Tag Archives: Avira security software

Anti-virus Vendor, Er, Hacked. Serves Up, Er, Viruses

By | March 13, 2008

The Japanese arm of antivirus vendor Trend Micro has announced its website had been hacked and its pages modified to service up viruses. In other words, if someone had visited their website chances are they’d have picked up a virus. Not the sort of thing you expect from an antivirus manufacturer, and they’re not being very forthcoming about… Read More »

Is That a Virus on Your Phone or a New Business Model?

By | June 29, 2007

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only) is about mobile viruses — or the lack of them. First off I talked about CommWarrior, the virus any of you with a Symbian phone and Bluetooth switched no will have been pinged with anywhere in the world. CommWarrior isn’t new: It has been around since March 2005. But this isn’t much comfort if you… Read More »

Is Antivirus Software Still Up To The Job?

By | May 17, 2005

How often do antivirus manufacturers admit that their products are not really up to the challenge anymore? The only folks I know who do this are those from Trend Micro. I interviewed Steve Chang, its founder, a couple of years back, and he made it clear that antivirus software can’t keep everything out. But it doesn’t always come across… Read More »

What Is This Virus REALLY All About?

By | January 29, 2004

Further to my outburst about how network administrators and anti-virus companies may be making the whole MyDoom thing worse, here’s a similar take, albeit more detailed and informed than mine, from Attrition.org. The message: Treat all emails ‘notifying’ you that you have a virus as spam and inform the administrator/company/ISP accordingly. Thanks to the excellent TechDirt for pointing… Read More »

A Way To Stop The Keyloggers?

By | January 21, 2004

Here’s a program that may help you if you worried about the recent spate of viruses and phishing tricks that focus on keylogging — small, often invisible, programs that secretly capture what you type, especially when you’re entering passwords . System Mechanic 4, a collection of software tools from iolo technologies, includes parasite-fighting tool called SpyHunter(TM) which “seeks… Read More »