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Calendar of Updates is located in, we will be using starting next month – Sept. 6, 2008 More info at

Rogue Software: MS Antivirus 2008

Bharath Narayan blog today about the new rogue software name MS Antivirus 2008 Site Name: Msantivirusxp.comIP Address: Site Name: Msscanner.comIP address: Screenshot at

Homeland Security Phones Hacked

A hacker broke into a Homeland Security Department telephone system over the weekend and racked up about $12,000 in calls to the Middle East and Asia. The hacker made more than 400 calls on a Federal Emergency Management Agency voicemail system in Emmitsburg, Md., on Saturday and Sunday, according to FEMA spokesman Tom Olshanski.

Symantec to Acquire PC Tools

Symantec, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PC Tools, a global provider of innovative software products designed to protect the privacy and security of Windows® computer users. The financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. With the addition of PC Tools, Symantec will expand its consumer product portfolio to include award-winning PC utilities software and point security technologies. PC Tools will help Symantec expand its reach with consumers in new emerging … Continue reading Symantec to Acquire PC Tools

Opera v9.52 is available as security upgrade

“Opera 9.52 is a recommended security and stability upgrade.” Fixed a startup crash that could allow execution of arbitrary code. Sites can no longer change framed content on other sites. Fixed an issue that could allow cross-site scripting, as reported by Chris Weber of Casaba Security: details will be disclosed at a later date Custom shortcuts no longer pass the wrong parameters to applications, as reported by Michael A. Puls II. Prevented insecure pages from showing incorrect security information, as reported by Lars Kleinschmidt. Feed links can no longer link to local files: see our advisory Feed subscription can no … Continue reading Opera v9.52 is available as security upgrade

Why users should use browser security add-ons?

Because when you search online for software or services, links to malware or rogue is around.  Because when you click on a page or link, malware or rogue installers are around too. So what browser security add-ons do you use? We have a discussion at Calendar of Updates on September 2007 and I bump it today by updating what browser security add-ons is effective still and what is the new add-on that is also effective:

A news and a malware: Journalists shot in Georgia – (joined.exe)

Journalists shot in Georgia – The above is the news few days ago only but today, there’s a malware SPAM for the above. The email subject is same as news story “Journalists shot in Georgia”. The email contain attachment (compressed joined.exe) which is password protected (123 as password). Details at

More rogue domain by Antivirus XP 2008 Add the above in your blocklist, hosts file or restricted sites (if not listed yet)

2 new rogue domain of Antivirus 2008 PRO Add them in your HOSTS file, blocklist or restricted sites. If you are using OpenDNS and have an account, add them too.

VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware Review

Sunbelt Software, the makers of the popular CounterSpy Antispyware introduced their new product called VIPRE. Like you, I’m interested to know how VIPRE differs from existing antivirus or antimalware software in the market. My review is at