Best Antivirus for 2013, Buy BitDefender 2013 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2013


If you’re wondering what antivirus is best to buy for 2013, you’re at the right place. We have looked around for many alternatives and ended up with two options: you can buy Bitdefender 2013 today for  69.59 USD, or buy Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for  54.95$

Is it worth it?

While you can get many other alternatives under 20$ , buying  bitdefender 2013, or Kaspersky internet security 2013 is probably the right choice. take a look at this chart:

why buy bitdefender 2013

As you can see the gap between Kaspersky –  Bitdefender and other competitors is unignorable,  Bitdefender is leading in terms of protection, repair and usability, closely followed by Kaspersky.

The following  chart is also taken from av-test.org, and it shows that Kaspersky: Internet Security 2013 has full marks in protection and repair, followed by Bitdefender which lost half a point on matters of protection:

kaspersky 2013 vs Bitdefender 2013

 

I personally have been a fan for Kaspersky for many year and that will be my choice for 2013. but that’s just me, as I already have experience working around kaspersky, for anyone who doesn’t or have a limited IT skills, I would definitely recommend you to buy BitDefender 2013

To learn more and buy Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 go here

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UPDATE: I got you guys a special 5% discount coupon for Kaspersky internet security 2013, use this code during checkout: ANGRYBYTE2013

 

 

exploitable timthumb.php in your wordpress website

The other day, I received this email from my hosting provider:

This is a courtesy notice that we have found exploitable timthumb.php file(s) on your account. It is highly recommended that you update these files to the latest available version to prevent possible compromise. This is best done by updating all scripts, plugins, modules and themes on your account to the latest version.

As the owner of the account, you are responsible for keeping your hosted content free of malicious software.

The timthumb.php file is a script commonly used in WordPress’s (and other software’s) themes and plugins to resize images. The exploit allows an attacker to arbitrarily upload and create files and/or folders on your account, which can then be used for a number of malicious tasks, including but not limited to defacement, browser high-jacking and infection, data harvesting and more. After a site has been exploited, it may lead to becoming labeled a “Malicious Website” by Google or other security authorities.

Any timthumb.php file below version 1.35, but above version 1.09 is considered vulnerable, unless patched. To prevent being compromised, we advise you update all instances of timthumb.php to version 2.0, or patch the existing vulnerable files. Note that patching the files requires more in-depth knowledge of the PHP scripting language.

Which was funny because all of my wordpress sites are (kinda) up to date. I dug some more to find that this file comes with many themes AND plugins, and you will have to batch them all.

The way to fix this is simple.

– open your hosting control panel and select file manager.

-find the search method and look for files named timthumb.php

-use the edit function to edit each file. replace its contents with contents of the following file http://timthumb.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/timthumb.php

-make sure to go through all copies of the file

 

That’s it. you are safe now 🙂

OPENSKY Connection Manager on Windows 7

Are you unable to connect to your Opensky satellite internet account on windows 7? the same thing happened to me, even though I was using the “Windows 7” version of the application.

Anyway, I found a way around to make it work.

1. insure that your satellite card is running, set on the right transponder, and the right PIDs are on.

2. Download and install the OPENSKY Connection Manager, enter all settings correctly and choose direct access. this is supposed to be it, but you will be unable to connect yet.

3. click the network icon near the clock on the task-bar of windows 7, then right click, properties, the OPENSKY direct access.

4. on the security tab select “Layer 2 tunneling protocol”

5.save everything, then try to connect, it should work!!

If you get connected but for some reason unable to browse, then the problem can be one of the following:

1.your satellite card tuner is off, not on the right transponder,  not on the right pids, or does not have a signal at all.

2. For some Magic reason, sometimes on windows 7, your cards MAC address will read as zeros, if that is your case, you must manually set your subscription MAC address  through the device manager, ask me if you need help doing that .

Hope this works for you. but always remember, satellite internet IS NOT SAFE, read about that here

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