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Alert Win32/Exploit.MSword.SMtag trojan – Nod32

The following message “Win32/Exploit.MSword.SMtag trojan” was being generated by Nod32 when attempting to compress MS Word documents that were part of a file package.

nod32 virus definition error 3217

The initial thought was that the their machines have been infected or compromised. However after digging around this Nod32 error was actually due to Virus Signature Database version: 3217. This is outlined from Nod32′s website under:

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IronKey Best Security Hardware at 2008 GCN Fose Conference

I wrotes about the IronKey (secure USB flash drive) in an earlier post Secure USB Flash Drive IronKey and recently it was named Best Security Hardware beating out 150 other hardware and services used the US gov and associated agensices. Read THE IRONKEY NAMED BEST SECURITY HARDWARE AT 2008 FOSE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

I’ve never used a public machine without my IronKey and even when surfing using my own machines I still try to make sure I’m browsing via IronKey’s secure version of Firefox. In addition to that I know my personal files are safe if by chance I happen to lost my IronKey thanks to it’s “always on” military grade encryption.

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Secure USB Flash Drive IronKey


I’ve always been big on securing data especially data that I carry on my flash drive. In today’s society sensitive data should be guarded with priority. The last thing you’d want to happen is have your information stolen simply because the data on the thumb drive wasn’t encrypted. There are many alternative ways of securing data on an ordinary thumb drive. In the past the common method I’ve used to encrypt my data is through the use of Truecrypt. The basic premise of this process requires the Truecrypt executable, Truecrypt.sys file and the encrypted data on the flash drive and via Truecrypt you can browse the data.

Well there is a much simple process of securing your sensitive data. Introducing the IronKey with it’s built-in Cypto chip can encrypt data to and from the drive on the fly. IronKey will encrypt your data automatically once it’s placed in thumb drive. The Crypto chip touted as an “always on” encryption. It cannot be accidentally switched off. So you will never forget to secure your data.

To access your data stored on the IronKey you will need provide the IronKey Control Panel password to initiate the thumb drive every time it’s plugged into a PC. The password set up is performed during the initialization and activation process of the IronKey.

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