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07.29.2008 - Industry and Security News - DNS Security



View Lavasoft-Press related news. If you follow security news, you may be familiar with the Domain Name System (DNS) security issue, discovered by researcher Dan Kaminsky, that was disclosed earlier this month. DNS is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses. The vulnerability allows hackers and phishers to redirect DNS queries; if a server is compromised, attackers could potentially [...]
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07.25.2008 - Everyday Life at Lavasoft - Wallpaper



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07.24.2008 - Industry and Security News - Kids and the Internet



View Lavasoft-Press related news. How safe are your kids as they navigate the Net? According to a new study, while parents are trying to talk to young family members about computer safety, many kids are still engaging in risky online behavior, like posting personal information about themselves on social networking sites. From a PCMag.com article on the study -  “As they [...]
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07.18.2008 - Everyday Life at Lavasoft - Dress Shirt



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07.16.2008 - Lavasoft Products and Solutions - Attention Ad-Aware Shoppers



View Lavasoft-Press related news. Far too often, we come across websites that attempt to piggyback on the name “Lavasoft” or “Ad-Aware” in order to take advantage of you and your credit card. We’ve recently been alerted to a site, new-official.com/adware, which charges a fee for the service they provide to consumers: offering a collection of links to free software, such [...]
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07.15.2008 - Industry and Security News - In Our Thoughts



View Lavasoft-Press related news. Today, we learned truly tragic news about the founder of Webroot, the company behind Spy Sweeper anti-spyware software. According to reports, the body of Steven Thomas, who had been missing in Hawaii since June 30, has now been found. From all of us at Lavasoft, our hearts go out to Thomas’ friends and family at this [...]
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07.11.2008 - Uncategorized - A Link to the Past



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07.10.2008 - Beta Testing - Top Testers



View Lavasoft-Press related news. You’ve heard of our MVPs…Here at Lavasoft, we now also have MVTs! We’d like to take a moment to give a well-deserved thank you to our Most Valuable Testers - beta testers that is. While we are truly grateful to all of our beta testers around the world who helped shape Ad-Aware 2008, we’d like to [...]
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07.08.2008 - Industry and Security News - Bad Behavior: SQL Attacks



View Lavasoft-Press related news. Last week, we saw two legitimate sites hit by SQL injection attacks: Sony PlayStation and the Association of Tennis Professionals. SQL injection attacks are an emerging tactic that is becoming increasingly popular among hackers. There has been a recent rise in mass attacks - compromising hundreds of thousands of websites - and all signs point [...]
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07.04.2008 - Everyday Life at Lavasoft - 4th of July



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07.04.2008 - Industry and Security News - Google Forced to Bend User Privacy!



View Lavasoft-Press related news. A U.S. district judge has ordered Google, the Search Engine, to release information about users that use their YouTube service. The major entertainment corporation Viacom won the legal battle against Google, resulting in access for Viacom to information about YouTube users and their “tubing” behavior, i.e. which videos they watch on the YouTube site. The [...]
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07.03.2008 - Industry and Security News - Religion No Longer Sacred!



View Lavasoft-Press related news. The FRA, Swedish National Defense Radio Establishment, that recently was approved to start their extended surveillance activity targeting wire-based Internet traffic and traffic in the mobile networks, may intercept personal e-mails between local Danish vicars and Danish people in their search for a cure of the souls. How is this possible, you ask? The e-mail [...]
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07.01.2008 - Lavasoft Products and Solutions - Cast Your Vote



View Lavasoft-Press related news. Softonic is giving Ad-Aware users the chance to let your voices be heard! It’s time for the download site’s annual “Softonic Software of the Year” awards where you can vote for your favorite programs in different categories and platforms. We’re proud to announce that Ad-Aware was chosen as a finalist in this year’s competition for “Best [...]
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06.30.2008 - Lavasoft Products and Solutions - Editor’s Choice



View Lavasoft-Press related news. We’ve received word from the Turkish website TAMindir.com that Ad-Aware 2008 has picked up their “Editör’ün Önerisi” (Editor’s Choice) award. Along with granting a five-star rating, TAMindir.com editors had this to say about our software: “Ad-Aware 2008 has been chosen for the Editor’s Choice Award on our site with its new improved engine, new simple user interface, and [...]
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06.27.2008 - Everyday Life at Lavasoft - Coffee Cup



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06.26.2008 - Security Alerts - Going Phishing



View Lavasoft-Press related news. This one came in last night on my home personal e-mail. Please keep your eyes peeled for phishing e-mail scams, and do not, I repeat do not, click on the links. From: service[at]wachovia.com Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:10 PM Subject: Your wachovia account is locked. Dear Valued Customer,Your User ID is Locked You’ve exceeded the maximum number [...]
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06.24.2008 - Riff Raff - PCs: 1 Billion Served



View Lavasoft-Press related news. New research out this week from Gartner tells us that the amount of PCs being used around the world has now passed the 1 billion mark, and that number is set to double in the next 6 years. But PC use is not the only thing rising in record numbers - so is the negative environmental [...]
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06.19.2008 - Everyday Life at Lavasoft - Jump around!



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06.19.2008 - Industry and Security News - Done Deed! Sweden Votes to Spy



View Lavasoft-Press related news. We are disappointed to announce that the FRA-law that we discussed in yesterday’s blog was actually accepted as law by the Swedish Riksdag (national government) yesterday. The number of delegates voting for the new law was 143 and the number of delegates voting against the law was 138. The number of delegates that were absent, [...]
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06.18.2008 - Industry and Security News - Swedish Government-Approved Spyware?



View Lavasoft-Press related news. There is an ongoing debate about whether FRA, the Swedish National Defense Radio Establishment, should be allowed to extend their surveillance activities to include the surveillance of wire-based Internet traffic and phone conversations that pass the Swedish borders. The proposed law was first discussed in 2007, and a decision was tabled during this past year. The [...]
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