February 10, 2005

Spyware program targets Microsoft Anti-Spyware product

PC World has this article that describes a spyware program that specifically targets Microsoft's anti-spyware app. Says it tries to disable it, delete all files within its folder and installs a keylogger that records information typed into several UK banking sites.

Posted by tony at 09:50 AM | Comments (0)

Site to test your Popup Blocker

(From digg.com)

You can test your popup blocker at PopUpTest.com. It links to various popup techniques. Site seems benign and has links to free and commercial blockers.

Posted by tony at 07:58 AM | Comments (0)

February 08, 2005

Google does maps

Google Maps is apparently a new service from Google. I hadn't seen it before today.

Posted by tony at 08:03 AM | Comments (0)

February 07, 2005

Phishing Flaw in Every Browser but IE

Got this from digg.com:

This web page describes a spoof that every browser but IE allows. As near as I can tell it has to do with the fact that IDNs (International Domain Names) can have country- or language-specific characters in them, yet the display like English characters. So you will see a URL that appears to be, for instance, http://www.paypal.com but it's actually http://www.p&#1072ypal.com -- the "&#1072" is an accented "a".

You can circumvent this problem in Firefox but the fix doesn't persist across browser restarts. Opera'ssupposedly got a fix for it now.

Posted by tony at 10:53 AM | Comments (0)