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Malware Vulnerabilities Found In Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine
2014-06-18 14:58:52

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday Microsoft confirmed that there was a vulnerability located in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which makes up of the core of several Microsoft security programs for desktops and servers, including Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender....

2014-06-12 16:28:54

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDrive Inc., leading online backup and cloud storage provider, today announced IDrive Rewind as part of its service offering. Rewind is geared toward users who want to protect their data from possible future Crypto Virus attacks, as well as those who have previously been affected by ransomware - in which data is encrypted by a third party and held for ransom. In the past year, rises in Crypto Viruses have affected hundreds of thousands of...

2014-06-03 23:18:03

Brisbane IT company, ComputerZen, has urged families in the Queensland capital to review and improve their computers’ and internet security measures. The advice comes in the wake of the Australian Federal Police issuing cautions to several young people whose online activity was flagged as being ‘suspicious’. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Over the last twelve months, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as well as state police have made arrests and issued...

2014-05-30 23:08:30

Trojans were responsible for four out of five infections worldwide; First three months of the year witnessed some of the biggest data thefts since creation of the Internet. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the latest findings of the PandaLabs Quarterly Report for Q1 2014. The main conclusions of the study include the fact that malware creation has broken all records during this period, with 15+ million new samples overall, and more...

Adware Being Seen More Often On Mac Computers
2014-05-16 11:02:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malware makers may be many things – but stupid isn't one of them. Those who have created adware and spyware know that you need to go where the masses are. That used to be the PC, which is why Windows was for so long a prime target for adware. While the folks at Apple won't have reason to celebrate, there are reports that more and more OS X users on the Mac platform are falling victim to adware and spyware infections. It is still less...

2014-05-09 08:29:04

BEIJING, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Windows XP has been "retired" for a month since Microsoft ended support of the operating system on April 8(th) 2014. The World Authoritative Testing Institute (AV-TEST) recently examined ten anti-virus software solutions to measure their protection capabilities against efforts to exploit Windows XP security vulnerabilities. During the test, Qihoo 360 Internet Security 9 blocked 100% of attacks (54 out of 54)....

2014-05-06 23:07:19

The Crypto Malware Evolution Moves on Full Speed Ahead with New Variant - Adding a Third Cyber Gang Effort to Rake in High Stakes Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Security Awareness Training expert KnowBe4 issued a warning of a third criminal ransomware gang ramping up their attacks. The malware is called CryptorBit, (also known as HowDecrypt), and follows a very similar attack process as CryptoLocker and CryptoDefense, but the malware corrupts the first 512 or 1024 bytes of -any- data...

2014-04-24 23:05:20

Latest OPSWAT market share reports includes a brand new section on advanced threats, as well as sections on cloud-based backup and peer-to-peer application market share. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 OPSWAT today announced the release of their quarterly market share report, which includes a new advanced threat detection section and leaders in the backup and peer-to-peer application market worldwide. The innovative advanced threats section includes in-depth analysis of the...

Google Issues Refunds For Fake Anti-Virus App
2014-04-23 06:50:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google is refunding users who were fooled into purchasing a non-functional anti-virus app through their Play Store. The $3.99 Virus Shield app quickly rose to the top ranking in Google’s Play Store, reportedly reaching as many as 30,000 downloads before the news site Android Police examined the code and discovered the app lacked any anti-virus capabilities. Google, which does not proactively review apps before they appear on...

2014-04-10 23:27:15

Avoid becoming a corporate victim of a cybersecurity breach. Horizon DataSys' enhanced RollBack Rx software now more effectively compliments traditional internet security solutions with an instant recovery capability that allows IT professionals to recover from all sorts of software corruption. Blaine, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Horizon DataSys, the premier developer of PC instant recovery solutions, announces that its RollBack Rx greatly enhances and compliments firewall, antivirus,...


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