My apologies for the lack of blogging recently. Here are a few good places to keep up with the spyware news, sites that I read on a daily basis, SunbeltBLOG, Vitalsecurity, SecurityFix, Ben Edelman and others listed in my blogroll on this page.
Last week I was at Tech Ed in Boston, courtesy of Sunbelt Software, who gave away a $25,000 entertainment center and I even missed seeing who won, darn it. I went to many of the breakout sessions and presentations on security, but my favorites were the two presentations by Mark Russinovich on detecting cleaning malware using the free software tools from his site SysInternals.com. If you're not familiar with SysInternals, you might remember Mark Russinovich as the guy who broke the Sony DRM rootkit story last fall. I use several apps from SysInternals for malware research and couldn't live without them but my favorite is Process Explorer.
At any rate, I'll be back on track with blogging. I had a run in with Hotbar to write about and an encounter with Zango as well this weekend. Remember, Zango plus Hotbar equals Zangobar according to Paperghost, but I'll tell you both Zango and Hotbar leave a bad taste in my mouth.