Tag Archive | "anti-virus"


31 May 2012 | 1,073 views

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live […]

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07 October 2009 | 40,662 views

AVG Stepping Up Consumer Anti-Virus Offerings

AVG used to be THE anti-virus software a few years ago, especially with it being the first major vendor offering a free solution for home users. If you asked any techie back in 2002 which AV should you use, the answer would invariably be AVG free (or perhaps Panda). After that AVG just got bloated, […]

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08 October 2007 | 6,498 views

Storm Worm Descends on Blogspot

It seems like spammers, scammers, phishers and now malware authors are starting to leverage blogs more and more, especially Blogger/Blogspot as Google tend to be quite slow in responding and sometimes don’t respond at all. This makes it an ideal platform for dodgy behaviour as the crooks have adequate lead time to con/infect people before […]

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31 May 2007 | 7,263 views

Google Acquires Web Security Startup GreenBorder

More Google News this week after Google Launches Online Security & Malware Blog, now they have acquired a web security startup called GreenBorder. Google Inc. said on Tuesday it has bought Internet security startup GreenBorder Technologies Inc., which creates secure connections to protect e-mail and Web users from malicious or unwanted computer code. Terms of […]

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27 October 2006 | 5,173 views

Security Companies Fight Against Microsoft Security Center

No surprise really? Microsoft and they monopoly strategies, anti-competitive behaviour, nothing new really is it? Microsoft and its security rivals are feuding over a key piece of Windows Vista real estate. The fight is over the display of technology that helps Vista owners manage the security tools on their PC. Symantec, McAfee, Check Point Software […]

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27 August 2006 | 15,643 views

Sophos Offers Free Rootkit Detection Tool/Software

Ah, here at Darknet we have always been a fan of Sophos and the way they operate, a very efficient company and good to see good technical products still coming out of the UK! Another good move by them, they have decided to offer a free rootkit detection tool called Sophos Anti-Rootkit..Yah I know, not […]

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17 August 2006 | 4,859 views

Bot Herders Go After MS06-40 Exploit

Malware herders are speeding up, the first wave is already here for MS06-40. It’s basically a variant of some old malware suited to the new vulnerability. Same old story then, same packer, technique, new exploit. Same as the days of autorooters. It’s basically the Mocbot trojan that was used in the Zotob worm attack in […]

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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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17 May 2006 | 5,402 views

No Your Car CANNOT get a Bluetooth Virus

It’s gone round and round and round, now cars have Bluetooth, that they can get viruses like Cabir, I’m sorry but if an Anti-virus company like F-Secure can’t infect a car with a virus, I don’t have much hope for the others. The rumours came from a Lexus story in SCMagazine (The story is no […]

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