Archive for the ‘IT Security’ Category

New project: Antivirus Direct

Tweet I’ve spend the last 4 years working for different antivirus vendors (Kaspersky and Trustport) helping consumers to buy and renew their antiviruses online. The online sales industry of antiviruses is a bit strange. Vendors are still mostly oriented on retail market (well, they’ve build their empires based on brick-and-mortar retail sales). And online shops […]

Free Anti-Viruses Industry

Tweet A couple of days ago Microsoft came with a new free Anti-Virus product – Microsoft Security Essentials I will not comment on Microsoft ability to create security products, my opinion could be based of course. I’d like to write a bit about the whole idea of those Free Anti-Virus. Currently it’s not just a […]

Privacy and identity theft via webmail

Tweet Already many years Identity theft considered as a crime in USA and EU countries. Of course, it’s not a act of stealing, which is prosecuted, identity can not be stolen, just copied. It’s the act of using this information for criminal purposes, like obtaining credit, writing cheques, paying with credit card via Internet, etc. Free […]

Real Virus attack on corporate network

Tweet I’ve been working  for many years in a anti-virus company. Of course my view on computer viruses and incidents  is biased, but this angle could be interesting anyway.  Currently the anti-virus coverage within corporate networks is close to 100%. Within home users it’s estimated from 70% to 90%.  How exactly does infeactions happen in […]