Blog Posts Tagged with "Antivirus"


Firewalls and Anti-Virus Aren't Dead - Should They Be?

May 04, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods

Decreasing the effectiveness of firewalls and antivirus in is the way they're used. Because of the massive number of connections in and out of a network, definitions of what is and is not allowed and exactly how to allow or deny network connections have become a sprawling mess...

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Try Application White Listing to Mitigate Malware

May 03, 2012 Added by:Paul Paget

Unless you run a network that has no Internet connection and a “no disks” policy, the only way to against malware is to employ application white listing, which protects the software that controls the behavior of your computers. If the software is not on the white list, it won’t run...

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Why We Still Need Firewalls and AV

May 02, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

It's become trendy to talk about how ineffective some commoditized security products are, classic firewalls and AV being the poster children. One of Josh Corman's favorite points is that "we never retire any security controls." As I am of Josh, I think he's wrong on this...

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Twitter Spam Campaign Serving Up Rogue Antivirus

April 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Early today, Kaspersky Lab discovered a new ongoing spam campaign on Twitter. Hundreds of compromised accounts are currently spamming malicious links, hosted on .TK and domains, leading to Rogue Anti Virus softwares," writes Kasperky's Nicolas Brulez...

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Cyber Self Defense For Non-Geeks

March 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

These principles won’t be sufficient when you’re in high-risk locales and they won’t stop a targeted attack, but they will make it less likely that you’ll suffer a serious breach because of poor security habits or over-reliance on antivirus or firewall applications...

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Symantec Confirms 2006 Norton AV Source Code Dump

March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Symantec can confirm that the source code for 2006 versions of Norton Antivirus posted by Anonymous is authentic. The exposure of this code poses no increased risk to Norton or Symantec customers. This code is part of the original cache of code for 2006 versions of the products..."

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Panda Security Suffers the Wrath of AntiSec

March 07, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

The defacement also show tremendous amounts of sensitive corporate information including internal accounts, passwords, server and cloud configurations, access information to the antivirus lab's Teamviewer as well as alternate means of accessing their internals via "logmein"...

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Do You Have A False Sense of Security for Mobile?

March 02, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With unit sales of smartphones and tablets eclipsing those of desktop and laptop PCs, cybercriminals will continue setting their sights on mobile, and increased mobile Internet use will continue exacerbating security and data breach issues. Protect yourself...

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Stealth Code for New Mutation of PHP Bot Infector

February 21, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I found a new mutation of a PHP bot infector, with zero percent detection by AV software. When I decoded the PHP backdoor I got 17 AV hits on it. This leads to the question about evasion techniques and how effective anti-virus applications are at doing code de-obfuscation...

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Antivirus Ban for Iran: A Controversial Penalty

February 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Iran will be banned from the purchase of antivirus systems, a technological embargo with clear implications for the Stuxnet virus attacks and the need to prevent further infections to control systems for critical infrastructures, namely their nuclear programs...

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One in Three Massachusetts Residents’ Records Breached

February 15, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Massachusetts has one of the most stringent data protection laws on the books. Companies are now reporting when even a single individual’s information has been compromised. Despite strict security requirements, companies are continually being hacked in record numbers....

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Enterprise Security and the Battle Over Productivity

February 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

The trick is, when security can't clearly and absolutely get definition on what employees should and shouldn't be allowed to do, they have to implement the law of least privilege overly aggressively and then things get slow, tedious, and everyone complains about security...

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Did the 2006 Symantec Breach Expose RSA's SecurID?

February 10, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

The Symantec leak could pose a risk to RSA's SecurID. Examination of the source code for PCAnywhere turned up something disturbing - numerous header files and several libraries belonging to RSA, and SecurID code is part of the exposed PCAnywhere product source code...

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GFI WebMonitor Internet and Web Security Review

February 09, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Looking for a program that monitors internet use, allows granular control over sites and services they can access, coupled with comprehensive web security and threat detection that includes scanning with three Anti-Virus engines? Look no further...

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Symantec Source Code Leak: The Real Elephant in the Room

February 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Everyone is all over the fact that the Symantec code had been hacked back in 2006 right? I have not seen anything about the real elephant in the room. Where has the code been lo’ these many years? Who had it? Who hacked Symantec in the first place? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Symantec: Emails Part of Law Enforcement Sting Operation

February 07, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"The e-mail string posted by YamaTough was actually between them and... law enforcement. YamaTough actually reached out to us, first, saying that if we provided them with money, they would not post any more source code. At that point... it was a clear cut case of extortion..."

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