Blog Posts Tagged with "Symantec"

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2012 Norton Cybercrime Report Presents a Worrisome Scenario

September 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

With 556 million of victims per year, 2 of 3 adults have been victims of online crime in their lifetime, with a total economic loss of 110 Billion and an average cost per victim of $197. The trend demonstrates the need to put in place a massive awareness campaign...

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Symantec Does Not Need Better Operations, It Needs Innovation

August 04, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The company dominates its market and any tweaks to operational efficiencies such as pairing down the product catalog, rationalizing SKUs, normalizing points given to distributors, and optimizing sales, R&D, marketing, and the executive office, will lead to greater profitability and stock performance...

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Symantec: Blackhole Exploit Kit Upgrade Revealed

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The Blackhole JavaScript code on compromised sites now dynamically generates pseudo-random domains, based on the date and other information, and then creates an iframe pointing to the generated domain... The code then creates a hidden iframe, using the previously-generated domain as the source..."

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Symantec: Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit in the Wild

June 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the exploit used in this attack has been referred to as being a zero-day due to reports of it being seen in the wild before the recent Security Bulletin Summary, zero-days are not commonly observed in attacks... this begs the question: will we see more zero-days being used in similar attacks?"

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W32.Flamer Used Spoofed Microsoft Digital Certificates

June 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We have discovered through our analysis that some components of the malware have been signed by certificates that allow software to appear as if it was produced by Microsoft. We identified that an older cryptography algorithm could be exploited and then be used to sign code as if it originated from Microsoft..."

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Symantec Flame Analysis: A Sophisticated and Discreet Threat

May 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The modular nature of this malware suggests that a group of developers have created it with the goal of maintaining the project over a long period of time; very likely along with a different set of individuals using the malware. The architecture... allows the authors to change functionality and behavior"...

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Symantec's Analysis of the ZTE Android Backdoor Vulnerability

May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The worst-case scenario here is an attacker who tricks the user into installing a malicious application that takes advantage of this privilege escalation flaw. Once the application has full access to the device, the attacker can install, delete, monitor, and modify the device..."

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OS X Flashback Botnet Analysis from Symantec

May 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Utilizing less than 2% of the entire botnet the attackers were able to generate $14,000 in three weeks, meaning that if the attackers were able to use the entire botnet, they could potentially have earned millions of dollars a year..."

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Symantec Reverse Engineers OS X Flashback Malware

May 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Symantec researchers reverse engineered components of the Flashback malware that recently infected more than 600,000 Mac systems and reveal that it was designed in part as a highly profitable ad-clicking operation that could be net the Trojan's creators $10,000 per day...

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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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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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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report Summary

May 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"In addition to the 81% surge in attacks, the number of unique malware variants also increased by 41% and the number of Web attacks blocked per day also increased dramatically, by 36%. Greater numbers of more widespread attacks employed advanced techniques..."

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Huawei Symantec: Fear of Chinese Espionage Ends Venture

March 27, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

While I understand the defensive approach, I believe that such behavior could have serious repercussions on the global market. In terms of security, little will change by breaking strategic alliances. Cyber attacks will continue and will increase in frequency and efficiency...

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The Real Reason Symantec Sold its Interest in Huawei Symantec

March 27, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

While the joint venture may be over, remember a lot of Huawei equipment has already been sold to the U.S. government including DOD and NASA through channel partners like MPAK and Dell Force 10 Networks. To make matters worse, no one is testing for backdoors in firmware updates...

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Average Cost of a Data Breach $5.5 Million in 2011

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Insiders continue to pose a serious threat to the security of their organizations. This is particularly true as the increasing adoption of tablets, smart phones and cloud applications in the workplace means that employees are able to access corporate information anywhere..."

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Symantec Identifies New Duqu Trojan Driver Variant

March 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Symantec reports the discovery of a previously unseen driver (mcd9×86.sys) for Duqu that was apparently compiled as recently as February of this year, giving reason to believe the malware is very much alive and kicking...

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