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Antivirus Marketplace On Facebook Gets New Additions
2012-10-17 09:41:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook has added seven new security companies to its Anti-Virus Marketplace, the company announced on Tuesday. Facebook members can now download six-month free trials of security software from avast!, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense and Webroot — along with existing products from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec. The new security partners will also help Facebook build its own security...

Flame Catches Fire Again
2012-10-15 20:56:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. and Israeli governments may have just wanted a way to spy on Iran and break down their nuclear plants when they created and released the Flame malware and Stuxnet worm. Did they also predict that these potent pieces of software were susceptible to being released into the wild and duplicated by those without such patriotic intent? Now, after keeping a diligent eye on the Flame malware in all its variations and...

US Cyber War With Iran Larger Than Suspected
2012-09-17 13:43:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a powerful and targeted form of cyber weaponry known as the Stuxnet Trojan. Then in May, a cyber-surveillance tool called Flame was uncovered and was later called "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed" by researchers at Kaspersky Labs. It was later discovered that US military and intelligence agencies — including the CIA and NSA — had worked...

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2012-08-23 21:24:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Career criminal Willie Sutton never actually said that he robbed banks “because that´s where the money is,” and he actually said, “Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it.” Today´s cyber-criminals don´t create banking malware because they love it; they do it because the malware is aimed at banks and “that´s where the money is.” This week Internet security firm...

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2012-08-22 15:28:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The devil is often in the details, and sometimes those details can provide would-be sleuths with clues. This is certainly the case in the new mystery virus known as “Shamoon,” which was discovered by researchers at Symantec and McAfee last week. Also known as “Disttrack,” the virus is notable in that it contains the string “wiper” in the Windows file directory that its developers used when...

Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

New Middle Eastern Virus discovered
2012-08-09 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new virus has been discovered in the Middle East which may share some roots with the US-built Flame malware which infected Iranian machines earlier this year. According to research firm Kaspersky labs, this new virus can be used to steal system information as well as bring networks to their knees underneath its massive weight. So far, the virus has been found on as many as 2,500 machines, most of which reside in Lebanon....

2012-06-28 23:02:36

Today is the release of the Kaspersky review and breaking down the pro's and cons of the Kaspersky antivirus and Internet security. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The Kaspersky review is about an anti-virus program that is designed to protect from a variety of malware which includes, viruses, spamware, adware, and identity theft. It is constantly scanning the computer, in a way that won´t disrupt ones computer´s processing speed, and it also scans all website visits and...


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