Tag Archives: corporate networks

The Red-faced Blue Frog

By | May 8, 2006

What’s intriguing about this Blue Security/Blue Frog episode, where angry spammers attack the anti-spam company with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which in turn directs traffic (unwittingly or wittingly, it’s not clear yet) and temporarily brings down blog hoster TypePad, is this: The guy behind Blue Security, Eran Reshef, is founder of Skybox, a company “focused… Read More »

SkypeKiller Or PR Stunt?

By | November 20, 2005

Some people, we know, really don’t like Skype. A few people are now building a business on it. Now there’s SkypeKiller (“Your whole network Skype ridden for free”), a French program which will remove all traces of Skype from your network. As its homepage states: With nearly 200 million downloads and 62 million regular users worldwide, Skype´s IP telephony… Read More »

Beyond Phishing, There’s Corporate Spoofing

By | February 17, 2004

Phishing — the practice of lulling users into giving up their passwords and whatnot — is not just aimed at the public. Corporations are also falling victim. According to MailFrontier, a company that provides ‘messaging security’, says that ”while phisher scams — a largely consumer-facing problem where fraudsters spoof well-known brands in an attempt to steal personal information —… Read More »

News: Klez Is Still So Big

By | August 5, 2003

 Viruses, worms, whatever, don’t have to be new to be a pain. Bill Fallon, Vice President of Product Marketing at EasyLink Services Corporation, the company that offers and operates MailWatch (“a leading Spam-blocking, virus-scanning and content-filtering service protecting corporate networks worldwide!”) : “The Klez worm, which debuted back in October 2001, continues to be the most widely circulating… Read More »

News: PestPatrol Goes Free

By | July 23, 2003

PestPatrol, Inc. “the leading developer of security software to detect and eliminate spyware, adware, trojans and hacker tools from corporate networks and home user PCs” (I don’t know whether there’s any limit on the length of phrase companies can claim they are the best at, but I’ll faithfully reproduce them here; maybe we can have a competition sometime… Read More »