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Warrior-Mentor
11-16-2009, 14:32
With as much computer wisdom as we have on this site,
hoping for some ground truth and, if true,
advice on how to remove and prevent...

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/11/the-white-house-tracking-on-atlas-readers.html

Kyobanim
11-16-2009, 16:12
A coder can have a website drop a cookie on a pc and have that cookie say whitehouse.com, er, I mean .gov. doesn't take a whole lot of work. Someone is just trying to stir up the shit at that site.

JJ_BPK
11-16-2009, 16:34
Col

I PM'd a little note..

Sigaba
11-17-2009, 02:00
Were it true, the first lady of the United States would be mighty upset when she read what I've written about her and her husband in my email and PMs.

T-Rock
11-21-2009, 10:30
I have no idea how David Axlerod got my email addy :D

dadof18x'er
11-21-2009, 10:39
I couldn't get this site last night and I thought it was the WH or jihadis:eek:

Red Flag 1
11-21-2009, 10:57
I couldn't get this site last night and I thought it was the WH or jihadis:eek:

Had the same problem starting around 1800 last night.

Also had same trouble with the SFA site:confused::confused:.

:munchin

RF 1

JJ_BPK
11-21-2009, 11:04
I couldn't get this site last night and I thought it was the WH or jihadis:eek:

Good,, I was getting out the tin foil also.. I was getting errors from about 8pm until about 20 minutes ago??


Back on topic,, I use a share-ware pgm called: SpyBot Search & Destroy It is very good at ferreting out spy cookies and other nefarious snooping programs.

http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

BUT, I can't guarantee that the DHS/CAIR/CIA/FBI/ACORN hasn't put spider pgm's out that no-one is allowed to block.. :eek::eek::eek:

dadof18x'er
11-21-2009, 11:08
Had the same problem starting around 1800 last night.

Also had same trouble with the SFA site:confused::confused:.

:munchin

RF 1

I had just allowed microsoft to do an update then blammo no PC.com:(
I thot Bill Gates became a jihadi

armymom1228
11-21-2009, 11:17
Had the same problem starting around 1800 last night.

Also had same trouble with the SFA site:confused

:munchin

RF 1

Oh thank god, it wasn't me... I can take off the tinfoil now? It was beginning to itch and my cat was laughing at me.

Sigba, I thought you and Michelle were having a secret affair. You really should clarify yourself there dear. Your lady love will be heartbroked to know you have thrown her over for a new.................:D:p
AM

Red Flag 1
11-21-2009, 14:03
Good,, I was getting out the tin foil also.. I was getting errors from about 8pm until about 20 minutes ago??


Back on topic,, I use a share-ware pgm called: SpyBot Search & Destroy It is very good at ferreting out spy cookies and other nefarious snooping programs.

http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

BUT, I can't guarantee that the DHS/CAIR/CIA/FBI/ACORN hasn't put spider pgm's out that no-one is allowed to block.. :eek::eek:

Back on topic!

A few months ago, my computer got slammed big time. This was while using PC-cillin, including all updates!! My local computer heavy hitter took two days to remove the virus. He then doubled my RAM, installed SpyBot, and Spyware Blaster, along with MozillaFox as an internet explorer. Mozilla brings more protection while on the internet than Windows internet explorer. I follow directions as to how to use, scan, and update both Spybot, and Spyware Blaster; still have , update, and use PCP-cillin.

I am concerned that I saw with PS.com, and SFA having problems at the same time:confused:. What also concerns me is that today,I have come to believe that this could have come from our own government/White House. That really concerns me. Please tell me that I am daft, and should not worry!!

:munchin

RF 1

armymom1228
11-21-2009, 16:30
What also concerns me is that today,I have come to believe that this could have come from our own government/White House. That really concerns me. Please tell me that I am daft, and should not worry!!

