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Norton Performance & Protection challenge

Mar 19, 2011


Norton Internet Security delivers fast and light online threat protection. It guards your PC, network, online activities, and your identity with innovative detection technologies optimized to combat today’s aggressive, rapid-fire attacks. Norton Internet Security makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever.

The improved Norton Protection System features multi-layered security technologies. They work together to provide the comprehensive protection that detects and removes network security threats before they can harm your PC. The Norton Protection System stops online identity theft, viruses, hackers, bots, spyware, Trojan horses, and more without slowing you down or getting in your way.

Parental control

Mar 14, 2011


Parental control, also known as URL Filtering or web filtering software, is a term for software designed and optimized for controlling what content is permitted to children, especially when it is used to restrict material delivered over the Web. As rule, Parental control determines what content will be available for children in accordance with restrictions applied by a parent and helps parents to monitor the Internet activities of their children.

The motive is often to prevent children from viewing harmful Web content like phonographic, violation, drug, gambling and more. Some Parental control software includes time control functions that empowers parents to set the amount of time that child may spend accessing the Internet or playing games or other computer activities.

Norton Reputation Service

Mar 13, 2011


Norton Reputation Service technology scrutinizes different attributes of files and applications in real-time to determine if they are safe. Norton Reputation Service instantly checks where files came from and how long they’ve been around to identify and stop new crime-ware faster than other, less sophisticated security software.

This breakthrough technology provides an added layer of protection against crime-ware. It allows Norton Internet Security 2011 to identify and stop new threats faster than less sophisticated protection software.

Data Loss Prevention

Mar 12, 2011


Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a computer security term referring to systems that identify, monitor and protect data in use, data in motion, and data at rest through deep content inspection, contextual security analysis of transaction and with a centralized management framework. Systems are designed to detect and prevent unauthorized use and transmission of confidential information.

Also, instead of „Data loss prevention” are used the following terms:

  • Data Leak Prevention (DLP);
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP);
  • Data Leakage Protection (DLP);
  • Information Protection and Control (IPC);
  • Information Leak Prevention (ILP);
  • Information Leak Protection (ILP);
  • Information Leak Detection and Prevention (ILDP);
  • Content Monitoring and Filtering (CMF);
  • Extrusion Prevention System (EPS);

Persistent XSS Vulnerability in Facebook

Mar 10, 2011


There is a JavaScript Spam trick on Facebook resulting in spam messages being posted on many user accounts. First mentioned yesterday by Internet security experts at GFI Software, the persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability still remains unpatched as of this writing.

So, what happened? Some attacker has discovered a XSS vulnerability which can be used to inject JavaScript through specially crafted Facebook application pages. Normally the script would be removed by filters before the page is shown to the user, but in this case, it is able to slip through. The malicious script will then be executed in the context of, allowing it to perform requests under the user’s session. Keep in mind this happens before the application asks for any permissions. Visiting the page while being logged into Facebook is enough to get it started, which is normally the case when a user is viewing new messages.