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2014-09-08 08:36:29

Groundswell of Industry Collaboration Underscores Concerted Effort to Help Enterprises Combat Advanced Cyber Threats SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), both original co-founders of the industry's first cyber threat alliance (see press release issued May 30, 2014), today announced that two new security industry leaders, McAfee and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), have joined the alliance as co-founders....

2014-05-15 12:42:28

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Mobile Security (mSecurity) Market 2013-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/mobile_markets/global_mobile_security_msecurity_market.html Report DetailsIn recent years, there has been a fundamental transformation of the mobile ecosystem. Evolving technologies are constantly presenting new opportunities for applications. Smartphones, tablets, portable gaming consoles, digital media...

2013-01-11 05:00:36

A recent report released by McAfee Labs warns that hackers may attack dozens of banks in the United States early next year. Utica College is preparing students for the front lines of the war against these kinds of attacks through its online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in cybersecurity. Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 A recent report released by McAfee Labs warns that hackers may attack dozens of banks in the United States early next year. This real and accelerating threat...

Malware Attacks At Four Year High
2012-09-05 11:52:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware attacks have skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four years, according to a second-quarter Threat Report by security software maker McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel. The firm said it had found more than 8 million new kinds of malware during the second quarter, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. There are now more than 90 million unique strands of malware in existence, including new threats like mobile...

2010-09-10 10:45:00

A virus disguised as a PDF or WMV document started running rampant throughout the U.S. on Thursday, and ABC/Disney, NASA, Google, Coca-Cola, AIG, Comcast, Proctor and Gamble, and Wells Fargo are among its victims, according to BBC News and TheWrap.com reports. The W32/VBMania@MM or "Here You Have"¦" Virus - as investigators at McAfee Labs have dubbed it because of one of the most common email subject lines used to spread the worm - is contained in an executable disguised as a link to a...

2010-08-20 07:38:29

McAfee's list of the most dangerous online celebrities, include Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts in the top spots, according to the computer security firm on Thursday.Diaz took the top spot just ahead of box office superstar Julia Roberts when it came to cyber criminals using their names to lure Internet users to fake websites infected with dangerous malicious software.The "Most Dangerous Celebrities" list also included sexy supermodels in high-ranking positions.US President Barack Obama and...

2009-12-31 05:55:00

According to Web security company McAfee Labs, social networking sites will face an increase in complex and sophisticated hacks in 2010. With the fear of new attacks on the rise, law enforcement is expected to up its game on cyber crime as well. The increased use of applications found on Facebook and other services allows cyber criminals an easy way to attack users. They "will take advantage of friends trusting friends to click links they might otherwise treat cautiously," McAfee said....

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.