Friday, January 14, 2005

A reason to be aggressive against computer security threats

The Internet culture may be beginning to change. There is a story in the LA Times where some people are starting to "unplug" from the Internet because of spam, spyware, and virus concerns. It is imperative that we continue to fight and win against malicious code in order to continue to grow the usefulness of this incredible medium.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Microsoft Announces Beta for Anti-Spyware program

Microsoft is announcing their beta program for the "new" AntiSpyware program....which they obtained from buying Giant Software. I have set it up on my home PC and it seems to be pretty good so far. Quite customizable, and even found possible spyware that Spybot S&D has not found over the years I have used it. I know that Microsoft is planning to offer a subscription service with it, but between the 2 programs mentioned, it might be a pretty good combo. We'll have to see how the beta goes. Download at:
Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Home

Monday, January 03, 2005

Auditor Toolkit

I am testing a version of Linux that is called the Auditor Toolkit. There is an article on Security Focus that refers to it dealing with WEP insecurities. I am intrigued by this and will let you know what I think about the product.