That’s right, today is Data Privacy Day. It’s a day marked to raise awareness on protecting personal information online, especially on social networking sites.

What does it mean for you? It might not be an official holiday, but it’s a good reminder of the ways that all of us can better secure our private data and our Internet privacy.

New Rogue: PcSecureNet

by LS Anders on January 28th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

PcSecureNet is another rogue anti-spyware clone of the WiniGuard family.

In Lavasoft CEO Jason King’s commentary on the cyber attacks that targeted Google and dozens of other high profile targets, he noted that these so-called Aurora attacks were heard about and felt all around the Web, and around the World, making them of interest to us all to see what else develops. In just one week since that report was published, there have been a number of developments and interesting industry commentary on this.

So, for those following this story, here are a few of these updates:

LiveEnterpriseSuite is a clone of InternetAntivirusPRO. Actually, the only thing that the authors of this rogue have changed is the name in the GUI.

Passwords. They’re a critical way to stay secure online. But we just can’t seem to get them right. According to a new study by Imperva, which analyzed the 32 million real-world users passwords that were made available publically when RockYou was breached, –

New Rogue: APcSafe

by LS Anders on January 25th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

APcSafe is another rogue anti-spyware clone of the WiniGuard family.

ProtectSoldier is a rogue anti-spyware application of the new generation of WiniGuard clones.

Lavasoft’s CEO, Jason King, recently had the opportunity to write a guest piece on, with insight into the cyber attacks against Google and other high profile targets - it’s a good read for those wanting to learn more about Google’s revelation last week, and how it has

An important notice for any users of Ad-Aware 2008 –

As of January 31, 2010, technical support and Definitions File threat updates will be discontinued for Ad-Aware 2008.

To stay safe online, make sure to use the current version of Ad-Aware. You can see which version you’re using through Ad-Aware’s interface – just click the ‘About’ button.

Current version:

Ad-Aware 2008:

If you use Ad-Aware 2008, please download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware (version 8.1.4) in order to stay protected from online threats. Here’s how to upgrade:

  • For those with an Ad-Aware 2008 license -

You are eligible to download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware free of charge through the Lavasoft Support Center. If you need a new license, please visit our Ad-Aware product pages.

  • For those using Ad-Aware 2008 Free -

You can download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware Free here.
(Your 2008 version will be replaced during the installation process.)

The creators behind the Winiguard rogue and its long line of clones have now released their next generation of clones. First out in this new line of clones is ArmorDefender.

In light of recent rise in use of Adobe Reader exploits, we ask each of you to update to the latest version of the software. This popular software is on so many of your machines and it is imperative that you get the patches for recent Internet security vulnerabilities.


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