Windows 8: The death of malware? The death of anti-malware?

BetaNews: There is a lot of buzz about a recent set of tests by NSS Labs that show the Smartscreen reputation system in Internet Explorer 9 head and shoulders and most of the rest of the body above the competition in blocking malware on the web. I think the results of the test are even more important than they seem, considering previous reports that Microsoft plans to make Smartscreen a base part of Windows 8....

July 25, 2011 · 3 min · 559 words · Omid Farhang

Microsoft Smart Screen False Positives

SANS.edu: We received a couple of reports about Microsoft’s “Smart Screen” flagging harmless sites as malicious. Initially, we considered the possibility of an infected ad service. But it may be a bug in Smartfilter as well. Some reports on twitter show that the problem has been resolved. Please let us know if you have sample URLs that are still affected. To disable smart screen: Select “Internet Options” from the “Tools” menu....

November 4, 2010 · 1 min · 129 words · Omid Farhang