Tag Archives: Anti-Virus

Yes Virginia, Anti-Virus software is quite useful

Every now and then I come across an article or blog posting arguing that Anti-Virus software is near useless and shouldn’t be bothered with because it can only protect you against known threats and not emerging threats.  First of all … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself from malicious websites

With all the press about the Flame malware the last couple of weeks I took yet another look at my own security precautions. This involved a bunch of ad-hoc testing on my part, and I’ve come up with a couple … Continue reading

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Internet Security Myths

eWeek recently published a nice article covering survey data that shows user understanding of PC security threats is outdated, which of course may lead to poor security practices.  Overall I like the article, but I take issue with what they claim … Continue reading

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Is Symantec also in the Scareware business?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Adobe/McAfee Security Scan Plus Scareware debacle.  Well, Symantec’s faux pas isn’t nearly as bad but I still think they need a slap on the wrist.  If you run their free web-based Symantec … Continue reading

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