E-mail from ZoneAlarm (Security Officials Issue Hacker Warning)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Agnes L., Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Agnes L.

    Agnes L. Guest

    Even though l no longer use the program l received the following
    e-mail warning from ZoneAlarm at 12:12 AM: They suggest turning
    off the computer over the upcoming weekend. Thought the timing a
    bit odd and have thus omitted the links. Am l being paranoid, yeah,
    probably. :) Aggie



    Dear Valued ZoneAlarm Customer,

    You may have heard about the "Defacers Challenge" taking place this
    upcoming weekend. The U.S. government and several technology experts
    have warned that an organized contest among hackers has been planned
    for Sunday. The objective of the contest is to deface company Web
    sites.

    While the attack is not aimed at individuals, hackers often use
    individual's computers to launch these types of attacks. And although
    this does not represent an extreme threat, it's an important reminder
    that even though we may be relaxing in the sun, hackers are still
    hard at work.

    To ensure that you are fully protected, we wanted to remind you to
    check your version of ZoneAlarm and make sure you are running the
    most recent version.

    Our entire line of consumer firewall products has been updated over
    the past three weeks. If you have not updated your product yet, we
    recommend you do so now.

    You can access the latest version by clicking on the link below:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    To maximize your protection, we also recommend checking your
    anti-virus software to make sure you are running the most recent
    version.

    You can find out more about the "Defacers Challenge" story at:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    One last thing...if you plan to be out of town over the weekend, the
    best security is to turn off your PC.

    Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

    Zone Labs

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    Agnes L., Jul 7, 2003
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  2. On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 06:18:51 GMT in 24hoursupport.helpdesk, my mind
    boggled at the following statement by Agnes L. in message
    news:pe8Oa.4098$

    > Even though l no longer use the program l received the following
    > e-mail warning from ZoneAlarm at 12:12 AM: They suggest turning
    > off the computer over the upcoming weekend. Thought the timing a
    > bit odd and have thus omitted the links. Am l being paranoid, yeah,
    > probably. :) Aggie
    >
    >
    >
    > Dear Valued ZoneAlarm Customer,
    >

    snip> One last thing...if you plan to be out of town over the weekend,
    the
    > best security is to turn off your PC.
    >
    > Have a safe and relaxing weekend!
    >
    > Zone Labs
    >

    snip

    They suggest turning it off *if* you're going to be away over the
    weekend. That's just good advice. Turning it off (or at least,
    disconnecting from the 'net) is the *best* security you can have. :)

    --
    The Old Sourdough
    No of SETI units returned: 1816
    Processing time: 3 years, 281 days, 2 hours.
    (Total hours: 33026)
    www.setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
     
    The Old Sourdough, Jul 7, 2003
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