Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

NEWS - May 3, 2005

by roddy32 / May 3, 2005 3:24 AM PDT
Research: Spyware industry worth billions
Published: May 3, 2005, 9:49 AM PDT
By Matt Hines
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Despite reductions in the number of computers infected by spyware applications, the troublesome software has created a billion-dollar industry that continues to plague both consumers and businesses, researchers said on Tuesday.

According to the State of Spyware Report, issued by security software maker Webroot, the number of computers infected with spyware applications remains relatively high despite growing awareness of the epidemic and modest success in controlling it. Webroot's independent research and data gathered by its Spy Audit service, which uses software designed to look for spyware, showed that 88 percent of the consumer machines in the study harbored some form of unwanted program during the first quarter of 2005.

more here
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: NEWS - May 3, 2005
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: NEWS - May 3, 2005
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Hackers try to take down U.K. cops
by roddy32 / May 3, 2005 5:14 AM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 3, 2005

Published: May 3, 2005, 11:30 AM PDT
By Andy McCue
Special to CNET News.com

A U.K. police chief has been bombarded with thousands of threatening e-mails in a denial-of-service attack aimed at crippling his force's computer systems. At one point just before the bank holiday weekend, 2,000 e-mails an hour were being sent to Greater Manchester Police's chief constable Michael Todd.

more here

Collapse -
Sober worm spreads like wildfire
by roddy32 / May 3, 2005 5:53 AM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 3, 2005

Published: May 3, 2005, 12:45 PM PDT
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

The latest Sober worm has spread rapidly in the past 24 hours and now makes up two-thirds of virus traffic on the Internet, according to security experts.

Sober.P, first detected on Monday, now accounts for 77 percent of all viruses detected by Sophos's threat-monitoring stations worldwide, the British security company said Tuesday. At the same time, Kaspersky Lab, a Russian maker of antivirus software designed to combat such threats, described the worm's spread in Western Europe as an "epidemic."

"This is a pretty significant virus. We usually don't see it spread to 77 percent of all inbound viruses," Gregg Mastoras, a senior security analyst at Sophos, said. "Usually, it spreads much slower, and users have time to update their computers."

more here

Collapse -
Security is a JiWire act
by roddy32 / May 3, 2005 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - May 3, 2005

Published: May 3, 2005, 12:16 PM PDT
By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

San Francisco-based JiWire on Tuesday introduced a $5-a-month service to enhance the security of Internet connections at any of the thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots identified in its Global Hotspot Directory.

JiWire developed the service, called SpotLock, in response to concerns about the lack of wireless-connection security at the 60,000 locations in listed JiWire's directory, the company's chief executive said.

The new offering underscores a lingering concern for users of Wi-Fi, the technology that allows computer users to wirelessly connect over short distances to other computers and the Internet.

more here

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?