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Rogue security software are software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions.

Most rogue programs state that they are legitimate applications, but are typically clones of other lackluster products repackaged under new names and graphics. Most rogue programs also use highly aggressive sales tactics which include adware, Trojans that display fake security alerts, or claims that they have won awards from major publications and companies. What it all boils down to, though, is that these types of programs are either deliberately deceptive or displaying numerous false positives in order to convince you to purchase their software. This is because the single most important thing to the creators of rogue software, is to sell as many copies as they can. That means that the people, or affiliates, who are selling this software can do so by any means. This ultimately leads to deceptive advertising and the use of malware to sell the software.


Feb 22, 2009 - Adobe Reader PDF JavaScript Vulnerability
On Feb 19th, Adobe released a security bulletin stating that Adobe Reader is vulnerable to JavaScript attacks that could allow remote control of your machine. A patch is scheduled to be released on March 11th, which gives malware writers time to exploit vulnerable systems. To protect yourself, follow these instructions.
Feb 10, 2009 - New Squidoo Lens
I have created a new Squidoo lens for the Computer Security Wiki. Check it out!
Feb 04, 2009 - Computer Security Wiki is finally open!
I have finished making all of the necessary templates. Users can begin to create new articles.
Jan 27, 2009 - Computer Security Wiki is open for business!
The Computer Security Wiki is now open. However, most of the site is still under construction.

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