Today my wife recieved a spam. A real spam. Written on paper, in an envelope, picked up from our physical mailbox outside our house. Now, how cool is that!? The spammer had no idea that the reciever is married to an IT security specialist. On the other hand, I dont have any spam filters on our physical mailbox. Who's got who?
I have written posts about this before, but this never goes out of season.
This post is a reaction to the latest headlines about Android being "unsafe" or "insecure", and being a target for malware writers. I'll include some traditional "smartphone platform religion" views, the user perspective, the security trend analysis, and of course wrap it up with a nice paranoid reflection.
My current programming project is called "Webinspect". A web based tool for safe analysis of web sites that you would prefer a second opinion on before visiting. No matter whats on that site, you wont get exposed to harmful or malicious content as trojans, worms, rouge antivirus, or profane movies or pictures.
We've talked about antivirus, firewalls, and the battlezone on the Internet in the previous three parts. Here comes the fourth and last part.
Although being in the business for a while, I have'nt seen StopSign before on the antivirus arena. Maybe it 's because it's an all american player..and I'm not. Well, what does it look like..? Let's take a look..
Updated July 4, 2015 This how-to was posted at a time when I was using a HTC Legend and a Ubuntu 8.10 server. This was back in 2010. I have done some checking of this how-to, and I have verified that the instructions are still valid today (July 2015). Nowadays I use a Samsung Note … Read more