* Posts by shuckie

6 posts • joined 25 May 2010

The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

shuckie
Happy

Panda Cloud A/V?

If the hardware is on the older side & the machines may have limited resources as a result, would it be worth considering Panda or an alternative free cloud-based antivirus solution? Provided their bandwidth is sufficient to cope, it should leave the PCs with enough resources to run other processes as required.

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1 euro in every 7 spent on a Visa card

shuckie

Re: Verified By Visa

I think Verified By Visa has been replaced by ClickSafe, or at least it has by LloydsTSB;

http://www.lloydstsb.com/debit_cards/clicksafe.asp

The last few times I've performed transactions via a site which used to use Verified By Visa the payment has been checked and authorised automatically without me needing to enter the password.

I just hope I can remember what my password is if I'm randomly asked for it in a few months time... ;-)

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Exploited Hotmail bug stole email without warning

shuckie

Question

Does anyone know if Firefox's NoScript and/or the fact that Hotmail blocks links from unknown senders/possible spam would provide any protection against this?

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Undead Bredolab zombie network lashes out from the grave

shuckie
FAIL

Pity...

... that the warning message resembles a scareware-type alert.

"Your computer is infected! Click this link to be taken to our website..."

How is the average user supposed to be able to tell the difference? What if malware was created to display a warning which resembled the genuine message and direct users to a site where they were encouraged to download scareware to remove the infection?

Oh well, nice try anyway I suppose.

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Trek fans served Enterprise-grade pastry slicer

shuckie

All I can say is...

... I want one, and I've emailed a less-than-subtle hint to my other half regarding Christmas!

;-)

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Tabnapping attack baits phishing trawl

shuckie

NoScript...

... seems to block this attack. Does this mean I don't need to worry about it?

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