June SBS user group announcement

June meeting is next Monday (June 20) at 6:30pm. HP are hosting us again – 148 Frome Street, Adelaide (cnr Frome & Flinders Sts). Parking is available in Frome Street & Flinders Street and is free by this time of day. My plan is to present on rootkits. Keen to hear back any “war stories” on SBS SP1 deployments too. HP will be providing pizza again – I’ll stick with the toppings from last month unless you’ve got other requests. Please RSVP your intention to attend so I can arrange enough for all – & feel free to pass this … Continue reading June SBS user group announcement

The Xware menace

(snip from one of our recent client communiques)… Quite often we get asked about pop up screens when using Internet Explorer, alerting users that their systems are insecure or not performing correctly (for example). These messages typically have a button the user is prompted to press in order to take “apprioriate” action. Unfortunately, clicking on the button will more than likely install some malicious software onto the users compujter. But why does the anti-virus software not pick this up? Basically, these messages are not strictly viruses, or even worms. They represent software known as malware which can include spyware. Malware … Continue reading The Xware menace