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  1. The file systems are largely the same - Vista has transactional NTFS and alot of changes to driver models but that wont effect a/v running as services / processes. The kernel changed alot and some (not all) a/v companies had to change their code because they used to have hooks into the kernel in XP which they shouldnt have anyway.
  2. On windows, this is one of the reasons why running IE7 on Vista (or another browser in sandbox mode) is important. Having the browser operate in a reduced priveledge mode means regardless of what the black hats are trying to do nothing matters. Vista runs the browser in low priveldge mode by default. I would agree with the sentiment to terminate eth0 and kill rogue processes.
  3. Do not give untrusted users admin rights
  4. Friend of mine sent me this link as he was "confused". Thankfully he did not get suckered in, because it has to be just about the lamest attempt at social engineering Ive ever seen. I went to the URL in my Linux test machine and it played a laughable illusion to convince me to install some malware which wont even work on my Linux test box.
  5. It is not widely known, but in Vista Windows Defender has anti malware in it doing real time detection. I have in the past had malware not be detected by my primary AV solution and then to have Defender pick it up. Its not fool proof obviously but Vistas defender is pretty good I think. This is one of the reasons I dont use onecare - I want to "spread out the coverage" to another av source that isnt MS.
  6. Caldor


    Nice licence, GPL
  7. http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2008/0...-firefox-30?1=1
  8. I dont care Spore is going to be the best game out this year I reckon!
  9. Its the truth Atnes. Anyway, as I said *previously* which you have for some reason decided to ignore, thers a bunch of operating systems you could use for free that are secure such as Linux and BSD. Some of these are: Ubuntu Opensuse CentOS FreeBSD OpenBSD etcetc Its Microsofts doing, not mine, and their solution to XP for their commercial, licensed closed source products was Vista. XP security is wrong and its not possible to fix it by installing third party apps. This is why the number of vulenarabilities in XP is far higher than Vista, even though Vista has millions more lines of code in it than XP.
  10. Ah yes, the ultimate argument of those against privacy! Surerly, people after privacy must be doing something illegal and subversive! Its the thought police.
  11. Can we please get a native 64bit compile of CCleaner
  12. Yes its great, Im having fun
  13. I havent had any noticeable bugs on my FF3. I like the gecko and jscript speed, but I dont like how FF3 is running in default priveldges unlike IE7 which runs in protected mode by default.
  14. Respectfully I dont agree - as a user Im happy for the extra runtime of CCleaner in 3 pass wipe mode. As for code bloat, well, I like having one single app installed to manage cleanups as well as secure deletion of those cleanups. The code for secure deletion is already in CCleaner and all this thread is suggesting is to use the existing secure deletion alogorithm in the code to enable a free space secure deletion option as well.
  15. Yes there certainly is debate over the existance of electron scanning tehniques for data recovery. FWIW, I find little performance overhead between 1 pass and 3 pass dod compliant so what the heck I say Piriform can quite easily look at free open source code for code examples, and it if were from a BSD license Piriform could implement it without restriction and not have to pass on the code like in GPL.
  16. Recommend you investigate the mail header source to find out whats happening - though a seasoned individual is able to fake some elements of the mail header data
  17. Yeah right on Talldog those sysinternals tools are top shelf
  18. Yes, this is important. Please implement.
  19. There is opportunity to greatly improve secure delete performance in cases where files to be deleted reside on various HDDs. If the secure delete was threaded by HDD CCleaner wouldnt have to wait to complete shredding a file on HDD 1 while HDDs 2, 3 and 4 sit around waiting for HDD 1 to finish.
  20. Perhaps I should explain - generally in logic when someone is talking about "arguments" they dont mean having a frothing dispute of bitter verbage and anger between each other. Its more like, A + B = C, which indeed is an "argument". The idea in science is that people can discuss arguments and test their validity where in cases where data doesnt support the argument, other arguments are posed. It is not meant to be an ad hominen thing - like saying, A + B = C because whoever doesnt agree is an idiot. Thats an example of an illogical argument. Simply, I dont agree with the idea FF is more secure to IE7 on Vista. To me, anyone who considers security as important should not use an insecure operating system like XP. For those who cant afford Vista, there is Linux that has far less overhead. I'm not interested in comparing which product is more secure on XP because the basis of that whole discussion is just plain made silly by the fact that the operating system is inherently weak. MS got pounded heavily about these problems and long story short, Microsoft turned it around with the Secure Development Lifecycle and Vista was the first MS OS to go through the SDL. Bill Gates sent an all staff email about trustworthy computing, and everyone was put on alert. They spent alot of money recruiting industry security experts, everyone had to go on security training and many of things to radically change what code was being put out. Yes, XP was back hacked in XP SP2 which took many developers away from Longhorn (the Vista development project) but really, there is many things about XP that is not fixable without re-engineering base compenents. And that re-engineering is Vista. This is why the driver models is different, this is why there is address space randomisation, this is why all the services were reconfigured for least priveledge....hundreds, literally hundreds of things are different in Vista under the hood. To use a BSD catch cry - "it takes a *system* to be secure" not some add on program or little tweak. You cant protect an inherently unreliable system by using anti virus, firewall and spyware third party applications.
  21. Yeah Im not using it to store ebanking stuff. Passwords for routers, machines, web forums, ftp, ssh etcetc.
  22. Hmmm I see its extensible with plugins. Which plugin to use I wonder
  23. Hey folks. So Im trying to decide on what sort of password management I should use. No more same passwords for 20 websites and so on. Im looking to generate high strength passwords on an individual basis that obviously would be impossible to remember. I like keepass because its open source and free. Closed source for these security add ons to me really isnt too encouraging. The only issue is it seems to lake the web usability features that Roboform has. I dont like how Id have to pay for Roboform and the fact its closed source. So Im after something like keepass but that can also plugin in IE and FF for web duties. Thanks
  24. Obviously neither. Trident is the MS HTML layout engine.
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