security

  1. Axel PC

    Some Windows Defender Questions

    I'm really considering just running with Windows Defender for my family's laptops. It's already including in Windows 10. It's easily integrated into everything already on it. It's free! I'm also tired of having to re-up with an AV every year. And I have 5 laptops to manage in my family so it's a...
  2. Neemobeer

    The Dangers of Unquoted Service Strings

    Hello everyone, in this post we will be discussing and demonstrating the dangers of unquoted service image path strings. If you don't know what that is that's ok we will get into some background. First things first in Windows we have special programs called services. These programs are...
  3. T

    Windows 10 Update on EzSoftLock copy protection

    Just got EzSoftLock copy protection software. I was skeptical about it working with all versions of Windows. I have tried it on Windows 10 32 and 64 bit, Windows 7 32 and 64 bit and Windows XP and these work. I was also skeptical about it what they meant about unlimited use. What they really...
  4. J

    Anti Malware Software Crash Tests

    Hi guys, who use similar "crash test" articles with software reviews? Tried & Tested: 5 Best Anti-Malware Software for 2019 I'm selecting a tool for an upgrade of my home security infrastructure and want to switch to Norton from Avast. Though, Total AV looks even more attractive by the reviews...
  5. T

    EzSoftLock Copy Protection

    Has anyone heard of EzSoftLock Copy Protection DIY Software? Is it good? I am doing research and thinking about trying it. It's suppose to work on any windows version without any annual maintenance fees and you don't need internet access.
  6. T

    Windows 10 EzSoftLock Copy Protection

    Does anyone have EzSoftLock copy protection? I am doing research and thinking about trying it. I hadn't heard of this before. I see that the company has been around a long time. It's suppose to work on any windows version which is hard to believe. My main interest is that there are no annual...
  7. miguelNo

    Why Local Security Authority Subsystem Service can't be deactivated

    Hi all, I have been searching for some technical post to understand why LSASS can't be deactivated. Okay, it is responsible for enforcing the security policy on the system, but I want some deep sight why the system restarts after deactivate it. Thanks!
  8. T

    What Is The Cheapest, Lightweight, Antivirus Software

    Hello all, I lately been trying to find a simple, lightweight antivirus program for my PC and my Android phone. Many antivirus programs have all of these features now like VPN, child/parent watching, encrypt files/vault storage, password managers and so on. All I want is a antivirus that...
  9. Neemobeer

    Windows Hardening Guide: Locating and Removing Debuggers

    Applies to: Windows 7 and newer *(will work on older Windows versions) Description: This tutorial will help you locate configured debuggers and remove them About Vulnerability: This isn't necessarily a vulnerability. The intended purpose is for debugging applications by redirecting to a real...
  10. Neemobeer

    Windows Hardening Guide: Securing the LSASS process

    Applies to: Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 Description: This is a simple tutorial on how to run the lsass.exe process as a protected process so that it's memory can't be dumped and passwords extracted. Warnings: Some drivers may be loaded by...
  11. T

    How do things like malware, spyware and trojans get onto computer?

    How do things like malware, spyware and trojans get onto computer? Opening dodgy email attachmens or running executable files downloaded off the internet - ok, I get it. I understand the concept of an infected executable file. But except for that? How can stuff like possibly that get onto...
  12. Avast Software

    Some interesting stats in the wake of WannaCry

    Really wanted to share these with the WF community :) I'm proud of our team and our threat intelligence labs; in the end, we blocked over 1,000,000 WannaCry attempts. That was across 350 variants in 150 countries around the world. it's just a fraction of what we block every day though; on an...
  13. Avast Software

    An update from the Avast Threat Labs on WannaCry

    Jakub Kroustek from the Avast Threat Labs has written a nicely detailed blog on the aftermath of WannaCry -- what some are calling the worst ransomware outbreak in history. We're proud to have kept over 250,000 Avast users protected during the outbreak; our threat labs also urge user education...
  14. R

    Suggestion how to improve the windows security

    The current Windows is too vulnerable! For example, the Windows can be damaged even if I just clicked an attached file in a email. The root reason is that all the applications(or exec files) inherit the total privilege from login user's !!!!! We can't define a privilege to some special apps...
  15. C

    NSA is one of the security problems

    After seeing the last Ransomware attack and read posts about what NSA is doing. I strongly believe, that NSA is part of the security problem that we face now. Companies like Microsoft give NSA build in back-doors and other ways to go into computers of billions of people to identify potential...
  16. Neemobeer

    Windows Defender Vulnerability

    Pretty dangerous vulnerability found in Windows Defender, so if that's all you're using make sure you patch it. CVE-2017-0290 Microsoft Security Advisory 4022344 Tech Article Massive vulnerability in Windows Defender leaves most Windows PCs vulnerable
  17. Avast Software

    Gamers - have you tried our Game Mode

    Hey gamers -- Avast 2017 came with an all-new Game Mode. I've used it on a lower-powered PC I use for light work/light gaming and it definitely helps (not much CPU/GPU to go around on that machine) plus it's easy to use. My opinions, of course! I'm curious on the other end, though -- have any...
  18. Neemobeer

    Security Awareness Training

    I just wanted to post a link to security awareness training videos from a great site Cybrary.it. I think everyone should go through the modules once a year for the average user. Free End User Security Awareness Training Online, on Cybrary Enjoy and be a safe cyber citizen.
  19. D

    Windows PIN problem

    Hi, For about two weeks I have been getting the error message below when trying to set a PIN on Win10. I have tried the Windows Store troubleshooter which reports back that cache issues have been resolved, however the problem remains even after numerous reboots. Any ideas?
  20. SirBungly

    Multiple Issues with Windows Firewall

    So my Windows Firewall has been playing up recently. I have no other firewalls on my PC and just use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes for antivirus. A few months ago the firewall started requesting access for any application that wanted to connect to the internet every time I opened the...
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