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March 21, 2009  11:38 PM

How safe is your seach engine?



Posted by: Xjlittle
Browsers, malicious code, malicious web sites, malware, search engines, Security, web browsers

Crackers are increasingly attempting to influence the behavior of search engines to get them to misdirect users to malicious sites says security firm Marshal. Unknowing users are asked to download an...

March 18, 2009  11:35 PM

IRS a little lazy on scanning servers for malware



Posted by: Xjlittle
crackers, hackers, irs, malware, virus

A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) noted that the IRS scans about 89% of it's servers weekly for malware and viruses. That should give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Apparently they believe that employee workstations pose more of a threat. All...


November 14, 2008  3:26 PM

Application Whitelisting for Window..or is it SELinux



Posted by: Xjlittle
anti-virus, Linux, malware, root kit, rootkit, Security, selinux, whitelisting

I recently read an article in eWeek that talked extensively about Application Whitelisting. The more of the article that I read this seems to be nothing more than SELinux on Windows. The Windows people are looking to lock down their machines because of the horrendous numbers of viruses, trojans...


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