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Security software maker Finjan Inc. has released a free browser plug-in to help users avoid clicking malicious links in Twitter that could lead to spyware and malware.
The biggest news item in the news these days is the outbreak of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus (formerly "Swine Flu"), which the World Health Organization described as an "imminent pandemic."It's almost impossible to open a Web browser, RSS reader or Twitter without being bombarded with information about the outbreak and its spread worldwide.
Twice today during work -- from the confines of Google Chrome, no less -- I've been prompted, while logged into Google, with a denial-of-service notice stating the following:We're sorry, but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
Just a heads up: Since Firefox download sites are clogged today, you may be tempted to use an alternate URL you see posted somewhere on the web in order to get the latest version. Be careful, though, because I've seen at least one of these links lead to a purported spyware program instead of a browser.
Amidst growing chatter that the anti-virus/anti-spyware market is gasping for air, a veteran virus fighter says desktop security products must add new protection mechanisms to keep pace with aggressive online criminals.
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Check Point Software Technologies has released a public beta of ZoneAlarm ForceField, a browser virtualization security tool that promises anti-phishing and spyware-blocking capabilities.
Virus hunters at Symantec have stumbled upon a malicious server using an attack framework that intelligently chooses exploits based on the client's browser.This is the first sign of the type of reconnaissance attacks predicted by by white hat researchers (See: Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?
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Resources giant Woodside Energy has chosen IronPort's e-mail security appliance over rival Symantec's for spam, virus and spyware protection at its Perth and Houston facilities.
Which is it? Once you determine the 'who', the 'why', the 'what' and the 'how', it all becomes clear
Fewer campuses reported security incidents and threats in 2006. Even thefts of computers containing confidential data and hacks of campus networks declined by a few percentage points, while reports of major virus or spyware infestations fell sharply.
Email viruses have dropped to a new low, but spam and spyware are an increasingly dangerous problem
Windows Live OneCare provides a mini-IT department for those who want a managed service to provide virus protection, anti-spyware and firewalls. It is the first of many managed online security services to debut this year. Offerings from Symantec, McAfee and other established security vendors are due out as well.
Wintutis, a Victoria-based start-up is about to launch an add-on for Internet Explorer that can not only stop the browser from being hijacked by spyware, it can protect users from keyloggers that have already infected the computer.One of the biggest issues facing users of Windows is spyware infestation, which can make it risky using a browser to access confidential services such as online banking.
In today's Spyware Weekly Newsletter Mike Healan, long time spyware/anti-spyware guru, says:It is now my official position that using the (VMware) Browser Appliance is the best and only way for Windows users to remain completely safe on the internet. I will no longer explain how to alter security settings, block massive lists of nasty web sites or how to install a half dozen different programs, all protecting different parts of the system.
The latest browser from the AOL division is designed to bolster security with automatic scanning for spyware and adware.
Nearly 90% of US businesses suffered from a computer virus, spyware or other online attack in 2004 or 2005 despite widespread use of security software, according to FBI. The average damage was at $24,000.
Which is it? Once you determine the 'who', the 'why', the 'what' and the 'how' it all becomes clear.
Microsoft last week announced it would launch a set of anti-virus and anti-spyware products but will enterprises trust the software giant to protect its own products and more importantly, will they pay for the privilege?Michael Warrilow, director of Sydney-based analyst firm Hydrasight, believes Microsoft is in a 'catch 22' situation because enterprises will not want to pay for products that are designed to protect them from failings in Microsoft's other products.
Will Microsoft's announcement of a new security strategy to provide better virus, spam and spyware protection for corporate customers?
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