ComputracePlus deletes stolen data

> Forwarded from: Russell Coker <russellcoker.com.au>

> Interesting that they claim their software-only solution can survive
> fdisk and format. I wonder if they will claim that it can survive the
> installation of a different OS?
>
> Something like TCPA MIGHT be able to do this, but nothing less will.

I thought about this too, and I came up with one option: the BIOS.
We’ve seen viruses which can erase a Flash BIOS, so wouldn’t it be
possible to write a small virus (just a few kilobytes) living in the
unused areas in the top of that Flash ROM, which knows how to hook in
to various common BIOSes (AMI, Award and Phoenix cover over 99% of the
market), scan for supported operating systems at boot and install
itself into their partitions?

Admittedly, I’m not aware of a case where this has been done, and it
would certainly be tricky, but it cannot be dismissed as impossible
just yet. Look at what worm writers can do with less than a kilobytes
of shellcode.

The virus might not “support” any operating system other than Windows,
but it could perhaps survive the installation of such an OS, lying
dormant in the BIOS until such a time as a supported operating system
is reinstalled, and then quietly reinject itself again.

Once the virus code was running under Windows it would of course have
access to the victim’s, ahem, user’s internet connection to detect
whether the machine had been reported stolen.

If it hasn’t been done yet, perhaps it is a business idea for someone?
I don’t have time to implement it myself.

> > Data Delete
>
> Hasn’t anyone ever heard of cryptography?

Not really, many people think it’s “a deadly cyber-weapon used by
terrorists” or some such nonsense, and most people can’t deal with the
risk of losing their passphrase. Of course they sacrifice their own
security for safety as a result, but such is life.

> Surely if you want to steal someone’s data then the first thing you
> do is power the machine down and remove the hard drive to prevent
> such erasure!

Yeah, but how many machines (apart from MI5’s laptops) are stolen
_because_ of the data contained? I would venture that casual thieves
often do not realise the value of the information they’ve stolen until
they take a good look at the machine. By that time, such trivial
defenses as Data Delete would have had time to operate. Let’s also
remember that luckily, most thieves did not come from the deep end of
the gene pool or receive cyber-espionage training. =)

> Conclusion, after you steal someone’s laptop to get their data don’t
> immediately connect it to the Internet, copy the data off first!
> Don’t boot from the same OS they used, put the hard drive in your
> own machine (for best results mount the hard drive on a non-Windows
> OS).

True, and these solutions could never, ever protect against a
determined thief. They have some value in the war against casual theft
which is the biggest risk (in terms of frequency and publicity) for
most users.

> My observation is that “rm -rf /” is fast enough that even
> experienced administrators often don’t catch it while there’s still
> something left. mkfs is even faster.

Ever tried that under Windows? =)

> As for “disguiseing your location with a false IP address”, that’s
> an amusing claim.

I certianly agree with this, since it’s almost impossible to get a
reply to a genuinely spoofed packet, so it would not do the thieves
much good to surf with one.

> Firstly IP addresses on their own aren’t THAT useful for locating
> people (think about NAT, think about ISPs in other countries that
> won’t accept court orders).

Again, casual theft is the main target of these programs, whatever
their creators may claim. I don’t think many thieves would take their
freshly-stolen laptop all the way to Morocco just to download their
pr0n in peace.

> Secondly if you want your program to trace it’s location based on IP
> addresses then you could give it “traceroute” functionality and
> have it send the complete trace log to the server.

Yes, that would actually be a rather good way of tracing. But you
don’t need the complete trace. The next hop upstream (your ISP’s
dialup router) is definitely not spoofing its packets, and if you can
get its IP address by a one-hop traceroute and send it to someone,
then that someone can run the rest of the trace themselves.

> Of course it’s undetectable. It’s so undetectable that even fdisk
> can’t find it… :-#

Undetectable != unremovable of course, and neither applies to the
product, but fdisk isn’t looking for “agents”, especially not in the
BIOS.

