Hacking: Diagnosis and Prevention

Safer surfing and further trojan information

2. Safer surfing:
Many loopholes in IE stem from the ActiveX applets the browser allows to run on your machine and, potentially, access your data. To make your surfing more secure, go to Tools-Internet Options and click on the Security tab. Next slide the security level up to High or click the Custom Level tab and disable the options next to various ActiveX controls. If you use Outlook Express, go to Tools-Options and, under the Security tab, check the options that do not allow IE to open possibly infected files via the preview pane or (with SP2) display images in HTML messages.

Internet Explorer settings

3. Firefox:
IE's popularity along with it's security flaws means it's an obvious attack target, so I recommend you use FireFox instead. FF is fast, responsive and compatable with most pages that IE will display. Common plug-ins such as Flash and Quicktime are not part of the standard installation, however. Some pages need ActiveX controls to display properly - but I've already recommended disabling those applets to surf safely. You can get the latest version of FF here - http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
If you require anything else for FF, for example plug-ins, they can be found at the browsers home page here - https://addons.mozilla.org/?application=firefox

Detecting Trojans (further info)
Not all anti-virus software looks for Trojans. If such hacks are of concern, use a dedicated scanner such as TDS-3, Trojan Hunter or (a)squared.

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2005, 06:48:55

The second "prometeia" is spelled incorrectly... Just noticed that today :)

07-07-2005, 07:27:31


The second "prometeia" is spelled incorrectly... Just noticed that today :)

Bugger. Hope i've still got the original of that!

07-07-2005, 08:02:11

Looks as if it has been fixed already :)

07-07-2005, 08:24:29


Looks as if it has been fixed already :)

I don't waste any time mate ;)

07-07-2005, 12:37:33


I don't waste any time mate ;)

Apparently thats true! hehe

07-07-2005, 22:27:04

Jim I think u have 2 banners in rotation because I'm looking at one with it spelled wrong again yet I saw one with it spelled correctly earlier in the day, lol

08-07-2005, 02:57:10

You probably just need to clear ur cache mate. There is only one copy of that banner in rotation.

08-07-2005, 05:14:48

woah like instant messaging

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