Mozy and Flight 1549

We’re all familiar with the story of Flight 1549’s landing in the Hudson River. This week’s Mozy newsletter told a story of two sets of Jones (sorry, obscure Big Tent Revival reference). One man performed backups by copying files from one computer to another. He also used USB drives. The second man used online backup …

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Targeted attacks on Wordpad Zeroday

Computer Associates blogged over the weekend on increasing attacks on the Wordpad zero day originally reported in December. In the attack a malicious document is created with the extension .DOC, .RTF or .WRI. You must manually open the document for the attack to take place. If Office is installed, .DOC files will likely open in …

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Symantec to buy IMLOGIC

Well shit. Suddenly that decision to purchase IMLogic (the product not the company) is not looking so good. Symantec has just purchased them. When Symantec purchases something, its almost as bad as when Computer Associates purchases something. First I would suspect all development will go in the crapper while Symantec figures out what they bought …

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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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I Predict 2005

I predict – Microsoft’s new antispyware beta will not be released until march. Upon release it will quarantine as spyware both the real player and iTunes clients. – Steve Gibson will issue dire warnings that Windows Longhorn includes a dastardly denial of service attack weapon known as “ping”. – Sick of the constant negativity, one …

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CA purchases Pestpatrol

http://www3.ca.com/Press/pressrelease.asp?CID=61871 Computer Associates, the collector of software companies, has purchased PestPatrol. Pestpatrol was most recently in the news for providing a spyware plugin for the Yahoo toolbar, but conveniently turning off the detection for Claria (Gator) which provides a large portion of Yahoo’s income. Pest Patrol has also released a first generation corporate anti-spyware scanner …

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