The folks at F-Secure make an excellent non permissions required app for Android based phones that I recommend you run on your phone.
The new app has some nice new feedback features and an improved UI.
The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [February-09-2014]
Download: hosts.zip (133 kb)
How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questions
Note: the “text” version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections …
»winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt (506 kb)
Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updated
The folks at Ars Technica are warning “Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks against Internet Explorer, currently targeting customers using Internet Explorer 10,” a spokeswoman wrote in a statement e-mailed Thursday. “We are investigating and we will take action to help protect customers.”
An nice new Firefox plug-in that I’ve been liking
The folks at TechSmith have released Snagit version 11.4.1
To check for an update, open Snagit and click Help > Check for Upgrade
Adobe Flash Player Bulletin APSB12-24 has been released.
• Release date: November 6, 2012
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Go to »get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Deselect all third party offerings. Such as Google Toolbar, Google Chrome, etc.
• Note: These must be applied to each Browser installed on your PC.
|• 15637 Total items in database.
• 66 New IE Restricted Zone entries.
• None for Firefox.
• You install Windows 8.
• You change the Hosts file by specifying custom IP-address-to-host-name mappings to prevent users from browsing to some websites.
• You run a scan in Microsoft Windows Defender.
In this scenario, the Hosts file is detected as a SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack by Windows Defender.
See the KB for instructions how to exclude your Hosts file from being scanned and trashed.