• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Brandon

  • Rank
  • Birthday 07/19/1990

Contact Methods

Profile Information

  • Gender
  1. I have had my computer for a couple of months, but possibly its only for Dell made computers???
  2. Actually I found a recovery partition. Just press ctrl+f11 at bootup and a screen with options come up to either restore or cancel (forgot the second option it might be cancel). I will try it once I get a disk to back my data on. imabooger, Do you know what number I should call for dell to request a disk?
  3. Thank you everyone for your replys shanenin, I will try what you said after I can speak with Dell like blim suggested I try thanks. blim, Hi blim..I will call them soon and also I will look on there site to see if I can find anything there first. martymas, I don't see anything like that, but I could be wrong. Any more suggestions are still welcomed.
  4. Hi, I recently bought a new computer with windows xp sp2 on it from Dell. And it didn't come with a reinstall disk or anything to reinstall windows xp. Is there a way to manually do this or a way to get a reinstall disk? Thanks in advance.
  5. CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--CastleCops, a globally oriented security and privacy site, and Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, announced today a new anti-phishing task force designed to help consumers and businesses combat the unending scourge of phishing scams and online identity theft. The task force, called the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad, is a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites. The community consists of members who report new phishing scams as well as highly experienced security researchers ("handlers") that handle incoming reports of phishing websites and are responsible for performing immediate action to terminate the criminal activity. The PIRT Squad works as a complement to existing organizations such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The primary difference between PIRT and other organizations is that PIRT is focused solely on aggressively terminating phishing sites. PIRT will work with other security organizations and, if necessary, law enforcement, to provide information for security and forensic analysis. "The reason this group was formed is to give consumers direct access to a dedicated task force that will take immediate and aggressive action to shutting down phishing sites," said Paul Laudanski, president of CastleCops. "While there is a very active professional security community performing outstanding research and forensics on phishing sites, it's our experience that many of these phishing sites themselves aren't immediately reported to the ISP, or in the case of compromised sites, to the domain owner. This effort adds one more layer to the fight against phishing, making it increasingly more difficult for the criminals to perpetrate their scams on innocent users," said Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software. What types of sites host phishing scams? Most phishing sites are run on innocent websites that have been compromised. Others are run on servers at legitimate web hosting or freehosting sites. In some cases, phishing sites are run on servers managed by questionable ISPs. Isn't it impossible to get many of these sites shut down? Getting sites shut down is not impossible. However, it can be challenging, and in many cases, requires a deft combination of science and art, especially when a site is hosted in Eastern European or Asian countries. Based on its research, PIRT estimates that the success rate in shutting down a phishing site will be between 40%-50% of the sites identified. However, this number is expected to increase as the organization matures. How will PIRT get phishing sites shut down? PIRT Handlers will use all available avenues to rapidly shut down phishing sites. These include working with domain owners who have been compromised, contacting ISPs and, if necessary, working with law enforcement. How are Handlers trained? Handlers are trained by other CastleCops handlers in how to identify and shutdown phishing sites. Are PIRT members paid? PIRT is run completely by volunteers. How does someone report a phish to PIRT? Users can go to to submit a phish through a web-based system, or by email to [email protected] How do people learn more or become members of the PIRT squad? Go to We encourage as many people as possible to join. Full Article Here
  6. By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News Botnet controllers may be planning a large-scale attack against message forums, TechWeb has learned. The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center (ISC) noted that a bot going by the name "FuntKlakow" has registered on thousands of phpBB forums. Speculating, ISC analyst Marcus Sachs noted that the bot's owner(s) may be preparing to exploit a zero-day vulnerability against the popular php bulletin board software. "We might be chasing a ghost here but it's always good to be on the lookout for something like this," wrote Sachs in an alert on the ISC site Sunday. Sachs linked to the original posting about the attack possibility. That posting added that on most boards the FuntKlakow bot had only registered, but that it was capable of posting messages. A Google search for "FuntKlakow" suggested that the bot may have created accounts on more than 36,000 forums. Some of the forums show messages such as "Oh, how nice" and "Wow, I didn't think of that." "Next time the phpBB announces a critical vulnerability, the bot would have everything ready (just a post click away) from attacking thousands of sites/forums," the original post read. U.K.-based security and Web measurement company Netcraft added in a Monday alert that the phpBB software has been hit with several security problems, including a January hack of Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) php-driven support forums that planted malicious code on visitors' machines. Full Article here.
  7. Brandon

    Happy Birthday Kat

    Happy Birthday Kat Have a great day!
  8. Yah..this post is A-OK! We all know Brandon very well and know that this isn't commercial spamming, and definately is a very useful informative site it seems. Anyone who takes the time to seriously fight the excessive malware out there thru site like these, deserve to be recognized and helped as much as possible, so this post stays open. Thanks Chappy
  9. No this is not my forum. Im just a moderator over there announcing this place to help others
  10. We are still working on different languages but its hard getting people to help out who are spanish in particular. We currently only have one Spanish mod right now I believe but the forum isnt ready yet.