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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....

2008-12-18 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey Inc., maker of the world's most secure flash drives, today announced a new level of flash drive usage control that allows IT administrators to remotely restrict IronKey devices from being used on untrusted networks. This release follows the recent announcement of the IronKey Anti-Malware Initiative, a comprehensive program to protect portable and mobile media from viruses, worms, Trojans, botnets, crimeware and other malware threats....

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2008-10-31 17:15:00

A virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created" was responsible for the theft of around 500,000 online bank accounts and credit and debit cards, the RSA said. The RSA, which helps to secure networks in Fortune 500 companies, said the Sinowal Trojan virus has infected computers all over the planet. The virus compromised over 2000 domains globally, according to Sean Brady of RSA's security division. "This is a serious incident on a very noticeable scale and we...

2008-10-16 12:00:10

F-Secure's quarterly security wrap-up report highlights the challenge of bringing cyber criminals to justice by examining several high profile cases which have recently been in the news. Jeremy Jaynes, a prolific spammer in the United States, has had his conviction overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court following a ruling that the state Anti-Spam Law violated the First Amendment to the Constitution concerning the right to free and anonymous speech. In New Zealand, a teenage author of...

2008-10-15 12:00:16

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and Carnegie Mellon University's Supporting Trust Decisions Project have established a phishing page redirect initiative that protects global online consumers who have been tricked into clicking links in scam emails by delivering them to Web pages that instruct them on the dangers of phishing - and how to avoid them. The program was announced today at the APWG conference in Atlanta. The AWPG/Carnegie Mellon Phishing Education Landing Page program...

2008-10-14 09:00:20

Mi5 Networks WHO: Doug Camplejohn, founder and CEO of Mi5 Networks. Mr. Camplejohn is an expert on Web security as well as Internet and datacenter technologies. Mi5 Networks was named an "Innovator of the Year" by SC Magazine in 2007. This is Mr. Camplejohn's second venture. His first company, digital music locker service MyPlay, was acquired by Bertelsmann in 2001. WHAT: The Tepper School of Business invited Mr. Camplejohn to present on a special faculty/alumni seminar panel entitled...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced its membership in the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), an industry association focused on eliminating online identity theft and fraud. The Planet is a corporate-level member of the APWG, joining more than 1,800 businesses and agencies worldwide in combating the growing problem of phishing, e-mail spoofing and crimeware. The organization facilitates several working groups dedicated to these issues, with focused subjects...

2008-09-16 09:00:25

Technology Appliances today announced its relationship with Mi5 Networks of Sunnyvale, California. Technology Appliances will resell the Mi5 Webgate platform (http://www.technologyappliances.com/mi5_overview.php) to assist its clients in defending their networks, preventing access to unauthorized websites and securing the enterprise against all forms of malware. "The Mi5 Solution does the job of a multitude of security products from an affordable network-based appliance. Our clients...

2008-09-16 09:00:24

Mi5 Networks today announced that it was positioned by Gartner Inc. in the visionaries quadrant of the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Magic Quadrant report for 2008. Mi5 Webgate appliances combine URL Filtering, Web Anti-Malware (spyware, virus and botnet protection), and Application Control, on a highly scalable multi-protocol platform. Gartner estimates "the total (SWG) composite market exceeded $1 billion in 2007 and was growing at a rate of 44% year over year. Dedicated SWG vendors are the...

2008-08-20 09:00:44

Mi5 Networks, the web security gateway company, today announced that it has been named a Top 10 Technology Startup by InformationWeek magazine. The company was selected by InformationWeek readers, with more than 1,000 votes cast. Mi5 will present to a panel of CIO judges at the InformationWeek 500 Conference on September 16 in Monarch Beach, California. "Being selected to present to the CIO audience at the InformationWeek 500 Conference is both a privilege and powerful validation that Mi5...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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