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2011-03-24 14:53:12

Researchers exploring human metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new tool for understanding obesity and finding future treatments for diseases associated with obesity. As described in a paper published this month in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, the UCSF team took armies of microscopic worms called C.elegans and exposed them to thousands of different chemical...

2011-03-03 12:22:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that during the month of February, data gathered by Panda ActiveScan, the company's free online scanner, found that only 39 percent of computers scanned in February were infected with malware, compared to 50 percent last month. Trojans were found to be the most prolific malware threat, responsible for 61 percent of all cases, followed by traditional viruses and worms which caused 11.59...

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2011-02-15 12:52:40

Security researchers have found that a powerful Internet worm repeatedly targeted five industrial facilities in Iran over 10 months. Stuxnet was the first-known virus specifically designed to target real-world infrastructure, such as power stations. Security firm Symantec revealed how waves of new variants were launched at Iranian industrial facilities. Some versions struck their targets within 12 hours of being written. "We are trying to do some epidemiology," Orla Cox of Symantec told...

2011-02-09 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, announced findings today based on data from scans completed by Panda ActiveScan, the free online scanner offered by Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company. In the month of January, PandaLabs found 43 percent of US computers scanned were infected with malware, compared to 50 percent of total global users scanned. Trojans were found to be the most prolific malware threat, responsible for 58...

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2011-01-26 08:45:00

A team of cybersecurity experts were able to prevent the Conficker computer worm from activating, but the malware program remains on millions of computers worldwide, according to a document released on Monday. The Conficker Working Group (CWG), a task force featuring representatives from AOL, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, VeriSign, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), was forced in late 2008 to combat the self-replicating virus. The Conficker worm allowed...

2011-01-14 08:30:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard Technologies Highlights / News Facts: WatchGuard Technologies' security analysts provide their 2011 security predictions: 10) "APT" Becomes Security Acronym of the Year - Heard of "APTs" (advanced persistent threats) yet? You will in 2011. Although there is no single, standard definition, APTs have these things in common: They apply the most advanced attack, infection, and malware propagation techniques known. APTs are designed to...

2011-01-12 11:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every month hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting computer users are faced by the inconveniences, complications and data loss that can come with Trojan horses, worms and email viruses. But before you can protect yourself--and your system--against them, you must first understand what they are. Computer Virus Information A virus is a computer program that distributes copies of itself, even without permission or knowledge of the user. The three...

2010-12-20 14:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, is closing the year with a look at some of the unique and noteworthy viruses that have appeared over the last twelve months. The list of viruses is vast and varied, since in 2010, PandaLabs received more than 20 million new strains of malware. This compilation does not contain the most prolific threats or those that caused the most infections, but is simply some of the viruses that caught...

2010-12-02 13:49:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today announced that cyber-criminals are exploiting Twitter to spread malware using festive-themed messages. Using methods akin to Black Hat SEO techniques, hackers are taking advantage of trending topics to position malware distribution campaigns. As the holiday period has begun, topics such as "Advent calendar," "Hanukkah" or even "Grinch," are among the most popular subjects used by hackers...

2010-11-24 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, reported today that one-third of all malware in existence was created in the first 10 months of 2010. The average number of malware threats created every day, including new malware and variants of existing families, has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 - a rate increase of 14.5 percent. The research lab also revealed that the average lifespan of 54 percent of malware has been...


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