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Press Release: FaceTime's Gateway-to-Desktop Anti-Spyware
FaceTime Announces the First Integrated Gateway-to-Desktop Spyware & Greynets Prevention System. Patent-Pending Technology Instantly Pinpoints Infected PCs and Performs Clientless Targeted Remediation to Disarm Spyware Applications.
Keyloggers- Do They Violate WireTapping Laws?
Keyloggers and system monitors are they legal or do they violate wiretapping laws? The Florida courts think so.
The IM Hackers: Weapons of Choice
This SpywareGuide.com article continues the theme of potent IM Greynet threats, with a look inside the mind of a group of IM hackers who reworked common exploits to deliver a huge payload of unauthorised software.
Greynets: Instant Messenger Opens Gates to Hidden Spyware
Chris Boyd, Wayne Porter
No part of the Internet is truly safe and one part of the Internet that frequently gets neglected in defense is instant messenging. This SpywareGuide.com special report covers a potent Greynet threat that takes advantage of user's lax defenses and sense of trust when it comes to guarding their IM traffic and connections.
A New Earth: Satellite Spying from the Sky from Google
Keyhole is now Google Earth. Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Sometimes what you find at your fingertips can be disconcerting or useful. It is even free!
180 Solutions Code of Conduct- Can They Make it Work?
Recently 180solutions, an adware company struggling with getting their rogue affiliates under control, took the time to share with us their Code of Conduct for distributors. The question looming on everyone's mind is can 180solutions reign in their rogue distributors and enforce their terms against distributors engaging in unsavory distribution practices?
Anatomy of a Drive-By Install- Even on Firefox
Jan Hertsens, Wayne Porter
Brady Bunch and Adware
Wayne Porter, Sr. Dir. Special Research
Spyware is in the eye of the beholder. Watch as we recreate what might have happened to the sitcom Brady family if they had bought a PC. EULAs, agreements or legalese it is apparent that in shared computer households adware and spyware takes a serious toll on resources and that spyware is in the eyes of the beholder. Afterall it is their machine.
Blocking Ads Forever: Product Review
Tired of the annoying ads? We have finally located a program that blocks all ads. By all we mean all of them. This includes Rich Media, Flash Ads, InVue, Slide-in, Fly-in and other advertising formats. While we feel Internet advertising is important component in keeping content free or low cost there comes a time when you have to make decisions on what is best for YOU.
More Deceptive Term Bidding in The Spyware Space
Deceptive bidding on domain names through Google Adwords confuses users and enriches the wrong parties. You might be surprised at who some of the culprits are.