- About's Antivirus Software with Mary Landesman - Everything antivirus,
from your Antivirus.About.com guide. Vendor and virus information, history and future of computer viruses. Check
out thier section on E-mail viruses: "Viruses can infect simply by reading, or in some cases, previewing,
email. Discover what these email infectors are and steps you can take to prevent infection. "
- Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network (AVIEN) - AVIEN is a grassroots
network started from the need of organizations to receive cutting edge information, even if only tentative and
general, directly from others, to help prevent infections before they infiltrate;
- BitDefender - is a provider of PC anti-virus software and computer
security services. Their Professional Edition "An advanced virus protection package that includes an on-access
scanner, a Mail Monitor, Download Control (web browser) Script Wall and special support for Office 2000. With both
real-time virus protection and an on-demand virus scanner you are fully protected from viruses, Trojans, backdoors,
logic bombs, macro viruses, and other malicious programs..." Their mission is to ensure the protection of
systems against computer viruses, to do antivirus research, to develop new technologies for monitoring all possible
ways to infect a system and, last but not least, to educate the IT public of the danger of computer viruses.
- Central Command - is a provider of PC anti-virus software and
computer security services.
- CNET's Virus Alert page - Knowledge
is the best defense against e-mail viruses. Now, you can keep up-to-date on the latest e-mail viruses courtesy
of CNET's Virus Alert page. Checking this page periodically can help you spot virus-laden e-mail attachments. Remember
to be cautious of any unsolicited e-mail attachments, even if they come from people you know. What else can you
do to protect your computer from viruses? The Virus Alert page also gives you a wealth of instructions and advice
for protecting your computer, handheld, and even your chat application from infection.
- Computer Associates - Virus Information Center - The Virus Information
Center serves as a rich, up-to-the-minute resource, containing detailed information on viruses, worms, Trojans,
and hoaxes, as well as valuable documentation on the implementation of comprehensive antivirus protection. CA’s
eTrust Global Antivirus Research Centers monitor around-the-clock to defend against the damaging effects a virus
outbreak could cause.
- Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) - The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) is a center of Internet security
expertise, (an online security watchdog) at the Software Engineering Institute,
a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
We study Internet security vulnerabilities, handle computer security incidents, publish security alerts, research
long-term changes in networked systems, and develop information and training to help you improve security at your
- McAfee Virus Information Library - More than 58,000 virus
threats exist today. The McAfee AVERT Virus Information Library has detailed information on where viruses come
from, how they infect your system, and how to remove them;
- MessageLabs - is a provider of Internet-level managed email security
services, protecting customers from email-borne threats such as viruses, unsolicited mail, malicious and sensitive
content and pornography, before such content comes anywhere near their network boundaries.
- SecurityFocus.com - SecurityFocus.com is aprovider of security information
services for business. It is designed to facilitate discussion on security related topics, create security awareness,
and to provide the Internet's largest and most comprehensive database of security knowledge and resources freely
available to the public.
- Sensible Security Solutions - Canada's anti-virus professionals, "Providing
corporate and government organizations with enterprise-level anti-virus solutions."
- Symantec - is a world leader in Internet security technology and provides
a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading
provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering,
remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of
consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards.
- Symantec's AntiVirus Research Center(SARC) - Provides latest
virus threats and security advisories, virus definitions, removal tools and loads of reference material.
- Symantec's AntiVirus Download area - This link
will allow you to download the latest virus definitions.
- Trend Micro - specializes in network antivirus and Internet security
software and services. Its solutions protect the flow of information on PCs, file servers, email servers and at
the Internet gateway, providing a complete, centrally-controlled VirusWall for enterprise networks.
- ViraLock anti-virus software prevents the spread of e-mail viruses and
worms like Klez, Sircam, Magistr, Nimda and others, allowing them no escape from an infected computer. Unlike traditional
anti-virus software like Norton AntiVirus and McAfee VirusScan which blocks known viruses from coming in, ViraLock
makes certain that all viruses, known or unknown, are unable to get out. ViraLock works seamlessly alongside your
traditional anti-virus software to give you complete protection.
frauds and scams (ie. Nigerian):
- Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC, formerly PhoneBusters) (SEE Phonebusters below)
- CarBuyingTips.com Consumer Guide To Avoiding eBay Fraud, Escrow
Internet Fraud, Check Fraud, Auto Fraud, and Nigerian Scam
- Citizenship and Immigration
How do I report Internet or e-mail scams and fraud?
- Industry Canada - Task Force on Spam
Canada's Task Force on Spam has designed
this website to help you protect yourself from Internet threats. The site includes an array of statistics, tips
and resources on spam, spyware and phishing, which can lead to identity theft. They also offer an excellent list of resources that include Canadian and International
- Investment Fraud
Misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact regarding an investment knowingly made to induce
another to act detrimentally against interest. Also defined as a misrepresentation made recklessly without belief
in its truth to induce action by another person.
- Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC, formerly PhoneBusters). Includes: Text Messaging Scam, Phone Number Spoofing,
Vacation offers, Lottery Emails, National Do Not Call List (DNCL), Identity Theft, Internet 101
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Scams and Fraud page
- The big scam - letters of fraud
Internet/E-mail frauds and scams:
free online virus scanner:
- Hoaxbusters - A public service of the DOE-CIRC
(U.S. Department of Energy Cyber Incident Response Capability). Their pages describe some of the warnings, offers,
and pleas for help that are filling our mailboxes, clogging our mailservers, and that generally do not have any
basis in fact. In addition to describing hoaxes and chain letters found on the Internet, we will discuss how to
recognize hoaxes, what to do about them, and some of the history of hoaxes on the Internet;
- Hoax-slayer - Hoax-Slayer is dedicated to debunking email hoaxes,
thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues.
Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of common email hoaxes and aims to counteract criminal
activity by publishing information about common types of Internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also includes anti-spam tips,
computer and email security information, articles about true email forwards, and much more. New articles are added
to the Hoax-Slayer website every week.
- McAfee Virus Hoax Page - There are a lot of viruses out there.
But some aren't really out there at all. Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances, as they may lead some users
to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, leaving them vulnerable to a genuine, destructive virus. Next time
you receive an urgent virus warning message, be sure to check the list of known virus hoaxes..
- Snopes Web Site - Urban Legends
- Sophos Hoaxes - Virus hoaxes are false reports about non-existent
viruses, often claiming to do impossible things. Unfortunately some recipients occasionally believe a hoax to be
a true virus warning and may take drastic action (such as shutting down their network). Sophos provides information
about virus hoaxes to assist companies and individuals. Although we do provide information about some non-virus-related
hoaxes, chain letters, scams and misunderstandings, the primary aim of this section of the website is to provide
information about hoaxes which are virus-related.
- Symantec's Threat
Explorer - The Threat Explorer is a comprehensive resource for daily, accurate and up-to-date information on
the latest threats, risks and vulnerabilities. This site is just overflowing with information about various urban
myths, legends and virus hoaxes;
- VMyths.com for more virus hoax information;
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