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2010-05-27 07:47:00

FAIRFAX, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman, a leading provider of proactive security solutions from single desktops to complex corporate and government networks, today announced the general release of Norman Security Suite PRO Version 8 for Valued Added Resellers and Managed Service Providers serving the U.S. market. One of many new capabilities includes the ability to detect and prevent installation of rogue antivirus programs currently plaguing PC users of the Internet. Today, millions...

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2010-04-28 06:35:00

Email messages notifying Apple iPad users of a new iTunes software update are fake, and can actually open up a remote access point for cyber criminals when downloaded, according to a warning from Romanian-based security firm BitDefender. However, the Windows PCs of iPad users are the devices being targeted, not the iPads themselves, according to Claudine Beaumont, Technology Editor for the UK paper The Telegraph. The emails are received via PC, and according to what BitDefender told the AFP...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

MEDINA, Ohio, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Command, Inc., a leading provider of antivirus, antispyware and Internet threat protection solutions for schools, businesses and enterprises, announced today that Vexira Antivirus was awarded the Virus Bulletin's VB100 award in April, 2010. The Virus Bulletin is one of the foremost antivirus testing and certification organizations in the world and is highly regarded within the antivirus industry. In order to display the VB100 logo, an...

2009-12-02 14:00:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced that its VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware product has received the VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the highly-respected independent comparative testing group, in the December 2009 issue of its online publication. The test was conducted on the Windows 7 platform and Sunbelt Software, in its first-ever entry into this prestigious test, successfully detected all "in the...

2008-10-30 09:00:17

The worldwide financial crisis sparked an increase in spam production following the initial mid-September collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank, Bank of America and AIG, according to BitDefender(R) researchers. As the world's stock markets crashed, spammers attempted to lure recipients by promoting services that claimed to eliminate or leverage debts, mortgages, and other fiscal or loan obligations. For example, a large spam wave targeting U.S. residents advertised the services of a company that...

2008-10-16 09:15:00

BitDefender(R) researchers have detected an IM-based spam wave automatically sent to accounts which promises a "hot date" if the Facebook's users access the typosquatted link, as depicted below. The fake Web site, which reproduces the genuine Facebook site extremely well, collects the log-in credentials using a php script. Users should pay extremely close attention to details, such as Web sites names and avoid following links received in e-mail or IM spam. Failing to do so might result in...

2008-10-09 12:00:18

BitDefender(R), an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced the launch of a new blog for Unix users. The blog, http://unices.bitdefender.com/, was created by the BitDefender Linux team in an effort to create an interactive forum for BitDefender's Unix-based customers. The Unix blog will mainly focus on technical content related to BitDefender Unix products, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba. The blog...

2008-10-06 09:00:20

BitDefender(R) researchers have detected a new wave of spam messages that use a mix of "read receipts" and "unsubscribe" links to trick users into verifying the targeted e-mail addresses are valid and active. The spam campaign advertises medication for sex life improvement, such as male enhancement drugs, and when the user clicks the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link, it verifies for the spammer the e-mail address is valid and active, allowing the user to receive additional spam. The "read...

2008-09-03 09:00:17

BitDefender Internet Security 2008 was ranked first among software security suites by a leading consumer magazine in a report comparing security software that appeared in the publication's September issue. The rankings -- determined after rigorous testing conducted by the publication and an independent testing company -- were based upon each product's ability to properly detect e-threats as well as overall performance and features. BitDefender Internet Security 2008 is designed for users...

2008-08-29 12:00:47

BitDefender researchers have identified a new large spam wave featuring abusive use of overnight shipping company names to deceive users into downloading extremely dangerous malware. The e-mail spam informs customers that the delivery company was not able to deliver a specific package sent one month ago. The message also asks the recipients to download and print the attached invoice in order to retrieve the package. However, the attached archive does not hold the alleged invoice, but an...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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