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.

(a)squared
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07-07-2005, 08:58:20

FarFarAway
The master og guides does it again!!

Nice PV Quote

07-07-2005, 09:29:21

bloodthirst
yeah great guide PV i used what is there and im paitently waiting for the remainder of it tomorow great guide should be stickiedQuote

07-07-2005, 09:47:02

PV5150
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I'll have the rest done tomorrow, as I'm off to bed now. Quote

07-07-2005, 09:55:56

bloodthirst
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I'll have the rest done tomorrow, as I'm off to bed now.
no problem mate, yeah ill be needing the rest of it tomorow enjoy your sleep cya tomorowQuote

07-07-2005, 09:59:18

limqareb
good guide pvQuote
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