CP Secure and Websense Team to Protect Organizations from Web-Based Security Threats

Websense, Inc., a global leader in web security and web filtering productivity software, and CP Secure, Inc., a leading innovator of real-time anti-malware solutions for enterprise-class organizations, announced today that the CP Secure™ Content Security Gateway™ (CSG) appliance is now available integrated with Websense® Web Security Suite™ software. This joint solution combines best-of-breed web security capabilities from Websense and CP Secure to provide comprehensive web filtering security, web anti-malware scanning, and policy controls for customers seeking advanced, layered protection against web-based spyware, viruses, and other malware. http://www.websense.com/global/en/PressRoom/PressReleases/PressReleaseDetail/index.php?Release=0607171238

Deploying Defender Definitions with WSUS

System Admins can deploy Windows Defender definitions with WSUS as per Steve Dodson.  You can find this KB at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919772 http://blogs.technet.com/stevedod/archive/2006/07/17/442146.aspx

Doctor Web, Ltd. introduces its "License renewal" for home users

Doctor Web, Ltd. announces the release of a new retail product for home PC users, distributed in a DVD-box – “Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows. License renewal”. The new product is specially designed for users who have previously purchased a license for Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows and would like to renew their license. http://info.drweb.com/show/2868/en

Microsoft Security Advisory (922970)

Microsoft Security Advisory (922970)Vulnerability in PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code ExecutionPublished: July 17, 2006 Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited “zero-day” attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. In order for this attack to be carried out, a user must first open a malicious PowerPoint document attached to an e-mail or otherwise provided to them by an attacker. Microsoft will continue to investigate the public reports to help provide additional guidance for customers as necessary. Microsoft is completing development of a security update for Microsoft PowerPoint that addresses this vulnerability. … Continue reading Microsoft Security Advisory (922970)

Microsoft Lawsuits Help Protect Consumers From Software Piracy

In an unprecedented move by the company, 26 cases filed nationwide, including one against a criminally indicted reseller, illuminate company’s stronger enforcement efforts as part of Genuine Software Initiative. More in http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jul06/07-17SoftwarePiratesPR.mspx  

Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow. Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, that provides Windows®-based enterprises with systems recovery and data protection solutions in addition to offering a freeware tools Web site called Sysinternals. The addition of Winternals is a significant advance in Microsoft’s promise to lower customers’ total cost of ownership of the Microsoft® Windows platform. Customers will be able to continue building on Sysinternals’ advanced utilities, technical information and source code for utilities related to Windows. Financial terms of the acquisition … Continue reading Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

Free SUPERAntiSpyware Pro for Calendar of Updates members

Calendar of Upates has received some free licenses for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional.  Go and get it before the supply last!  You must be a member in CoU to enjoy the free registration. SUPERAntiSpyware is from superantispyware.com.  They offer 2 flavors of the product, a freeware version and the Professional version.  The freeware version will detect and remove known spyware in its database.  The Professional version will also detect and remove known spyware in its database with additional features and functions such as: Automatic updates Scheduled scan Real-time Blocking First Chance Prevention Registry Protection More at their website Note that, there’s no antispyware program … Continue reading Free SUPERAntiSpyware Pro for Calendar of Updates members

Test your Pop-up blocker

Kephyr.com offer an online pop-up killer test at http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/index.html Webroot has one too: http://www.webroot.com/services/popuptester1.htm

Malware Analysts! 10 years celebration by PSC

Privacy Software Corporation, the maker of BOClean anti-trojan celebrates the 10 years of Privacy and Protection.  Celebrate with them by playing as “Malware Analysts!” at http://www.nsclean.com/game/analyst.html via Calendar of Updates