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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 216 216

I recently disabled JavaScript in Acrobat.

A day before that, I visited Pirate Bay for a fraction of a second before noticing something odd (in the statusbar) and shutting my browser. I use Firefox (up to date) on XP (up to date). I didn't click to approve anything during the process of visiting PB and getting infected. There was a rootkit, malware, etc. Took me a few attempts to get rid of it and it wasted a lot of time. Obviously venturing out into the dodgier regions of the net has its risks, but the last time this happened to me, I'd visited the site of an NBA team. Each time, I believe the cause was a rogue PDF or Flash piece possibly pushed through an ad network.

Very frustrating.

Comment: Password Safe (Score 2, Informative) 1007 1007

I have to track a lot of personal passwords and also 200+ passwords for client websites, emails, etc. I use Password Safe and recommend it:


Hides when minimised and has a useful function that enables it to copy a password and minimise again when you double click a client name (i.e., if you need their main/default password). Quick and easy.

Used to have Filezilla set to remember client passwords until a PDF hole led to a bot stealing Filezilla's password store and auto-hacking a lot of sites that were a serious pain to clean up.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.