[Dshield] Cookies from homeland security???
newatthis at rcn.com
Tue Oct 19 17:08:45 GMT 2004
Roland Green wrote:
> Mike if you are really concerned why don't you install a personal
> firewall like the one Symantec makes (Norton Personal Firewall). There
> is an option to force every application on the machine to be granted
> permission before they access the Internet. Or you can just put your
> machine behind a hardware firewall and block all the ports. Then read
> the logs and uses Fprod to track down which application that is trying
> to use the Internet without your intervention.
> After reading your initial profile (personal description) I did notice
> that although you are not of middle eastern decent or an associate there
> of (as stated in your profile) that you do match the general profile of
> a US. Domestic Terrorist (ie those who bomb lumber companies and
> companies who sell / harvest animal fur). If you are indeed being
> tracked and all they are doing is setting a cookie, consider yourself
> fortunate because they could initiate satellite monitoring of your home
> and replace your "cable box" and "computer modem" with the new model
> CIA-FBI-NSA-245 Time Warner/Comcast/Cablevision addition.
> Welcome to crazy world :-D
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I'm not really concerned so much as curious.
I have the latest versions of all the security software a home user with
a heathy dose of paranoia should need to install AFAIK. Zonealarm in
which I restrict most things to ask, Norton Systems Works, Spybot S&D,
Lavasoft Ad Aware, Spyware Blaster etc. I don't have a hardware firewall
although I'm real close to getting one. I have all the latest MS patches
and if I get nervous I use Linux for a while. I run Ethereal
occasionally but I'm no security expert that's why I subscribe to this
list, because you guys are. I learn a lot just reading the posts and I
wish I had more to contribute other than sending in my firewall logs.
I admit I hadn't thought of the domestic terrorist aspect of things but
I "think" I'm safe on that front also.
Thanks for the info,
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