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Archive for August, 2011

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)

Norton stopped this 2 times today and I have not been online much. So please becareful and be sure to keep your software up to date.  The easisest way is to install Secunia PSI and let it find the vulnerable software and use the auto update feature. http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_psi/

Symantec has cautioned about the BlackHole toolkit, which has a powerful set of exploits and is spreading like wildfire. In a release issued on Monday, Symantec said that at present, it is the most prevalent exploit toolkit in the wild and can easily be compared with the likes of Neosploit and Phoenix in terms of the number of affected users.

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)

Download.com wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations | ExtremeTech

 

There was a time long, long ago when Download.com was the place I went for software. It’s been years, however, as the site repeatedly showed signs of devolving into a site every bit as bothersome as the many third-tier software repositories that hide genuine links below clever-placed advertisements and bundle toolbars with their “certified” local downloads.

Download.com wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations | ExtremeTech

Facebook Rolls Out Major, Sweeping Privacy Changes

 

Facebook is making a sweeping set of changes to its privacy and sharing policies that will give users much more control over the information they share and who they share it with.

Facebook Rolls Out Major, Sweeping Privacy Changes