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2009-09-30 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer-savvy consumers are more susceptible than novices to "fake alerts" and rogue security products - bogus malware infection warnings and malicious programs masquerading as legitimate security applications - according to a new survey from Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets. Surveying nearly 1,200 individuals ranging in age and computer proficiency levels, Webroot explored the...

2009-09-22 06:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMOfall 09 -- Webroot(R), a leading Internet security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, will unveil the beta version of its latest consumer security innovation, Webroot(R) Internet Security Complete, today at DEMOfall 09. Webroot Internet Security Complete uses a new, Web-based approach to protecting today's online consumers who use multiple computers and mobile devices to share sensitive personal information in an increasingly...

2009-06-01 07:03:00

Company Recognized for Innovation in Delivering Leading Consumer Security Products BOULDER, Colo., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has received a Best Buy Bravo! Award from consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. Best Buy recognized Webroot with a Bravo! Award for the company's innovation and performance in Best Buy's Subscription Software service. Through the program, customers can purchase...

2008-11-12 09:00:21

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today released its latest research report, "State of Internet Security: Protecting Your Digital Life." The report reveals PC users are storing vast amounts of personal, professional and financial data on their home computers -- and 46 million users lost some, if not all, of their valuable data last year because it was left vulnerable to hardware failure,...

2008-11-11 09:00:18

Webroot, a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the latest release of Webroot(R) Web Security SaaS to further protect organizations around the world from the rapidly increasing amount of Web-borne threats. Web-borne malware increased more than 500 percent last year alone as cybercriminals developed new attack vectors like personal Webmail accounts, social networking sites, trusted websites and other Web 2.0 applications. According to...

2008-10-01 09:00:18

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has detected a new technique being used by hackers to lure PC users to fake blog sites containing malware. "For the first time, hackers are capitalizing on the top news stories from Google Trends Labs, which lists the day's most frequently searched topics, which can include news of the Wall St. bail out or the presidential campaign," said Paul Piccard, director of Threat...

2008-09-18 12:00:00

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has detected a new variant of a rogue antivirus application using strong graphical similarities to Symantec's Norton Antivirus. The rogue antivirus application is distributed through various online download sites and is advertised by the generic name of "AntiVirus Pro" (antiviruspro.exe or setup.exe). According to the Webroot(R) Threat Research Center, many rogue...

2008-08-07 12:00:44

More than 18 million college students will head back to school this fall and nearly every one of them owns a personal computer. Unfortunately, many of these students will learn a number of hard lessons: Data loss and hackers, like midterms, are inescapable. Human error, software corruption, malware infections or theft, will be just a few of the reasons that many students will lose valuable data in the coming semester and underscore the need to protect both computers and content. "There are...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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