Spyware Weekly is back!

July 17, 2006

My favorite newsletter, Spyware Weekly, is back.  Yayy!

Read or subscribe to Spyware Weekly at SpywareInfo.  SpywareInfo are hijackware and spyware removal specialists.  I’ve found the information shared on this site to be reliably top notch and timely.  There’s lots of background information for those who want to learn, and only excellent products are recommended.  Mike Healan’s opinions, rants and raves about privacy, security, and the state of computing are thought provoking, as well.

Welcome back Mike!


CNET news.com reported on May 30 that researchers at eEye Digital Security discovered a vulnerability in Symantec's Client Security 3.1 and AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1 software; the Norton line of consumer antivirus products remained unaffected. From eEye's website: "Description: A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists within the Symantec Antivirus program. This flaw does not require any end user interaction for exploitation and can compromise affected systems, allowing for the execution of malicious code with SYSTEM level access."

On May 31 CIO Today reported that the vulnerability had been patched.

Symantec has released Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) signatures via LiveUpdate for Symantec Client Security, to provide protection against the vulnerability.

Suspicion is Healthy!

March 7, 2006

Jeff Beard, in his LAWTECH GURU BLOG, airs his concerns about the Google Desktop. I agree, you must be committed to really understanding what these tools do and how they do it, so you can make wise choices. Read New Google Desktop: Configure It Carefully, or Forget It.

  • From the January 2006 issue of PC World magazine, written by Andrew Brandt, and posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 — Privacy Watch: More Criminals Use Keystroke Loggers
    A computer security firm reports that the array of software programs that cybercrooks use to record every character a user types has grown significantly in recent months.

Spyware – stay informed

August 22, 2005

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Sharing and Google

August 22, 2005

I try to browse CIO Today's newsletters as often as possible – there's always a thought-provoking, not too technical article or three …

Check out their two articles on Google – "Google Has Your Data: Should You Be Afraid?" – Parts One (8/17/2005) & Two (8/18/2005)