Dr.Web LiveCD released

“Doctor Web, Ltd., a Russian anti-virus software developer, announces the release of public beta-version of new Dr.Web product – Dr.Web LiveCD – a disk for a computer emergency protection. Dr.Web LiveCD is an image of the boot compact disk which contains all necessary tools to check your computer for viruses without installation of any programs on the hard drive. The check is made by the scanner with the newest anti-virus bases included into the CD. Dr.Web LiveCD allows to check files in all file systems of Windows (FAT, FAT32 and NTFS). “ More info at More info at http://info.drweb.com/show/2780/en

Google Launches Free Hosting Service

Google has launched a beta version of a free hosting service, Google Page Creator. The service, which is currently limited to existing users of Google’s Gmail, allows users to build a web page using a web-based interface. Each site has its own subdomain, with a web address using the structure of http://gmailname.googlepages.com, and users can choose among up to 40 page designs. The introduction of Google Page Creator follows the recent launch of free hosting products by Microsoft and Go Daddy. Netcraft

Second Max OS X malware discovered

F-Secure reports a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4.  Apple Mac OS X users are advised to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5! “Today we got a sample of rather interesting case, a Mac OS X Bluetooth worm that spreads over Bluetooth. OSX/Inqtana.A is a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It tries to spread from one infected system to others by using Bluetooth OBEX Push vulnerability CAN-2005-1333. If you are using OS X 10.4 make sure that you have latest security patches installed and you are safe from Inqtana.A and any future … Continue reading Second Max OS X malware discovered

Microsoft released Windows Defender Beta 2

Windows Defender Beta 2 Build 1051 available for downloadDownload from Microsoft Features– Windows Defender is part of Windows Vista– Support for non-admins to runs scans and remove detected threats – The ‘heavy lifting’ of Windows Defender is done by a system service– Streamlined, easier to use UI, with a completely redesigned UI for RTP – Enhanced Software Explorer views – especially the classification column and network connected programs view – The ability to update our engine and definitions via WU – Sample submissions and improve data telemetry to improve future definition updates – Better signatures that allow WD to detect … Continue reading Microsoft released Windows Defender Beta 2

www.virus.gr test several anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-trojan programs

www.virus.gr test several antivirus and anti-trojan programs during December 14 to 22.  They used 113334 virus samples without using default settings of an anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-trojan software.  Result: http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id=72&mnu=72 1. Kaspersky Personal Pro version 5.0.390- 99.46%   Kaspersky 2006 beta version 6.0.15.222- 99.46%2. F-Secure 2006 version 6.10.330 – 96.92%3. CyberScrub version 1.0 – 96.62%4. eScan Virus Control version 2.6.522.9 – 95.21%5. McAfee version 10.0.27 – 94.80%6. BitDefender version 9 – 90.75%7. Nod32 version 2.50.41 – 88.79%8. AntiVir Personal version 6.32.00.51 – 86.55%9. MKS_VIR 2005 – 86.16%10. Norton Professional version 2006 – 85.17%11. F-Prot version 3.16d – 84.96%12. Dr. Web version 4.33 … Continue reading www.virus.gr test several anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-trojan programs

NTT develops secure IM system

There are already a few secure IM systems out there, such as e/pop, and add-ins like IM Secure Pro, but the new stand-alone messaging tool from NTT in Japan looks promising, especially as it uses Transport Layer Security and can connect to AIM et al. Digital World Tokyo

Microsoft plan to release seven (7) security updates on Feb. 14th

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification has been updated.  It now outline what they plan to release this month as part of Microsoft’s monthly security bulletins.  Microsoft is planning to release: Seven (7) Security Updates One (1) Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows Media Player. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical. These updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scanning Tool. Four (4) Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. Some of these updates will require … Continue reading Microsoft plan to release seven (7) security updates on Feb. 14th

ZonedOut v3.0

ZonedOut v3.0 is a complete Internet Explorer Security Zone Manager.  Manage Zone Sites at the Current User and Local Machine level in style.  Version 3.0 includes a help file with General Usage notes, An outline of Commands, and the Freeware License Agreement. It is very important to read this help file.   Change Log:Version 3.0 2-4-06-Added ability to operate within the Local Machine Key -Added help file   Download and read the important notes at http://www.funkytoad.com/zonedout.htm

Laplink created PCdefense

Software provider Laplink, which has been providing PC utility software for over 23 years, has used its expertise to create PCdefense. Laplink’s leadership in providing secure file transfer, synchronization, migration, remote control, and other software has now prompted the company to address the dangers facing consumers and businesses alike due to current online PC security gaps. PCdefense takes a new approach to protecting PC users and their computers. The product addresses deficiencies in conventional and popular security products that are leaving millions of Internet users vulnerable to privacy violations, identity theft, and catastrophic attack. http://www.laplink.com/products/pcdefense/overview.asp