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2009-12-30 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has published its 2009 Virus Yearbook, examining the most intriguing malicious codes to emerge over the last 12 months. Rather than spotlighting the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused the most infections, PandaLabs has selected those which stood out most for their use of social engineering or visible effects on users' PCs. For this reason, some of the more well-known...

2009-12-16 12:36:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has released its forecast of computer threat trends for 2010. PandaLabs predicts that in 2010, the amount of malware in circulation will continue to grow exponentially as it has in 2009. As anti-malware technologies are able to respond closer to real-time through cloud-based innovations such as Panda's Collective Intelligence, malware creators will respond by generating even...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The latest State of the Internet 2009 report issued today by CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) states that the most notable 2009 online threats were rogue/fake security software, major search engines, social networks and Web 2.0 threats. The report, based on data compiled by CA's Global Security Advisor researchers, compiles trends from the first half of 2009. CA security researchers also offer predictions for the top Internet threats for 2010,...

2009-12-09 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybercriminals are capitalizing on the Christmas holiday in a new Facebook scam that renders users' computers useless, reports PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory. Following the posting of malicious links on Facebook users' walls, the bait directs to a fake embedded video player that poses as a Christmas greeting. When users try to play the video or click on a link on the page, their computers download and install...

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2009-12-08 10:25:00

A yearly security report released Tuesday by technology company Cisco says that banks and online social networks are growing targets for cyber criminals. "Criminals have been taking note of the large crowds in social-networking sites," said Cisco security researcher Scott Olechowski to AFP. "They steal them with various techniques." Strategies used to hack into social-networking sites include grabbing passwords and then utilizing the fact that people only have one password for all their...

2009-12-07 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope®, Inc., the provider of the StealthWatch® System, the Best in NetFlow(TM) Analysis (http://www.lancope.com/news/08052008.aspx) and the leader in flow-based network performance and security monitoring for unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, today announced that StealthWatch provides rapid malware detection and response to increasing worm attacks on enterprise networks seen in the first half of...

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2009-11-23 12:30:04

Security company F-Secure has revealed that a second worm has hit the iPhone that specifically targets people in the Netherlands who are using their iPhones for internet banking with Dutch online bank ING, BBC News reported. The worm redirects the bank's customers to a site with a fake log-in screen for the application. However, only "jail-broken" phones -- a modification that enables the user to run non-Apple approved software on their handset -- are affected by the hack. The phones at risk...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you know if your online activities are secure, or if trouble is lurking around the corner? IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, has brought together its security expert members to evaluate the most substantial threats to personal information, and to advise the public on how to best protect against security compromises online. As part of IEEE's global vision of advancing technology for humanity, IEEE members are...

2009-11-05 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, revealed that Spain, with an alarming 44.49 percent, tops the global ranking of computers that are infected with bots. These programs, once they have infected a computer, allow hackers to take remote control of the system and carry out a series of actions including sending spam and downloading viruses, worms and...

2009-11-02 08:30:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security and connectivity solutions, today announced that it is teaming with AVG Technologies, a global leader of consumer and commercial internet security software and technology, to provide WatchGuard unified threat management (UTM) customers with comprehensive and cutting-edge anti-virus protection. "Viruses and other forms of malware are among the leading causes of lost...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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