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2013-01-23 23:02:39

Responder Pro Software is the de facto industry standard for Windows physical memory acquisition and analysis. It delivers malware analysis, memory analysis, and malware detection on a single integrated platform for enterprise-wide on-line software protection. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Data Devices International, Inc. announces the introduction of HBGary Responder Pro advanced cyber security software to protect on-line memory. It is the de facto industry standard for Windows physical...

2013-01-21 23:03:13

Student fights a computer malware infection and ends up building a better anti-malware tool that is downloaded more than 200 million times in five short years San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Seven years ago, Marcin Kleczynski discovered a stubborn piece of malware on his home computer. It appeared he was just to be another data point in the estimated 40% of U.S. households who have been affected by a computer virus. Ah, not quite. None of the major antiviruses could touch the malware,...

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2012-07-30 21:29:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Software that comes with most Ubisoft PC game titles has been found to put user computers at risk. Google engineer Travis Ormandy identified the DRM Rootkit, which opens the (back) door to hackers looking to get into a computer, DailyTech reports. The risky code comes with installation of Ubisoft's secured Uplay service. Uplay is a Web-based gateway to games, and the publisher uses the service to authenticate the company's software,...

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2011-08-24 10:27:02

  Computer security software maker McAfee said Tuesday that the amount of malicious software targeted at Android devices rose 76 percent during the second quarter, making Android the most heavily attacked mobile operating system. Additionally, McAfee has identified 12 million unique types of malware during the first half of the year -- a 22 percent increase from a year ago.   “This has been the busiest first half-year in malware history,” said McAfee, a...

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2011-06-30 10:00:00

Security experts said one of the world's stealthiest botnets has infected more than 4.5 million PCs and allows its authors to force keyloggers, adware, and other malicious programs on the compromised systems at any given time. The botnet, known as TDL, was first noticed in 2008 and quickly got the attention of top security experts because of its long list of highly advanced features. The TDL-4 rootkit is virtually undetectable by antivirus programs, and its use of low-level instructions...


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