feed a hungry American - download IE8 (it is free anyway)

Microsoft has a partnership with Feeding America on which they will donate 8 meals for every download of IE 8 HERE.

Why not ?

And if you use a proxy, you can download it over and over again and feed hundreds of Hungry americans if you want. ANd if you virtualise your machine you can re-install it over and over again.

Every time there are 8 hungry people that get a meal in the US. Why not in any other country, although helping hungry Americans is also something worthy.

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ten ebooks a day at ebooks.skynetblogs.be

While I am collecting my own books online for personal use and without posting, I copy links to some of them at


No guarantee that the books will stay up for long

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Free for limited time Titan backup software

Last year, the folks at Neobyte, makers of Titan Backup, offered the full version of their excellent backup software free for a limited time. I’m happy to report that they’re repeating the offer with a little different slant.

You can now get the full retail version of Titan Backup v.1.5 free from Neobyte. Note that this is not the current version of the software (v2.5), but IMO it’s still a great deal. The older version worked fine and you can’t beat the price!

You can download the free version here (opens in a new window):


After you install the software, use the following key to register and activate it:


If you decide to upgrade to the latest and greatest, Neobyte is offering a coupon for a special upgrade price. Use this link to get your discounted price:

Special Titan Backup Upgrade Discount

source is neobytesolutions.com

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Free for today : OVERSPY keylogger and spyware total version

You have a lot of this stuff on the market, but most are crippled somewhere or you don't trust it enough because you really don't really know 100% what the guy is up to.

It is illegal in most countries to use this software on computers of others EXCEPT if you have clearly stated it and that the person knows it (also the consequences of the software). The problem here is that you LOG whatever you want but you have to safeguard the ACCESS to these logs in a totally different strict legal way. The logs are there ONLY if there is a legally acceptable procedure that needs urgent ACCESS to these logs. It is not because you LOG everything that anyone can have ACCESS to these logs. The fewer people have access, the more you can log.

In any case read the comments. It is not working on every VISTA and you need to disable your securitysoftware - which is not recommended.

I think however that some machines in some environments need such a software, but even this software can be circumvented somehow.


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Free books and courses in 2008

These are the links to free books and courses that we have published on this blog, even if most are now published in the links on furl next to this blog.

23/12/08 00:21 christmas 1500 books to download from scribd
12/11/08 10:30 Complete cheat sheet collection to download 
11/11/08 10:04 birthdaylink : where to get ebooks
11/11/08 09:46 Free courses on the web, organised 
15/10/08 14:21 Free magazine Uninformed Nr 10 
30/09/08 12:21 Attention to all report and presentation writers : get back to text please 
24/06/08 12:27 Free ebook about public and expert opinion research tools
17/08/08 16:45 The art of war : interesting read ? 
05/08/08 15:55 Some MIT open Courses for summer study
20/06/08 08:29 Cursus besturingssystemen 
20/06/08 08:27 Cursus Veilige software door Prof Naessens (Belgische EID studie)
20/06/08 08:26 developing secure software applications by Frank Piessens
03/01/08 11:01 How the US army discusses and trains about cybercrime
21/11/08 16:15 proceeding LISA Large Installed System Administration Congress 
26/10/08 22:36 European Report on internet traffic 
20/10/08 10:34 Cyber threats 2009 report 
16/10/08 12:38 Presentations European conference on the Internet of things (RFID) 6/7 october 08
16/10/08 12:16 SOA security : interesting working group in UK
25/09/08 16:35 PEW study about internet and work in the US, very interesting study
12/09/08 09:54 NIST publishes free guide for information security and risk categorisation
12/09/08 09:45 CIS tries to define global security metrics
12/09/08 17:11 New good document about dataprotection for ITsecurity people
11/09/08 13:35 transatlantic consumer organisations and interoperability and open software standards 
20/01/08 11:30 Interesting documents from BCIE.Be Belgian experts forensics