> A much better option is to encrypt all the disks and have the
> encryption keys stored in a central office.

Absolutely.

> NB If using an encrypted file system on your laptop be sure to
> permanently disable the “Hibernation” facility in the BIOS. If a
> thief can get a dump of all kernel memory to disk then the
> encryption key will be available in there.

OS vendors should probably wipe this area immediately after resuming
from it, to prevent the accidental retention of sensitive information.

Cheers, Chris.

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Toward a More Secure 2003

The challenges to info-tech security will surely be daunting, and
companies’ efforts to stay safe will have to keep increasing

With holiday cookies and sweets still being shared around offices
everywhere, security is the least of concerns these days as most
businesses are thinking merry, not wary. So what better time to
examine the year ahead for what to expect in terms of computer
security? First, 2003 will surely pose some pretty daunting challenges
to chief security officers and the organizations they protect. At the
same time, improvements in software and technology will elevate
computer security to another level. Here’s a quick rundown of what to
expect:

Spam becomes an even bigger headache

According to e-mail security-service provider Message Labs, spam’s
growth rate will continue be faster than that of legitimate e-mail —
and in terms of sheer volume, spam will eclipse the legit stuff. That
will make the spam torrent more burdensome and harder to control.
Companies that haven’t invested in antispam software will need to do
so, pronto, or have their employees waste more and more time simply
hitting the delete key.

Part of the bargain will be businesses accepting the fact that some
messages will get tossed out with the trash, as antispam programs are
hardly perfect. Still, it’s better than being up to your eyeballs in
smutty missives and come-ons for investment scams from randomly
generated e-mail addresses.

Instant messaging succumbs to spam, too

Once a relative haven, instant messaging has recently become a target
for spammers seeking new outlets. According to e-mail consultancy
Ferris Research, IM spammers works off lists of addresses freely
traded on the Internet. They usually send a message to someone on live
IM asking them to visit a Web site that sells smut, bogus software, or
often legitimate products being marketed in unfortunate ways.

Since no IM spam-screening software is yet available, an IM user on
the wrong list could spend a good chunk of time refusing invitations
from IM spammers. That coverage hole will force many corporations to
consider moving their IM users onto private messaging systems not
accesssible to the public Internet.

Hardware, hardware, hardware

Security isn’t shrink-wrapped anymore. Eighty percent of the licenses
for expensive, high-grade firewall programs come on specially
configured pieces of hardware designed to run this software. That’s
way up from a few years ago. And its only the start.

From virtual-private-network servers to intrusion-detection systems to
newer pieces of software designed to spot behaviorial aberations that
point to a security breach, more and more products are moving from a
piece of self-contained software that an IT consultant or your own
systems administrator installs to a specialized piece of equipment
built with security in mind. The upside? These systems are generally
easier and cheaper to install and launch in a network. The downside?
Less flexibility for companies with special software needs.

Safe computing outside the corporate perimeter Employees logging into
corporate networks from home PCs over public broadband connections are
now commonplace. As a result, security software and hardware that once
did a fine job of guarding sensitive systems looks increasingly
vulnerable. That’s because all these remote networkers, be they
employees or partners, are no longer snuggly inside the “official”
data-security perimeter.

Also, persistant worm-virus outbreaks, such as Nimda, explain why more
and more corporations are going through the considerable hassle of
putting security software — firewall, intrusion detection systems,
antivirus software — on every desktop machine. Companies with
end-to-end protection remain in the minority, but they won’t be for
long as it becomes easier to link up fleets of desktops with central
control consoles that not only talk to the big, heavy-duty security
appliances but also to the thousands of small programs guarding the
road warriors’ machines.

Identity theft goes berserk online

Call in the copycats. When well-organized ID thieves convinced a clerk
at a Long Island (N.Y.) software company to give them access to tens
of thousands of credit reports using his company’s password, they
illustrated how the Net makes the part of ID theft that was hard until
now — accumulating the information — much easier. With widely
available credit reports such an integral part of American business,
it’s hard to imagine how the credit agencies can quickly and simply
limit access to the reports without impeding the flow of commerce.

