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Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
On January 28, 2005, a press Release issued by Department of Justice reported that a 19 year old was convicted for his criminal activity by “…creating and unleashing a variant of MS Blaster computer worm.” Christopher Wray, Attorney General – Criminal Division stated that,
"This … malicious attack on information superhighway caused an economic and technological disruption that was felt around world.”
On February 11, 2005, in a Press Release issued by Department of Justice, reported that another criminal was sentenced for circulating a worm. This worm,
“directed infected computers to launch a distributed denial of service (DOS) attack against Microsoft's main web site causing site to shutdown and thus became inaccessible to public for approximately four hours.” March 7, 2005, Symantec.com posted discovery of a worm named “W32.Serflog.B” that spread through file-sharing networks and MSN Messenger – networks that operate on publicly open and interpretable industry standard codec and protocols, including P2P systems, as well as Instant Messaging systems—none of which are protected, regardless of anti virus software on your computer. The W32.Serflog.B worm also lowers security settings and appears as a blank message window on MSN Messenger. If you don’t want to be next victim of devastation created by worms, STOP using services that operate on industry standard codec and protocols, and/or services that incorporate P2P systems.
Anti virus software does not incorporate protection for Instant Messaging services. In addition, Instant Messaging services, in and of themselves, do not include protection for their users.
If you like convenience of text chatting via Instant Messaging, then use a VoIP internet service provider that includes Instant Messaging feature -- one that does not operate on industry standard codec or industry standard protocols that are publicly open and accessible.
Optimally secure VoIP service providers that incorporate a secure Instant Messaging feature, operate from their own proprietary high end encryption codec on patented technology that is hosted in a professional facility. Simply put, when a VoIP internet service provider operates on optimally secure platforms, Instant Messaging feature on VoIP softphone, is also protected with their technology.
A Trojan horse is a program that internet criminals use to interrupt and interfere with your security software and produces following results
·Terminates processes ·Removes registry entries ·Stops services ·Delete files
Hackers, who have gained access to your computer, because of programs and software as mentioned above, are having a field day incorporating this nasty little program into their arsenal of weapons.
As recently as March 4, 2005, a new Trojan horse was discovered that modified settings in Internet Explorer. Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP were reported systems that could be affected.
Here’s bottom line.
1.If you are currently using a VoIP internet solution provider that operates on industry standard codec and industry standard protocols that are publicly open and interpretable, you need to make a decision: a. Continue enticing criminal hackers and remain on their service, or b.Take immediate corrective action. 2.If you are currently using Instant Messaging of any sort, you need to make a decision a. Continue enticing criminal hackers and remain as a user of their service, or b.Take immediate corrective action.
If you decide to take immediate corrective action:
1.Find a VoIP internet solution provider that has their own proprietary high end encryption codec 2.Find a VoIP internet solution provider that has their own proprietary patented technology 3.Find a VoIP internet solution provider that hosts their proprietary patented technology in a professional facility 4.Find a VoIP internet solution provider that includes Instant Messaging feature in their proprietary patented technology
Here’s a place you can look over to see what a VoIP internet solution provider looks like that operates on their own proprietary high end encryption codec with their own proprietary patented technology hosted in a professional facility, AND that incorporates Instant Messaging feature. http://www.free-pc-phone.com
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Dee Scrip is a well known and respected published author of numerous articles on VoIP, VoIP Security, and other related VoIP issues. Other articles can be found at http://www.free-pc-phone.com