Security pitfalls with Windows Vista SP1

Apr. 9, 2008
Trend, Sophos and McAfee flunk Vista SP1 anti-virus tests
The Register
John Leyden sheds some light on just how secure these vendors’ products actually are when it comes to Window’s Vista SP1.

“Top tier anti-virus vendors including McAfee, Trend Micro, and Sophos all failed to secure Windows Vista SP1 in recent independent tests. Virus Bulletin, the independent security certification body, said 17 of 37 anti-virus products tested failed to reach the VB100 certification standard. McAfee VirusScan, Trend Micro Internet Security and Sophos Anti-Virus overlooked threats known to be in circulation.”

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Would you believe people trust their real friends over bloggers?>
Techdirt
Mike Masnick comments on a research study regarding how much trust people instill in their friends as opposed to bloggers.

“In what may be one of the most pointless studies done in quite some time, a research firm has discovered to its own amazement that people tend to trust their own friends more than well known bloggers. Well, I should certainly hope so. Were there really people out there who thought that folks with high trafficked blogs actually held more sway than a personal friend?”

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Google to buy Skype?
ZD Net
Dave Greenfield looks at a rumour that has surfaced about Google purchasing Skype.

“As for business, Skype for Business could end up being bundled in with Google Apps as a starter. What might be more interesting is a tighter integration between Asterisk, which Gmail works with today, and Skype.”

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