With easy access to credit reports available to thousands of people
throughout the U.S., expect blockbuster ID thefts in 2003 and beyond.
Whereas credit-card numbers were traded freely on the Internet in the
past, now the bad guys will trade entire personal dossiers. And fixing
the problem will be much harder because it’s pretty easy to screen out
someone who has picked up one of your credit-card numbers but much
harder when it comes to a rogue who has that, your bank-account
number, you social security number, and the last five addresses you
have called home.

Of course, this little list is just the beginning. I haven’t even
touched on still-early trends such as merging physical and online
security: Companies are starting to look at guarding these assets in
coordination because often computer-security breaches start with
physical breaches.

Likewise, more and more businesses are installing software that tracks
theft of sensitive, high-end intellectual property. Once hamfisted,
the second generation of these systems works much better, according to
Gartner security analyst John Pescatore. Both of these are topics I’ll
explore in depth during the next few months as their markets and uses
develop.

All told, computer security remains one of the more dynamic areas of
the moribund IT sector. And it’ll get only more interesting in the
coming year.


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University Football Betting Line – Beginning Early in Betting

Remember that when assessing stats from the previous season, you need to never forget to analyze the statistics in the present season also. Any kind of modification in the line-up of gamers as well as trains can certainly impact the team’s performance. Another crucial aspect is a player sustaining an injury either prior to or throughout the video game. Therefore, it is also vital to understand exactly เว็บแทงบอล how this player’s injury or lack in the video game can affect the efficiency of the group.

Just how does one make his choices?

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There are various options readily available for punters to bet their money when it pertains to football wagering. The activity of betting on football video games has come to be so preferred that a number of sites typically use wagering suggestions for their site visitors. Informants usually supply cost-free wagering tips on markets that are easily predictable. Suggestions on complicated markets are typically sold to punters because their chances are high and also subsequently the returns if a bettor wins the wager.

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Popular markets are clarified to ensure that those new to football betting can easily comprehend where they are betting their cash and also the possibilities of them to lose or win the bet. In this case, tipsters usually don’t offer cost-free betting tips. They either sell the tips for the video game or stay clear of แทงบอลออนไลน์ anticipating at all. A lot of new gamblers choose this market since it is very easy to pick as well as not sophisticated at all. If you intend to guarantee the accuracy of your forecasts, you absolutely need to place in the time as well as an effort which is much required.…

Proven Money Making Gaming Equipments For Casino Poker Exposed!

If you like playing Texas Hold ’em in casino poker, then you need to recognize tried and tested money-making gaming systems to win and obtain cash. Here is some cash making gambling systems that will help you win even more money than various other online poker players. Simply keep in mind, you can’t win every event you play, so focus much more on getting cash rather than winning. As he looks he uncovers the different styles of chips, as well as finds out that real casino chips can be gotten without mosting likely to the gambling establishments. The Texas Hold ’em is a High card video game.

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Proven Money Making Gaming Equipments For Casino Poker Exposed!

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If you like playing Texas Hold ’em in casino poker, then you need to recognize tried and tested money-making gaming systems to win and obtain cash. Here is some cash making gambling systems that will help you win even more money than various other online poker players. Simply keep in mind, you can’t win every event you play, so focus much more on getting cash rather than winning. As he looks he uncovers the different styles of chips, as well as finds out that real casino chips can be gotten without mosting likely to the gambling establishments. The Texas Hold ’em is a High card video game.

Texas Hold ’em

The players that have the highest possible cards can have the finest chance at the best hand otherwise obtain a draw to the best hand following the flop. What you require to do in this video game is to play only the solid hands that can make it through either a raise or several elevates from the start of betting settings. In simply a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can get lots of details on wagering sites. He likewise finds that some chips can be collectibles; this is when kumpulan situs judi bola terpercaya, sbobet link he chooses to come to be a collector himself. Somewhat it is our innate love of accumulating things, yet it is typically because of emotional value. Casino poker chips can remind us of a memorable occasion.