:munchin

RF 1

Happened again... I got lots of extra tin foil want I should send you my extra?:D

Agreed, If this could be traced back to whitehouse.gov .... no.... the MSM would not raise a stink, they would just tell us all that they are just monitoring us all for potential terrorist thinking, emphasis on think. :rolleyes:

Red Flag 1
11-21-2009, 16:34
Happened again... I got lots of extra tin foil want I should send you my extra?:D

Agreed, If this could be traced back to whitehouse.gov .... no.... the MSM would not raise a stink, they would just tell us all that they are just monitoring us all for potential terrorist thinking, emphasis on think. :rolleyes:

Put the tin foil around your computer.

I hope that in the end this is funny.

RF 1

lindy
11-21-2009, 19:21
He then installed SpyBot, and Spyware Blaster, along with MozillaFox as an internet explorer. Mozilla brings more protection while on the internet than Windows internet explorer. I follow directions as to how to use, scan, and update both Spybot, and Spyware Blaster; still have , update, and use PCP-cillin.



RF 1, looks identical to my setup and I would suggest that you install the following add-ons to Firefox:

Ad Hacker
Adblock Plus
Better Privacy
Clear Private Data
NoScript
TrackMeNot
Keyscrambler

IF you use Facebook, I would get Facebook Beacon Blocker too. :lifter

HTH,

Lindy

morolen
11-22-2009, 00:27
On the subject of protection software Microsoft recently rolled out their own anti-virus/malware program and it comes rather well rated.

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Also if your tinfoil hat needs a few extra layers give Peerblock a try.
http://www.peerblock.com/
From their site: "PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can't get in to your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either.

And best of all, it's free!"

While the IP lists peerblock uses aren't perfect they are a good addition to ones protection suite.

As for Mozilla addons, I'll give my recomendation as well to Ad-Block and Noscript.

Red Flag 1
11-22-2009, 07:57
RF 1, looks identical to my setup and I would suggest that you install the following add-ons to Firefox:

Ad Hacker
Adblock Plus
Better Privacy
Clear Private Data
NoScript
TrackMeNot
Keyscrambler

IF you use Facebook, I would get Facebook Beacon Blocker too. :lifter

HTH,

Lindy

Thanks!

Are these add-ons available on line?

RF 1

TraininDummy
11-22-2009, 08:13
Golden rule by my old man: Don't put s@$% on your computer that you never want others to see. I know that this is always not realistic so I follow the second rule.

Rule 2: always make sure you lock your doors ;)

lindy
11-22-2009, 09:52
Are these add-ons available on line?

You betcha!

Open FF browser>Tools>Add-ons

In the window that pops-up, go to "Get Add-ons" tab and you can either search for them individually or click on the "browse all add-ons (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox)" link.

That link will take you to the FF page. On the left, there's another link to "Privacy and Security (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:1/cat:12)"

I suck at trying to create strong passwords but there's an add on that will take text and convert into a strong pword (e.g. professionalsoldiers = !Q@W3e4r$). It uses a random algorithm so the output of "professionalsoldiers" will never be the same.

Just one more layer of protection against "sniffing" attacks. Damn Chinese!

Red Flag 1
11-22-2009, 10:14
lindy,

Thanks!!

My virus came from an addy in Crete.

Be well!

RF 1

Sten
11-22-2009, 10:35
Just one more layer of protection against "sniffing" attacks. Damn Chinese!

Lindy thanks for the add-ons, so far TrackMeNot and Keyscrambler are working great on my rig!

greenberetTFS
11-22-2009, 17:22
A coder can have a website drop a cookie on a pc and have that cookie say whitehouse.com, er, I mean .gov. doesn't take a whole lot of work. Someone is just trying to stir up the shit at that site.

K,

How would we know if our site is being monitored ? :confused:

Big Teddy :munchin

lindy
11-22-2009, 18:40
K,

Kinda jumping on the bandwagon here, but does it matter if a user goes to https or http to browse/login to PS.com?

I know they use different ports but is there more security using the secure URL?

Lindy