Tag Archive | "spyware"


10 September 2006 | 4,821 views

What Responsibility do Anti-Spyware Researchers Have?

Ethical debates are always interesting, and people have gotten in trouble lately for reverse engineering and various other branches of research. This is a fairly old topic, but as I’m clearing out some old drafts, I still find it an interesting one. There’s been an ongoing debate in security circles concerning how security researchers should [...]

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06 September 2006 | 5,871 views

Charity Computers May Fuel Malware Wars

Sometimes doing good can help bad things propagate, sometimes it’s good to consider the big picture and the repercussions of your charitable actions. This is a case where such logic rings true. Programs to send PCs to third world countries might inadvertently fuel the development of malware for hire scams, an anti-virus guru warns. Eugene [...]

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10 July 2006 | 4,682 views

A Day in the Life of a Spyware Company – DirectRevenue

Spyware companies are apparently netting HUGE profits, it doesn’t surprise me though with the amount of people that actually install the crap on their machines.. Let’s say we don’t like companies like Direct Revenue very much though. Consumers have strong opinions about Direct Revenue’s software. “If I ever meet anyone from your company, I will [...]

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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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24 April 2006 | 6,528 views

DIY Spyware – Get Into it for just $15

I remember some time ago there was a VB virus creation kit, there’s actually quite a few. Yah I know, it’s extremely lame. But what to do, it seems less and less people can actually think nowdays, let along think of something original, or wow…even DO SOMETHING ORIGINAL? So what’s the big money maker now? [...]

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06 March 2006 | 7,289 views

Anti-Spyware Software Wars – Can’t they get along?!

Last year, we noted how some security products could cause conflicts that would cause computers to lock up — but there’s another (less troublesome) trend that’s happening as well: security products declaring competing products as malware and removing them. Just a little over a week ago, the latest version of Microsoft’s anti-spyware offering declared Symantec’s [...]

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