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Spyware versus Viruses
At first glance, spyware and computer viruses appear to have much in common. But in fact, spyware is a unique challenge. Unlike viruses, the motivation behind

viruses windows  computers and their users. Viruses are developed to cause mischief by clogging networks, bringing down systems, or in some cases, deleting information. Spyware, however, is designed to execute even more malicious objectives. In the hands of cyber criminals, spyware's impact can be devastating, enabling them to violate personal privacy, access proprietary information, and steal fi nancial assets. This was the case in a recent headline-making cyber theft in which spyware was used to steal $423 million from

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Anti-Virus Advisories: Rating Them


The recent ILOVEYOU worm, was the most widely spread virus or worm reported as of yet. With so many anti-virus vendors to choose from, which one should you select? The three selection components are: the advisory, the anti-virus tool itself, and the price. This note takes a look at the advisories, and ranks them according to usability.

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NetBIOS Firewall


How many times do you hear network administrators scream at the top of their voice, "I have spent millions of dollars buying expensive and the best antivirus software solutions and yet every two months, when a new virus strikes, I have my entire network go down!" This is a common complaint you will get to hear from one and all network administrators, primarily because most security vendors today concentrate more on a "reactive" approach to stop virus attacks, than a “preventive” approach!

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Another Type Of Virus Hits The World (And Gets Microsoft No Less)


A number of anti-virus vendors, including Trend Micro and Computer Associates, have warned of a virus with a new approach. It is known variously as QAZ.TROJAN or QAZ.WORM, and was officially renamed to W32.HLLW.Qaz.A in September. The virus enters via unprotected shared drives and usually replaces the Notepad.Exe application, although there have been occasions where Notepad was not the victim. The virus then provides a backdoor to outside intruders, giving them in effect remote control over the computer that has been infected. This analysis contains some suggestions to protect your machines.

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Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


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Oracle Loses Again


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Almost six months after releasing Windows 2000 to the public, Microsoft Corp. has released its first set of bug fixes, formally known as Service Pack 1.

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How to Centrally Manage SAN Storage Configuration and Assignment for Microsoft Windows Servers


Microsoft System Management Server 2003 and Operations Manager 2005 storage monitoring solutions provide the necessary tools to centrally manage and monitor Windows client and server infrastructure. Now, Sanbolic’s LaScala clustered volume manager and related products offer a complementary toolkit which enables administrators to centrally configure and assign storage assets in a storage area network (SAN) environment.

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No Back Doors. No Open Windows.


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The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring


Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision.

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