The Aesthetics of Malware

by Tobias on January 23rd, 2008 in Riff Raff.

Visual artist Alex Dragulescu has created a set of aesthetic, organic-looking visualizations of malware.

"For each piece of disassembled code, API calls, memory addresses and subroutines are tracked and analyzed. Their frequency, density and grouping are mapped to the inputs of an algorithm that grows a virtual 3D entity. Therefore the patterns and rhythms found in the data drive the configuration of the artificial organism."

Have a look at:

The Ultimate Defender Zlob

by Michael on September 26th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

A nice note from one of our customers yesterday:

"I was having a problem with the Ultimatedefender and Ultimatecleaner bogus trojan.32.looksky worm and running the Ad-Aware program with the latest updates corrected the problem.  I kept running my trend micro pc virus program scanning the entire system and nothing was reported."


Pot of Gold

by Michael on September 19th, 2007 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft, Riff Raff.

We were so tempted to run across the bridge to the other side of the river when we saw that this rainbow had landed right outside. Was there a pot of gold? We'll never know.


Just for Fun

by Michael on September 10th, 2007 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft, Riff Raff.

Courtesy of the Internet:

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig, huh?

Representatives from Lavasoft recently had the chance to visit Colorado, USA while attending a conference.

Here are some photos taken in and around the Denver area, for your viewing pleasure! Click the photos to see a larger image.


High-Tech Ideas

by Erin on June 29th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Ever wonder what kind of cool developments are in store for the future of computing?

PC Magazine has published Five Ideas That Will Reinvent Modern Computing, giving a round-up of its favorite projects in the works at leading tech research labs.

As you might have noticed, Ad-Aware 2007 Beta Seven is the final beta, which means that we are gearing up for the big release in June. Besides the obvious work of putting the finishing touches on the software itself, it also includes getting the packaging ready, designing the product manuals, and generating the serial numbers for each and every product.

Harmonized Horses

by isergant on May 11th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Even in Sweden we need a break now and then from the seriousness that surrounds us. Enjoy!

Harmonized Horses

Make sure to click on the horses.

Easter the Swedish Way

by isergant on April 5th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Did you all notice our bunny ears on the Lavasoft logo? Happy Easter everyone!

With the holiday around the corner, we thought we would take this opportunity to educate all of you on Swedish traditions.

Websites as Graphs

by isergant on March 1st, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Looking at something through new eyes is always refreshing. This is a graphical image of the blog webpage you are looking at right now. Cool, isn't it?

Kids, it's okay to try this at home!

websites as graphs

Mouse Rage

by Erin on January 3rd, 2007 in Riff Raff.

A rapid heart rate..increased sweating..furious clicking of the mouse..cursing at your computer screen. Do any of these happen to you when you're surfing the web? If so, you may be experiencing the first signs of "mouse rage."

At least that's what a new study has to say.

We've all had frustrating moments when our computers just won't work the way we want them to. But are poorly designed websites and annoying pop-up ads actually bad for our health?

We're So Proud

by Michael on December 19th, 2006 in Riff Raff.

We really are speechless. Honored. Humbled.

According to Google Earth, the Kingdom of Norway has now found itself smack-dab in the middle of the Kingdom of Sweden (see the photo)!

google earth

Johan Kinnander, the manager of Google's Scandinavian branch, only had this to say. "Jag måste kolla upp det här innan jag kan lämna någon kommentar" (translation: I must check on this before I can comment.)


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