Protect Your Computers, Networks From Anonymous Israel Cyber
Israel --- April 2, 2013
Threats have been made against
the people of Israel for thousands of years. The latest threat
now comes from a less macho, publicity seeking Internet group
called Anonymous. Anonymous says that on April 7, 2013 it will
"erase Israel from the Internet."
ain't gonna happen. Not today, not April 7 and not next year.
which is being organized by anti-Zionist hackers, are said to
be targeting the 100 largest Websites in Israel, including banks,
credit card companies and communications firms. The cyber attacks
are to take place hours before Israel begins to honor Holocaust
Remembrance Day. But it will fail big time.
a computer is not rocket science. It's not some guy at a keyboard
from NCIS or another Hollywood production typing at 90 mph and
closing the world down. Here we will explain in simple terms how
hacking works and how you can prevent your system from being attacked.
the hacker has to find you. Now that he has your Website he will
look up its source on the Internet using hundreds of Websites
that provide that information. It's called a "Who Is"
database and you simply perform a search on that database as you
would search Google for wine or the local weather report. The
Who Is database will return what is called an IP address and a
physical location. So your first line of defense is to make sure
that your Internet information remains private. That is your domain
name details. You know the part that say www.hereiam.com. You
want to make sure that you have all information from your www.hereiam.com
listed as private by the people who you bought your Internet domain
is door number one. If you haven't done that the hacker will try
to access your information by getting into your Website by guessing
and playing with a number of common passwords. When was the last
time you changed your password? Does it have a combination of
upper case, lower case letters, symbols and numbers in it?
now let's say that the hacker gets inside your Website - can he
now turn the lights off in your neighborhood?
answer is no. If you keep one computer for the Internet and the
other computer for your (Intranet) operations. That is - one computer
will provide Internet access with no physical connection to the
other computer which controls your lights, water and or missiles.
You should keep both your Web and Intranet computers in separate
rooms. When coming into the operations (Intranet) room, leave
behind your CD's and memory key. Nothing is to touch your operations
number two is email. If you get email from a source that you don't
recognize and it is asking you questions or asking you to do something,
just delete it. If you get email from a source that you trust
- don't simply trust it.
It is the email that you may trust that could do you in.
recently had a very smart hacker (hacker is another word for con
artist) who would send emails to the general public pretending
to be FedEx. The email looked 100 percent authentic. And you were
not asked to send your banking details with your date of birth,
passport number, your wife's bra size and home address. It simply
stated that you had a shipment waiting for you and requested that
you print out the receipt it was providing you and take it to
the nearest FedEx store. Simple right? Not really. Did you click
on the PRINT graphic on the email? If you did then you just opened
a software program whose job was to scan your computer for credit
card information and passwords.
not click! Repeat - do not click on email you get from anyone
without asking yourself - do I know who sent me this email?
number three - are you on Facebook and surfing tons of information
there? That's fine, just don't start clicking and entering into
external Websites from people you don't know. By entering a Website
you will be getting "cookies" - not from your local
bakery or Oreo but these are small and legal software programs
that track you on the Net. That will not give you a cardiac arrest
but some Websites will have links on them which if you pressed
will open software on your computer. Beware where you put your
fingers and what you click on.
number four - people. Do you have any appointments for April 7th?
Who's coming to your office? Who has come to your office in the
days prior? Get your computers away from everyone. Keep them sterile.
Do not allow access to anyone who does not work in your department.
If someone wants to check their email - tell them - not here,
number five is the computer itself. It was not made or manufactured
in Israel. Thus the foreign parts could be infected.
What are the chances that your computer is infected with foreign
parts? Well if you work for the Israel Ministry of Defense or
the IDF, you could be a target. Otherwise, just relax and don't
click on email that you don't recognize.
Anonymous take the Internet down in Israel?
No. They may try to take down a few Websites (not the Internet)
by having several thousands of computers attempting to reach each
Website. That is called overload. As long as your Internet company
is aware of the above Internet security precautions, you will
gonna be the biggest ever operation launched against any country,
its gonna be Huge! said hacker Mauritania Attacker about
the attempt to hurt Israel in an interview to The Hackers Post.
is Anonymous that has to worry.
Why? For every action that Anonymous takes it leaves behind fingerprints.
Those digital fingerprints can be traced - even if they are using
software to create a VPN or virtual private network which hides
their real location.
laws being passed in the US, by NATO
and in Israel written by 20 experts in conjunction with the International
Committee of the Red Cross and the US Cyber Command clearly state
that if a hacker breaks into a state computer and causes damage
to infrastructure - NATO, the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain and
or Israel will have the right to track them down and put a real,
not virtual, bullet
into their head.
sure that you have the latest Internet security software protection
from Norton or Checkpoint.
Have a beer, go for a walk, check out the American
Center for Democracy Website and take your kids for Chinese
hackers have already tried to attack over 700 Israeli Websites,
with Israel deflecting 44 million cyber-attacks on government
Websites. This is just another lame attempt and a good exercise
for the Israeli security establishment.
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