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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...

2010-06-29 09:00:00

HERNDON, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The security protecting Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) IronClad(TM) USB drives just got even stronger, thanks to the enhancement of a sophisticated "whitelisting" application from technology firm CoreTrace®. The application protects not only the files and data on each IronClad "PC on a Stick(TM)," it also keeps government and corporate networks protected from a large array of security threats. The whitelisting application, dubbed...

2010-04-29 10:50:00

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- RevenueWire is announcing today the recent addition of the Anti-Spyware giant STOPzilla to its affiliate network. Downloaded by over 20 million users in 65 countries worldwide, STOPzilla eradicates and blocks spyware, adware, pop-up ads, phishing attacks, hijackers, rootkits, trojans, bots, drive-by downloads, rogue programs, messenger service ads, keyloggers, malicious BHOs, dialers, and many more types of malicious software. Key...

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2010-04-17 10:05:00

A rootlet virus is causing some of the updates for Windows XP to not be installed on infected machines. The virus buries itself deep within the Windows Operating system to avoid detection.  Microsoft said it has taken action because similar updates issued in February made machines infected with the Alureon rootlet crash repeatedly. The most recent updates can determine if a system is compromised by the Alureon rootlet and halt installation. Once Alureon is present, it oversees net...

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2010-04-03 07:46:58

Two computer scientists explored how smart phones can be hacked, hijacked and exploited without their owner's knowledge Smart phones are becoming a common part of everyday life. Millions of Americans are using these powerful devices whose impressive capabilities and features rival that of desktop computers from just a few years ago, including new tools that can help simplify everyday tasks such as finding a parking garage or the nearest drycleaner. But suppose you're a criminal who wants to...

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2010-02-22 13:20:00

Computer scientists at Rutgers University have shown how a familiar type of personal computer security threat can now attack new generations of smart mobile phones, with the potential to cause more serious consequences. The researchers, who are presenting their findings at a mobile computing workshop this week in Maryland, demonstrated how such a software attack could cause a smart phone to eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner's travels, or rapidly drain its battery to render the phone...

2009-12-21 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus, the company's free cloud-based antivirus, has earned the "Editors' Choice(TM)" distinction for free antivirus solutions from PCMag.com. PCMag.com security analyst Neil Rubenking, who recently reviewed Panda Cloud Antivirus, writes the following about the product: "It's a very good, very lightweight tool even when measured against the for-pay security antivirus available. And it's the best...

2009-11-23 09:05:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbelt Software today announced that its VIPRE® Enterprise product was named as a gold medal winner of the "2009 Community Choice Awards" in the Best Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Product category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine. "The 2009 Community Choice Awards had a record number of entries this year. Thousands of products were nominated by our audience of IT professionals. Peer-to-peer product and...

2009-11-03 14:11:03

The spread of malicious software, also known as malware or computer viruses, is a growing problem that can lead to crashed computer systems, stolen personal information, and billions of dollars in lost productivity every year. One of the most insidious types of malware is a "rootkit," which can effectively hide the presence of other spyware or viruses from the user "“ allowing third parties to steal information from your computer without your knowledge. But now researchers from North...

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2009-09-29 12:00:00

Microsoft released its free computer security package on Tuesday, BBC News reported. Windows users can now download the software from Microsoft's Security Essentials website, where the free software provides basic protection against viruses, trojans, rootkits, and spyware. The Essentials software is Microsoft's second try at making an own-brand security package. Before the release, a beta version of Microsoft's Security Essentials (MSE) software, codenamed Morro, had been available to users...


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