Why hackers hack
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See like a year ago I wrote a short story about what I think a hacker is, and how to protect yourself from them/one.
Well today I went back and read my story again. God the typos. Wtf was up with my firefox spell check that day ? Well while reading it I scrolled down and started reading what everyone else said…. These freaking people are saying stuff like “crackers aka black hat hackers” … Ok just thinking that line makes my nose bleed.
For the record, a cracker is a dude that cracks programs to circumvent copyright… don’t believe me? go to google and type this in “Torrent: Microsoft+Crack” and you will find some sort of executable file that allows you to use some sort of microslob product without authentication and or verification of purchase. In those results, take the time and count how many links you find with that result that are legit to what you searched… no go back to google and search “crack+network” you will not find squat. why? not because it’s uber top secret, it’s just misguided kids using a phrase improperly.
Now on to defense, set your router to stun, set email to text only, use mvps hosts file, run spybot search and destroy and the other two like. do not give your password to third party. update any virus scanner you have. If you don’t have one, well really it’s useless any, most virus writers attack the virus scanner right off these days anyway. That is why I use online scanners! Sounds cheap, only to the unwise.
Stay away from dirty sites, do not download from places you do not know, if you do for god knows what reason have to download from a strange place, google “jotti’s virus scan” and scan that single file with 20+ virus scanners at one time… Save yourself some heart ache.
I do not use avg or avast or nod32 because avg sucks from the get go, avast is nice and well enough but after a month it bloats your machine into oblivion. Nod32, if some newb tells you to use that junk it’s because he heard some dude on his favorite podcast recommend it, unknowing that the podcaster just got paid for that plug. again, when you go to jotti’s site, scroll to the bottom and look at the current virus finds, sit there and hit refresh for as long as it takes you to be satisfied with what you see, nod32 almost never finds anything.
People lay to much faith in software. If it’s your stupid mistake, it’s yours … own it.