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Virus warning notification

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by nugget, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. nugget
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    Was just wondering which notification services people use for receiving information on virus threats?
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Our front page m8 :D
     
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  3. nugget
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    OMG Jak, stop it, my sides are splitting.

    Seriously though, is this the only way you find out about the newest threats? I've been looking on Symantec and McAfee for an advisory newsletter but I haven't found one yet (not unusual for me).:D
     
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  4. AJ

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    Use Sophos at work and they email me when there is a new virus file out. The server gets it automatically, but I still get the info.


    But also the same as Gav, off the front page. :biggrin
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    I wasn't trying to be funny - that, and the Security and Thingy forum (OMG, I'm getting bad at remembering the titles). Also, BBC, ZDNet, etc, and general word-of-screen kind of tip-offs.

    EDIT Oops - thats THIS forum :oops:
     
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  6. nugget
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    Well I guess this is a good reason to get my site up and running so I can put all this info on the one page.:oops:

    This is just what I was looking for. Thanks AJ.:D

    Oops, just read 'virus file'. AJ is that the virus definitions update or a notification that there is a new virus on the loose?
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Also AJ, can you clarify if this notification email is of a general new threat of a virus in the wild, and is it available to anyone, or just existing Sophos customers (and those who blag it for home thru their work :biggrin )
     
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  8. AJ

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    Soz guys should have made it a bit clearer. Sophos email me the fact that there is a new virus definition for download (*.ide). Looks like anyone can sign up here but of course the file will only be anygood if you use Sophos. :biggrin
     
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  9. nugget
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    Okay, just found out that McAfee have an email alert called McAfee Dispatch, but it's so hidden that you can hardly find it.:dry
     
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