Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Flu Virus And Humidity

This is a pretty interesting article about the Flu virus and humidity: the researchers found the virus survived best at humidity below 50%, similar to the conditions found indoors in “a really heated building,” says Dr. Marr. “The virus is happy if the mucus droplet completely evaporates and leaves it floating around” in the air. […]

Windows Live OneCare

I’m curious if anyone has tried Windows Live OneCare (via Amazon note: affiliate link used) with Firefox, and especially with Thunderbird. I personally haven’t tried it. A quick Google search doesn’t turn up to much info. Is it detecting viruses in emails correctly and problem free? Or is it causing chaos? I’d love to hear […]

The Apple Worm?

According to Norton AntiVirus, Apple’s own QuickTime.com website may be a threat to the safety of my (and your) computer. I was trying to view the M:i:III Trailer (link below in plain text, so you can think twice before clicking). I’m not sure who is at fault. It’s either Apple with a contaminated server, or […]

A plan for worms?

According to Slashdot, a new variant of the Sanity worm is out, except this one patches to prevent it. Even good hacking isn’t a good thing. It’s still illegal and shouldn’t be done. But government agencies should really start looking into such a thing. It’s obviously possible. There’s enough exploits in most software that a […]

Designer Virus

Creating a designer virus, testing it in a dish and computer models: $200,000. Realizing that virus has the potential to fight HIV. Priceless Amazing story here. Hopefully some day I’ll be able to link back to this post with the title “HIV Cured”, or something to that effect. Absolutely amazing. Lets all keep our fingers […]

Viruses

W32.Sobig.F is getting very annoying. So is W32.Blaster.Worm. Why can’t people just take proper precautions: Firewall. I have 3, Win XP firewall/OS X Firewall, Sygate Personal Firewall (laptop), and a Netgear Hardware firewall (w/ SPI). All you really need is 1. Virus Scan Secure up to date software. At the very least, update Windows. Use […]