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By laurika007 ·
I have a question. Can someone hack into your computer, and the sites they visited, is on your history?

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No.

by Absolutely In reply to History

"Can someone hack into your computer, and the sites they visited, is on your history?"

No, but depending on your firewall settings, maybe someone can hack into yours!

]:)

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-1009-5777972.html

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How

by laurika007 In reply to History

how can I find out who did it, from where? And how can I stop it?

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Windows Update every Tuesday to prevent future intrusions.

by Absolutely In reply to How

To find out who did it, you would check your log files, if you're keeping them. If you don't already know how to monitor & record the traffic on your network, this is a good time to start. There are lots of articles about security on TR. You'll have to decide which ones are applicable to your setup, but below are a couple of my favorites.

http://downloads.techrepublic.com.com/abstract.aspx?docid=173960
http://downloads.techrepublic.com.com/abstract.aspx?docid=172521
http://downloads.techrepublic.com.com/5138-6240-5583093.html

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One more thing...

by laurika007 In reply to Windows Update every Tues ...

Is it possible for someone to send or plant code (.exe) ie, ie5 temp files.

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Maybe.

by Absolutely In reply to One more thing...

You'll have to Google it yourself.

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Of course

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to One more thing...

If you download an executable explicitly, and then run it. You are down to trusting the source of the file.
If your security is poor, an explicit action on your part may not be necessary.

The best defense web wise you have is to run your browser as a low rights user, or to turn off all client side scripting. The latter however will damage your browsing experience as even reputable sites like this one rely on that mechanism to provide functionality.

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How much web site history is in the registry?

by DelbertPGH In reply to Of course

I've sometimes wondered if you can get a pretty good idea of everything about your browsing history just by looking through the registry file. The thing seems packed end to end with web addresses and it grows every day.

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Index.dat

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to How much web site history ...

Is the really kiddy, every url you have ever typed in in IE.

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Physically, yes.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to History

Someone with physical access could walk up to your computer and check your history.

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if they used your browser

by Neon Samurai In reply to History

If someone's got into your machine and opened a remote desktop, they could use your browser and thus, have a list of websites they visited mixed in with your own browsing history.

(edit: "our browser" meant to be "your browser")
(note: this edit feature is kinda cool)

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