LANDesk isn’t active member of ASC anymore

Looking at the list of Anti-Spyware Coalition members.. one is missing or gone from the list.  It’s LANDesk. I remember LANDesk joined them last year (between August to September).  Don’t know why they aren’t member of the coalition anymore. Their newsletter don’t have news about them being de-listed but From the desk of Joe Wang published February 2006 , it says LANDesk is an active member of coaliation.  So what happened? Just asking…

Anti-Spyware Experts To Convene In Ottawa

Many of the world’s top spyware experts will gather in Ottawa May 16 to discuss legal, legislative and technological responses to the scourge of unwanted spyware and adware flooding the Internet. Michael Binder, Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister for Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications will address the Anti-Spyware Coalition’s second-ever public meeting and the first to be held outside of the United States. Lydia Parnes, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the US Federal Trade Commission, will also speak at the event. Binder and Parnes join experts from academia, the public interest community and the high-tech industry to discuss … Continue reading Anti-Spyware Experts To Convene In Ottawa

Agnitum News: Outpost Pro 4.0 with new functionality

Agnitum will release Outpost Pro 4.0 to deliver superior proactive security with the new functionality: *  Anti-Leak Features*  Spyware Signature Analyzer*  Exclusive Application Verification*  64-bit support*  Additional Improvement More on their newsletter page  

Internet Explorer "mhtml:" Redirection Disclosure of Sensitive Information

Internet Explorer “mhtml:” Redirection Disclosure of Sensitive Information Affected Software:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x codedreamer has discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of redirections for URLs with the “mhtml:” URI handler. This can be exploited to access documents served from another web site. Secunia has constructed a test, which is available at their website The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows XP SP2. Other versions may also … Continue reading Internet Explorer "mhtml:" Redirection Disclosure of Sensitive Information

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Trading

Online trading can be an easy, cost-effective way to manage investments. However, online investors are often targets of scams, so take precautions to ensure that you do not become a victim. What is online trading?What are the risks?How can you protect yourself? See answers at

SiteAdvisor: Most Web Users Unable to Spot Spyware

Study Shows 97% One Click Away From Adware, Spyware and other Nefarious Downloads SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee® SiteAdvisor (, which is pioneering Web safety by testing and rating nearly every trafficked site on the Internet has news for Internet users who think Web sites with clean, appealing graphics and national advertisers on the home page are always safe: “Think again.” According to the first-ever Spyware Quiz conducted by SiteAdvisor, a staggering 97% of Internet users are just one click away from infecting their PCs with spyware, adware or some other kind of unwanted software. Even though the … Continue reading SiteAdvisor: Most Web Users Unable to Spot Spyware

Firefox Backers Create ‘Destroy IE’ Campaign

 A group of self-titled “political activists” in Massachusetts has started an aggressive campaign to get browser users to switch from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to Mozilla’s Firefox.  Taking advantage of a new program by Google, the campaign, called Explorer Destroyer, pays users $1 for each referral to Firefox made through Google Toolbar, according to the group’s Web site.,aid,125540,00.asp  

iS3 Security Toolbar Now Available on Lycos Securitybar Offers Phishing Protection & Secure Search(TM) to Millions of Lycos Users iS3, Inc., maker of the award-winning anti-Spyware solution STOPzilla, today announced the launch of a new co-branded version of its security toolbar on Lycos ( ). Beginning today, iS3 will provide millions of Lycos users a free downloadable “securitybar” for advanced protection against many of the Internet’s most dangerous user threats. The free Lycos securitybar offers defense against Phishing attacks to anyone who surfs theweb. Convenient upgrade options include anti-Spyware and a comprehensive Identity Theft Protection package. The Lycos securitybar is now available for free download. To … Continue reading iS3 Security Toolbar Now Available on Lycos

Smoothwall adds malware-blocking web filter

Smoothwall has added malware detection and blocking to its Corporate Guardian web filter, and said it will also sell the product as a complete appliance, based on IBM server hardware.  The software now includes anti-virus scanning and improved spyware detection, as well as controlling web usage via dynamic analysis of a page’s contents, said Smoothwall managing director George Lungley.