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Episode 21 – The Business of Malware Part 1

This week we are going to talk to Chris Bequeath and find out how he went into the malware removal business, learn about the different types of badware out there today and how we can offer malware removal solutions to our customers at a reasonable cost and still earn a profit. Part 1 of a three part series.

TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10
Intro 1:19

Billboard 4:09
Recently I was invited to attended The Virus Hunters Workshop, an all day event sponsored by Kaspersky Labs. The Virus Hunters Workshop will also be hosted in Reston, VA and Boston, MA. Registration is closed for Reston but if you are in the Boston area you may be able to register for that event scheduled for June 24 and 25, 2008. You can register at www.virus-hunters.com.

News and Comment segment 4:10
Firefox 3.0, the next incarnation of the popular and powerful web browser from The Mozilla Foundation, is scheduled for official release Tuesday, June 17, 2008. The Force Field will participate in Firefox Download Day 2008 with a launch party. A page and forum will be available at TheForceField.net to download and discuss the new browser at the time of launch.

iPods and other mobile media devices are becoming a growing threat to IT security, according to a recent survey by Credant Technologies. The survey report, called “iPods – What You Don’t Secure Could Hurt You, polled 323 IT professionals about the potential security impact of mobile media devices in the workplace and found that although it is a concern, many are not prepared to deal with it. The Survey Report is free to professionals who qualify. To download the Survey Report, simply visit http://theforcefield.tradepub.com/free/w_cred06/ or click on the link in the show notes in the RSS feed for this episode.

Computerworld reports that Microsoft recently became a sponsor of The Open Source Census, and organization that tracks installation of open source applications on computers and promotes the adoption of open source software. Perhaps Microsoft really is ready to embrace open source. Time will tell.

Commercial Break 1:00
Alternageek Podcast Promo :30

The Caffination Podcast promo :30

Intro to Interview 2:09
This week we are going to talk to Chris Bequeath, owner of Business Network Solutions and find out how he went into the malware removal business, learn about the different types of badware out there today, some common mistakes made when attempting to remove malware from computers and how we can offer malware removal solutions to our customers at a reasonable cost and still earn a profit in part 1 of a three part series.

Chris Bequeath Interview 22:45

Wrap up and Close :46

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