Use Facebook Apps? Time for a Password Change

RockYou was hacked a couple of weeks ago and over 35 million passwords were stolen. RockYou may have your password if you’ve played any of their Social Networking Applications on sites like Facebook or MySpace. Their applications include Slideshow Uploadphoto Photofx Glittertext Funnotes Countdown Superhug Myspace layouts Stickers Superwall Pieces of flair Speedracing Likeness Hugme …

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AVComparatives Corporate Review

AVComparatives has posted a review of corporate products at http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/corporate-reviews. This test includes AVIRA, ESET, GDATA, Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec and Trustport. No mention of McAfee or Trend Micro who I believe would both be in the top three deployed corporate endpoint protection solutions. The report includes a detailed table comparing the available features of the …

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Shmoocon 2009 Day 1

The next three posts will contain my notes from Shmoocon. This post contains notes from each session I attended on day 1. I’m not trying to necessarily reconstruct the notes into a coherent thought. Hopefully it will be somewhat readable. Opening Remarks by Bruce Potter People are getting owned a lot. Trends Increased success in …

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Can MessageLabs improve Symantec Antivirus

I rescued an old comment from Akismet (the spam filter I’m using on the blog) because it asked a interesting question. How can Symantec’s acquisition of MessageLabs improve their desktop antivirus. My first reaction to this is that MessageLabs Antivirus can’t be duplicated at the desktop. They use multiple antivirus engines in addition to their …

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