Now Hack Back – Software Review – Evaluation – Brief Article
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SECURITY ISSUES KEEP MANY PEOPLE FROM trusting the Web. A successful hacking attempt can leave bare any and all information stored on the victim’s PC, ranging from personal financial data to passwords.
For $60, you can now hack back with Sharp Technology’s Hack Tracer (877-SHARPTEC, www.sharptechnology.com), an intrusion-detection utility that runs in the background to monitor unauthorized attempts to access your PC over the Internet. We downloaded and put Hack Tracer to work in less than 5 minutes.
Upon detecting a hack attempt, Hack Tracer denies access to the intruder, and begins tracing the assault back to its point of origin (an onscreen world map displays the tracing route). A log file notes the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the intruder, which you can pass on to authorities or ISPs.
Hack Tracer is a reassuring surfer’s safeguard, but isn’t as robust as more full-featured firewalls like Zone Labs’ ZoneAlarm or Network Ice’s BlackIce Defender.
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