Archive for September, 2009

Sophos releases free encryption tool for Windows

Posted in IT Security on September 25, 2009 by cobra

Security specialist Sophos has released a free encryption tool for Windows systems. Sophos Free Encryption, one of several free tools from Sophos, allows users to easily encrypt and compress their files to send or store their private data using an AES encryption algorithm.

According to a blog post by Vice President of Sophos Product Management Chris Kraft, most users aren’t using anything to protect their information. Kraft advises users to never send sensitive information in the body of an email, comparing it to “a postcard sent via snail-mail – freely readable by anyone whose hands touches it in the delivery process”. In addition to the main application interface, users can access Sophos Free Encryption features by simply right-clicking on a file or folder to activate encryption in the Windows Explorer Context menu. The tool also integrates in to several standard email clients, such as Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. While the tool is primarily aimed at “the average consumer”, it can be used for free commercially as well.

Sophos Free Encryption is available to download (Direct download) for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.

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Valuable real-time information on malicious URLs

Posted in IT Security on September 14, 2009 by cobra

Forums, social networking sites, and content delivered by advertising networks are prime targets for malicious code. According to IDC, up to 30% of companies with over 500 employees have been infected through Web surfing.

The AVG Web Threat Data Feed delivers real-time information on malicious URLs. The web activity of more than 40 million worldwide users is collected and assimilated as it happens. This dynamic data stream powers The Feed — making it a must-have for the true detection of real threats on the web.

Along with up-to-the-minute data, The Feed is backed by deep research intelligence, constantly probing the relationship between malicious URLs and emerging threats. Led by Chief Research Officer Roger Thompson, a team of threat experts brings true innovation to the analysis and assimilation of data.

Please enter this link to download the Feed.

How to detect SQL injection vulnerabilities?

Posted in IT Security on September 3, 2009 by cobra

SQL injection is increasingly become a favourite attack vector by those who wish to steal your data. Through the below website link you can detect SQL Injection vulnerabilities in your web site.

SQL Injection test

I hope you find it useful 🙂

ciao