SHIP'S SECURITY OFFICE


 
 


-=[ Welcome To Our Security Office ]=-

    It is our policy not to ask, or reveal anything either said nor stated in any communication with any visitor(s) to our web site.  That action is considered to be a blatant violation, of a user(s) right to privacy.  If a "user" or "visitor" makes email or any other electronic contact with the webmaster of this site, the information, conversation, etc., is held in the highest of personal and professional regard and will not be disclosed to anyone.  Without the prior express written consent of the party's whom are involved.  This is our commitment to you, to protect your rights.  Please also be aware, that in some countries and in some states, the laws regarding these matters will vary and may have other possible options.

Personal Computer InterNet Firewall Software
BlackICE v3.1.10.cap
Network ICE
[http://www.networkice.com/]
A very nice personal firewall.
Outpost Firewall (Free)
v1.0.1125-RC1
Agnitum.Com
[http://www.agnitum.com/]
A nice personal computer firewall
for the Windows based PC.
PortICE v2.0
John Aama
[Download From ZDNet]
This program will block and auto
monitor your system f ports.
Port Blocker v1.0
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
A nice and simple port blocking utility.  Be very certain to protect yourself.
DHCP Fix v1.0
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
This utility will fix a flaw in the Windows 9x DHCP services.
CookieWall v1.01
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
Master, block and save all of the
internet browser cookies you have and use.
CallerID v1.0
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
Know who is calling your number.
Be smart and be safe!
Script Defender
v1.02
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
This little util will stop all of the script and email bug hackers.
POW! v1.57
Analog/X
[http://www.analogx.com/]
Kill those browser popups.  Some are very deadly. Others can track you! And they all tieup bandwidth!
BoDetect v3.5
CBSoftSolutions
[http://www.CBSoftSolutions.com/]
A very impressive anti-trojan detection and removal system.
Jammer v2.0
JammerSoft
[http://www.agnitum.com/]
A very fine internet/web protector and monitoring program.
TauScan v1.6
JammerSoft
[http://www.agnitum.com/]
TauScan is a very impressive anti-trojan program.  It is designed to keep the nets most obvious moles, worms and trojans off your PC.
McAfee VirusScan v9.0
(4.4.00 / 4.6.04)
Network Associates
[http://www.mcafee.com/]
The best antivirus program anywhere.  Guards against web, email, & viruses.
Trojan Defense
Suite v3.0
Diamond Computer Systems
[http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/]
This is the best internet/web guard we have seen and tested.
eSafe Protect
Firewall v3.0
Aladdin
[http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnews.htm]
This is one of the other nice firewalls to protect your PC.
Internet Firewall 98
Digital Robotics
[http://www.digitalrobotics.com/fire.htm]
No Information Available
ConSeal/PC
v2.06 (Trial)
Signal 9 Solutions
[http://www.signal9.com/]
This is a nice and simple personal  PC firewall.
ZoneAlarm
(Freeware) v5.1
Zone Labs
[http://www.zonelabs.com/]
A very good internet security program for the PC, to protect yourself.
ZoneAlarm FREE v6.0
ZoneAlarm Pro v6.0
ZoneAlarm SecuritySuite v6.0
Zone Labs
[http://www.zonelabs.com/]
The newest member of the Zone Labs family.  The new ZoneAlarm Pro!
AdAware SE Personal Edition v1.06
LavaSoft
[http://lavasft.de/]
Anti spyware software.
LeakTest v1.1
GRC Group
[http://leaktest.grc.com/]
Test your firewall to see if you are
really safe.
AntiVir FREE Personal AntiVirus
AntiVir
[http://www.avast.com/index.html]
A fine quality free anti virus product.
Gateway Guardian PE
WebAttack.Com
[http://www.webattack.com/]
No description available.
Protect/X v4.11
Plasmatek Software
[http://www.plasmateksoftware.com/]
No description available.
FatPipe
FatPipe
[http://granite.vii.com/]
For the PC.
DoorStop Personal Firewall
Open Door Networks
[http://www.opendoor.com/]
For the Macintosh
NetBarrier
Intego
[http://www.intego.com/]
For the Macintosh
Tray Firewall v2.0.10p1
Tiny Software
[http://www.tinysoftware.com/pwall.php]
No description available.

   In response to the report of the firewall failures, as made available by [Grc.Com], we feel it is our duty to let you know that some of the firewalls that have appeared in our list, failed to properly detect and inform the user that specific files, were trying to gain access to the internet and make contact with an undisclosed remote web site.  In the meantime, we suggest that if you are using one of those, to remove it and stop using it.  We suggest you stick with the ZoneAlarm from [ZoneLabs.Com].  We do not have contact with the makers of these programs, nor do we have any control over their situations.  But, we want our users to be as safe as possible.  Please be advised, that the results of the tests from Grc.Com have caused a great deal of controversy, with many of the firewall software vendors.

    If you would like to see just who is able to see you and have access to you, simply go visit one of the following links:

        Gibson Research - [http://shieldsup.grc.com/]
        Hacker Wacker - [http://www.hackerwacker.com/]
        Security Space - [http://www.securityspace.com/]

    Please visit the SpyChecker.Com homepage and download the anti-spyware tools from:

        SpyChecker - [http://www.spychecker.com/download.htm]

    This site has free software, utilities and tools for the internet:

        WebAttack - [http://www.webattack.com/]

    For more information on networking and internet security, please visit:

      Network ICE's Advice - [http://www.networkice.com/advice/]
      SANS Institute Resources - [http://www.sans.org/newlook/resources/IDFAQ/]
      McAfee/Network Associates AntiVirus Center - [http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/default.asp]
      Symantec AntiVirus Research Center - [http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/]
      Internet Firewalls Frequently Asked Questions - [http://www.interhack.net/pubs/fwfaq/]
      Internet Firewalls-Resources- [http://www.cs.purdue.edu/coast/firewalls/]

    For information on the security of your operating system, please read the following:

      PC & Microsoft Windows Security - [http://www.microsoft.com/security/]
      MacIntosh & MacOS Security- [http://netsecurity.miningco.com/]

    We can also suggest the following programs to keep the adware, malware and spyware off of your computer.