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Freeware in 2008

In 2008 we published numerous articles about good or interesting freeware

27/10/08 11:24 get botnets out of your network, use bothunter 
23/06/08 15:37 Practical tips for monitoring the internet traffic at a network 
23/12/08 00:20 christmas : 900 real freewares for download 
24/11/08 12:10 Europeans will pay more for US software
24/11/08 11:46 free software of interest on freshmeat 
21/11/08 09:59 why a free microsoft antivirus is important and not at all 
12/11/08 14:28 Free enterprise ready fully featured log collection tool for SME 
27/10/08 11:11 4 free firewalls in top 10 of very secure personal firewalls 
29/10/08 23:43 Internet Explorer 8 security speech by Microsoft director for this matter 
30/08/08 10:45 freeware of the day AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser Lite 2.70
29/08/08 08:30 freeware of the day A-squared HiJackFree 
20/08/08 13:45 Windows Freeware of the day PWGEN passwordgenerator 
21/08/08 13:45 Windows Freeware of the day winpenpack (portable software) 
22/08/08 14:45 windows freeware of the day Password Tools bundle
22/08/08 14:24 windows freeware of the day Wireshark (Etherreal) 
17/08/08 14:15 Windows Freeware of the week SNARE (HIDS) 
15/08/08 14:15 Windows Freeware of the day OCS inventory 
14/08/08 15:15 windows freeware of the week BO2K 
13/08/08 12:15 Windows Freeware of the day Keepass password safe
12/08/08 13:00 Freeware of the day Eraser 
11/08/08 14:00 Freeware of the day WinSCP
10/08/08 20:49 Freeware of the day AWstats 
19/06/08 10:17 gratis nederlandstalige internetsoftware voor ouders en kinderen 
09/06/08 13:05 Service packs are no security packages
09/06/08 13:00 Rootkits are one reason for VISTA UAC 
04/06/08 14:16 Mirror mirror at the wall which of my expensive security products will survive the fall ?
04/06/08 00:25 SANS shows you the free protectiontools for your PC for 0$
17/03/08 09:42 Governmental Open Source project waiting to be killed off
20/02/08 15:35 Microsoft is giving the bundle FREE for students and educators (Dreamspark)
15/02/08 11:53 Something to try out why it is still beta : Forcefield by Zone-Alarm
14/02/08 13:23 Necessary software program updates (Secunia)
14/02/08 13:20 Testing Some free updatemanagers for other applications and drivers 

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Free for today Clone terminator

Clone Terminator cleans your PC from unwanted identical files in no time.

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:00 AM CST

Clone TerminatorClone Terminator is an easy-to-use program designed to clean your computer from duplicate files. With the help of Clone Terminator, you can easily scan your drives for identical files and delete those of them that you never use. It will increase space on your drives and improve total system performance. The application searches only for TRUE duplicate files comparing the file data itself.

Clone Terminator uses an innovative algorithm that makes scanning extremely fast and reliable, ensuring 100% accuracy.

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Free for today : watermark pictures with copyright logo

Utility for marking the images and photos with a copyright notice or your company logo or both.

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:00 AM CST

Protect your digital photos with uMark. uMark is a powerful batch watermarking software. It enables you to add visible watermarks to your digital images and photos. Be it your company name, logo or a copyright notice; uMark can add all!

You can fully customize the placement of your watermark, set a custom font, size, color and transparency. You can also rotate and tile the watermark. uMark can also generate thumbnails and batch convert images.

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Free for today History Explorer : see all versions of files

This is good for ediscovery for amateurs....

History Explorer is a program that lets you overview and access old versions of files.

Posted: 15 Jan 2009 02:00 AM CST

History Explorer is a program that lets you overview and access old versions of files. Every time you save a file, History Explorer automatically saves a copy of the old file. This simple functionality means that History Explorer has all the information it needs to let you access old versions of your files. History Explorer looks and works much like Windows Explorer except it’s designed to let you view the history of your files.

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important patches and upgrades and Windows7 again to do

from http://www.softwarepatch.com

Download Windows7  here to download from Microsoft.com Available again

  • Grand Theft Auto 4 1.01 patch
  • Firefox 3.0.5
  • Zune 3.1
  • Sun Java Virtual Machine 6 Update 11 (Standalone package)
  • iTunes 8.0.2
  • Realtek High Definition audio driver 2.10
  • Realtek High Definition audio driver 2.10 for Windows Vista
  • Microsoft UAA Bus driver troubleshooting guide
  • Microsoft UAA Bus driver update
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.3 critical security patch
  • Logitech cordless mouse driver package (Setpoint 4.6)
  • and have a look at this also
  • Windows Vista security update
  • Windows XP security updates
  • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 2.6
  • Flash Player 10
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 with SP1
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    Free Entry to LSEC New Years Event for our readers

    If that ain't a present.

    You can register for free as a reader of the Belsec blog for this event. It is an extra ordinary opportunity and a gift of 150 EURO's

    and don't forget to vote for the Belsec blog every day .... You can vote every day for 5 blogs (seriously not a scam although it is a system open to all kinds of scams....) 

    for more details see below

    and a happy new year to all of us, you will probably meet some of us, undercover or not.... :)  Just to warn you, so you don't say things on/off the record to be published or rumoured around here (joking or not ?)


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    wikileaks publishes code to circumvent Ipod fairplay

    It was taken down by Apple http://bluwiki.com/go/Ipodhash/Takedown

    but they have published us - as always


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    Must security tool Free for today, search your LAN for files

    NetSearch is a effective tool for searching files in local area network.

    Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:00 AM CST

    NetSearch is a effective tool for searching files in local area network. The main feature is fast searching. The program is more fast than Windows standard search. Search executes on every computer where the program is installed. Just in a few seconds you can find the file you need in all computers on the LAN.

    comment : this is a must for securitypeople because this way you can also search quickly on your network if people are sharing files or if folders are open because they are fill with infected virus files (or worse because they have been hacked). It is also a way to check if default or no passwords are used on shared files in your network. You will be amazed how many shares are by accident open. Only free for today, so grab it. If you want to use it share things wit collagues be sure that you follow the internal guidelines, a good supervisor will have a good eye on what is happening on his network.

    search *.*  under no or general logon credentials

    with the new windows worm going its rounds you can check with the credentials it uses and you can also see that every folder has at least a password on its share. Shares without passwords are so 2002 worms.

