Posts Tagged ‘reputation’

How to Bypass Symantec’s WS.Reputation.1 System

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new approach to system security … and a cool trick for getting around the new approach to system security.

Every year companies like Symantec or Kaspersky are refreshing their security lineup, usually by adding a number of new features to the products and changing the year at the end of the product name. One of Symantec’s recent additions to its Norton consumer security product line includes a reputation engine. This is basically a cloud-based system that uses information from all Symantec programs to determine the reputation of a file or program on a computer system.

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Webutation – Website Reputation Information

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This is kind of an interesting service … but I think you could accomplish the same thing with a quick Google search for complaints about a website.

When you are on the Internet you face a dilemma. You do not know an awful lot about new sites that you visit. You do not know much about the company or people that operate a website for instance. That may not be a problem on sites that you just access for information, but what about shopping sites or sites where you enter personal information like your email address?

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