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Excel Zero Day Exploit Reported…Have a (Win32)Bagle with it too

It’s been a busy day in anti-virus land. There is a reported zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Excel. Currently the exploit of the vulnerability comes in email as an attached Excel spreadsheet. When a user opens the spreadsheet the vulnerability is exploited and malicious software is downloaded. So far the malicious downloads have been proactively detected

Is 3‑February‑2006 going to be DDAY?

Perhaps calling it DDAY is a little over hyped. Mind you, nothing like the hype associated with people who call the worm du jour “Kama Sutra”, which of course is a book that shows a number of different positions to do what some members of the media have done to the name of Win32/VB.NEI! Anti-virus

The Great Anti‑Virus Conspiracy

Working in the anti-virus industry requires a good stock of tin foil hats to hand out to some strange conspiracy theorists. The fact is that the anti-virus industry didn’t name a worm “Kama Sutra”, the media did. The AV industry didn’t name the worm “Blackworm”, that was a group (TISF BlackWorm task force) from a

$20 US worth of anti‑spyware for free!!!

That’s right, 5 simple steps worth a combined total of $20 USD! There’s a reason why legitimate companies like ESET are members of the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) and other companies are not. It has to do with quality and integrity. This is not to say that companies who are not member lack those attributes, but

Is this the camera that launched a thousand blogs?

http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/trafficcams/sr520_midspan.htm This traffic camera in Seattle, Washington points over the Interstate 520 floating bridge. Yes, it is a floating bridge, we haven’t sunk all of them yet. We sank the old I-90 floating bridge (http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/trafficcams/i90_midspan.htm), but we rebuilt it when after we finished the new I-90 floating bridge that was supposed to augment, not replace