And I don't think they get any monetary rewards for doing this. The "owner" of the suspect security website, on the other hand... You can come to your own conclusion on that one
Careful there.... You don't want to throw around accusations even by implication, unless you have proof .
I think we both know lots of people on both sides of the Causeway that are, err, a bit too materialistic? I wonder if they would give their time here, freely, like you and I.
Please don't include me as one of you. LOL. I don't give a flying <censored> about newbies who don't know how to protect themselves. They deserve what they get, you guys helping them for free gives them no incentive to learn how to protect themselves, after all, you can get help for free so no worries if I mess up my computer.
But, like Budfred said, get your training here or at any of the other established schools. Why go to Kahtong College (or Cheras School for IT for that matter) when you can go to Harvard?
With comments like how people in asia are materialistic (implying that people in the west aren't) and this comment, one would think you worship the west....
Besides I don't need or want any of your training!! I was just curious about the course cos it is by one of us.
I took a look around the site and saw no evidence of any "heavy weights" or a MS MVP in an active role... chiawaikian seems to be the only one addressing HJT logs and seems to be the main contributor to the site...
They seem to have several heavy weights with them include at least one Microsoft MVP...
Probably, I didn't check to see how involved these guys were. The assist admin is a newly honoured Microsoft MVP though.
I did notice that someone named singaporeboy signed up for the Beginner's Course and indicated an interest in creating malware that was more resistant to the tools we use to fight it... That wouldn't be you by any chance??
Yeah that was me, fooling around. Still got accepted though.
If so, did you post here to advertise the site or did you just ignore what was said about it here??
Both I guess. Truth of it was, I requested to join before I posted here. And by the time you replied, i was accepted already, so I decided why not take a look.
Since you probably won't lower yourself to join to see what is in the lessons let me describe what's in them
*It isn't a course on how to read HJT logs.
*It's just some very very brief definitions of malware, worms, trojans quoted from wikipedia, how they spread etc and links to some common free antivirus, firewall AVG etc etc
*You could get technical and poke holes if you wanted to, but for laypersons who cares...
*pretty much the same thing you can get everywhere on how to secure your computer
Probably harmless, a newbie could do worse than to follow the advise there.
So no need to get all excited...
Oh, by the way, while SWI relies on donations to keep it running, we don't assault you with flashing ads just for logging on...
Oh Bud, don't be so defensive.
Edited by singaporeboy, 31 May 2006 - 03:56 AM.