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The message might have come in early yesterday on your Twitter feed, "Want to know whos stalking you on twitter!?: http://twitviewer.net/" You might have clicked the link to visit the website. It all happened so fast, the fabulous offer (heck yeah, I want to know who the last 200 people are to look at my Twitter profile!) and the large scale distribution of the "tweet". Even seasoned journalists who should always wear their cynical and world-weary thinking caps fell for it. Read more...

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There's evidence that the Conficker botnet (oh, did you really think they distributed those millions of bots without a plan to monetize them?) is now being used on a "for hire" basis. A story from the UK referencing a new report from Cisco, states that malware called Waledec is being distributed via Conficker's millions of infected computers. Waledec uses your system to send out spam and spread itself to other computers. Before you pull your hair out in frustration, just make sure you've got an up-to-date copy of Norton Internet Security or another comprehensive security product on your computers. Check your kid's computers including any new netbooks you've received and scan your USB or thumb drives for signs of infection. Read more...

SONAR 2

by ‎07-09-2009 05:53 PM - edited ‎07-09-2009 05:55 PM

Symantec Architect and Distinguished Engineer Sourabh Satish discusses an enhanced feature for Norton Internet Security 2010 - SONAR 2:

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You might have heard a few things about a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer this week. This is otherwise known as a “zero day” because it was found and hasn’t been patched by Microsoft at the time of discovery. Read more...

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