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Journal Journal: Microsoft AntiSpyware (BETA) quality...

An interesting article on adawarereport.com raises the question: How many people out there actually rely upon Microsoft AntiSpyware to keep their system safe? Personally on a daily basis i have seen quite a number of Trojans and other little critters slip unnoticed. So i end up using multiple scanners to pick up everything i can. A plethora such as adaware and spybot search and destroy might keep your mind secure but it can give you a pain keeping all of these programs updated.
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Journal Journal: Sentinix abandoned

The Sentinix project has been abandoned. A very promising project run by Michel Blomgren of the Tigerteam.se. For you who have never heard of it, it was an all in one security and mail package in one, for mail it had: postfix spamassasin and mailscanner to name but a few and for monitoring it had: Nagios, Nagat, Snort, SnortCenter, ACID, Cacti, RRDTool, Nessus. I'll be sad to see this go, maybe someone could inherit it...

Journal Journal: Viruses for OS X

Mac users are secure in their environment for one main reason, they aren't running a Microsoft product! Most of the viruses are written to attack M$ products because like the rest of us they have a built up hatred to someone who can churn out bad software and have people buy it because they 'don't have a choice'. Mac's are based on BSD, in itself its secure. I'm sure security vunerabilites do exist but virus writers have an easier task exploiting something which every other virus writter out there is doing, and why switch as long as M$ keep giving us software with problems. As with both OS's, as with any operating system if you take the appropriate steps, like patching, and logging in only as an admin when necessary you can solve half the problems straight away. We need to educate the end users before we can have an virus free internet

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