      CounterSpy
      Spybot Search and Destroy
      Spyware Blaster
      Spyware Doctor
      WebRoot SpySweeper
      XBlock XCleaner


   Other things you can do to protect yourself on the net -

Please Note: The instruction that appear below, are for the Microsoft Windows operating systems only.  Mac, Linux/Unix and other users, please contact your information technologies specialist for assistance.

   In order to protect yourself, you must take the necessary steps to be secure.  One of the best ways to do this is to have your OS hide you better.  For example, don't use protocols for the internet that you don't need or use.  Such as NetBEUI, or IPX.  For hackers, these are give-away's that you are on the net.  They send out a query asking "is anyone there?"  And your protocol will reply "I'm here, here's my address...".  So turn them off.

    It is a good idea to disable those nasty protocols from the dial-up connections.  Do this by left clicking on "My Computer".  Then left clicking on "Dial-up Networking".  Then right click on any of the dial-up connections that appear in there.  Then select 'Properties'.  When the dialog box appears, left click on the "Server Types" tab.  And uncheck the NetBEUI and IPX protocol boxes.  Do NOT adjust anything else.  If your computer connects to a private, or custom network for internet access,  you may want to talk with a technical representative first, to find out if these changes will affect you ability to connect to the net.

    Another good way to remain safe, is to remove the access of a shared resource, or the presence of a network.  Hackers love to bother networks.  So be certain to remove the network, or shared resources from the visible eyes of the internet. You can do this by unchecking the feature in the properties box for "File and print sharing" on any of the Dial-Up services. And be sure to set your Internet Zone security level's high enough.  Set the InternetZone" to nothing less than Medium and set the Local Zone to High, set the Trusted Zone to High and set the Un-Trusted Zone to High.

    Then setup and use a firewall, if you haven't done so already...  Never go on the internet without it.  Not ever.  You must take the security of your computer seriously.  Hackers do.  They count on it that you won't.  And then they will steal and harm your computer's information.  And sell it to someone, or possibly worse.  So, please.  Protect yourself...

In order to better protect your privacy, for those using the Windows operating systems.  You should do the following:

 Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / 98SE / ME / NT4 Users
  Start | Run | regsvr32 -u c:\windows\system\regwizc.dll

 Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP Users
  Start | Run | regsvr32 -u c:\windows\system32\regwizc.dll

 -  NOTE: This technique is perfectly safe.

This is done to disallow cookies, JavaScripts and ActiveX from sending your private Windows information out onto the internet.  It does not harm the ability to use the Windows update process.  And can be easily undone.  Just change the -u to -c.  Otherwise your name, address, phone and Windows registration info can be obtained, by those who do NOT need to have it, or ever see it.  Only the Microsoft Corp, has a right to know about this information.


   Other internet security resources -
:
         [http://users.rcn.com/rms2000/sleuth/index.htm]
         [www.sans.org]
         [www.sans.org/digest.htm]
         [packetstorm.securify.com/index.shtml]
         [L0pht.com]
         [Insecure.org]
         [Technotronic.com]
         [Nmrc.org]
         [CultDeadCow.com]
         [KevinMitnick.com]
         [Rootshell.com]
         [HackerNews.com]
         [Hackers.com]
         [Attrition.org]
         [DefCon.org]
         [www.simovits.com/trojans/trojans.htm]
         [www.sans.org/newlook/resources/IDFAQ/oddports.htm]
         [www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/port-numbers/]
         [www.accesscom.com/~pi/security/]

    The GRC web site, can provide you with a demonstration of how you are being seen when you are on the internet.  The demo procedure, is totally safe and harmless.  It is intended to give you an example of how others perceive your PC's very presence.  Did you know that the email you write, is NOT REALLY private?  It isn't.  The administrator, of the server that handles your email is legally allowed to view and evaluate what you write.  Not many administrators actually do this, however, it is allowed.  This is especially true in a corporate, or business environment.

    In addition, when you are surfing from work, or an office, the administrator there knows where you went and how long you were there and if you downloaded anything, he/she knows what it was and where you saved it.  And your local area network supervisor, or administrator, is legally obligated to report this to your boss, or manager.  So, expect a visit.  In some offices, when you are hired, you must sign a paper, that clearly states, your activity in the office will be monitored.  And if you break their rules, there is a chance you may be terminated for doing so.

    Have you heard of the FTP or POP3?  If you have you know that hackers will use these services to attack you.  They will use any service your system will respond to them with.  Including TELNET.  Hackers will use the Windows(r) TCP & UDP ports on the internet to get into your computer.  They can do this via the TCP/IP internet packet protocol.  UNIX & Linux are also susceptible to these attacks.  Hackers want what you have and they want to cheat you out of it.  Including your ISP access.  Know your rights and protect yourself.

    Your safety and comfort are very important to us.  Please do not take any chances while cruising the web.  We hope you will be happy and safe from any would be attacker or intruder.  Take the steps necessary to remain safe.  So that you will be able to come back and visit us very soon on the web!

    We use many of the above programs and have had very good results.  We also suggest, that you make a habit of doing regular .DAT (data) file) updates and be sure to update the engines (main scanning programs) as well.  So long as you do,  it is possible to keep your personal computer reasonably safe from unwanted attack.

Note: You can find all sorts of other protection software on the internet.


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