September 19, 2005

Worm poses as Google

What a target Google is. A new work is now posing as Google. When infected, users visiting Google are actually looking at a fake Google site.

From InfoWorld:

A new worm has been discovered that apes Google's search site and tunes the results to benefit hackers, not Web surfers.

The P2Load.A virus modifies the HOSTS file on a PC so that when users try to access Google, they are redirected to a page that looks exactly the same as Google, but is not controlled by the company. Instead, the exact copy of Google even supports the 17 languages that Google does and redirects typos such as www.googel.com or www.gogle.com, in such a fashion that users are not aware of the change, according to security firm PandaLabs.

Once users inadvertently download P2Load.A, the next time they go to Google, the spoofed page comes up. Some of the search results are selectively changed, and the fake ads are swapped in place of Google's AdWords.

Full article

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July 21, 2005

Messaging in the SMB Market, 2005-2008

has just published Messaging in the SMB Market, 2005-2008, a new multiclient study.  This report focuses on the North American small-to-mid-size business (SMB)  market, which for the purposes of this report is defined as organizations of  between 20 and 1,500 employees.  The goal of this report is to assist vendors and  others to increase their understanding of market developments in the SMB  messaging space and to help them gain insight into key trends that will shape  this market for the next several years.

Some key points in the report state that:

  • The most serious messaging management problems reported by SMBs are  adware/spyware, spam and the growth in messaging storage. 
  • Anti-virus and anti-spam capabilities are more widely deployed at the server  and gateway level within enterprises, and more widely deployed at the  desktop within SMBs.
  • Two-thirds of SMBs currently operate an email security infrastructure that  consists of point, best-of-breed security solutions.  However, most SMBs would  prefer a unified email security infrastructure rather than operate a series of  point solutions.

To read the full report, visit the Osterman Research site or view the .
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July 07, 2005

Spyware, Adware, Viruses Altering Online Behavior

The vast majority of online consumers have changed their computing behavior because of the threat of spyware and viruses being downloaded onto their computers, according to a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, with 9 out of 10 users saying they have made at least one change to evaid the unwanted downloading of software, InformationWeek reports. Nearly 7 in 10 home internet users in the U.S., or about 93 million people, have experienced at least one problem related to unwanted software.

Among them, more than 59 million, or 43 percent of those surveyed, said they have found one example of adware or spyware on their computers, after Pew researchers discussed the definitions of those terms with the online consumers, writes ClickZ. Although 80 percent of consumers said they knew about spyware, less than half understood adware.

Full article at Marketing VOX

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February 16, 2005

Update on RSA Conference - Confidence in security industry at risk

Here's an update on the RSA Conference currently under way in San Francisco:

Fears over computer security are at a critical point and services are being delayed or cancelled because of lack of trust in the internet, according to RSA Security president Art Coviello.

Speaking at his keynote presentation at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Coviello said that the industry was suffering under the assaults of spam, hacking and malicious software. To fight this threat Coviello argued that the industry needs to radically rethink the way it does business.

"In the past year confidence has been eroded," he said. "I am not a scaremonger, but spyware attacks are having an effect. For the first time services have started to be scaled back."  Full article from Security watchdog blog

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November 14, 2004

Securence Anti Spam & Web Filtering Sofware

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November 14, 2004 in General Internet Security | Permalink | Comments (0)