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#1 cparky

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

Anyone have good tips on where to get latest news on viruses and threats commercially?  I want to keep up to date 
 
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

CNET sometimes hosts a rogue. I shouldn't trust their "Security Center" -- And even,sometimes,malicious advertisements.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

While you always have to be careful using CNET and similar reputable download hosting sites because they use heavy and confusing advertising with download links, they do not host malware. Clicking on the incorrect link (thinking its the one you want) may result in downloading a program the user did not intend to download but that is a far cry from deliberately attempting to infect users with malicious programs.
 

We test all software products submitted to us against a comprehensive set of criteria. In addition to screening for common viruses and spyware, we also look for other threats that might interfere with our users' security, privacy, and control. We consider publisher Web sites, publisher conduct, and our own experience with a particular product...We will not list software that contains viruses, Trojan horses, malicious adware, spyware, or other potentially harmful components. We will not list products known to contain such items in instances outside CNET Downloads, and we may disallow products from publishers our editors feel violate the spirit of this policy.

CNET Download.com Software policies

When it comes to fighting malware--a nasty group of software that includes adware, spyware, viruses, Trojans, and rootkits--CNET Download.com has always been in your corner. We have always manually evaluated every downloadable Windows product that we list on the site, and since 2005, we've had a zero-tolerance policy that prohibits all undisclosed bundled software and all software that serves browser pop-up ads...Every time you download software from Download.com, you can trust that we've tested it and found it to be free of malware. All product submissions are scanned via automated and manual scans to ensure compliance. Discoveries of malware components result in rejection or expulsion from our download library...

While our malware policies are clear and well communicated to all Download.com team members, we are not immune to mistakes. If you find a product you think could be considered malware listed on Download.com, please click the "Report a Problem" link underneath the "Quick Specs" section of every Windows product page. A communication window provides the selection "This program has malware" with a description field to include as much info as you can to help us determine the program's safety.

A quick note on false positives: the security-software market is extremely competitive, with many high-quality programs hoping to attract users. The downside of that competition is that some products can be overly aggressive in detecting malware, leading to "false positive" reports. We use a combination of security software to gauge the overall safety of the program. In short, if one security app flags something, that doesn't automatically make it malware to us.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Talking more about web sever vulnerabilities such as apache, I have SElinux setup but more generally new threats that have been discovered,



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

ISEA: Apache Web Server
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

For vulnerabilities, one, if not the best, source is:

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:42 PM

Talking more about web sever vulnerabilities such as apache, I have SElinux setup but more generally new threats that have been discovered,


If you want to test how secure your server is, I suggest Security Space. http://www.securityspace.com/sspace/index.html

Free audits.
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/basic_index.html
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/single_index.html
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/norisk_index.html

Or the pay audit scans.
 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:34 AM

Thanks everyone



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:03 AM

CNET is not trustworthy in my opinion.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:16 AM


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

Criticism of a site is untrue?

What's the point of a security forum if I rate the site bad and my posts get edited and deleted?


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

The allegation that CNET intentional and deliberately hosts malware is untrue...not criticism.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:13 AM

it did host a malware,i've seen it.

example :: http://blog.avast.com/2012/11/26/httpdownload-sality-cnet-com/


Edited by LazyPotato, 05 September 2013 - 08:17 AM.





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