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NEWS - May 24, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:16 PM PDT
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Hack DNS for lightning-fast Web browsing
by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:17 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 24, 2007
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Extremely dangerous Better Business Bureau spam with malware
by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:20 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 24, 2007
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Google and Dell in spyware claims
by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:22 PM PDT
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Google and Dell's browser redirection software is virtually "spyware", the founder of OpenDNS claims.

A year-old deal between Google and Dell produces search results dominated by paid ads instead of the normal links and degrades users' experiences on the web, David Ulevitch said.

Almost a year ago to the day, Google and Dell struck an agreement under which the latter installed several Google tools, including its Toolbar and Desktop, on its computers. Dell also set Google as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. Among the tools the two didn't mention last year - the one which has Ulevitch hot under the collar - is a browser redirector that sends users who mistype a URL or enter a non-existent address to a Dell-branded page loaded with Google ads.

A Dell user who types "digg.xom" (rather than the correct "digg.com") is redirected to this page, which sports sponsored links plastered across a the top of the page, Ulevitch charged in a blog entry.


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OpenDNS exec calls Google-Dell browser tool 'spyware'
by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:24 PM PDT
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Would you reccommend opendns?
by Dragon / October 2, 2007 2:06 PM PDT

...either for an individual or for a company?

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Yes if user want to take advantage of their service.
by Donna Buenaventura / October 2, 2007 3:24 PM PDT

A member at Calendar of Updates forum have used OpenDNS but now using TreeWalk (also free for personal use) - http://ntcanuck.com/

Difference is OpenDNS requires no software, hardware installation.
TreeWalk requires software installation (their software).
But both offer similar service.

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I've read about some filters
by Dragon / October 10, 2007 5:01 AM PDT

that seem to be a little less discriminating when it comes to what is filtered out. Would these two do a better job? I got the impression they use a database of known sites. So, if you didn't want somebody cruising the nudie sites in a store, it probably wouldn't screen out something that's legitimate?

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Sana Security and YourTechOnline.Com Team to Eliminate...
by Donna Buenaventura / May 23, 2007 5:27 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 24, 2007

Computer Users' Malware Woes

Sana Security, Inc., and YourTechOnline.com Inc (YTO), provider of 24-hour online technical support, today announced they have teamed up to help everyday computer users eliminate their malware problems and prevent them from returning. YourTechOnline.com's highly trained technicians are now armed with the latest version of Sana's flagship Primary Response SafeConnect, which they can use to root out and eradicate malware on their customers' computers and offer one-, two- and three-year subscriptions for continuous protection from further infection.

YourTechOnline.com's unique service delivery model utilizes the power of the Internet, state-of-the-art screen-sharing software and a staff of friendly, highly trained technicians to provide on-demand, real-time computer servicing and repair, and can remotely install Primary Response SafeConnect right on a customer's computer anywhere in the world. Primary Response SafeConnect utilizes Sana's Active Malware Defense Technology v.2 (Active MDT) to instantly detect both known and unknown malicious software and remove all traces of it by identifying and analyzing a combination of behaviors that indicate malware has infected the system. Once removal is complete, Primary Response SafeConnect continues to work and persistently protect PCs with no further action required on behalf of the user. Both Sana Security and YourTechOnline.com have received PC Magazine Editors' Choice Awards for their offerings.


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Skype worm jumps to ICQ, MSN
by Donna Buenaventura / May 24, 2007 2:56 PM PDT
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A new variant of the Stration worm, which has been plaguing Windows users for the past year, has made the jump from Skype to the ICQ and MSN Messenger networks.

This latest variant popped up earlier this week, according to Chris Boyd, a researcher at FaceTime Communications, who blogs under the pseudonym "Paperghost."

"They're using Skype as a jump off into other more established networks," Boyd said. "The infection will go looking for other instant messaging clients that are on the PC and then attempt to send the infection message that it initially sends through Skype through these other chat systems


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