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« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2016, 08:28:03 PM »

BTW, Praise MV for mentioning ReactOS (Windows Clone) at the beginning of this thread - they have come a long ways since then, but hopefully will get something to the beta state soon and forever free users that are tired of the BS from Microsoft Hell. 

man.  i'd all but forgotten about reactOS.  your reminder prompted me to go download the virtualbox image and give it a spin.  browsing around in firefox right now, and things are working perfectly.  this is very interesting...

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« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2016, 08:55:35 PM »
Freeware file recovery programs have been a godsend. And they seem to work just as well as the pay versions, except for file size restrictions.

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« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2016, 10:33:32 PM »
man.  i'd all but forgotten about reactOS.  your reminder prompted me to go download the virtualbox image and give it a spin.  browsing around in firefox right now, and things are working perfectly.  this is very interesting...

Very surprised and pleased to see how well this runs. Will install on a physical machine and report back...

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« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2016, 05:04:25 PM »
I have been using DuckDuckGo on a Comodo Dragon version of Chrome for my browser. Sometimes Comodo Ice Dragon version of Firefox. I als.o use Ixquick or StartPage but use DuckDuck more now.

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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2016, 05:07:25 PM »
Best browser ever 'Chromodo'. made by the people behind

the

Best free firewall ever - Comodo. ( The only one Hacking Team hired by US intelligence services could not compromise... )

Do the research.

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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2016, 05:08:15 PM »
I have been using DuckDuckGo on a Comodo Dragon version of Chrome for my browser. Sometimes Comodo Ice Dragon version of Firefox. I als.o use Ixquick or StartPage but use DuckDuck more now.

Drop comodo dragon and try the newer Chromodo... based off chrome. Made by the same people.

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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2016, 05:47:53 PM »
Drop comodo dragon and try the newer Chromodo... based off chrome. Made by the same people.

I hadn't tried that yet, trying it now.

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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2016, 05:49:50 PM »
I hadn't tried that yet, trying it now.

Be sure to access advanced options ; disable web RTC.

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Your system has WebRTC request leakage, if you see ISP IP and you are connected to a VPN. WebRTC implements Session Traversal Utilities for Nat (STUN) and STUN is a protocol which allows discovering your public IP address.


In order to prevent WebRTC leaks, Uncheck WebRTC option under Settings > Security. Click here to see settings

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) supports browser-to-browser applications like voice call, video chat and peer-to-peer file share without any need of internal or external plugins.

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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2016, 05:53:11 PM »
Be sure to access advanced options ; disable web RTC.

Done!  Thank You :D

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« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2016, 07:07:21 PM »
Best browser ever 'Chromodo'. made by the people behind

the

Best free firewall ever - Comodo. ( The only one Hacking Team hired by US intelligence services could not compromise... )

Do the research.

thanks.  installed.

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« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2016, 01:36:42 PM »
thanks.  installed.

You and Brig are both welcome.

If you are using the firewall make sure to set it up properly. Some things to enable are block fragmented packets , enable protocol analysis , anti ARP spoofing and filter IPv6 traffic as well as loopback traffic.

In Defense+ settings enable HIPS ( host intrusion protection system ).

If you are unsure of any of the other settings it is best to read up on it before enabling or disabling to avoid any undesired / unwanted effects.

NOTE: Unless you are certain your system is secure NEVER enable Game Mode. It is basically a learning mode and will assume your system is clean and allow any and all traffic that wants to come in or out. It is better to explicitly define the rules for the applications you want. As you may notice when a program initiates an outbound connect you will get a pop up anyways and you can determine whether you wish to allow it or not based on what program is trying to gain access.

finally test your firewall security using the following tool from Comodo:

https://personalfirewall.comodo.com/cltinfo.html

As for the browser obviously recommend using ABP ( Ad Block Plus ) or a variant of.

I'd recommend the Disconnect plugin as well. https://disconnect.me/

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Make the web faster, more private, and more secure.
Disconnect, named one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Chrome extensions by Lifehacker, lets you visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.

▪ Load the pages you go to 27% faster.

▪ Stop tracking by 2,000+ third-party sites.

Disconnect is open-source <http://git.io/Do5OtA>, pay-what-you-want software <https://disconnect.me/support>.

You can get help on our site <https://disconnect.me/disconnect/help>.

Note: Green (or checked) means blocked!

Chrome plugin link here : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo?hl=en

If you need a no hassle application to grab a complete picture of a web page ( maybe someones twitter account for instance ) then i would suggest you use this great tool Full Page Screen Capture.

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Screen capture your current page in entirety and reliably!
The simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension in your browser bar (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your image that you can right-click to save-as or just drag to your desktop. No bloat, no ads, just a simple way to turn a full web page into an image.

The only way to screenshot the entire page is to scroll to each visible part, so please be patient as it quickly assembles all the pieces. For the rare scenario where your page is too large for Chrome to store it in one image, it will let you know and split it up into just enough images in separate tabs.

Chrome plugin link here : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/full-page-screen-capture/fdpohaocaechififmbbbbbknoalclacl?hl=en


Finally if there are any other members here involved in the infosec community and you would like to brainstorm / share ideas thoughts and strategies on everything from digital forensics to penetration testing i would love to chat. If you have any security concerns drop me a message.

If you need something done or help with issues outside of the scope of what normal day to day chat would allow , such as consulting services server hardening pen testing  security administration incident handling etc feel free to send me a PM.

stay safe  , and secure.

take care.



 

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« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2016, 05:53:50 PM »
Every so often I get a text msg
that is from "Anonymous" and the msg says "Message not found."
Message Details:
Type: Multimedia message
From: Hidden sender address
To: Me (888-888-8888)
Sent: time, date
Subject: Untitled
Message size: 1 KB

Any ideas why?

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« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2016, 06:00:06 PM »
Every so often I get a text msg
that is from "Anonymous" and the msg says "Message not found."
Message Details:
Type: Multimedia message
From: Hidden sender address
To: Me (888-888-8888)
Sent: time, date
Subject: Untitled
Message size: 1 KB

Any ideas why?

Hope this helps you albrecht.

http://appuals.com/4504-message-not-found/

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« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2016, 07:24:20 PM »
Hope this helps you albrecht.

http://appuals.com/4504-message-not-found/
Thanks. (Sorry, I thought I was posting in the Technology thread not in the freeware section.)