Monthly Archives: July 2008

VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 6.1 & Engine 5300

SuperDat Engine v.5300 The v.5300 engine has been released for elective download from 2008-JUL-30 via Download Engine Updates VirusScan 8.5i Patch 6.1 A slight problem – Install Patch 6.1 rather than Patch 6, if you are running the 5300 Engine. … Continue reading

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Uncensor – Amnesty’s campaign to end Internet Censorship in China

China operates a sophisticated internet censorship regime and it is difficult to know exactly what information Chinese citizens can and can’t access. The lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics has seen some previously inaccessible websites in China become wholly or … Continue reading

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[Malware] Braviax (braviax/cru629/beep.sys)

Braviax.exe is Trojan/Backdoor program. Note the spelling of “prevent” as “pervent” in the pop-up. Be very careful downloading clean up applications for this malware as many of the programs on offer are also malware! You can scan any tool you … Continue reading

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E-mail Alert [phishing]

More of the “send me you login details” style fishing emails this morning. Please don’t respond to these emails – the email is a scam to gain access to your account. Please note that IT account managers will never ask … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2008-07-28)

Stop operating under a Principle of Most Privilege for the desktops Stop operating under a Principle of Most Privilege for the desktops. In a corporate environment this is far easier. A little more difficult in an academic environment (I’ve been … Continue reading

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Windows rootkit detection/removal tools

A rootkit is a program (or combination of several programs) designed to take fundamental control (in Unix terms “root” access, in Windows “Administrator” access) of a computer system, without authorization by the system’s owners and legitimate managers. Access to the … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2008 – Stage XXI

Tonight is stage 21 (Étampes to Paris Champs-Élysées) 143 km Stage Details: stage 21 – Étampes > Paris Champs-Élysées 143 km [www.letour.fr] Stage 20 – Cérilly > Saint-Amand-Montrond [SBS] Stage 21 – Sunday, July 27: Étampes – Paris/Champs Élysées, 143km … Continue reading

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