McAfee seems to have come somewhat late to the spam party: Network Associates, Inc. , ‘the leader in intrusion prevention solutions’, today announced that it has incorporated “powerful new Bayesian filtering into the latest McAfee SpamAssassin engine”. What, only now? Bayesian filtering is a pretty powerful weapon in the war against spam. I use POPFile and K9 and… Read More »
There’s talk of several new viruses out there which can do some serious damage. Here are a couple, in brief: MyDoom (sometimes known as Novarg and as a variant of the Mimail virus) has a random subject lines such as “Mail Delivery System,” “Test” or “Mail Transaction Failed” and contains an executable file and a statement such as:… Read More »
Network Associates say that over 1.2 million systems have been affected from the Lovsan/Blaster threat, also know as W32/Lovsan.worm which is continuing to spread at a steady rate and is infecting over 30,000 systems per hour during peak times. A detailed graph of the worm’s progress can be found in http://www.hackerwatch.org/checkup/graph.asp.