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180 solutions responds to the spyware/kiddie porn/spam zombie story

Got this last night as a follow-up to my post on the spyware/kiddie porn/spam zombie connection.   Direct Revenue has also been in contact with us about this. Alex, I’m Ken McGraw, Chief Compliance Officer for 180solutions. Thank you for letting us know about the instance you discovered where 180search Assistant had been distributed in conjunction […]

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Sunbelt’s new pipe

Ok, this is severely nerdy/techie, but today Time Warner started installing the final few hundred feet of the conduit for our new OC-3 connection. (An OC-3 is a fairly large internet connection — about 155 megabits per second, roughly 100 times the speed of a T-1) We’ve been running off of a T-3, with redundancy […]

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Beware of trojan malware masquarding as "Katrina" emails

From the Register: The site exploits well-known IE vulnerabilities to install a variety of Trojans including Cgab-A, Borobot-P, Borobot-Q, Borodldr-H and Inor-R. Security firm Sophos reports that subject lines used in the malicious emails include, but are not limited to, the following: Re: g8 Tropical storm flooded New Orleans. Re: g7 80 percent of our […]

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Sparring with Phishers

Update: See latest entry here. Fun! Go to Phishfighting.com and fight slimeball phishers. According to Debra Cliff at Online Crime Bytes, “…there’s a way to get back at phishers … by inputting the phisher’s URL to a template at Phishfighting.com, which will send fake responses to the phish site every 20 seconds. Phishfighters is the […]

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Direct Revenue misery

On the heels of reports that Direct Revenue (makers of wunderspy programs like Aurora) has had a fairly large layoff,  they get another nasty: A court ruling not entirely in their favor.  The ruling can be downloaded here. The ruling was part of a class action lawsuit by The Collins Law Firm.  David Fish, the lawyer leading the […]

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The minute by minute nightmare of New Orleans

Misc links: Directnic is a domain name registrar in New Orleans that has employees there trying to keep the servers up. One of their employees is running a blog here. Pictures, and graphical moment-by-moment descriptions of the choas that has gripped the city are on the blog. Moment by moment news here. GREAT list of […]

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All access pass to Sunbelt

I was followed around recently by Robert LaFollette, our creative director, for a video tour of Sunbelt. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like here at Sunbelt, click here to watch the movie. There’s a big version and a small one. If you can handle the download, get the big one. Oh, and there’s […]

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Buy a Motion Computing tablet PC, get CounterSpy for free

Motion Computing preinstalls CounterSpy with their L-Series tablet PCs. Clarification: In order to get CounterSpy pre-installed, you need to buy the MotionPak, a $35 option.  It includes a bunch of software, including Microsoft OneNote, Alias SketchBook Pro, Farstone VirtualDrive and more. Alex Eckelberry  

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Does Microsoft want to be your phone company?

From CIBC: “Yesterday after the close, Microsoft announced the acquisition of privately held Teleo, a provider of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology.  Teleo’s technology was designed to enable users to make PC-to-PC, cell phone, and land line calls.  Through the acquisition, Microsoft plans to combine Teleo’s technology and expertise with its existing VoIP investments […]

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This Katrina was no pretty lady

This is a really, really bad scene right now with our neighboring states of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana (we’re in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and were unaffected by the storm). The situation in New Orleans is devastating. We’re talking about a city that will be shut down for quite some time. Powerful pictures […]

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