Archive | May, 2006


31 May 2006 | 3,582 views

Without OneCare in the World.

Today sees the launch of “OneCare”, Microsofts “secrity solution”. Combining firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware in to one handy package…. but would you trust it? I guess many people will, and over time we will find out if its a well spent $49.99 or not, but for me? I don’t think so. Microsoft do many things, […]

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31 May 2006 | 6,400 views

Barclays Rolls Out Free Anti-Virus Protection for Customers

The shocking statistic first, “56% of consumers do not have active anti-virus on their PCs”, ok not that shocking but still a bit worrying. Allthough asking if your average user doesn’t protect themselves on the internet conjures up images of the pope squatting in the woods. The basic F-Secure anti-virus product protects against viruses and […]

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31 May 2006 | 6,458 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to […]

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30 May 2006 | 4,718 views

Viruses & Malware Monitored on a Dynamic World Map

F-Secure has an interesting new dynamic world map displaying the various threats and viral hotspots around the world. Viruses and antivirus software is always a big issue, especially for corporates. Shows how things are heating up when it comes to viruses, malware, trojans and so on. They make some nice antivirus software too. Check it […]

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30 May 2006 | 8,448 views

Cambodia Bans 3G So The People Can’t Get P*rn

It’s sad when a country has to resort to this to control it’s people, freedom to watch p*rn for Cambodians! Heeding a request from his wife, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday banned the latest generation of mobile phone services in Cambodia to curb the dissemination of p*rnography. Bun Rany, along with the wives of […]

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29 May 2006 | 3,714 views

Amnesty International Irrepresible Internet Campaign

Irrepressible Adj. 1) Impossible to repress or control. Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information. The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments “with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world” are cracking down […]

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29 May 2006 | 6,073 views

Malicious Cryptography – Cryptology & Cryptovirology

I know this maybe old news for some of you, however, I just got the chance of reading this great article on Security Focus (it’s been 2 weeks since I add it to my Favorites) This two part article discusses some good points of Cryptology, more precisely in the field of Cryptovirology. Writing a virus […]

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28 May 2006 | 7,378 views

MySpace Hackers in Police Custody

MySpace owned again..let’s quote them for a penetration test or vulnerability assessment haha. TWO New York teenagers are reportedly in police custody after allegedly threatening to give out the personal information of users of MySpace.com unless they are paid $US150,000 ($200,000). Associated Press reported Shaun Harrison, 18, and Saverio Mondelli, 19, of Suffolk County, face […]

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26 May 2006 | 7,366 views

Serious Symantec Anti-Virus Vulnerability

Apparently a gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec’s anti-virus software suite has been discovered that could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack. According to eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, the vulnerability could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the […]

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26 May 2006 | 4,970 views

The Enemy Within The Firewall

I’ve seen similar figures from other organisations and countries, so the stats don’t surprise me. My peers and I have always called this Armadillo security, hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Firewall, IDS, etc…all protecting the exterior of the network, only edge devices, nothing inside, not much policies, not much privilege segregation, anyone […]

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