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Guest writer: Lena
Lavasoft Personal Firewall 3.0 - New Version Now Available
With cyber threats morphing and growing more sophisticated, it is imperative to have a solid security solution. Hackers, identity thieves, Trojans, and keyloggers are just a few of the intruders waiting to get their hands on your confidential information, through unpatched security holes.
For our Ad-Aware users who have experienced the current conflict with Windows Live OneCare, asking you to uninstall Ad-Aware, we've received confirmation from them that they will fix the conflict on their side in two stages (unfortunately because of their size they are slow to getting patches out to market).
- The false positive tagging of Ad-Aware as an 'at risk' application will be fixed with an update they intend to send out in April.
Let's face it: filing taxes is not on the top of many peoples list of favorites. To make matters a bit more unfavorable, tax season comes with its own set of security issues. And for those in the U.S., tax time is here.
If you're one of the many who turn to the Internet to e-file tax returns, remember that what you submit contains personally identifiable information; in the hands of the wrong person, it's more than enough needed to steal your identity.
The software updates made available today serve to fix issues with slow updates (which caused 'SSL Download failed' errors), program crashes at Windows startup scans and a few smaller bugs. The software update also includes a new version of the Update Manager.
The software version number remains at 18.104.22.168 as this update does not contain any major feature additions.
Information about updates is also available in this thread in the Lavasoft Support Forums.
In the courts this week:
A U.S. federal judge granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission for a judgment against a software developer, an affiliate of ERG Ventures, who was accused of taking part in a scam that infected millions of victims' computers with spyware.
These days, it seems there's a social networking site for anyone and everyone - from small niche followings to the larger, ever-growing online communities.
This open environment for sharing information, the foundation of web-based networks, is the perfect backdrop for all kinds of online threats.
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