Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › US government spies on Vista PCs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

US government spies on Vista PCs - Page 10

post #91 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
The internet is a series of tubes.. what other proof do you need?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #92 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heru View Post
The internet is a series of tubes.. what other proof do you need?
How does that prove apparent malicious intentions by the government through the release of the internet.
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #93 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
How does that prove apparent malicious intentions by the government through the release of the internet.
I... it's... the internet is not a dump truck!



EDIT: On a serious note, I was always under the impression that the internet was initially developed as a communication tool. Along with finding all it's other nifty uses, of course the government (along with other parties) found it could be used to monitor (susceptible) people's activities and what-have-you.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #94 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heru View Post
I... it's... the internet is not a dump truck!



EDIT: On a serious note, I was always under the impression that the internet was initially developed as a communication tool. Along with finding all it's other nifty uses, of course the government (along with other parties) found it could be used to monitor (susceptible) people's activities and what-have-you.
The internet still is a communication tool. A very advanced one.

The internet was developed by the military as a means for linking RADAR feed across the country as well as maintaining communication during a nuclear war.

Then some very smart people got a hold of the technology and turned it into something commercial, to make money off of it... Not to spy on anyone with it.

Most technology is developed by the military and later converted to civilian use.
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #95 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
The internet still is a communication tool. A very advanced one.

The internet was developed by the military as a means for linking RADAR feed across the country as well as maintaining communication during a nuclear war.

Then some very smart people got a hold of the technology and turned it into something commercial, to make money off of it... Not to spy on anyone with it.

Most technology is developed by the military and later converted to civilian use.
Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought.

Either way, there's a moral to this hype:

Protect yourself.


Get a good firewall, spyware and virus scanner, and even a port blocker/monitor if you feel zealous.

I use ZoneAlarm Pro alongside PeerGuardian 2 and Blocklist Manager to create PG2's blacklist.

Any security scan or test I've taken, I've come up totally stealth (as far as it can tell) with that combination.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS XFX 7950GT 512mb G.SKILL 2x1gb DDR2 800 HZ's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 2x320gb SATA, RAID 0 Plextor PX-755SA DVD-RW SATA XP SP3 Hanns-G HX-192RPB 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Tt Toughpower 700w Lian Li PC-V1000BPLUSII Razer Copperhead, Green 
Mouse Pad
WOWPAD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #96 of 105
It's funny to me to actually think that you can remain anonymous on the net anymore (at least in the US and I'm sure anywhere else). I'd prefer it that way, but reality is another story.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.2 EVGA 780i SLI EVGA GTX 260 SC 6GB (2x2G 2x1G) G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD 250gb sata 16mb RAID0 - 500gb ext. Samsung sata burner Vista Ultimate 64 SP1 Samsung 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec Signature SG850 Cosmos S Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelPad QcK 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.2 EVGA 780i SLI EVGA GTX 260 SC 6GB (2x2G 2x1G) G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD 250gb sata 16mb RAID0 - 500gb ext. Samsung sata burner Vista Ultimate 64 SP1 Samsung 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec Signature SG850 Cosmos S Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
SteelPad QcK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #97 of 105
It appears that MIT and Cal keep trying to connect to my computer for some strange reason.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Toledo LCBIE 2.92GHz ASUS A8N5X eVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB 730/1805/1030 Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2x1GB) 3-3-3-8 2T @ 243MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital Cavlar SE 160 GB; Cavlar 120 GB LG DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Acer AL2216W 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Media Keyboard Antec True Power Trio 550w Antec P180b Logitech MX510 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Toledo LCBIE 2.92GHz ASUS A8N5X eVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB 730/1805/1030 Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2x1GB) 3-3-3-8 2T @ 243MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Western Digital Cavlar SE 160 GB; Cavlar 120 GB LG DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Acer AL2216W 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Media Keyboard Antec True Power Trio 550w Antec P180b Logitech MX510 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #98 of 105
I just wanted to add an update here to anyone who may have downloaded and installed Peerguardian 2. You may have some trouble with online gaming. I play a lot of Guild Wars and initially I could not connect at all. I went into PG2 and it was blocking the GW servers. Now you can manually configure PG2 to accept certain IP's and so forth but with so many different servers to connect while gaming this isn't really a reasonable solution to the problem. My best advice to anyone that has a problem would be to disable PG2 entirely before you start a gaming session and then to enable it again after you are done. This can be done easily by right clicking on the PG2 icon in your system tray.

Hope this helps someone...

The YeaBaby

A Computer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Unlocked X3 710 Gigabyte 790 GX XFX 4850 1 gig version 6 gigs of G. Skill Pi and Crucial Ballistix mixed 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
5 x Seagate Sata II -1.64 TB total Phillips SATA DVDR/RW Dual Boot Vista Ultimate 64 bit + Windows 7 Beta Hanns G 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Antec NeoPower 650 watt Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
A Computer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Unlocked X3 710 Gigabyte 790 GX XFX 4850 1 gig version 6 gigs of G. Skill Pi and Crucial Ballistix mixed 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
5 x Seagate Sata II -1.64 TB total Phillips SATA DVDR/RW Dual Boot Vista Ultimate 64 bit + Windows 7 Beta Hanns G 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Antec NeoPower 650 watt Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #99 of 105
Hey guys can anyone decifer the info peer guardian is telling me? I hate the government, but you have to live with it. Wow i'm just glad I didn't live in east Germany way back when. But yeah, can anyone tell me how to figure out what those ports are? I am on a wireless network if that helps. Anyway I don't like where this is going! pretty soon some of my noob friends at school will be arrested for DLing 300 songs and what not. Me I just downlaod a couple of songs that I like mabye 30 at the most.

Jacob

EDIT:

PG blocked some stuff. A lot of double click inc. some savvis, revenue science, exodus communications, and that's it for the block.
Dual Core baby!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 3800+ x2 Toledo LCBQE 2.8ghz DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert 7800gtx 256mb (497,1337) Patriot Extreme DDR 400 2x1024mb 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 80, 160 gig Lite-On Windows XP Home Edition LG 19" widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft OCZ GAMEXSTREAM 700watt Self Modded Razer Diamondback 
Mouse Pad
Razer exactmat 
  hide details  
Reply
Dual Core baby!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 3800+ x2 Toledo LCBQE 2.8ghz DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert 7800gtx 256mb (497,1337) Patriot Extreme DDR 400 2x1024mb 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 80, 160 gig Lite-On Windows XP Home Edition LG 19" widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft OCZ GAMEXSTREAM 700watt Self Modded Razer Diamondback 
Mouse Pad
Razer exactmat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #100 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcdriver0604 View Post
Hey guys can anyone decifer the info peer guardian is telling me? I hate the government, but you have to live with it. Wow i'm just glad I didn't live in east Germany way back when. But yeah, can anyone tell me how to figure out what those ports are? I am on a wireless network if that helps. Anyway I don't like where this is going! pretty soon some of my noob friends at school will be arrested for DLing 300 songs and what not. Me I just downlaod a couple of songs that I like mabye 30 at the most.

Jacob

EDIT:

PG blocked some stuff. A lot of double click inc. some savvis, revenue science, exodus communications, and that's it for the block.
LOL! The government isn't spying on you. This "article" was a joke. Not true at all.
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › US government spies on Vista PCs