Freeware Files: 5 Apps for Locking Down Your System, Hardcore

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command37

someone please explain how to configure this with all the free antivirus programs such as AVG, AVAST AND Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm sure many people would appreciate that.

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gianmarco

if someone have interest antivirusmulti 1.6 is released here

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williezzy

The Antivirus-Multi setup file is 666KB, should I really install it?

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sadsurfer

Luxand Blink!

Love it already and is a hit in the office as the new 'cool'

Looking forward to surprising the kids at home as they like to nip into the study and use the laptop whilst I am out of the room.

 Great list, thanks for sharing. 

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Emeraldflame

It seems that luxand blink is 32 bit only. Does anyone know of a similar program for 64 bit os'es, specifically windows 7 64bit.

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Shrody

I was excited to put this on my netbook because of the built in webcam and since I use it on the road, but Luxand Bunk dosen't support Windows XP. Truly dissapointing.

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Devo85x

 Does Luxand Blink save an image file?  I have always loved the laptop security method of having a reg key start a program at login to log the IP address to a .txt file in a dropbox folder so you can get a location, but if you could use this program to add a picture of the bastard that stole your laptop to the IP?  You can give the SOB the finger while he is behind bars! :)

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roninnder

Has anyone tested whether or not Luxand Blink can be defeated with a photograph?

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TecHusky

However, my experience tells me that, yes, it can easily be defeated with a photograph. See my comment down below. I was able to fool KeyLemon (a similar facial recognition program) with a pitcure on my iPhone.

I will have to install a 32-bit OS on a spare computer tomorrow, but I should have time, and I will report back my findings.

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TecHusky

Please do not rely on Luxand Blink! for any sort of real security. If you want it simply for its novelty or convenience, go for it. But please do not ever use it to protect any sensitive data. As with just about any commercially-available facial recognition software out there right now, I was just able to fool Luxand Blink! by using a picture from my iPhone to allow me access to my laptop. Not good.

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oldognewtrix

It will install a toolbar in IE without your consent and change your homepage. Running a spyware scan now to see what else it might have done. VirusTotal gave it a clean bill of health. I don't appreciate programs that install a bunch of stuff without giving me the opportunity to opt out.

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Aiks22

umm... just saying, who uses IE anyway? 

 

In God we trust. In all others we virus scan

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gothliciouz

why is "luxand blink" only for 32 bit. i really want to use it, does anyone know  a similar software that is 64-bit? even if is not free

also "time freeze" is for 32-bit system and so is "sandboxie"...will they never be able to make a 64-bit sandbox software?

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Cy-Kill

From the Sandboxie site:

Windows 64-bit: Fully supported. See Notes About 64 Bit Edition (http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?NotesAbout64BitEdition).

Cy-Kill

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kjrviking

Is the Luxand Blink! still only for 32 bit windows 7 or do they have a 64 bit out now?

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jbuilder

It would be nice if they had Luxand Blink! for android!

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win7fanboi

Kick @ss info as usual Murph

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zeringue

Sounds like a neat geek elevating application.  Too bad the vendor says 32bit only.  When do you suppose the application world will move up to 64bit applications.  It is amazing the difference 8gb of ram will do for your laptop.

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festiva_man

Dang double post

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festiva_man

I have a question Murphy.  I am using IObit Advanced Systemcare.  It is a free utility that ranges from defragging to anti spyware.  Any thoughts on this particular software, (granted you have even heard of it)  Thanks for the insight.  Gonna check out that Anti virus multi.

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TecHusky

I haven't had a chance to check this program out (I'm running 64-bit Windows 7), but I would be willing to bet that it suffers the same fatal flaw like all of the other facial recognition programs out there: it can be fooled with a simple photograph of a person.

I tested out KeyLemon the other day and fooled it to logging me into my system by holding up a picture that I took of myself using my iPhone. Talk about insecure.

Even Lenovo's Veriface product was proven to be hacked using the exact same method. It's sad that facial recognition hasn't been developed into a more secure solution, as it is very convenient.

Please, Maximum PC, as a cyber security consultant, help me emphasize that a program such as Luxand Blink! is NOT meant for security, but rather simply convenience and should not be relied upon to protect sensitive information. Especially nowadays where everyone and their brother has pictures of themselves publicly-accessible through a site such as Facebook, using a facial recognition program like this leaves their system wide open to attackers with physical access.

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htown2ss

Word.. it should be more of a " hey! can your computer do this" app to show your neighbors or something. 

I too downloaded it and tried it, i used a picture of me on the I-Phone and let me in no questions asked.

Not too "secure" if you ask me.

 

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