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Finding pearls; fuzzing ClamAV
great how-to for practical scanner fuzz testing
fuzz-testing  clamav  scanners  security  vulnerabilities  testing 
june 2016 by jm
Actually, Mr. Waxman, Consumers Are Sued For Patent Infringement All the Time | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Patent trolls have sued or threatened to sue tens of thousands of end-users. For example, Innovatio attacked cafes, bakeries, and even a funeral parlor for using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi routers. And the notorious scanner troll, MPHJ, targeted small businesses and nonprofits around the country for using ordinary office equipment. As a recent paper explained: “Mass suits against technology customers have become too common, involving building block technologies like wi-fi, scanning, email and website technologies.”

The growth in patent suits against customers reveals the importance of the Limelight case. A ruling that made it even easier to sue customers (by allowing suits against someone who performs just some steps of a patent) would encourage patent trolls to launch more abusive litigation campaigns. We hope the Supreme Court will restore the sensible rule that only a single entity (or its agents) can infringe a patent.
patents  uspto  swpats  eff  consumer  law  legal  patent-infringement  scanners  wifi  printers 
may 2014 by jm
Signature-based AV is failing
on average across the AV industry, 40% block rates just after 0-hour of a new malware sample, rising to 60% after 5 days. sounds like the AV industry is losing, if this chart is valid. (via Terry Zink)
via:tzink  malware  av  fail  accuracy  detection  false-negatives  scanners  viruses  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Heathrow security man "ogles" female colleague's breasts using full-body scanner
'John Laker, 25, allegedly copped an eyeful of Jo Margetson, 29, when the latter "entered the X-ray machine by mistake". She was "horrified" as Laker "pressed a button to take a revealing photo" and remarked [on the size of her breasts].' as Conrad says, "who didn't see this coming?" Wonder how many other "revealing photos" are on that hard drive
privacy  scanners  heathrow  the-register  uk  via:cjodea  from delicious
march 2010 by jm

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