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2009-08-17 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ --For smartphone users, losing a phone or contact information and personal data is more alarming to them than Web threat infections or phishing schemes, according to a recent Trend Micro survey of over 1,000 smartphone and iPhone owners 18 years and older. In fact, 44 percent of respondents feel that surfing the Internet on their smartphone (which may not be equipped with security software) is just as safe, if not safer, as surfing on their PC....

2009-08-03 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- TrendWatch (trendmicro.com/us/trendwatch/index.html), Trend Micro's online threat resource center, is revamped and refreshed with even more free tools, information, news and advisories, and resources for customers and partners to better educate themselves about the latest online threats and attacks - all consolidated in one, easy-to-navigate location. Free Cloud-Ready Security Software Plus Free Web Site Security Tool Both free tools are...

2009-07-07 12:33:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprises that have invested time, money and resources into implementing top-tier security products for their organizations were confronted with reality when they took advantage of the Trend Micro security threat assessment - a risk-free, 2-week security assessment that allows Trend Micro to monitor an enterprise's security environment and help them discover how, why and where security threats happen. Not as Secure as They Think Enterprises that...

2009-06-29 10:30:00

In its first Focus Report, Trend Micro examines the growth of data-stealing malware, its characteristics and its roots in the underground cyber crime economy. CUPERTINO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- While the term "data-stealing malware" is a relatively new one, its sole purpose for existence is a familiar story: To steal proprietary information such as online banking credentials, credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, and more from compromised networks and PCs in order...

2009-06-17 07:09:00

SAN JOSE, California, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research a trading network and botnet, where compromised PCs are bought and sold for profit. In the second issue of its "Cybercrime Intelligence Report" of 2009, Finjan shows the operations of the Golden Cash network consisting of an entire...

2009-05-27 07:00:00

Walsh to Expand eSoft's Technology and Innovation Leadership BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- eSoft, Inc., a leader in secure web filtering, announced today the appointment of Patrick Walsh to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Walsh has previously held product management, marketing and threat prevention team positions during his tenure with eSoft. "Patrick's promotion to CTO is well deserved and recognizes Patrick's outstanding knowledge, expertise and contributions in...

2009-05-19 09:30:00

Free identity-theft prevention tips, tools and new Web site security widget from Trend Micro - now available to everyone. CUPERTINO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Between 2007 and 2008, over 80 percent of data breaches were electronic; identity theft - both online and off - affected 10 million new victims in the United States last year alone and cost the average consumer nearly $500. The problem is not endemic to consumers alone - cybercriminals looking for a larger payload are targeting...

2009-04-22 09:00:00

Trend Micro's powerful, easy-to-use security is now available for the Mac. CUPERTINO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to deliver on the promise of 'ubiquitous security' for consumers, Trend Micro announces the availability of a new product to help Mac users safely surf the Web with any browser, confidently click on links in emails and IM messages, and stay protected against Internet crime. "Internet users need online protection regardless of the OS platform," said Carol...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

SAN JOSE, California, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research one of the rogueware affiliate networks, where members make $10,800 a day. In the first issue of its Cybercrime Intelligence Report for 2009, Finjan shows how the rogueware was distributed using search engine optimization (SEO)...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

Malware exploits moved at unprecedented speed and volume this past year but 2009 may bring increasing cooperation among security vendors and law enforcement agencies to bring down criminal enterprises, according to the annual Trend Micro Threat Roundup & 2009 Forecast. CUPERTINO, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While malware authors have always moved quickly - releasing code as soon as an exploit is discovered - Trend Micro threat researchers witnessed faster-than-ever malware exploits...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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