see if that does it. :)
Actually, no I havn't been mesiing around in the Hosts file. It looks like all those entries are from when I used Spybot S&D a long time ago ???
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2012, 06:41:29 PM »
Well,

There is this nice piece of software called HostsXpert

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=31

Just unzip the file and run HostsXpert,

Click 'Editing'

Type box.anchorfree.net beside 127.0.0.1  so that it shows as 127.0.0.1 box.anchorfree.net

Click 'Add Line' Green button

Then Go back to 'File Handling' and click on 'Make ReadOnly'

I hope it works  :)

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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2012, 07:20:17 PM »
Well,

There is this nice piece of software called HostsXpert

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=31

Just unzip the file and run HostsXpert,

Click 'Editing'

Type box.anchorfree.net beside 127.0.0.1  so that it shows as 127.0.0.1 box.anchorfree.net

Click 'Add Line' Green button

Then Go back to 'File Handling' and click on 'Make ReadOnly'

Nope, not working ???
Entered what you instructed in the box below 'Add Line' but when 'File Handling' there is no option 'Make ReadOnly'
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Re: How do Hackers Gain control of Your PC??
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2012, 07:29:46 PM »
Click 'Make Writeable', then it will show 'Make ReadOnly'

The picture shows that its already ReadyOnly.

But then, I hope you added the entry.

If you added the entry, then its fine.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 07:38:16 PM by Chris Thomas »