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Posted: August 19, 2005, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

Things are moving a bit slowly right now due to a DOS attack that is happening on one of the Internet network segments.

Nothing to get too upset over; things will be back to normal pretty soon.

 

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    Posted: August 19, 2005, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks Todd...Something's you have no Control over.

    Mad ALL IN!Mad

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      Posted: August 19, 2005, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

      Was slow before, but working fine now.

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        Posted: August 19, 2005, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

        Went slow in the last half-hour, then came back.

        Cheers

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          Posted: August 19, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          It seems to have been trapped; I believe everything's back to normal.

           

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            Posted: August 19, 2005, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

            Denial Of Service, ETs calling home.

            That is why everybody should have free PC protections, such as a firewall like Zone Alarm and programs like AdAware and SpyBot.

            Good thing that LP was not affected too much.

            Good luck.

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              Posted: August 19, 2005, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

              DOS attacks can't be prevented by a firewall. They are basically senting enough bogus information to cause your connection to slow down or die alltogether. You have to stop them at the isp/router level. ISP's can stop some of it by kicking infected computers that hackers use off their service.

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                Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:05 am - IP Logged

                If your PC has a firewall it would not call out and tie-up anybodies Site.

                Comprende ? When Hundreds or thousands of PCs "Call out at the same time to that particular IP address or site they TIEUP that service-Site-IP-ADDRESS, a trojan on your PC calls out to the site or address; Do you know what a DOS attack is ?

                If you had a firewall, ET ( the trojan ) would not call out without your permission.

                In other words, firewalls prevent infected computers from calling out, without your knowledge.

                That is why on my firewall I don't pre-configure permissions.


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                  Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                  Denial Of Service, ETs calling home.

                  That is why everybody should have free PC protections, such as a firewall like Zone Alarm and programs like AdAware and SpyBot.

                  Good thing that LP was not affected too much.

                  Good luck.

                  Do you know why E.t.s eyes were so big?.....................................................................................

                  He was looking at the phone bill!!!

                  I have so many security walls and anti-spyware software and Malware and ad-ware protection and norton and spybot, and Trend, and spy-doctor.

                  I live in a cell. It's very frustrating that the government doesn't outlaw this kind of behaviour. I just don't get it.

                  I forgot, I was talking about the government, SORRY!    my bad..... I should have known.

                  The U.S.A. Rocks. Despite all of the problems......There is no where else I would want to live. I know I'm beating a dead horse and sound like a tired cliche...I don't care.....I know I love this country.

                  Love and peace to all.....

                   

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                    Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                    Same here, my PC is better protected than most. I even have 3 particular "secret protections" that most people don't have, sorry, but can't tell anybody what they are, for them to work, they have to stay secret.


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                      Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                      That reminds me. A friend who was so tired of certain, and unavoidable pests, bought a piece of software that literally zapped the opposing party's system and fried it!!!!That piece of software cost $1000.00. He said it was worth it. I agree. Every, and I mean everyday I have to run my Trend and delete the BHOG or something like that. There are ten of them every time.

                      Come on .....tell us the secret.......come on man!!!!

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                        Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                        Lantern is correct about the firewall comments.  If everyone used a firewall (and used it properly), then DOS attacks would not happen on anywhere near the scale or effectiveness that they do now, because there would not be an army of PC at their command.

                         

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                          Posted: August 20, 2005, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                          My comments were towards those recieving a dos attack. Most important thing people can do to prevent it is keeping their computer up to date on released patches and having an anti-virus software runnning that is also up to date.

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                            Posted: August 20, 2005, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                            That reminds me. A friend who was so tired of certain, and unavoidable pests, bought a piece of software that literally zapped the opposing party's system and fried it!!!!That piece of software cost $1000.00. He said it was worth it. I agree. Every, and I mean everyday I have to run my Trend and delete the BHOG or something like that. There are ten of them every time.

                            Come on .....tell us the secret.......come on man!!!!

                            My comments were towards those recieving a dos attack. Most important thing people can do to prevent it is keeping their computer up to date on released patches and having an anti-virus software runnning that is also up to date.

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                            All that I have to do is turn my PC off and then back on and it cleans itself, "almost" like the old on "ROM" operating systems.

                            Simple enough, isn't it ? No, I am not dreaming that is one of my PC secrets, I have other secret main extra protections on top of the regular well known ones that people use.

                            Don't ask about them, they are only for creative people who know about PCs, and besides they are secret, there is only 1 very good extra protection that I am not using now, but I might in the future.


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                              Posted: August 21, 2005, 5:03 am - IP Logged
                              Us Mac users don't have any idea what you guys are talkin
                              about.  We just go on our merry way, computing to cyberspace
                              and beyond. . . . . .