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RE: SPYWARE detection
From: "Mike" <mike () superiorholidayadventures ca>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:32:05 -0500

Microsoft's ISA server is a good example of an application layer proxy:  http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/

There are many ways to "block" spyware:

* You can blacklist domains that are known for these spyware programs when they phone home.  These, I'm sure, would 
change.. making a management nightmare.
* You could use a Group Policy and deny running a list of .exe's known to belong to spyware.  Again, things change, 
management nightmare.
* There's always SpyBot and Ad-Aware.  A decent way to protect against spyware.. but if you've got a lot of 
workstations under your umbrella, this method could prove to be prohibitive.
* You could use a "Watchdog" type of card (http://www.cyic.com/watchdog.htm).

There are many methods to deal with the plague that is spyware/adware.  Those are just some of my ideas.

Mike Fetherston

-----Original Message-----
From: Virginia Benedict [mailto:techanalyst () earthlink net] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:30 AM
To: Mike
Subject: Re: SPYWARE detection

Can you please elaborate on "application layer proxy?"  
Are there any apps or templates one can deploy?
How about Spyware Prevention?  Block? at the gateway.
 
Thanks,
Virginia Benedict
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mike 
To: JAVIER OTERO ; SECURITY-BASICS () securityfocus com 
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:53 AM
Subject: RE: SPYWARE detection

An application layer proxy may accomplish what you want.

Mike Fetherston

-----Original Message-----
From: JAVIER OTERO [mailto:jotero () SMARTEKH com]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 11:51 AM
To: SECURITY-BASICS () securityfocus com
Subject: SPYWARE detection

We want detect spyware in the gateway, is there any product that does?
I have searched in google.


Thanks
Ing. Fco. Javier Otero De Alba
Diplomado en Seguridad Informática ITESM CEM
ITStrap
Product Manager
Neoteris

5243-4782 al 84 Ext.300
México, D.F.

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