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Limewire, free software, and for-fee membership

…there are a number of other potential risks from offers like this (as I’ve pointed out before) … Paying for software that’s actually free and for services that aren’t worth the money … Paying for software that turns out to be malicious … Parting with credit card and other data that might be misused…

Stuxnet the Inscrutable

This is an item you may not have seen amid all the speculation about Stuxnet, Iran and Israel.

Cascading False Positives

 Security researchers work together and share information in many ways and in many contexts that aren't constrained by company boundaries, but it's unusual for security researchers working for different vendors to join forces in a company blog. However, John Leyden of The Register contacted us both when he was writing an article on the controversy following

Fake Firefoxfur

There's an interesting post by Lee Graves about fake Firefox updates that actually push adware. It's pretty comprehensive, and lots of other blogs have picked up on it, so I won't rehash the issue here. However, I notice that The Register have credited us with the story (though they may have changed it by the

UK National Identity Database

The Register reports that "Home Secretary Alan Johnson has confirmed that the National Identity Register contains National Insurance numbers and answers to 'shared secrets'." See: Johnson was responding to a parliamentary question about "what information will be held on the National Identity Register which is not held on the UK Passport Database." Inevitably, there

The out-of-control decade

We interrupt our – well, my - scheduled programming to bring to your attention an article in "The Register" that I think deserves your attention. I put up what was intended to be a brief pointer on the AVIEN blog (, but I found myself kind of warming to the subject, to the extent that I

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