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Exactly how Do The Pros Make The Big Loan With Sports Betting?

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The fad could not hold and also you lose your bet. Yet, remember the objective is to boost your opportunities of winning. Based on previous performance, if you bank on the 49ers to cover against the Rams, you’re more likely to win your wager than to shed.

Position your bets late in the week. By waiting until the end of the week, you’ll understand about any kind of injuries to key players that might impact how you bet. Occasionally, gamers are wounded or intensify an injury in the method. Or what felt like a minor injury on Tuesday might turn out to be one that will certainly keep the gamer out of the game. Likewise, climate condition might impact your bet. Harsh climate often keeps the scoring down.

Losing Streaks Happen. Regardless of what, you can rely on a losing streak. It takes place to handicappers, professional casino players บาคาร่า, laid-back wagerers, and also publications. Be prepared to ride it out. If you’re making use of Pro Forecaster or a handicapping solution, you should stick with it throughout the period in order to come out a victor. Leaving at the first indication of a losing streak will ensure you lose for the season. Suppose you drop out just to have the handicapper go 5 for 5 the following week. Those are 5 wins you’ll never ever have and will affect your general winning percentage.

Just how to choose your selections

Never ever Bet Against a Streak. This is crucial to raising your winning and decreasing your losses. Consider this a wagering rule บาคาร่า club. Claim it over and over till it is strongly embedded in your mind. Never ever bet against a streak. And also, if you’re going to bank on touches, bet the touch will certainly continue. Ironically, logic will tell you that the chances of a touch proceeding double with each added week as well as you need to bet versus it. However there’s a hidden trap.

Take into consideration the adhering to the scenario: In week 10, you discover that Eco-friendly Bay has actually covered for 4 weeks straight. Should you wager that the touch will end? Bear in mind, weekly the odds versus the streak proceeding double. In NBA basketball and MLB baseball, the midseason trade due date could also be really essential to a team’s enhancement.…

What You Know About Video Game Blog Site, Glitches And Also Hacking

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From quickening mundane daily office jobs such as word processing to carrying out a facility and life on the line heart surgical treatment, computer systems make the procedure smooth, quick and also essentially mistake totally free. The idea of computer games which emerged in the early ’80s has now taken on the form of a full-fledged multibillion-dollar market and also has galvanized computers peripheral to much more sophisticated and also personalized made gaming devices called video gaming consoles. Developing games, composing video game blog site, informing playing masses regarding problems as well as hacking are likewise currently considered rewarding companies.

So, what exactly are a video game blog, problems as well as hacking?

So normally, there is a general yearning amongst video game playing masses to learn an increasing number of about their acquired variation. Started in 1992, it has turned into one of the most popular online games to play backgammon versus other players around the world. The entertainment industry has likewise profited a fantastic stride ahead, thanks to computer systems. The title of most important as well as significant discovery of this millennium can appropriately completely be cs go wallhack command presented upon the creation of Computers. If you like the noise of homebrew games, have a look at the remainder of this short article. This is where these game details posts been available inconvenient! According to data, out of 10 software programs made and marketed, 6 are games.

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Even the most well made and placed games developed by the respectable designers are susceptible to problems. These glitches might be in unusual instances advantageous to a gamer and in most cases are big problems to manage. A video game glitches section is set up by people who have come across these glitches while playing a specific video game and intend to share it with the remainder of the neighborhood. Currently video game problems could exist as a different section or belong of video game blog; it outlines particular glitches like absence of structure, hanging Cs go wallhacks framework rates or faulty AI about a video game. Xbox 360 homebrew games are something that most 360 proprietors have never also heard of. The arrival of computers has made a positive impact on every facet of our lives.

