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  1. #1
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    Angry The W email hack.

    Never voted for the man, but that is just wrong.

    I can't even read the news reports about it because they are full of details I have no business knowing.

    I know people get their email hacked all the time; either that, or most of my friends sell Viagara on the side.

    In any event, wrong, and my sympathies to him and his family.
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    Agreed, and I did not vote for him either.

    Some things are just wrong, and your political beliefs are quite irrelevant.
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    I use unbreakable passwords on my e-mail accounts. Maximum length and totally randomized.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!



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    Lex, it really doesn't matter how strong your password is... most hacking is more sophisticated than that. What does help is having the most comprehensive and up-to-date anti-spyware and anti-malware software you can possibly get. I run a combination of three different programs and all are updated daily.

    Some evil part of me is longing to make a bad joke about the PATRIOT Act and wiretapping, but that would be poor taste I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_at_C View Post
    Lex, it really doesn't matter how strong your password is... most hacking is more sophisticated than that. What does help is having the most comprehensive and up-to-date anti-spyware and anti-malware software you can possibly get. I run a combination of three different programs and all are updated daily.



    Some evil part of me is longing to make a bad joke about the PATRIOT Act and wiretapping, but that would be poor taste I'm sure.
    But not a case of 'too soon?'

    yeah, you would figure they would have better security in place though....
    But anything that can be thought of by the human mind can be defeated by the human mind.
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    Wait, what's going on? I saw this thread and checked CNN, but I can't find anything!
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ybiaw View Post
    Wait, what's going on? I saw this thread and checked CNN, but I can't find anything!
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americ...645528221.html

    It was on MSN a while ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ybiaw View Post
    Wait, what's going on? I saw this thread and checked CNN, but I can't find anything!
    I had read it in the NY Times, but if you google George Bush email hack, CNN has a few stories as well.

    Lost at C that never crossed my mind! . It is just so horrifying to have your life out there like that. Can you tell I'm not on FB?

    Is nothing sacred?

    FWIW, my far left friends disagree with me, but the Wikileaks affair horrified me as well.
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    Lost at C, care to share which anti-spyware/malware programs you run? I run MBAM daily, but that's about it.



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    Didn't someone hack the current occupant's White House e-mail? I didn't vote for HIM, but I wouldn't do that. Of course I wouldn't hack ANYONE...honestly, some people need a better outlet for their free time (of course with hackers that seems to be 'hacking people's instant message accounts to send pornspam.")



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    I wouldn't hack the current occupent's even if given there passwords. It is just wrong.

    I would guess that W, GW, the O's, Clintons etc use the security measrement's put out by the federal government unless they have found something more effective. And sometimes it is not that effective, remember the hack into the medical system about 10yrs ago.
    After the government promised that all the records would be safe and secure and the way to go is "paperless". Yes well that is a whole other thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_at_C View Post
    Lex, it really doesn't matter how strong your password is... most hacking is more sophisticated than that. What does help is having the most comprehensive and up-to-date anti-spyware and anti-malware software you can possibly get. I run a combination of three different programs and all are updated daily.
    Can I ask what 3 programs you run? Seems if I add a program, it conflicts with an exisitng program (i.e. I cannot load Avira if I have MalWare Bytes on the computer). What 3 types do you have? Virus, Malware, ??
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    Programs are helpful in finding and removing such things but in the end they are pretty much useless as preventative measures and the current security tests run the government and industry back my claim up. You have to update them and run full scans every few days to maintain any sort of security and they often miss stuff, requiring you to use multiple programs. Overall, the best way to keep your computer secure is to properly configure your web browser and associated programs to negate web threats to begin with while educating yourself on which kinds of sites to avoid. Sites having to do with religion, weddings, politics, and discount shopping are all hotbeds of malware and web threats. Even "secure browsing" is ineffective at keeping many threats out from such sites. Script blockers are one of the best tools to use but not every browser has those. Disabling things like Flash for all but specific websites where you need the video playback is another way to increase your protection.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
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