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Ravi
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      12-20-2003
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Is there a service that I can use to determine if my comp is
secure or not?

TIA.

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      12-21-2003
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> Is there a service that I can use to determine if my comp is
> secure or not?


Yes.

You be specific /first/ ;o)

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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:24:14 -0000, "Hairy One Kenobi"
<abuse@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:

>"Ravi" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Is there a service that I can use to determine if my comp is
>> secure or not?

>
>Yes.
>
>You be specific /first/ ;o)


I want to verify on my xp machine if my version of OE can be
exploited or not etc.

And many other security loop holes common in MS windows xp.

TIA.

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      12-21-2003
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> On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:24:14 -0000, "Hairy One Kenobi"
> <abuse@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
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> >"Ravi" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> >> Is there a service that I can use to determine if my comp is
> >> secure or not?

> >
> >Yes.
> >
> >You be specific /first/ ;o)

>
> I want to verify on my xp machine if my version of OE can be
> exploited or not etc.
>
> And many other security loop holes common in MS windows xp.


Hard to "test" OE, but you can check your settings against:
http://www.codecutters.org/outlook

Assuming that you're up-to-date with WindowsUpdate, what sort of tests do
you want on XP? External port scans, or perhaps something like a Nessus.org
scan (requires a *nix box)?

HackerWhacker used to be pretty good (it would do a benign check, then jump
in with the vicious stuff later). Not sure if it's still around..

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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 11:14:10 -0000, "Hairy One Kenobi"
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>> On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:24:14 -0000, "Hairy One Kenobi"
>> <abuse@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
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>> >"Ravi" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> >> Is there a service that I can use to determine if my comp is
>> >> secure or not?
>> >
>> >Yes.
>> >
>> >You be specific /first/ ;o)

>>
>> I want to verify on my xp machine if my version of OE can be
>> exploited or not etc.
>>
>> And many other security loop holes common in MS windows xp.

>
>Hard to "test" OE, but you can check your settings against:
>http://www.codecutters.org/outlook


Thanks. These are the settings I use with an additional one
that prevents opening potentially dangerous attachments


>Assuming that you're up-to-date with WindowsUpdate, what sort of tests do
>you want on XP? External port scans, or perhaps something like a Nessus.org
>scan (requires a *nix box)?


As I have posted before in this group I have already done
the tests at

http://security.symantec.com/

Which say my comp is secure.
Any other tests that I can perform?

>HackerWhacker used to be pretty good (it would do a benign check, then jump
>in with the vicious stuff later). Not sure if it's still around..


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      12-21-2003
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 14:43:32 +0530, Ravi wrote:
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> I want to verify on my xp machine if my version of OE can be
> exploited or not etc.


http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786
 
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 13:43:55 GMT, Bit Twister
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>On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 14:43:32 +0530, Ravi wrote:
>>
>> I want to verify on my xp machine if my version of OE can be
>> exploited or not etc.

>
>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-014.asp

Take a look at this. Now I have not installed this patch and
many others... (I am a dial up user and simply cannot afford
to stay online to install all of them).


So can my version of OE be exploited?

TIA.

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      12-21-2003
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:05:57 +0530, Ravi wrote:
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>>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786

>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-014.asp
>
> Take a look at this. Now I have not installed this patch and
> many others... (I am a dial up user and simply cannot afford
> to stay online to install all of them).


You asked if you were safe. I gave the link with Dec 18 exploit for which MS
did not have a patch.

 
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 15:42:18 GMT, Bit Twister
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>On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:05:57 +0530, Ravi wrote:
>>>
>>>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786

>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-014.asp
>>
>> Take a look at this. Now I have not installed this patch and
>> many others... (I am a dial up user and simply cannot afford
>> to stay online to install all of them).

>
>You asked if you were safe. I gave the link with Dec 18 exploit for which MS
>did not have a patch.


Yes thank you. That is what I am trying to find out. So
WITHOUT THE PATCH with a FIREWALL can I protect my self?

TIA.

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      12-21-2003
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> >On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:05:57 +0530, Ravi wrote:
> >>>
> >>>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786
> >>
> >>

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-014.asp
> >>
> >> Take a look at this. Now I have not installed this patch and
> >> many others... (I am a dial up user and simply cannot afford
> >> to stay online to install all of them).

> >
> >You asked if you were safe. I gave the link with Dec 18 exploit for which

MS
> >did not have a patch.

>
> Yes thank you. That is what I am trying to find out. So
> WITHOUT THE PATCH with a FIREWALL can I protect my self?


Only until the next fix-for-an-exploit.

Or, to put it another way, if you are walking down a road, there's a chance
that you will be run-over.

It doesn't matter whether you are wearing Microsoft or Open Source socks -
although there are different probabilities for "lucky" socks ;o)

H1K


 
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