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2010-07-07 05:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman, a leading global security innovator serving single consumer desktops to complex corporate and government networks, today issued a report detailing top security Internet threat trends for 2010. "Cyber criminals are putting increasing emphasis on using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as effective 'spread mechanisms' for malicious software," said Arvid Gomez, Norman vice president, OEM and Technology. "In the past, they put nearly...

2010-03-03 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE 2010 -- According to IT security firms Panda Security and Defence Intelligence, the Mariposa botnet, a massive network of infected computers designed to steal sensitive information, has been shutdown and three suspected criminals accused of operating the botnet have been arrested by Spanish law enforcement. Mariposa stole account information for social media sites and other online email services, usernames and passwords, banking...

2010-01-05 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has published its Annual Malware Report, which reviews the major incidents and events concerning IT security in 2009. The outstanding trend of the last 12 months has been the prolific production of new malware: 25 million new strains were created in just one year, compared to a combined total of 15 million throughout the rest of Panda Security's 20-year history. The report is available...

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...

2009-12-09 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,...

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2009-11-02 09:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the seventh volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv7), which indicates that worm infections in the enterprise rose by nearly 100 percent during the first half of 2009 over the preceding six months. Rogue security software remains a major threat to customers; however, 20 percent fewer customers were affected by rogue infections during the past six months. In addition, the Zlob family of...

2009-09-09 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has issued a ranking of the most dangerous threats to home and business users of the last 20 years. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the company, experts from PandaLabs wanted to research the most insidious malware threats that have surfaced in the past two decades. More information on Panda's milestone...

2009-08-27 06:41:39

A powerful global software problem still mystifies top security experts eager to do away with it and trace its origins and purpose, observers say. The program is known as Conficker and it reportedly has exposed serious weaknesses as it used flaws in Windows to create a virtual, shadowy computer system in more than 200 countries, The New York Times reports. These so-called zombie programs, said to be numbering more than 5 million, can be commanded remotely by its authors and appear to...

2009-08-04 18:57:05

The Conficker botnet, released as an April Fools' joke, seems to still be around, a U.S. computer security officer said. ABC News reported more than 5.5 million computers remain infected by the convincingly written rogue computer code that contained a vague threat April 1. Most of the infestations are in Vietnam, China and Brazil. The gang behind Conficker are no fools. They know coding, development cycles, crypto. They are clever and are watching us, their enemy in the security industry,...

2009-06-29 08:30:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Faronics is proud to announce that a new version of Deep Freeze is now available --just in time to showcase to attendees of NECC 2009 and to mark the 10th birthday of Deep Freeze! Over the years Faronics' flagship system consistency software has gained a number of innovative features that have enhanced the bulletproof reboot-to-restore protection it has offered since day one. Ten years later, Deep Freeze is deployed on eight million computers and...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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