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Free Software Tests for Bot Infections

PineApp has released a free zombie test that can instantly discover whether an organization’s computer network might be an unwitting spamming machine -- a “zombie” or “bot” -- that can send thousands of infected spam messages to other networks—without...

GMail shakes IMAP out of coma

Google has slipped IMAP support into its GMail service, allowing users to manage their mail on the server and access it using different clients, with the status of their messages maintained. IMAP is a vast improvement over POP3 - the more popular protocol...
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MSDN Tester Center

Is your role that of a software tester? Do you spend your days writing test code for your organization? Do you yearn for a central location where you can discuss practices, tools and testing in general with your peers? MSDN has the site for you. Today...
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Microsoft Lawsuits Help Protect Consumers From Software Piracy

In an unprecedented move by the company, 26 cases filed nationwide, including one against a criminally indicted reseller, illuminate company’s stronger enforcement efforts as part of Genuine Software Initiative. More in http://www.microsoft.com/presspass...
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BitDefender Releases Antirootkit Beta

BitDefender has announced the release of BitDefender Rootkit Removal Tool Beta - a software tool which is designed to detect and remove rootkits hiding on Windows systems. Rootkits are a new class of threats: malicious software packages designed to surreptitiously...
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McAfee reached 200,104 detections

From McAfee Avert Labs Blog : In some hours, we will make available our latest anti virus definitions for McAfee VirusScan. It will be numbered : DAT-4800. With this release version the number of threats detected will exceed 200,000 to reach 200,104 detections...
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WinPatrol v10 now monitors hidden files

The above-image is from our friend --> Bits from Bill and I find it not just a bit but a big bit because WinPatrol v10 now... Monitor Hidden Files files in critical system areas. A new list of Hidden Files is available to help you clean up your machine...
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Agnitum News: Outpost Pro 4.0 with new functionality

Agnitum will release Outpost Pro 4.0 to deliver superior proactive security with the new functionality: * Anti-Leak Features * Spyware Signature Analyzer * Exclusive Application Verification * 64-bit support * Additional Improvement More on their newsletter...
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Strider URL Tracer with Typo-Patrol released by Microsoft

"When a user visits a Web site, her browser may be instructed to visit other third-party domains without her knowledge. Some of these third-party domains raise security, privacy, and safety concerns. The Strider URL Tracer, available for download, is...
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MailWasher integrates with Blue Frog software

Firetrust's MailWasher anti-spam program integrates with Blue Security's Blue Frog software, enabling users to automatically and seamlessly report spam Blue Security, Inc., developers of the Do Not Intrude Registry solution to eliminate unsolicited e...
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Dr.Web LiveCD released

"Doctor Web, Ltd., a Russian anti-virus software developer, announces the release of public beta-version of new Dr.Web product – Dr.Web LiveCD – a disk for a computer emergency protection. Dr.Web LiveCD is an image of the boot compact disk which contains...
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Google Launches Free Hosting Service

Google has launched a beta version of a free hosting service, Google Page Creator. The service, which is currently limited to existing users of Google's Gmail, allows users to build a web page using a web-based interface. Each site has its own subdomain...
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Second Max OS X malware discovered

F-Secure reports a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4. Apple Mac OS X users are advised to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5! "Today we got a sample of rather interesting case, a Mac OS X Bluetooth worm that spreads over Bluetooth. OSX/Inqtana.A is a proof...
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Microsoft released Windows Defender Beta 2

Windows Defender Beta 2 Build 1051 available for download Download from Microsoft Features - Windows Defender is part of Windows Vista - Support for non-admins to runs scans and remove detected threats - The 'heavy lifting' of Windows Defender is done...
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www.virus.gr test several anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-trojan programs

www.virus.gr test several antivirus and anti-trojan programs during December 14 to 22. They used 113334 virus samples without using default settings of an anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-trojan software. Result: http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default...
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NTT develops secure IM system

There are already a few secure IM systems out there, such as e/pop, and add-ins like IM Secure Pro, but the new stand-alone messaging tool from NTT in Japan looks promising, especially as it uses Transport Layer Security and can connect to AIM et al....
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Microsoft plan to release seven (7) security updates on Feb. 14th

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification has been updated. It now outline what they plan to release this month as part of Microsoft's monthly security bulletins. Microsoft is planning to release: Seven (7) Security Updates One (1) Microsoft...
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ZonedOut v3.0

ZonedOut v3.0 is a complete Internet Explorer Security Zone Manager. Manage Zone Sites at the Current User and Local Machine level in style. Version 3.0 includes a help file with General Usage notes, An outline of Commands, and the Freeware License Agreement...
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Laplink created PCdefense

Software provider Laplink, which has been providing PC utility software for over 23 years, has used its expertise to create PCdefense. Laplink's leadership in providing secure file transfer, synchronization, migration, remote control, and other software...
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Microsoft Simplifies Its Software Support Lifecycle

The end of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle will now coincide with the release of Microsoft’s monthly security bulletin release cycle, instead of preceding it, and Exchange Server 5.5 customers are the first to benefit from the change. Read more in Microsoft
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