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2013-07-23 08:35:21

Webroot Adds Machine Learning, Content Classification and Active Learning Solutions to RSA FraudAction(SM) Anti-Phishing Services BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, announced a technology partnership with RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), to provide additional real-time phishing detection to RSA FraudAction(SM) Anti-Phishing Service. The combination of Webroot's Real-Time Anti-Phishing...

2013-07-19 23:04:20

In Two Separate Presentations, Bishop Fox Researchers Will Demonstrate the Susceptibility of Building Security Systems and Employee Badging Systems Used by Millions Worldwide Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Later this month, researchers at Bishop Fox (formerly Stach & Liu), one of the industry’s leading enterprise security consultancies, will reveal critical vulnerabilities in many of the world’s most widely-used building security systems and RFID (radio frequency...

2013-07-18 08:34:26

Seasoned Industry Expert to Drive Market Strategy and Brand Expansion for Leading Provider of Spear Phishing Education and Awareness Programs CHANTILLY, Va., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe®, Inc., the leading provider of security behavior management services that improve employees' resilience towards spear phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks, today announced that Allan Carey has joined as Vice President of Marketing. Carey brings more than 13 years of information security...

2013-07-16 23:20:35

Scam artists who use traffic records to rip off people on the rise. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July xx, 2013 – DMV.us.org is launching an anti-scam information drive in order to protect their customers and potential site users, the company said yesterday. “In this economy, scam artists are on the rise,” a DMV.us.org spokesman said. “That's why we decided to create a massive information campaign, to make sure our customers don't become scam victims.”...

2013-07-10 08:35:46

Phone Fingerprint Pioneer Tops Rankings in Aite Group Survey of Top Financial Institutions ATLANTA, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pindrop Security, the pioneer in phone fraud prevention and call center authentication for banks and enterprise call centers, was rated the highest in a recent survey of top financial institutions. The survey results were included in Aite Group's report titled "Look Who's Talking: Financial Institutions' Contact Centers Under Attack." An Aite Group senior...

2013-07-04 23:16:46

Goal is to make sure their customers don't become scam victims. (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July xx, 2013 – CourtRecords.us.org has just launched a new section of their site dedicated to helping their customer fight scam artists, the company said yesterday. “Many people come to our site because they are worried about becoming scam victims,” a CourtRecords.us.org spokesman said. “We field calls about potential scams all the time. So it occurred to us that we...

2013-06-27 23:26:10

With Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and the FBI liberating over 2 million PCs earlier this month from a cyber-crime ring using them as a botnet believed to be responsible for siphoning over $500 million from bank accounts across the globe, there can be no doubt that botnets and organized cyber crime continue to exact a high toll on businesses everywhere. Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, discusses how botnets are created and used, and what steps businesses should take to...

Google Brings Safer Browsing Experiences Through Transparency Reports
2013-06-26 11:16:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In what could be seen as part transparency and part self-promotion, Google will now begin including the number of malicious websites they find with their Transparency Reports. This new section of the report will display how many users receive a safe browsing warning alerting them about a potentially dangerous website. The search company has been looking for malware and phishing sites since 2006 and shares this technology with...

2013-06-20 08:33:36

BEIJING, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serious security vulnerability was recently discovered on the Samsung flagship Galaxy S4 device, which could be leveraged by malicious software to fake arbitrary SMS text messages, which will then be received by or sent from affected phones. This vulnerability was first discovered on June 17 by Qihoo 360(NYSE: QIHU), a leading Internet security company in China. The vulnerability has been promptly reported back to Samsung after the discovery and Samsung...

2013-06-14 23:01:20

In the last few months, UsenetReviewz editors have put a lot of thought into telling their readers about the new Copyright Alert System. They have covered what it is, how it works, how warnings will look, but now are telling their readers they may have missed one small detail. South America (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 “To err is human,” and the editors of UsenetReviewz asked their readers in a post titled, “Scam Alert: Copyright Infringement Scams Surfacing — Here´s...