[Faccus] Security warning - Spybot Search and Destroy (S&D)

Heather Wey hawey at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Mar 27 10:45:23 EDT 2014


What is happening? Information Security Services (ISS)<https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/about/organizational-structure/information-security-services> is requesting that clients cease the use of Spybot Search and Destroy (S&D).



When is this happening? Effective immediately, and until further notice.



Why is this happening? This software can open public web proxies that can be used to access resources on the Waterloo network, or to relay connections through the Waterloo network. It may also send information about computers upon which it is installed to anonymous third parties.



What should you use instead? We recommend using the free version of Malwarebytes. For more information see: https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/malware.



Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk (CHIP), helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext 84357.



Recipients of this message:  isthd, faccus, ctsc





Heather Wey

IST Communications

University of Waterloo

519-888-4567 x35878
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