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Is my system vunerable?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Boycie, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Take a look at this post made by omni. The signature at the bottom tells you your IP address, OS and browser and you are vunerable because it knows this info. :dry
    surely, just because it knows these details doesn't mean that your system is open to all and sundry :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I had a similar enquirt about this recently, Boyce, but as far as I can see (and if you visit the site) it seems quite innocent. However, I'd like to hear others' opinions on this ?
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    yeh, I would too Gav. Since the original I went back and it said I have a hacker in my system!
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Tomshawk runs a similar sort of software linked to his signature both here and at Tech-Unity. The message omni has about "spammers" is bogus and probably just a joke. Since I trust Tom, I don't believe the software in and of itself is harmful and I assume that omni is just running a variation on a theme.
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    As i thought! :blink
    Makes you wonder mind.
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I think the site is danasoft.com - there, the author says it's pretty much just a simple plaything.
     
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  7. AJ

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    Isn't that info contained in the HTTP header info. Just guessing here
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Yes AJ check this out...

    [font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif,MS Sans Serif][size=-1]Information such as cookies, the URL of the web page which contained the link that referred the browser to the remote server (potential privacy/tracking concerns there), the identity and version of the browser, and the format of information that can be accepted for the server's reply — and more — are all transmitted by the user's browser for every request. In some cases, the user's screen display resolution and color depth or the operating system and version being used is also included.

    https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

    Pete


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