Microsoft Anti-Spyware Preview and Discussion of how it compares to SpyBot & Ad-Aware & why it’s better

Paul Thurrot has posted an article which includes comments following an “interview with Giant co-founder Andrew Newman just days before his company was purchased by Microsoft”. The article is well worth a read – here are a couple of excerpts: “We decided to leverage the power of community and create an anti-spam community,” he said….


How to deal with Spyware – Microsoft acquires anti-spyware technology

“Microsoft plans to make available to Windows customers a beta version of a spyware protection, detection and removal tool, based on the GIANT AntiSpyware product, within one month. The upcoming beta will scan a customer’s PC to locate spyware and other deceptive software threats and enable customers to remove them. The tool will be configurable…

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How we at Microsoft Secure our own infrastructure

Ever wondered how we secure our own infrastructure? The ITShowCase website provides IT Professionals with the low down on how we develop, deploy and manage our enterprise technology solutions. The site contains both business decision maker suitable content and highly technical implementation detail. As you’d image, our environment includes secure remote access, secure wireless, distributed offices…


Blog SPAM

William Luu’s feedback to my last post makes a great deal of sense – “They’re just trying to boost their websites’ Google Rank. It could very well be one of those bots/scripts doing the rounds” I’ve looked more closely at the site and can confirm that it doesn’t attempt to execute code on the client machine…


Hacking Vodka!

I came across the following post on slashdot Hacking Vodka Posted by michael on Saturday November 20, @12:06AMfrom the everclear dept.enrico_suave writes “A group of geeks aimed to find out whether running cheap vodka through a brita water filter would make it drinkable. They claim after several passes through the filter the cheap vodka surpassed the…