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AVG, the net security firm best known for its free-of-charge anti-virus tool, has bought anti-ID theft software firm Sana Security. Financial terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were undisclosed. In a statement, the firms said that Sana’s behavioural threat detection will dovetail with AVG’s signature and heuristic-based …

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Alien

can we have a full list

Of those firms using the wisdom of crowds - so we know who to avoid

The problem with the wisdom of crowds is that they aren't wise - just instinctive. -'show them what they expect to see and they will embrace it' gets em every time

As for cloud computing techniques - is there some less vague information as to what this means?

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Stop

Mob mentality

"wisdom of crowds" - to add to Colin's comment above, I was under the impression that the inteligence of a crowd was equal to the IQ of its stupidest member divided by the number of people present. And there are some pretty dumb people on the net.

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AVG's US presence

Just a quick note - the Sana acquisition gives AVG a presence in Silicon Valley; the company has had a US office on the East Coast for a number of years.

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Paris Hilton

Re: AVG US presence, and Flash

@Pat Bitton, Yup, AVG's office recently relocated to Orlando, FL. Close enough to make a visit (I think they liked the location after the Reseller Road Show came to Disney a few years back!)

And Flash MISTAKEN as a virus? Maybe it meant as a virus PORTAL. Of course, I guess that might depend upon which version. Or not.

Paris, another virus portal.

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Mob vs. bot. Attack of the TLA's.

The problem with mob mentality is it can be and all to often is overwhelmed by a good PR/advertising campaign and online is also easily overwhelmed by bots. Malware creaters don't exactly care for legitimacy so if/when they can get their own bots onto the cloud to influence scores, they will do so.

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Service Pack 2

Got an e-mail from AVG warning of the impending SP2 for AVG 8 and yet another reboot :(

It seems that 1 of every 5 updates needs a reboot and servers are not exempt!

Hopefully this patch will reduce the need for soo many reboots, otherwise we'll be taking our business elsewhere.

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Ru
Boffin

Re: Mob mentality

Intelligence is not the same as wisdom, as any nurd kno.

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