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    Free for today professional Edraw Max graphics map maker

    Create charts, graphics, diagrams, and maps easily.

    Posted: 06 Jan 2009 02:00 AM CST

    Edraw Max is a versatile graphics software, with features that make it perfect not only for professional-looking flowcharts, org charts, network diagrams and business charts, but also building plans, mind maps, workflows, fashion designs, UML diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, program structures, database diagrams… and that’s just the beginning!

    With more than 4600 built-in vector symbols, drawing couldn’t be easier! Create a wide variety of business charts and presentations based on templates and examples while working in an intuitive and familiar office-style environment.

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    updated and interesting freshmeat free software projects

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/apache/  new apache version 2.2.11

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/asbrumanager/ release of version '7.0.19'

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/beatunes/ version '1.2.17'  playlist maker for itunes

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/dbacompanion/ release of version '1.6'  graphical administration tool for Oracle databases

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/j-ben/ studying japanese

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/lionwiki/ small wiki without a database

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/monetdb/ database management system

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/mysql/  version updates

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/nagstamon/ nagios monitor

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/ns-2/ network simulator

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/netxms/ another network simulator

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/odf-converter-integrator/ open Office 2007 and Open Office files easy

     http://freshmeat.net/projects/openafs/ file distribution system

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/opendap/ another one

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/opengts/ GPS tracking system (beta)

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/pdftextstream/ extracts metadata and text from pdf files

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/rrdtool/ new release, graphical interface for logging and event data

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/simplegroupware/ simple groupware

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/trackstudio/ track bugs during development

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/truecrypt/ one of the best free encryption packages

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/tulip/ visualisaton of enormous graphs

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/ubeedisk/ imaging disks for copying

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/visifire/ data visualisation software (for logs for example)

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/wireshark/ new version 1.0.5

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/zenoss/ network management software





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    christmas 1500 books to download from scribd

    we are not sure that all the books are there but

    mailforlen.googlepages.com/start   try for yourself

    many many different interests and subjects

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    christmas : 900 real freewares for download


    these are the freewares that we hope we can continue to supervise and alert for updates. They are sypware free and diverse.

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    Free For today Image Mender 1.1

    Image Mender - the program allows you to remove any lines or blemishes on your images and it also helps you to remove larger marks, logos or any other undesirable elements. Image Mender is easy to use.

    The clear and user-friendly interface of the program enables you to work. You just need to highlight the part of the image you would like to correct, and then Image Mender will do the rest. After editing, you can save it in the desired format.

    Major functions:

    • Intellectual reconstruction – the program reconstructs the image under the cleared spot so fine that the traces are hardly noticeable even after the removal of large fragments;
    • Ease of use - operating Image Mender is a lot simpler than operating Photoshop Clone Tool. You only need to select the fragment to be removed from the image;
    • Supporting various formats – the program supports the following formats: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, TGA, MNG, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPC, PCX;
    • High performance – the program is written completely in the C++ language, which ensures its high performance


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    Free for today AnVir Task Manager

    AnVir Task Manager gives full information about process, services, TCP/UPD connections, drivers, DLLs. It has descriptions for 70 000+ startup programs and services. It detects new and unknown Trojans using security analysis and alerts on new startups. It can speed up boot time (Delayed Startup), balance CPU usage, optimize memory. Tray icons shows status of disk, network, memory, CPU. Tray menu keeps last launched programs and folders. Also users can hide windows to system tray, set windows ‘always on top’, and change windows transparency.

    Monitor your system and replace Windows Task Manager

    • Information about processes, startup programs, services, internet connections, drivers
    • Integrated database with Descriptions for 70 000+ startup programs, Internet Explorer toolbars and services
    • Icons in the tray that indicate CPU, disk, network, memory and battery

    Get rid of viruses, Trojans and spyware that your antivirus missed

    • Security risk rating for each active process and startup program
    • Get notification when any program tries to add itself to startup

    Enhance and tune up XP or Vista

    • Tweaker that gives access to hundreds of XP / Vista settings
    • Click on the title of any application to minimize window to system tray
    • List of recently used folders in Open / Save dialogs
    • Drive’s free space as a colored horizontal bar in Windows ‘My Computer’

    Speed up your PC and Windows startup

    • “Delayed Startup” lets you set up any startup program to run few minutes later after Windows startup
    • Run startup programs minimized to system tray, or as a floating icon
    • Balance CPU usage

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    free software of interest on freshmeat

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/easyadsi/  query Active Directory

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/tstl/ Safe template library

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/openafs/ distributed file system

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/birt/ mass resizer of images

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/zenoss/ network management

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/installbuilder/ make installation packages

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/dualdhcpdnsserver/ DNS and DHCP server

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/yassl/ SSL library

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/botan/ C++ encryption library

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/relations/ personal wiki or http://freshmeat.net/projects/lionwiki/

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/visifire/ data visualisation (important aspect of monitoring)





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