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The Rogue Google Toolbar: History and Variants
Chris Boyd
Analysis of the Rogue Google Toolbar group that has actually been operating since 2003 including deductions on possible attack vectors.

The Ten Truth's About Spyware
Wayne Porter
No one should be too paranoid, but an informed user is a safe user.

Thoughts on the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act
SpywareGuide Staff
Everyone wants legislation to curb the growing threat of spyware. But what happens if the legislation is poorly written?

To Coast or not To Coast- That is The Question
Wayne Porter
COAST- Just what is going on in this non-profit organization?

Tough Questions and Bad Behavior
Wayne Porter
Bad behavior and software. Questions we ask about the software we analyze.

U.S. Treasury Department Releases Free Identity Theft DVD
SpywareGuide Staff
The Treasury Department has released a DVD that informs consumers about identity theft, how to protect themselves against it and what to do if they fall victim. The DVD, entitled ?Identity Theft: Outsmarting the Crooks,? features a resource library of downloadable materials, including sample forms and letters that victims can use in reporting the crime and collecting evidence.

Webinar: Rooting out the Rootkits
Chris Boyd

When in Doubt- make it up!
Jan Hertsens
A little white lie can get you a long way with online privacy. Users must decide how much information to provide and how accurate that information should be.

Why We Won't Do Adware
Wayne Porter, Jan Hertsens
A digital war is being fought and it is no longer easy to spot the enemy. Digital values.

Worm Propogates via AOL IM Installs Rootkit & Adware
FaceTime Security Lab Staff
FaceTime Security Labs Warns Organizations Against Malicious Executable. FaceTime Security Labs identified and reported a new threat being propagated through the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) network. The worm is being passed through instant messages from members on a user's Buddy List and within AOL chat rooms. FaceTime researchers confirmed today that the W32/Sdbot-ADD - identified previously by including an adware bundle ? also includes the lockx.exe rootkit file. The executable provides an attacker with the capability to upload, download and monitor the infected host. Furthermore, the executable attempts to shut down anti-virus programs and leaves a backdoor on the host PC to install additional software including adware payloads: 180Solutions, Zango, the Freepod Toolbar, MaxSearch, Media Gateway, and SearchMiracle

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