Online Pokies I Bet You Will Have Fun

On-line online poker is preferred even more than ever before; individuals from around the globe are playing texas hold’em 24 hrs a day. On the internet, online poker is still relatively brand-new, beginning in 1998, yet actually striking the online market large in 2005. The nature of on the internet casino poker is reasonable – if you’re knowledgeable you can generate income, which can be an added wage to assist you at the end of the month, yet if you’re simply right into texas hold’em as a leisure activity the you can have a great deal of risk-free enjoyable playing casino poker online.

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Casino poker is warm, and casino pokies gamers are currently substantial stars. Online poker gamers playing the on-line texas hold’em can vary from a newbie to an expert World Series of Poker champion.

Gamer Etiquette. At some on the internet casino poker websites, gamers can post photos or images to represent themselves at the table. Gamers that deliberately reduce downplay will certainly be alerted, and if such practices proceeds might have their accounts put on hold. Gamers ought to not endeavor to play when they are exhausted, intoxicated, or distressed.

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Lots of on the internet casino pokies online australia spaces additionally permit the gamers to play for reduced risks (as reduced as 1 cent) and usually supply texas hold’em complimentary rolls (where there is no entrance cost), drawing in newbies. Numerous on-line texas holds ’em spaces additionally offer cost-free cash play so that gamers might exercise these abilities in numerous casino poker video games and restrictions without the threat of shedding actual cash.

Guidelines Of Play

Finding out the fundamental regulations of online poker takes just a number of mins and obtaining utilized to the circulation of texas hold’em takes just half an hr or so. The guidelines are basic, yet do not neglect that there are numerous casino pokies online australia variants readily available online.

On-line online poker gamers are most definitely the brand-new type of texas hold’em gamers, and they are currently providing the pros a run for their cash. Playing online texas hold’em is risk-free as you are in the protected environments of you have a house, and you are not subjected to the threats of typical culture. Coming last on our checklist is none various other than Full Tilt Poker, which just recently released an obstacle in between Paris Hilton and Clonie Gowen.…

Porn can jump on an individual’s computer system with as well as without their expertise

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How do you protect yourself? Simply Deleting porn is not nearly enough!

This since the computer system is designed to allow us to retrieve products we deleted by chance. Secure deletion on the various other hand is when a document is erased in a way that it can never beget. No traces are left on the computer and the data is entirely eliminated. There is a software program created particularly to scan, discover and also eliminate porn completely. Porn detection xvideos brazzers include complicated formulas that check photos pixel by pixel, identifying complexion saturation as well as curvature. The same is done for video in which case the software checks structures of the video. This is the only method for the individual to guarantee that all porn on their computer system is both spotted and gotten rid of completely.

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It is not impossible for someone to get brought away and also act on impulse by taking a risk to bet with more loan than he in fact has. A self-disciplined bettor recognizes just how to establish limitations on himself. Remember that you are utilizing difficult generated income so you’ve reached be smart being used it. Understanding any kind of group’s player schedule is essential due to the fact that you will base your picks on among these variables. Not due to the fact that a team is prominent doesn’t mean that they win all the time.

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If you would like to know your pro football betting chances, listen to this. Nearly all the countries in the world play football. Football is played by a lot of generations from young to old, to experts as well as blue-collared employees. These are simply followers that make it as their pastime yet the specialist league, college organization and the reduced age leagues make football a more exciting sport to see. That is why it is not a surprise that individuals are getting an increasing number of involved in football betting. The fact is, half of the people that watch this sport does not simply see it for enjoyable, they see it get cash! Engaging in betting, you must have the artikel daftar sbobet ability to review between the lines of pro football wagering odds.

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Football wagering likewise called as football betting is now obtaining an increasing number of well-known online. The risks are high however only if you have the best mindset, info as well as skills when it pertains to wagering. The key point you should find out before engaging in football wagering is getting informed. Many sites now use online football tutorials. However if you wish to get ahead, one of the most important thing to understand is that you need to take a look at the group’s stats prior to banking on them. The opportunities of you winning are cara daftar sbobet higher if you recognize how to investigate your way to winning. Do not bank on one of the most liked or supported team regularly. Pick the team whose statistics of winning from previous battles are high.