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2009-01-08 09:01:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its 2008 annual report. Last year PandaLabs detected an average of 35,000 malware samples each day, 22,000 of which were new infections. By the year's end, the total count of malware threats detected by PandaLabs exceeded 15 million. This number surpassed initial projections by over 5 million and resulted in Panda's detection of more...

2008-12-22 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced the availability of its patent-pending USB anti-worm malware protection capabilities. AutoRun worms are one of the fastest spreading new types of malicious software, with over 70 million computers infected in 2008. Even the U.S. Department of Defense computer network was infected in November 2008, prompting a temporary ban of USB flash drives and other removable media....

2008-12-16 07:00:00

PandaLabs Finds P2PShared.U Worm Working its Way onto the Computers of Unsuspecting Diners Looking for a Deal GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a new holiday-themed email scam for infecting computers with the P2PShared.U worm. The email message appears as a special Christmas time offering from McDonald's promising free giveaways and incredible savings. However, when opened,...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced the availability of a guide containing practical tips to help consumers safely do their holiday shopping online. Panda Security's practical guide, which explains the main security threats and how to protect against them, is available for free download here: http://www.pandasecurity.com/emailhtml/Guide_for_secure_Christmas_shopping.pdf More people now look to the...

2008-11-11 15:00:09

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware detection and analysis laboratory, has detected Boface.G, a new worm that uses the Facebook and MySpace social networks to spread. The Boface.G worm posts a link on the infected users' profile or contacts panel of a fake YouTube video. Alternatively, it sends the infected users' contacts a private message with the link. When users...

2008-10-27 09:00:20

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that less than six percent of emails that reached companies in the third quarter of 2008 were legitimate correspondence. Moreover, 1.43 percent of emails contained malware. The data, extracted from a sample of more than 123 million emails and analyzed by TrustLayer Mail (http://www.pandasecurity.com/enterprise/solutions/trustlayer/), the anti-spam managed service...

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2008-10-26 09:35:00

Just one day after Microsoft distributed a rare emergency security patch, hackers have found new ways to exploit the bug.  Security researchers identified a new trojan called Gimmiv on Friday, after a hacker had posted an early sample of code that could be used to take advantage of the flaw on the Internet. Since the bug could be used to create an Internet worm attack, Microsoft issued the patch more than two weeks ahead of its next security update.  In fact, the software...

2008-09-15 09:00:23

PineApp(TM), a global leader in securing networks and email systems, announced that Keller Williams has selected PineApp's Mail-SeCure perimeter security appliance to protect the company and its networks from malicious email and spam attacks. Keller Williams Charlotte provides real estate guidance and services throughout the region of Charlotte, NC. With such a large clientele of potential new home buyers, maintaining streamlined, spam and virus free email operations is critical to success....

2008-09-11 12:00:18

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has detected YTFakeCreator, a program used by cyber-crooks to create fake YouTube pages to infect users with malware. The infection method is as follows: cyber-crooks send an email containing a video with supposedly sensational content (erotic images, death of a celebrity, etc.) and encourage...

2008-09-03 09:00:17

Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today warns that service providers are placing e-mail users at risk by continuing to ignore sophisticated virus propagation techniques. Attackers are moving beyond traditional tactics, such as sending messages with virus executables attached or virus-infected documents, to employing hybrid attacks that combine elements of both spam and viruses. In these attacks, malware authors embed links in informative or advertising...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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