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Originally posted by theresult
I dont got nothing to hide.. infact i hope they get infected from all the crappy spyware i have on my pc LOL
wouldnt put it past em..
I dont got nothing to hide
Originally posted by stealthsurfer
Excellent thread! I am a Pc Tech/Remote Support Tech who specializes in security software, and I am also a very happy and proud Linux user. I have used many different Linux Distros, and for the past 2 years found my home with PCLinuxOS. I have just recently installed there "Big Update" which pretty much makes it PCLinuxOS 2009, and if you need a good distro that just works right from the get go, you really should give it a try.
And for those of you that are ignoring the OP's warnings, there is much truth to what she is saying, and there is no amount of software out there that will keep you safe. And I am not only talking about Microsucks users, Mac is quickly becoming just as compromised.
Computer security specialists have been aware for two years that unusual features are contained inside a standard Windows software "driver" used for security and encryption functions. The driver, called ADVAPI.DLL, enables and controls a range of security functions. If you use Windows, you will find it in the C:\Windows\system directory of your computer.
ADVAPI.DLL works closely with Microsoft Internet Explorer, but will only run crypographic functions that the US governments allows Microsoft to export. That information is bad enough news, from a European point of view. Now, it turns out that ADVAPI will run special programmes inserted and controlled by NSA. As yet, no one knows what these programmes are, or what they do. Dr Nicko van Someren reported at last year's Crypto 98 conference that he had disassembled the ADVADPI driver. He found it contained two different keys. One was used by Microsoft to control the cryptographic functions enabled in Windows, in compliance with US export regulations. But the reason for building in a second key, or who owned it, remained a mystery.
A second key
Two weeks ago, a US security company came up with conclusive evidence that the second key belongs to NSA. Like Dr van Someren, Andrew Fernandez, chief scientist with Cryptonym of Morrisville, North Carolina, had been probing the presence and significance of the two keys. Then he checked the latest Service Pack release for Windows NT4, Service Pack 5. He found that Microsoft's developers had failed to remove or "strip" the debugging symbols used to test this software before they released it. Inside the code were the labels for the two keys. One was called "KEY". The other was called "NSAKEY".
Researchers are divided about whether the NSA key could be intended to let US government users of Windows run classified crypto systems on their machines or whether it is intended to open up anyone's and everyone's Windows computer to intelligence gathering techniques deployed by NSA's burgeoning corps of "information warriors".
According to Fernandez of Cryptonym, the result of having the secret key inside your Windows operating system "is that it is tremendously easier for the NSA to load unauthorized security services on all copies of Microsoft Windows, and once these security services are loaded, they can effectively compromise your entire operating system". The NSA key is contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.
Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by GEORGETHEGREEK
everytime i involve my self too much in corners of info that everyday people don't, my computer gets into trouble.
I knew it wasn't just me, or my imagination.
I'll leave it at that...
Originally posted by darkclaw1256
I wouldn't put it past the government. They've been doing these things for years. But what I want to know is if Bill Gates knows about this. He created this OS out of five dollars and out of nowhere the government suddenly accesses private information stolen that Gates pored his heart in.
I'm using Xpantispy-Sp3 & ipfilter.Am I safe?I ain't got anything to hide anyway.
I have tried Ubuntu,and to tell the truth,it sucks.
Show me some proof Helig,that you can infiltrate my P.c.