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Comment: Small Business - WebRoot (Score 1) 467

by blackpaw (#48890379) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

If you are running a small business AD environment, especially if its virtualised, we've had a good experience with webroot. Pushing it out via group policy, easy to manage and track centrally via its webconsole and doesn't kill your shared network storage.

Plays nice with other virus checkers to, we also use malware bytes free for random scans of desktops.

Comment: Re:Here come the certificate flaw deniers....... (Score 3, Informative) 80

by blackpaw (#48563733) Attached to: New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate

I work for a small company that signs its code - pretty much required if you want to install in any enterprise these days.

Its a certificate chain - we purchase a cert from a provider such as Verisign. They request basic proof of identity - business registration, contact number etc. They create a cert for us signed by them. Their cert is signed by Microsoft.

We sign our app with our cert - anyone accessing the binary signed by us can verify it hasn't been alterated and our cert was signed by Verisign, which was signed by Microsoft.

Note that all this provides is proof that the exe was created by us. It in no way guareentees that we aren't distributing our own malware etc. But what it does provide is a way of tracing a exe back to the signer.

Comment: Re:'Bout time (Score 1) 175

No, the telcoms infrastructure is privately owned in Australia, mainly telstra, with crap HFC from Optus. I'd like to saw we have 3rd world broadband with 1st world pricing, but in reality a lot of third world countries have much better broadband and our picing is some of the most expensive in the world.

You might be thinking of our energy grid, which in most states is publically owned, with private companies reselling it. Thats been a resounduing success with record profits for the shareholders and power bills increasing by 200% in several years.

Tasmania is notable in that it is the only state where power bills have gone down, after it started depriviastising its power generation.

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