AOL bundles CA Spysweeper

Back in August I wrote about a purchase of Aluria by Earthlink. I speculated that might end the relationship with AOL. Well, the shoe has finally dropped. AOL has announced that AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 will be using Computer Associates Spysweeper product. And AOL just couldn’t resist some potshots at Aluria suggesting they couldn’t be …

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Earthlink acquires assets of aluria

Another bit of news from Donna’s security flash. Earthlink has picked up the assets of Aluria software. Aluria is a small company from Lake Mary Florida. That’s just north of Orlando, so I know the area a bit from my time down there. Although Aluria’s consumere product has been highly rated, I was never high …

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ISP apathy causes insecurity

An article over at Slicon.com takes a look at that old concept of requiring a license to use the internet. Just as corporate and university networks have taken steps to implement access control to keep out infected systems so too should ISPs look at banning machines that don’t meet a defined security regime. The article …

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Security Attitudes and Firewall Traversal

An employee writes to a company helpdesk complaining that he cannot access a site. The URL was sent to him by the vendor to be used to register software. When he attempts to go to the URL he gets blocked by Websense. (Websense is an industry leading web filtering/ web security company. Corporations use their …

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AOL’s Security Ads, Another View

I recently posted about my love for the new series of AOL ads. They highlight the fact that users don’t set out to have security disasters and lose their term papers and family photos to a virus. They don’t set out have their online experience be horrible because of porno spam and spyware. They just …

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