Blog Posts Tagged with "Antivirus"

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Security; The non-commodity

March 21, 2013 Added by:Oliver Rochford

In an enterprise environment, a computer comes preloaded with Antivirus. For businesses, this is of course a good thing. It has sadly also had some unintended consequences – mainly to be found in the perception and expectations that customers and end-users have developed because of the commoditization of antivirus.

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New Mobile Security App for Android Smartphones

September 27, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As more online retailers introduce mobile e-commerce applications, criminal hackers are taking notice. Existing mobile operating systems are under attack and, like standard PC operating systems, they sometimes fail to provide the necessary security to support a payment application...

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Sophos is the Lamest Virus Ever...

September 21, 2012 Added by:Damion Waltermeyer

Starting September 19, Sophos successfully became the lamest virus ever. An update put out by their auto-update service has rendered many machines across the world useless. This update detected false positives and deleted or quarantined them...

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How to Secure Windows 2000... For a Limited Time

September 07, 2012 Added by:Drayton Graham

A number of organizations are still using Windows 2000. It is up to the organization to determine the acceptable risk for continued use of Windows 2000-based systems. If Windows 2000 is a necessity at this time within your environment, here are some security techniques you can implement...

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Social Engineering Toolkit: Bypassing Antivirus Using Powershell

August 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Just when it looked like antivirus was getting the upper hand against the Social Engineering Toolkit, David Kennedy, author of SET, showed some of the program’s new features. One is a way to get a remote shell by completely bypassing Anti-Virus using a Windows Powershell attack. Let’s look at how this works...

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Tackling Modern Malware

August 15, 2012 Added by:Simon Heron

With conventional antivirus products, their signature bases are never completely up to date. When a new infection emerges, it simply roams freely across all endpoints. Conversely, WSA leverages behavioural monitoring to pick up infections when it isn’t sure whether a file is malicious or not...

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Remote Forensics Trojans, Surveillance and Investigations

August 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Thus the problem of acquisition using RFS tools is that not only is the original source (the computer) not subjected to seizure, it is not in a static environment and can be manipulated. Evidence obtained from an unsecured system can always be subject to a challenge to its authenticity and reliability...

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About Antivirus, Security Awareness, Security Usability...

July 21, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

No matter how many times it's warned against, most Security professionals use themselves and their contemporaries as the basis for what's "right". And as security becomes higher profile with more incidents it really starts looking like instead of having cynical contempt for the users, it's more like plain excuses...

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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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Seventeen Percent of PCs Are Overtly Exposed

June 21, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you are part of the 17% without security software installed, listen up: there are millions of viruses out there that will ravage your PC to death. Some can make your PC completely inoperable, while others allow criminals to control your PC remotely, making it part of a botnet, used for nefarious ends...

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Security?

June 18, 2012 Added by:Lee Munson

People who are in the computer security business are using too many scare tactics. Instead of informing the customer properly they are trying to scare them into using the company’s products. That is never a good thing and it is the reason why we have so much of a backlash going on now...

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New Study Published on Mobile Malware

May 23, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods

Two malware families show that authors have incorporated many sophisticated features to help circumvent detection and frustrate researchers attempting to study the samples, among other things. And their analysis showed that mobile malware is rapidly maturing...

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The Fight Against Spam Might Get a Little Easier

May 11, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Facebook recently announced efforts to stop spammers by creating the Antivirus Marketplace. The service will provide a free six month license to antivirus software. McAfee, Symantec, Sophos and others are teaming with Facebook to offer free antivirus software...

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Busting the Ten Biggest Computer Security Myths

May 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

While some of the myths addressed may seem to be common sense issues, they also represent widespread misconceptions that continue to be pervasive in the information technology world today, so a reminder that these notions are bunk seems in order...

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Symantec Targeted in Source Code Extortion Scheme

May 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Symantec’s internal information security team has analyzed the code that was posted and has determined it is NOT Symantec source code... this is NOT Norton source code that has been posted, this is not a hack of Norton... and this does no pose a threat in any way to Norton products..."

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Your New Best Friend May Not Protect You

May 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Your mobile phone may be your new best friend. Four out of seven people have mobile phones, because a phone really is a great companion that brings us into contact with people, media, music, and finances. But unlike a German Shepherd, your mobile isn’t a security device...

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