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Mar 6, 2007

Malware videos

Scott Pinzon and colleagues at Watchguard have produced and released some outstanding malware-related security awareness videos. The content is fairly technical but well presented and engaging.

Drive-by downloads demonstrates how simply browsing a malicious or compromised website may infect an inadequately-secured PC. Using Firefox with the NoScript add-in makes this kind of attack less likely compared to a standard Internet Exploder configuration.

Rootkits are explained in three parts (part 1 part 2 part 3). Avoidance tips in part 3 hint at the issues well-concealed rootkits can create even for security geeks.

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