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Safer computing with freeware

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by buck, May 27, 2009.

  1. buck

    buck Regular Member

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    I was reading a post from someone and they said "oh i'm clicking the setup file but nothings happening"

    Cmon people you know damn well you can't trust download content from some places...

    Check out Sandboxie FREEWARE. I found it at a security forum awhile back, and is nifty and useful for "warez" content that's typically riddled with backdoors and trojans.

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    Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

    Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox

    * Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

    * Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.

    * Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.

    * Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.


    I mainly use it for programs that don't need to keep specific settings (since the sandbox is cleared each close) or to run like keygens and shit for programs that one need ran once but tend to contain backdoors


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  2. buck

    buck Regular Member

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    Didn't mention in the prior post with Sandbox app, that there is also freeware to prevent keyloggers (at least when using IE and Firefox)

    http://www.qfxsoftware.com/Download.htm

    KeyScrambler encrypts keystrokes are the system level when typing in IE or Firefox.

    Nice couple tools to have for those that are security paranoid...not the end all to virus or whatever, but low resource usages for 2 nifty progs.

    Combine with Avira free version (also low on resources) and you can feel a little safer