||[Sep. 2nd, 2004|02:41 pm]
Slack users blamed for virus longevity|
The three month-old Zafi-B worm was the number one virus in August, indicating that to few users are bothering to update their antivirus software.
WinXP SP2 = security placebo?
Feature richness defeats commonsense
We evaluated the security features of Windows XP SP2 on a test machine, following a clean install of XP Pro with no configuration changes and no third-party software or drivers installed. We installed XP with the NTFS file system, choosing all of the factory defaults, then patched it with each recommended security update including SP-1 (required), before installing SP2.
New Bagle worm drops in and downloads
A new Bagle dropper and downloader, Bagle-AQ, was bulk mailed to numerous internet users yesterday. The malware arrives in email with subject and email body "foto" and attachment called foto.zip that poses as a file containing photographs.
Logica ups profits on falling revenues
Logica managed to increase profits despite seeing revenues fall just over five per cent in the first half of the year.
[Since I work for Logica I can only provide information already published]