Monday, August 28, 2006

Spyware Removers, August 22, 2006

Spyware Removers

Internet Security and You - Take Action

Xtvworld (press release) - India

... One of the better spyware removers are; Webroot
Spy Sweeper, XoftSpySE, and AdwareAlert. Hopefully this article has been
informative and helpful to you. ...

Firewall Security, August 22, 2006

Firewall Security

RACO Industries Chooses Ingate to VoIP-Enable Distributed Call ...

Market Wire (press release) - USA

... which develops firewall technology and products that
enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining
control and security at the ...

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Cognos 8 BI strong on security

eChannelLine - North York,Ontario,Canada

... Application Firewall: Cognos 8 BI's application firewall
provides additional level of web security by preventing unauthorized
access to BI services. ...

Introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security


Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a stateful, host-based
firewall that blocks incoming and outgoing connections based on
its configuration. ...

Cisco struggles with SIP firewall flaw - UK

Cisco Systems has been trying to reproduce a PIX firewall security
hole outlined by a researcher during the Black Hat USA 2006 conference
in Las Vegas earlier ...

Perimeter defence systems are buckling

Australian IT - Australia

... "The other thing that's been happening is the individual
security elements have been merging - firewall, content
management and anti-spyware. ...

The Net's Real Security Problem

Scientific American - USA

... casually savvy computer users these days know to beware of security
threats on ... equipped their computers with up-to-date anti-virus
and firewall software for ...

Agnitum Protects Against MS06-040 Windows Remote Code Execution ...

The IT Shield (press release) - Emborough,Somerset,UK

Firewall security experts at Agnitum reassure Outpost Firewall
Pro users they are protected against exploitation of high-risk Microsoft
code vulnerability... ...

RedSeal Helps Global Leader in Integrated Message Management Stay ...

Yahoo! News (press release) - USA

... us prevent exposure by conducting thorough triage of our firewall
configurations when changes are made and by daily auditing of our network's
security posture. ...


SourceWire (press release) - London,UK

... to existing customers. In the past, a static stateful packet
inspection firewall was sufficient network protection. But, the
sophistication ...

Sipera Extends IP Communications Security to More Environments

Yahoo! News (press release) - USA

... to address the network address translation (NAT) and firewall
issues enterprises ... and configurations, comprehensive network-level
and end-user security is a ...

Bluefire Announces Alliance With Software Spectrum

Yahoo! News (press release) - USA

... Enterprise Edition is the industry's only fully integrated
security solution including authentication, encryption, integrity
monitoring, firewall, logging and ...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Article: Free Computer Security Software A Leaking Seal By Msingathi Mnyengeza

Msingathi Mnyengeza highlights the fact that Free Security Software is Reactive.

There is nothing wrong with taking less than adequate measures to prevent a bigger damage to anything you treasure if you have financial or other constraints, as long as this is done temporarily over a short time. Similar reasoning applies when it comes to computer security threats.

Unfortunately some (if not most) computer users tend to forget this. They search on the internet for free computer security software which they dump into their computers and hope for the best. Most of the free software developers consistently forget to inform the downloaders of the inadequacies of their software - and they are many and significant!

A simple search for free anti-spyware programs on any search engine yields significant results. If we exclude genuine beta-software from these results, almost all of these anti-spyware programs operate on the principle - "Get infected first, then call us". In other words these programs are reactive. They scan and destroy spyware as it's found in the user's computer. The real downside of these programs is that they offer no real-time protection. Are you surprised? Maybe you've forgotten that "there's no such thing a free lunch"!

The big computer security software developers spend millions of dollars every year developing products that can quickly detect and destroy new computer security threats like spyware, adware, viruses, hacking techniques, Trojans, worms keyloggers etc

Do you think the developers of free computer security software inject millions of dollars in order to bring users of their software regular software updates? I think not!

Computer security software is such a critical purchase that I think one should actually buy the software before bringing home a new PC!

The most critical software that should have in you PC is:

  1. Firewall - To protect your PC from hackers and internal malware that maybe trying to "phone home"
  2. Spyware/Adware - To detect the "ETs" that are "phoning home" from your PC, endangering your sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. These programs also use lots of your critical computer resources. That's why your computer is slow and crashing lately!
  3. Anti-virus Software - These can either completely wipe out your critical data or render it or your computer useless. The most dangerous thing is that you may end up (unaware!) being a source of the virus (e.g. through email or infected website pages).

Here are common-sense measures you can take to protect your PC:

  1. E-mail - Avoid replying to chain letters. Also be very careful of image attachment. Hackers attach malicious JavaScript programs on these.
  2. Regularly update your anti-virus virus definitions by running the update function of your security software.
  3. Before buying a computer security software or package make sure that it offers regular updates to keep up with new viruses, adware, spyware and other computer security threats.

I want to repeat what I said at the beginning of this article: The is nothing wrong in taking temporary security measures as far as your computer is concerned (i.e. using free software/downloads. What is wrong is forgetting that the measure was supposed to be over a temporary period.


Msingathi Mnyengeza is the owner of the Computer Security Resources Website.
The website is targeted at the computer user who wants the best computer security software to protect against
spyware, adware, viruses and to improve computer performance using registry cleaners. Visit Msi's websites at and at


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Computer Security Blog - Under Construction.

Hurry!! Computer Security Resources Blog At Last!

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